Zapdos is an ElectricFlying-typeLegendaryPokémon introduced in Generation I. It is also known as the 'Electric Pokémon' and the second member of the three legendary birds of Kanto along with Articuno and Moltres.

How to Obtain

Zapdos can be found in Route 10. (right next to Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town). It has a 0.1% encounter rate. If you buy the Kanto Legendaries Gamepass, it will be increased to 1%.

(Could also be obtained by code "LightningFast", but that code is expired.)


Zapdos is not known to evolve from or to any Pokémon.


Moves when Caught

Move Power Accuracy Type
Light Screen - -% Psychic
Thunder 110 70% Electric
Drill Peck 80 100% Flying

Moves that can be taught by Move Re-Learner

Move Power Accuracy Type
Detect - -% Fighting
Thunder Wave - 90% Electric
Thunder Shock 40 100% Electric
Peck 35 100% Flying
Agility - -% Psychic

Moves that can be taught using TM's

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Type Effectiveness

Effectiveness Type(s)
Weaknesses Ice, Rock
Resistances Bug, Fighting, Flying, Grass, Steel
Immunity Ground

Recolor Gallery

Fried Zapdos

Fried Zapdos made by Rue_n

Freeze Zapdos

Freeze Zapdos made by HyperionWhirlwind

Darkmatter Zapdos

Darkmatter Zapdos made by blazefire11

Team Leader Zapdos

Team Leader Zapdos made by Lurantise

Halloween Zapdos

Halloween Zapdos made by mirarox19

Doodle Zapdos

Doodle Zapdos made by TheOnlyOverseer