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What is the best pokéball to catch Zapdos with?


Listed below is a table of the best pokéballs to use for catching Zapdos. This is calculated based on Zapdos's catch rate, as well as the different possible ball modifiers, health levels, and status condition modifiers. When possible, the conditions required for a particular pokéball modifier are taken into account, but be sure to read the notes below each pokéball to make sure that its bonus applies.

Also, note that for pokémon whose maximum HP is low, the catch probabilities for the Low HP columns might be slightly lower in the actual game than the probabilities displayed here.

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Catch ProbabilityLow HP
SLP, FRZ
Low HP
PSN, BRN, PAR
Low HP
Normal Status
Full HP
SLP, FRZ
Full HP
PSN, BRN, PAR
Full HP
Normal Status
18%
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is four or more times greater than this pokémon's level.
None.None.None.None.None.
13%None.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is four or more times greater than this pokémon's level.
None.None.None.None.
11%
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Black, White, Black2, White2, X, Y only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
None.None.None.None.None.
9%
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 1 or lower.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is more than double but less than four times greater than this pokémon's level.
Fast Ball
Fast Ball
Timer Ball
Timer Ball
If 30 or more turns have passed in battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
None.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is four or more times greater than this pokémon's level.
None.None.None.
8%
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 6 or lower.
Dive Ball
Dive Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing or Surfing in water.
Dusk Ball
Dusk Ball
If the Dusk Ball is used in a cave or if the battle began between 8:00PM and 3:59AM
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Black, White, Black2, White2, X, Y only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
None.None.None.None.
7%
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 10 or lower.
None.None.None.None.None.
6%
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 14 or lower.
Lure Ball
Lure Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing.
Repeat Ball
Repeat Ball
If this pokémon is listed in your Pokédex as having been caught or owned before.
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 6 or lower.
Dive Ball
Dive Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing or Surfing in water.
Dusk Ball
Dusk Ball
If the Dusk Ball is used in a cave or if the battle began between 8:00PM and 3:59AM
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is more than double but less than four times greater than this pokémon's level.
Fast Ball
Fast Ball
Timer Ball
Timer Ball
If 30 or more turns have passed in battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
None.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is four or more times greater than this pokémon's level.
None.None.
5%
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 19 or lower.
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 11 or lower.
Lure Ball
Lure Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing.
Repeat Ball
Repeat Ball
If this pokémon is listed in your Pokédex as having been caught or owned before.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Black, White, Black2, White2, X, Y only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
None.None.None.
4%
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 23 or lower.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is higher than but less than double this pokémon's level.
Ultra Ball
Ultra Ball
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 17 or lower.
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 6 or lower.
Dive Ball
Dive Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing or Surfing in water.
Dusk Ball
Dusk Ball
If the Dusk Ball is used in a cave or if the battle began between 8:00PM and 3:59AM
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is more than double but less than four times greater than this pokémon's level.
Fast Ball
Fast Ball
Timer Ball
Timer Ball
If 30 or more turns have passed in battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
None.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is four or more times greater than this pokémon's level.
None.
3%
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 27 or lower.
Great Ball
Great Ball
Sport Ball
Sport Ball
(only available during the bug-catching contest)
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 23 or lower.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is higher than but less than double this pokémon's level.
Ultra Ball
Ultra Ball
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 14 or lower.
Lure Ball
Lure Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing.
Repeat Ball
Repeat Ball
If this pokémon is listed in your Pokédex as having been caught or owned before.
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 2 or lower.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is more than double but less than four times greater than this pokémon's level.
Fast Ball
Fast Ball
Timer Ball
Timer Ball
If 30 or more turns have passed in battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Black, White, Black2, White2, X, Y only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
None.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is four or more times greater than this pokémon's level.
2%
Poké Ball
Poké Ball
Friend Ball
Friend Ball
Premier Ball
Premier Ball
Luxury Ball
Luxury Ball
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 29 or lower.
Great Ball
Great Ball
Sport Ball
Sport Ball
(only available during the bug-catching contest)
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 23 or lower.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is higher than but less than double this pokémon's level.
Ultra Ball
Ultra Ball
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 15 or lower.
Lure Ball
Lure Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing.
Repeat Ball
Repeat Ball
If this pokémon is listed in your Pokédex as having been caught or owned before.
Dive Ball
Dive Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing or Surfing in water.
Dusk Ball
Dusk Ball
If the Dusk Ball is used in a cave or if the battle began between 8:00PM and 3:59AM
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 6 or lower.
Dive Ball
Dive Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing or Surfing in water.
Dusk Ball
Dusk Ball
If the Dusk Ball is used in a cave or if the battle began between 8:00PM and 3:59AM
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is more than double but less than four times greater than this pokémon's level.
Fast Ball
Fast Ball
Timer Ball
Timer Ball
If 30 or more turns have passed in battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Black, White, Black2, White2, X, Y only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
None.
1%None.
Poké Ball
Poké Ball
Friend Ball
Friend Ball
Premier Ball
Premier Ball
Luxury Ball
Luxury Ball
Poké Ball
Poké Ball
Friend Ball
Friend Ball
Premier Ball
Premier Ball
Luxury Ball
Luxury Ball
Great Ball
Great Ball
Sport Ball
Sport Ball
(only available during the bug-catching contest)
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 27 or lower.
Great Ball
Great Ball
Sport Ball
Sport Ball
(only available during the bug-catching contest)
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is higher than but less than double this pokémon's level.
Ultra Ball
Ultra Ball
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 23 or lower.
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is higher than but less than double this pokémon's level.
Ultra Ball
Ultra Ball
Lure Ball
Lure Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing.
Repeat Ball
Repeat Ball
If this pokémon is listed in your Pokédex as having been caught or owned before.
Nest Ball
Nest Ball
If Zapdos's level is 15 or lower.
Lure Ball
Lure Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing.
Repeat Ball
Repeat Ball
If this pokémon is listed in your Pokédex as having been caught or owned before.
Dive Ball
Dive Ball
If this pokémon was encountered while fishing or Surfing in water.
Dusk Ball
Dusk Ball
If the Dusk Ball is used in a cave or if the battle began between 8:00PM and 3:59AM
Level Ball
Level Ball
If your active pokémon's level is more than double but less than four times greater than this pokémon's level.
Fast Ball
Fast Ball
Timer Ball
Timer Ball
If 30 or more turns have passed in battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver only: if it is the first turn of the battle.
Quick Ball
Quick Ball
In Pokémon Black, White, Black2, White2, X, Y only: if it is the first turn of the battle.




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