Zeraora (Pokémon)

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Zeraora
Thunderclap Pokémon
ゼラオラ
Zeraora
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Zeraora



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Volt Absorb 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
4'11" 1.5 m
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Weight
98.1 lbs. 44.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
0
External Links

Zeraora (Japanese: ゼラオラ Zeraora) is an Electric-type Mythical Pokémon introduced during Generation VII, in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

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

Zeraora was officially revealed on April 9, 2018, on Oha Suta.

Zeraora is the last Pokémon in the Alola Pokédex in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Biology

Zeraora is a bipedal, feline Pokémon with primarily yellow and black fur. The fur is thinner and black on its lower legs, lower body, upper arms, and face, and is thicker and yellow everywhere else. There is also a zigzagging black stripe on each thigh and two more stripes on each forearm. There are small tufts of light blue fur on its chest and a longer tuft on its forehead. Zeraora also has a single, lightning bolt-shaped blue whisker on each cheek. A long, ponytail-like or tail-like bunch of fur extends from between its shoulders. Zeraora has large ears with black insides and blue eyes. Its forepaws have four clawed fingers and light blue pads, while its hindpaws have only three clawed toes.

Zeraora was born from an explosion caused by a bolt of lightning striking an erupting volcano. It lacks an electricity-generating organ, so it gathers and stores electricity from outside sources. This Pokémon can create a very powerful magnetic field through the strong electric currents emitted from its paw pads. Using this magnetic field allows it to levitate and move at high speeds while airborne. Zeraora can travel as fast as a lightning strike. Its fur is known to stand on end whenever it is using massive amounts of electricity.[1] Zeraora can tear its opponents apart with its high-voltage claws. Even if the opponent dodges, they can still get electrocuted by the flying sparks. Lightning flashes and thunderclaps can occur when Zeraora starts running.

Zeraora is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Plasma Fists.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
 US  UM : #403
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Ultra Sun It electrifies its claws and tears its opponents apart with them. Even if they dodge its attack, they'll be electrocuted by the flying sparks.
Ultra Moon It approaches its enemies at the speed of lightning, then tears them limb from limb with its sharp claws.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It runs as fast as lightning strikes, shredding its opponents with its high-voltage claws.*
Shield Electricity sparks from the pads on its limbs. Wherever Zeraora runs, lightning flashes and thunder echoes.*
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
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This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


 
Zeraora in the Alola PokédexUSUM

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Unavailable
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Event
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Barren BadlandsDay Level 3, Night Level 2
Cross-Generation
UNITE
Release Bonus (July 21 to August 31, 2021)
Zeraora Mission (Win 32 battles)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
USUM Fula City Zeraora All Japan 50 July 1, 2018
July 13 to September 30, 2018
USUM Fula City Zeraora PAL region Online 50 October 1 to November 15, 2018
May 3 to May 26, 2019
USUM Fula City Zeraora American region Online 50 October 19, 2018 to January 24, 2019
USUM Fula City Zeraora Japanese region Online 50 December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
USUM Fula City Zeraora American region Online 50 December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
USUM Fula City Zeraora PAL region Online 50 December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
USUM Fula City Zeraora Taiwanese region Online 50 December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
USUM Fula City Zeraora Korean region Online 50 December 19, 2018 to February 28, 2019
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME One million victories Shiny Zeraora Worldwide hide 100  June 29 to July 6, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Air Balloon (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
88
148 - 195 286 - 380
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
102
96 - 169 188 - 333
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
143
133 - 214 261 - 423
Total:
600
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
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Zeraora is available in Sword and Shield.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
011 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
088 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1616 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2424 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3232 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100100% 20
4040 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
5656 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
6464 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
7272 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100100% 15
8080 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
8888 Plasma Fists Electric Physical 100100 100100% 15
9696 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zeraora
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zeraora

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00 TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01 TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02 TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM03 TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05 TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08 TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09 TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14 TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM21 TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24 TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25 TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26 TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40 TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41 TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42 TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43 TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM52 TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM58 TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59 TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63 TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM75 TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78 TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM80 TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82 TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM85 TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM90 TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM94 TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM97 TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR07 TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR08 TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09 TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR12 TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20 TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21 TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24 TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26 TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27 TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31 TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR37 TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39 TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR41 TR41 Blaze Kick Fire Physical 08585 090}}90% 10
TR48 TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49 TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53 TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR56 TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR64 TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR77 TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR80 TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR85 TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR86 TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR90 TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR95 TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zeraora
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zeraora

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zeraora in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Zeraora in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zeraora
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zeraora

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zeraora
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zeraora
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Special moves

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
1 Million Victories Shiny Zeraora Blaze Kick Fire Physical 85 90% 10
1 Million Victories Shiny Zeraora Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Zeraora can learn this move normally in Generation VIII
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zeraora
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zeraora
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 090}}90% 15
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
VII Snatch × Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zeraora
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zeraora
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 80
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #234
Zeraora runs as fast as a lightning bolt, patrolling Voluca Island to keep the peace. We were lucky to spot it in the Barren Badlands!
Pokémon GO
File:GO807.png Base HP: 204 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 177
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Spark, Volt Switch
Charged Attacks: Discharge, Thunder Punch, Wild Charge

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Zeraora images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Zeraora in the anime

Major appearances

Zeraora (M21)

Zeraora debuted in The Power of Us. Living in Fula City, it was once hunted down by Pokémon poachers and developed a hostility towards all humans following a fire that ravaged Fula City fifty years ago.

Other

Zeraora made its main series debut in Battling the Beast Within!. Dia, a former member of the Ultra Rangers, befriended it at some point prior to the episode's events. He used it to save Ash and Pikachu from Guzzlord. Afterwards, it battled Pikachu and won. It also appeared in the next episode.

Minor appearances

In the manga

 
Zeraora in Episode Zeraora

Movie adaptations

Main article: Zeraora (M21)

A Zeraora appeared in ESEZ0.

In the TCG

Main article: Zeraora (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Zeraora in Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon UNITE

Main article: Zeraora (UNITE)

Zeraora is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a melee speedster.

Trivia

Origin

Zeraora's feline appearance may take inspiration from cats and tigers. Its Electric type may allude to Kanehekili, the Hawaiian god of thunder. Its design may also reference the oni, a supernatural creature often associated with tiger pelts and lightning; or even the raijū, a creature that is the embodiment of lightning in an animal form, which is sometimes represented as a cat. Based on its swift movement and slicing up of its opponents, it may also draw inspiration from the kamaitachi. Its Shiny coloration may be based on white tigers.

Name origin

Zeraora's name may be derived from Zeus (Greek god of thunder), زر zarra (Arabic for "to beam/glitter/shine", "to encroach upon one's enemy"), and 虎 tora (Japanese for tiger) or tora (Faroese for thunder).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ゼラオラ Zeraora From Zeus, زر zarra, tora and tora
  French Zeraora Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Zeraora Same as English/Japanese name
  German Zeraora Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Zeraora Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 제라오라 Zeraora Transliteration of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 捷拉奧拉 / 捷拉奥拉 Jiélā'àolā Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 捷拉奧拉 Jihtlāai'oulāai Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name


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