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Zapdos is the mascot Pokémon of Team Instinct.
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.
- Zapdos's cry
- Ancient Power, Drill Peck: added on July 9th, 2019
- Thunder Shock: available during events: Special Raid Challenge, Ultra Bonus Event 2018, Sep 2020 and Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto
Zapdos is part of a one-member family.
- Zapdos was released on August 7th, 2017.
- Shiny form of Zapdos was released at the start of Zapdos Day on July 21st, 2018.
- Shadow form of Zapdos was released on December 1st, 2019.
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- Zapdos was originally planned to learn Discharge, but it was removed before Zapdos was released.
- The Zapdos raids in September 2020 were pushed early by few hours.
- Feel the love with Pokémon GO’s February events!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-02-02.
- Different Legendary Raid Bosses each week, Victini Special Research, and more in September!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-08-27.
- Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge Ends with a Power-Packed Ultra Bonus Event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-09-14.
- PokemonGoApp. (2017, August 7). The Legendary Pokémon Zapdos has been spotted in Pokémon GO!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
- PokemonGoApp. (2017, August 14). Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia have been spotted in Raid Battles around the world until August 31!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
- Close out the Pokémon Day weekend with a Kanto-themed Raid Day!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-02-18.
- Unlock Zapdos Day during Professor Willow’s Global Challenge!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-07-27.
- Zapdos and Articuno together?. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-09-25.
- page, on the official Pokédex website
- article, on the Bulbapedia
- Zapdos article, on the Pokémon Wiki