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Pokedex update, New mythical Pokemon discovered


In celebration of Pokémon Day today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that a new Mythical Pokémon has been discovered in the world of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games—Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon.

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.

It was also announced that from Wednesday, February 26, at 4:00 p.m. PST until Sunday, March 1, at 3:59 p.m. PST, Dynamax Mewtwo may appear in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. While this Mewtwo is incredibly powerful and can’t be caught, Trainers will have a chance to receive rare items like Ability Capsules if they defeat Mewtwo. During the same time period, Trainers can also encounter Dynamax Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Squirtle, and Wartortle in Max Raid Battles. Unlike Mewtwo, Trainers will have a chance to catch these Pokémon if they manage to defeat them.

Source: The Pokemon Company


      1. lol, good thing my only favorite games were Stadium, XD, & Colosseum. Left the series while it was still good. I mean seriously, this really is beyond embarrassing. The Mythical and Legendary Bar has been set pretty low for the past few years at that.

      2. I’m going to make a scary prediction here… This Pokemon will be one of the Smash DLC characters. If they reveal this Pokemon is gonna have it’s own movie then I’m 100% sure

      1. You’re half right. Legendary Pokemon are the ones you can catch in-game but Mythical are the event-only Pokemon. So… Yeah… I am criticizing the Mythical Pokemon from being these crazy beings to just a grass Mankey

  1. I wonder what exactly makes a Pokemon mythical, just the fact that it ain’t available by normal means?
    Because this Pokemon doesn’t really scream “Legends and myth”.

    1. Mythical might as well mean “developer locked content”.
      I mean… At least there seemed to be something special about mythical Pokemon. New had all Pokemon DNA. Celebi time traveled. Etc.

      But hey… I guess once you make alternate dimension wormhole Pokemon and a God Pokemon… You probably don’t have anywhere to go but down.

      1. Yeah I remember playing Diamond/Pearl and being awestruck when finding Darkrai and Shaymin with an action replay.
        Now it just seems like they’re pumping these little shits out too fast to really matter. There’s not really any myth anymore.

      2. They also actually had cool events hidden in the files until you can finally encounter them, now all you have to do is press a couple of buttons and you obtain the mythical Pokémon. Such a good feeling! /s

  2. The term “mythical” may as well be dropped in Pokemon. Not only can people hack them in with minimal effort but in addition the actual creators are handing them out like a salesman with brochures.

  3. Doesn’t scream “mythical” to me purely because I have no desire to have it. Every single mythical in the past I’ve wanted. This looks like a mutation of Mankey and Purrugly.

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