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Pokemon of the Week #145 Zapdos

This week’s featured Pokemon is Zapdos, the legendary bird Pokemon!

ZapdosName: Zapdos / Thunder / サンダー

Type: Electric/Flying

Classification: Electric Pokémon

Pokedex #: 145

Evolves From/Into: Does not evolve

Height: 5’03” (1.6m)

Weight: 116.0lbs (52.6kg)


Abilities: Pressure – When this Pokémon is hit by a move, the opponent’s PP lowers by 2 rather than 1.
Static (Hidden) – The opponent has a 30% chance of being induced with PARALYZE when using an attack, that requires physical contact, against this Pokémon.

X & Y – Roaming Kalos
Black 2 & White 2 – PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black & White – Trade from earlier games
Diamond & Pearl – Transfer from GBA
Platinum – Roaming Sinnoh
HeartGold & SoulSilver – Route 10
FireRed – Power Plant
LeafGreen – Power Plant
Ruby, Sapphire – Trade from FireRed/LeafGreen/XD
Emerald – Trade from FireRed/LeafGreen/XD

Harry here! Filling in again for Ray this week.

So, do you like Zapdos? I admit, it’s quite a shocking Pokemon! You could say this Big Bird has a little more going for it than its yellow plumage. It is no featherweight when it comes to bringing down the thunder on its opponents.

Okay! Okay! I’ll stop the puns! Please don’t kill me.

Let’s jolt on over to the artwork, shall we?

What can I say? Zapdos is simply an amazing Pokemon. It is a member of the legendary bird trio, the first trio of legendary Pokemon ever! In the first Pokemon movie, Pikachu even attempted to communicate with it, not with sound, but with electricity! That’s crazy!

Zapdos isn’t exactly known for its urban sightings, but it’s logical to assume that it might be attracted to areas with a lot of electricity (such as cities). Like greyanimebeat depicted, it should have no trouble with power lines.

If you see this Pokemon on a pole in your neighborhood, run the other way.

If you’re caught in a crazy storm with impossible amounts of lightning and thunder, you can guarantee that Zapdos is behind it. No other Pokemon thrives in such an environment. This might feel like a warm bath to this majestic beast.

Of course, if you see this little fellow, you might just want to take a bath with him! Don’t know if he would like the water, but you’d have one of the most unique rubber ducks around!

Warning: Hair might frizz up like no tomorrow.
Thanks for reading! Check back next Monday for Pokemon of the Week!

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