Originally Posted by Fat JRank
I've only ever heard it as "TerraCott" (maybe once or twice as "TerraCotta" but I can't recall it if I did), if that helps you decide, and I would think most people have heard it/refer to it as "TerraCott".
and so my post is not completely useless
I faced several Zoroark's in the online tournament, and in every instance I decided to go ahead and attack the Ghost/whatever I saw it would likely be disguised as, and in every case it was indeed Zoroark. This is really situational evidence, however, but I think it's worth a mention that some players will indeed attack as if the Pokemon were Zoroark.
Okay, I'll switch it to "TerraCott". As for Zoroark, all instances of fighting Zoroark this Wi-Fi tourney (and most of the last one) for me ended up with people really having no clue what they were doing with Zoroark. Like hiding it as a Hydreigon (like that one trainer in the VGC Battle Test thing). Maybe 2 in about 30 ever ran Sucker Punch. When playing against them I would largely ignore the possibility of Zoroark, until it showed itself. But that's mostly because the players using Zoroark were just so... bad.
I think I had maybe 2 or 3 out of about 180 opponents try to call Zoroark's Illusion in the Autumn Friendly, so I feel it's a bit of a counter example, though also situational. Ultimately it goes back to the statement I've said at the start of the Bluff section. The opponent needs to:
1. be aware of the bluffed threat
2. actually be threatened by the bluffed threat
Besides, if you actually saw the opponent use their Zoroark, then it's not being used solely for Bluffing purposes. I think what I'm trying to say for the bluff section is bringing a L50 Zoroark that isn't EV trained at all or a Damp Politoed, which are pretty much dead weight in actual combat, are bad ideas for team building. I guess I'll clarify that in the section to drive the point home.