Zapdos


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Zapdos
サンダー
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Articuno < Zapdos > Moltres

Species Type
Electric Pokémon Electric.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#145 Pressure
Lightningrod
Height Weight
5′3″ (1.6m) 116 lbs. (52.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
No Eggs 3
Tier EV Yield
UU/OU 3 Special Attack Points

Zapdos (サンダー) is the 145th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is an Electric/Flying Type, and it is known as the Electric Pokémon.

Zapdos uses the Pressure Ability. This Ability doubles the amount of PP that its opponents uses per attack. A second Ability is available to Zapdos that come from the Dream World, the Lightningrod Ability. This Ability draws Electric-Type moves to it, increasing its Special Attack Statistic by one stage and nullifying damage from said attack type.

Zapdos doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Like most Legendary Pokémon, Zapdos is in the Undiscovered Egg Group and cannot breed as a result. It takes Zapdos 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Zapdos is a large bird Pokemon, though it is the smallest legendary bird. Its plumage is mostly yellow with some black. Its feathers are spikey, represting lightning bolts. Zapdos' head and tail feathers point in all different directions. It has two thin legs with large-ish feet, each foot has three toes at the front and one at the back. Each toe has sharp talons. Zapdos has a long orange beak. It has small eyes with black around them.

[edit] Gender Differences

Zapdos is genderless.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Zapdos appears at the Power Plant in Red, Blue and Yellow, and reprises this appearance in Fire Red and Leaf Green.

After obtaining the National Pokédex in Pokémon Platinum, a Zapdos will be roaming Sinnoh. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Zapdos can be found outside the Power Plant on Route 10.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Zapdos is a Shadow Pokémon that is obtainable in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. It is one of the six Shadow Pokémon that can be snagged from Cipher Boss Greevil at Citadark Isle.

Zapdos appears at Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!

Zapdos can be found at the top of Mt. Thunder in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Zapdos appears on the seventh floor of Amp Plains, but a StonePlate or Mystery Part is required in Explorers of Time & Darkness; a Secret Slab or Enigma Part is required in Explorers of Sky. Zapdos is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on Floor 30 of Light Summit.

Zapdos is a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, appearing on the top of Mt. Layuda.

Zapdos can be found at World Axle Factory B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Zapdos is listed as part of the Wizards Promos, the P Promo, a Nintendo Promo (EX Card) and the Pokémon Rumble Promo set. Zapdos is listed as a Rare Card in the Base, Fossil (2), Gym Challenge (Rocket's), Aquapolis, EX FireRed and Leaf Green (EX Card), EX Team Rocket Returns (Rocket's; EX Card), Majestic Dawn, Supreme Victors (2), Arceus and Next Destinies sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Zapdos rarely makes an appearance in the Anime. A ginormous mechanical Zapdos appeared in the episode The Island of Giant Pokémon, which was one of many such Pokémon to appear in that episode. A wild Zapdos had to have its energy restored with the help of several wild Electric-Type Pokemon and Ash's Pikachu in As Clear as Crystal. Zapdos also appeared in the episodes Doc Brock and Dealing with a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!

[edit] Movies

Zapdos has also appeared in four Pokémon movies: The Power of One, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, and most recently, Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

[edit] Manga

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Zapdos finds itself in the Under-Utilized and Over-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Zapdos is more than capable of holding its own with a high Special Attack and Speed, and access to Heat Wave allows it to beat Steel-Types other than Heatran. Plus, access to Roost gives it longevity, an advantage it has over other Special Sweepers. It's still vulnerable to Stealth Rock and will have problems facing Special Walls such as Blissey and Tyranitar.

[edit] Area Location

[edit] Original Games

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Game Rarity Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red/Blue Rescue Team Only One Mt. Thunder Peak 3F
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky Only One Amp Plains 7F

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
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.
II 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.
III Ruby 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.
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.
LeafGreen A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
IV Diamond A legendary Pokémon that is said to live inside thunder clouds. It can freely control thunder.
Pearl A legendary Pokémon that is said to live inside thunder clouds. It can freely control thunder.
Platinum A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
HeartGold This legendary bird Pokémon cause savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
SoulSilver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.
V Black A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
White A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
Black 2 A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
White 2 A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
VI 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

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
90
. 290 384 .
Atk
90
166 185 279 306
Def
85
157 175 269 295
Sp. Atk
125
229 255 349 383
Sp. Def
90
166 185 279 306
Speed
100
184 205 299 328

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
Start Thundershock Electric.gif 40 100 Special.png
8 Thunder Wave Electric.gif N/A 100 Other.png
15 Detect Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
22 Pluck Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
29 Ancientpower Rock.gif 35 60 Special.png
36 Charge Electric.gif N/A N/A Other.png
43 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
50 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
57 Roost Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
64 Light Screen Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
71 Drill Peck Flying.gif 80 100 Physical.png
78 Thunder Electric.gif 120 70 Special.png
85 Rain Dance Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
92 Zap Cannon Electric.gif 120 50 Special.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif -- -- Physical.png
Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Swagger Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] By TM/HM

[edit] By Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Special.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Zapdos


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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