Game Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Move Used Thunder Bolt
Rarity Rare

Zapdos is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

As a Poké Ball Pokémon

When Zapdos makes its rare appearance out of Poké Balls, it uses Thunder Bolt as its attack. A current of electricity will surround Zapdos. Any character caught in the current of the electricity (other than the summoner) won't be able to move and will take (if caught in it from the beginning) 81% damage and leaving them open for attack.

As a trophy

Zapdos features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various Single-player Regular Matches. It reads as follows:

Zapdos flaps its wings, and summer storms appear, throwing lightning every which way. It's said that you can hear this legendary Pokémon coming, as its wings make a very distinctive popping sound as it flies. In addition to electrical moves like the dreaded Thunder, it also wields a vicious move called Drill Peck.
  • Pokémon Red & Blue, 09/98

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Zapdos in Prism Tower

Zapdos flying in Prism Tower.

Zapdos appears as a background character, it can be seen flying in the Prism Tower stage.

Trophy Description

Gazing up at dark storm clouds gathering in the sky, many children must have wondered if the Pokemon they saw in the second Pokemon movie was in the clouds. An innocent and childish dream, perhaps... but even today as adults, the sound of thunder might just bring back memories of this Legendary bird Pokemon.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.