The legendary electric-type bird Zapdos is among the best Pokémon available in both Shiny Diamond Pokémon et Shining Pearl Pokémon, thanks to its powerful attacks and adaptability in combat. That said, we'll now walk you through how to get Zapdos in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Pokémon Sparkling Pearl so you can show off the true power of the legendary Kanto bird.
First, we have bad news for anyone currently playing Sparkling Diamond, because just like Suicune, Raikou, and Entei are Sparkling Diamond exclusives, Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos can only be found on Pokémon Sparkling Pearl. With that out of the way, players in Glittering Pearl can obtain Zapdos by heading to Ramanas Park, an area only available after defeating the Elite Four, Cynthia, and obtaining the National Pokédex, which is given to players after turning in visit Professor Rowan on Sandgem Town after completing his Sinnoh Pokédex.
Once you gain access to the area, head there and trade your Mysterious Fragments for three Kanto Slates. After collecting the slates, you must go outside the park and head towards the Kanto room. Once in the room, place all the slates on the base. Zapdos will be unlocked after defeating Moltres and Articuno. To recap, here's how to get the legendary bird in Pokémon Glittering Pearl:
- Defeat the Elite Four and Cynthia.
- Obtain the National Pokédex.
- Head to Ramanas Park.
- Exchange your Mysterious Fragments for three Kanto Slates.
- Go to the Kanto room.
- Place the first slate and face Moltres.
- Place the second slate and face Articuno.
- Place the third slate.
- Fight and capture Zapdos.
Both Shiny Diamond Pokémon et Shining Pearl Pokémon are available now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. If you don't know which version to get, don't forget to check the main differences between Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl.