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
Spiteful Fox Pokémon
ゾロア
Zorua
#0570
Zorua
Zorua
Hisuian Zorua
Hisuian Zorua



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Types
Dark Unknown
Zorua
Normal Ghost
Hisuian Zorua
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Illusion Cacophony
Hisuian Zorua
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Zorua
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
Zorua
0'0" 0 m
Hisuian Zorua
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
Zorua
0 lbs. 0 kg
Hisuian Zorua
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Zorua
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Hisuian Zorua
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
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0570.png None.png
Hisuian Zorua
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Zorua (Japanese: ゾロア Zorua) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Zoroark starting at level 30.

In Hisui, Zorua has a dual-type Normal/Ghost regional form. It evolves into Hisuian 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.

Zorua is said to have a timid nature which led 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 children. 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. Prior to Generation VII and in Generation IX, Night Daze is its signature move.

Exiled from other lands by humans because of their illusions, and unable to survive in the Hisui region due to the harsh environment and conflicts with other Pokémon, the souls of deceased Zorua linger on in a new form, reborn by their malice towards humans and Pokémon alike. Hisuian Zorua's fur is mainly light gray with red and white accents. Its ears are primarily gray with split cuts and a slight red tint at the tips. Its eyes have golden yellow irises and pink eyelids, and its limbs are tipped in black. The tuft of fur on its head, the ruff around its neck, and its tail are all white at their bases, with long wisps of fur that fade to red at the tips, and they are all smoother in appearance. Unlike Unovan Zorua, it has a melancholy expression rather than a mischievous one.

Hisuian Zorua retains its ability to cast illusions, but accomplishes this by constantly unleashing its spiteful power of malice through its ghostly fur, specifically atop of its head. This power comes from Hisuian Zorua's own resentment of everything. If it encounters a lone human or Pokémon, Zorua may appear to them masked in a horrifying illusion of their own likeness. It seems to draw strength from the terror it inflicts on its victims.[1] Hisuian Zorua tends to reside in the cold areas where it lingers onto.

Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Bitter Malice.

In the anime

Main series

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

In a flashback in The Island of Illusions!, a Nurse Joy took care of a Zorua 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.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Zorua briefly appeared in a flashback The Plan as one of the Pokémon that N had befriended while living in a forest as a child.

Pokémon: Hisuian Snow

Shiny Hisuian Zorua in Pokémon: Hisuian Snow

A Unovan Zorua appeared in a flashback in Onto the Icy Blue, found by a Zoroark lying motionless.

Hisuian Zorua debuted in Onto the Icy Blue. Alec encountered a Shiny Hisuian Zorua in the woods while it was practicing casting illusions.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters HGSS

Zorua debuted in PMHGSS17.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: N's Zorua

A Zorua in Castelia City 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.

Pokémon RéBURST

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
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#219
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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.
Hisuian Zorua
Legends: Arceus A once-departed soul, returned to life in Hisui. Derives power from resentment, which rises as energy atop its head and takes on the forms of foes. In this way, Zorua vents lingering malice.
Generation IX Paldea
#228
Scarlet It changes into the forms of others to surprise them. Apparently, it often transforms into a silent child.
Violet To protect themselves from danger, they hide their true identities by transforming into people and Pokémon.


Pokedex Image Zorua USUM.png Pokedex Image Zorua SV.png
Zorua in the Alola PokédexUSUM Zorua in the Paldea Pokédex

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
Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands (Wanderer)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Bonechill Wastes, Icepeak Cavern (Hisuian Form)
Massive mass outbreaks - Obsidian Fieldlands, Alabaster Icelands (Hisuian Form)
Unobtainable (Unovan Form)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Tagtree Thicket (Unovan Form)
Unreleased (Hisuian Form)


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, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Zorua
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.
Hisuian Zorua

These apply in Pokémon Legends: Arceus; in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Hisuian Zorua has the same stats as Unovan Zorua. Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in this table.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
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

Zorua

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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:

Hisuian Zorua

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Zorua
Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 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 00——% 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 00——% 30
3636 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
4444 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 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
Hisuian Zorua
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 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 00——% 15
1212 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1616 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2828 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
3232 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3636 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Bitter Malice Ghost Special 07575 100100% 10
4444 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 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

By TM

Zorua
Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 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 TM moves from other generations
Hisuian Zorua
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM151Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 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

By breeding

Zorua
Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Copycat Normal Status —% 20
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • 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
Hisuian Zorua
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Comeuppance Dark Physical 100% 10
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
  • 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Lunge Zorua (Black & White 70)

Side game data

Zorua

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush570Body.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
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
GO0570.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 153 Base Defense: 78
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Zorua Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Feint Attack
Charged Attacks: Foul Play, Aerial Ace, Dark Pulse

In Pokémon GO, Zorua will appear in the wild disguised as the player's Buddy Pokémon. Players will only find out whether a Pokémon is a Zorua if successfully captured, upon which a cutscene will show the Pokémon transforming back into Zorua. The Buddy Pokémon does not need to appear on the overworld for Zorua to spawn.

Zorua can appear disguised as a Shiny Pokémon if the Buddy Pokémon is Shiny, without it being Shiny itself.

Hisuian Zorua

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80px Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 153 Base Defense: 78
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Zorua Candy 50
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution

Zorua

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Unevolved
Zorua
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 30
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First evolution
Zoroark
 Dark 


Hisuian Zorua

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Unevolved
Zorua
Hisuian Form
 Normal  Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 30
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First evolution
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 Normal  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Legends: Arceus
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Trivia

Origin

Zorua appears to be 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 may refer to how a kitsune has difficulty in hiding its tail when it takes on human form in some stories. Its facial markings may 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.

Hisuian Zorua may be based on vengeful ghosts and revenants. Its coloration may be based on kitsune masks.

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 Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 索羅亞 / 索罗亚 Suǒluóyǎ / Suǒluóyà Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 索羅亞 Soklòh'a Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


Related articles

References

External links


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