Zarude is a dual-type Dark/Grass Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It was revealed on Pokémon Day 2020. Take a look below for 25 interesting and amazing facts about Zarude.
1. Zarude is a bipedal Pokémon that resembles a monkey.
2. Its body is mainly black with greyish tints.
3. Four green rings surround each of its two arms along with two identical green markings on its hands.
4. It has green eyes with red sclera along with a long black tail.
5. On its chest is a gray marking resembling that of a rib-cage.
6. Dada Zarude is virtually identical to normal Zarude. The main difference is that it wears a long pink ripped cape.
7. Zarude can grow vines from its back neck, wrists, and the soles of its feet at will. These vines are flexible and strong.
8. Zarude uses the vines for many situations. The vines are capable of wrapping around tree branches to move and collect berries from distant branches.
9. Zarude’s vines can also heal a wound by wrapping around it.
10. Zarude can also use the vines to absorb energy from trees, then release that energy combined with its own.
11. Zarude is known to live in packs located in the center of dense forests.
12. Other Pokémon fear living in the same forest as Zarude due to it attacking anyone who is not a part of its pack.
13. When Zarude fights it swings around the trees and their branches while relentlessly attacking with either its sharp claws or other means.
14. Zarude excels in battles thanks to its quick wit.
15. A ripped piece of Zarude’s vine can be used as nutrients for the soil of growing forest plants.
16. A Zarude with a cape named Dada was reported to have left its pack to raise a human child.
17. It uses it cape to help soothed the child should it cry.
18. Uniquely, this Zarude can gain special strength from the love it has for the human child.
19. Zarude is the only known Pokémon capable of using Jungle Healing.
20. Zarude was first revealed as a silhouette in the February 2020 issue of CoroCoro and later by The Pokémon Company International on February 15, 2020.
21. While Zarude has many standard monkey features, it seems to resemble baboons and mandrills the closest, with its fangs, claws, size, facial structure, and fur around its head.
22. Its Dark-typing may be a reference to the baboons’ violent nature.
23. It also possesses traits of spider monkeys with how they use vines to grapple enemies and trees, where spider monkeys use their prehensile tails.
24. Zarude could also be based on the Shug Monkey in English Folklore and the “Carew Ape” that’s said to haunt Carew Castle in Wales.
25. Zarude may be a combination of saru (monkey) and rude.