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Check out how to defeat Zapdos during Raid Battles in Pokemon GO! Find out Zapdos' type & weaknesses, best Pokemon to use against it, IV & CP charts, and more in this guide!

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Best Pokemon To Use Against Zapdos

* Ranking is based on the DPS, ease of use, and durability of Pokemon that are types which are very effective against Zapdos.

RankPokemonRecommended MovesetCombo DPS
1 Tyranitar IconTyranitar Smack Down
Stone Edge
19.39
2 Salamence IconSalamence Dragon Tail
Draco Meteor
17.92
3 Jynx IconJynx Frost Breath
Avalanche
17.78
4 Rayquaza IconRayquaza Dragon Tail
Outrage
17.53
5 Golem IconGolem Rock Throw
Stone Edge
17.41
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Battle Strategy Against Zapdos

Best Pokemon To Use Against Zapdos (Tyranitar)

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Tyranitar is a great Pokemon to use against Zapdos because of its Rock Type moveset. It also has a very high attack stat, allowing it to make quick work against Zapdos!

Use Ice And Dragons To Help Tyranitar

Ice Type moves are powerful against Flying Types. Dragons, while okay to use against Zapdos, make up for it by having strong moves, and good DPS against the Pokemon. Assemble a team of Ice Type & Dragon Pokemon to assist Tyranitar!

Recommended Electric & Grass Pokemon
Salamence IconSalamence Jynx IconJynx Rayquaza IconRayquaza

CP To Get 100% IV Zapdos

Zapdos At 100% IV Has CP 2015

During the capture phase, if you encounter a Zapdos with CP 2015, then it has a guaranteed 100% IV. Keep this in mind if you are hunting with a 100% IV Zapdos.

Rainy & Windy Weather Boosts Zapdos' CP

Normal CPWeather To BoostBoosted CP
2015Rain Icon Rain
Windy Icon Windy
2519

Zapdos receives a CP Boost when it is raining or windy. When its CP is boosted, a Zapdos with 100% IV will have a maximum of CP 2519.

Individual Value (IV) Per CP Chart

You can also check Zapdos's Individual Value (IV) beyond it being 100% value. You just need to check its CP once it appears after defeating it in the raid.

IV & CP Quick Reference Chart (98%)

Depending on the Individual Value, two Pokemon can still have the same CP.

Normal CP
Weather Boosted CP
HPATKDEFIV
2015
2519
151515100%
2010
2513
15151498%
2010
2513
15141598%
2007
2509
14151598%
Zapdos IV / CP Chart (Below 96%)
Normal CP
Weather Boosted CP
HPATKDEFIV
2006
2508
15151396%
2005
2506
15131596%
2000
2500
13151596%
2002
2503
14141596%
2005
2507
15141496%
2003
2504
14151496%
2001
2502
15151293%
2001
2501
15141393%
2000
2501
15131493%
2000
2500
15121593%
1998
2498
14151393%
1998
2498
14141493%
1997
2497
14131593%
1995
2494
13151493%
1995
2494
13141593%
1992
2491
12151593%
1997
2496
15151191%
1996
2496
15141291%
1996
2495
15131391%
1995
2494
15121491%
1995
2494
15111591%
1994
2492
14151291%
1993
2492
14141391%
1993
2491
14131491%
1992
2491
14121591%
1991
2489
13151391%
1990
2488
13141491%
1990
2488
13131591%
1988
2485
12151491%
1987
2484
12141591%

Zapdos Type & Weakness Chart

Zapdos Is Weak Against Ice & Rock

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Zapdos is a Electric-Flying Type Pokemon, meaning that it will be weak against Ice and Rock Type moves. Make sure to bring in a Pokemon that has either Rock or Ice moves when facing Zapdos!

Weakness & Damage Chart Against Zapdos

Damage
Multiplier
Type
x 2.56None
x 1.6IceRock
x 0.625GrassFightingGroundFlyingBugSteel
x 0.39None
x 0.244None
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Pokemon GO Official Announcement

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Trainers,...

...First, starting September 13 at 1:00 P.M. (PDT), Trainers all over the world will be able to encounter three Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region! Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres will appear in Raid Battles until September 20. And if you’re lucky, you may be able to encounter their Shiny forms!...

...Thank you, Trainers, for working together to complete Professor Willow’s research. There is plenty more to explore, and many new Pokémon to discover. So let’s get out there and GO!

—The Pokémon GO team

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