Zapdos is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise.
As a Poké Ball Pokémon
When Zapdos makes its rare appearance out of Poké Balls, it uses Thunder Bolt as its attack. A current of electricity will surround Zapdos. Any character caught in the current of the electricity (other than the summoner) won't be able to move and will take (if caught in it from the beginning) 81% damage and leaving them open for attack.
As a trophy
Zapdos features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various Single-player Regular Matches. It reads as follows:
- Zapdos flaps its wings, and summer storms appear, throwing lightning every which way. It's said that you can hear this legendary Pokémon coming, as its wings make a very distinctive popping sound as it flies. In addition to electrical moves like the dreaded Thunder, it also wields a vicious move called Drill Peck.
- Pokémon Red & Blue, 09/98
NA: Gazing up at dark storm clouds gathering in the sky, many children must have once wondered if the Pokémon they saw in the second Pokémon movie was in the clouds. An innocent and childish dream, perhaps... but even today as adults, the sound of thunder might just bring back memories of this Legendary bird Pokémon.
PAL: Gazing up at dark storm clouds gathering in the sky, many children must once have wondered if the Pokémon they just saw in the latest movie was lurking somewhere in their depths. An innocent and childish dream, perhaps...but even today as adults, the sound of thunder might just bring back memories of this Legendary Bird Pokémon.