Pokemon Sword & Shield - Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokemon, revealed in new trailer

Zarude is a Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon that can grow vines from the back of its neck, its wrists, and the soles of its feet at will. The vines are strong and flexible and are useful for many different situations. They can be used to wrap around tree branches to move around and grab Berries from distant branches, and they even have healing properties.

Name: 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. Launched in November 2019, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the latest titles in the core Pokémon video game series and are available on Nintendo Switch systems.

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: pokemon, switch


I don't care if it's Dark/Grass, I just want it to learn Sandstorm.

Pretty cool design, although it seems to have the same issue than other recent Mythical/Legendary Pokémon: it just doesn't feel Mythical to me. Just what does this admitedly cool monkey do that puts it on the same category as Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, etc.?

Still, I look forward to having one.

Reminds me of the mini boss in the forest dungeon in Twilight Princess


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