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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Koko

A total of three free gifts are being given away at the door to the first three million people who go see Pocket Monsters The Movie "Koko" in theaters. Below is a breakdown of each of these three gifts.

"Dada Zarude" Serial Code for Pocket Monsters Sword & Shield

A special card with a serial code to obtain "Dada Zarude" (父ちゃんザルード) in the Pocket Monsters Sword & Shield video games will be given away to those who go see Pocket Monsters The Movie "Koko" in theaters. "Dada Zarude" is a special Zarude wearing a pink cape just like the one seen in the film. This Level 70 Zarude knows "Jungle Heal," a move that other Zarude aren't usually able to learn until they reach Level 90.

Download Period
December 25th, 2020 - March 31st, 2021

Rogue Monkey Pokémon
Type Dark, Grass
1.8 m
70.0 kg
Leaf Guard

Dada Zarude
Nature Adamant
Leaf Guard
Jungle Heal
Arm Hammer
Power Whip
Energy Ball
Hold Item
Choice Scarf
オ コヤのもり
("Okoya Forest
Precious Ball

About the Ticket
A total of 3 million serial codes will be made available to theaters nationwide.
The number of serial code tickets will vary from theater to theater.
There is no age restriction for obtaining a ticket.
This item is not meant for sale. Please do not resell them.

"Dada Zarude" Card

About the Downloads
Download period
December 25th, 2020 - March 31st, 2021
Games to which the "Dada Zarude" can be downloaded
Pocket Monsters Sword
Pocket Monsters Shield

The Mythical Pokémon cannot be downloaded to Pokémon Home or any other Pocket Monsters games
Required software versions
Software upgrades can be downloaded for free from the Nintendo eShop
Whatever the latest software version is at the time the download period starts will be what's required to receive the Mythical Pokémon listed above.

The Pocket Monsters Sword & Shield Expansion Pass, however, will not be required to receive either the "Celebi of Okoya Forest" or the "Zarude of Okoya Forest."
What you'll need
A card with a valid serial code
A wireless Internet connection
A Nintendo Account
A Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite with enough battery left over that it won't shut off in the middle of the download
A copy of Pocket Monsters Sword or Shield

※A Nintendo Switch Online account (which is different from the aforementioned Nintendo Account) is not required
How to download
A single 16-digit serial code will be printed on the back of a card you receive when you go see Pocket Monsters The Movie "Koko" in theaters.

Navigate to the Mystery Gift menu in your Pocket Monsters video game and input the serial code to receive the Mythical Pokémon.

Your Pokémon will be either be added to your current team (if you have less than six Pokémon on hand) or directly to your Pokémon PC box.

Things to remember about the gift Pokémon
You can only receive one of each Pokémon per ticket, though it is possible to obtain multiple "Dada Zarude" on the same save file by seeing the film multiple times.

These gift Pokémon cannot be downloaded to Pokémon Home or any Pocket Monsters series games other than the ones listed above.

If you've modified your game using any sort of cheat devices then "Dada Zarude" may not download correctly. Additionally, using these devices may corrupt your save data and cause you to permanently lose all your game progress.

The Zarude you receive is game data; it is not a physical item like a stuffed animal or a figurine.
Things to remember about the Serial Code
Your Nintendo Switch will need to be able to connect to the Internet in order to receive the serial code gift.

Those who wish to receive the serial code gift Pokémon will need to have created a Nintendo Account. That account will then need to be linked to the user account used when playing Pocket Monsters Sword or Pocket Monsters Shield.

Please make sure your game has been updated to the latest version.

You will not be able to re-download your gift Pokémon if you use your serial codes on another game's save file, or if you download the gift Pokémon but then delete your save data.

You will not be able to use your serial codes if the download period has passed.

If you mistakenly input a serial code 10 times then you will be temporarily locked out from entering any more codes. Wait about six hours before trying again.

More information can be found on the official movie website.

"Dada Zarude" Special Tag for the Japan-only Pokémon Mezastar arcade game

A special "Dada Zarude" (とうちゃんザルード) tag will also be given out that can be used in the Japan-only Pokémon Mezastar arcade game.

This special black tag has a PokéEner of 100, making it strong enough to jump right into the game! Using this "Dada Zarude" tag will also unlock a special event in which Koko appears!

More about the Pokémon Mezastar game can be found here.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Sword & Shield Special Promo Card "Koko"

The third giveaway audiences will receive when they go see Pocket Monsters The Movie "Koko" in theaters in Japan is a special Koko Pokémon TCG card!

With this card, Koko is being treated like any other Pokémon, with an HP stat and attacks and everything else you'd expect from a regular Pokémon card. The special "Koko" card has an HP of 90 and has the attacks "Forest Yell" (も りのよびごえ) and "Tarzan Kick" (ター ザンキック).

The card was illustrated by the film's director, Tetsuo Yajima (矢島哲生).




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