Zorua is finally arriving in Pokemon GO – here’s how to catch it and all the possible disguises it could be wearing.
The Tricky Fox Pokemon Zorua is a master of illusions, with the ability to transform itself into all manner of different forms. In the Pokemon canon, Zorua can even take the form of human beings, but Pokemon GO has the creature simply posing as some of its fellow Pokemon.
How to Catch Zorua in Pokemon GO
To catch Zorua in Pokemon GO, players need to find a Pokemon that matches their current Buddy Pokemon in the wild during select special events. They must then catch the wild Pokemon for a shot at it transforming back into the Tricky Fox upon capture.
Like Ditto, Zorua is hiding in the wild, disguised as all manner of other Pokemon. Catching the same creature as your current Buddy could cause the ‘Oh?’ pop-up to appear.
When this happens, your last catch will reveal itself to have been a Zorua the whole time. Hopefully it wasn’t a Pokemon you were actually invested in catching!
When Is Zorua Available in Pokemon GO?
Zorus made its debut during the Shuppet Spotlight Hour, where the Tricky Fox could appear in the wild alongside the Ghost-Type. Zorua is now spawning in the wild on Pokemon GO.
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Current Zorua Disguises in Pokemon GO
Zorua will disguise itself as whatever Pokemon you currently have your Buddy Pokemon set to in Pokemon GO. If your Buddy is set to Zorua, the Pokemon will appear as your previous Buddy, rather than just appearing as itself on the map.
However, if you don’t have a Buddy, Zorua will appear in its regular form. It can even transform into Ditto if you’re walking alongside the original Transform Pokemon!
To check what your current Buddy is, just look in the bottom left corner of the screen, next to your trainer icon, or press on your trainer image to bring up the buddy page.
Zorua hunters should change their Buddy to something distinctive, so they can easily spot the Tricky Fox when it appears.
How to Evolve Zorua into Zoroark
Once you have your Zorua, you’ll be able to evolve it into Zoroark when you’ve collected 50 Zorua Candy.
Simply select the Zorua you want to evolve from your Pokemon list and press Evolve.
Here’s a quick way to boost your candy earning in Pokemon GO and get Zoroark fast.
Can You Catch a Shiny Zorua or Zoroark in Pokemon GO?
No, neither shiny Zorua nor shiny Zoroark is currently in the Pokemon GO game files. However, we expect that they’ll be added in at a later date.
Can You Catch Hisuian Zorua / Zoroark in Pokemon GO?
No, the Hisuian forms of Zorua and Zoroark are not yet in Pokemon GO. We’ll update this article when the Normal/Ghost-Type Pokemon appear in the game files.
Tips to Help Catch Zorua
- Since Zorua appears as your chosen Buddy Pokemon, make sure you’ve picked a distinctive Buddy to easily spot potential catches. Don’t Buddy up with a common spawn!
- Use your Pokemon radar in the bottom right of the screen to track down Zorua’s disguises. The fox itself won’t appear on your radar, but its Buddy disguise might do, so try checking the radar often.
- Use lures and incense to increase the number of wild Pokemon you encounter. This will boost the odds of finding Zorua, as more Pokemon will be spawning with less delay.