Press Release

4/9/2020 6:00 AM

​​​​​​​MYTHICAL POKÉMON ZARUDE HAS A SIGNATURE MOVE

BELLEVUE, WA—April 9, 2020—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed the Mythical Pokémon Zarude’s signature move, Jungle Healing.
 
Zarude is a Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon that can grow vines from the back of its neck, its wrists, and the soles of its feet at will.
 
Name: Zarude
Category: Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Height: 5′11″
Weight: 154.3 lbs.
Type: Dark/Grass
 
Once Zarude reaches level 90, it can learn Jungle Healing, a unique move only it can learn.[1] In this Grass-type status move, the Pokémon wraps its vines around trees, absorbs their energy, and then releases that energy combined with its own. Healing power radiates around the area and heals both Zarude and its ally Pokémon—restoring their HP and curing them of any status conditions.
 
Zarude is only available in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games and can’t be encountered in regular gameplay. Launched in November 2019, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the latest titles in the core Pokémon video game series and are available on Nintendo Switch™ systems.
 
For more information about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, please visit http://pokemon.com/SwordShield.

 
[1] Within Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, only Zarude can learn Jungle Healing. However, it is possible other Pokémon may be able to learn this move in future games.