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Zapdos
Image:Zapdos.png
National Pokédex
Articuno - Zapdos (#145) - Moltres

Johto Pokédex
Articuno - Zapdos (#236) - Moltres
Japanese name Thunder
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Generation First
Species Electric Pokémon
Type Electric / Flying
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m)
Weight 116.0 lb (52.6 kg)
Ability Pressure

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"Zapdos" originates from the words "zap", because it is an electric-type, and "dos", Spanish for "two", because it is numerically the second winged mirage. Its Japanese name is 'Thunder' spelt phonetically, and its French name Electhor is from the words "Electricity" and "Thor", the Norse mythological god of Thunder. It appears as either a protagonist or an antagonist in games, animes or mangas. Legendary Pokémon ) are characters in the Pokémon franchise. ... Phonetics (from the Greek word phone = sound/voice) is the study of speech sounds (voice). ... Thors battle against the giants, by Mårten Eskil Winge, 1872 Thor (Old Norse: Þórr) is the red-haired and bearded god of thunder in Norse Mythology and more generally Germanic mythology (Old English: Þunor, Old Dutch and Old High German: Donar, from Proto-Germanic *Þunraz). ... A protagonist is the central figure of a story. ... An antagonist is a character or group of characters, or, sometimes an institution of a happening who represents the opposition against which the hero(es) or protagonist(s) must contend. ...


Zapdos is based on the Native American Thunderbird. Native Americans, the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Depiction of a Thunderbird on a Totem Pole The mythological Thunderbird is a mythical creature common to Indigenous spirituality in North America . ...

Contents

Biological characteristics

Zapdos, one of a trio of magically powerful birds of which the other two are Articuno and Moltres, is the avian embodiment of spontaneous electricity. Zapdos, a creature that can freely manipulate electricity, is thought to live in thunderclouds, where it apparently only gains power when struck by lightning. It is seen emerging from clouds while dropping enormous lightning bolts, and even if it does not launch electricity its wings make peculiar crackling and snapping sounds as it flies. Articuno , Freezer in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Moltres , Fire in original Japanese language versions) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ...


Zapdos was found in the Power Plant only in pokémon Red and Blue, pokémon Yellow, pokémon FireRed and pokémon LeafGreen along with normal electric-type Pokémon such as Raichu, Electrode, Magneton and many more. Its anatomy seems fully capable of holding dangerously high amounts of voltage, which can be seen as reflected in its yellow, angular body and wings. Also behind its main yellow wings is a second pair of thinner, jet-black wings. Its beak is long and extremely sharp, and it allows it to use the devastating Flying- type attack Drill Peck. It is the only one of the winged mirages to learn this move. This is a list of the major cities and locations from the fictional Kanto region featured in the Pokémon series. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Raichu ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... An electrode is a conductor used to make contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit (e. ... [[:Template:otheruses]] Magneton , Rarecoil in original Japanese language versions) is one of 493 fictional species from the Pokémon franchise. ... Legendary Pokémon ) are characters in the Pokémon franchise. ...


In the mangas

Zapdos is featured in Pokémon Adventures in Chapter 26, it was captured by LT. Surge (Gym leader from Vermillion City) like the other two winged mirages to keep their heroes away for their Team Rocket's boss' plans. Pokémon Adventures, released in Japan as Pocket Monsters SPECIAL ), is a Pokémon-related manga based on the video games. ... Legendary Pokémon ) are characters in the Pokémon franchise. ... Team Rocket ) is a fictional syndicate in the metaseries Pokémon. ...


In Chapter 178, Zapdos became Green's protagonist and ally, along with the other two winged mirages to battle against Lugia and Ho-Oh which was controlled by Elite Four leaders Karen and Will. Legendary Pokémon ) are characters in the Pokémon franchise. ... Lugia ) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... Ho-Oh , Houou in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the Pokémon media franchise. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In Chapter 180, Zapdos also appear as guest cameo character in the ending of the Pokémon battle against Lugia and Ho-Oh with the help, Red, Blue, Green, Articuno and Moltres, Zapdos and the other two Legendary Pokémon were summoned back into pokeballs and traded with the legendary dog-like Pokémon, Zapdos looks similar to Raikou as well as Entei to Moltres, except Articuno and Suicune by the same element but different, as a male Zapdos, he will make another appearance in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. Lugia ) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... Ho-Oh , Houou in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the Pokémon media franchise. ... Articuno , Freezer in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Moltres , Fire in original Japanese language versions) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... In the fictional world of the Pokémon video games and anime television series, a Poké Ball (known as Monster Ball in Japan) is a spherical device used by Pokémon Trainers to capture new Pokémon and store them when they are not in use. ... Raikou (ライコウ Raikō) is one of the three legendary dogs in the fictional Pokémon universe. ... The word Entei can have several meanings: A character in InuYasha - see Entei (InuYasha). ... Moltres , Fire in original Japanese language versions) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... Articuno , Freezer in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Suicune ) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Pokémon Ruby (screenshot) Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third group of Pokémon handheld games to be released in the United States, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ... Pokémon Ruby (screenshot) Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third group of Pokémon handheld games to be released in the United States, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ...


In the video games

Zapdos is a very strong pokémon in the game. Zapdos is one of the three winged mirage. This is the Electric-type version. In the original Pokémon Red and Blue games for Nintendo's Game Boy system, as well as in the newer FireRed and LeafGreen, Zapdos can be captured at the Power Plant. Additionally, in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, one could be snagged from Cipher Grand Master Greevil as a shadow pokémon, along with Moltres and Articuno. Zapdos also appears as both a boss and a playable character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. Legendary Pokémon ) are characters in the Pokémon franchise. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue were the first Pokémon games released for the Game Boy in the United States. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are two titles in the Pokémon video game series, released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Moltres , Fire in original Japanese language versions) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ... Articuno , Freezer in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team ) and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team ) are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively. ...


When traded from the above versions to the Gold, Silver, and Crystal versions, Zapdos will be holding a Brightpowder item, which lowers the foes accuracy when held by a Pokémon.


As a Legendary Pokémon, Zapdos’ statistics are high all around, therefore making it a top tier Pokémon. Its unique Electric/Flying type abilities grant it immunity to the normally devastating Earthquake.


A Zapdos is found in the Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap in the Tunnel Course. It resides in an egg and will only hatch by luring the Pikachu nearby to the egg with apples and then playing the Poke-Flute to let loose electric shocks that charge up the egg. Once hatched, the Zapdos will activate the power plant machinery and the rest of the course will be somewhat different. The Nintendo 64 ) is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Pokémon Snap ) is a video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ...


In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Zapdos can be released from a pokéball as an item and zaps everyone that is within range, except the person who released it. It is also an unlockable trophy. Super Smash Bros. ... The Poké Ball is both a logo for the Pokémon franchise as a whole and an important object to Pokémon trainers. ...


In the Pokémon anime

Zapdos appeared in the original Pokémon series as a giant robot in a theme park which was destroyed.


Zapdos is featured in Pokémon The Movie 2000 together with the other two winged mirages, Articuno and Moltres. Pokémon The Movie 2000 - The Power of One is the second Pokémon feature-length film, complementing the Orange Islands saga of the series. ... Legendary Pokémon ) are characters in the Pokémon franchise. ... Articuno , Freezer in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Moltres , Fire in original Japanese language versions) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ...


Zapdos also appeared in the episode "As Clear as Crystal". Team Rocket wanted to steal a Crystal that heals Electric type Pokémon. A Zapdos came by and Team Rocket attempted to steal both, but they were unsuccessful in doing so. In the ending, all the normal Electric Pokémon cheered and waved goodbye as it flew away.


Zapdos has a cameo appearance in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.


References

Publications
  • Barbo, Maria. The Official Pokémon Handbook. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-15404-9.
  • Loe, Casey, ed. Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide. Sunnydale, CA: Empire 21 Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-15-1.
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., August 2004. ISBN 1-930206-50-X
  • Mylonas, Eric. Pokémon Pokédex Collector’s Edition: Prima’s Official Pokémon Guide. Prima Games, September 21, 2004. ISBN 0-7615-4761-4
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon Emerald Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., April 2005. ISBN 1-930206-58-5

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Ruby and Pocket Monsters Sapphire ), released on March 17, 2003 in North America for the Game Boy Advance, mark the beginning of the third generation in the Pokémon series of RPGs. ... Pokémon Emerald, released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Emerald ), is a title in the Pokémon series of video games. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are two titles in the Pokémon video game series, released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004. ... Pokémon Colosseum is the first GameCube incarnation of the Pokémon video game franchise. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official Pokémon website
  • Bulbapedia (a Pokémon-centric Wiki)’s article about Zapdos as a species
  • Zapdos’s fourth-generation Pokédex entry on Serebii.net
  • Pokémon Dungeon Pokédex entry, full of statistics analysis
  • PsyPoke - Zapdos Pokédex entry and Usage Overview
  • Smogon.com - Zapdos Tactical Data
  • WikiKnowledge.net’s entry for Zapdos Previously hosted by Wikibooks

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Zapdos at AllExperts (963 words)
Zapdos, one of a triad of magically powerful birds of which the other two are Articuno and Moltres, is the avian embodiment of spontaneous electricity.
Zapdos appeared in the original Pokémon series as a giant robot in a theme park which was destroyed.
Zapdos is featured in Pokémon The Movie 2000 together with the other two legendary birds, Articuno and Moltres.
Zapdos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (399 words)
Zapdos (Thunder サンダー Sandā in Japan, Zapdos in Germany and Electhor in France) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise.
Zapdos is the 2nd of 3 legendary birds in the Kanto region.
Zapdos is one of the three legendary bird Pokémon.
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