Zorua (Pokémon)

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Zorua
Tricky Fox Pokémon
ゾロア
Zorua
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Zorua



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
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Abilities
Illusion Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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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 introduced in Generation V.

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 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.

Zoura is said to have a timid nature which lead to the development of its illusion abilities, 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 in order to search for food. It have been known to occasionally replace normally talkative child. As seen in its movie debut, the tail of an unpracticed Zorua may remain when it takes on a human form, and if the tail is touched, it will revert to its true form. Zorua is mischievous and loves to surprise others. Night Daze is its former signature move.

In the anime

Zorua in the anime

Major appearances

Zorua (M13)

Zorua debuted in 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 they were able to defeat him with help from Zoroark and the three Shiny Legendary beasts serving as Crown City's guardians.

Luke's Zorua

Luke's female Zorua debuted in Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, where she was used to play multiple roles in her Trainer's films.

Other

A Zorua appeared in a flashback in The Island of Illusions!, where it was taken care of by a Nurse Joy years ago. It was revealed to have evolved into a Zoroark in the present day.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Zorua appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: N's Zorua

A Zorua appeared in Castelia City where he fought Black's Tep, teasing him 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. He first appeared in Listening to Pokémon.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Zorua debuted in PMHGSS17.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Hariru has a Zorua, which evolved into Zoroark; 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 V Unova
BW: #076
Unova
B2W2: #151
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 Kalos
Mountain #124
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby It changes so it looks like its foe, tricks it, and then uses that opportunity to flee.
Alpha Sapphire To protect themselves from danger, they hide their true identities by transforming into people and Pokémon.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #028
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun This Pokémon has a cowardly disposition, so when it's not around friends, it basically always stays transformed as something else.
Ultra Moon If a normally talkative child suddenly stops talking, it may have been replaced by Zorua.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #087
Sword Zorua is a timid Pokémon. This disposition seems to be what led to the development of Zorua's ability to take on the forms of other creatures.
Shield Zorua sometimes transforms into a person and goes into cities to search for food. When Zorua does this, it usually takes on the form of a child.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Castelia City (requires fateful encounter Celebi)
Breed Zoroark (requires Shiny fateful encounter Entei, Raikou, or Suicune)
Black 2 White 2
Received from Rood in Driftveil City (N's Pokémon)
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Zoroark
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 101 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trainers' School
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Trailhead Field
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
MD GTI
Glacial Underpass (B1-B9), Glacier Palace (1F-13F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Jungle Area: Serperior Jungle, Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest,
Toy Collection: The Sword for Justice, Chill Battle: The Three Little Tepig
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 4
Shuffle
Rainbow Park: Stage 50
Graucus Hall: Stage 461
Rumble World
Black Realm: Grim Rendezvous (All Areas), White Ruins: Ivory Pillar (All Areas)
Picross
Area 16: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
330
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 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
088 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 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
3232 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3636 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
4040 Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
4444 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
4848 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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
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
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
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
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
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LucarioLeafeonGlaceonSylveonWoolooDubwool
Copycat Normal Status —% 20
ZigzagoonLinooneLucarioLycanrocMudbrayMudsdale
ScorbunnyRabootCinderaceSkwovetGreedentObstagoon
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Farfetch'dLucarioMienfooMienshaoSirfetch'd Detect Fighting Status —% 5
VulpixVulpixNinetalesNinetalesNuzleafShiftry
Meowstic
Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
StunkySkuntank Memento Dark Status 100% 10
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftryStunkySkuntankPurrloinLiepardMeowstic
LycanrocSobbleDrizzileInteleonNickitThievul
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zorua 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 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 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 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 Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2570.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He traveled with Zoroark. He likes Zoroark very much. The two have settled in the Arbor Area.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP570.png HP: Move: Foul Play
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Illusion
Ability 2: Melee
Ability 3: Disgust
Defense:
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Zoroark when its Attack is 90 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Kotarō
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT570.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#063
Shuffle570.png

Sinister Power
Increases damage done by any Dark types in the combo.
Skill Swapper: Super Cheer
Pokémon GO
GO570.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 153 Base Defense: 78
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Feint Attack
Charged Attacks: Foul Play, Aerial Ace, Dark Pulse

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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 570.png Spr b 6x 570.png Spr 6x 570.png Spr b 6x 570.png
Spr 6x 570 s.png Spr b 6x 570 s.png Spr 6x 570 s.png Spr b 6x 570 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 570.png Spr b 7s 570.png Spr 7s 570.png Spr b 7s 570.png
Spr 7s 570 s.png Spr b 7s 570 s.png Spr 7s 570 s.png Spr b 7s 570 s.png
Front Back Front Back
570MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Zorua images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Zorua is likely based on the kitsune of Japanese folklore, a mythical fox capable of shape-shifting. The concept of a Zorua still having its tail while in human form refers to how a kitsune has difficulty in hiding its tail when it takes on human form in some stories. Its facial markings draw inspiration from Kabuki and Noh theater makeup.

In addition, Zorua's habit of replacing children with itself is similar to Irish folklore about the changeling, a fairy-child that replaces human children kidnapped by fairies or, in some tales, the devil. Zorua also resembles the trickster characters of many cultures in both appearance and behavior; such characters are often depicted as foxes.

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 Zorua Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 索羅亞 / 索罗亚 Suǒluóyǎ / Suǒluóyà Transliteration of Japanese name


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