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Pokemon Go Zapdos – Best Moveset

by Bryan Dawson

Zapdos has finally been added as a raid boss in Pokemon Go. With this addition many people are interested in the best moveset for Zapdos in Pokemon Go. This article covers the best moveset for Zapdos in Pokemon Go so you know exactly what moves to use when you’re attacking a gym or performing other activities in the game. This will help you to maximize your damage output with Zapdos.

If you still haven’t caught Zapdos yet, be sure to check out which Pokemon you should use during the Zapdos raid battle to give you the best chances. As you may already know, you can’t use Zapdos to defend a gym, but you can still attack gyms with the Legendary Pokemon. As always, stay tuned to Prima Games for more information on Legendary Pokemon as they’re added to Pokemon Go raids.

Zapdos Best Moveset

Zapdos is an Electric and Flying type Pokemon who has a Max Capture CP of 1,902. If you’re looking for the best moveset to get maximum damage out of Zapdos, you should aim for Charge Beam as the Quick Attack and Thunder as the Charge Attack. Thunder inflicts more damage than Thunderbolt or Zap Cannon, as you can see in our chart below. It is weak to both Ice and Rock, which means those Golem Pokemon you were using against Moltres will definitely come in handy against Zapdos as well. In fact, the Tyranitar you might’ve been using against Moltres will also work quite well against Zapdos. Focus on Rock Throw and Stone Edge with Golem, and Stone Edge and Bite for Tyranitar.

In addition to the Rock type weakness, you can exploit the Ice weakness with Jinx and Piloswine. Use Front Breath and Avalanche for Jinx, and Ice Shard coupled with Avalanche for Piloswine. Dragonite with Dragon Breath and Outrage, or Rhydon with Rock Smash and Stone Edge also work very well against Zapdos, so you have quite a few options to choose from. Let’s take a closer look at Zapdos’ weakness and strengths.

Move Type Power DPS STAB DPS
Charge Beam Electric 8 7.3 9.1
Thunder Electric 100 41.7 52.1
Thunderbolt Electric 80 32.0 37.8
Zap Cannon Electric 140 37.8 47.3

If you’re looking for more Legendary Pokemon information, check out our Pokemon Go game hub!

Bryan Dawson

Bryan Dawson has an extensive background in the gaming industry, having worked as a journalist for various publications for nearly 20 years and participating in a multitude of competitive fighting game events. He has authored over a dozen strategy guides for Prima Games, worked as a consultant on numerous gaming-related TV and web shows and was the Operations Manager for the fighting game division of the IGN Pro League.