145 Zapdos

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    83.9
  • Main moves:
    Thunder Shock*, Drill Peck, Thunder
  • Type
    ELECTRIC
    FLYING
  • Level:
    14.5-16.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 15.5 5/15/14CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    20km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    100,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    136.2
  • Defense:
    104.6
  • Stamina:
    115
  • Overall:
    1640

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Thunder Shock* 4.5 1.8 2 Fast Charge
2 Fast Charge Beam 3.67 2 3 Fast Charge
3 Charged Drill Peck 40 78 1.95 5 - 4 - 5 Spam/Bait
4 Charged Thunderbolt 55 108 1.96 7 - 6 - 6 High Energy
5 Charged Ancient Power 10% chance +1 Atk +1 Def self 45 60 1.33 5 - 5 - 5 Boost
6 Charged Thunder 60 120 2 7 - 7 - 6 High Energy
7 Charged Zap Cannon 66% chance -1 Atk opponent 80 180 2.25 9 - 9 - 9 Debuff Nuke
Weaknesses
ice
x1.6
rock
x1.6
Resistances
steel
x0.625
ground
x0.625
grass
x0.625
flying
x0.625
fighting
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Zapdos is a legendary Electric & Flying Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Rock and Ice moves. Zapdos's strongest moveset is Thunder Shock & Drill Peck and it has a Max CP of 3,527.

About

"Zapdos is a Legendary Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokémon gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Thunder Shock* + Drill Peck and Thunderbolt

The legacy Thunder Shock performs better than Charge Beam due to faster energy gains. 

Drill Peck fills a dual role here, both as Zapdos's cheapest move (enabling baiting) and just as a solid STAB move. Pair this with Thunderbolt for the most consistent Electric damage option. If you're feeling spicier, consider running Drill Peck + Zap Cannon. This leaves you significantly more reliant on careful baiting, but if you can land it then there's no better nuke in Zapdos's kit.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 1.5 / 5

Zapdos almost has potential in Great League. When almost every was Azumarill + Registeel, it was able to fill an interesting antimeta role in somewhat being able to handle both. However, with the rise of Galarian Stunfisk (which completely walls out Zapdos), the mon is significantly more difficult to run. Sadly, this thunderbird is not go.

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5

Zapdos isn't bad per se in the Ultra League; it unfortunately just doesn't have a real place in the current meta. It does resist Registeel's charged moves, and deals super effective damage to the likes of Togekiss, Lapras and Poliwrath, but it can still struggle at beating them, and has really bad matchups against other major threats such as Giratina and Swampert. Zapdos has its niche use, but there are superior choices.

Master League: 3.5 / 5

Zapdos shines brightest in the Master League, where its high CP leaves it unbound as a top Electric-type pick for the tier. The list of threats that it can eliminate grows in this tier, granting it niches against Kyogre and Togekiss in particular. However, once again, many other threats see it as a paper doll. Poor matchups against Melmetal, Giratina, and of course Dialga all leave Zapdos a fairly strong Pokémon in some contexts that just isn't worth the slot in GBL.

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