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Zapdos

Class: Legendary
Types:
Electric
Flying
Catch Rate: 3
Level Gain Rate: Slow
Base Reward EXP: 1,404
Reward EV Point: SpAttack: 3
Zapdos in game: 1,593 Who?
AVG Level: 81
Gender Ratios:
Genderless
Pokemon Id: 145

Base Stats

HP: 90
Attack: 90
Defense: 85
SpAttack: 125
SpDefense: 90
Speed: 100
Total: 580
Default Ability 1: Special Master
Default Ability 2: Crippling
Default Ability 3: Perfect Body
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: theangryaron

Zapdos's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 50%
: 0% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 50% : 100%

Zapdos's Transformation Line

#145 Zapdos
Electric (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
Level 68
Use item Perfect Gem
#8145 Mega Zapdos
Electric (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)

Zapdos's Other Forms

#2145 Shiny-Zapdos
Electric (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Zapdos Can Learn

ID: 212 Fly HM02 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 495 Rock Smash HM06 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

Zapdos's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 154 Drill Peck Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 420 Peck Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 35 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 502 Roost Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 647 Thunder Shock Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 705 Zap Cannon Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50
ID: 648 Thunder Wave Level: 8 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 126 Detect Level: 15 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 428 Pluck Level: 22 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 19 Ancient Power Level: 29 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 82 Charge Level: 36 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 12 Agility Level: 43 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 132 Discharge Level: 50 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 471 Rain Dance Level: 57 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 339 Light Screen Level: 64 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 644 Thunder Level: 78 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 10 Accuracy: 70
ID: 356 Magnetic Flux Level: 92 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Zapdos Can Learn

ID: 489 Roar TM005 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 292 Hyper Beam TM015 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 339 Light Screen TM016 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 502 Roost TM019 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 649 Thunderbolt TM024 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 644 Thunder TM025 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 10 Accuracy: 70
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 510 Sandstorm TM037 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 9 Aerial Ace TM040 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 592 Steel Wing TM051 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 25 Accuracy: 90
ID: 83 Charge Beam TM057 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 550 Sky Drop TM058 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 239 Giga Impact TM068 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 677 Volt Switch TM072 Category: Special Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 648 Thunder Wave TM073 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 669 U-turn TM089 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 692 Wild Charge TM093 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 392 Mud-Slap TM127 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 205 Flash TM128 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 539 Shock Wave TM147 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 541 Signal Beam TM148 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 621 Swift TM178 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 630 Tailwind TM205 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 274 Heat Wave TM210 Category: Special Base Power: 95 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 549 Sky Attack TM211 Category: Physical Base Power: 140 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 124 Defog TM213 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 13 Air Cutter TM214 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 25 Accuracy: 95
ID: 411 Ominous Wind TM215 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 666 Twister TM216 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
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Official Pokemon Info from Bulbapedia (Content is available under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5)

Zapdos
Electric Pokémon
サンダー
Thunder
#145
Zapdos
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Flying
Abilities
Pressure Static
Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Hidden Ability Gen. V*
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
(0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20817 - 21073 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Weight
116.0 lbs. 52.6 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#145
Kanto
#241
Johto
Coastal
#152
Kalos
Browser
R-299
Oblivia
Base experience yield
216
Gen. I-IV
261
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
F145.png
Pokédex color
 Yellow
Base friendship
35
External Links

Zapdos (Japaneseサンダー Thunder) is a dual-type Electric/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Articuno and Moltres, it is one of the three Legendary birds of Kanto.

Biology

 

Zapdos is an avian Pokémon with predominantly yellow plumage. Black rings encircle its eyes, and it has a long, thin, light orange beak. Its wings and tail are a mass of spiky feathers, with black feathers covering the back of its wings and inner tail feathers. A large crest of spiked feathers surrounds its head. Its thighs are a khaki color, and it has anisodactyl feet ending in talons.

When Zapdos flaps its glittering wings, it releases electricity that can potentially cause thunderstorms. It produces massive crackling and snapping sounds when it flies; these are attributed to the lightning bolts it sheds when airborne. When stricken by lightning, it gains power. Zapdos reportedly appears only during thunderstorms, and is said to live among thunderclouds. However, it is rarely seen.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Zapdos in the anime

Major appearances

Zapdos (M02)

Zapdos made its first true appearance in The Power of OneLawrence III wanted to capture the three Legendary birds as well as their master Lugia.

Other

The Electric Pokémon made its anime debut appearance in As Clear As Crystal. When Team Rocket made an attempt to steal a crystal that gave a lake the ability to heal Electric-type Pokémon, they were side-tracked when Zapdos showed up and they changed their objective to capture Zapdos instead.

The Mirage Master briefly wielded the power of a mirage Zapdos in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

A Zapdos appeared in An Electrifying Rage! where it battled Ash's TalonflameHawlucha and his newly evolved Noivern.

Minor appearances

A rough image of Zapdos was first seen etched in a stone hanging in the Viridian Pokémon Center in Pokémon Emergency.

The first time Zapdos was seen was in Island of the Giant Pokémon. However, it wasn't a real Zapdos, just a machine.

A Zapdos appeared in An EGG-sighting Adventure! as part of Team Rocket's fantasy.

A Zapdos made an appearance in the credits of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaJackie had captured it with a Capture Styler and flew away on it.

A Zapdos made a cameo appearance in Doc Brock!. This may have been taken from Pokémon Platinum, where in this version, there is a Zapdos roaming Sinnoh. Presumably the same Zapdos made a cameo in a flashback in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!, and both of Narissa's Ditto transformed into it.

A Zapdos made a cameo in the intro of Lucario and the Mystery of MewThe Rise of Darkrai and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A photograph of a Zapdos appeared in A Legendary Photo Op!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP242 Zapdos Ash's Pokédex Zapdos, the Electric Pokémon. Zapdos has both electric and flying elements and the flappage of its wings can compose lightning.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
 
Zapdos in Pokémon Origins
 
Zapdos in Pokémon Generations

In Pokémon Origins

Red caught a Zapdos in the Power Plant in File 4: Charizard.

In Pokémon Generations

A wild Zapdos appeared in The Adventure

In the manga

 
Zapdos in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Zapdos (M02)

Zapdos plays a major role in the second Pokémon movieThe Power of One. Likewise, it appears in the manga adaptation of the film by Tanigami Toshio.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Zapdos (Adventures)

Having captured this Legendary bird in the abandoned Power Plant in Holy Moltres as in the games, Lt. Surge appears with Zapdos in his team during the events of Volume 3, using it as a never-ending power source for his Electric types, allowing them to continually shock Red at full force, a strategy that turns against him when Red uses Saur's Razor Leaf to cut the supply cords and his insulating underwear with them. After having been merged with Articuno and Moltres into an undiscovered Pokémon, the three Pallet Town Trainers are able to defeat the combined monster, so it leaves his team, and Team Rocket afterwards to go back to the wild.

Green later captures Zapdos before the Gold, Silver, & Crystal chapter and uses it against Will and Karen, having caught it and its Legendary bird companions on her personal training journey to overcome her fear of birds. During this battle, it is lent to Blue when things get rough. Once returned, it is put back in its Poké Ball and isn't seen again, meaning it has either been deposited into her box or released.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Zapdos debuted in Regain the Deserted Power Plant!.

Two other Zapdos appeared in Get Lugia! and PMDP11, respectively.

In the TCG

Main article: Zapdos (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When released from a Poké Ball, Zapdos uses a powerful Thunder Shock that hits opponents several times to produce a substantial amount of damage.

Trophy information

Zapdos flaps its wings, and summer storms appear, throwing lightning every which way. It's said that you can hear this legendary Pokémon coming, as its wings make a very distinctive popping sound as it flies. In addition to electrical moves like the dreaded Thunder, it also wields a vicious move called Drill Peck.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Zapdos appears in the background of the Prism Tower stage in the 3DS version of the game.

Trophy information

NAGazing up at dark storm clouds gathering in the sky, many children must have once wondered if the Pokémon they saw in the second Pokémon movie was in the clouds. An innocent and childish dream, perhaps... but even today as adults, the sound of thunder might just bring back memories of this Legendary bird Pokémon.

PALGazing up at dark storm clouds gathering in the sky, many children must once have wondered if the Pokémon they just saw in the latest movie was lurking somewhere in their depths. An innocent and childish dream, perhaps...but even today as adults, the sound of thunder might just bring back memories of this Legendary Bird Pokémon.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Zapdos is the first Legendary Pokémon encountered in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. After it kidnaps Shiftry, the player must fight it at the top of Mt. Thunder. It is possible to recruit Zapdos by returning for another fight after the credits.

Pokédex entries

Generation I  
Red A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
Blue
Yellow This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.
Stadium A legendary bird Pokémon that appears with a gigantic thunder storm. It flies with the buzz and crack of electricity.
Generation II  
Gold This legendary bird Pokémon causes savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
Silver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.
Crystal Legendary bird Pokémon. They say lightning caused by the flapping of its wings causes summer storms.
Stadium 2 This legendary bird Pokémon cause savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
Generation III  
Ruby Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokémon gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.
Sapphire
Emerald Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. It gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.
FireRed One of the legendary bird Pokémon. While it is flying, it makes crackling and snapping sounds.
LeafGreen A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
Generation IV  
Diamond A legendary Pokémon that is said to live inside thunder clouds. It can freely control thunder.
Pearl
Platinum A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
HeartGold This legendary bird Pokémon cause savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
SoulSilver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.
Generation V  
Black A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
White
Black 2 A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
White 2
Generation VI  
X A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
Y A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
Omega Ruby Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokémon gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.
Alpha Sapphire

 

Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Power Plant (Only one)
Blue (Japan)
Power Plant (Only one)
Yellow
Power Plant (Only one)
Generation II  
Gold Silver
Time CapsuleEvent
Crystal
Time CapsuleEvent
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Power Plant (Only one)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Roaming Sinnoh (Only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 10 (Only one(16 Badges required)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V  
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI  
X Y
Roaming Kalos*
Sea Spirit's Den* (Only one(if the player chose Fennekin)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank


In side games

Generation I  
Snap
Tunnel
Pinball
Lavender Town
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Thunder Peak (3F)
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Amp Plains (7F)
MD Sky
Amp Plains (7F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode S)
Ranger: GS
Layuda Island
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Factory: World Axle - B2F (post-ending)
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Floors Are Hot! (Reward)Verdant Plaza: Battle Royale
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 5
Shuffle
Expert Stages: Stage EX5
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Ancient Stronghold (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 20: Stage 13

 

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Zapdos English United States 50Shiny November 30 to December 20, 2001;
February 15 to 21, 2002
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Zapdos English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Zapdos English United States 70 August 8, 2006
XYORAS Pokémon Scrap Zapdos Japanese region Online 70 March 1 to August 31, 2016
XYORAS Aldora Zapdos PAL region Online 70 March 11 to September 30, 2016
ORAS Movie Zapdos Korean region Online 70 May 2 to July 31, 2016
XYORAS Aldora Zapdos American region Online 70 May 3 to August 31, 2016

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* BrightPowder BrightPowder (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90  
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 90  
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 85  
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 125  
117 - 194 229 - 383
Sp.Def: 90  
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 100  
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 125.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/23 ★★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Poison
Ghost
Fire
Water
Electric
Psychic
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Rock
Ice
Immune to:
Ground
Resistant to:
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Bug ½×
Steel ½×
Grass ½×
Notes:
 

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Peck Flying Physical 35 100% 35
1 Thunder Shock Electric Special 40 100% 30
8 Thunder Wave Electric Status 90% 20
15 Detect Fighting Status —% 5
22 Pluck Flying Physical 60 100% 20
29 Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
36 Charge Electric Status —% 20
43 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
50 Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
57 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
64 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
71 Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
78 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
85 Roost Flying Status —% 10
92 Magnetic Flux Electric Status —% 20
99 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120 50% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zapdos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zapdos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 10
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 60 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 70 100% 20
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 90% 20
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM76 Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 90 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zapdos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zapdos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zapdos in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Zapdos in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zapdos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zapdos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Zapdos can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zapdos cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zapdos
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zapdos
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin145.png Pinani145.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani145.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP145.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 30%
Friend AreaLegendary Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP I represent the power of lightning!
26%-50% HP I am troubled... My health is down by half already...
1%-25% HP I fear the worst... Even my thunderbolts grow weak...
Level up I've leveled! My lightning grows more powerful!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP145.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:
(present)
Electric Assist.png
Electric
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry
It composes thunderbolts in the air and discharges electricity.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT145.png

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#150
Shuffle145.png

Power of 4
Attacks do more damage when you make a match of four.

 

Pokémon GO
GO145.png Base Stamina: 180 Base Attack: 253 Base Defense: 188
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock
Special Attacks: DischargeThunderboltThunder

Evolution

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Unevolved
Zapdos
 Electric  Flying 


Sprites

 

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
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Spr 2g 145 s.png Spr b 2g 145 s.png   Spr 2s 145 s.png Spr b 2g 145 s.png   Spr 2c 145 s.png Spr b 2g 145 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 145 s.png Spr b 3r 145 s.png   Spr 3e 145 s.png Spr b 3r 145 s.png   Spr 3f 145 s.png Spr b 3r 145 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 145 s.png Spr b 4d 145 s.png   Spr 4d 145 s.png Spr b 4d 145 s.png   Spr 4h 145 s.png Spr b 4d 145 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 145 s.png Spr b 5b 145 s.png   Spr 5b 145 s.png Spr b 5b 145 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6x 145 s.png Spr b 6x 145 s.png   Spr 6x 145 s.png Spr b 6x 145 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
145MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Zapdos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

 

  • Of all Legendary Pokémon with fixed in-game locations, Zapdos can be obtained with the fewest number of Badges: 3. In the Generation I games and their remakes, the player can catch Zapdos with only the Boulder BadgeCascade Badge, and Soul Badge.
  • Zapdos shares its category with Elekid and Electabuzz. They are all known as the Electric Pokémon.
  • Zapdos and Jolteon's Japanese names are almost exactly the same as each other's, with a final s being the only difference.
  • Zapdos possesses a type advantage over all other members of its trio, as well as its trio master, Lugia.
  • In the anime episode The Bridge Bike GangChopper's bike was decorated to look like a Zapdos.

Origin

Zapdos may be based on the Native American legend of the thunderbird. The thunderbird was known for being the spirit of thunder, lightning, and rain in the form of a giant bird. The beating of the wings was said to compose thunder. It may also have been based on the lightning bird, a bird breed from wherever lightning hits the earth. Aesthetically it may also be based of hummingbirds, due to the long beak, the rather simple wings and described violent behaviour.

Name origin

Zapdos is a combination of zap and dos (Spanish for two, indicating that it is the second in the series of Kanto Legendary birds).

Thunder is literally thunder.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サンダー Thunder From thunder
France Flag.png French Électhor A combination of électrique and Thor, the Norse fake of thunder
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zapdos Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Zapdos Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Zapdos Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 썬더 Sunder Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 雷鳥 Lèuihníuh Literally "Thunder bird"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 閃電鳥 / 闪电鸟 Shǎndiànniǎo Literally "Lightning bird"
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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