Pokemon Sword and Shield players in some European countries will soon have a chance to get Zarude, the brand-new Mythical Pokemon featured in the series’ latest animated film, Pokemon the Movie: Coco. Serebii reports that GameStop stores in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will distribute download codes for the Mythical Pokemon starting November 13.
After players have picked up a code for Zarude, they’ll need to fire up their copy of Sword or Shield and input the code via Mystery Gift to claim the Mythical Pokemon. The codes will be available in-store until December 13. Serebii also notes that download codes will be distributed online in some of the aforementioned countries starting December 1.
Currently, this distribution event has only been confirmed for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; no Zarude giveaway has been announced for the US as of yet, so the Mythical Pokemon currently remains unavailable in the region.
As previously mentioned, Zarude is a new Mythical monster introduced in Pokemon the Movie: Coco. It’s a Dark/Grass type that’s capable of learning a brand-new move called Jungle Healing, which restores HP to Zarude and any ally Pokemon on the field while also curing any status ailments.
Although Zarude may not yet be available in the US, Sword and Shield players can claim a different Mythical Pokemon: Gigantamax Melmetal. Those who transfer a Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Home will receive the special Melmetal waiting via their Gift Box. The ability to move Pokemon from Go to Home is currently only available to Pokemon Go players who are level 40, but it is gradually being rolled out to other users as well.
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