Zapdos is an Electric, Flying-type Legendary Pokémon from the Kanto region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon. Along with Articuno and Moltres, it is a member of the Legendary Birds.

Pokédex description

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.
- Zapdos's 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 part of a one-member family.

73. Zapdos
#145 Zapdos


Method Maximum CP Details
Emblem Raid
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 46,418

Ultra Bonus Event 2018: Sep 13 - 20[1]
2017 Aug 7 - 31[2][3]
Special Raid Challenge:
2018 Jul 21[4]

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
1,511 Research Breakthrough:
2019 Nov - Dec
2018 Dec - 2019 Feb
2018 May



  • 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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