|5′3″ (1.6m)||116 lbs. (52.6kg)|
|Male: Genderless||Female: Genderless|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|UU/OU||3 Special Attack Points|
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.
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.
 Gender Differences
Zapdos is genderless.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 Spin-Off Games
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.
 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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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!
 Pokémon Information
 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.
 Area Location
 Original Games
|Red/Blue||Only One||Power Plant|
|Yellow||Only One||Power Plant|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||Only One||Power Plant|
|Diamond/Pearl||None||Pal Park or Trade|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Only One||Route 10|
|Black/White||None||PokéTransfer or Dream World|
|Black2/White2||None||Trade, PokéTransfer or Dream World|
 Spin-Off Games
|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|
|I||Pokémon Red||A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.|
|I||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.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Move Tutor
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 By TM/HM
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM47: Steel Wing
- TM58: Endure
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)
 By Move Tutor
 Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|