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Zeraora (ゼラオラ Zeraora) is an Electric-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

Biology

Physiology

Zeraora is a bipedal feline Pokémon. It has mostly yellow fur with black lightning bolt designs, which cover its head, arms and part of it legs. It also has black fur on its face. It has blue bolts for whiskers and a blue spike on its head. Zeraora doesn't have a tail but it has long, tail-like fur between its shoulders on its back that takes the shape of a lightning bolt. Its paw pads are blue and its feet are black with three claws.

Abilities

Zeraora creates a powerful magnetic field by emitting strong electric currents from the pads on its hands and feet. It can use this magnetic field to levitate and move through the air at high speed. Its max speed is said to be about the same as that of a lightning strike.

Unlike other Electric-type Pokémon, it doesn’t have an organ within its body that can produce electricity. However, it is able to gather and store electricity from outside sources, then use it as its own electric energy. When it uses massive amounts of electricity, its fur stands on end all over its body.


Evolution

Zeraora does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Event Only None
Sword and Shield Transfer from Pokémon HOME None


Pokédex entries

  • Ultra Sun

    It electrifies its claws and tears its opponents apart with them. Even if they dodge its attack, they'll be electrocuted by the flying sparks.

  • Ultra Moon

    It approaches its enemies at the speed of lightning, then tears them limb from limb with its sharp claws.

  • Sword

    It runs as fast as lightning strikes, shredding its opponents with its high-voltage claws.

  • Shield

    Electricity sparks from the pads on its limbs. Wherever Zeraora runs, lightning flashes and thunder echoes.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
88
Attack
112
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
102
Sp. Def
80
Speed
143
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
5 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
8 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
12 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
15 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
19 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
22 Fake Out 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
26 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
29 Thunder Punch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
33 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
36 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
40 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
43 Plasma Fists 100 100% 15 Electric Physical
47 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
50 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Zeraora learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Anime

Main article: Zeraora (MS021)
Dia Zeraora

Zeora in the anime.

Zeraora first appeared in "The Power of Us", where serve a major role in the film.

Another Zeraora also appear in SM100: Battling the Beast Within!, where it is under the ownership of Dia.

Trivia

  • Zeraora is currently the only Electric-type Mythical Pokémon.
  • From all Pokémon introduced in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Zeraora is the only Pokémon that isn't an Ultra Beast.
  • According to Zeraora (MS021)’s manga backstory, it was said to be born after a lightning bolt struck the mouth of an erupting volcano.
  • Using this code (QKUW-WWWW-WWWL-J5TL) found in a battle video released by the Pokémon Company on 26/4/2018, it was usable via legitimate means prior to its distribution.

Origin

Like Raikou and Manectric, Zeraora is based on a Raijū, a mythical animal that is an embodiment of lightning, sometimes represented as a cat or tiger. It might also be based on the kamaitachi, a weasel-like mythical creature from Japanese myth, (albeit only in concept, as Sneasel is already based on this being)since it has sharp claws and is very fast.

It is likely based on catgirls due to its cat-like ears, feline forearms, humanoid traits, and the long fur on its back resembling both long hair and a tail. These are traits catgirls commonly have.

It may be based on Onis, which are often associated with tiger pelts and lightning much like Electabuzz.

Its shiny form is based on white tigers and possibly the White Tiger of the West, a creature in East Asian mythology that represents the element of metal, as metal conducts electricity.

Considering that Alola is based on Hawaii, it may be based on Kanehekili, the Hawaiian god of thunder, though it is not related to the Tapus.

Etymology

Zeraora is a combination of the words "zap" and "tora", Japanese for "tiger", as well as the Japanese kiai shouts "ora".

Gallery

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