Zeraora (M21)

ゼラオラ Zeraora
Zeraora M21.png
Debuts in The Power of Us
Gender Unknown*
Ability Volt Absorb*
Current location Fula City outskirts
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Zeraora Kōichi Yamadera Pete Zarustica

Zeraora (Japanese: ゼラオラ Zeraora) is a major character who appeared in The Power of Us.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

In the movies

Zeraora with its friends

During the fire the tore through Fula City fifty years ago, Zeraora saved several Pokémon from the flames. It also became increasingly hostile towards people because of their mistreatment of the environment. Years later, a previous mayor of Fula City forbade people from exploring the nearby mountain and fabricated a lie that Zeraora had vanished during the fires in order to protect Zeraora from people. While the older generations knew the truth, the younger generations believed the lie and created rumors about a purported curse associated with Zeraora.

Prior to the events of the movie, Zeraora saved Margo from a rock-slide. Margo escaped harm, but this left Zeraora injured. Knowing that Zeraora was said to come with a curse, she kept quiet about Zeraora, but blamed herself for the accident. As a result, Margo would secretly visit Zeraora and provide it with Oran Berries and Moomoo Milk.

One day, Margo feared that Zeraora was going to be taken by Pokémon poachers after Callahan reported that a rare Pokémon lived up in the mountains. While Callahan was in fact referring to an Eevee that Risa was trying to find, word soon spread and two Pokémon hunters came to capture Zeraora. Margo was able to convince them that the rare Pokémon could be found elsewhere, but as the hunters were about to leave, a Teddiursa ended up revealing itself, which caught the hunters' attention. Margo tried to stop the hunters from catching Teddiursa and a nearby Ditto, but Zeraora arrived to stop them and also revealed itself to the hunters. Zeraora battled the hunters' Sneasel and Houndoom, but quickly became too exhausted. Zeraora, Margo, and the Pokémon were saved by the arrival of Ash and his friends, who had come to find the eternal flame that Margo had stolen in an attempt to halt the Wind Festival.

Zeraora became increasingly hostile after a new fire erupted in the forest, a result of the Effect Spore solution stolen by Team Rocket meeting an electrical transformer. It rushed to the epicenter, close to the eternal flame pedestal, to rescue the vulnerable wild Pokémon. Ash and Pikachu eventually confronted Zeraora in a battle. Zeraora developed a respect for Ash after he jumped to protect several Pokémon from a wayward Plasma Fists attack. Then, Margo spoke to Zeraora and helped it overcome its hostility towards humans. It continued to fight the blaze with the help of Fula City's citizens and Pokémon, but the fire caused the stadium containing the pedestal to collapse. Zeraora saved Ash and Margo from a falling block of debris and used all of its strength to put it back in place in spite of its injuries.

Having witnessed Zeraora's selfless actions firsthand, Mayor Oliver proclaimed during the Wind Festival's closing ceremony that Zeraora did in fact exist and that Fula City will now live in peace with it.

Personality and characteristics

Zeraora is a selfless individual, who readily puts its own life at risk to save others. Its strong will allows it to overcome incredible pain, as shown when it rescued Margo from the stadium debris.

Zeraora prefers its recluse lifestyle in the wilderness, without any outside interference. Historic wrongs by people like the fires of fifty years prior led Zeraora to lash out and attack humans. Its lightning speed and ferociousness makes it a deadly opponent for any would-be Pokémon hunters. It developed a close friendship with Margo, and used her soothing words to learn to overcome its hostility.

Moves used

Using Plasma Fists
Move First Used In
Close Combat The Power of Us
Thunder Punch The Power of Us
Thunder The Power of Us
Plasma Fists The Power of Us
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

This Zeraora was distributed to players of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon who inserted a serial code, which was included on preordered tickets for The Power of Us in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. It was also distributed to players of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon who inserted a serial code that was given away at various stores in select countries in North America, Europe, and Australia.

#0807 Zeraora  
  Level 50  
Ability: Volt Absorb
Held item:   Air Balloon
ID: 180713
OT: フウラシティ
Fula City
Met: 2018 Pokémon Movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon:   Wishing Ribbon
Plasma Fists
Electric Physical
Thunder Punch
Electric Physical
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Electric Special
Games Method Region Location Duration
USUM local wireless all Tokyo Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan July 1, 2018
USUM local wireless all The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Osaka, Japan July 1, 2018
USUM local wireless all Movie theaters, Japan July 13 to September 30, 2018
USUM serial code PAL online October 1, 2018 to January 24, 2019
USUM serial code American online October 19, 2018 to January 24, 2019
USUM serial code Japanese, American, PAL English, and Taiwanese online December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
USUM serial code Korean online December 19, 2018 to February 28, 2019
USUM serial code PAL online May 3 to July 10, 2019
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Zeraora appears in Pokémon Ga-Olé.

Disk No. Name Type Grade
P Zeraora (Promotional disks)  

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us: Zeraora's Story

Zeraora is a main character in Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us: Zeraora's Story. Ash and Margo, with the help of Dr. Hawthorn's virtual reality technology, travel to a simulation of Fula City's past. There, they witness the circumstances of Zeraora's birth, where it was created from an explosion made when a bolt of lightning struck an erupting volcano.

Several days later, Zeraora helped the wild Pokémon living in the forest whenever they were in trouble. Together, Zeraora and the Pokémon lived a life of peace until a group of Pokémon hunters arrived. The hunters attempted to kidnap the wild Pokémon, but were defeated by Zeraora, forcing them to retreat.

In ESEZ2, Zeraora rescued a boy named Norbert from Agee, the leader of the Pokémon hunters it had defeated previously. Agee attempted to kidnap Zeraora by defeating it with his Tyranitar, but was defeated, forcing him and the other hunters to retreat. Despite this victory, the area is quickly set ablaze due to the embers produced from Tyranitar's Fire Fang. While Norbert and his Elekid retreated to safety, Zeraora made sure to rescue all of the wild Pokémon that caught in the wildfire. Once Zeraora finished its task, it returned to Norbert to help him rescue his Elekid, which had gotten trapped under a pile of tree branches.

After the branches were removed, Zeraora and Norbert reached out their hands for Elekid to grab, but as they did, a large explosion forced them to take cover. After the smoke cleared, Elekid was nowhere to be found. Zeraora, upset, let out a loud roar of anger, which caused the Legendary Pokémon Lugia to appear from the sea.

Moves used
Using Close Combat
Move First Used In
Thunder Punch ESEZ1
Close Combat ESEZ2
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Zeraora is featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Zeraora.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Zeraora and Friends         SM-P Promotional cards    


Zeraora Special Jumbo Card Pack

Released in conjunction with the Thunderclap Spark subset and promoting the upcoming twenty-first movie, the Zeraora Special Jumbo Card Pack (Japanese: スペシャルジャンボカードパック「ゼラオラ」) was made available on July 6, 2018. This product comes packaged with a Holofoil Zeraora promotional card, a Jumbo Zeraora & Friends promotional card, 3 Sky-Splitting Charisma booster packs, and 3 Thunderclap Spark booster packs.

Promotional cards:

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