Zapdos

Zapdos is an Electric/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Electric Pokémon.

Pokédex descriptions

Red
Blue
LeafGreen
A legendary bird POKéMON that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
Yellow This legendary bird POKéMON is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.
Gold
HeartGold
This legendary bird POKéMON causes savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
Silver
SoulSilver
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.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.

Evolution chart

  • Zapdos does not evolve.

Name origin

zap
relating to the sound of striking electricity
dos
Spanish for two

Moves learned by Zapdos

Zapdos sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Zapdos

Red
Blue
Power Plant
Yellow Power Plant
FireRed
LeafGreen
Power Plant
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 10
X
Y
Sea Spirit's Den