October 2, 2022

This Raid Guide was written Pokémon GO Raiders Moderator, Kong.

Background

Zapdos is a dual-type Electric/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I. This Pokémon has complete control over electricity. There are tales of Zapdos nesting in the dark depths of pitch-black thunderclouds.

Availability

  •  Zapdos will appear in 5* raids from Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. local time to Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 10 a.m. local time.
  • It will have a shiny form available.
  • Due to its Electric/Flying typing, Zapdos is boosted by Rainy and Windy weather
  • It’s 100% IV CP is 2015 (Non-Boosted) and 2519 (Boosted)
  • It will be featured in a raid hour on July 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

Counters

Zapdos is a dual Electric/Flying type Pokémon, making it weak to Rock and Ice type moves. Any Pokémon with these types of moves serve as effective counters. Due to its moveset, Pokemon with a Ground subtyping have an extra advantage!

 

Normal Counters

  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker (legacy)
  • Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide

Mega Counters

  • Mega Aerodactyl with Rock Throw and Rock Slide
  • Mega Abomasnow with Powder Snow and Weather Ball

Shadow Counters

  • Shadow Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Shadow Tyranitar with Smack Down (legacy) and Stone Edge
  • Shadow Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Ice Beam

Budget Counters

  • Golem with Rock Throw and Stone Edge
  • Tyrantrum with Rock Throw and Stone Edge
  • Glaceon with Frost Breath and Avalanche
  • Gigalith with Smack Down and Rock Slide

 

Thank you for reading! 
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