Do you want to catch Shiny Zapdos in Pokemon Go? Find out the best ways to catch one.

Pokemon Go is an  amazing AR battle adventure. The next season, Shared Skies, has begun. New raids, boss battles and special events are out for the season. Right from the Stadium Sights to Community Day event, trainers can maximize bonuses and catch wild spawns. Zapdos, the five-star raid boss is featured in the new raid and players can catch the Pokemon along with its shiny form.

Zapdos is featured in the tier 5 Legendary raid boss battle and the challenge will only be available for a limited time. Zapdos, the electric and flying Pokemon is a top-tier pick for PvP and Go Battle Leagues. Here’s all about Pokemon Go Zapdos and tips to catch shiny Zapdos.

Steps to Catch Shiny Zapdos in Pokemon Go 

Before unlocking the Shiny Zapdos, trainers have to beat Zapdos in a five-star boss raid. Zapdos doesn’t spawn in the wild frequently and it’s not available in gym raids as well, but you can participate in five-star raids to beat Zapdos. After defeating Zapdos, you can add it to the Pokedex.

You can participate in multiple Zapdos raids to increase chances of catching a Shiny Zapdos. Incense, Lure Modules and Daily Adventure can be used to catch the shiny form. The spawn rate for shiny Zapdos has been boosted for the new season. That’s how you can catch Zapdos and its shiny form. This pokemon can be traded as well.

Is Zapdos good for Raids?

Pokemon Go Shiny Zapdos

Yes, Zapdos is an all-rounder and a legendary Pokemon with the powers of Electric and Flying. The Pokemon gets boosted by rain and windy weather. Zapdos doesn’t have an evolution form and the pocket monster has three different forms including Galarian Shadow Zapdos, Galarian Zapdos and Shadow Zapdos.

How to Win Zapdos Raid?

Zapdos is an ultra beast and you have to join with a trainer to defeat this legendary Pokemon. Ice and Rock Pokemon are strong counters against the Zapdos. The top 3 counters to beat the Zapdos Raid are,

Shadow Rampardos 

The Rock-type unit inflicts fiery attacks and gets boosted during Partly Cloudy weather. Shadow Rampardos is a mighty DPS and a strong unit to beat the raid.

  • Smack Down (Fast Attack) – Smack Down increases attacks and resistance 
  • Rock Slide (Charged Attack) – The Rock-type skill will deal more than 80 dps every second

Shadow Mamoswine

The Ice and Ground Pokemon excels in heavy attacks. You can utilize this Pokémon during snow and sunny weather.

  • Bulldoze (Charged Attack) – The ground time charged attack grants damage buff and is the main skill for Shadow Mamoswine 
  • Avalanche (Charged Attack) – Avalanche skill freezes targets and launches massive attacks

Mega Diancie

Mega Diancie is one of the game’s strongest Mythical Pokemon with powers of Rock and Fairy. It boasts massive stats and is a strong force against its enemies. The Pokemon receives buff during Partly Cloudy and Cloudy weather.

  • Power Gem (Charged Attack) – Power Gem is a Rock-type ability that increases damage for self 
  • Moonblast (Fairy Attack) – The fairy-type skill will deal more than 130 damage in raid battles and reduce enemy’s attacks by 20%

That’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Shiny Zapdos, counters and skills. New events are out and you can claim bonuses and unlock wild spawns.


Is Pokemon Go Necrozma Good?

Yes, Necrozma is an S-ranked pocket monster in Pokemon Go. This Pokemon has high ATK and gets boosted stats during the windy weather. Psychic type Pokemon are strong attackers and Necrozma will be a great pick for raids, gym leader battles and go battle leagues. Trainers can hunt a shiny Necrozma as well.

How to Win Pokemon Go Boss Raids?

Using a legendary Pokemon is important. Also, you have to utilize the strongest skills and battle items for Pokemon. Hidden abilities can be used as well. Pokemon with high stats and CP will be a great pick to defeat bosses in raids. You have to counter the opposing Pokemon with elements that they are vulnerable to to get an advantage.

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