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Zoroark is a Dark-type Pokémon from Generation V.  It evolves from Zorua at Level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Zoroark is a foxlike Pokémon covered mainly in dark grayish fur. It has a pointed muzzle, red lining around its eyes and mouth, teal eyes, a fluffy black ruff of fur around its neck, and a long, voluminous crimson red spiky mane with gray tips. A teal-colored band encircles the bottom part of Zoroark's mane like a ponytail. It has three sharp red claws on both its hands and feet.

Zoroark is able to stand upright on two legs like a biped, but it usually runs upon its forelimbs.

Behavior

Zoroark are mysterious and sometimes mischievous Pokémon, although they are generally more serious than their pre-evolution Zorua. They are very protective of their homes and their family. They will use illusions to trick enemies and prevent them from entering their lair.

Special abilities

Zoroark can create incredibly realistic illusions. They can transform into both people and other Pokémon. They use their illusory powers to protect their lair and their pack. They have the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously with their illusion-generating powers.

Evolution

Zoroark is the evolved form of Zorua as of level 30.

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Zorua, the Zoroark prevolution

Game Info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Lostlorn Forest Event
Black 2/White 2 Evolve Zorua None
X/Y Winding Woods, Pokémon Village Rare
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Evolve Zorua None
Sun/Moon Trade None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Poni Grove Common

Anime

A female Zoroark appears the int Pokémon movie Zoroark: Master of Illusions. In the movie, Zorua called Zoroark "Meema" (Pronounced Mee-Mah) throughout. "Meema" was Zorua's way of calling Zoroark his mom.

Trivia

  • Zoroark is the first Unova Pokémon ever seen in the anime; specifically, in the movie Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
  • In Black 2/White 2, a Backpacker talks to you about Zoroark and a new TM you received. The hiker is later revealed to be a Zoroark under disguise of a Backpacker, then you notice it escaped.
  • Despite getting N's Zorua from the house in Driftveil City in Pokémon Black 2/White 2, N still appears to have a Zoroark, which leads you to N's Castle.
  • Zoroark, Zorua and Ditto are the only Pokémon that can transform into humans and other Pokémon in the games; however, in the movie Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Latias was also shown to have that ability.

Origin

Zoroark is likely based on the Kitsune of Japanese folklore; a shape-shifting, mythical fox that would trick unsuspecting travelers for fun. This is similar to Ninetales, another Pokémon based on the Kitsune. Zoroark also resembles a werewolf, a mythological beast that was human but could shape-shift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like beast.

Etymology

Zoroark's name comes from zorro, which is Spanish for "fox", and "dark".

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