Zarude - How to Get and Release Date | Pokemon Sword and Shield

This is a page on the Pokemon Zarude, announced on Pokemon Day 2020. Read to learn about the latest information on this new mythical Pokemon, including its stats, location, release date, and how to get it.

Zarude - Type and Abilities

Zarude - Type

Type 1 Type 2
Dark Image Grass Image

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Type Defenses

Deals 4x damage
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Deals 2x damage
Fire Image Ice Image Fighting Image Poison Image Flying Image Fairy Image
Deals 0.5x damage
Water Image Grass Image Electric Image Ground Image Ghost Image Dark Image
Deals 1/4x damage
Deals 0x damage
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Name Description
Leaf Guard Prevents problems with status in sunny weather.

Egg Group

Egg Groups

What We Know So Far


Height 5'11"
Weight 154.3 lbs.

The Rogue Monkey Pokemon

Zarude fights by swinging around trees and branches, and attacking its foes head-on with its claws or anything it has its hands into. With its quick wit, it easily wins battles.

Hostile to Others

Unknowingly to many, Zarude resides deep in forests, and will immediately attack any Pokemon that is not part of its pack.

Hostile and territorial, many Pokemon that live in the same forest are afraid of Zarude.

Versatile Vines

Zarude can grow its vines at will; it can grow vines from his nape, wrists, and to the soles of its feet.

Zarude uses its vines to swing around branches, or to pick up berries from afar. The vines also have a healing property; any wound that is wrapped around Zarude's vines will heal.

Zarude Release Date

Zarude Will Debut in the New Pokemon the Movie: Coco

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The 23rd Pokemon movie, titled Pokemon the Movie: Coco is set to release in theatres in Japan. Zarude, the newly-discovered Rogue Monkey Pokemon, will make its first appearance in this movie.

Available on June 15

Zarude will be available to receive on June 15, if you pre-purchase a ticket to the movie.

How to Get Zarude

Pokemon the Movie: Coco Ticket Pre-Purchase

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Pre-purchase Period April 17 (Fri) to July 9 (Thu)

By pre-purchasing a ticket for Pokemon the Movie: Coco, which will be sold from April 17 (Fri), you can get Zarude and a shiny Celebi in celebration of the movie. You can receive the two Pokemon regardless of whether you have purchased the Expansion Pass DLC.

However, as the movie is only scheduled to be released in Japan, there's still no info on how those outside of Japan will receive these Pokemon. However, based on past events featuring Mythical Pokemon, similar events will likely be announced in other countries as well.

Zarude Receiving Period

Zarude Receiving Period June 15 (Mon) to Sep 30 (Wed)

You should be able to receive Zarude using a serial code which you can use starting June 15 (Mon).

  • Note that you can only receive this Pokemon within the time period.
  • You can only use a serial code once, so be careful.

Pokemon the Movie: Coco Details

The movie will premiere in Japan on July 10 (Fri). See the JP official movie website for prices and more details.
Ticket Pre-purchase | Pokemon the Movie: Coco (JP)

Zarude Stats and Characteristics Predictions

Exceptional Base Stats

Because of the healing property of its vines and its Leaf Guard ability, we predict that Zarude may be more of a defensive Pokemon, with high Sp. Atk or Sp. Def stats, similar to or higher than Venusaur, another Grass-type Pokemon with a defensive battling style.

Pokemon H A B C D E Total
Venusaur ImageVenusaur 80 82 83 100 100 80 625

Legendary Pokemon's Inability to Breed or Hatch from Egg

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Most Legendary Pokemon cannot breed because they are usually genderless, but with one exception, Heatran. Heatran has a gender but cannot breed.
However, Manaphy can breed but the egg only gives a Phione.

Thus, taking this history into account, there is a possibility that Zarude would not be able to breed. Players might not also be able to get a Calyrex from a hatched egg.

Legendary Pokemon's Inability to Evolve

Most Legendary Pokemon cannot evolve and this might be true to Zarude.

Special Characteristics of Zarude

Sp. Atk
Sp. Def
Total Base Stats

Locations Where Zarude Appears and Evolution

Where to find Zarude

Random Encounter

Map Appearance Rate

Visible Encounter

Map Appearance Rate

Moves learned by Zarude

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset by TM

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset by TR

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset through a Move Tutor

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset from an Egg

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

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