Mythical Pokémon Zarude Revealed For Pokémon Sword And Shield

Zarude Pokémon Sword And Shield Screenshot

The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have revealed Zarude, a new Mythical Pokémon that will soon appear in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Known as the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, this Dark and Grass-type Pokémon can grow vines from the back of its neck, wrists and the soles of its feet at will.

These vines are strong and flexible and can be used for many different situations. Whether that be wrapping them around tree branches to move around or to grab Berries from distant branches, the vines also have healing properties.

Zarude Official Artwork

Zarude

Category: Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 154.3 lb.
Type: Dark/Grass
 
This Mythical Pokémon lives in a pack deep in the dense forests of Galar. It treats anyone that isn’t part of its pack with immediate hostility.

When fighting, Zarude swings around from tree branches, attacking relentlessly with its sharp claws. Its quick wit helps it excel in battles.

Zarude is only available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and can’t be encountered in regular gameplay.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
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