Your Complete Guide to Catching & Battling Zorua in Pokemon GO!

Are you struggling to catch Pokemon Go Zorua? Find out the best tips to catch this.

The Pokédex of Pokemon Go has hundreds of species from many generations and regions. Catching a wild Pokemon is easier, but trainers struggle a lot when a rare species spawns in the wild. Some Pokemon take different forms. These units appear in disguise of other pocket monsters and they are called ditto Pokemon. Zorua, the dark-type Pokemon, is one of the rare Pokemon that is hard to find in the wild.

Zorua takes a different form and spawns as a trainer’s buddy Pokemon. A buddy Pokemon is not exactly a Ditto, but it’s similar to that. Zorua is available in Pokemon Go new season. Finding a Zorua is challenging and this creature can evolve and has a shiny form as well. Here’s all about Pokemon Go Zorua, shiny Zorua and evolution forms.

How to Catch Zorua in Pokemon Go?

Zorua Pokemon Go
Zorua Pokemon

Catching a Zorua Pokemon is a challenging task for Pokemon Go trainers. Here’s how you can catch the Dark-type unit,

  • Explore the Trainer tab and pick a buddy Pokemon
  • You can choose a legendary Pokemon as your buddy
  • Use Lure Modules to increase the spawning rate for Zorua
  • Once you catch a Zorua on the map, a message “OH” will be on your screen

That’s how you can catch a Zorua in Pokemon Go. You have to use buddy Pokemon and lure modules and find them in the wild. Zorua frequently spawns within 5 km in the game.

Is Zorua a Good Option for PvP?

Zorua is a Dark-type Pokemon and it’s a good counter for PvP raids. It doesn’t have high stats when compared to other top units, but you can use it for gym raids and PvP battles and avoid them for ultra league battles. Zorua is stronger against Dark, Psychic, and Ghost units and you can ignore Zorua for battles against Bug, Fairy and Fighting. It gets a damage boost during Fog weather and here are its best moves,

  • Feint Attack – The dark type fast move is an ideal option for PvP raids
  • Foul Play – Foul Play is a dark type charge and it deals heavy damage

Pokemon Go Zorua Evolution & Shiny Zorua

Zorua stats

Pokemon Go Trainers can evolve Zorua to Zoroark using 50 candies. There’s a shiny form for both Zorua and Zoroark. Shiny Zorua rarely spawns in the wild and there’s an increased chance during battle days.

Best Counters to Beat Pokemon Go Zorua

You can beat both Zorua and Zoroark by exploiting their weaknesses. Here are top 3 counters to beat Zorua and its evolution in Pokemon Go,

Shadow Machamp

The fighting type unit is an excellent counter to defeat Shadow Machamp and this Pokemon can be unleashed during cloudy weather. The best moves are,

  • Karate Chop – Karate Chop, the fighting type fast move enhances attacks and deals lethal damage
  • Counter – The fighting type fast move deals 20 dps
  • Dynamic Punch – Dynamic Punch is a fighting type charge move and deals 90 dps during PvP raids


The rock and fighting type has explosive movesets to overcome Zorua’s damage and win the raid.

  • Sacred Sword – The fighting type charge move is one of the best moves for Terrakion and it can be used during Cloudy and Partly Cloudy weather
  • Smack Down – The Rock-type fast move attacks faster and gets increased defense

Mega Blaziken

Mega Blaziken is a top-tier offensive unit. This fire and fighting unit has high stats and excellent movesets to beat Zorua,

  • Focus Blast – An incredible fighting type move for Zorua that deals over 140 dps on average
  • Fire Spin – The fire-type fast move increases attacks and can be another good counter

That’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Zorua build, skills and movesets. You can catch the dusk form of Lycanroc with these tricks.


Is Shiny Rotom Available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, there’s a shiny version of Pokemon Go Rotom. Trainers can participate in the Sinnoh Tour raids and challenges and unlock Rotom as well. The Sinnoh Tour event can be unlocked through a redemption code.

How to Get Pokemon Go Candies?

Candy is an in-game resource and currency in Pokemon Go. Trainers can earn unlimited candies by completing PvP raids, boss raids and five-star battles. Using berries to catch Pokemon doubles candies and you can evolve Pokemon to get more candies. With candies, you can evolve Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Catching Pokemon is the best method to farm candies.

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