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ザクスカ Zacusca
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Orre
Trainer class Thug
Generation III
Games Pokémon XD
Member of Cipher
Rank Thug

Zook (Japanese: ザクスカ Zacusca) is a minor character that appears in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. He is the only character in the games to be known as a Thug (Japanese: あらくれもの Ruffian).

He appears at the start of the game at Gateon Port; after Jovi, Michael's sister, ran into him, he began to threaten her with his Shadow Zangoose. However, Mr. Verich, Eldes, and Ardos appeared and Ardos defeated Zook's Zangoose with his Alakazam.

Later, Michael confronted Zook at the Cipher Key Lair—despite not having his Snag Machine, he beat him. Michael later rechallenged him after getting his machine back, only to win again. Zook then ran off to "someplace far away" where "Cipher has no influence" to escape punishment by Gorigan.



VS. Ardos

Zook is shown to have this Pokémon when he attacks Jovi, Michael, and the intervening Ardos.

VS. Biden

Zook is shown to have this Pokémon when he attacks Biden and a Team Snagem Grunt.

First battle


  • The gender of Zook's shadow Zangoose is not set in stone until it is sent out against the player at the Cipher Key Lair. Due to appearing twice before such a point, this particular Zangoose can potentially change its gender up to two times over the course of events. Such an example consists of Zangoose being female when facing Ardos at Gateon Port, male when facing Biden at Cipher Key Lair, and female again when facing the player at Cipher Key Lair.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Barry
Germany Flag.png German Dolf
Italy Flag.png Italian Zucco
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zoque


Language Title
France Flag.png French Brute
Germany Flag.png German Strolch
Italy Flag.png Italian Loscofiguro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bruto

Members of Cipher
Leaders: EviceGreevil
Chief Executives: Nascour
Admins: Miror B.DakimVenusEin
Other Members: BlunoVerdeRossoSkrubMirakle B.
NapsExolHexagon BrothersZook
Cipher Peons (ColosseumXD)

Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderBodybuilderChaserCipher AdminCipher PeonCooltrainerFun Old ManHunterMt.BtlMaster
Myth TrainerPregymleaderResearcherRiderRogueSim TrainerSupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadWorker
Colosseum only:
AthleteBandana GuyCipherCipher HeadDeep KingFun Old LadyGlasses ManGuyLadyLady in Suit
Miror B.PeonMystery TroopRich BoyRoller BoyShady GuySt.PerformerTeacher
XD: Gale of Darkness only:
BeautyCasual DudeCasual GuyCipher CmdrCipher R&DCurmudgeonGrand MasterKaminko Aide
MatronMystery ManNavigatorNewscasterRobo GroudonSailorSpyThugWanderer

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