Update: (Thu 27th Feb, 2020 14:15 GMT): The new mythical Pokémon has been revealed to be Zarude, a Dark and Grass-type monster. You can see it in action in the trailer below.

Here's some official info:

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. The vines are strong and flexible and are useful for many different situations. They can be used to wrap around tree branches to move around and grab Berries from distant branches, and they even have healing properties.

Name: Zarude
Category: Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 154.3 lb.
Type: Dark/Grass

This Mythical Pokémon lives in a pack deep in the dense forests of Galar. It treats anyone that isn’t part of its pack with immediate hostility. When fighting, Zarude swings around from tree branches, attacking relentlessly with its sharp claws. Its quick wit helps it excel in battles. Zarude is only available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and can’t be encountered in regular gameplay.

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Sword Shield Zarude 01
Sword Shield Zarude EN 02

Update (Mon 10th Feb, 2020 12:00 GMT): At the end of January, it was revealed that a new mythical Pokémon will be revealed on Pokémon Day this year (full details below). It has now been revealed that a silhouette of the new Pokémon will be shown in this month's CoroCoro magazine, due to launch on 15th February alongside more info on the upcoming Pokémon the Movie: Coco. (Thanks, Serebii).

We'll make sure to share that silhouette with you when we have it!

Original Article (Fri 31st Jan, 2020 10:00 GMT): The Pokémon Company has shared its plans for this year's Pokémon Day, set to take place on 27th February as always. Perhaps the most exciting part of its plans revolves around a brand new mythical Pokémon.

This special Pokémon will not only be available in Pokémon Sword and Shield, but will also star in the upcoming film, Pokémon The Movie: Coco, set to release this July. No other details on this new monster have been shared, so your guess is as good as ours on what it might look like and what type it will end up being.

That's not all, though, as a special Max Raid Battle will also run in Sword and Shield, Pokémon GO will have its very own in-game event, and new information on Pokémon Masters will also be revealed. It looks set to be a pretty busy day for Pokémon fans.

If you missed the news yesterday, Sword and Shield have been selling like the best hotcakes the world has ever seen.

[source pokemon.co.jp, via serebii.net]