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Pokemon Company reveals Mythical Pokemon Zarude’s signature move

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed the Mythical Pokémon Zarude’s signature move, Jungle Healing.
 
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.
 
Name: Zarude
Category: Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Height: 5′11″
Weight: 154.3 lbs.
Type: Dark/Grass
 
Once Zarude reaches level 90, it can learn Jungle Healing, a unique move only it can learn. In this Grass-type status move, the Pokémon wraps its vines around trees, absorbs their energy, and then releases that energy combined with its own. Healing power radiates around the area and heals both Zarude and its ally Pokémon—restoring their HP and curing them of any status conditions.
 
Zarude is only available in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games 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.
 

Source: The Pokemon Company

15 comments

  1. Ok it’s not encountered in normal gameplay so would be nice if they told us how. Hopefully there’s some sort of small in game scenario to go through to catch it rather than just through mystery gift.

    1. Like any other mythical pokemon ever it’s either gonna be a mystery gift that’s Zarude itself or an item to encounter Zarude

      1. I remember in B/W the Victini event where you got shipped to some house/island and had to catch him.
        Good days.

      2. Sure you’re not thinking of Darkrai in D/P? I barely remember gen 5 but I seem to recall them just giving you Victini on the game’s release.

      3. Yeh I’m positive.
        In D/P you could obtain Darkrai via the letter
        Shaymin via a letter and then go to the Victory Road and encounter it in a grassfield
        and for Arceus you could obtain a flute (only via hacks though) and climb the stairs up to him and try to fight him.
        I also remember playing through Pokémon Ranger so I can obtain a Manaphy egg and a special Heatran :)
        Too bad Pokémon isn’t what it used to be. Maybe I’ll try out Sword&Shield once the DLC hits.

      4. +Matthew Young
        No, Nephstinus is right, you had to travel to an island where you encounter Team Plasma and had to fight them to get the Victini.
        Darkrai was also a similar procedure where you had to travel to an island to catch it.

      1. Oh, but then what have they replaced it with? They have keep all the support mechanics relevant.

    1. +Henri
      I literally came to the comments to see if someone had made the joke, you do not disappoint.

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