Zoroark was assigned to the Adventure Division (アドベンチャー部) with Robert in the first episode of Pokémon Smash. It is often seen traveling to events with Robert and sometimes goes with TIM on their off set location shoots. It's main role is to cheer and help out by making the kids feel excited about what's going on. In Smash 105
, it was promoted to "Chief of Pokémon Enterprise's Moscow Department", which is just a way of writing it out of the show.
Pokémon Smash #14
In Pokémon Smash #14
, Zoroark had a banner which when revealed stated: Learn a new move (あたらしいわざをおばえる). Robert decided they would be willing to help and they 'reveal' its newly learned move, Rest (ねむる)
. Baba states that it recovers HP. Professor Red though states that Zoroark already knows how to Rest, so it didn't learn a new move. Robert decides they need to show off another 'new' move and this time Zoroark uses Leer (にらみつける)
with a pair of modified glasses on but Red and Shoko quickly state it isn't really using that move. Finally Robert gets Zoroark to show off their final move they have prepared for it, Attract (メロメロ)
but once again Professor Red isn't fooled by the fake hearts in Zoroark's eyes that were used to emulate a real Attract move. Maria gets mad at Robert for trying to fool them with fake moves. Golgo then tells them to go help Zoroark learn a new real move.
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Robert and Zoroark then head out to meet Professor Wazama Shin to see if they can get him to teach Zoroark a new move. Wazama pulls out what looks like a Record Player to Yamamoto from his bag. He pulls out an Agility (こうそくいどう)
TM but Yamamoto thinks its just a record and wonders if the professor is actual a D.J. They hook Zoroark up to the TM machine, insert the TM and begin to teach it to it. When they try to get him to use Agility it becomes apparent that even though Zoroark learned the move, his Agility was a bit slow still as its side to side movements were a bit lacking. The TM Professor decides to enlist Baba to test out a theory to improve Agility's speed. He also gets the Rope Pull Game Team - Wai Wai Women of Tokyo (つな引きチーム ワイワイレディース東京のみなさん) to help carry out his theory. He attaches Baba to two ropes and splits the team in half, 3 team members grabbing hold to one rope. He hopes by alternatively pulling the ropes, Baba's side to side Agility speed will be increased and they can use the technique on Zoroark to increase his Agility speed. Unfortunately the only thing it really accomplished was almost ripping Baba appart.
The professor dig out another TM disk from his bag, this time its Hone Claws (つめとぎ)
. They then send Zoroark to a 'Nails' shop and it comes out 20 minutes later its nails done and hearts and jewels all over it. Robert are all confused until they realize that 'Nails' translates to tsume (つめ) in Japanese and that Zoroark had gone to a Nail Salon.
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The professor goes at it again, this time they decide to teach it Detect (みきり)
. Detect enables the Pokémon to evade all attacks and its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession. They decided to test it out by setting up a bamboo practice sword to a pulley system to see if Yamamoto could catch it before it hit him. The test proved to be a failure as it always hit Yamamoto on the head when he wasn't paying attention but luckily he had a helmet on. They decided see if Baba was any better but he got hit on the head as well but without a helmet on. Finally they decide to see how Zoroark would do with its newly learned Detect move. Unfortunately it couldn't reach above its head high enough to catch it before getting hit on the head.
Zoroark gets a bit mad at the fact that none of the new TM moves it learned were working out as they should and just as that happened it started using a new move which caused Robert and the professor to fall on the ground. They are all amazed by the power of the move that Zoroark just used but they didn't have clue what move it was. They decide to go visit Jun'ichi Masuda to see if he could figure out what move Zoroark learned. He asks Zoroark to try to use the move again so he can see what it is and Zoroark uses it again. Robert, the professor and Jun'ichi Masuda all fall to the ground. He then realizes that the move Zoroark learned was Bark Out (バークアウト)
. He explains that Bark Out deals damage and lowers the target's Special Attack by 1 stage as well as hitting all opponents in double battles and all adjacent opponents triple battles. Jun'ichi Masuda then states they will be giving out a present. It will be a Zoroark that knows Bark Out, a move no other Pokémon can learn or use.
The official Japanese Pokémon Website posted
more detailed information about the Smash Zoroark event just after the episode finished airing. The Smash Zoroark will be available via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection from February 15th, 2011 until March 14th, 2011
. Below are the full details.
Lizardon! I Choose You!!
The New Members and Chief Executive Officer Enter
Let's Study the Basics of BW Pokémon!
What is Robert's Assignment?
Manene Enters! House of Relaxation!
An Investigation of Mysterious 'Power Spots' That Make Good Things Happen in the Games!
Group Member Baba of the Adventure Division Gets in Trouble!?
Do Coil Dream of Electric Mice!?
The Adventure Division's Great Investigation of Different Types of Sommeliers
Director Masuda from Game Freak Visits!
The Desicion to Distribute the New Pokémon 'Kumashun' via Wi-Fi!
Happinas' Happy Nurse!
The New Plan to Teach the New Members About Pokémon, the 'Pokémon Quiz Caravan' Meeting
Releasing 22 New Pokémon at Once
News on the Battle Subway!
Rescue Ralts! Hurry Masato!
Robert Teaches the New Members How to Enjoy the Pokémon Card Game
Pokémon BW News - Pictures Drawn by the PokéSma Members Appear in the Game!?
Enter the Zenigame Squad!
Robert of the Adventure Division uses the C-Gear to Examine Differences
Pokemon BW Information - What Day can you Buy Hiun Ice Cream?
Startled by Ringuma!!
The International Division's Card Battle with Robert of the Adventure Division!
A Battle in Pokémon BW Between Beginner Misaki and Group Member Akiyama!
Lots of Subame, Lots of Peril! I got one in the Touka Forest!!
Wazama Shin Akiyama Teaches About 'Venom Shock' in the BW TV Program 'Live Technically'
A Pokémon Battle between the Third Champion, Group Member Yamamoto, and AAA!
Pikachu and Pichu!
The New Members Participate Actively in the 'Pokémon Quiz Caravan'?
The Pokémon BW Television Viewer Battles Start
Announcing the PokéSma Original C-Gear Skin Results!
Lots of Digda!
The Adventure Division Gets Mystery Eggs from the Day Care Man, What Will They Hatch Into!?
The International Division Obtains Information on Pokémon Eggs
The Adventure Division Predict how the Main Pokémon of the Movie will be Used
The 3rd PokéSun Champion, Group Member Yamamoto, Participates in a Pokémon Battle!
Pokémon the Movie!
The International Division and the Adventure Division's Pokémon Card Searching Showdown!
Director Shoko-tan's Pokémon Battle
Goods Present Project
The Jungle Trio! Hot Spring Battle!!
Delivering Presents to Those who Sent in 'Cosplay Pictures'
AAA Perform the PokéSma ED Tune
Presents: Trade Pokémon with the PokéSma Members
Fushigidane's Mysterious Flower Garden
Professor Wazama Shin Teaches Zoroark a Move & A present from that Person Who Knows All Pokémon
Professor Red's Television Viewer Battle!
Takeshi & Satoshi! Defend Nibi Gym in a Tag Battle!!
The Legendary Pokémon 'Reshiram' and 'Zekrom' Appear in a Card Game Battle!?
Announcing the New Move for Victini, Which Will Appear in the Movie!
The Great Starter Pokémon Panic!!
The New Quiz Caravan Game 'Dotekkotsu's Focus Blast Relay Quiz' Starts!
Information on the Anime-related Present for 'Pokémon BW'!
Metamon and the Copycat Girl
Handsome Yamamoto Makes his 'PokéSma!' Appearance, Helping Others While Well Disguised
The Parent and Child Participating in the 'PokéSma! Great BW Plan' Event Fight in a Television Viewer Battle!
'Immersed in Pokémon Life', starring Group member Akiyama, who is Ignorant About All New Pokémon but Monmen
Group Member Akiyama Engages in a Pokemon Battle with a New Move Attached!
Whose is Togepi!?
The Chief and Professor Head to the Soccer Team's Arena in the 'Pokémon Quiz Caravan'
The Latest News on the Movie 'Victini and the Dark Hero - Zekrom'!
Pull Yourself Together, Lisyan!
Game Designer Morimoto from Game Freak Invited to a Training Gathering!
A battle between Morimoto and Group Member Yamamoto!
Lots of Patcheel! Searching for Happiness on the Other Side of the Mountain!?
A Signature Campaign to Release the Complete Version of Group Member Akiyama's 'Immersed in Pokémon Life' on DVD
SKE48 Participates in a Pokémon Battle!
The Latest Clips from the Movie!
Strike! A Soldier's Pride
Does the Hana Team get their First Victory in the 4th PokéSma Original Card Battle!?
The Latest News on the Movie; Announcing How to Recieve the Victini that Knows 'V-Create'!
Rival Showdown! Getting Windie!
Black Team and White Team Competition Match Quiz Caravan, Debuting New Iwapalace and Victini Events
If Group Member Yamamoto loses this Pokémon Battle, He's Fired?
A New Land! A New Adventure!!
Robert's and the International Division's Spring-themed Pokémon Charaben-making Showdown
If Director Shoko-tan Loses This Pokémon Battle, She's Fired?
Hiun Gym Match! Purehearted Bug Pokémon Battle!!
The PokéSma Members' Showdown Gathering Supporters from Around the City to Cheer on the 2 Different Pokémon movies that will Premiere Together!
SKE48 Make a Return Appearance!
Beware of the Cute Face! Paralyzed by Emonga!!
The Biggest Pokémon Quiz Caravan Yet, with 141 Kids Participating
The Special Victini Received Through the Preorder Movie Ticket's Moves are Confirmed!
Unknown in Wonderland!
Soccer Players Shinji Ono and Naohiro Takahara are Supporters of the Pokémon Movies!?
A Challenge at 'Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS'!
It's Children's Day, Everyone Gathers
Martial Artist Bobby Ologun Participates in a PokeSma Card Battle
Misaki's First Pokémon Battle!
The Maid Cafe Miltank!
The New Character to Succeed Yadon Akiyama Makes His Entrance!?
A Pokémon Battle for the Original King of Pokémon Battles, Group Member Baba!
The Carrier Poppo of the Poppo Service!
Pokémon Quiz Caravan Black-White Competition
Movie News - Announcing the Pokémon to be Distributed in the Theaters
In a Pokémon Battle, Professor Red's Bad Luck...!