The next Mythical Pokemon has been revealed to be an evil monkey named Zarude, and the Pokemon community certainly seems to have some thoughts about it. Zarude is a Dark/Grass-type Pokemon who uses the Leaf Guard ability and has been likened to an evil twin for Rillaboom by the community so far among other comparisons. The Pokemon is almost entirely black with green and white accents on different parts of its body to personify its dual types, and it’s got sharp claws and teeth to use against its opponents, according to The Pokemon Company’s official description of the new Pokemon.
A trailer for Zarude was released to reveal the Pokemon and showed off some of its stats. While it’ll be in Pokemon Sword and Shield soon enough, it’ll also make an appearance in Pokemon the Movie: Coco which is releasing later in the year.
While we wait to learn more about this new Pokemon, the Pokemon community will just have to speculate about how it’ll do and continue to share their reactions and memes about it. You can see some of the best examples of those reactions below.
Pokemon Day is underway now, so expect to see more announcements as the Pokemon holiday continues.
No jokes, this could be one of my favorite mon of this Gen
The typing are also my favorite ones, looks sick.
Now I'm only waiting for a good story behind Zarude and that's it!February 27, 2020
Nowhere Near as Cool
Zarude Sandstorm Anyone?
Zarude is the first dark grass type so that’s at least a plus
also i’m not the first but ZARUDE SANDSTORM DO DO DODO 🤣— ♡ Lιν ♡ (@SweetLew_) February 27, 2020
Kantonian Zarude looks CRAZY! pic.twitter.com/VPYN6mfIqW— Kieran (@ChocolateKieran) February 27, 2020
Looks Familiar ...
You know, Zarude kind of looks a bit fami-February 27, 2020
Whatever It Takes
I like Zarude.
But I do not like the fact that I'll probably have to fly to another country, watch a movie, go to gamestop, sacrifice my loved ones to shuckle and eat the whole KFC Menu to get him.— Norendera (@Norendera) February 27, 2020
okay but the Zarude reveal trailer music kinda went hard tho pic.twitter.com/sFg9i0nRnG— Skides (@TheSkidesZ) February 27, 2020
No Monkeying Around
zarude & grookey ain’t monkeying around... 🍃 pic.twitter.com/oXxxLdYzg3— ⚜️ mana mana ⚜️ (@mana_chan__) February 27, 2020
A Different Type of Mythical
Victini: The spirit of victory, success, hope.
Magaerna: The spirit of progress, innovation, invention.
Mew: The spirit of origin, evolution, transformation.
Zarude: The spirit of going absolutely apeshit, going crazy, getting sillay. pic.twitter.com/Iut2urvF8R— Aaron Margolin (@ARMZAaron) February 27, 2020
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