Wednesday , 21 February 2018

Zapdos Raid Boss – How To Beat Zapdos In A Pokemon Go Raid

Zapdos Raid Boss

Zapdos Raid Boss

Zapdos is a raid boss encountered in a legendary raid (legendary egg). His raid boss combat power (CP) is 42691 and his maximum capture CP after you defeat it in a raid is 1902 (at perfect 100% IV). Zapdos is a legendary Pokemon and currently one of the hardest raid bosses available in Pokemon Go; he is not soloable and early indications show it can take 6+ trainers to defeat Zapdos, although it has been reported that Zapdos can be defeated with less trainers than that depending on the strength of the Pokémon they have. It will take a team of high CP Pokemon that are super-effective against him; namely rock-types such as Golem and ice types such as Jynx.

The below is a full rundown on this raid boss with all the information needed to successfully defeat Zapdos in battle.

Zapdos Raid Boss  
Raid Boss CP42961
Max Capture CP1902
Weak AgainstRockIce
BEST ATTACKERS
GolemRock ThrowStone Edge
TyranitarBiteStone Edge
JynxFrost BreathAvalanche
PiloswineIce ShardAvalanche

Attackers & Tips

Zapdos will need to be taken on by 6+ trainers (but possibly less than that) who have a team of high CP super effective Pokemon, preferably rock-type or ice type, to defeat it.

Zapdos Raid Boss Attackers
Golem, Tyranitar and Jynx would be good choices to face Zapdos

Golem with rock-type moves will deal good damage to Zapdos; rock has a super effective bonus and can really take it down. A Tyranitar with Stone Edge will also do good damage. Ice types such as Jynx and Piloswine are also strong options due to Zapdos’ weakness to ice moves. Aside from these options, you want Pokemon who will deal as much damage as possible (Dragonite, Gyarados etc). Remember to dodge as much as possible, especially the charge move.

Head back to our raid bosses section to find out how to beat more of the raid bosses, including legendary raid bosses and our raids page for more information on raids in general!