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Pokémon Go Search for Zarude quest guide

Find the Mythical Pokémon, Zarude

Zarude heals the forest over a white and purple background Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: The Pokémon Company
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Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, has made its Pokémon Go debut in a series of Special Research Tasks. Our Pokémon Go guide shows you how to catch Zarude by catching Pokémon, taking snapshots, and defeating Team Go Rocket members, with the rewards you get for “Search for Zarude!” along the way.

This Special Research Task set is only available to claim from Oct. 1-10, 2021. Once you open your game and get the research, you can complete it anytime.

Search for Zarude! Special Research Tasks steps and rewards

The steps to complete Pokémon Go’s “Search for Zarude!” are below below.

Zarude Research step 1 of 5

  • Catch 7 different species of Pokémon (1 Sun Stone)
  • Catch 7 Pokémon (Diglett encounter)
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild ground-type Pokémon (15 Poké Balls)

Reward: 250 Stardust, 10 Nanab Berries, Drilbur encounter

Zarude Research step 2 of 5

  • Make 5 great throws in a row (5 Pinap Berries)
  • Catch 10 bug-type Pokémon (Dwebble encounter)
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild bug-type Pokémon (10 Great Balls)

Reward: 250 Stardust, 10 Razz Berries, Combee encounter

Zarude Research step 3 of 5

  • Use 20 berries to help catch Pokémon (sunny Cherrim encounter)
  • Catch 30 grass- or bug-type Pokémon (Vileplume encounter)
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild grass-type Pokémon (10 Great Balls)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 10 Pinap Berries, Nuzleaf encounter

Zarude Research step 4 of 5

  • Defeat 6 Team Go Rocket grunts (Ariados encounter)
  • Catch 15 Pokémon with weather boost (Butterfree encounter)
  • Take 3 snapshots of wild flying-type Pokémon (10 Ultra Balls)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 1 Poffin, Rufflet encounter

Zarude Research step 5 of 5

  • Claim reward! (1,000 XP)
  • Claim reward! (1,000 XP)
  • Claim reward! (1,000 XP)

Reward: Zarude encounter, 10 Zarude Candy, 1,000 Stardust

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