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

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Only One Power Plant
Yellow Only One Power Plant
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Time Capsule
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen Only One Power Plant
Diamond/Pearl None Pal Park or Trade
Platinum Only Roaming Sinnoh
HeartGold/SoulSilver Only One Route 10
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black2/White2 None Trade, PokéTransfer or Dream World

[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

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
Pokémon Blue A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
Pokémon Yellow This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.



II Pokémon Gold This legendary bird Pokémon causes savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
II Pokémon Silver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.
II Pokémon Crystal Legendary bird Pokémon. They say lightning caused by the flapping of its wings causes summer storms.



III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon FireRed One of the legendary bird Pokémon. While it is flying, it makes crackling and snapping sounds.
III Pokémon LeafGreen A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.



IV Pokémon Diamond A legendary Pokémon that is said to live inside thunder clouds. It can freely control thunder.
IV Pokémon Pearl A legendary Pokémon that is said to live inside thunder clouds. It can freely control thunder.
IV Pokémon Platinum A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
IV Pokémon HeartGold This legendary bird Pokémon cause savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.



V Pokémon Black A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
V Pokémon White A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
V Pokémon Black 2 A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
V Pokémon White 2 A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.



VI Pokémon X A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
VI Pokémon Y A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

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

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
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
Spd
100
184 205 299 328

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.png 50 90 Special
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.png 60 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.png 70 100 Special
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.png 90 100 Physical
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM02 Fly Flying.png 90 95 Physical


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

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

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] By TM/HM

[edit] By Move Tutor

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Zapdos
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[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Electric.png/Flying.png
Flying.png
Water.png
Bug.png
Fighting.png
Grass.png
Dragon.png
Electric.png
Ground.png
Steel.png
Flying.png
Steel.png
Bug.png
Fighting.png
Grass.png
Ground.png
Ice.png
Rock.png

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