Competitive Information for Zapdos [Red/Blue]
Electric / Flying
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Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Zapdos? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.
Zapdos is a marvelous Electric and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's pretty usual to find yourself dealing with Zapdos when battling in the 1st generation meta. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Zapdos's only type-related weaknesses are Ice and Rock.
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Shock
- Thunder Wave
- Light Screen
Special Sweeper Zapdos (Retro)
Zapdos is a legendary Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. From the original 151, few Pokemon could compare to Zapdos at the start of the Pokemon metagame. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Thunder Shock is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
♦ Light Screen is a status move (while active, Zapdos's special is 2x when damaged).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Zapdos learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Zapdos can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Zapdos
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