Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokemon, Revealed!

Zarude is the new Mythical Pokemon that was previously seen as a silhouette! It will star in Pokemon Koko and will be available in Sword & Shield later this year.

It is known as the Rogue Monkey Pokemon. It is Dark/Grass and has Leaf Guard as its Ability. It is 5’11” and weighs 154.3 lbs.

Zarude 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.

This Mythical Pokemon 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.


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  1. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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  2. AshCo さくうぴい?!
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    MONKI

    I know this is another one of those Mythicals they'll put in the spotlight for all of two minutes and then abandon forever like the last few, but man, I love Monkey Pokemon and I sure love this guy.
     
  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    1 U-Turn and this thing will die! Especially U-Turn is common to Fighting, Flying, and fast Pokemon like Greninja
     
  4. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
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    ZA (WA) RUDE-(O)!!!!!
     
  5. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Plus the ability is meh and meh
     
  6. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    I can't really get hyped about it from that 30-second video.
    That was kind of lame.
     
  7. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast
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    I hope it can learn Stand Storm

    Do do do do do dooo do do da da ada daaaaa da da daaata taa ta ta ta taaaa
     
  8. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon
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    At first when i looked at it, i thought it was ugly, i still sorta stand by that but im starting to like it more.
     
  9. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    Curses someone beat me to it.... Zarude looks pretty cool. Not Zeraora cool but it's hard to reach that level. Being Grass and Dark you better be fast, otherwise you're just inviting U-turn pokemon to come in
     
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  10. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Oh my God this looks horrible. Doesn't even look special at all, just looks like a regular Pokemon they made during development and didn't want to drop it so they flipped the Mythical Switch.
    Also,
    >2 unrelated grass primates in the same gen
     
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  11. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Darmanitan/Simisear >2 unrelated fire primates in the same gen
    Swampert/Whiscash >2 unrelated water/ground fish in the same gen

    Not the first time it's happened :p
     
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  12. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    Zarude - Dandstorm
     
  13. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    And your point is?
     
  14. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon
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    the point is: its happened before, that means ya shouldnt be surprised that its happened before. to be fair, Zarude looks way different than a normal pokemon, you would hardly see a pitch black, feral looking monkey be available as a non mythical Pokemon

    I can understand the point that 2 primates are in the same region, and both can be very unrelated to it, but the 2 pokemon are somewhat considered special pokemon

    1. you can't find starters in the galar wilds
    2. Zarude is a mythical Pokemon, which also can't be found in the galar wilds

    it doesnt really matter if they are totally unrelated imo
     
  15. jamashawalker Ikouze!
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    When you think about it. Almost every mystical Pokemon looks like a regular Pokemon. Just spruce it up a bit and slap the "mystical" logo on it and there you go lol
    Hoops is probably the only exception to this because it's design is waaay too distinct to not be legendary
     
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  16. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    I'm not surprised as much as I am disappointed. I didn't like when they did it before, I don't like that they did it now. Just... they couldn't think of any other ideas?
     
  17. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon
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    I mean, a mythical Pokemon to me, is still a mythical Pokemon.

    It means something more than the usual pokemon, i feel they spent a bit of time thinking of it but im not really sure.
     
  18. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast
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    This made me think of something:

    Have they ever made a Mythical NORMAL type?

    They should make something simple--like Luvdisc simple, with an unassuming look on its face.

    Totally NORMAL, unassuming--we call it "Bob". And it can say SOME English, like Meowth, but less impressive.

    "Hey Bob"

    "Hey guys."

    "Hows it going?"

    "...I guess..."
     
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  19. AshCo さくうぴい?!
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    Arceus and Meloetta are both Normal types though they also had their gimmicks with type changing/Meloetta also being part Psych/Fighting. Your idea reminds me though, I always wondered why they haven't yet done a Ghost/Normal Pokemon. I always imagined it'd be the typical ghost under a sheet type of deal. Totally plain but you could really do something with it.
     
  20. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    Like @Luplayz said, it's happened before, so it's not really surprising that it happened again. With that said however, I agree with you that I think they should've done something different, typing wise at least. A combination of Dark, Ghost or Fighting (and to an extent Fairy or Psychic) are all types I could see fitting for Zarude (hate the name btw).

    To me it kinda looks like it was supposed to be in a trio with Oranguru and Passimian, got cut and then they decided on a Tarzan'esque movie, needed a Mythical, went through some old designs and picked that one. I don't think it looks bad, but I just don't think it looks special either.
     
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