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This is a page on the Pokemon Galarian Zapdos, including its learnable moves and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolutions, abilities, type advantages, and more.

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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

Objectives
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

Objectives
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
Lv. 70

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.

Galarian Zapdos - Type and Abilities

Galarian Zapdos - Type

Galarian Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
Type 1 Type 2
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Type Defenses

Type
Takes 4x damage
-
Takes 2x damage
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Takes 0.5x damage
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Takes 1/4x damage
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Takes 0x damage
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Abilities

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

Egg Group

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Evolution Chart of Galarian Zapdos

This Pokemon does not evolve.

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Base Stats of Galarian Zapdos

HP
90
90
Atk
125
125
Def
90
90
Sp. Atk
85
85
Sp. Def
90
90
Speed
100
100
Total Base Stats
580

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Learnset of Galarian Zapdos

Learnset by Leveling Up

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

Learnset by TM

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

Learnset by TR

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

Learnset through a Move Tutor

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Coaching
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- - 10
Dual Wingbeat
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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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