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Basic Info

Introduced Generation 1
Species Electric Pokémon
Type Electric Flying
Height 1.6m
Weight 52.6kg
Catch Rate 3
Base Happiness 35
Gender Ratio Genderless
Pokédex 3D AR AR Marker
Generation 6 Cry

Names

Language Name
Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong) 閃電鳥
Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan) 闪电鸟
English Zapdos
French Électhor
German Zapdos
Italian Zapdos
Japanese サンダー
Japanese (Romanized) Thunder
Japanese (Trademark) Thunder
Korean 썬더
Spanish Zapdos

Dex Numbers

Dex #
National Dex #145
Kanto #145
Johto (G/S) #236
Johto (HG/SS) #241
Kalos (Coastal) #152

Abilities

  • Pressure: By putting pressure on the opposing Pokémon, it raises their PP usage.
  • Static: The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis. [Hidden Ability]
  • * Defiant: Boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat sharply when its stats are lowered.

Evolutionary Chain

Does not evolve/is not evolved into.

Breeding

Not capable of breeding.

Damage Taken

Bug 0.5x
Fighting 0.5x
Flying 0.5x
Grass 0.5x
Ground 0x
Ice 2x
Rock 2x
Steel 0.5x

Alternate Forms

Galar
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Base Stats

Gen Type(s) HP ATK DEF SP. ATK SP. DEF SPEED TOTAL
8 Electric Flying 90
90
85
125
90
100
580
7 Electric Flying 90
90
85
125
90
100
580
6 Electric Flying 90
90
85
125
90
100
580

Dex Flavor Text

Game Dex Flavor Text
United States Pokémon Stadium2 This legendary bird Pokémon cause savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
United States Pokémon Red A legendary bird Pokemon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon Blue A legendary bird Pokemon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
Japan Pokémon Stadium きょだいな いなずまを ともなって あらわれる でんせつの とりポケモン。 そらをとぶと バチバチと おとがする。
United States Pokémon Stadium A legendary bird Pokémon that appears with a gigantic thunderstorm. It flies with the buzz and crack of electricity.
United States Pokémon Yellow This legendary bird Pokemon is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.
United States Pokémon Gold This legendary bird Pokemon causes savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
United States Pokémon Silver This legendary bird Pokemon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.
United States Pokémon Ruby Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokemon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokemon gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon Sapphire ZAPDOS is a legendary bird POKeMON that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The POKeMON gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon Emerald ZAPDOS is a legendary bird POKeMON that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. It gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon FireRed One of the legendary bird POKeMON. While it is flying, it makes crackling and snapping sounds.
United States Pokémon LeafGreen A legendary bird POKeMON that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon Pearl A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon Diamond A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon Platinum A legendary Pokemon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon HeartGold This legendary bird Pokémon causes savage thunderstorms by flapping its glittering wings.
United States Pokémon SoulSilver This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear only when a thundercloud parts into two halves.
United States Pokémon White A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
Japan Pokémon White かみなりぐもの なかに いると いわれる でんせつの ポケモン。 カミナリを じざいに あやつる。
United States Pokémon Black A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
Japan Pokémon Black かみなりぐもの なかに いると いわれる でんせつの ポケモン。 カミナリを じざいに あやつる。
United States Pokémon Black 2 A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
Japan Pokémon Black 2 かみなりぐもの なかに いると いわれる でんせつの ポケモン。 カミナリを じざいに あやつる。
United States Pokémon White 2 A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
Japan Pokémon White 2 かみなりぐもの なかに いると いわれる でんせつの ポケモン。 カミナリを じざいに あやつる。
South Korea Pokémon Y 번개 구름 안에 있다고 전해지는 전설의 포켓몬이다. 번개를 자유로이 조종한다.
Italy Pokémon Y Un Pokémon uccello leggendario. Si dice che viva tra le nubi temporalesche. Controlla i fulmini.
Germany Pokémon X Ein Legendäres Vogel-Pokémon, das im Sturzflug aus den Wolken bricht und Blitze schleudert.
Spain Pokémon Y Legendario Pokémon pájaro del que se dice que vive en los nubarrones. Controla los rayos eléctricos.
France Pokémon Y Un Pokémon Oiseau légendaire dont on dit qu’il vit dans les nuages d’orage. Il contrôle la foudre.
Germany Pokémon Y Ein Legendäres Vogel-Pokémon, das in Gewitterwolken leben soll. Es kontrolliert Blitze.
Japan Pokémon Y かみなりぐもの なかに いると いわれる でんせつの ポケモン。 カミナリを じざいに あやつる。
South Korea Pokémon X 구름 위에서 거대한 번개를 내리치며 나타난다. 전설의 새포켓몬이다.
Italy Pokémon X Uccello leggendario, si dice appaia tra le nuvole scagliando enormi saette.
Spain Pokémon X Es un legendario pájaro Pokémon. Dicen que aparece entre las nubes lanzando enormes rayos brillantes.
France Pokémon X L’oiseau légendaire de la foudre. Il surgit hors des nuages en lançant d’énormes éclairs.
Japan Pokémon X くもの うえから きょだいな いなずまを おとしながら あらわれる でんせつの とりポケモンである。
United States Pokémon X A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts.
United States Pokémon Y A legendary Pokémon that is said to live in thunderclouds. It freely controls lightning bolts.
Spain Pokémon Omega Ruby Zapdos es un Pokémon pájaro legendario que tiene la habilidad de controlar la electricidad. Suele vivir en nubarrones. Este Pokémon gana mucha fuerza si le alcanzan los rayos.
South Korea Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 전기를 조종하는 전설의 새포켓몬이다. 평상시는 번개 구름 속에서 지낸다. 번개를 맞으면 힘이 솟아난다.
Italy Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Zapdos è un Pokémon uccello leggendario, perfettamente in grado di gestire l’elettricità. Acquista forza ed energia se colpito da qualche fulmine.
Spain Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Zapdos es un Pokémon pájaro legendario que tiene la habilidad de controlar la electricidad. Suele vivir en nubarrones. Este Pokémon gana mucha fuerza si le alcanzan los rayos.
France Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Électhor est un Pokémon Oiseau légendaire capable de contrôler l’électricité. Il vit généralement dans les nuages orageux. Ce Pokémon gagne en puissance lorsqu’il est frappé par la foudre.
Germany Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Zapdos ist ein Legendäres Vogel-Pokémon, das die Fähigkeit besitzt, Elektrizität zu manipulieren. Es lebt in Gewitterwolken. Dieses Pokémon nimmt Energie auf, wenn es vom Blitz getroffen wird.
Japan Pokémon Alpha Sapphire でんきを あやつる でんせつの とりポケモン。 ふだんは カミナリぐもの なかで くらしている。 カミナリに うたれると ちからが わいてくる。
United States Pokémon Alpha 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.
South Korea Pokémon Omega Ruby 전기를 조종하는 전설의 새포켓몬이다. 평상시는 번개 구름 속에서 지낸다. 번개를 맞으면 힘이 솟아난다.
Italy Pokémon Omega Ruby Zapdos è un Pokémon uccello leggendario, perfettamente in grado di gestire l’elettricità. Acquista forza ed energia se colpito da qualche fulmine.
France Pokémon Omega Ruby Électhor est un Pokémon Oiseau légendaire capable de contrôler l’électricité. Il vit généralement dans les nuages orageux. Ce Pokémon gagne en puissance lorsqu’il est frappé par la foudre.
Germany Pokémon Omega Ruby Zapdos ist ein Legendäres Vogel-Pokémon, das die Fähigkeit besitzt, Elektrizität zu manipulieren. Es lebt in Gewitterwolken. Dieses Pokémon nimmt Energie auf, wenn es vom Blitz getroffen wird.
Japan Pokémon Omega Ruby でんきを あやつる でんせつの とりポケモン。 ふだんは カミナリぐもの なかで くらしている。 カミナリに うたれると ちからが わいてくる。
United States Pokémon Omega 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.
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Sprite List

Gen/Game Normal Shiny
First Generation
Red and Green (Japan) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Red and Blue (US) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Yellow Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Second Generation
Gold Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Silver Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Crystal Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Third Generation
Ruby/Sapphire Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Emerald Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Fire Red / Leaf Green Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Fourth Generation
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Fifth Generation
Black/White anim anim
Sixth & Seventh Generation
XY
Sun/Moon

anim anim

anim anim
Eighth Generation
Sword/Shield shiny

Episode Appearances

Ep # Title
SL 17
GS 113
GS 126
Movie 2
Movie 8
Movie 10
SP 5
DP 94
Movie 12
Movie 13
DP 173
DP 175
Movie 15
XY 86
XYZ 17
Gen 1
Movie 20
PM2019 40
SP 9

TCG Cards

#33: Zapdos ex
Rarity
Promo
Type
Type
HP
100
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#23: Zapdos
Rarity
Promo
Type
Type
HP
70
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy
#16: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
90
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy Energy
#15: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#30: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#15: Rocket's Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
70
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#19: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
90
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy Energy
#182: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#44: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#116: Zapdos ex
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
110
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#106: Rocket's Zapdos ex
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
100
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#14: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
100
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#150: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
70
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy
#48: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
100
Weakness
Type
+30
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#12: Zapdos [G]
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
90
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#8: Zapdos
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
100
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#41: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#7: サンダーEX
Rarity
Type
Type
HP
170
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy
#48: Zapdos EX
Rarity
Rare Holo EX
Type
Type
HP
170
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy
#46: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#23: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#29: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare Ultra
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#42: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
110
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#182: Galarian Zapdos V
Rarity
Secret
Type
Type
HP
200
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy
#29: Zapdos
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy Energy
#19: Galarian Zapdos V
Rarity
Rare Ultra
Type
Type
HP
200
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy

Event Pokemon

Title
Pokémon XD - Michael's Zapdos
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Zapdos
Started: 2005-10-03
Ended: 0000-00-00
10th Anniversary Zapdos
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Zapdos
Started: 2006-02-25
Ended: 2006-07-22
Bryant Park 10th Anniversary Zapdos
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Zapdos
Started: 2006-08-08
Ended: 2006-08-08
Aldora Zapdos - Smyths Toys
Country: United Kingdom
Pokémon: Thumbanil Zapdos
Started: 2016-03-22
Ended: 2016-04-11
May 2016 Pokémon Trainer Club - Zapdos
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Zapdos
Started: 2016-05-03
Ended:
Note: Move names that have a colored checkmark beside the name receive a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) when used by this Pokémon

Level Up Moves

Roost
Type Icon Status 10 85 85 85 85 57 57 57 57 57
Peck
Type Icon Physical 35 35 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Zap Cannon
Type Icon Special 5 120 50 99 99 92 92 92
Thunder Shock
Type Icon Special 30 40 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Drill Peck
Type Icon Physical 20 80 100 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 49 49 49 49 49 1 1
Thunder Wave
Type Icon Status 20 90 8 8 8 1 8 8 8 8 8 13 13 13 13 13
Detect Type Icon Status 5 15 15 15 1 15 15 15 15 15 37 37 37 37 37
Pluck
Type Icon Physical 20 60 100 22 22 22 1 22 22 22 22 22
Ancient Power Type Icon Special 5 60 100 29 29 29 1 29 29 29 29 29
Charge
Type Icon Status 20 36 36 36 1 36 36 36 36 36 61 61 61
Agility Type Icon Status 30 43 43 43 1 43 43 43 43 43 25 25 25 25 25 55 55
Discharge
Type Icon Special 15 80 100 50 50 50 1 50 50 50 50 50
Rain Dance Type Icon Status 5 57 57 57 1 85 85 85 85 85
Light Screen Type Icon Status 30 64 64 64 1 64 64 64 64 64 73 73 73 61 61 60 60
Thunder
Type Icon Special 10 110 70 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 85 85 85 73 73 51 51
Magnetic Flux
Type Icon Status 20 92 92

TM/HM Moves

Confide Type Icon Status 20
Roost
Type Icon Status 10
Sunny Day Type Icon Status 5
Rain Dance Type Icon Status 5
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Sandstorm Type Icon Status 10
Protect Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Rest Type Icon Status 10
Light Screen Type Icon Status 30
Double Team Type Icon Status 15
Toxic Type Icon Status 10 90
Thunder Wave
Type Icon Status 20 90
Roar Type Icon Status 20
Flash Type Icon Status 20 100
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Defog
Type Icon Status 15
Detect Type Icon Status 5
Curse Type Icon Status 10
Reflect Type Icon Status 20
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Whirlwind Type Icon Status 20
Wild Charge
Type Icon Physical 15 90 100
Sky Drop
Type Icon Physical 10 60 100
Giga Impact Type Icon Physical 5 150 90
U-turn Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Aerial Ace
Type Icon Physical 20 60
Facade Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Frustration Type Icon Physical 20 100
Return Type Icon Physical 20 100
Steel Wing Type Icon Physical 25 70 90
Fly
Type Icon Physical 15 90 95
Secret Power Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Rock Smash Type Icon Physical 15 40 100
Pluck
Type Icon Physical 20 60 100
Natural Gift Type Icon Physical 15 100
Sky Attack
Type Icon Physical 5 140 90
Bide Type Icon Physical 10
Rage Type Icon Physical 20 20 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Take Down Type Icon Physical 20 90 85
Volt Switch
Type Icon Special 20 70 100
Round Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Charge Beam
Type Icon Special 10 50 90
Hidden Power Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Thunder
Type Icon Special 10 110 70
Thunderbolt
Type Icon Special 15 90 100
Hyper Beam Type Icon Special 5 150 90
Shock Wave
Type Icon Special 20 60
Zap Cannon
Type Icon Special 5 120 50
Mud-Slap Type Icon Special 10 20 100
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60
Razor Wind Type Icon Special 10 80 100

Egg Moves

No egg moves found

Move Tutors

Tailwind
Type Icon Status 15
Roost
Type Icon Status 10
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Thunder Wave
Type Icon Status 20 90
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Sky Attack
Type Icon Physical 5 140 90
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Shock Wave
Type Icon Special 20 60
Signal Beam Type Icon Special 15 75 100
Heat Wave Type Icon Special 10 95 90
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Ominous Wind Type Icon Special 5 60 100
Air Cutter
Type Icon Special 25 60 95
Ancient Power Type Icon Special 5 60 100
Twister Type Icon Special 20 40 100
Mud-Slap Type Icon Special 10 20 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60
Thunderbolt
Type Icon Special 15 90 100