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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 fox-like 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.

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

Zoroark (MS013) - A female Zoroark appears the in the 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.

Zoroark (BW129) - A male Zoroark appears in BW129: The Island of Illusions!. In this epsiode Zoroark has been living in Grand Spectrala Island ever since he was a Zorua, when he was a Zorua he got injured and Nurse Joy helped him recover, he befriended her and started to help her, after he evolved Nurse Joy was forced to close The Pokémon Center, after she left he started to take care of injured Pokémon and chase away every Pokémon Hunter. When Ash and his friends came to The Pokémon Center, he helped Iris' Axew recover while pretending to be Nurse Joy, he reunited with Nurse Joy revealing his story. After that Zoroark returns to his original form and Nurse Joy decides to reopen The Pokémon Center, and help him with the wild Pokémon.

Mohn's Zoroark - When Mohn was a young man, he used Zoroark to battle Hala's Hariyama. Hala was impressed with Mohn's brilliant tactics in that battle. Zoroark was present with Mohn when he and Lusamine comforted their crying baby, Lillie.

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 to be 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, although Zoroark is based on the darker variant.

Etymology

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

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