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Zoroark (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zoroark (disambiguation).
Zoroark
Illusion Fox Pokémon
ゾロアーク
Zoroark
#571
Zoroark

Zoroark

Zoroark

Zoroark
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Illusion Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Zoroark

Mega Zoroark Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
178.8 lbs. 81.1 kg
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Mega Stone
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
#571
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#077/#152
Unova
Mountain
#125
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F571.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Zoroark (Japanese: ゾロアーク Zoroark) is a Dark-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Zorua starting at level 30.

Both it and Zorua were the first Generation V Pokémon to be revealed to the public on February 10, 2010. Zoroark initially debuted as a silhouette before being revealed in full.

Biology

Zoroark is a bipedal, gray-brown, fox-like Pokémon with crimson and black accents. It has a pointed snout and ears with red insides. It also has some red rimming its eyes and mouth. It has a large, red, voluminous mane with black tips, which somewhat resembles a ponytail, as a teal bangle down its length separates a mass of the mane from the lower portion. It has a black ruff on its upper body, pointed at the shoulders from which its arms extend. Its upper arms are thin, whereas its lower arms, while still slim, are bulkier. The arms have spiky extensions of fur at the elbows, and it has red claws on its hands and feet. Zoroark's eyes are red-rimmed with light blue irises.

Zoroark can create illusions that are indistinguishable from reality, deluding many people simultaneously. It can even create illusory landscapes in the forests where it dwells, to hide its territory and protect its den. However, Zoroark is incapable of physically changing itself into another form; it is merely capable of casting illusions. When a Zoroark takes the form of a human, it is capable of human speech. It can make convincing illusions of attacks, and these illusions are extremely realistic, enough to fool even cameras and make one believe they're being physically affected, though the illusion does not have any direct physical effect. Zoroark, along with its pre-evolution Zorua, are the only Pokémon capable of learning Night Daze.

Zoroark lives in groups, where unity is strong. It is extremely protective of those it cares about and will go to any lengths to keep them safe, including risking its own life, and it can hold grudges on those who harm its loved ones. Zoroark will hide its Zorua young in its mane to protect them and carry them around. There are stories that say Zoroark punishes those who attempt to catch it by trapping them in an illusion.

In the anime

Zoroark in the anime

Major appearances

Zoroark (M13)

Zoroark has a central role in the 13th Pokémon movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions. She is blackmailed by Grings Kodai to attack Crown City under the guises of Suicune, Entei, and Raikou in exchange for Zorua's safety, unaware of the fact that Zorua managed to escape.

Other

Zoroark made its TV debut in The Island of Illusions!. It inhabited Grand Spectrala Islet and used its illusion abilities to create Giant Pokémon in order to protect the other Pokémon on the island from poachers. Decades earlier, it was a Zorua that a Nurse Joy once cared for, later evolving once Nurse Joy left the island.

In the manga

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Zoroark in Pokémon RéBURST.

Hariru has a Zoroark, which was evolved from Zorua. He can use it as a Burst form.

In the TCG

Main article: Zoroark (TCG)

Game data

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 Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
White Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Black 2 Stories say those who tried to catch Zoroark were trapped in an illusion and punished.
White 2
Generation VI
X Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Y Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Lostlorn Forest (requires Shiny fateful encounter Entei, Raikou, or Suicune)
Evolve Zorua (requires fateful encounter Celebi)
Black 2 White 2
Evolve N's Zorua
Generation VI
X Y
Route 20 and Pokémon Village

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace - Western Spire, Magnagate dungeons, Dreamy Island, Cape at the Edge,
Silent Tundra, Moonlit Forest (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Trailhead Field (post-ending)
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Zorua

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Pokémon Smash! Zoroark Japanese Japan 50 January 16 to February 6, 2011
BW Pokémon Smash! Zoroark Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
50 February 15 to March 14, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark English Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark French Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark German Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark Italian Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark Spanish Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Station Zoroark Korean South Korea 50 June 26 to August 28, 2011
BW Zoroark Month Zoroark English Australia and North America 50 September 16 to October 16, 2011
BW Zoroark Month Zoroark French Australia and North America 50 September 16 to October 16, 2011

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total: 510   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 VI, 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×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
00Start Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
00Start U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
00Start Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
055 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
099 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
1313 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1717 Feint 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
3030 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3434 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3939 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4444 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4949 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
5454 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
5959 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
6464 Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Zoroark obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantler
SkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
SkittySpinda Copycat Normal Status —% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Weavile Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
ZangooseAbsolLucarioPatratWatchogMienfoo
Mienshao
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
VulpixNuzleaf Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
StunkySkuntank Memento Dark Status 100% 10
SneaselWeavilePurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zoroark in Generation VI
  • 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 Zoroark in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Zoroark can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zoroark cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
570 Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

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
PP2571.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is originally from the Tech Area. She had something on her mind and was traveling in PokéPark to find a place to live.
PCP571.png HP: ★★ Move: Night Daze
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Illusion
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Pride
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Shadow Dash
Evolves from Zorua when its Attack is 90 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Kotarō

Evolution

570Zorua.png
Unevolved
Zorua
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 30
571Zoroark.png
First evolution
Zoroark
 Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 571.png Spr b 5b 571.png Spr 5b 571.png Spr b 5b 571.png
Spr 5b 571 s.png Spr b 5b 571 s.png Spr 5b2 571 s.png Spr b 5b 571 s.png
Front Back Front Back
571MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Zoroark images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Zoroark's silhouette on Pokémon Sunday
  • Zoroark was first revealed by Junichi Masuda as a silhouette in the February 7, 2010 edition of Pokémon Sunday. Its full image was later revealed in the March 2010 issue of CoroCoro, alongside its pre-evolution, Zorua.
  • Due to its debut before Generation V in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, it can be seen as a parallel to Lucario, which debuted in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, prior to the release of Generation IV. Unlike Lucario, however, Zoroark was revealed at the same time as its pre-evolved form.
  • Though evolving from Zorua at level 30, pre-release information from CoroCoro suggested it would evolve from Zorua by a method different from known evolution methods. What this method might have been if it was true is unknown.

Origin

Zoroark is likely based on kitsune of Japanese folklore, a shape-shifting mythical fox that would trick unsuspecting travelers for fun. This is similar to Ninetales, another Pokémon based on kitsune. Its facial markings draw from Kabuki and Noh theatre makeup. It also resembles a werewolf, due to the fact that it is an anthropomorphic canid, like most werewolves. Its large claws are also werewolf-like.

Name origin

Zoroark may be a combination of zorro (Spanish for fox) and dark, 悪 aku (evil), or arch- (prefix for "top" or "chief").

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゾロアーク Zoroark From zorro and dark or aku
France Flag.png French Zoroark Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zoroark Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Zoroark Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Zoroark Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 조로아크 Joroakeu Transliteration of Japanese name



Related articles

External links

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