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New Pokemon Zorua Won't Be an Easy Catch

Nabing this exotic breed in Pokemon Black/White may require a trip overseas

Details on Pokemon Black/White, Nintendo's latest entry into the venerable game franchise, have begun emerging from Japan in the past couple weeks and there's genuinely a lot for fans to be excited about. A pair of new protagonists, three original starting Pokemon to chose from and the introduction of the Isshu Region, a densely populated urban jungle surrounded by a forest teeming with exotic creatures, all combine to make Black/White the most hotly anticipated Pokemon title in years.

 Eye on the prize: these two suckers won't come easy.
 Eye on the prize: these two suckers won't come easy.
 
And no creature is more exotic in this world than the fox-like Zorua, an innocuous enough looking Pokemon who, along with its evolved form, Zoroark, possesses the ability to throw up a mask of illusion in order to mimic any Pokemon. That's right, you read that correctly. Any Pokemon. This makes Zorua/Zoroark  potentially one of the most fearsome opponents one can face in a multiplayer duel. But Nintendo isn't making the capture of one a simple matter, oh no, and the path to calling one your own is well beyond the means of many stateside fans. The process is this: between now and July 9 pre-order a ticket for the new Pokemon movie coming out in Japan, Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Zoroark Ruler of Illusions. Use the code included with the ticket to receive a special colored version of a previous event Pokemon, either Raikou, Suicune or Entei. Then, import this character into Black/White upon its release and a special confrontation with Zoroark will be activated that players can use to capture the stout beast (if you win, of course). 
 
I suppose we could look at this as either a total bummer or an excuse to hop a tramp steamer to Japan this summer. If you're stuck in the former category, though, don't take it too harshly because Zorua/Zoroark will eventually come to our shores, just try and exercise a bit of patience and remember there's going to be a lot to do in Black/White when it releases this fall.
Jlynnanaon May 20, 2010 at 10:44 a.m.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I can't wait!
JonathanMooreon May 20, 2010 at 12:39 p.m.
Excited!
Arikethon May 22, 2010 at 7:04 a.m.
Wait, this is the only way to catch these Pokemon? That seems pretty lame.
Catolfon June 3, 2010 at 4:42 p.m.
just gotta wait and they'll show up in a trade.
 
I wonder if you can breed them with a Ditto and make babies?
kira112on June 3, 2010 at 7:24 p.m.
cheats ftw?
reinon June 4, 2010 at 3:45 a.m.
Can put up an illuision to mimic any pokemon? Sounds like a glorified ditto to me.
Nerxon June 4, 2010 at 4:07 a.m.
@rein: Poor ditto , screw you nintendo
cfatalison June 4, 2010 at 5:13 a.m.
psssh, already catch GOD and SATAN of the pokemon world
what would a glorified ditto pose to me?

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