As the Pokémon Day 2020 celebrations continue, as promised a new Mythical Pokémon has been revealed and if you’re hoping to obtain it via normal means, think again.
Details pertaining to the distribution of the newly revealed Zaruda have yet to be disclosed, but plenty of new details have been shared. So, while it will be quite some time before we see Zaruda added to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, at least you can join us for another instalment of “Who’s That Pokémon?” as this time we’re tackling the Rogue Pokémon Zarude.
Classification: Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Weight: 154.3 lbs
Ability: Leaf Gaurd
Description: It 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. They can be used to wrap around tree branches to move around or to grab Berries from distant branches. They’re useful for many different situations. The vines also have a healing property. If the vines are wrapped around a wound, it will heal.
Zarude lives in a pack deep in the heart of dense forests. It treats anyone that isn’t part of its pack with immediate hostility, attacking right away. This is why other Pokémon that live in the same forest are afraid of Zarude. When fighting it swings around using trees and their branches, attacking relentlessly with its sharp claws or any other means it has. Its quick wit helps it excel in battles.
Signature Move: Once Zarude reaches Lv. 90, it can learn Jungle Healing—a unique move only Zarude can learn.
In this Grass-type status move, the Pokémon wraps its vines around trees and absorbs their energy, then releases that energy combined with its own. Healing power radiates around the area and heals both the user and its ally Pokémon, restoring their HP and curing them of any status conditions.
This post was written by Solid Jack