Welcome zapdos, our favorite electric...bird...thing. Zapdos has not been seen much in BW2ou due to the fact that it faces stiff competition from thundurus-t. But, zapdos has some tings over the therian genie. HP: 90 Attack: 90 Defense: 85 Special attack: 125 Special defense: 90 Speed: 100 His stats aren't the best in the world, but he has the decent base 100 speed, his major 125 special attack, and decent bulk. this allows zapdos to be versatile with the sets he can run. Stealth rock can be a big problem, though. Be sure to always have rapid spin support when using it. WEAKNESSES: Rock 200% Ice 200% Now let's look at his moves: Level up moves (Good moves in bold) Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Peck Thundershock Thunder wave Detect Pluck Ancientpower Charge Discharge Roost Light screen Drill peck Thunder Rain dance Zap cannon Now lets look at TM/HM moves (Good ones in bold) Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Roar Toxic Hidden power Sunny day Hyper beam Light screen Protect Rain dance Frustration Thunderbolt Thunder Return Double team Sandstorm Aerial ace Facade Rest Round Charge beam Sky drop Giga impact Flash Volt switch Thunder wave Swagger Pluck U-turn Substitute Wild charge Rock smash Fly Move tutor moves (Good ones in bold) Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Heat wave Roost Signal beam Sky attack Sleep talk Snore Tailwind Possible sets: Support Zapdos@leftovers Timid 252hp/4spatk/252spd Tailwind Light screen Thunder wave Roar [SET COMMENTS] The aim of this zapdos is support your teammates. Usually you will use this variant as a lead. Light screen protects you against some of the strong special attackers in the tier, like latios. Thunder wave cripples sweepers by quartering their speed. tailwind helps boost your own teams speed. And roar is for those annoying pokemon that try to setup on you. The nature allows max speed. The EV's maximise bulk and speed, important stats for a supporter. Leftovers lets you keep your HP up. [/SET COMMENTS] Choice specs Zapdos@Choice specs Timid/Modest 252spatk/4spdef/252spd Thunderbolt/Thunder HP Ice/HP Water Heat wave Volt switch [SET COMMENTS] The aim of this set is to kill. Choice specs gives it HUGE special attack. Thunderbolt is primary STAB, though Thunder can be used if you have rain support. HP Ice and HP Water are for ground types, and a few others, it really comes down to : "Which pokemon am I struggling more with?" Heat wave lets you get past steels that try to ruin your fun. Volt swtich helps keep up the offensive pressure. The nature depends on what you want more, speed or power. The EV's maximize zapdos' offensive potential, and helps it keep up with the offensive metagame. [/SET COMMENTS] Agilidos Zapdos@life orb/leftovers Modest 252spatk/252spd/4hp Agility Thunderbolt Heat wave HP Ice/ HP Water [SET COMMENTS] This zapdos set aims to set up some agility boosts, and then wreck havoc on the enemy team. Agility is the crux of this set, doubling zapdos' speed in just one boost. Thunderbolt is basic STAB, and hits hard right off the bat. Heat wave is for pesky steels, and things that resist Thunderbolt. HP Ice is for ground types, though you can opt for HP Water instead. The item depends, do you want more power, or more staying power? Either work, though. Modest is used over timid because we are boosting our speed anyway. The ev's maximize zapdos' killing potential.[/SET COMMENTS] Credit to Scarfwynaut for this set: Specially defensive. Zapdos @ Leftovers Trait: Pressure EVs: 248 HP / 224 SDef / 36 Spd Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk) - Thunderbolt - Roost - Heat Wave - Roar / Hidden Power [Ice] Credit to Yeah Galo Sengan for this set: Classic subroost set. Zapdos@Leftovers Timid, 192 HP/64 Def/252 Spe ~ Thunderbolt ~ Toxic/Heat Wave/HP Ice ~ Substitute ~ Roost Thanks you for taking the time to read this. If you see any errors, or know of any more viable sets, I will add them to this post. Thanks again.