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How to Catch Zarude in Pokemon GO

We've uncovered exactly how trainers can catch the Mythical Rogue Monkey Pokemon, Zarude—the star of the new Pokemon film: Secrets of the Jungle.
We've uncovered exactly how trainers can catch the Mythical Rogue Monkey Pokemon, Zarude—the star of the new Pokemon film: Secrets of the Jungle. / Niantic Labs

We've uncovered exactly how trainers can catch the Mythical Rogue Monkey Pokemon, Zarude—the star of the new Pokemon film: Secrets of the Jungle.

Since the announcement of the crossover event, trainers have been wondering just how Niantic Labs would allow them to catch this new Mythic creature. Would it join the game as a Raid boss or be part of a story that ties in with the actual film, itself? After all, Pokemon GO has a wide assortment of options for introducing new Pokemon.

Below, we'll explain everything we know about how trainers can get their very own Zarude.

How to Catch Zarude in Pokemon GO

Currently, the only way to catch Zarude in Pokemon GO is by participating in the Special Research that will become available on Oct. 1. The research will be able to be picked up through Oct. 10, but can then be completed at any time at a trainers' own pace. The research will feature an encounter with Zarude—though Niantic neglected to mention when that encounter will take place.

Zarude is a mythical grass and dark-type that resides in the jungles of the Pokemon world. It's unclear whether this is specific to a certain region or if all jungles could host Zarude. It resembles a black-furred marmoset--a smaller monkey with dark fur, white markings, and potentially red-orange eyes. These monkeys tend to have tufts of fur that jut outward from the sides of its face, as well, contributing to the Pokemon's overall look.

Like the marmoset, Zarude is social and tends to live in groups. They have shown the capability for advanced thought with both their own sacred law(s) and philosophy as well as a grasp on human language. The species' laws are so tightly held that one Zarude is noted to have split off from its group to raise an abandoned human infant.

This Pokemon is able to call upon prehensile vines from its body to help it swing through the trees. When these vines break off, they become nourishment for the environment around Zarude to help the forest grow. Its PokeDex number is #893.

More information about the Secrets of the Jungle event can be found on the official Pokemon GO news blog.