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Zorua (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zorua (disambiguation).
Zorua
Tricky Fox Pokémon
ゾロア
Zorua
#570
Zorua

Zorua

Zorua

Zorua
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 Zorua

Mega Zorua Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#570
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#076/#151
Unova
Mountain
#124
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
66
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F570.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Zorua turning into Pikachu.

Zorua is a slate gray, fox-like Pokémon with red and black accents. Its ears are triangular with dark insides, and it has a large tuft of fur tipped with red on top of its head. It has greenish blue eyes with red eyelids. There are circular, red markings above the eyes that resemble eyebrows. Its muzzle is short and tapered with two small fangs seen in the upper jaw when its mouth is open. Zorua possesses a ruff of black fur around its neck and four short limbs tipped with red. Its tail is short and bushy. Zorua can change its physical appearance, though this transformation is merely an illusion as it keeps its own type and moves.

Zorua keeps its true form hidden to ensure its safety, and takes on the appearance of other Pokémon to frighten off enemies. Sometimes it will take the form of a silent child. As evident in its movie debut, whenever a Zorua takes on a human form, its tail remains. When the tail is touched or grabbed, it reverts to its true form instantly. It is mischievous and loves to surprise others. Zorua and Zoroark are the only Pokémon capable of learning Night Daze.

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!.

Other

A Zorua appeared in a flashback in The Island of Illusions!. It was a Pokémon taken care by the Nurse Joy years in the past. It eventually evolved into a Zoroark.

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 worked 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 It changes so it looks like its foe, tricks it, and then uses that opportunity to flee.
Y To protect themselves from danger, they hide their true identities by transforming into people and Pokémon.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Castelia City (requires fateful encounter Celebi)
Black 2 White 2
Gift from Rood in Driftveil City (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Zoroark

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacial Underpass, Glacier Palace, Magnagate dungeons, Dreamy Island, Great Glacier (Mapless Street),
Ochre Quarry (Mapless Street), Silent Tundra (Mapless Street), Redland Reaches (Mapless Street),
Grove of Whispers (Mapless Street), Withered Savanna (Mapless Street), Moonlit Forest (Golden Chamber)
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 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 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 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
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 VI
  • 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 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 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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 06060 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 —}}—% 20
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 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 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 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 Zorua 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 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
  • 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 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor 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
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 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 570.png Spr b 5b 570.png Spr 5b 570.png Spr b 5b 570.png
Spr 5b 570 s.png Spr b 5b 570 s.png Spr 5b 570 s.png Spr b 5b 570 s.png
Front Back Front Back
570MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Zorua images on the 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 ever have once been 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 combination 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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