Zapdos Raid Guide

Zapdos Raid guide

Electric  /  Flying

Zapdos is a moderately difficult Tier 5 raid boss to defeat, with a CP value of 46418. 6 can easily defeat Zapdos in a raid battle. Zapdos is vulnerable to Ground type moves and mainly weaker to Pokémon such as Groudon, Rhyperior, Landorus, Rhydon, Excadrill.

Zapdos can obtain below CP values when defeated.

  • 2413 - 2519 CP during Rainy and Windy weather conditions.
  • 1930 - 2015 CP during other weather conditions.

Zapdos is not available at the moment in raids and the last recently available date was July 14, 2022. Shiny Zapdos is also available from raids in the game.

Weather boost

Zapdos raids will be boosted during Rainy and Windy weather conditions.

Electric type Damage Relations

Double damage from: Ground
Double damage to: Flying
Half damage from: Flying
Half damage to: Grass
No damage from: -
No damage to: Ground

Zapdos Raid Counters

  • Groudon

    Groudon is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Rhyperior

    Rhyperior is a Ground, Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Landorus

    Landorus is a Ground, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Earth Power   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Rhydon

    Rhydon is a Ground, Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Excadrill

    Excadrill is a Ground, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: Drill Run   Earthquake   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Hippowdon

    Hippowdon is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Earth Power   Earthquake   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Donphan

    Donphan is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Krookodile

    Krookodile is a Ground, Dark type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Golurk

    Golurk is a Ground, Ghost type Pokémon with charged moves: Earth Power   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Gliscor

    Gliscor is a Ground, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   Sand Tomb   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Flygon

    Flygon is a Ground, Dragon type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Sandslash

    Sandslash is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Bulldoze   Earthquake   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Stunfisk

    Stunfisk is a Ground, Electric type Pokémon with charged moves: Mud Bomb   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Claydol

    Claydol is a Ground, Psychic type Pokémon with charged moves: Earth Power   Earthquake   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Gligar

    Gligar is a Ground, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Marowak

    Marowak is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Bone Club   Dig   Earthquake   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Rhyhorn

    Rhyhorn is a Ground, Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Bulldoze   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Dugtrio

    Dugtrio is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   Mud Bomb   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Hippopotas

    Hippopotas is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Krokorok

    Krokorok is a Ground, Dark type Pokémon with charged moves: Bulldoze   Earthquake   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Drilbur

    Drilbur is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   Drill Run   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Sandshrew

    Sandshrew is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   Sand Tomb   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Zapdos.

  • Phanpy

    Phanpy is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Bulldoze   which is effective against Zapdos.

  • Trapinch

    Trapinch is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   Sand Tomb   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Zapdos.

Zapdos Mega counters

Mega Steelix are best Mega counters to battle with Zapdos if you have Mega evolved Pokemon or Mega candy.

Past Zapdos events

Zapdos Raids: Jul 7, 2022 10 AM - Jul 14, 2022 10 AM
Giovanni Encounter - Shadow Zapdos: Jun 1, 2021 12 AM - Jun 17, 2021 12 AM
Giovanni Encounter - Shadow Zapdos: Apr 1, 2021 01 PM - May 1, 2021 01 PM
Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo Raids: Feb 20, 2021 10 AM - Mar 1, 2021 10 AM

Zapdos moves set

Zapdos will use below moves during the battle.

Ancient Power Charged Rock 20.0
Charge Beam Fast Electric 7.3
Drill Peck Charged Flying 26.1
Thunder Charged Electric 41.7
Thunderbolt Charged Electric 32.0
Zap Cannon Charged Electric 37.8

Zapdos raids weather impact

Here is how each weather condition boosts Zapdos moves and impacts your Pokemon during the battle with Zapdos.

Cloudy Great for battle
Fog Great for battle
Partly cloudy Boosts Ancient Power Ancient Power is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Rainy Boosts Charge Beam
Boosts Thunder
Boosts Thunderbolt
Boosts Zap Cannon
Charge Beam is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Thunder is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Thunderbolt is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Zap Cannon is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Snow Great for battle
Sunny / clear Great for battle
Windy Boosts Drill Peck Great for battle

Zapdos stats

Attack: 253
Defence: 188
HP:
Max CP (level 50): 3855
Max HP (level 50): 166

Shiny Zapdos

There is a chance that you may encounter a shiny Zapdos if you win the raid. The rate of encounting a shiny Zapdos can be around 6%.

Raid events