Pokemon Sword And Shield Zapdos Guide: How To Catch, Location, Stats

Pokemon Sword Shield Zapdos

With the release of Crown Tundra DLC the Galarian forms of the legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres have been added in Pokemon Sword and Shield. All of these have been reimagined for the new game and look very cool indeed. Zapdos happens to be one of my all-time favorite Pokemon and I am sure that there are others that like this Pokemon as well. In this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide, we are going to go over how you can catch the Galarian form of Zapdos.

How To Catch Galarian Zapdos In Pokemon Sword And Shield

Zapdos can only be found in the Wild Area of the game. You will be able to see it from a distance but when you get close it is going to sprint and try to run away. You need to use your bike and get close in order to trigger the battle. Weak the Pokemon and use high tier PokeBalls in order to try and capture it.


Zapdos has the following base stats in the game:

Health 90
Attack 90
Defense 85
Special Attack 125
Special Defense 90
Speed 100

Abilities, Strengths, Weaknesses

Zapdos has the following abilities:

Defiant Attack is significantly increased when stats are lowered.

Zapdos is a Fighting, Flying-type Pokemon so it is weak against Flying, Psychic, Fairy, Electric and Ice-type Pokemon. Counters that are great against Zapdos include Lapras, Gyarados and Togekiss. Zapdos is strong against Grass, Ground, Bug and Fighting Pokemon.

This is how you can find and catch Zapdos in Pokemon Sword and Shield. If you are interested in the other legendary birds then you can check out our guide on how you can find and catch Moltres. For more content related to the game, you can check out our Pokemon Sword and Shield guides hub.

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