Read this Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee guide on how to catch the legendary Pokemon - Zapdos. Learn base statistics, location, recommended Pokemon, capture & battle tips!
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Preparing To Catch Zapdos
Get 5 Gym Badges To Access Zapdos' Location
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
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
Most Used Moves
[Commonly Used Moves]
- Drill Peck
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
|Use Earthquake and Rock Slide to weaken Zapdos by taking advantage of its Type weakness.
|Use Tail Whip to weaken Zapdos before hitting it with Rock and Ground attacks.
|Use 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
|Snorlax 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.
|Teach Lapras multiple Ice attacks so that it can deal continuous damage to Zapdos for all of its turns.