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[[File:Type Electric/Flying.gif|link=Electric/Flying type]]  
Species Electric Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Lightningrod (Dream World)
None ← 145 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
(サンダー Sandaa)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Shape Footprint

Zapdos (Japanese: サンダー Sandaa) is a Electric/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

In the anime


Zapdos first appears in the anime in the episode Land of the Giant Pokemon.

Game info

Game locations

Zapdos Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Power Plant One
Yellow Power Plant One
Gold/Silver Trade None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Power Plant One
Diamond/Pearl Trade None
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 10 One
Black/White Trade None

Side game locations

Zapdos Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Thunder Peak (3P)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Amp Plains (7F) (with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)

Pokédex entries



Generation I

Main article: Zapdos/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Zapdos/Learnset Generation II

Name pun

It is possible that the last part of each birds name are puns, because the last syllable of each of the Legendary Birds is a number in Spanish (ex. Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres). Zapdos would then be the second Legendary Bird of the trio. Zapdos' name could also be hinting at the Generation V main legendary pokemon Zekrom , also an electric type. Since its name means electric-two, it is possible Zapdos could have been a forshadowing of Zekrom .


  • Zapdos, as depicted in an ancient legend, is the titan of lightning.
  • Zapdos appears to have two sets of wings, stating it has a black part and a yellow part.


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