Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Where to Find Zorua and How to Catch

Discover how to find the devious fox!

by Kara Phillips

Zorua has always been one of the more devious Pokemon in the franchise and has proposed a challenge to players looking to catch one since it joined the franchise in Generation V. While it appears in the Paldea region for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, it’s not particularly easy to find or catch. With Pokemon spawning more frequently in the overworld and the game straying from its traditional wild encounters, you’d imagine the journey to finding Zorua would be much easier. Unfortunately, several strings are still attached if you want to add this Pokemon to your party. So read on to find out where to look for one and how to catch it.

How to Catch Zorua in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

When it comes to catching Zorua in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the species acts the same way as in previous Pokemon games, including Pokemon GO. Zorua will disguise itself as another Pokemon in the overworld, making it pretty tricky to spot. But this doesn’t necessarily mean it will hide as the Pokemon it’s surrounded by. Essentially, if you’re looking for a Zorua, the black sheep of a Pokemon pack may heavily hint towards something not being quite right. In addition to this, Zorua’s PokeDex entry states that the species likes hanging around trees. So Tagtree Thicket might be a prime location to head first. In addition to this, try Area Two and Three of the West Province, alongside Area Two of the North province, which is where the majority of Zorua spawns occur. Unusually, you won’t be able to tell whether or not you have encountered a Zorua until you enter the battle screen.

It’s essential to remember that you will need to be actively involved in the battle to reveal Zorua’s proper form. If you send your partner Pokemon on a Let’s Go battle, it’ll just appear in the form of the Pokemon it has adopted, and you may defeat it without realizing it is Zorua. To be on the safe side, make sure you are engaging in traditional Pokemon battles when hunting for this elusive fox Pokemon. Once you have a Zorua, you can work towards evolving it into Zoroark as soon as it hits level 30.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on Nintendo Switch.