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Zoroark
Illusion Fox Pokémon
ゾロアーク
Zoroark
#571
Zoroark



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Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Ability
Illusion Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
178.8 lbs. 81.1 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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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 introduced in Generation V.

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. Lonely trainers tend to use Zoroark to create illusions in order to ease their own burden of solitude.

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. Night Daze is its former signature move.

In the anime

Zoroark in the anime

Major appearances

Zoroark (M13)

Zoroark debuted in Zoroark: Master of Illusions. She was threatened by Grings Kodai into attacking Crown City, under the guises of Suicune, Entei, and Raikou, in exchange for Zorua's safety. However, it was unaware of the fact that Zorua had managed to escape.

Other

Zoroark made its main series debut in The Island of Illusions!. It inhabited Grand Spectrala Islet and used its Illusion 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.

A Zoroark appeared in a flashback in The Secret Princess!, under the ownership of Mohn. At some point after the disappearance of its Trainer, Zoroark ran away and disappeared. It physically debuted in Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!, where it encountered Gladion and joined his team on his quest to find Mohn. It reappeared in a flashback in JN037.

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS manga

Zoroark debuted in PMHGSS17.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Zoroark appeared in Scizor Defends as a resident of the Pokémon Village.

A Zoroark appeared in Chesnaught Protects.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Zoroark appeared in The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation, under the ownership of Kotarō.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

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

In the TCG

Main article: Zoroark (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Zoroark appears as a Poké Ball summon. In the 3DS version of the game, it is unlocked after clearing 10-Man Smash. Upon release, it uses Fury Swipes to send fighters into the air, slash them repeatedly, and smash them back down. This move is very similar to Greninja's Final Smash.

Trophy information

Zoroark in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

NA: This Dark-type Pokémon will protect its home and anyone it cherishes by creating illusions to fluster opponents. When it uses Fury Swipes, it will vanish from view and then suddenly appear next to its targets, launching them upward. It will then finish them off by sending them crashing back down.

PAL: This Dark-type Pokémon is a powerful illusionist, and uses its power to confuse any that would threaten its home and loved ones. When it uses its Fury Swipes attack, it vanishes, then reappears next to an opponent and sends them flying into the air. It then slashes at them furiously before slamming them into the ground.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Zoroark makes its second appearance as a Poké Ball summon, using Fury Swipes like it does in for 3DS/Wii U. It also appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #077
Unova
B2W2: #152
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 Kalos
Mountain #125
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Alpha Sapphire Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #029
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It doesn't just transform itself—it also has the power to make hundreds of people see its illusions.
Ultra Moon If it thinks humans are going to discover its den, Zoroark shows them visions that make them wander around in the woods.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #088
Sword This Pokémon cares deeply about others of its kind, and it will conjure terrifying illusions to keep its den and pack safe.
Shield Seeking to ease the burden of solitude, lonely Trainers tell Zoroark to show illusions to them.

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, Pokémon Village
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Zorua
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Grove
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Zorua
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon, Insular Sea (Wanderer)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Trailhead Field (post-ending)
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Conquest
Evolve Zorua
MD GTI
Glacier Palace - Western Spire (1F-12F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest (Boss), Toy Collection: The Sword for Justice,
Chill Battle: The Three Little Tepig, NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 4
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 129
Graucus Hall: Stage 465
Rumble World
White Ruins: Ivory Pillar (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Picross
Area 30: Stage 12

In events

Games Event Language/Region 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
ORAS Sly Zoroark American region Online 50 November 4 to 20, 2015
XYORAS Sly Zoroark PAL region Online 50 November 6, 2015 to January 7, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon EXPO Gym Zoroark Japanese region Online 45 November 19, 2015 to May 31, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Expert Belt Expert Belt (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total:
510
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1616 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2828 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3434 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4646 Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
5252 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
5858 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM75Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LucarioLeafeonGlaceonSylveonWoolooDubwool
Copycat Normal Status —% 20
ZigzagoonLinooneLucarioLycanrocLycanrocMudbray
MudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovetGreedent
Obstagoon
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Farfetch'dLucarioMienfooMienshaoSirfetch'd Detect Fighting Status —% 5
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesNuzleafShiftry Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
StunkySkuntank Memento Dark Status 100% 10
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftryStunkySkuntankPurrloinLiepardMeowstic
LycanrocLycanrocSobbleDrizzileInteleonNickit
Thievul
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zoroark in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh IoA Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh IoA Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Punishment × Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2571.png
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.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP571.png HP: ★★ Move: Night Daze
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Illusion
Ability 2: Pride
Ability 3: Shadow Dash
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Zorua when its Attack is 90 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Kotarō
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT571.png

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.png 20

#064
Shuffle571.png

Sinister Power
Increases damage done by any Dark types in the combo.
Skill Swapper: Hitting Streak
Pokémon GO
GO571.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 250 Base Defense: 127
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Shadow Claw, Snarl
Charged Attacks: Foul Play, Sludge Bomb, Flamethrower

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 5b2 571.png Spr b 5b2 571.png
Spr 5b 571 s.png Spr b 5b 571 s.png Spr 5b2 571 s.png Spr b 5b2 571 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 571.png Spr b 6x 571.png Spr 6x 571.png Spr b 6x 571.png
Spr 6x 571 s.png Spr b 6x 571 s.png Spr 6x 571 s.png Spr b 6x 571 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 571.png Spr b 7s 571.png Spr 7s 571.png Spr b 7s 571.png
Spr 7s 571 s.png Spr b 7s 571 s.png Spr 7s 571 s.png Spr b 7s 571 s.png
Front Back Front Back
571MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Zoroark images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Zoroark's silhouette on Pokémon Sunday
Zoroark in Pokémon Battle Chess
  • 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-evolved form 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.
  • Zoroark and its pre-evolution Zorua are the only non-Mythical Pokémon to have been event-exclusive for a time (prior to the release of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2).
  • Zoroark appears in Pokémon Battle Chess. Along with Emboar, Zoroark doesn't behave similarly to any traditional piece in chess.

Origin

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

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 Zoroark Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 索羅亞克 / 索罗亚克 Suǒluóyǎkè / Suǒluóyàkè Transliteration of Japanese name


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Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii USuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichu
Pokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninjaIncineroar
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball and Master Ball: AbomasnowAbraAlolan ExeggutorAlolan RaichuAlolan VulpixArceusArticunoBeedrill
BellossomBewearBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChanseyCharizardChespinChikoritaClefairy
CyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysDittoEeveeElectrodeEnteiFennekin
FletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudonGulpinHitmonlee
Ho-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaLunalaManaphyMarillMarshadowMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMimikyu
MoltresMunchlaxOnixOshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2PyukumukuRaikouScizorSnivy
SnorlaxSolgaleoSpewpaStaryuStarmieSuicuneSwirlixTapu KokoTogedemaruTogepi
TorchicUnownVenusaurVictiniVulpixWeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Collectables: Trophies (MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
Stickers
Spirits
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos

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