The legendary Pokémon Zarude was recently revealed for Pokemon sword and shield, a monkey with long teeth and a rather intimidating appearance. We will reveal everything we know so far how to catch zarude and all the various abilities it has, as well as when it will be released.
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How to get Zarude in Pokémon Sword and Shield
Right now there is no way to catch Zarude in Pokémon Sword and Shield, with the new Pokémon announced some time ago with an introductory trailer. However, it is likely that the character will be added as a promotional link for the upcoming Pokémon movie, “Pokémon The Movie: Koko,” in which Zarude makes his first on-screen appearance.
When will Zarude be released?
Zarude does not have an official release date yet, though the most recent Japanese trailer for the film says it will be released on July 10. However, this isn’t a scheduled release date for areas outside of Japan, so it’s unclear when exactly we can expect this rather sinister jumpsuit.
Of course, Zarude is not the only set of Pokémon to be added to the games, you can see the upcoming Legendary and Mythical Pokémon in this guide.
What type is Zarude?
Zarude is a dark / grass type. This means that it will be effective against Ghost, Psychic, Terrestrial, Rocky, and Aquatic types. It will be weak to insect, fairy, fighting, fire, flight, ice and poison types. For a more detailed breakdown of rate pairings, you can head over to our Rate Table.
Leaf Guard Skill
Zarude has the Leaf Guard ability. During intense sunlight, Leaf Guard prevents Zarude from being affected by non-volatile state conditions and Yawn. It also avoids the use of rest (source).
Is Zarude a Mythical Pokémon?
Zarude is classified as a Mythical Pokémon. This powerful branch of Pokémon is extremely rare in Pokémon games. Other mythical Pokémon include Mew, Victini, and Celebi. Zarude is the first Gen 8 Mythical Pokémon to be introduced. Once more information about Zarude is provided to us by The Pokemon Company, we will be sure to add it to this page.
For more information on Pokemon Sword and Shield, be sure to check out Nadia’s review. There is also the news from Hirun detailing Galarian Zapdos, Moltres, and Articuno.