Zapdos is an Electric and Flying-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO. While Zapdos is resistant to numerous different types, there are some that it is weak against. Knowing what types it is strong and weak against will help you in future battles and raids. This guide will provide information on Zapdos’ weakness in Pokemon GO.
What is Zapdos’ Weakness in Pokemon GO?
In Pokemon GO, Zapdos’ main weaknesses are Rock and Ice-type moves. These moves deal 160% increased damage during battles. Since these two types are effective against Zapdos, there are several Pokemon you can use against it. While there are many choices to choose from, the following are some examples of Pokemon and movesets that deal increased damage to Zapdos during battles in Pokemon GO:
- Rampardos: Smack Down and Rock Slide
- Weavile: Ice Shard and Avalanche
- Darmanitan (Galarian Zan or Standard): Ice Fang and either Ice Punch or Avalanche
- Glaceon: Frost Breath or Ice Shard and Avalanche
- Jynx: Frost Breath and Avalanche
- Rhyperior: Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
Pokemon Go: The Best Movesets and Counters to Venipede
Multiple types are also ineffective against Zapdos. Each type listed below deals 63% of their usual damage to Zapdos during battles. Zapdos is resistant to the following types in Pokemon GO:
Using the right movesets against Zapdos will help you defeat it during battles or raids. For example, while Rhyperior’s Rock-type moves are effective against Zapdos, Ground-type moves such as Mud-Slap and Earthquake are typically used against other Pokemon. Furthermore, while the Pokemon listed above are effective against Zapdos and will deal considerable damage with the right moves, other Pokemon work as long as they use either Rock or Ice-type moves. You will also deal far less damage if you use any of the six types listed above, so avoid using these if possible.
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