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Zoroark
571
ゾロアーク Zoroaaku
571Zoroark
Generation V
Evolutionary line
570571
Type(s)
Type Dark  
Species Illusion Fox Pokémon
Abilities Illusion
Pokédex
Zorua ← 571 → Minccino
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 077/152 Mountain Kalos 125
Alola 029
Evolves from Zorua
Evolves into None
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
178.8 lbs. 81.1 kg 5'03" 1.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Gray Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F571
Cry

Zoroark (Japanese:ゾロアーク Zoroaaku) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Zoroark is a foxlike Pokémon covered mainly in dark grayish fur. It has a pointed muzzle, red lining around its eyes and mouth, teal eyes, a fluffy black ruff of fur around its neck, and a long, voluminous crimson red spiky mane with gray tips. A teal-colored band encircles the bottom part of Zoroark's mane like a ponytail. It has three sharp red claws on both its hands and feet.

Zoroark is able to stand upright on two legs like a biped, but it usually runs upon its forelimbs.

Behavior

Zoroark are mysterious and sometimes mischievous Pokémon, although they are generally more serious than their pre-evolution Zorua. They are very protective of their homes and their family. They will use illusions to trick enemies and prevent them from entering their lair.

Special abilities

Zoroark can create incredibly realistic illusions. They can transform into both people and other Pokémon. They use their illusory powers to protect their lair and their pack. They have the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously with their illusion-generating powers.

Evolution

Zoroark is the evolved form of Zorua as of level 30.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Lostlorn Forest Event
Black 2/White 2 Evolve Zorua None
X/Y Winding Woods, Pokémon Village Rare


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
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
Stories say those who tried to catch Zoroark were trapped in an illusion and punished.
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.
Sun
Moon
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.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
105
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
60
Speed
105
Total
510

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Night Daze 85 95% 10 Dark Special
1 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
1 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
1 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
Evo Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
5 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
9 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
13 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
17 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
21 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
25 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
29 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
34 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
39 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
44 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
49 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical
54 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
59 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
64 Night Daze 85 95% 10 Dark Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Night Daze 85 95% 10 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
1 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
1 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥
1 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
5 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥
9 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
13 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 0
17 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥ 0
21 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
25 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
29 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 0
30 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
34 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
39 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
44 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
49 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Cool ♥♥
54 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 0
59 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
64 Night Daze 85 95% 10 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
1 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
5 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
9 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
13 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
17 Faint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
21 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
25 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
29 Foul Play 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
30 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
34 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
39 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
44 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
49 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical
54 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
59 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
64 Night Daze 85 95% 10 Dark Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Zoroark BW Zoroark BW Zoroark BW Back
Shiny Zoroark BW Shiny Zoroark BW Shiny Zoroark BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Zoroark XY Zoroark XY ZoroarkBackXY
ZoroarkShinyXY ZoroarkShinyXY ZoroarkBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Battle animation sprites

ZoroarkXY-AttackAnimation-1 ZoroarkXY-AttackAnimation-2

Anime

File-Zoroark movie

Zoroark

A female Zoroark appears the Pokémon movie Zoroark: Master of Illusions. In the movie, Zorua called Zoroark "Meema" (Pronounced Mee-Mah) throughout. "Meema" was Zorua's way of calling Zoroark his mom.

Trivia

  • Zoroark is the first Unova Pokémon ever seen in the anime: Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
  • In Black 2/White 2, a Backpacker that talks to you about Zoroark and a new TM you received. The hiker is later revealed to be a Zoroark under disguise of a Backpacker, then you notice it escaped.
  • Despite getting N's Zorua from the house in Driftveil City in Pokemon Black 2/White 2, N still appears to have a Zoroark, which leads you to N's Castle.
  • Zoroark, Zorua, Mew and Ditto are the only Pokemon that can transform in to humans and other Pokemon.
  • In the games, there is a 1 out of 67,108,864 chance that Zoroark can be disguised as a Shiny Pokémon in the wild, yet itself not being Shiny.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Zoroark is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Fury Swipes.
    • Along with this, it is one of the two Pokémon that can be freed from a Master Ball despite not being Legendary or Mythical. It shares this trait with Goldeen.
  • Zoroark is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Origin

Zoroark is likely based on the 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 the Kitsune. Zoroark also resembles a Werewolf, a mythological beast that was human but could shape-shift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like beast.

Etymology

Zoroark's name comes from zorro, which is Spanish for "fox", and "dark".

Gallery

See also