You’re going to need the best Pokemon Go Zapdos counters if you plan on taking down the legendary electric bird from the first generation in raids over the next week. Zapdos is the second of the gen one bird trio to feature in legendary raids in Pokemon Go, and even though it’s been in the game for a long time, it’s by no means easy to take down. Here are all of the Pokemon Go Zapdos counters, weaknesses, movesets, and more to help you nab a shiny Zapdos.
Zapdos is a joint Electric/Flying-type, so as a result, its raid moveset is almost entirely Electric-type focused. It does have a vast array of resistances though; you want to avoid using Ground, Fighting, Steel, Grass, Bug, or Flying-type moves, because Zapdos will laugh them off.
Below are all of Zapdos’ possible moves, along with the best typing you should use to resist them. For the most part, Ground, Grass, Electric, and Dragon-type Pokemon will resist all of its Electric-type moves.
Here are the ten best Pokemon Go Zapdos counters to use in raids, along with the best moveset for those Pokemon to take it down. Ice and Rock-type moves are mainly the way forward here.
Unfortunately, shiny Zapdos doesn’t look that different from standard Zapdos in Pokemon Go. To the point where when Zapdos was originally released, Niantic accidentally gave it the shiny sprite instead of the standard one! That has since been fixed, but shiny Zapdos only looks slightly different. Nevertheless, it’s another one to catch for the shiny collection. If you do have an encounter with a shiny Zapdos, remember it has a 100% catch rate after a raid, like all shiny legendaries!
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