Zarude finally coming to Pokemon Sword & Shield outside Japan - Dexerto

Zarude finally coming to Pokemon Sword & Shield outside Japan

Published: 13/Nov/2020 4:42 Updated: 13/Nov/2020 14:20

by Paul Cot


The release of Zarude in Pokemon Sword and Shield has been somewhat of an ongoing saga in the world of Pokemon. Trainers in Japan had to wait long enough and now it’s finally making its way to Europe.

Believe it or not Zarude was first announced all the way back in February. It was supposed to be released alongside the Pokemon Movie: Coco but this was delayed due to a worldwide health crisis (you may have heard about it).

Subsequently that movie got delayed until December 25, 2020 – yes, it isn’t even out yet! As a result of the delay, it was decided Zarude would be released when trainers pre-ordered a ticket for the movie.

That’s in Japan only, though. The rest of the world are still waiting for it – until now.

Zarude Pokemon
Pokemon Company
Zarude was first revealed on Pokemon Day 2020…

Distributions in the US, UK and more

It has been announced that a new distribution is coming for Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Trainers who purchase the new Pokemon Trading Card Game Vivid Voltage set will get a serial code to get Zarude in Sword and Shield.

This runs from November 13 for exactly one month until December 13. It is also available online from December 1.


Since then other countries have been announced, and here is the full list, as per Serebii:

  • US – Through the Pokémon Trainers Club Newsletter. Sign up by November 20th to receive it in December
  • UK – GAME Stores (where open), GAME Online store soon
  • Germany – Gamestop – In-Store now, Online from December 1st
  • Austria, Switzerland – Gamestop – In-Store now
  • Italy – Gamestop
  • Belgium, Netherlands – GameMania – Sign up on their website, codes sent out every Friday
  • France – Micromania – Sign up on their website to get a code
  • Portugal – FNAC Stores
  • Ireland – Gamestop Website

Many of you may have come across Zarude already. Unless this was from a friendly trainer from Japan though, who happened to decide to give away their one Zarude, it was almost certainly hacked.

We appreciate most of you will be reading this from countries outside of these three. Unfortunately there isn’t any time frame as to when other countries can expect Zarude to release.

Given the dark/grass type Mythical Pokemon has reached the shores of Europe, we don’t expect it to be too much longer for trainers to wait.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal


The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

apex legends season
Respawn Entertainment via InterfaceInGame
The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.