Dada Zarude - Official Art

Pokémon Sword and Shield players in Japan will soon be able to get their hands on a new form of Zarude, a Mythical Pokémon that appears in this year's animated movie.

The new form, called 'Dada Zarude', will reportedly be distributed to fans who attend viewings of Pokémon the Movie Coco at Japanese cinemas starting next month. The film was delayed due to the coronavirus, and will now open in theatres on 25th December.

Dada Zarude is a special form of the Rogue Monkey Pokémon which wears a Celebi cape, as it appears in the new movie (thanks, Serebii). The original form of Zarude was also made available to Japanese players earlier this year, although neither has yet been distributed to players in other areas of the world.

Dada Zarude as it appears in the movie
Image: via Serebii

Pokémon distributed in this manner are usually given away to fans around the world at a later date, so we'll make sure to keep an eye out for any info on official worldwide distributions in the future.