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Zorua (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zorua (disambiguation).
Zorua
ゾロア Zorua
#570
570Zorua.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dark Unknown
Category
Tricky Fox Pokémon
Ability
Illusion
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#076 #151
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
27.6 lbs.
Imperial
12.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F570.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Field group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 66 Battle Exp.: 661*

Zorua (Japanese: ゾロア Zorua) is a Dark-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Zoroark starting at level 30.

Both it and Zoroark were the first Generation V Pokémon to be revealed to the public on February 10, 2010.

Biology

Physiology

Zorua is a fox-like Pokémon, mainly slate-gray in coloration with red and black accents on its head and feet. Zorua's ears are triangular with dark insides, and it has a large, whorled scruff of fur on its head, tipped with red coloration. Its eyes appear to possess no pupils, and its eyelids and circular "eyebrow" markings are red. Zorua possesses a ruff of black fur around its neck, and limbs tipped with red. Its tail is bushy, and when it opens its mouth small fangs can be seen developing.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Zorua turning into Pikachu.

Zorua are capable of changing their physical appearance. Unlike the transformations that are caused by the move Transform, this transformation is merely an illusion, allowing Zorua to keep its own type and moves. As evident in its movie debut, whenever a Zorua takes on a human form, its tail still remains, but when its tail is touched or grabbed, the Zorua reverts back to its true form instantly. Zorua, along with its evolution, are the only Pokémon capable of learning Night Daze.

Behavior

Zorua takes on the appearance of other Pokémon to frighten off enemies. Sometimes it will take the form of a silent child. It keeps its true form hidden to ensure its safety. As shown in its movie debut, Zorua are mischievous and will sometimes laugh at the enemies they confuse when they take on their appearance. They will also laugh after they are forced back into their true forms, snickering at the harmless mischief they caused. Zorua will sometimes laugh at its enemies, even when it is in a dangerous situation.

Habitat

Zorua and its evolved form live in forests and may not be native to the Unova region, where they were introduced. However, one particular Zorua resides in Castelia City and is waiting for a certain friend to show up.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Zorua in the anime

Major appearances

Zorua (M13)

Zorua debuted in the thirteenth Pokémon movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions, where it was used by the antagonist, Grings Kodai, to blackmail its foster mother Zoroark into attacking Crown City. It escaped and met Ash and his friends, before befriending Celebi. Zorua and Celebi were captured by Kodai, but were able to defeat him with help from Zoroark and the three Shiny legendary beasts serving as Crown City's guardians.

Luke's Zorua

A female Zorua under the ownership of Luke made its anime debut in Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, when she refuses to play multiple roles in her Trainer's film. After reconciling with Luke, the Zorua took part in the film as the princess who is kidnapped. She is literally kidnapped later on by Team Rocket and rescued by Cilan and Ash. This same Zorua reappeared with her Trainer in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! through Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome! and again in An Epic Defense Force!.

Minor appearances

A photo of a Zorua appeared in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW038 Zorua Ash's Pokédex Zorua, the Tricky Fox Pokémon. Zorua hides its true form by changing its shape into people and Pokémon, and loves to surprise people.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Zorua in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Zorua appeared in Castelia City where it fought Black's Tep, teasing it throughout the entire battle before escaping. The same Zorua later appears to wreak havoc on the Driftveil Drawbridge. Later, it is revealed that this Zorua works alongside N.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Hariru has a Zorua, which evolved into Zoroark, in which he can use it as a Burst form.

In the TCG

Main article: Zorua (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black It changes into the forms of others to surprise them. Apparently, it often transforms into a silent child.
White To protect themselves from danger, they hide their true identities by transforming into people and Pokémon.
Black 2 It changes so it looks just like its foe, tricks it, and then uses that opportunity to flee.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Event Castelia City (requires fateful encounter Celebi)
Black 2 White 2
One Gift from Rood in Driftveil City
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Icy Underpass, Glacier Palace, Magnagate dungeons, Dreaming Island
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Trailhead Field

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 330   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
099 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1313 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1717 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2121 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2525 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2929 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
3333 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3737 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4141 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4545 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
4949 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
5353 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
5757 Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Zorua obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zorua
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zorua
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zorua
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zorua

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingVulpixNinetalesMeowth
PersianStantlerSkittyDelcattyGlameowPurugly
PurrloinLiepardMinccinoCinccino
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
LucarioWeavile Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
ZangooseAbsolLucarioPatratWatchogMienfoo
Mienshao
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
VulpixNinetalesNuzleafShiftry Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 30
StunkySkuntank Memento Dark Status 100% 10
PurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zorua in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Zorua in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zorua
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zorua

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Zorua can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zorua cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zorua
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zorua

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2570.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He traveled with Zoroark. He likes Zoroark very much. The two have settled in the Arbor Area.
PCP570.png HP: Move: Foul Play
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Illusion
Defense: Ability 2: Melee
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Disgust
Evolves into Zoroark when Attack reaches 90
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Kotarō

Evolution

Zorua
Unevolved
Zorua
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Zoroark
First evolution
Zoroark
 Dark 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 570.png Spr 5b 570.png Spr b 5b 570.png
Spr 5b 570 s.png Spr 5b 570 s.png Spr b 5b 570 s.png
Zorua For other sprites and images, please see Zorua images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Zorua was first revealed with its evolved form, Zoroark, in the March 2010 issue of CoroCoro.
  • Zorua and Zoroark are the only two non-legendary Pokémon to be event-exclusive, discounting Rotom's alternate forms in Platinum, and Phione, whose legendary status is disputed.

Origin

Zorua is likely based on a fox cub, with facial markings resembling Kabuki or Noh theatre makeup. The concept of a Zorua still having its tail while in human form, is similar to the Japanese folklore of the Kitsune, a shape-shifting fox who, in some stories, has difficulty of hiding its tail when it takes on human forms. Zorua may also be based on ninjas due to its special ability to use and fight with illusions, which can be considered a genjutsu (illusion technique).

Name origin

Zorua may be a combinaition of zorro (Spanish for fox) and rua (Irish for red, possibly referring to its red fur; madra rua is Irish for fox).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゾロア Zorua From zorro
France Flag.png French Zorua Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zorua Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Zorua Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Zorua Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 조로아 Joroa Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links

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