# 145 Zapdos
Ordinary sprites
145 normal icon 145 shiny icon 145 shadow icon
Elemental sprites
145 elemental bug icon 145 elemental dark icon 145 elemental dragon icon 145 elemental electric icon 145 elemental fairy icon 145 elemental fighting icon
145 elemental fire icon 145 elemental flying icon 145 elemental ghost icon 145 elemental grass icon 145 elemental ground icon 145 elemental ice icon
145 elemental normal icon 145 elemental poison icon 145 elemental psychic icon 145 elemental rock icon 145 elemental steel icon 145 elemental water icon
Electric-Type icon Flying-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 90
Attack 90
Defense 85
Sp. Atk 125
Sp. Def 90
Speed 100
144 normal icon
146 normal icon
Articuno Moltres

Description Edit

Zapdos is an avian Pokémon with predominantly yellow plumage. Black rings encircle its eyes, and it has a long, thin, light orange beak. Its wings and tail are a mass of spiky feathers, with black feathers covering the back of its wings and inner tail feathers. A large crest of spiked feathers surrounds its head. Its thighs are a khaki color, and it has anisodactyl feet ending in talons.

When Zapdos flaps its glittering wings, it releases electricity that can potentially cause thunderstorms. It produces massive crackling and snapping sounds when it flies; these are attributed to the lightning bolts it sheds when airborne. When stricken by lightning, it gains power. Zapdos reportedly appears only during thunderstorms, and is said to live among thunderclouds. However, it is rarely seen.

Location Edit

Evolution Edit

Zapdos does not evolve.

Ability Edit

  • Static: May cause paralysis if target uses physical moves.
  • Lightningrod: Disables targets' Electric-type moves and raises Sp. Attack.


For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Zapdos, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Peck Flying-Type Physical move 35 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
0 Thundershock Electric-Type Special move 40 1.2s --- 100% 10% Single
Might paralyze the target.
8 Thunder Wave Electric-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- 100% 100% Single
Paralyzes the target when hit.
15 Detect Fighting-Type Status move --- 60s Can't Miss --- Single
22 Pluck Flying-Type Physical move 60 1.2s 100% --- Single
29 AncientPower Rock-Type Special move 60 1.2s --- 100% 10% Single
Might raise user's all 5 stats by 1:
Attack, Defense, Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense, Speed
36 Charge Electric-Type Status move --- 60s Can't Miss 100% Self
43 Agility Psychic-Type Status move --- 3.6s --- Can't Miss 100% Self
Raises user's Speed by 2.
50 Discharge Electric-Type Special move 80 2.4s --- 100% 30% Around
Might paralyze the target.
57 Roost Flying-Type Status move --- 13s Can't Miss 100% Self
64 Light Screen Psychic-Type Status move --- 60s Can't Miss --- Ally
71 Drill Peck Flying-Type Physical move 80 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
78 Thunder Electric-Type Special move 120 1.2s --- 70% 30% Single
Might paralyze the target.
85 Rain Dance Water-Type Status move --- 60s 60s Can't Miss 100% Weather
Powers up water-type moves, weakens fire-type moves.
Raises accuracy of Thunder and Hurricane.
Changes Weather Ball to be water-typed.
Lowers Synthesis, Morning Sun, Moonlight recovery.

Damage TakenEdit

For the type weakness of Elemental Zapdos, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
Normal-Type2 Fighting-Type2 Flying-Type2 Poison-Type2 Ground-Type2 Rock-Type2 Bug-Type2 Ghost-Type2 Steel-Type2 Fire-Type2 Water-Type2 Grass-Type2 Electric-Type2 Psychic-Type2 Ice-Type2 Dragon-Type2 Dark-Type2 Fairy-Type2 Shadow-Type2
Dx1 Dx0.5 Dx0.5 Dx1 Dx0 Dx2 Dx0.5 Dx1 Dx0.5 Dx1 Dx1 Dx0.5 Dx1 Dx1 Dx2 Dx1 Dx1 Dx1 Dx

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