Pokémon Go Zapdos raid guide: best counters and movesets

Zapdos, the electric-type Famous bird Pokémon, is among Pokémon Go’s turning first-class raid targets.

The electric-type bird Pokémon appears in raids every so often and it’s certainly worth gathering.

To handle Zapdos, we advise utilizing ice- or rock-type Pokémon. Think about bringing any of the following counters:

  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Stone Edge
  • Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche

If you have actually Mega Progressed Abomasnow, you ought to certainly bring them. Ice-types like Weavile and Glaceon will likewise work, however due to the fact that their protective statistics are so low, they won’t last long versus Zapdos.

If you’re fortunate, you might discover it Shiny. Keep in mind that if you discover a Shiny Pokémon in a raid, you will capture it ensured, so utilize a Pinap Berry on it instead of a Razz Berry.

Shiny Zapdos with its normal version. Shiny Zapdos is just very slightly darker.

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Zapdos is a respectable electric-type aggressor. It stands out the most with Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt, however Thunder Shock is regrettably a Tradition relocation. If you don’t have it, run Charge Beam with Thunderbolt rather.

For additional information on raids, have a look at our guide here.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.