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Shiny Zapdos

Class: Shiny Legendary
Types:
Electric
Flying
Catch Rate: 1
Level Gain Rate: S Slow
Base Reward EXP: 1,944
Reward EV Point: SpAttack: 3
Shiny Zapdos in game: 193 Who?
AVG Level: 103
Gender Ratios:
Genderless
Pokemon Id: 2145

Base Stats

HP: 112
Attack: 112
Defense: 106
SpAttack: 156
SpDefense: 112
Speed: 125
Total: 723
Default Ability 1: Special Master
Default Ability 2: Crippling
Default Ability 3: Perfect Body
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: luigicuau10

Where Shiny Zapdos can be captured:

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Shiny 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%

Shiny Zapdos's Transformation Line

#2145 Shiny Zapdos
Electric (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
Level 84
Use item Legendary Gem
#10145 Shiny Mega Zapdos
Electric (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)

Shiny Zapdos's Other Forms

#145 Zapdos
Electric (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Shiny 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

Shiny Zapdos's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 420 Peck Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 35 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 647 Thunder Shock Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 648 Thunder Wave Level: 13 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 336 Leer Level: 16 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
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: 649 Thunderbolt Level: 32 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 126 Detect Level: 37 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 132 Discharge Level: 50 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 12 Agility Level: 55 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 82 Charge Level: 61 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 154 Drill Peck Level: 71 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 549 Sky Attack Level: 72 Category: Physical Base Power: 140 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 339 Light Screen Level: 73 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance Level: 85 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 502 Roost Level: 85 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 644 Thunder Level: 85 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 10 Accuracy: 70
ID: 356 Magnetic Flux Level: 92 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 705 Zap Cannon Level: 99 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Shiny 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: 478 Reflect TM033 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 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: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 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: 116 Curse TM164 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 621 Swift TM178 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 46 Bide TM191 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 630 Tailwind TM205 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 690 Whirlwind TM206 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
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
ID: 19 Ancient Power TM226 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 469 Rage TM251 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 631 Take Down TM264 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 428 Pluck TM298 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 475 Razor Wind TM309 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 126 Detect TM444 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 705 Zap Cannon TM527 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 50
ID: 327 Laser Focus TM573 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
Pokémon: Shiny Zapdos - Level Gain Rate: S Slow - Class: Shiny
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 120 EXP
L 3: 396 EXP
L 4: 960 EXP
L 5: 1,872 EXP
L 6: 3,240 EXP
L 7: 5,136 EXP
L 8: 7,680 EXP
L 9: 10,932 EXP
L 10: 15,000 EXP
L 11: 19,956 EXP
L 12: 25,920 EXP
L 13: 32,952 EXP
L 14: 41,160 EXP
L 15: 50,616 EXP
L 16: 61,440 EXP
L 17: 73,692 EXP
L 18: 87,480 EXP
L 19: 102,876 EXP
L 20: 120,000 EXP
L 21: 138,912 EXP
L 22: 159,720 EXP
L 23: 182,496 EXP
L 24: 207,360 EXP
L 25: 234,372 EXP
L 26: 263,640 EXP
L 27: 295,236 EXP
L 28: 329,280 EXP
L 29: 365,832 EXP
L 30: 405,000 EXP
L 31: 446,856 EXP
L 32: 491,520 EXP
L 33: 539,052 EXP
L 34: 589,560 EXP
L 35: 643,116 EXP
L 36: 699,840 EXP
L 37: 759,792 EXP
L 38: 823,080 EXP
L 39: 889,776 EXP
L 40: 960,000 EXP
L 41: 1,033,812 EXP
L 42: 1,111,320 EXP
L 43: 1,192,596 EXP
L 44: 1,277,760 EXP
L 45: 1,366,872 EXP
L 46: 1,460,040 EXP
L 47: 1,557,336 EXP
L 48: 1,658,880 EXP
L 49: 1,764,732 EXP
L 50: 1,875,000 EXP
L 51: 1,989,756 EXP
L 52: 2,109,120 EXP
L 53: 2,233,152 EXP
L 54: 2,361,960 EXP
L 55: 2,495,616 EXP
L 56: 2,634,240 EXP
L 57: 2,777,892 EXP
L 58: 2,926,680 EXP
L 59: 3,080,676 EXP
L 60: 3,240,000 EXP
L 61: 3,404,712 EXP
L 62: 3,574,920 EXP
L 63: 3,750,696 EXP
L 64: 3,932,160 EXP
L 65: 4,119,372 EXP
L 66: 4,312,440 EXP
L 67: 4,511,436 EXP
L 68: 4,716,480 EXP
L 69: 4,927,632 EXP
L 70: 5,145,000 EXP
L 71: 5,368,656 EXP
L 72: 5,598,720 EXP
L 73: 5,835,252 EXP
L 74: 6,078,360 EXP
L 75: 6,328,116 EXP
L 76: 6,584,640 EXP
L 77: 6,847,992 EXP
L 78: 7,118,280 EXP
L 79: 7,395,576 EXP
L 80: 7,680,000 EXP
L 81: 7,971,612 EXP
L 82: 8,270,520 EXP
L 83: 8,576,796 EXP
L 84: 8,890,560 EXP
L 85: 9,211,872 EXP
L 86: 9,540,840 EXP
L 87: 9,877,536 EXP
L 88: 10,222,080 EXP
L 89: 10,574,532 EXP
L 90: 10,935,000 EXP
L 91: 11,303,556 EXP
L 92: 11,680,320 EXP
L 93: 12,065,352 EXP
L 94: 12,458,760 EXP
L 95: 12,860,616 EXP
L 96: 13,271,040 EXP
L 97: 13,690,092 EXP
L 98: 14,117,880 EXP
L 99: 14,554,476 EXP
L 100: 15,000,000 EXP
L 101: 15,750,000 EXP
L 102: 16,537,000 EXP
L 103: 17,363,000 EXP
L 104: 18,231,000 EXP
L 105: 19,142,000 EXP
L 106: 20,099,000 EXP
L 107: 21,103,000 EXP
L 108: 22,158,000 EXP
L 109: 23,265,000 EXP
L 110: 24,428,000 EXP
L 111: 25,649,000 EXP
L 112: 26,931,000 EXP
L 113: 28,277,000 EXP
L 114: 29,690,000 EXP
L 115: 31,174,000 EXP
L 116: 32,732,000 EXP
L 117: 34,368,000 EXP
L 118: 36,086,000 EXP
L 119: 37,890,000 EXP
L 120: 39,784,000 EXP



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Zapdos (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zapdos (disambiguation).
Zapdos
Electric Pokémon
Strong Legs Pokémon
サンダー
Thunder
#145
Zapdos
Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Electric Flying
Zapdos
Fighting Flying
Galarian Zapdos
Abilities
Pressure
Zapdos
Defiant
Galarian Zapdos
Static
Zapdos Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Hidden Ability Gen. V*
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
(1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20560 - 20816 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Weight
116.0 lbs. 52.6 kg
Zapdos
128.3 lbs. 58.2 kg
Galarian Zapdos
Base experience yield
216
Gen. I-IV
261
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Zapdos
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Galarian Zapdos
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.webp
Footprint
F145.webp
Pokédex color
 Yellow
Base friendship
35
External Links
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  • Artwork on Bulbagarden Archives

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.

In Galar, Zapdos has a dual-type Fighting/Flying regional form, introduced in The Crown Tundra expansion of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass.

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

Biology

Zapdos is a large, avian Pokémon with predominantly yellow plumage. It has small, triangular eyes with black around them and a long, thin, light orange beak. Its wings and tail are a mass of spiky feathers and there are black feathers covering the back of its wings and inner tail feathers. A large crest of spiked feathers surrounds its head. Its thighs are tan, and it has thin, light orange legs. It has feet with three forward-facing toes and one backward-facing toe; each toe has a short talon.

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. Zapdos reportedly appears only during thunderstorms and gains power when struck by lightning. It is said to live among thunderclouds, but it is rarely seen.

In Galar, Zapdos has a different appearance. The main body is red-orange with black plumage. Its head features yellow eyes with more pronounced, mask-like black coloration around them, a shorter black beak, and a longer, more visible neck. Its legs are black, longer, and more muscular, its thigh feathers are also black, and its talons are yellow with red rings at their bases. Its red-orange wings are smaller, with small black markings that appear to be remnants of its Kantonian counterpart's black plumage. Finally, it has a row of spiky feathers along its chest, and a similar row of black feathers on its back.

Belligerent by nature and ever thirsting for battle, Galarian Zapdos seeks out opponents stronger than itself so it could test its might. Its powerful legs allow it to perform devastating kicks capable of destroying a dump truck, and it can run across mountains at up to 180 mph. Its wings have atrophied to the point that it can barely fly, but its movements are so swift that they have been compared to a lightning strike. This Pokémon earned the name of its Kantonian counterpart due to the electric-like crackling sounds that come from its feathers rubbing together. It is migratory and appears in the Crown Tundra once every few decades at Dyna Tree Hill.[1]

Galarian Zapdos is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Thunderous Kick.

In the anime

Main series

 
Zapdos in the anime

Major appearances

Zapdos (M02)

In The Power of OneLawrence III sought a Zapdos, the other two Legendary birds, and their master Lugia for his own personal collection.

Other

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 sidetracked when a Zapdos showed up. As a result, they changed their objective to capture Zapdos instead.

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, the Mirage Master briefly used a Mirage Zapdos.

In An Electrifying Rage!Ash and his friends witnessed a Zapdos flying across the sky. Team Rocket later made an attempt to capture the Zapdos, which infuriated it, forcing Ash to battle it with TalonflameHawlucha, and the newly-evolved Noivern. When Team Rocket continued their attempt, Noivern and Pikachu helped save Zapdos and calm it down.

In A Crackling Raid Battle!, a Zapdos caused power outages in Vermilion City. Ash and Goh encountered it at the Kanto Power Plant and had a Raid Battle against it with the assistance of Team Rocket. Goh was able to weaken it with his Raboot and Flygon, but he wasn't able to catch it like he had hoped.

Minor appearances

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

In the ending credits of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaJackie captured a Zapdos with his Capture Styler and flew away on its back.

In Doc Brock!, a Zapdos roamed around Sinnoh.

In a flashback in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!Narissa's Ditto transformed into a Zapdos, intimidating a potential opponent.

A Zapdos appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Zapdos was flying across the sky.

A Zapdos appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Zapdos appeared in I Choose You!.

A silhouetted Zapdos appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN040 Zapdos Goh's Rotom Phone Zapdos, the Electric Pokémon. An Electric and Flying type. It is said Zapdos can be found inside thunderclouds and that it can control lightning. A Legendary Pokémon.

Pokémon Origins

 
Zapdos in Pokémon Origins

In File 4: CharizardRed caught a Zapdos in the Power Plant.

Pokémon Generations

 
Zapdos in Pokémon Generations

In The Adventure, a wild Zapdos briefly flew by during a battle between Red's Pikachu and a wild Caterpie.

GOTCHA!

A Zapdos briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In The Gathering of Stars, a Galarian Zapdos was seen in the Crown Tundra.

In the manga

 
Zapdos in Pokémon Adventures

Movie adaptations

Main article: Zapdos (M02)

Zapdos appeared in the manga adaptation of The Power of One.

Zapdos also appeared in the graphic novel adaptation of the same movie.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Zapdos appeared in JNM12.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Zapdos appeared in PMDP11.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

A Zapdos appeared as a silhouette in JBA5.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Zapdos (Adventures)
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In Important MoltresTeam Rocket Commander Lt. Surge caught Zapdos at the abandoned Power Plant. He later used it as an infinite source of electricity for his Pokémon while battling Red at Silph Co. Red managed to defeat Surge by using Saur's Razor Leaf to cut his insulation suit, causing Zapdos to unintentionally shock him unconscious. Zapdos was later merged with Articuno and Moltres into a combination Pokémon that was defeated by Red, Blue, and Green, causing it to split up again and freeing the Legendary birds.

Green later caught Zapdos before the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter as a part of overcoming her fear of birds. She used it and the other Legendary birds to battle Lugia and Ho-Oh in Ilex Forest.

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Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

A Zapdos appeared in ABM01.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Zapdos appeared in GDZ74.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

A Zapdos appeared in I Want to be Human Again!. It reappeared in a flashback in Why I Became a Pokémon. The Answer Finally Revealed!!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Zapdos debuted in Regain the Deserted Power Plant!.

A Zapdos appeared in Get Lugia!.

Pokémon Zensho

A silhouette of a Zapdos appeared in PZ07.

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.

 
Zapdos trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Zapdos also appears as a trophy in the 3DS 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Zapdos appears as a Spirit alongside Articuno and Moltres.

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     Kanto
#145
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     Johto
#236
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   Hoenn
#—
  Kanto
#145
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   Sinnoh
#—
  Johto
#241
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     Unova
#—
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   Kalos
Coastal #152
  Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII   Alola
#—
  Kanto
#145
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, MoonUltra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII     Galar
Crown Tundra #203
Zapdos
Sword This Pokémon has complete control over electricity. There are tales of Zapdos nesting in the dark depths of pitch-black thunderclouds.
Shield Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon. It's said that when Zapdos rubs its feathers together, lightning will fall immediately after.
Galarian Zapdos
Sword When its feathers rub together, they produce a crackling sound like the zapping of electricity. That's why this Pokémon is called Zapdos.
Shield One kick from its powerful legs will pulverize a dump truck. Supposedly, this Pokémon runs through the mountains at over 180 mph.

 

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
Sea Spirit's Den* (Only one(if the player chose Fennekin)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Power Plant (Only one)
Routes 123467891011121314151617181921222324, and 25
Generation VIII  
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only oneKantonian Form
Roaming Wild Area (Only oneGalarian Form

 

In side games

Generation I  
Snap
Tunnel
Pinball
Red FieldLavender 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 Stage: Stage EX5
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Ancient Stronghold (Special Boss)
Super MD
Yellow Point
Picross
Area 20: Stage 13
Generation VII  
Rumble Rush
Zapdos SeaCastform SeaBulbasaur SeaGreninja SeaCharizard SeaFinal

 

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

Zapdos
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 (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 125.

 

Galarian Zapdos
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP:
90
 
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack:
125
 
117 - 194 229 - 383
Defense:
90
 
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp. Atk:
85
 
81 - 150 157 - 295
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 (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

 

Pokéathlon stats

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Zapdos

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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:
  • If Gravity is in effect, this Pokémon is given an Iron Ball (in Generation IV) or a Ring Target, or it is affected by Smack Down or Ingrain, the effectiveness of  Ground-type  moves is 2×.
  • In Generation V, if this Pokémon is given an Iron Ball, the effectiveness of  Ground-type  moves is 1×.
  • If this Pokémon has Lightning Rod, the effectiveness of  Electric-type  moves is 0×.

Galarian Zapdos

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Poison
Rock
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Dragon
Weak to:
Flying
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Fairy
Immune to:
Ground
Resistant to:
Fighting ½×
Bug ¼×
Grass ½×
Dark ½×
Notes:
  • If Gravity is in effect, this Pokémon is given an Iron Ball or a Ring Target, or it is affected by Smack Down or Ingrain, the effectiveness of  Ground-type  moves is 1×.

Learnset

By leveling up

Zapdos
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Peck Flying Physical 35 100% 35
1 Thunder Wave Electric Status 90% 20
5 Thunder Shock Electric Special 40 100% 30
10 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
15 Pluck Flying Physical 60 100% 20
20 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
25 Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
30 Charge Electric Status —% 20
35 Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
40 Roost Flying Status —% 10
45 Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
50 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
55 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
60 Detect Fighting Status —% 5
65 Magnetic Flux Electric Status —% 20
70 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
Galarian Zapdos
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Peck Flying Physical 35 100% 35
1 Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
5 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
10 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
15 Pluck Flying Physical 60 100% 20
20 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
25 Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
30 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
35 Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
40 Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
45 Thunderous Kick Fighting Physical 90 100% 10
50 Bulk Up Fighting Status —% 20
55 Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
60 Detect Fighting Status —% 5
65 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
70 Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
  • 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

By TM/TR

Zapdos
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.webp TM06 Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.webp TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 90% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM21 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM24 Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM25 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.webp TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.webp TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.webp TM33 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.webp TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM35 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM39 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM40 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 50 100% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.webp TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM76 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.webp TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 70 100% 20
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.webp TM93 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 100% 15
Bag TR Electric Sprite.webp TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100% 15
Bag TR Electric Sprite.webp TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR12 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR20 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR26 Endure Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
Bag TR Fire Sprite.webp TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
Bag TR Flying Sprite.webp TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
Bag TR Electric Sprite.webp TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 90 100% 15
Bag TR Flying Sprite.webp TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110 70% 10
  • 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
Galarian Zapdos
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120 75% 5
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.webp TM06 Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM16 Screech Normal Status 85% 40
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM21 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM24 Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM25 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.webp TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM39 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM40 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.webp TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.webp TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.webp TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.webp TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM57 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.webp TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 65 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM76 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.webp TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 55 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 70 100% 5
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 75 100% 10
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.webp TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR12 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR20 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.webp TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR26 Endure Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR37 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.webp TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
Bag TR Fire Sprite.webp TR41 Blaze Kick Fire Physical 85 90% 10
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.webp TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status —% 20
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.webp TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
Bag TR Flying Sprite.webp TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
Bag TR Flying Sprite.webp TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110 70% 10
Bag TR Dark Sprite.webp TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 80 100% 15
  • 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

By breeding

Zapdos
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 VIII
  • 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
Galarian Zapdos
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 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 VIII
  • 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

By tutoring

Zapdos
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations
Galarian Zapdos
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 60 95% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Defog Flying Status —% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status —% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 60 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status —% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Leer Normal Status 100% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Metal Sound Steel Status 85% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 60 100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 20 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 80 100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 70 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 75 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Sky Drop × Flying Physical 60 100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin145.webp Pinani145.webp
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani145.webp
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
  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
MDP E 145.webp Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:
(present)
Electric Assist.webp
Electric
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.webp
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-299
It compose thunderbolts in the air and discharges electricity.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush145Body.webp Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 57  
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT145.webp

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.webp
Electric
None.webp Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.webp 20

#150
Shuffle145.webp

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Paralyze
Pokémon GO
GO145.webp Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 253 Base Defense: 185
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Charge BeamThunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Zap CannonThunderboltThunderAncient Power*Drill Peck*FrustrationReturn

Evolution

Kantonian Zapdos

145Zapdos.webp
Unevolved
Zapdos
 Electric  Flying 

 

Galarian Zapdos

145Zapdos-Galar.webp
Unevolved
Zapdos
 Fighting  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.webp Spr b 2g 145 s.webp   Spr 2s 145 s.webp Spr b 2g 145 s.webp   Spr 2c 145 s.webp Spr b 2g 145 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 145 s.webp Spr b 4d 145 s.webp   Spr 4d 145 s.webp Spr b 4d 145 s.webp   Spr 4h 145 s.webp Spr b 4d 145 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
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Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6x 145 s.webp Spr b 6x 145 s.webp   Spr 6x 145 s.webp Spr b 6x 145 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VII  
Sun Moon   Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Spr 7s 145 s.webp Spr b 7s 145 s.webp   Spr 7s 145 s.webp Spr b 7s 145 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VIII  
Sword Shield
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HOME
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145MS8.webp For other sprites and images, please see Zapdos images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Out of all the Legendary Pokémon with fixed in-game locations, Zapdos can be obtained with the fewest number of Badges: two. The player can catch Zapdos with only the Boulder Badge and either the Cascade BadgePE or the Soul BadgeRBY.
  • Kantonian 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.
  • Kantonian Zapdos possesses a type advantage over all of the other members of its trio, as well as its trio master Lugia.
    • This is reversed with the trio's regional forms, with Galarian Zapdos possessing a type disadvantage against the other members.
  • In The Bridge Bike GangChopper's bike is decorated to resemble a Zapdos.
  • Zapdos, alongside the other two Legendary birds, had an Australian Beetle named after it, named Binburrum zapdos.
  • Zapdos's cry in Pokémon Journeys: The Series is the same as Lunala's, as seen in JN040.

Origin

Zapdos seems to be based on the Native American legend of the thunderbird, a spirit of thunder, lightning, and rain that took 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 compose from wherever lightning hits the earth. Aesthetically, it may be based on hummingbirds, due to the long beak, the rather simple wings, and described violent behavior.

Galarian Zapdos appears to be based on ratites, with kiwis in particular matching its brown feathers and long beak. Due to its speed, it may also be based on a roadrunner.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related articles

  • Zapdos (M02)
  • Zapdos (Adventures)
  • Legendary birds
  • Legendary Pokémon
  • Regional form
  • Myths and legends involving Legendary Pokémon

Notes

  1.  https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/expansionpass/pokemon/galarian-zapdos/

External links

  • Article on Wikipedia
Legendary Pokémon
Generation I: Articuno • Zapdos • Moltres • Mewtwo
 
Generation II: Raikou • Entei • Suicune • Lugia • Ho-Oh
 
Generation III: Regirock • Regice • Registeel • Latias
Latios • Kyogre • Groudon • Rayquaza
 
Generation IV: Uxie • Mesprit • Azelf • Dialga • Palkia
Heatran • Regigigas • Giratina • Cresselia
 
Generation V: Cobalion • Terrakion • Virizion • Tornadus • Thundurus
Reshiram • Zekrom • Landorus • Kyurem
 
Generation VI: Xerneas • Yveltal • Zygarde
 
Generation VII: Type: Null • Silvally • Tapu Koko • Tapu Lele • Tapu Bulu • Tapu Fini
Cosmog • Cosmoem • Solgaleo • Lunala • Necrozma
 
Generation VIII: Zacian • Zamazenta • Eternatus • Kubfu • Urshifu
Regieleki • Regidrago • Glastrier • Spectrier • Calyrex
 
See also: Mythical Pokémon
Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros. • Super Smash Bros. Melee • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
 
Characters: Pikachu • Jigglypuff • Mewtwo • Pichu
Pokémon Trainer (Squirtle • Ivysaur • Charizard) • Lucario • Greninja • Incineroar
 
Stages: Saffron City • Pokémon Stadium • Poké Floats • Pokémon Stadium 2 • Spear Pillar
Prism Tower • Unova Pokémon League • Kalos Pokémon League
 
Poké Ball and Master Ball: Abomasnow • Abra • Alolan Exeggutor • Alolan Raichu • Alolan Vulpix • Arceus • Articuno • Beedrill
Bellossom • Bewear • Blastoise • Bonsly • Celebi • Chansey • Charizard • Chespin • Chikorita • Clefairy
Cyndaquil • Darkrai • Dedenne • Deoxys • Ditto • Eevee • Electrode • Entei • Fennekin
Fletchling • Gardevoir • Genesect • Giratina • Gogoat • Goldeen • Groudon • Gulpin • Hitmonlee
Ho-Oh • Inkay • Jirachi • Keldeo • Koffing • Kyogre • Kyurem • Latias and Latios
Lugia • Lunala • Manaphy • Marill • Marshadow • Meloetta • Meowth • Mew • Metagross • Mimikyu
Moltres • Munchlax • Onix • Oshawott • Palkia • Piplup • Porygon2 • Pyukumuku • Raikou • Scizor • Snivy
Snorlax • Solgaleo • Spewpa • Staryu • Starmie • Suicune • Swirlix • Tapu Koko • Togedemaru • Togepi
Torchic • Unown • Venusaur • Victini • Vulpix • Weavile • Weezing • Wobbuffet • Xerneas • Zapdos • Zoroark
 
Collectables: Trophies (Melee • Brawl • for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
Stickers
Spirits
 
Misc: The Subspace Emissary • My Music • Final Smash • Pokémon Change • Brawl cameos
Articuno #144: Articuno
Pokémon
#146: Moltres Moltres

 

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