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Galarian Zapdos - Evolutions, Location, and Learnset

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This is a page on the Galarian Zapdos, including its learnable moves and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolution, abilities, type advantages, location, as well as tips on how to catch Galarian Zapdos.

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How to Get Galarian Zapdos

The Crown Tundra

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Galarian Zapdos only appears in The Crown Tundra which is included in the Expansion Pass DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Start the Legendary Birds Storyline

Go to the south of the Crown Tundra to Ballimere Lake.
Head around to the east side to reach Dyna Tree Hill where you will witness the three birds fight.
After the scene, you'll be able to go to the Birds' respective areas to catch them.

The main prerequisite for catching Galarian Zapdos is starting off the Legendary Birds chapter by visiting Dyna Tree Hill. Once you've done this, you'll be ready to start the hunt!

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How to Catch Galarian Zapdos

Fly to East Lake Axewell in the Wild Area. Galarian Zapdos will appear and run to the right.
Chase after Zapdos on your bike until it starts to get tired, then catch up to it to engage it in battle.
Catch it to update Legendary Clue 3.

Follow Galarian Zapdos from East Lake Axewell

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When you first encounter Galarian Zapdos, it will start off by running away to the right at a high speed, but keep your eye on it and don't let it get too far away.

Chase it down

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After you've chased Galarian Zapdos for a while, sweat drops will appear over its head to indicate that it's getting tired.

Keep speeding ahead

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If you continue going after it, it will eventually get tired and start to slow down, at which point you'll be able to finally catch up.

Battle Strategy

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Galarian Zapdos will use Fighting-type moves like Thunderous Kick and Reversal heavily. If you're using a Ghost-type Pokemon like Gengar to put it to sleep with Hypnosis, you'll be immune to most of its attacks, making this a fairly safe fight.

International Challenge Online Competition in March

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It was announced that entrants for the International Challenge Online Competition in March will receive a free Shiny Galarian Zapdos. Additionally, players in Japan who participate and win the competition will have a chance of earning a place in the 2022 Pokemon Japan Championships!

Galarian Zapdos' two counterparts (Galarian Articuno and Galarian Moltres) will also have their shinies distributed at the very same competition in February and April, respectively.

International Challenge Online Competition Details

Galarian Zapdos - Type and Abilities

Galarian Zapdos - Type

Galarian Zapdos
Strong Legs Pokémon
Pokemon - Galarian Zapdos
Type 1 Type 2
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Galarian Zapdos Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Electric Type Icon Pokemon Ice Type Icon Pokemon Flying Type Icon Pokemon Psychic Type Icon Pokemon Fairy Type Icon
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Grass Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon Pokemon Dark Type Icon
Takes 1/4x damage
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Takes 0x damage
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Galarian Zapdos Pokédex Entries

When its feathers rub together, they produce a crackling sound like the zapping of electricity. That’s why this Pokémon is called Zapdos.
One kick from its powerful legs will pulverize a dump truck. Supposedly, this Pokémon runs through the mountains at over 180 mph.

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Galarian Zapdos Abilities

Name Description
Defiant When its stats are lowered its Attack increases.

Galarian Zapdos Egg Group

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Evolution Chart of Galarian Zapdos

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This Pokemon does not evolve.

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Base Stats of Galarian Zapdos

Sp. Atk
Sp. Def
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Learnset of Galarian Zapdos

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
Base Peck Pokemon Flying Image 35 100 35
Base Focus Energy Pokemon Normal Image - - 30
5 Rock Smash Pokemon Fighting Image 40 100 15
10 Light Screen Pokemon Psychic Image - - 30
15 Pluck Pokemon Flying Image 60 100 20
20 Agility Pokemon Psychic Image - - 30
25 Ancient Power Pokemon Rock Image 60 100 5
30 Brick Break Pokemon Fighting Image 75 100 15
35 Drill Peck Pokemon Flying Image 80 100 20
40 Quick Guard Pokemon Fighting Image - - 15
45 Thunderous Kick Pokemon Fighting Image 90 100 10
50 Bulk Up Pokemon Fighting Image - - 20
55 Counter Pokemon Fighting Image - 100 20
60 Detect Pokemon Fighting Image - - 5
65 Close Combat Pokemon Fighting Image 120 100 5
70 Reversal Pokemon Fighting Image - 100 15

Learnset by TM

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TM01 Mega Kick Pokemon Normal Image 120 75 5
TM06 Fly Pokemon Flying Image 90 95 15
TM08 Hyper Beam Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5
TM09 Giga Impact Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5
TM16 Screech Pokemon Normal Image - 85 40
TM17 Light Screen Pokemon Psychic Image - - 30
TM21 Rest Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM24 Snore Pokemon Normal Image 50 100 15
TM25 Protect Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TM26 Scary Face Pokemon Normal Image - 100 10
TM30 Steel Wing Pokemon Steel Image 70 90 25
TM39 Facade Pokemon Normal Image 70 100 20
TM40 Swift Pokemon Normal Image 60 - 20
TM42 Revenge Pokemon Fighting Image 60 100 10
TM43 Brick Break Pokemon Fighting Image 75 100 15
TM52 Bounce Pokemon Flying Image 85 85 5
TM56 U-turn Pokemon Bug Image 70 100 20
TM57 Payback Pokemon Dark Image 50 100 10
TM58 Assurance Pokemon Dark Image 60 100 10
TM75 Low Sweep Pokemon Fighting Image 65 100 20
TM76 Round Pokemon Normal Image 60 100 15
TM78 Acrobatics Pokemon Flying Image 55 100 15
TM79 Retaliate Pokemon Normal Image 70 100 5
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Pokemon Ground Image 75 100 10

Learnset by TR

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TR07 Low Kick Pokemon Fighting Image - 100 20
TR12 Agility Pokemon Psychic Image - - 30
TR13 Focus Energy Pokemon Normal Image - - 30
TR20 Substitute Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR21 Reversal Pokemon Fighting Image - 100 15
TR26 Endure Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR37 Taunt Pokemon Dark Image - 100 20
TR39 Superpower Pokemon Fighting Image 120 100 5
TR41 Blaze Kick Pokemon Fire Image 85 90 10
TR48 Bulk Up Pokemon Fighting Image - - 20
TR53 Close Combat Pokemon Fighting Image 120 100 5
TR66 Brave Bird Pokemon Flying Image 120 100 15
TR89 Hurricane Pokemon Flying Image 110 70 10
TR95 Throat Chop Pokemon Dark Image 80 100 15

Learnset through a Move Tutor

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Coaching Pokemon Fighting Image - - 10
Dual Wingbeat Pokemon Flying Image 40 90 10

Learnset via Egg Moves

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Basic Information

A Fighting/Flying Type

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Unlike its predecessor, Zapdos loses the Zap in its name to become a Fighting/Flying type like Hawlucha. Its appearance remains shocking, and its move is titled Thunderous Kick, but it learns absolutely no Electric-type moves.

Thunderous Kick

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Galarian Zapdos's signature move Thunderous Kick is a Physical Fighting-type move that definitely lowers the opponent's Defense. As this Pokemon seems to be more Physical-oriented than its predecessor, this effect should pair nicely with its potential to overpower enemies with its physical power.

Obtainable in the Crown Tundra DLC

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Like its brethren Galarian Articuno and Galarian Moltres, Galarian Zapdos is available in The Crown Tundra DLC.

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1 Anonymousover 3 years

Super important screw up on this one. A Fighting/Flying type with Defiant is still going to take ×2 damage from Psychic on ×0.


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