Sometimes GameFreak comes up with some downright insane ways to get a Pokémon. Perhaps the most difficult yet are the hoops you have to jump through for Zorua and Zoroark. Because these two were the first Generation V Pokémon revealed, they are already some of the most sought after and unfortunately they are also some of the most frustrating to get. In fact, unless you follow this guide EXACTLY, you won’t be able to get either Pokémon and even then, you had to have done some pretty intricate steps before Pokémon Black and White was even released. Let’s go through the entire process know to make sure you’ll be able to get both Zorua and Zoroark for your collection.
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Now, as the only way to have downloaded these Pokémon was through a copy of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or Soul Silver, you’re going to have to transfer these Pokémon over to your new copy of Pokémon Black and White. However you can’t just transfer your Pokémon over through the Poketransfer process that unlocks after you beat the main game. In fact DO NOT USE THAT AT ALL WITH THESE FOUR POKEMON! If you do, so you will lose the ability to unlock the Zorua and Zoroark events. Instead you’re going to have to unlock a brand new way of transferring these Pokémon over called the Relocator. The Relocator only works on these Pokémon, but the good news is that you can transfer them over at any time, even long before you unlock the Poketransfer process.
Now unlocking the Relocator option is a bit of work in and of itself. First you’re going to have to go to Castelia City. Much like in previous games, you will have to find someone who asks you for a special phrase. You might recall this from trying to unlock things like Mystery Gift. The phrase this man is looking for is “Everyone Happy Simply Connection.” Once you say these four words to him, the Relocator option will open in the main menu of the game.
Now you’re going to need two DS’. One for the cart with your special Pokémon on it, and the other for with your cart of either Pokémon Black or Pokémon White. Choose the Relocator option and start to transfer Pokémon over. To access the Zorua event, choose Celebi and to access the Zoroark event, send over a single member of the Legendary Roaming Trio. You can send the other two over (if you have them) after the event.
Now that you’ve down ALL OF THAT, you can start to trigger the events that let you gain access to Zorua and Zoroark. Whew!
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Once you transfer over one of the Roaming Trio, you’ll be able to access a new area known as the Lostlorn Forest. You’ll also be told about a Pokémon with the ability to create illusions. Enter the forest with your newly transferred over Legend in your party and you’ll receive an event. Here in the Lostlorn Forest, you’ll encounter one of the other members of the trio based on who is in your party. If you have Suicune for example, you’ll encounter Raikou. Once you attack it though, you’ll discover it is actually a level 25 female Zoroark. Once combat is initiated, you’ll only have this one chance to catch it, so make sure you have a lot of Pokeballs!
…and there we go. Now that you know the full (and somewhat insane) process to activate the Zorua and Zoroark events, you should have two fine new additions to your Pokémon collection!
Alexander Lucard was the Editor-in-Chief of Diehard GameFAN and Director of Operations for the InsidePulse network. He has since retired from writing, but clearly shows up now and again. He has worked in video game journalism since 2002 and was also a paid consultant for Konami and The Pokemon Company. Alex has previously written for Tips N Tricks, Gamespot, White Wolf, TSR, Wizards of the Coast, Eden Studios, 411mania, Not a True Ending and more. His writing could also be found in the monthly periodicals Massive Online Gamer and Pokemon Collector Magazine.