Pokémon GO: How to get Zarude

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Zarude is now available for a limited time in Pokémon Go through the "Secrets of the Jungle" event, which celebrates the new animated Pokémon movie of the same name. Zarude is a Grass/Dark-type Mythical Pokémon and a prominent character in the movie, launching worldwide on Netflix on October 8, 2022. Read on to find out how to get Zarude in. Pokemon GO!


How to get Zarude in Pokémon GO

Players can catch Zarude by completing the special research "Finding Zarude!" which can be started simply by logging into Pokémon GO between October 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. – October 10 at 20:00 p.m. local time. Although the search can only be obtained between these dates, the search can be completed at any time once started. The special search is 5 pages, with 3 tasks on each page. However, the tasks on the 5th page are automatically completed.


Pokémon GO: Look for Zarude's Special Research Tasks

Page 1

  • Catch 7 different species of Pokémon – 1x Sun Stone
  • Catch 7 Pokemon - Diglett Encounter
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild Ground-type Pokemon – 15x Pokéballs

Page completion rewards: 250x Stardust, 10x Nanab Berries and an encounter with Drilbur

The first step is very simple, catch any Pokémon you see until you reach the total of 7 different species caught, which will naturally complete the "Catch 7 Pokémon" task. Diglett is the reward for this task, so be sure to take 3 snapshots when you encounter him by tapping the camera icon at the top of the screen. If you forgot to take snapshots of Diglett, don't worry, many ground-type Pokemon spawn in the wild, like Drilbur.



Page 2

  • Make 5 Great Throws in a row – 5x Pinap Berries
  • Catch 10 Bug-type Pokemon – Dwebble Encounter
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild Bug-type Pokemon – 10x Large Balls

Page completion rewards: 250x Stardust, 10x Razz Berries & a Combee encounter

Large throws can be achieved by throwing a Pokéball directly at the inner colored circle when it is about half the size of the outer circle. You'll need to land 6 big throws in a row to complete the task, with misses, normal and nice throws breaking the streak. Excellent throws, i.e. when the inner circle is at its smallest, do not break the streak, as they are considered a harder target to hit. Bug-type Pokémon appear very regularly during the "Secrets of the Jungle" event and include Combee and Dwebble.

Page 3

  • Use 20 Berries to help catch Pokemon - Sunny Cherrim encounter
  • Catch 30 Grass or Bug-type Pokemon – Vilefeather Encounter
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild Grass-type Pokemon – 10x Large Balls

Page completion rewards: 500x Stardust, 10x Pinap Berries and a Nuzleaf encounter

30 Grass or Bug-type Pokemon may seem daunting, but the majority of Pokemon appearing during this event are Grass- or Bug-type, which means you'll complete this task in no time. Be sure to associate each Capture with a Berry to complete the "Use 20 Berries" task at once. It's worth noting that this task doesn't actually require you to catch the Pokemon, you can just tap on a Pokemon, give it a berry, and run while continuing to progress.



Step 4

  • Defeat 6 Team GO Rocket Grunts - Ariados Encounter
  • Catch 15 Pokemon with Weather Boost - Butterless Encounter
  • Take 3 snapshots of Flying-type wild Pokemon – 10x Ultra Balls

Page completion rewards: 500x Stardust, 1x Poffin & a Rufflet encounter


Team GO Rocket Grunts can be fought by spinning black Pokéstops or tapping Rocket Balloons that spawn above the player at 6 hour intervals. Team GO Rocket leaders won't progress through the quest, so unequip your Rocket Radar in your bag if you only want to encounter Grunts from Balloons. You can tap the weather icon in the top right of the screen to see which Pokémon types are currently Weather Boosted. Weather Boosted Pokémon are stronger, spawn more frequently, and reward bonus Stardust when caught. For the last task, Hoothoot is a flying guy who appears regularly during the event.

Step 5 – How to Get Zarude in Pokémon GO

No tasks are required for the final step; claim the auto-completed 1000 XP tasks and you'll finally get a Zarude encounter! Catch Zarude the same way you would catch any other Pokémon and you will have completed the special research "Search for Zarude". You will also receive 10 extra Zarude Candies and 1000x Stardust. Zarude can't be brilliant, it also cannot be traded, as is the general rule for Mythical Pokémon captured through Special Research.


Stay ahead of the game and prepare for more events in October with our guide to the October 2022 Spotlight Hours in Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO is available on iOS via the App Store and Android via the Google Play & Galaxy Store.

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