Zarude (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Zarude
Rogue Monkey Pokémon
ザルード
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Zarude
Zarude
Dada Zarude
Dada Zarude



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Grass
Unknown Unknown
Dada Zarude
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Leaf Guard Cacophony
Dada Zarude
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Dada Zarude
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
Zarude
0'0" 0 m
Dada Zarude
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
154.3 lbs. 70.0 kg
Zarude
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Dada Zarude
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
300
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Zarude
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HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Dada Zarude
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Dada Zarude
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
0
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Zarude has an alternate form called Dada.

It was revealed on Pokémon Day 2020.

Biology

 
Zarude using Jungle Healing

Zarude is a simian Pokémon resembling a baboon or mandrill. Its body is primarily covered in coarse black fur, though its chest and belly are patterned with shorter gray fur. Its upper snout, palms, and rings around its eyes are devoid of fur, and its skin is a light gray. The fur around the side of its head angles into wing-like crests on either side of its eyes. The eyes themselves have red sclerae, green irises, and black, slitted pupils. Its teeth are pointed and its canines are visible when its mouth is closed.

Zarude can extend prehensile vines from its wrists, neck, and the soles of its feet at will. It uses these strong and flexible vines to attack, swing from trees, and collect food from a distance. Zarude’s vines can also rapidly heal wounds when wrapped around them, and absorb energy from trees.[1] While resting, only the tips of the vines at Zarude's neck and feet extend beyond its skin. However, the vines extending from Zarude's wrists are typically wrapped around its forearms in four concentric rings. Occasionally, Zarude's vines tear off and become nutrients for the soil of the forests it lives in.

Zarude are social and live in packs. They're usually incredibly aggressive, and frighten most other Pokémon. They attack anyone that aren't part of their pack; they excel in battle with their sharp claws and quick wit.[1] However, Zarude occasionally exhibit a softer side. A Zarude named 'Dada', wearing a pink ripped cape bearing Celebi's National Pokédex number, split from its pack to raise and nurture an orphaned human infant. It's said that this Zarude derived a unique strength from its bond with the adopted human child.

Zarude is the only known Pokémon capable of using the move Jungle Healing.

In the anime

 
Zarude in the anime
 
Dada Zarude in the anime

Major appearances

Dada

A tribe of Zarude debuted in Secrets of the Jungle, which included several Zarude with unique physical characteristics. The one most prominently featured was nicknamed Dada.

Minor appearances


In the TCG

Main article: Zarude (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #211
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.
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
Sword 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 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.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Event
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

In events

Zarude
Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Jungle Zarude All Online 60 August 7, 2020 to March 31, 2021
SwSh International Jungle Zarude All Online 60 November 13, 2020 to March 31, 2021
SwSh Korean Jungle Zarude All Online 60 September 15 to November 30, 2021
Dada Zarude
Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Jungle Dada Zarude All Online 70 December 25, 2020 to March 31, 2021
December 10, 2021 to March 31, 2022
SwSh Korean Jungle Dada Zarude All Online 70 September 15 to November 30, 2021
SwSh International Jungle Dada Zarude All Online 70 October 7, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Leftovers (100%)   Choice Scarf (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
105
165 - 212 320 - 414
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
066 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1212 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
1818 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2424 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
3030 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3636 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100100% 20
4242 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
4848 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
5454 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
6060 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
6666 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
7272 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
7878 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
8484 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
9090 Jungle Healing Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zarude
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zarude

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM10  TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM88  TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR72  TR72 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR93  TR93 Darkest Lariat Dark Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zarude
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zarude

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zarude in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Zarude in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zarude
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zarude

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zarude
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zarude

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 233 Base Attack: 242 Base Defense: 215
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Vine Whip, Bite
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Power Whip, Energy Ball

In Pokémon GO, Zarude can be obtained by completing the limited-time Special Research, Search for Zarude!

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Zarude
 Dark  Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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  For other sprites and images, please see Zarude images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Zarude appears to be based off a black lemur, having traits similar to it such as the toothcomb, elongated snout, claws (instead of fingernails), and non-prehensile tail. Male black lemurs sport a stark black coloration, with some individuals having slight grey accents on the face. The orange belly on shiny Zarude could be a reference to the fact that female black lemurs have orange features.

Its Dark type may be a reference to the aggressive nature of black lemurs, or to the nature of other aggressive primates such as mandrills and baboons. The use of vines to swing through trees is also reminiscent of how spider monkeys use their prehensile tails.

Zarude may also be based on the Shug Monkey in English folklore and the "Carew Ape" that's said to haunt Carew Castle in Wales.

Name origin

Zarude may be a combination of 猿 saru (monkey) and rude.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ザルード Zarude From saru and rude
  French Zarude Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Zarude Same as English/Japanese name
  German Zarude Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Zarude Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 자루도 Zarude Transcription of its Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 薩戮德 / 萨戮德 Sàlùdé Transcription of its Japanese name and 殺戮 / 杀戮 shālù
  Cantonese Chinese 薩戮德 Saatluhkdāk Mandarin-based transcription of its Japanese name and 殺戮 saatluhk


Dada

Language Title
  Japanese とうちゃん Tō-chan
Chinese Cantonese 阿爸 A Bàh
Mandarin 阿爸 Ā Bà
  French Papa
  German Papa
  Italian Papà
  Korean 아빠 Appa
  Polish Papa
  Brazilian Portuguese Papa
  Russian Папа Papa
  Spanish Papá


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Notes

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