Zapdos

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

Pokédex data

National № 145
Type Electric Flying
Species Electric Pokémon
Height 5′03″ (1.6 m)
Weight 116.0 lbs (52.6 kg)
Abilities Pressure
Static (hidden ability)
Local № 145 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
236 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
145 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
241 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
152 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 261
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 80 (base 20,480 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 125
229 383
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 100
184 328
Total 580 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Zapdos.

Evolution chart

Zapdos changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
HeartGold This legendary bird Pokémon causes savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
SoulSilver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
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
Alpha 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.

Moves learned by Zapdos

Moves learnt by level up

Zapdos learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
8Thunder WaveElectric 90
15DetectFighting
22PluckFlying 60 100
29Ancient PowerRock 60 100
36ChargeElectric
43AgilityPsychic
50DischargeElectric 80 100
57Rain DanceWater
64Light ScreenPsychic
71Drill PeckFlying 80 100
78ThunderElectric 110 70
85RoostFlying
92Magnetic FluxElectric
99Zap CannonElectric 120 50

Egg moves

Zapdos does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Zapdos can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Laser FocusNormal
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying

Moves learnt by TM

Zapdos is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Zapdos can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
WhirlwindNormal Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Zapdos learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
8Thunder WaveElectric 90
15DetectFighting
22PluckFlying 60 100
29Ancient PowerRock 60 100
36ChargeElectric
43AgilityPsychic
50DischargeElectric 80 100
57Rain DanceWater
64Light ScreenPsychic
71Drill PeckFlying 80 100
78ThunderElectric 110 70
85RoostFlying
92Magnetic FluxElectric
99Zap CannonElectric 120 50

Egg moves

Zapdos does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

Zapdos is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Zapdos can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
WhirlwindNormal Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Zapdos sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Zapdos  sprite from Red & Blue Zapdos  sprite from Silver Zapdos  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Zapdos  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Zapdos  sprite from Black & White Zapdos  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Zapdos Shiny sprite from Silver Zapdos Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Zapdos Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Zapdos Shiny sprite from Black & White Zapdos Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Zapdos

Red
Blue
Yellow
Power Plant
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Power Plant
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 10
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Sea Spirit's Den
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds

Other languages

English Zapdos
Japanese サンダー (Thunder)
German Zapdos
French Électhor

Name origin

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