Best Zapdos counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Zapdos in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Zapdos counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

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          Best Zapdos counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *30.821247.7213526.3s77.7
          2Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 31.55795.1419478.8s70.7
          3Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 33.91580.0426444.8s69.0
          4Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 28.59892.1117530.5s67.6
          5RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *25.491223.0313623.7s67.1
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 28.72581.0626526.0s60.9
          7MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 25.96778.8920600.0s60.8
          8RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 31.45420.6236481.4s60.1
          9BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 27.26632.8724557.2s59.8
          10Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 30.99430.0435485.7s59.8
          11TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 26.24698.1822585.4s59.6
          12Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 32.14371.9041474.5s59.3
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 29.45472.3032513.1s58.9
          14Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 24.68798.1719614.4s58.9
          15Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 30.54391.6939500.3s57.8
          16Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 26.67573.2927580.3s57.4
          17TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 26.43542.3828574.6s56.3
          18Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 26.06549.5528590.4s55.9
          19KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *24.93623.2925625.0s55.7
          20Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 24.86603.1325606.6s55.2
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Zapdos in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Zapdos down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This table displays a list of best Zapdos counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Zapdos counter is Shadow Rhyperior, followed by Shadow Mamoswine, Mega Diancie, and Mega Tyranitar. The table also includes Rhyperior, Shadow Tyranitar, Mamoswine, and Rampardos, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Zapdos type chart

          When fighting Zapdos, keep in mind the following that Electric and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Flying, Grass, Ground, and Steel type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.