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Mt. Thunder - How To Recruit Zapdos Guide

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Check out this walkthrough guide for Mt. Thunder (revisit) in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX for the Switch! Includes Zapdos battle strategies, choices, tips, item locations, and more!

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Mt. Thunder (Revisit) - How To Unlock & Overview

Dungeon Houses Thunder Pokemon Zapdos

Dungeon Houses Thunder Pokemon Zapdos

When you go back and revisit Mt. Thunder, head to the top of the 13 floors to encounter the legendary Electric-type Pokemon Zapdos!

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Complete Main Story & Revisit Dungeon

Complete Main Story & Revisit Dungeon

To be able to revisit and encounter Zapdos again, you need to finish the main story of the game. Then, go back to Mt. Thunder and go through the dungeon until you reach Zapdos.

Check Out the Main Story Walkthrough!

1F ~ 13F (vs. Zapdos)

1F ~ 13F Walkthrough

1Enter Mt. Thunder and go up til you reach 13F
2Defeat Zapdos

Mt. Thunder (Revisit) - Battle Tips

Recommended Level: 55+

Zapdos will be at level 50 and the Pokemon you encounter in the dungeon will have gone up in levels. Be at level 55 or above to have an advantage in attack power & durabilty.

Recommended Pokemon: Rock, Ice

The dungeon will have a mix of Pokemon but many will be either Electric or Flying. Having a Pokemon that can do Rock or Ice-type damage will be advantageous.

Stack Side Quests For Mt. Thunder

Stack Side Quests For Mt. Thunder

You may need to farm Mt. Thunder since there's only a small chance to recruit Zapdos. When you do, stack side quests so you can earn Rescue Rank points and get items after completing the dungeon!

Beware Of Strong Foe Pokemon

Beware Of Strong Foe Pokemon

The "strong foe" Pokemon you'll encounter in Mt. Thunder is Dragonite. Having a Pokemon that can do Ice-type attacks will deal bigger damage to this Pokemon so have one in your party.

Check Out Strong Foe Pokemon List!

How To Beat Zapdos

How To Beat Zapdos
TypeElectric, Flying
WeaknessIce, Rock
AbilityPressure
MovesLight Screen, Rain Dance, Thunder, Drill Peck

Tips To Defeat Zapdos

Buffs Itself Up With Light Screen

Buffs Itself Up With Light Screen

Zapdos uses Light Screen to buff itself up. This protects itself from Sp. Atk moves so switch to physical attacks until the boost disappears.

Use Debuffs To Slow Zapdos Down

Use Debuffs To Slow Zapdos Down

You can use specific debuffs such as Petrify or Sleep to lessen the turns Zapdos does. This allows you to put in more damage each turn so you can take the legendary Pokemon down faster.

Use Max Ethers To Negate Pressure

Use Max Ethers To Negate Pressure

Always bring a batch of Max Ethers or Elixirs to negate the effects of Zapdos's innate Ability "Pressure". This replenishes the PP that gets drained by this Ability.

Thunder Hits Multiple Targets

Thunder Hits Multiple Targets

When Zapdos uses Thunder, it'll hit several Pokemon at once and can even cause Paralysis. Space your Pokemon out or use Cheri Berries to cure yourself of Paralysis.

How To Recruit Zapdos

Chance To Recruit After Defeating

Chance To Recruit After Defeating

After defeating Zapdos on Mt. Thunder, you have a small chance of being able to recruit this legendary Pokemon. Have Squad Up or Friendly as a Rare Quality or have a Friend Bow to up your chances of recruitment.

Check Out How To Recruit Pokemon!

Has Its Own Rescue Camp

Even if you have no extra space in your party or don't have the Rescue Camp for Zapdos, it'll still come home once it gets recruited. They make their own Rescue Camp when you recruit it.

Check Out Rescue Camp Guide Here!

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