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Zorua
570
ゾロア Zoroa
570Zorua
Generation V
Evolutionary line
570571
Type(s)
Type Dark  
Species Tricky Fox Pokémon
Abilities Illusion
Pokédex
Garbodor ← 570 → Zoroark
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 076/151 Mountain Kalos 124
Alola 028
Evolves from None
Evolves into Zoroark
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
28.5 lbs. 12.6 kg 2'04" 0.7 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Gray Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F570
Cry

Zorua (Japanese: ゾロア Zoroa) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Zorua is a small quadrupedal Pokémon that resembles a fox cub. It also slightly resembles a black cat. It has large triangular ears and a short snout with a tiny black nose, and furry whisker-like tufts of fur that protrude from either side of its face. Zorua's eyes are teal colored with red eyelids; it has circular red patches above its eyes. Zorua's body is covered mainly in slate-gray fur. It has a deep gray fluffy mane around its neck, and a tuft of red-tipped fur atop its head that resembles a flame. It has small red-tipped paws and feet with no visible digits, and a short fluffy gray tail.

Behavior

Zorua are known to be mischievous Pokémon. They are tricksters, possessing the ability to change into the forms of others to surprise and confuse them. They are able to transform into other Pokémon, as well as humans. When transforming into a human, it usually takes the form of a silent child. Zorua often has an impish grin on its face.

Special abilities

Zorua can create incredible, realistic illusions. It is able to transform into both people and Pokémon in order to confuse them. Nonetheless, sometimes its illusion can still get exposed with its uncovered tail.

Evolution

Zorua evolves into Zoroark at level 30.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Castelia City (Requires Event Celebi) Event
Black 2/White 2 Gift from Rood in Driftveil City One
OR/AS Route 102 Rare


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
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
It changes so it looks just like its foe, tricks it, and then uses that opportunity to flee.
X
It changes so it looks just 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 just 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.
Sun
Moon
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.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Attack
65
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
80
Sp. Def
40
Speed
65
Total
330

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
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
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.
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
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
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark 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 ♥♥
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
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 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
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
Zorua BW Zorua BW Zorua BW Back
Shiny Zorua BW Shiny Zorua BW Shiny Zorua BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Zorua XY Zorua XY ZoruaBackXY
ZoruaShinyXY ZoruaShinyXY ZoruaBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Battle animation sprites

Zorua-XY-AttackAnimation-1 Zorua-XY-AttackAnimation-2

Anime

Trivia

  • A Zorua was owned by N as a child, as seen in the intro of Pokemon Black and White. N has a Zoroark during the final battle in N's Castle.
  • Zorua along with Zoroark were the first two Generation V Pokémon to appear in a Generation IV season anime of Pokémon in the movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
  • In the anime, it is considered rare, but as they can change into any Pokémon, many of them masquerade as other Dark Pokémon.
  • Zorua is very similar to Riolu because they both have a single evolution, have psychic-like attacks and abilities, and are first introduced in movies that belong to one generation before theirs, Riolu in "Lucario and the Mystery of Mew" and Zorua in "Zoroark: Master of Illusions".
  • Zorua is one of only nine pure Dark-types. The others are Umbreon, Poochyena, Mightyena, Absol, Darkrai, Purrloin, Liepard and Zoroark.

Origin

Zorua is based on a fox cub. It is also based on the Kitsune of Japanese folklore, which is a mystical shapeshifting fox. It slightly resembles a black cat as well.

Etymology

Zorua's name comes from zorro, which is Spanish for "fox".

Gallery

See also