If you want to defeat Zapdos in a 5-Star Pokemon GO Raid, you’ll want to battle it with at least four high-level Pokemon trainers.

Of course, you will also want to use strong counters to Zapdos to make this battle easier and help you KO this Legendary Bird with plenty of time to spare.

Luckily, Zapdos has two weaknesses you can exploit!

Zapdos Type

Zapdos is an Electric/Flying-type Pokemon.

This combination of types makes it quite tricky to counter as it has just two weaknesses, but six resistances!

Pokemon GO Zapdos

Zapdos Weaknesses & Resistances


Ice and Rock-type attacks deal 160% damage to Zapdos in Pokemon GO, so you’ll want to use Pokemon of these two types when battling it.

Meanwhile, all of the attack types that Zapdos resists deal just 63% damage to it.

Pokemon GO Zapdos Sky

Best Pokemon to Counter Zapdos in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Zapdos in Raids are powerful Ice or Rock-type Pokemon like Rhyperior, Rampardos, Mamoswine, and Galarian Darmanitan.

If you want some extra firepower for this Raid, make sure to use Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Glalie, or Mega Abomasnow to boost the attack of your other Rock or Ice-type Pokemon.

These are the top 10 best Pokemon to use against Zapdos and their strongest attacks for this battle:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl Pokemon GORock ThrowRock Slide
Mega GlalieMega Glalie Pokemon GOFrost BreathAvalanche
Mega AbomasnowMega Abomasnow Pokemon GOPowder SnowWeather Ball
RhyperiorRhyperior Pokemon GOSmack DownRock Wrecker
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
MamoswinePokemon GO MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche
Galarian DarmanitanPokemon GO Galarian DarmanitanIce FangAvalanche
TerrakionTerrakionSmack DownRock Slide
TyrantrumTyrantrum Pokemon GORock ThrowMeteor Beam
KyuremKyurem Pokemon GODragon BreathGlaciate

When is Zapdos in Pokemon GO Raids?

Zapdos is in 5-Star Pokemon GO Raids from July 6 to July 13, 2023, alongside the other two Legendary Birds, Moltres and Articuno.

All three will be Tier 5 Raid bosses to celebrate Pokemon GO’s 7th Anniversary Party!

Senior Staff Writer
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