How to get Zorua in Pokemon Go: Evolution & can it be shiny?

Niladri Sarkar
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If you have encountered a creature in Pokemon Go and it transformed into a Zorua when caught, you are not alone. Catching this playful species can be difficult, but we’ve got you covered with all you need to know about Zorua, Zoroark, and their shiny availability in Pokemon Go.

There are a lot of Pokemon to catch out there, and completing the Pokedex is not an easy feat in Pokemon Go. You can hatch some from Eggs, catch them in the wild, and even Raid-battle for Legendaries or Ultra Beasts.

Trainers can catch many species in the wild in Pokemon Go, but some of them disguise themselves as others. Ditto and Zorua are special disguised Pokemon, which makes them very difficult to locate in the mobile game. We know what kind of forms Ditto can take, but Zorua’s disguises are a completely different thing.

So, here are all the details about getting Zorua in Pokemon Go, as well as its shiny availability and evolution.

How to catch Zorua in Pokemon Go

You can get Zorua in Pokemon Go by catching it in the wild where it will be disguised as your Buddy Pokemon. Zorua will feature in the Verdant Wonders event running from March 21, 2024, to March 25, 2024, so you’ll have better chances on those dates.

Regardless of whether your Buddy Pokemon is a Legendary, shiny, or costumed species, Zorua will take on the exact form and appearance of your Buddy. For example, if you have a shiny Dialga as your Buddy Pokemon, Zorua will spawn in the wild as a shiny Dialga.

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Zorua may even take on the form of Pokemon that are not available in the wild.

Here’s how you can assign a Buddy in Pokemon Go:

  1. Tap the Trainer icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  2. You will see an option that will let you Choose a Buddy.
  3. You can then choose your Buddy from your list of Pokemon that appears on the screen.
  4. If you want to change your Buddy, you can click on Swap Buddies at the bottom of your Buddy screen. You can do this up to 20 times a day.

Though Zorua is most likely to spawn as your current Buddy Pokemon, it can also disguise itself as one of your recent Buddies.

We recommend keeping Legendary or shiny Pokemon as your Buddy if you are looking for Zorua. This way, when it spawns in the wild, it will be easy for you to identify it.

Can Zorua be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Zorua is available in Pokemon Go.

Unlike other Pokemon that reveal their shiny form once you tap on them, you will have to wait until the catch is over to know if it’s Zorua as well if it’s shiny.

How to evolve Zorua into Zoroark in Pokemon Go

Zorua evolves into Zoroark with 50 Candy in Pokemon Go.

As Zorua is a rare spawn, we recommend using Pinap Berries to get bonus Candies each time you catch Zorua and evolve it to Zoroark quickly.

That’s all you need to know about getting Zorua in Pokemon Go. For more Pokemon Go content, check out our guides:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].