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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 4 / 5

Pokemon Stats

70.00 kg Weight
1.80 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 4,334
Level 40: 3,833
Level 25: 2,738 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 2,190 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,643 (Research Tasks)
ATK 242
DEF 215
STA 233

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Vine Whip and Power Whip provide maximum power and utility for Zarude, making it one of the best choices for Grass-type damage in raids.
  • Bite and Dark Pulse make Zarude a usable Dark Type attacker
  • Energy Ball is plainly inferior.

PVE Overview

Zarude is a Grass/Dark Type Mythical Pokemon from the land of Galar. It's a fairly interesting Pokemon, but is it worth using in PvE? Well, yes and no. Its primary niche is as a Grass Type attacker, which puts it on a par with some of the "good" Shadow Grass Type Pokemon, even going so far as to surpass every non-Shadow/Mega Grass Type to date. The lack of strong Grass Types in general means that it can be a solid pick to shore up any Grass Type holes, though it's not a must have Pokemon in this niche.

As a Dark Type, it's basically Tyranitar with a different sub-type; usable, but not outstanding. It can be useful for newer players that want to take advantage of its potential role-compression, but it's not good for players that have already been working on their Dark/Ghost teams for a while.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Vine Whip + Dark Pulse and Power Whip

Vine Whip is generally more preferable due to its high energy generation, letting Zarude access its Charge Moves sooner. Bite is a very polarizing move that makes Zarude a harder counter against Ghost and Psychic Pokemon, giving up shield pressure in the process. 

Dark Pulse and Power Whip cost the same moderate amount of energy, both gain STAB, and are decent options for Zarude. Energy Ball is a downgrade, and its minor chance to proc a debuff on the opponent is not worth it. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: N/A

You literally cannot

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Just like in Great League, Shiftry is slightly more preferred in the CP-capped battleground of Ultra League. Being a mythical Pokemon prevents Zarude from participating in specific formats like Premier Cup, and therefore Zarude is better utilized for Master League. 

Master League: 4 / 5

The combination of a Dark/Grass typing, very competent all-around stats, and a solid moveset provides Zarude with a unique matchup spread in the Master League. As the Master League's first viable Grass-type, Zarude is one of the very few Pokemon that can simultaneously pin down both Kyogre and Groudon. Its Dark-type secondary typing allows it to take on Giratina and Mewtwo, although it must be wary of Focus Blast from the latter. However, while Zarude possesses many strong qualities, its typing also leaves it with many weaknesses. Togekiss, Yveltal, and Ho-Oh wall it hard, and Zarude's Fighting-type weakness can lead it to being pressured by the many sources of Fighting-type damage in the league, such as Melmetal's and Landorus-T's Superpower.

Fast Moves

7
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.25
10.00
11.67
14.58
6
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00

Charge Moves

90
More Info

Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
1.10
0.00
1.80
34.62
43.27
62.31
90
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.90
0.80
0.00
1.80
23.08
28.85
41.54
80
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
0.90
0.00
1.60
26.67
33.33
42.67

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 100
Stardust 100,000

Other

Buddy Distance 20 km

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

256% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014754
2001.598112
2002149169
2002.5201227
4003252285
4003.5303343
4004354401
4004.5405459
6005456517
6005.5507574
6006558632
6006.5609690
8007660748
8007.5711806
8008762864
8008.5813922
10009864979
10009.59151037
1000109661095
100010.510151150
13001110631205
130011.511111259
13001211601314
130012.512081369
16001312561424
160013.513051478
16001413531533
160014.514011588
19001514491643
190015.514981697
19001615461752
190016.515941807
22001716431862
220017.516911916
22001817391971
220018.517882026
25001918362081
250019.518842135
25002019332190
250020.519812245
30002120292300
300021.520782354
30002221262409
300022.521742464
35002322232519
350023.522712574
35002423192628
350024.523682683
40002524162738
400025.524642793
40002625132847
400026.525612902
45002726092957
450027.526583012
45002827063067
450028.527543121
50002928033176
500029.528513231
50003028993286
500030.529243313
60003129483340
600031.529723368
60003229963395
600032.530203423
70003330443450
700033.530683477
70003430933505
700034.531173532
80003531413559
800035.531653587
80003631893614
800036.532133642
90003732383669
900037.532623696
90003832863724
900038.533103751
100003933343778
1000039.533583806
100004033823833
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