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Zarude (ザルード Zaruudo) is a Dark/Grass-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Zarude is a black simian Pokémon with looks resembling a mandrill or baboon. Its head is shaped like an X, and its eyes are red with green irises and black pupils. It has a grey face pattern and a jutting out jaw with 2 visible nostrils and a furry beard. Its teeth are extremely sharp, with 2 on its upper jaw hanging downwards and sticking out.

Zarude has a lean build with 2 black tufts off the hair on each shoulder. Each arm is Long with a green vine wrapped around it resembling a spring, which is the same color as it’s neckwear. Each of its hands is visibly humanoid, with black claws for fingers. Its body has a rib cage pattern and its feet have 4 simian toes and 1 claw at the back. It has a short tail with a star-shaped end like Litten.

Behavior

Zarude often live in large groups and will show hostility to any other species that aren't part of its pack. It is able to manipulate vines from its body as a means of moving amongst the high trees and gathering berries from hard-to-reach areas. It is believed that the vines from Zarude having healing capabilities and will instantly heal any wounds.

During a fight, Zarude relies on its swift acrobatic movements and attack opponents with its claws. It is quick witted and has little to no effort in winning many battles.

Evolution

Zarude does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Event None


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Within dense forests, this Pokémon lives in a pack with others of its kind. It's incredibly aggressive, and the other Pokémon of the forest fear it.
    Dada: This Zarude left its pack to raise a human child. The cloth Zarude would wrap the child with has a comforting scent that calmed the child's crying.

  • Shield

    Once the vines on Zarude's body tear off, they become nutrients in the soil. This helps the plants of the forest grow.
    Dada: This Zarude's special strength stems from its love and care for an orphaned human child that the Pokémon has raised since the child's infancy.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
105
Attack
120
Defense
105
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
95
Speed
105
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Bind 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
6 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
12 Vine Whip 45 100% 25 Grass Physical
18 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
24 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
30 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
36 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
42 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
48 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
54 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
60 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
66 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
72 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
78 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
84 Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical
90 Jungle Healing —% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM00 Mega Punch Type Normal Physical 80 85% 20
TM01 Mega Kick Type Normal Physical 120 75% 5
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM10 Magical Leaf Type Grass Special 60 100% 20
TM11 Solar Beam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM12 Solar Blade Type Grass Physical 125 100% 10
TM15 Dig Type Ground Physical 80 100% 10
TM21 Rest Type Psychic Status —% 10
TM22 Rock Slide Type Rock Physical 75 90% 10
TM23 Thief Type Dark Physical 60 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM28 Giga Drain Type Grass Special 75 100% 10
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire Status 100% 5
TM39 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal Special 60 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
TM43 Brick Break Type Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
TM48 Rock Tomb Type Rock Physical 60 95% 15
TM50 Bullet Seed Type Grass Physical 25 100% 30
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground Special 55 95% 15
TM56 U-turn Type Bug Physical 70 100% 20
TM57 Payback Type Dark Physical 50 100% 10
TM58 Assurance Type Dark Physical 60 100% 10
TM59 Fling Type Dark Physical 100% 10
TM63 Drain Punch Type Fighting Physical 75 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM78 Acrobatics Type Flying Physical 55 100% 15
TM85 Snarl Type Dark Special 55 95% 15
TM88 Grassy Terrain Type Grass Status 100% 10
TM97 Brutal Swing Type Dark Physical 60 100% 20
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground Physical 75 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal Physical 85 100% 15
TR07 Low Kick Type Fighting Physical 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal Status —% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal Status —% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status —% 10
TR30 Encore Type Normal Status 100% 5
TR31 Iron Tail Type Steel Physical 100 75% 15
TR32 Crunch Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
TR37 Taunt Type Dark Status 100% 20
TR39 Superpower Type Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
TR42 Hyper Voice Type Normal Special 90 100% 10
TR48 Bulk Up Type Fighting Status —% 20
TR53 Close Combat Type Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark Special 80 100% 15
TR59 Seed Bomb Type Grass Physical 80 100% 15
TR65 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 90 100% 10
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark Status —% 20
TR72 Power Whip Type Grass Physical 120 85% 10
TR77 Grass Knot Type Grass Special 100% 20
TR93 Darkest Lariat Type Dark Physical 85 100% 10
TR95 Throat Chop Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Breeding

Zarude learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Grassy Glide Type Grass Physical 70 100% 20
SWSH Lash Out Type Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites


Appearance

Anime

Trivia

Origin

Zarude mostly takes traits of various monkeys and apes such as mandrills, baboons, spider monkeys, and gorillas. It may get its grass-typing from how monkeys and apes often live in wooded or jungle areas that contain vines. It may also be based off of an Aye-aye, a nocturnal lemur that lives in Madagascar that was killed as it was thought to be evil due to sneaking into Sakalava people's homes and killing them in their sleep using their thin middle finger, possibly explaining its dark-typing. It could also have been based on the Shuf Monkey from English folklore and the Carew Ape, a ghost gorllia who is said to haunt the Carew castle.

Etymology

Zarude comes from "saru" (monkey) and "rude". The "za" in its name might have also been derived from Zacian and Zamazenta, the two box legendaries of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Gallery

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