Zapdos

Pokemon Rating:
9.5
Zapdos
52.60 kg Weight
1.60 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3330
ATK 253
DEF 188
STA 180
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Charge Beam is Zapdos’s only quick move. It's a fair Electric-type quick move, but there exist better ones that Zapdos doesn't learn.

  • Thunderbolt edges out Zap Cannon as Zapdos's premier charge move option. Thunderbolt is more flexible and consistently outperforms Zap Cannon in relevant match-ups.

  • Thunder's only advantage is its low cooldown for a 1-bar move, but low power renders it the worst charge option.
Rating Explanation:

Of the initial 4 legendary species released in Pokemon GO, Zapdos is arguably the best. Of course, it is expected that the best team has the best legendary bird.

Zapdos looks to usurp the role of the game's premier Electric-type attacker, and it does so despite having sub-optimal move options. Of the existing raid bosses, Zapdos nails a number of them for effective damage. It remains to be seen what lies ahead for the raid metagame, as Zapdos's theoretical advantage in legendary raids is stymied by it being the last of the legendary birds released.

Fast Moves
+ 8.73
8
True DPS:
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.10
0.20
13.64
7.27
9.09
Charge Moves
+ 45.41
140
True DPS:
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.70
0.50
0.00
-100
37.84
47.30
+ 50.00
100
True DPS:
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Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.40
1.00
0.00
-100
41.67
52.08
+ 38.40
80
True DPS:
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Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.50
0.50
0.00
-50
32.00
40.00

Legacy Fast Moves
+ 10.00
5
True DPS:
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.60
0.30
13.33
8.33
10.42
Legacy Charge Moves
+ 31.20
65
True DPS:
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.50
0.40
0.00
-33
26.00
32.50
Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Supreme Counters
Good Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Bite Stone Edge
Glass Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Frost Breath Avalanche
Tank Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Mud Slap Stone Edge
Other
Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate3.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Flying/Electric

.714x - -
- - .714x
- .714x -
.714x .714x 1.4x
- - -
1.4x .714x -

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Electric Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Flying Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve
Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014147
2001.58497
2002128147
2002.5172197
4003216248
4003.5260298
4004304348
4004.5348398
6005392449
6005.5435499
6006479549
6006.5523599
8007567650
8007.5611700
8008655750
8008.5699801
10009743851
10009.5786901
100010830951
100010.5872999
1300119131046
130011.59551094
1300129961142
130012.510381189
16001310791237
160013.511211284
16001411621332
160014.512041379
19001512451427
190015.512871474
19001613281522
190016.513701570
22001714111617
220017.514531665
22001814941712
220018.515361760
25001915771807
250019.516191855
25002016601902
250020.517021950
30002117441998
300021.517852045
30002218272093
300022.518682140
35002319102188
350023.519512236
35002419932283
350024.520342331
40002520762378
400025.521172426
40002621592474
400026.522002521
45002722422569
450027.522842616
45002823252664
450028.523672711
50002924082759
500029.524502807
50003024912854
500030.525122878
60003125332902
600031.525542926
60003225742949
600032.525952973
70003326162997
700033.526373021
70003426573044
700034.526783068
80003526993092
800035.527203116
80003627403140
800036.527613163
90003727823187
900037.528033211
90003828233235
900038.528443258
100003928653282
1000039.528863306
100004029063330
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