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 1.6 m (5′03″)
Weight 52.6 kg (116.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pressure
Static (hidden ability)
Local № 145 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
236 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
145 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
241 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
152 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
145 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
203 (The Crown Tundra)

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 (20,304–20,560 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.

Pokédex data

National № 145
Type Fighting Flying
Species Strong Legs Pokémon
Height 1.6 m (5′03″)
Weight 58.2 kg (128.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Defiant
Local № 145 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
236 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
145 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
241 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
152 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
145 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
203 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
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

Zapdos

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.
Sword This Pokémon has complete control over electricity. There are tales of Zapdos nesting in the dark depths of pitch-black thunderclouds.
Shield Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon. It’s said that when Zapdos rubs its feathers together, lightning will fall immediately after.

Galarian Zapdos

Sword When its feathers rub together, they produce a crackling sound like the zapping of electricity. That’s why this Pokémon is called Zapdos.
Shield One kick from its powerful legs will pulverize a dump truck. Supposedly, this Pokémon runs through the mountains at over 180 mph.

Moves learned by Zapdos

Moves learnt by level up

Zapdos learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Thunder WaveElectric 90
5Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
10Light ScreenPsychic
15PluckFlying 60 100
20AgilityPsychic
25Ancient PowerRock 60 100
30ChargeElectric
35Drill PeckFlying 80 100
40RoostFlying
45DischargeElectric 80 100
50Rain DanceWater
55ThunderElectric 110 70
60DetectFighting
65Magnetic FluxElectric
70Zap CannonElectric 120 50
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus EnergyNormal
1PeckFlying 35 100
5Rock SmashFighting 40 100
10Light ScreenPsychic
15PluckFlying 60 100
20AgilityPsychic
25Ancient PowerRock 60 100
30Brick BreakFighting 75 100
35Drill PeckFlying 80 100
40Quick GuardFighting
45Thunderous KickFighting 90 100
50Bulk UpFighting
55CounterFighting 100
60DetectFighting
65Close CombatFighting 120 100
70ReversalFighting 100

Egg moves

Zapdos does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Zapdos can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlying 40 90
Rising VoltageElectric 70 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CoachingFighting
Dual WingbeatFlying 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Zapdos is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Zapdos is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Zapdos learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
8Thunder WaveElectric 90
16LeerNormal 100
24Drill PeckFlying 80 100
32ThunderboltElectric 90 100
40AgilityPsychic
48Light ScreenPsychic
56RoostFlying
64ThunderElectric 110 70
72Sky AttackFlying 140 90

Moves learnt by TM

Zapdos is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Zapdos sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 10
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Sea Spirit's Den, Roaming Kalos
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Power Plant
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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