Pokémon's Fifth Generation Begins With Zoroark

Scans from the latest CoroCoro Comic out the first new Pokémon of the fifth generation, Zoroark, the monster fox Pokémon and star of the franchise's 13th animated feature, Phantom Ruler Zoroark.

First shown in silhouette during this weekend's Pokémon Sunday in Japan, CoroCoro Comic magazine scans from across the sea have confirmed the mysterious creature as Zoroark, a monster fox Pokémon that begins life as the adorable Zorua, who is small, fluffy, and thoroughly evil, much like a Pekingese.

So technically these are the first two fifth generation Pokémon, but I never know if we should consider evolutionary forms as separate entities or parts of the same whole. Hell, I didn't even realise there were four generations for there to be a fifth of, but upon doing a little research I've figured that whole mess out.

Generation 1: Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Generation 2: Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Generation 3: Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Generation 4: Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Generation 5: Whatever is next.

I hope that clears things up.

With the revelation of Zoroark comes the true name of the upcoming 13th Pokémon movie. Originally called Pokémon: Phantom Ruler Z, it's now called Phantom Ruler Zoroark.

There've been 12 Pokémon movies? My goodness.

Wednesday: Fifth Generation Pokémon Revealed! [Serebii.net - Thanks William!]


    150 is enough.

    Must be nice to build a franchise where adding content is as easy as some concept art and a new database entry.

    You have no idea how much my kids enjoy this whole rich universe of entertainment.

    You missed HeartGold and SoulSilver in Gen 4.

    There are more than 500 carefully crafted and documented Pokemon creatures.

    Go and look at Bulbapedia to understand how big Pokemon is.

    Can we please have someone knowledgeable commenting on the phenomenon that is Pokemon gaming rather than some patronising n00b?


      Wow that was pretentious, is your colon still looking healthy even with your giant head crammed up there?


        Hey, my nic is hubris. What did you expect?

          Touché sir.

      Well it would be nice to have unbiased coverage of breaking vidyagaem news.

    Oh, and you missed some Gen 3 games - FireRed and LeafGreen and probably some others that I don't know about.

    Amateur! I'm just a father of little tiny Pokemon fanbois. An honest to goodness adult Pokemon fanboi should Google this and give you a real lecture. Let's see if we can SEO one over to beat you up: Pokemon Generation 5 Zorua Zoroark preview video free giveaway cosplay...

      i dont think he is counting the cashcow remakes that nintendo are pumping out.. because Heart Gold and Soul Silver technically contain GENERATION 2 POKEMON! which is what Mr. Fahey is on about.. dont call yourself a pokemon fan hubris your a Poke'Fag :P

    HeartGold and SoulSilver were never gen. 4, they're simple remakes, just like FireRed and LeafGreen.

    But yeh, I don't see anything wrong with adding more pokemon to the series, there's only so much 150 characters can bring to a 13-year series. I don't understand people's sudden emasculation when more pokemon are added. You obviously don't pleh it, so don't comment on it.

    I'll be interested in what Legendaries they concoct for this series, last time I checked they had already invented the God Pokemon haha. MewThree maybe?


      HG and SS are still Gen 4 games, even if remakes. They are on the DS and use Gen 4 technology.

      Depleted Uranium legendary Pokemon?

    I will preorder the 2nd gen remakes, I MAY play gen 4 and 5 but I've been consistently disapointed by the quality of Pokemon in those games.

    hubris is golden.

    Here's hoping the big change the developers mentioned is the main series making the leap from static sprites to full animations, even if they are only 2D.

    Fire Red and Leaf Green are gen(generation) 3 remakes of gen 1 games, but they are still gen 3. Heart Gold and Soul Silver are gen 4 remakes of gen 2.

    The game has evolved a lot more than just adding new pokemon over the years. Adding features such as natures made breeding an additional past time players could do to perfect their game. The addition of abilities adds more depth to pokemon choice and viability. The addition of 2 vs 2 battles is mostly gimmicky for how often it's used, but still there. The biggest change to the series was the split of special and physical attacks in gen 4. It will be interesting to see what gen 5 brings.

      Maybe, just maybe they'll stop screwing around with competitive players and scrap the whole IV/EV thing. Stealth Rock should also be nerfed.

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