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Zapdos is an Electric, Flying-type Legendary Pokémon from Kanto region. It doesn't evolve into or from any other Pokémon. Along with Articuno and Moltres, it is a member of Legendary Bird Trio.

Pokédex description

Zapdos - Electric Pokémon
Zapdos is a Legendary Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokémon gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.
Pokémon cry:
Zapdos cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Electric 8 (7)
Icon Electric 5 (8) (Only caught on Zapdos Day or Ultra Bonus Event)

Charged attacks

Icon Rock
70 (20)
Icon Flying
60 (26)
Icon Electric
80 (32)
Icon Electric
100 (42)
Icon Electric
140 (38)

Evolution family

Zapdos is the part of a one-member family.

73. Zapdos
#145 Zapdos



  • As a former 5th tier Raid Boss, Zapdos's CP was 46,418. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 2,015 and 2,519 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.
    • Zapdos was originally available as a Raid Boss from August 7th, 2017 until August 13th, 2017.[1]
    • Zapdos was available from Raid Battles again from August 12th, 2017 to August 31st, 2017.[2]
    • Zapdos was available again in a limited three hours period on Zapdos Day on July 21st, 2018.[3]
    • Zapdos was available again during the Ultra Bonus Event 2018 from September 13th to September 20th, 2018.[4]
  • During May, December 2018 to February 2019 and November to December 2019, Zapdos was the reward of the Research Breakthrough once seven stamps had been obtained with a 1,511 of maximal CP.
  • Shiny form of Zapdos was released on Zapdos Day.
  • Zapdos was originally planned to learn Discharge, but it was removed before Zapdos was released.
  • Zapdos is the mascot Pokémon of Team Instinct.


External links

  • Zapdos page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Zapdos article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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