Zapdos

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.
Quick Moves
8
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
1.10
0.20
13.64
7.27
9.09
Charge Moves
140
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
3.70
0.50
0.00
-100
37.84
47.30
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
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 Quick Moves
5
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
0.60
0.30
13.33
8.33
10.42
Legacy Charge Moves
65
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
0.40
0.00
-33
26.00
32.50
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.

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
Quick Move Charge Move
Rock Throw Stone EdgeRock Blast
Good Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Bite Stone Edge
Glass Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Frost Breath Avalanche
Tank Counters
Quick 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

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
2001 41.12 47.11
2001.5 84.99 97.38
2002 128.86 147.64
2002.5 172.73 197.90
4003 216.60 248.16
4003.5 260.47 298.42
4004 304.34 348.68
4004.5 348.21 398.94
6005 392.09 449.21
6005.5 435.96 499.47
6006 479.83 549.73
6006.5 523.70 599.99
8007 567.57 650.25
8007.5 611.44 700.51
8008 655.31 750.77
8008.5 699.18 801.03
10009 743.05 851.30
10009.5 786.92 901.56
100010 830.79 951.82
100010.5 872.30 999.38
130011 913.81 1046.93
130011.5 955.32 1094.49
130012 996.83 1142.05
130012.5 1038.34 1189.60
160013 1079.85 1237.16
160013.5 1121.36 1284.72
160014 1162.87 1332.28
160014.5 1204.38 1379.83
190015 1245.89 1427.39
190015.5 1287.40 1474.95
190016 1328.91 1522.51
190016.5 1370.42 1570.06
220017 1411.93 1617.62
220017.5 1453.44 1665.18
220018 1494.95 1712.73
220018.5 1536.46 1760.29
250019 1577.97 1807.85
250019.5 1619.48 1855.41
250020 1660.99 1902.96
250020.5 1702.50 1950.52
300021 1744.06 1998.14
300021.5 1785.57 2045.70
300022 1827.14 2093.32
300022.5 1868.65 2140.88
350023 1910.21 2188.50
350023.5 1951.72 2236.05
350024 1993.29 2283.67
350024.5 2034.80 2331.23
400025 2076.36 2378.85
400025.5 2117.87 2426.41
400026 2159.44 2474.03
400026.5 2200.95 2521.59
450027 2242.51 2569.21
450027.5 2284.02 2616.76
450028 2325.59 2664.38
450028.5 2367.10 2711.94
500029 2408.66 2759.56
500029.5 2450.17 2807.12
500030 2491.73 2854.74
500030.5 2512.49 2878.52
600031 2533.24 2902.29
600031.5 2554.00 2926.07
600032 2574.75 2949.85
600032.5 2595.51 2973.63
700033 2616.26 2997.41
700033.5 2637.02 3021.19
700034 2657.77 3044.97
700034.5 2678.53 3068.74
800035 2699.28 3092.52
800035.5 2720.04 3116.30
800036 2740.79 3140.08
800036.5 2761.55 3163.86
900037 2782.30 3187.64
900037.5 2803.06 3211.41
900038 2823.81 3235.19
900038.5 2844.57 3258.97
1000039 2865.32 3282.75
1000039.5 2886.08 3306.53
1000040 2906.83 3330.31
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