Pokemon Zarude

The Pokémon Company has teased a new piece of information for the upcoming mythical creature, Zarude.

The Pokémon, which still isn't available to obtain in Pokémon Sword and Shield on Switch, will learn a brand new move called 'Jungle Healing' when it reaches Level 90. The move recovers HP and status conditions of Zarude and ally Pokémon. Here's an official description:

In this Grass-type status move, the Pokémon wraps its vines around trees and absorbs their energy, then releases that energy combined with its own. Healing power radiates around the area and heals both the user and its ally Pokémon, restoring their HP and curing them of any status conditions.

Note: 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.

That's all we know about the move so far, but we do have a couple of new screenshots - including one which sees the move in use (see above). More, older screenshots can be found here.

Zarude Pokemon

How western players will get their hands on Zarude is still uncertain at present, although it has been revealed that Japanese fans will be able to receive codes by pre-booking tickets to the upcoming film, Pokémon the Movie: Coco. Those codes will be redeemable from 15th June, so we still have a little while to wait before we get to truly see Zarude in action.

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[source swordshield.pokemon.com]