How to get Zorua and evolution Zoroark in Pokémon Go

Zorua and Zoroark, its evolution, were released as a surprise during the Pokémon Go Halloween 2022 event.

According to its Tricky Fox category, catching Zorua in Pokémon Go means falling victim to one of its illusions.

Despite a troubled launch, Zorua is now available until Tuesday, November 1 at 10am (local time).

Below, we cover how to get Zorua and evolve it into Zoroark in Pokémon Go, so that when the time comes, you can add these Gen 5 Pokémon to your Pokédexes.

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How to get Zorua in Pokémon Go

Zorua first appeared in New Zealand during Spotlight Hour on Tuesday 25 October. This version, however, was buggy and the Zorua spawns were disabled for the rest of the world shortly after.

Instead, Zorua launched (or re-released if you prefer) on Friday, October 28, and will be available until Tuesday, November 1 at 10 a.m. (local time), which is when the 2022 Halloween event ends.

Zorua will appear as a perfect replica of your Pokémon friend, even if that Pokémon friend is shiny. To catch a Zorua, you will need to catch a fake friend and then this friend, similar to Ditto, will reveal himself to be a Zorua.

As of this writing, we’re not sure if having your Pokémon friend adventuring at your side is a requirement for Zorua to spawn or if it affects the spawn rate in some way. For this reason, we highly recommend making sure your friend is walking on the map when you are searching for Zorua.

If you want to see how the Zorua capture works, watch this video uploaded to Twitter by @xxLordSupremo:

Here’s a clearer video on Zorua’s spawns!

— 𝔐𝔞𝔰𝔱𝔢𝔯𝔚𝔞𝔯𝔩𝔬𝔯𝔡 (@MasterWarlord01) October 25, 2022

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The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! The Psychic Spectular event is back! You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

How to evolve Zorua into Zoroark in Pokémon Go

To turn Zorua into Zoroark in Pokémon Go, you need to collect 50 Zorua Candy.

Both Zorua and Zoroark are dark-type Pokémon. (Image credit:

Since Zorua is currently only available for a very short period of time, we highly recommend using Pinap Berries when trying to catch it. These berries, along with the Halloween event bonuses, will get you a good amount of Zorua candy very quickly. You might even have enough to turn him into Zoroark!

Good luck catching Zorua!

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