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How To Catch Zapdos Guide & Location

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How To Catch Zapdos Guide & Location

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Read this Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee guide on how to catch the legendary Pokemon - Zapdos. Learn base statistics, location, recommended Pokemon, capture and battle tips!

How To Catch Zapdos - Tips and Guide

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Preparing To Catch Zapdos

Get 5 Gym Badges To Access Zapdos' Location

Zapdos

In order to get to Zapdos's location, you need to beat Koga of the Fuchsia City's Gym which will let you use Surf outside of battle which you will need to get to Zapdos.

Find Zapdos In The Power Plant

Find Zapdos In The Power Plant

Having beat Koga, you will now be able to use Surf outside of battle to traverse bodies of water expanding your ways of getting around.

Head to Route 10 & Surf West

Use Surf to reach the Power Plant visible from Route 10.

How To Catch Zapdos

Level Your Pokemon To Level 50 & Above

Zapdos will be at Level 50 when you encounter it and will have strong attacks that may knock out Pokemon lower than its level. Aim to at least get your team to match its level to beat it.

Zapdos's Basic Statistics

PokemonTypeWeakness
Most Used Moves
Zapdos ImageZapdos (Lv.50)electric Icon
Flying Icon
[Weakness]
- Rock
- Ice
[Commonly Used Moves]
- Thundershock
- Drill Peck

Bring 20+ Poke Balls

Bring 20+ Poke Balls

Bring as many Poke Balls as you can to catch Zapdos. Great Balls and Ultra Balls would be better if you can afford to buy a lot of them.

Use Moves That Reduce Accuracy

Buy yourself time by using moves that reduce accuracy so you can have more turns to defeat Zapdos.

Recommended Pokemon vs. Zapdos

Use Rock/Ground Types Against Zapdos

Pokemon that are a combination of Rock and Ground take advantage of 2 of Zapdos' weakness so most of their attacks will be effective against it.

Recommended Rock/Ground Pokemon

PokemonDescription
Golem ImageGolemUse Earthquake and Rock Slide to weaken Zapdos by taking advantage of its Type weakness.
Rhydon ImageRhydonUse Tail Whip to weaken Zapdos before hitting it with Rock and Ground attacks.
Onix ImageOnixUse Screech to significantly lower Zapdos' defense to make it easier to take down with attacks.

Use Pokemon With Ice Attacks

Ice Attacks are super effective against Zapdos. Just make sure to avoid Pokemon that are weak against Zapdos.

Recommended Ice Pokemon

PokemonDescription
Snorlax ImageSnorlaxSnorlax has high HP and is capable of learning Ice moves like Blizzard and Ice Beam. This makes it able to tank Zapdos' attacks and deal effective damage at the same time.
Lapras ImageLaprasTeach Lapras multiple Ice attacks so that it can deal continuous damage to Zapdos for all of its turns.

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