Zekrom (Pokémon)

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Zekrom
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ゼクロム
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Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Electric
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Teravolt Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
9'06" 2.9 m
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760.6 lbs. 345.0 kg
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Base experience yield
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IV
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Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
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Zekrom (Japanese: ゼクロム Zekrom) is a dual-type Dragon/Electric Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Zekrom is the game mascot of Pokémon White.

Zekrom, Reshiram, and Kyurem are often collectively referred to as the Tao trio by fans. The group is referred to in the myths and legends of the Unova region.

Zekrom fuses with Kyurem using the DNA Splicers to become Black Kyurem.

Biology

 
Zekrom in Overdrive mode

Zekrom is a black, bipedal Pokémon resembling a dragon or dinosaur, with dark patches on various portions of its body. It has red sclerae, white irises, and black pupils, as well as a small horn-like protrusion on the tip of its snout. Its head sports a thundercloud-like crest tipped with light-blue coloration. There are six pairs of pointed teeth visible when its mouth is open, two in the upper jaw and four in the lower. At the base of its neck is a black, stud-like feature, and atop its shoulders are similar, larger features resembling armor padding. The bases of its wings also have such padding, and a fanned, splayed, seemingly webbed shape with a small "wing-spike" on one edge. The lower lengths of Zekrom's arms extenuate into splayed, seemingly webbed, somewhat baseball-mitt-like formations, with three-clawed, dark-colored hands on the undersides. The front portion of Zekrom's waist is black-colored, with its belly and thighs having thin striations down their length. Its knees are black, as are the foremost parts of its three-clawed feet and spiked heels. When its emotions surge, it enters Overdrive mode, and its tail lights up with a blue light.

Zekrom's tail consists of a large, round, conical, and spiked formation, likened to an electricity generator, with a black inner portion and bands on the tip of the outside portion. This tail produces energy for its attacks and emits an anti-gravity field, allowing Zekrom to fly through the air with minimal effects from aerodynamic resistance and gravity. This tail generator is also activated when influenced by either Fusion Flare or Blue Flare, which in turn powers up Zekrom's own Fusion Bolt or Bolt Strike, its signature moves. It can cause several thunderstorms in one area, and it normally hides in thunderclouds. It is said that Zekrom holds the power to destroy the world. Zekrom loves Zekrom Treats made by Snacksworth, who once encountered it in the past.

In a Unovan myth about the twin heroes, Zekrom sided with the younger brother who sought ideals. Zekrom is said to be Reshiram's equal in battle, meaning neither of the two dragons can truly defeat the other. Zekrom and Rehsiram are powerful enough to destroy the region they reside in. Zekrom can transform into the Dark Stone should its body get destroyed or by Kyurem's tendril-like appendages. Zekorm can willingly transform itself back from said stone when awakened by a hero who believes in ideals. According to one myth, Zekrom uses its lightning to annihilate kingdoms of people who have lost the righteousness in their hearts. It is a gender-unknown species.

Zekrom is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Bolt Strike by leveling up.

Zekrom and Black Kyurem are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Fusion Bolt by leveling up. Zekrom and Black Kyurem are also the only known Pokémon that can have Teravolt as an Ability.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
 B  W : #150
Unova
 B2  W2 : #296
Black Concealing itself in lightning clouds, it flies throughout the Unova region. It creates electricity in its tail.
White This Pokémon appears in legends. In its tail, it has a giant generator that creates electricity.
Black 2 This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with lightning. It assists those who want to build an ideal world.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with lightning. It assists those who want to build an ideal world.
Y Concealing itself in lightning clouds, it flies throughout the Unova region. It creates electricity in its tail.
Omega Ruby This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with lightning. It assists those who want to build an ideal world.
Alpha Sapphire Concealing itself in lightning clouds, it flies throughout the Unova region. It creates electricity in its tail.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword When the interior part of its tail spins like a motor, Zekrom can generate many bolts of lightning to blast its surroundings.*
Shield Mythology tells us that if people lose the righteousness in their hearts, their kingdoms will be razed by Zekrom's lightning.*
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
N's Castle or Dragonspiral Tower* (Only one)
Black 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Only one)
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Fabled Cave (requires a Level 100 Pokémon in the player's party) (Only one)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Shield Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
South Province: Area Five after receiving the Zekrom Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Group Quest)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
South Province: Area Five after receiving the Zekrom Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Solo Quest)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
PokéPark 2
Wish Park
Conquest
Violight (special)
MD GTI
Obsidian Edge*
Rumble U
Sealed Door: The Place to Return To, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale (Reward)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 4
Rumble World
White Ruins: Ivory Pillar (Special Boss)
Super MD
Sky Ruins
Picross
Area 20: Stage 14
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Zekrom Appears
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout: N & Zekrom


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
B Ash's Zekrom Japanese Japan 100 July 9, 2011
July 16 to September 30, 2011
B Ash's Zekrom Korean South Korea 100 December 22, 2011 to February 29, 2012
B Dutch Spring 2012 Zekrom English The Netherlands 100 February 18, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom English Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom French Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to 25, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom German Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom Italian Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom Spanish Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Zekrom PAL region Nintendo Network 60 October 5 to 21, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Zekrom PAL region Nintendo Network 100 October 5 to 21, 2018
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Zekrom Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 60 October 5 to 21, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Zekrom Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 100 October 5 to 21, 2018
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Zekrom American region Online 60 October 12, 2018 to 28 January, 2019
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Zekrom American region Online 100 October 12, 2018 to 28 January, 2019
US Korean League Final Season Zekrom all South Korea 100 June 8 to 9, 2019

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Dragon Gem (100%)   Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
680
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 IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Zekrom is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
011 Noble Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
011 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
088 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
1616 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
2424 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
3232 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
4848 Fusion Bolt Electric Physical 100100 100100% 5
5656 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
6464 Thunder Electric Special 110110 07070% 10
7272 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
8080 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
8888 Bolt Strike Electric Physical 130130 08585% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zekrom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zekrom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM044  TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048  TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072  TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM078  TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM100  TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM113  TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM136  TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM169  TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM173  TM173 Charge Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM197  TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM200  TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM210  TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM222  TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM226  TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zekrom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Zekrom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zekrom
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zekrom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zekrom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong: Weak:     
PokéPark Pad entry:
Zekrom is watching over PokéPark and Wish Park. Zekrom seeks for ideals and wishes for a strong and noble world.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★ Move: Bolt Strike
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Teravolt
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nobunaga
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Electric
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#421
 

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.
  Swappable Skill(s): Block Smash++


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 205 Base Attack: 275 Base Defense: 211
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Breath, Charge Beam
Charged Attacks: Outrage, Wild Charge, Flash Cannon, Crunch, Fusion Bolt

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Zekrom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Zekrom in the anime

Major appearances

Zekrom (M14)

Zekrom appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram. In the former, it is controlled by Ash, while in the latter, it is controlled by Damon. Along with Reshiram, Zekrom can speak through telepathy.

Zekrom (recurring)

Zekrom debuted in the opening sequence of In The Shadow of Zekrom!. It made its full appearance later on, where it appeared above the skies of Nuvema Town. Its huge lightning bolt zapped Pikachu, making him unable to use his electricity. It reappeared in Enter Iris and Axew!, where Pikachu recovered his Electric powers after being zapped again by another of Zekrom's lightning bolts.

Zekrom made further appearances in flashbacks throughout Pokémon the Series: Black & White.

Its only known move is Thunder.

Minor appearances

A Zekrom appeared in a fantasy in Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!.

In the beginning of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Zekrom was summoned by a Hoopa Unbound in Dahara City one hundred years prior to the events of the movie, alongside a Reshiram and Regigigas. The three fought Hoopa, but were easily defeated and sent back through portals to their original homes.

In Getting More Than You Battled For!, a Zekrom was pulled out of one of Hoopa's rings.

Pokémon Generations

A Zekrom briefly appeared at the end of The King Returns, under the ownership of Hilbert.

GOTCHA!

A Zekrom briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of either Hilbert or Hilda.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Zekrom appeared in The Plan, under the ownership of N. In flashbacks, it was shown being summoned from the Dark Stone by N and being used to defeat Alder and his Volcarona, and was later used to battle Hilda in his castle.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Monta was revealed to have caught a Zekrom sometime before The Birth of the Best Pokémon Trainer!.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Zekrom (M14)

Zekrom is a major character in the manga adaptation of White—Victini and Zekrom by Momota Inoue.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

A Zekrom appeared in ANL5.

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

A silhouette of a Zekrom appeared in a fantasy in BWGP01.

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A Zekrom appeared in The King's Identity...!!, under the ownership of N.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Tao trio (Adventures)

Zekrom debuted in an image while the Shadow Triad plot to steal the Dark Stone from Clay. N awakened it from the stone and it is currently with him. It first appeared in Defeating Stoutland.

In the Pokémon BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

N befriended a Zekrom atop Dragonspiral Tower and used it to enforce his ideal of turning Unova into a country where only Pokémon reside.

Pokémon RéBURST

Ryouga uses a Burst Heart with a Zekrom inside of it to Burst, allowing him to use the abilities that the Pokémon possesses.

In the TCG

Main article: Zekrom (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Zekrom appears on the Unova Pokémon League stage, where it will cover itself in a ball of lightning and hit the stage. Any fighters it touches will be damaged and if it hits the side of the stage, the stage will be tipped. It will also destroy the steps attached to the stage if there are any.

 
Zekrom trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Zekrom also appears as a trophy in the 3DS game.

Trophy information

Zekrom's jet-black body contrasts sharply with the pure white of Reshiram, but the two do have some similarities: both are Legendary Pokémon said to have world-destroying powers. Zekrom's tail acts as a generator that can scorch the world with lightning, but it is said to assist those who wish to build an ideal world.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Zekrom appears as a Spirit, as well as retaining its role on the Unova Pokémon League stage.

Trivia

 
Reshiram and Zekrom at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010
 
Zekrom in Pokémon Battle Chess
  • In games prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Zekrom has a catch rate of 45. This is likely due to it being a required capture during the storyline of Pokémon Black and White.
  • Zekrom was first revealed simultaneously alongside Reshiram on both the official English and Japanese Pokémon websites on May 28, 2010. This makes them the first two Pokémon simultaneously revealed worldwide.
  • On May 31, 2010, two weeks prior to the official revelation of Zekrom's type, Shōko Nakagawa spoke about her love of Electric-type Pokémon on her blog and mentioned that because of that, she wanted to get a Zekrom. This statement was then quickly removed.[citation needed]
  • Zekrom has the highest base Attack and base stat total of all Electric-type Pokémon.
  • Zekrom is the heaviest Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
  • Zekrom, as well as Reshiram, made an appearance alongside Pikachu and a Poké Ball in 2010's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • In the Generation V games, Zekrom, Reshiram, and Kyurem use different variations of the same battle theme. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, however, Zekrom's version (featuring electric sound effects) is used for all three Pokémon.
    • This is not the case for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, however, as those games do have each of the trio using their own variants of their battle themes.
  • Zekrom appears in Pokémon Battle Chess BW Version. Alongside Reshiram, the player must lose a specific number of pieces (three in Zekrom's case) to use it, and it takes four spaces on the board.
  • The initial design drafts for what would become Zekrom and its counterpart Reshiram were done by Keiko Moritsugu,[1] while their final designs were created by Ken Sugimori.[2]
    • According to Moritsugu, Zekrom's final design is mostly similar to her draft, while Reshiram's final design ended up being significantly different from her draft.[1]
    • According to Junichi Masuda, Zekrom's design was originally supposed to have four hands.[3]
    • Zekrom is Ken Sugimori's favorite Pokémon from Pokémon Black and White.[4]

Origin

Zekrom and its counterpart Reshiram are based on the concept of yin and yang in Taoism, directly referenced by Zekrom's Japanese category name: こくいんポケモン Black Yin Pokémon. Zekrom's design was made to be tough and masculine, to contrast Reshiram's light, airy, graceful, and feminine design.[2][3] Its masculine design, however, contrasts the traditionally feminine characterization of yin in Taoism. Its tail, the center point of its design, is based on an electric turbine.[2]

Zekrom in its Dark Stone form may take inspiration from the Jewish concepts of Urim and Thummim (possibly translated as “light and perfection”). In pop culture, they are commonly depicted as a white and black stone. Its association with ideals would align with the idea of perfection.

Appearance-wise, it somewhat resembles a mid-sized to large theropod dinosaur, such as Allosaurus or Tyrannosaurus, and a European dragon. The crest on its head seems to be based on a thundercloud. The mythology about how Zekrom and Reshiram came about, regarding two brothers infighting, also bears some similarities to Romulus and Remus or Cain and Abel. There is also some resemblance to the Zoroastrian belief of two equally powerful deities, one representing light and truth, and the other representing lies and darkness. In this case, Zekrom can be taken to resemble Angra Mainyu, as opposed to Reshiram resembling Ahura Mazda, although Zekrom is not evil; rather it is an equally powerful opposing Legendary Pokémon.

Name origin

Zekrom is derived from 黒 kuro (black). Ken Sugimori has also stated that Ze was used because it was a harder, stronger sound than Reshiram's Re, and Zekrom is a "powerful, strong character."[5]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ゼクロム Zekrom Contains kuro
  French Zekrom Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Zekrom Same as English/Japanese name
  German Zekrom Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Zekrom Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 제크로무 Zekrom Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 捷克羅姆 / 捷克罗姆 Jiékèluómǔ Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 捷克羅姆 Jihthāklòhmóuh Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


Related articles

References

External links


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