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Zarude, The Rogue Monkey Pokémon, Unleashed in Pokémon Sword & Shield

by Matthew Kato on Feb 27, 2020 at 10:24 AM

To celebrate Pokémon Day, a new Mythical Pokémon is being introduced into Pokémon Sword and Shield – Zarude. This Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon is known as the Rogue Monkey, and it uses vines grown from its body to get around, attack, and even heal itself.

The new trailer for Zarude gives players just a glimpse of the creature's vine abilities, and developer Game Freak says more info on the Pokémon is coming in the future.

In other news, the company has announced limited-time Max Raid battles. Starting today at 4 p.m. Pacific until Sunday, March 1 at 3:59 p.m. Pacific, Dynamax Mewtwo may appear in Max Raid Battles. It can't be caught, but if you beat it you'll get rare items like Ability Capsules. 

You can also encounter Dynamax Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and others in Max Raid Battles, but unlike Mewtwo, these can be caught.

All of these limited-time Pokémon will put up a challenging fight, so it's suggested you bring along some friends. 

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