Zapdos #145

Pokemon Zapdos – Pokemon of the first generation, ranked 145 in the Pokedex… He is an electric and flying Pokémon that resides in the Kanto area. Zapdos does not have an evolution.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokemon Zapdos

Max BS 3987
Атака 253
Protection 185
Resistance 207

Pokémon type and weaknesses

Electric – Electro
Flying – Flying
Vulnerability Resistance
Ice – Ice Bug – Insect
Rock – Stone Fighting – Battle
Flying – Flying
Grass – Grass
Ground – Ground
Steel – Steel

How to find and catch Pokémon Zapdos?

Pokemon Zapdos is a mythical Pokemon that does not exist in nature. Many gamers obtained it during a successful raid or from a legendary box.

Evolution family

Zapdos is part of a one-member family.



#145 Zapdos

#145 Galarian Zapdos




#145 Zapdos

#145 Galarian Zapdos



  • Zapdos was released on August 7th, 2017.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Zapdos was released at the start of Zapdos Day on July 21st, 2018.
  • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon Shadow form of Zapdos was released on December 1st, 2019.
Method Maximum CP Details
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 46,4182022 Jul 7 – 14[1]
Mischief Unbound: 2021 Nov 26
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 18
2021 Feb 20 – Mar 1[2]
2020 Sep 25 – Oct 2[3]
Ultra Bonus Event 2018: Sep 13 – 20[4]
2017 Aug 7 – 31[5][6]
Special Raid Challenge:
2021 Feb 28[7]
2018 Jul 21[8]
Research tasks
1,511 Special Research/Timed Research:
GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory – 3rd part: Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra (Shadow)
Research Breakthrough:
2019 Nov – Dec
2018 Dec – 2019 Feb
2018 May
Team GO Rocket

(weather boosted)
Rescuing from Giovanni:
2021 Jun 1 – 17, Apr 1 – May 1
2019 Dec 1 – 2020 Jan 1
GO Battle League
2,015 Obtainable starting from rank:
20 (2022 Jul 7 – 14)
20 (2021 Feb 20 – Mar 1)

Galarian Zapdos

  • Galarian Zapdos was released along with the release of Daily Adventure Incense on July 25th, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
Not in wild normally, can only be encountered in Map View via a Daily Adventure Incense


Zapdos is a huge bird Pokémon with mostly yellow feathers. It features tiny, triangular eyes surrounded by black and a long, slender, pale orange beak. Its wings and tail are covered with spiky feathers, while the rear of its wings and inner tail feathers are covered in black feathers. Its head is surrounded by a huge crest of spiky feathers. It has tan thighs and slender, bright orange legs. It has three forward-facing toes and one backward-facing toe, with a small talon on each.

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Galarian Zapdos about to deliver a powerful kick.


When Zapdos flaps its sparkling wings, electricity is released, which has the ability to generate thunderstorms. When it flies, it makes tremendous crackling and cracking noises, which are attributed to the lightning bolts it sheds while in the air. According to legend, Zapdos emerges exclusively during thunderstorms and develops strength when hit by lightning. It is reported to reside in thunderclouds but is seldom observed.

Zapdos appears differently in Galar. It has a red-orange body with black plumage. It has yellow eyes with mask-like black colouring surrounding them, a shorter black beak, and a longer, more visible neck. It has black legs that are larger and more muscular, black thigh feathers, and yellow talons with red rings at their bases. Its red-orange wings are smaller, with faint black patterns that seem to be remains of its black plumage from its Kantonian cousin. Finally, it has a row of spiky feathers running down its breast and a similar row of black feathers running down its back.

Galarian Zapdos is a natural fighter who seeks out opponents stronger than himself to put his skills to the test. Its muscular legs enable it to deliver deadly kicks capable of shattering a dump truck, and it can sprint at speeds of up to 180 mph (300 km/h) through mountains. Its wings have atrophied to the point that it can hardly fly, yet its motions are as quick as a lightning strike. The electric-like crackling noises produced by its feathers rubbing together gave this Pokémon the moniker of its Kantonian counterpart. It is migratory and only occurs once every several decades at Dyna Tree Hill in the Crown Tundra.

Galarian Zapdos is the only Pokémon known to be able to learn the move Thunderous Kick.

 Best moveset for Zapdos

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Zapdos’ greatest attacks are Thunder Shock and Drill Peck. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Thunder Shock Elite TM 10 dps
  Drill Peck 33.9 dps


  Charge Beam 8.7 dps
  Zap Cannon 45.4 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Charge Beam 8 13.6 8.7
  Thunder Shock Elite TM 5 13.3 10
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Drill Peck 65 -14.3 33.9
  Ancient Power 70 -9.4 20
  Thunder 100 -41.7 50
  Thunderbolt 80 -20 38.4
  Zap Cannon 140 -27 45.4
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

One of the numerous captureable Pokemon in Pokemon GO is Zapdos.

Raids over the summers of 2017 and 2018 were successful in capturing it.
During the second month, Zapdos was accessible via Research Breakthrough Boxes.

#145 Zapdos Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve
       Electric  / Flying                     –

Combat Moves

When in battle, touch the screen to attack with combat moves, and the Pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Charge Beam Electric 8
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Zap Cannon Electric 140 2
Thunderbolt Electric 80 3
Thunder Electric 100 3
From August 7, 2017 until August 14, 2017, this Pokemon was exclusively obtainable via raids.