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Why does Zoroark, a Unova Pokemon, appear in "Zoroark: Master of Illusion" when Unova hadn't come out at the time?

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In the movie Zoroark: The Master of Illusion, Zoroark appears while Ash is on his journey in Sinnoh, while Zoroark itself is a Unova Pokemon, a region that had not been revealed in the Anime up until then. Is there an explanation for this?

asked Dec 10, 2012 by Ayan
reshown Apr 13, 2013 by Mewderator
how did you make the question ? it doesn't work to me at all !!

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  • Due to its debut before Generation V in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, it can be seen as a parallel to Lucario, which debuted in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, prior to the release of Generation IV. Unlike Lucario, however, Zoroark was revealed at the same time as its pre-evolved form.

  • Coincidentally, they both share the same names in Japanese and English versions of the game, are in the Field Egg group and need 1,059,860 Exp. to reach level 100.

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If Game Freak did the same with Lucario, then it is safe to say that they just wanted to do it that way. This was most likely done to promote Gen. 5 and give a preview of what was to come.

answered Dec 10, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
selected Dec 10, 2012 by Ayan
ok now i get it but... it could be an early version of japense black and white.
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That's because they weren't in the unova region because at the end ash says he'll visit zoura in her reigon.

answered Dec 25, 2012 by pokekid5