General Information
Species Electric Pokémon
Type Electric/Flying
Ability Pressure
Lightning Rod (Hidden Ability, Generation V)
Static (Hidden Ability, Generation VI)
Gender Ratio Genderless
Breeding Information
Egg Group Undiscovered
Pokédex / Browser Numbers
National #145
Kanto #145
Johto #236 (Generation II)
Kalos #152 (Coastal)
Oblivia R-299 (present)

Zapdos is a Electric/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon.


Zapdos is an avian Pokémon with predominantly yellow plumage. Black rings encircle its eyes, and it has a long, thin, light orange beak. Its wings and tail are a mass of spiky feathers, with black feathers covering the back of its wings and inner tail feathers. A large crest of spiked feathers surrounds its head. Its thighs are a khaki color, and it has anisodactyl feet ending in talons.

It produces massive crackling and snapping sounds when it flies; these are attributed to the lightning bolts it sheds when airborne.


When Zapdos flaps its wings, it releases electricity that can potentially cause thunderstorms.

When stricken by lightning, Zapdos gains power.

Notable ZapdosEdit

Name Canon Trainer Note(s)
Mirage Zapdos Anime Dr. Yung (formerly) Mirage Pokémon, destroyed.
Zapdos Anime Jack Walker (temporarily) Via Capture Styler.
Zapdos Anime None Seen in An Electrifying Rage!.
Zapdos Anime None Seen in Doc Brock!.
Zapdos Anime None Seen in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!.
Zapdos Anime None Seen in The Power of One.

Former ZapdosEdit

Name Trainer Note(s)
Ditto 1 Narissa Via Transform.
Ditto 2 Narissa Via Transform.
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