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The next Pokémon movie, subtitled Secrets of the Jungle, has been announced for a western release in 2021. The news comes alongside a deluge of new information regarding the mythical Pokémon Zarude, who’ll be the star of the show. Check out the first English trailer below:

We also have a look at Zarude in action in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

As for how the Rogue Monkey Pokémon will be distributed, the official Pokémon website asks North American fans to “sign up for the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter, opt in to email marketing by November 20, and then watch for a special email with a password to add the Pokémon to your game” in December. The Pokémon Company did share what level and moveset the distributed Zarude will have.


  • Type: Dark/Grass
  • Level: 60
  • Ability: Leaf Guard
  • Moves: Close Combat, Power Whip, Swagger, Snarl


We’ll be sure to bring you news of the movie’s full release date once it’s announced!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.