As we've mentioned in the past, Japanese Pokemon Sword and Shield players will be able to obtain a code for Zarude if they pre-book their movie ticket for Pokemon the Movie: Coco. Reservations kick off August 7th, 2020, and are priced at ¥1,400 per ticket (¥800 for junior tickets). Players will receive a code to add Okoya Forest Celebi and Okoya Forest Zarude to their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
In new information, we now know that once Zarude reaches Lv. 90, it can learn the Grass-type status move Jungle Healing. This movie allows Zarude to wrap vines around trees and absorb their energy, then releases that energy combined with its own. This will heal Zarude and its ally Pokemon while also removing any status conditions. Only Zarude can learn Jungle Healing within Pokémon Sword & Shield.