Zarude in Pokémon Go – How to Catch Zarude

Pokémon Go will be seeing the debut of Zarude

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The new Pokémon movie, Secrets of the Jungle will be released worldwide (excluding Japan) on Netflix on October 8th 2021. In preparation for that, Niantic have collaborated with the Netflix to bring Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon to Pokémon Go!

This comes during the Season of Mischief and the many various events we’ve had throughout September!



When will Zarude be in Pokémon Go?

Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.


How to Catch Zarude in Pokémon Go

Zarude will be able to be caught as part of a new Special Research story. Completing this research line will eventually lead to your encounter with Zarude.


Zarude Pokemon Go


Note: This research mission will only be obtainable during the event (1st of October til the 10th) but once you have it, you can complete it in your own time.


Special Event Features

As with all Pokemon Go events, there will also be a variety of other features during this period of time.

  • Encounter Pokémon related to Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle! Hoothoot, Combee, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Larvitar!
  • Explorer Pikachu will be making its return to Pokémon GO, appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Explorer Pikachu!
  • Pokémon seen in the movie will also be appearing in raids throughout the event:
    • Explorer Pikachu, Larvitar, Roggenrola, Foongus, and Rufflet will be appearing in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
    • Lickitung, Chansey, Pinsir, Ludicolo, and Flygon will be appearing in three-star raids.
  • Jessie and James will be continuing their hijinks from last year’s event. Keep an eye out for them in your snapshots, and watch for their Meowth Balloon. Jessie and James will be appearing in their Meowth Balloon until Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Get themed Field Research tasks from PokéStops that’ll lead to encounters with Audino, Rufflet, and more. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
  • New free avatar items will be available in the Style Shop, including the Adventure Hat and the Wailmer Water Bottle.