Posted by: Shdowgroudon | February 10, 2010

FIRST FIFTH GENERATION POKEMON REVEALED: Illusion Ruler Zoroark! / Event Celebi?

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our silhouette revelation.

CoroCoro March scans have come in, and we now have several questions answered.

The silhouetted Pokemon codenamed “Z” has been revealed to be named “Zoroark.”

It is a brand-new Pokemon and will probably not be a legendary or evolution of a current Pokemon. Why? Its pre-evolution was also revealed: “Zorua.”

These Pokemon are both Dark-type and, due to their species titles “Evil Fox” and “Monster Fox,” appear to be based off of mythical Japanese fox spirits known as ‘kitsune.’

(this is also what Vulpix and Ninetales are based on, as well as other characters such as Tails from Sonic and the Nine-tailed Fox from Naruto)

Now for some speculation!

If these Pokemon are indeed based on kitsune, being Dark-typed, they could be based on evil kitsune, whereas Ninetales is a normal kitsune. What’s the difference? Well, in old Japanese lore, although most of these fox spirits do enjoy playing tricks on people, they’re just harmless pranks.

However, there are some kitsune that truly are evil and can possess the bodies of other animals and humans.

So why does this matter?

Well, in the Movie 13 trailer, an evil form of Ash was briefly seen grinning at his good counterpart. If the movie is starring Zoroark, a Pokemon based on an evil kitsune, perhaps it has this power as well!

The next thing is: how do these powers convert to the video games? Will Zoroark have a unique Ability or move it can use? Will it learn Transform?

Stay tuned for more information!

EDIT: As a side note, it appears Celebi may be given away at the movie, as has been speculated since HG/SS’s releases. If so, this Celebi will activate an event at Ilex Shrine, allowing you to time travel and revealing your rival’s connection to Giovanni.


PS. In my opinion, Zoroark looks too 4th-gen; I was expecting something a little cooler-looking. But it does look pretty awesome crouching down.

Aside from looking a little like Glameow somehow, I have nothing against Zorua, though. I can’t wait to get one on my team – I think it looks pretty cute! =3



  1. AWESOME!!!!!!! This is something I have been waiting for! I liked Ninetails, it was ok, but this pokemon is FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!!!!! I cant wait for it.

    Ah, my cousin is freaking out. Ninetails is (WAS) her favorite pokemon. Wow… Just… wow…

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  4. These are so cool!! Not to mention I’m just dying to get one in the future! It’d make an awesome fire starter.

  5. Glad to see your still posting here! It’s been awhile and good find I can’t wait for the new pokemon games!

    • Hey, Anthonyco! Long time no see! 😀

      Yep, I’m still posting, albeit not as much as I used to, unfortunately. But I try. XD

      Yeah, they look pretty cool so far! Although there are some things I don’t like as much (judging by the screenshots) as in previous generations… but oh well. Any new Pokemon are awesome by me!

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