Zarude is a Dark/Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Rogue Monkey Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 893
Type Dark Grass
Species Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Height 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 70.0 kg (154.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Leaf Guard
Local № 211 (The Isle of Armor)


EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 300
Growth Rate Slow


Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 105
320 414
Attack 120
220 372
Defense 105
193 339
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 105
193 339
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Zarude.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries


Sword Within dense forests, this Pokémon lives in a pack with others of its kind. It’s incredibly aggressive, and the other Pokémon of the forest fear it.
Shield Once the vines on Zarude’s body tear off, they become nutrients in the soil. This helps the plants of the forest grow.

Dada Form

Sword This Zarude left its pack to raise a human child. The cloth Zarude would wrap the child with has a comforting scent that calmed the child’s crying.
Shield This Zarude’s special strength stems from its love and care for an orphaned human child that the Pokémon has raised since the child’s infancy.

Moves learned by Zarude

Moves learnt by level up

Zarude learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6LeerNormalStatus 100
12Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
24Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
30Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
36Grass KnotGrassSpecial 100
42BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
48U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
54SwaggerNormalStatus 85
60Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
72Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
78ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
84Power WhipGrassPhysical 120 85
90Jungle HealingGrassStatus

Egg moves

Zarude does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Zarude can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Zarude is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Zarude is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Zarude sprites

Type Generation 8
Normal Zarude  sprite from Sword & Shield

Where to find Zarude

Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Zarude
Japanese ザルード (Zarūdo)
German Zarude
French Zarude