We’ve been seeing the silhouette floating around for the past week, but now Zarude, a new mythical Pokémon in Sword/Shield has been revealed.
Here’s what the Pokémon Company have revealed so far:
Incredible news, Trainers! We can now confirm that a new Mythical Pokémon has been discovered. Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, is a Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon that cannot be found through normal gameplay in the world of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. This Mythical Pokémon stands an average of 5′11″ tall, weighs about 154.3 lbs., and is known to have the Leaf Guard Ability.
Zarude can grow vines from the back of its neck, its wrists, and the soles of its feet at will. These vines are strong and flexible, and they can be used for a variety of purposes. Zarude uses the vines to wrap around tree branches to move around or to grab Berries from distant branches. The vines also have a healing property. If Zarude wraps its vines around a wound, the wound will heal.
It has been reported that 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. Because of this, other Pokémon that live in the same forest are afraid of Zarude.
When fighting, Zarude swings around using trees and branches, attacking relentlessly with its sharp claws or any other means it has. Its quick wit helps it excel in battles.
This is all the information we have on Zarude at this time. We will continue investigating this wonderful new Pokémon and update you on any new developments. Remember to check Pokemon.com and visit the official Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield website for the latest news.