Zapdos is a wild boss Pokemon found in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). This guide includes how to defeat Zapdos, locations, spawn timer, effects, points scoring, and more!
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Zapdos - Effects & How To Beat
Defeat To Get Instant Scoring Buff
|Insta-Score Buff Duration||30 seconds|
Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokemon that will show up once in the final 2 minutes of every match. Defeating it will give you points and cause scoring on enemy goals to be instant cast for 30 seconds. Zapdos can only be defeated once and does not respawn.
Also Gives Points
|Person Who Gets Last Hit||+30 points|
|Rest Of Team||+20 points (to all)|
Additionally, upon defeating Zapdos, the person who got the final blow will get 30 points, while the rest of their team will also gain an additional 20 points! These points will be added to your character and need to be scored just like normal - they won't automatically be added to your score. Remember that these points will be doubled during the final two minutes.Scoring Guide - How To Score Points
Defeat To Capture & Gain Control
The only thing that matters for capturing Zapdos is dealing the last hit to it. It doesn't matter which team deals the most damage, meaning it's very possible for you to steal it away from another team.How To Play Pokemon Unite
Should Be The Primary Objective Of Your Team
Zapdos provide a lot of points and useful buffs to the team that captures it. Thus, it is important that the players treat it as a primary objective that your team should try to take, or at least preventing your enemy from getting their hands on. Otherwise, you may see victory snatched away from your hands.9 Things Not To Do & Mistakes You Should Avoid
Zapdos - Spawn & Location
Found In The Middle Of The Map
Zapdos spawns in the very center of the map, the area known as the Legendary Pit. This is a highly contested and somewhat narrow part of the map. Highly Mobile Pokemon like Speedsters should come here occasionally to check enemy movements or signs that they're trying to take Zapdos
Spawns At 2 Minutes
Zapdos will spawn exactly at the 2 minute mark during every match. It marks the final phase of the match, where all points are doubled.
Icon Shows Up Upon Spawning
You will know when a Zapdos is on the map by the icon that will show up on the central area. It suddenly disappearing also means that it has been defeated.
Tips When Fighting Zapdos
Beating Zapdos Should Be A Team Priority
With the benefits that Zapdos gives upon being beaten, it should be every team's priority to get them for themselves. Remember that the enemy can easily benefit from it as much as you could.
Save Your Unite Move For Team Fights
A team fight will likely break out around Zapdos' area. When you're approaching the final two minutes, temporarily refrain from using your Unite Move. There's a large chance that it will come in handy when fighting in the confined quarters of the legendary pit in the middle.Unite Moves List - Effects & How To Use
Zapdos Is A Game Changer
It's no exaggeration to say that the team who gets Zapdos most often wins the match. This is because the instant score buff, coupled with the 110 points (220 if scored) given to the team, can be more than enough to turn the tide of a battle. It's imperative that you always think about your late-game Zapdos plans.
Do Not Engage First
One strategy is to play safe and wait for the other team to engage Zapdos first. Besides damaging Zapdos for you, your team can ambush the enemy while they are preoccupied fighting the Legendary Bird.
Be Ready To Strike While Your Enemy's Away
Judge the state of battle and see if any enemy is going after Zapdos. If they're not, engage against Zapdos, but make sure to always have backup just in case they do come for it.
Get Points From Wild Pokemon Then Head To Final Goal
If you have time before the match ends, clear a few wild Pokemon to get points then head to the goal to insta-score them. Just be careful as being KO'd here will cause you to lose points and be sent back to spawn.