Zoroark (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zoroark (disambiguation).
Zoroark
Illusion Fox Pokémon
Baneful Fox Pokémon
ゾロアーク
Zoroark
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Zoroark
Zoroark
Hisuian Zoroark
Hisuian Zoroark



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Types
Dark Unknown
Zoroark
Normal Ghost
Hisuian Zoroark
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Illusion Cacophony
Hisuian Zoroark
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Zoroark
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Zoroark
0'0" 0 m
Hisuian Zoroark
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
178.8 lbs. 81.1 kg
Zoroark
160.9 lbs. 73.0 kg
Hisuian Zoroark
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
179
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Zoroark
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Hisuian Zoroark
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Hisuian Zoroark
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Zoroark (Japanese: ゾロアーク Zoroark) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Zorua starting at level 30.

In Hisui, Zoroark has a dual-type Normal/Ghost regional form. It evolves from Hisuian Zorua starting at level 30.

Both it and Zorua were the first Generation V Pokémon to be revealed to the public on February 10, 2010. Zoroark initially debuted as a silhouette before being revealed in full.
The Hisuian forms of it and Zorua were revealed in a teaser video on October 21, 2021.

Biology

Zoroark is a bipedal, slate gray, fox-like Pokémon with crimson and black accents. It has a pointed snout and ears with red insides. It also has some red that rims its eyes and mouth. Zoroark has a large, red, voluminous mane with black tips, tied into a ponytail, as a teal bangle down its length separates a mass of the mane from the lower portion. It has a black ruff on its upper body, pointed at the shoulders from which its arms extend. Its upper arms are thin, whereas its lower arms, while still slim, are bulkier. The arms have spiky extensions of fur at the elbows, and it has red claws on its hands and feet. Zoroark's eyes are red-rimmed with light blue irises.

Zoroark can create illusions that are indistinguishable from reality, deluding many people simultaneously. It can even create illusory landscapes in the forests where it dwells, to hide its territory and protect its den. However, Zoroark is incapable of physically changing itself into another form; it is merely capable of casting illusions. When a Zoroark takes the form of a human, it is capable of human speech. It can make convincing illusions of attacks, and these illusions are extremely realistic, enough to fool even cameras and make one believe they're being physically affected, though the illusion does not have any direct physical effect. Lonely Trainers tend to use Zoroark to create illusions in order to ease their own burden of solitude. There are stories of Zoroark punishing people who tried to capture it with illusions.

Zoroark lives in groups, where unity is strong. It is extremely protective of those it cares about and will go to any lengths to keep them safe, including risking its own life, and it can hold grudges against those who harm its loved ones. Zoroark will hide its Zorua young in its mane to protect them and carry them around. There are stories that say Zoroark punishes those who attempt to catch it by trapping them in an illusion.

Prior to Generation VII, Zoroark and its pre-evolved form, Zorua, were the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Night Daze. Additionally, Zoroark, its pre-evolved form, Zorua, and their regional forms, are the only known Pokémon that can have Illusion as an Ability.

Forms

Zoroark has a Hisuian regional form: Hisuian Zoroark.

In the Hisui region, Zoroark takes on a drastic ghostly appearance due to dying from the harsh conditions and being reborn through spite. Its main body color is now disheveled with light gray with red and white accents. Hisuian Zoroark's head and face are similar to its Unova counterpart but colored gray. It has gray ears with black insides and two white markings on both sides of the face. The ears also have light red split parts. The long mane has changed into a longer mane that is colored white with the ends of each tips being colored light and dark red, while covering the right side of Zoroark's face. The arms and legs have several red spots and light red fur that dangles around. The claws and toes of Zoroark are colored black. The eyes are now red with yellow sclera.

As a result of its appearance, Hisuian Zoroark was said to resemble an embodiment of death. The illusions channeled through Hisuian Zoroark's long withering fur are full of spite. Uniquely, this spiteful illusion can cause physical harm to its opponent on both the inside and outside. This power comes from the hatred it has for every living thing in the world. Hisuian Zoroark's illusion malice is powerful enough to drive anyone who sees it to insanity due to their terror. Hisuian Zoroark recklessly attacks its foes or nemeses, to the point its own bitter energy can cause physical harm onto itself. Despite its extremely hostile and aggressive nature to everything, Hisuian Zoroark can be compassionate to those it cares about, such as Hisuian Zorua, and it will become an invaluable ally once someone earns its trust.[1] Hisuian Zoroark prefers to reside in the cold areas where it lingers onto. Like its Unova counterpart, Hisuian Zoroark can make its illusion of humans talking, to the point of easily fooling anyone in order to get food.

Hisuian Zoroark and Zorua are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Bitter Malice.

Evolution

Zoroark evolves from Zorua.

Hisuian Zoroark evolves from Hisuian Zorua.

Zoroark

 
Unevolved
Zorua
 Dark 

 
First evolution
Zoroark
 Dark 

Hisuian Zoroark

 
Unevolved
Zorua
Hisuian Form
 Normal  Ghost 

 
First evolution
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 Normal  Ghost 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
 B  W : #077
Unova
 B2  W2 : #152
Black Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
White Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Black 2 Stories say those who tried to catch Zoroark were trapped in an illusion and punished.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #125
Hoenn
#—
X Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Y Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
Omega Ruby Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Alpha Sapphire Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
Generation VII Alola
 US  UM : #029
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Ultra Sun It doesn't just transform itself—it also has the power to make hundreds of people see its illusions.
Ultra Moon If it thinks humans are going to discover its den, Zoroark shows them visions that make them wander around in the woods.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #088
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#220
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Sword This Pokémon cares deeply about others of its kind, and it will conjure terrifying illusions to keep its den and pack safe.
Shield Seeking to ease the burden of solitude, lonely Trainers tell Zoroark to show illusions to them.
Hisuian Zoroark
Legends: Arceus With its disheveled white fur, it looks like an embodiment of death. Heedless of its own safety, Zoroark attacks its nemeses with a bitter energy so intense, it lacerates Zoroark's own body.
Generation IX Paldea
#229
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Stories say those who tried to catch Zoroark were trapped in an illusion and punished.
Violet Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.


   
Zoroark in the Alola PokédexUSUM Zoroark in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Lostlorn Forest (requires Shiny fateful encounter Entei, Raikou, or Suicune)
Evolve Zorua (requires fateful encounter Celebi)
Black 2 White 2
Evolve N's Zorua
Generation VI
X Y
Route 20, Pokémon Village
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Zorua
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Grove
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon, Insular Sea (Wanderer)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Alabaster Icelands: near Avalugg's Legacy (mass outbreaks), near Glacier Terrace, Icepeak Cavern, Lake Acuity   (only one during Mission 16), massive mass outbreaks (Hisuian Form)
Unobtainable (Unovan Form)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
North Province: Socarrat Trail (May disguise as other Pokémon) (Unovan Form)
Tera Raid Battles (5★) (Unovan Form)
Pokémon HOME, Event (Hisuian Form)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Trailhead Field (post-ending)
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Conquest
Evolve Zorua
MD GTI
Glacier Palace - Western Spire (1F-12F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest (Boss), Toy Collection: The Sword for Justice,
Chill Battle: The Three Little Tepig, NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 4
Rumble World
White Ruins: Ivory Pillar (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Super MD
Complete Zoroark's Connection Orb mission
Picross
Area 30: Stage 12
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 129
Graucus Hall: Stage 465
Masters EX
Seasonal sync pair scout: N (Summer 2022) & Zoroark (Unovan Form)
Costume sync pair scout: Irida (Special Costume) & Zoroark (Hisuian Form)
Costume sync pair scout: Brycen-Man & Zoroark (Unovan Form)
UNITE
Purchase for 14,000 Aeos Coins/575 Aeos Gems (Unovan Zoroark)


In events

Zoroark
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BW Pokémon Smash! Zoroark Japanese Japan 50 January 16 to February 6, 2011
BW Pokémon Smash! Zoroark Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
50 February 15 to March 14, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark English Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark French Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark German Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark Italian Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Summer 2011 Zoroark Spanish Europe 50 June 11 to October 23, 2011
BW Station Zoroark Korean South Korea 50 June 26 to August 28, 2011
BW Zoroark Month Zoroark English Australia and North America 50 September 16 to October 16, 2011
BW Zoroark Month Zoroark French Australia and North America 50 September 16 to October 16, 2011
ORAS Sly Zoroark American region Online 50 November 4 to 20, 2015
XYORAS Sly Zoroark PAL region Online 50 November 6, 2015 to January 7, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon EXPO Gym Zoroark Japanese region Online 45 November 19, 2015 to May 31, 2016
Hisuian Zoroark
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SV The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Hisuian Zoroark All Online 50 February 27, 2023 to February 29, 2024

Held items

Hisuian Zoroark

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
  Normal
Grit items by level
  Alpha
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Zoroark
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total:
510
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.
Hisuian Zoroark

Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in this table.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
510
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

Zoroark

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Hisuian Zoroark

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Zoroark
Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2828 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3434 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4646 Night Daze Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
5252 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
5858 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Hisuian Zoroark
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
1212 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1616 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2828 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
3434 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4646 Bitter Malice Ghost Special 07575 100100% 10
5252 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
5858 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark

By TM

Zoroark
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
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122  TM122* Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM175  TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM195  TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Zoroark
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Hisuian Zoroark
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM195  TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Zoroark

By breeding

Zoroark
Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Copycat Normal Status —% 20
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zoroark
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  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark
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Hisuian Zoroark
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Comeuppance Dark Physical 100% 10
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zoroark
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark

By a prior evolution

Zoroark
Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
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Hisuian Zoroark
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark

By event

Hisuian Zoroark

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Hisuian Zoroark Happy Hour Normal Status —% 30
  • A superscript level indicates that Zoroark can learn this move normally in Generation IX
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TCG-only moves

Move Card
Shadow Rush Zoroark (Dark Explorers 71)

Side game data

Zoroark

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
She is originally from the Tech Area. She had something on her mind and was traveling in PokéPark to find a place to live.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Night Daze
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Illusion
Ability 2: Pride
Ability 3: Shadow Dash
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Zorua when its Attack is 90 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Kotarō
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 70 - 140   20

#064
 

Sinister Power
Increases damage done by any Dark types in the combo.
  Swappable Skill(s): Hitting Streak


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 155 Base Attack: 250 Base Defense: 127
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Shadow Claw, Snarl
Charged Attacks: Foul Play, Sludge Bomb, Flamethrower

Hisuian Zoroark

Pokémon GO
File:GO571H.png Base HP: 146 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 128
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

Zoroark

 
Unevolved
Zorua
 Dark 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Zoroark
 Dark 


Hisuian Zoroark

 
Unevolved
Zorua
Hisuian Form
 Normal  Ghost 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 Normal  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
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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
Legends: Arceus
Cross-Generation
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In the anime

Main series

 
Zoroark in the anime

Major appearances

Zoroark (M13)

Zoroark debuted in Zoroark: Master of Illusions. She was threatened by Grings Kodai into attacking Crown City, under the guises of Suicune, Entei, and Raikou, in exchange for Zorua's safety. However, until later on in the film, she was unaware of the fact that Zorua had managed to escape.

Gladion's Zoroark

A Zoroark appeared in a flashback in The Secret Princess!, under the ownership of Mohn. At some point after the disappearance of its Trainer, Zoroark ran away and disappeared. It physically debuted in Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!, where it encountered Gladion and joined his team on his quest to find Mohn.

Other

Zoroark made its main series debut in The Island of Illusions!. It inhabited Grand Spectrala Islet and used its Illusion Ability to create giant Pokémon in order to protect the other Pokémon on the island from poachers, as well as running an abandoned Pokémon Center to take care of wild Pokémon. Decades earlier, it was a Zorua that a Nurse Joy once cared for, later evolving once Nurse Joy left the island.

Minor appearances

 
Hisuian Zoroark in the Pokémon: Hisuian Snow
 
Shiny Hisuian Zoroark in the Pokémon: Hisuian Snow

Pokémon: Hisuian Snow

Hisuian Zoroark debuted in Fiery Reflections in Snow, where a group of them inhabited Alabaster Forest in Alec's youth. A Shiny Hisuian Zoroark appeared in Two Hues, where it scares an Alpha Garchomp away to save the Galaxy Team and their old friend Alec.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters HGSS

Zoroark debuted in PMHGSS17.

Pokémon Adventures

A Zoroark appeared in Scizor Defends as a resident of the Pokémon Village.

A Zoroark appeared in Chesnaught Protects.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Zoroark appeared in The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation, under the ownership of Kotarō.

Pokémon RéBURST

Hariru has a Zoroark, which was evolved from Zorua. He can use it as a Burst form.

In the TCG

Main article: Zoroark (TCG)

Other appearances

 
Zoroark in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Zoroark appears as a Poké Ball summon. In the 3DS version of the game, it is unlocked after clearing 10-Man Smash. Upon release, it uses Fury Swipes to send fighters into the air, slash them repeatedly, and smash them back down. This move is very similar to Greninja's Final Smash.

 
Zoroark trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Zoroark also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: This Dark-type Pokémon will protect its home and anyone it cherishes by creating illusions to fluster opponents. When it uses Fury Swipes, it will vanish from view and then suddenly appear next to its targets, launching them upward. It will then finish them off by sending them crashing back down.

PAL: This Dark-type Pokémon is a powerful illusionist, and uses its power to confuse any that would threaten its home and loved ones. When it uses its Fury Swipes attack, it vanishes, then reappears next to an opponent and sends them flying into the air. It then slashes at them furiously before slamming them into the ground.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Zoroark appears again as a Poké Ball summon retaining its behavior from the previous game. It also appears as a Spirit.

 
Zoroark in Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon UNITE

Main article: Zoroark (UNITE)

Zoroark is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a melee speedster that starts as Zorua, which evolves into Zoroark at level 5.

Trivia

 
Zoroark's silhouette on Pokémon Sunday
 
Zoroark in Pokémon Battle Chess
  • Zorua, Zoroark, and their Hisuian forms were designed by Atsuko Nishida.[2][3]
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Hisuian Zoroark and its pre-evolution.
    • Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark are also the only Pokémon immune to both of their types.
      • Incidentally, they are the only Pokémon possessing, within the Generation VI type chart, the only possible type combination to be immune to both of their types, as the Normal and Ghost types are the only types immune to each other.
      • Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark are the only Pokémon for whom one of each of their types cancels out a weakness of the other type: Ghost's immunity to Fighting cancels out Normal's weakness to Fighting, and Normal's immunity to Ghost cancels out Ghost's weakness to Ghost.
  • Zoroark was first revealed by Junichi Masuda as a silhouette in the February 7, 2010 edition of Pokémon Sunday. Its full image was later revealed in the March 2010 issue of CoroCoro, alongside its pre-evolved form Zorua.
  • Due to its debut before Generation V in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, it can be seen as a parallel to Lucario, which debuted in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, prior to the release of Generation IV. Unlike Lucario, however, Zoroark was revealed at the same time as its pre-evolved form.
  • Though evolving from Zorua at level 30, pre-release information from CoroCoro suggested it would evolve from Zorua by a method different from known evolution methods. What this method might have been if it was true is unknown.
  • Zoroark and its pre-evolution Zorua are the only non-Mythical Pokémon to have been event-exclusive for a time, prior to the release of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
  • Zoroark appears in Pokémon Battle Chess BW Version. Along with Emboar, Zoroark doesn't behave similarly to any traditional piece in chess.
  • Prior to Version 1.2.0 of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Hisuian Zoroark's base stats were the same as Unovan Zoroark's. This change was undone when Hisuian Zoroark became available in those games. Similar occurences happened to Hisuian Zorua and Kleavor.
    • Furthermore, prior to the Version 2.0.1 update, Unovan Zoroark was unable to learn Encore via TM, while its pre-evolution could.

Origin

Zoroark appears to be based on the kitsune of Japanese folklore, a shape-shifting mythical fox that would trick unsuspecting travelers for fun. Its facial markings may draw from Kabuki and Noh theater makeup. It also resembles a werewolf, due to the fact that it is an anthropomorphic canid with a propensity for shape-shifting. According to Ken Sugimori, Zoroark's large mane is supposed to be a stand-in for its lack of a tail.[4]

Hisuian Zoroark may draw inspiration from vengeful ghosts and revenants. Its coloration may be based on kitsune masks. The red portions on its arms and legs resemble frostbite sores.

Name origin

Zoroark may be a combination of zorro (Spanish for fox) and dark, 悪 aku (evil), or arch- (prefix for "top" or "chief").

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ゾロアーク Zoroark From zorro and dark or aku
  French Zoroark Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Zoroark Same as English/Japanese name
  German Zoroark Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Zoroark Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 조로아크 Zoroark Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 索羅亞克 / 索罗亚克 Suǒluóyǎkè / Suǒluóyàkè Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 索羅亞克 Soklòh'ahāk Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


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