Pokemon Let's Go Zapdos

If you played Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow back in the day, you'll know all about the fabled Power Plant. Here, you could capture yourself a level 50 Zapdos, challenge the Elite Four and grab yourself a TM 25. That's some nice little treasures for a short, optional dungeon!

The Power Plant makes a welcome return in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, which is itself a sort of remake of Red, Blue, and Yellow. It even features a lovely Zapdos for your troubles, so is well worth the effort to visit – if you can even find it, that is.

In this guide, we're going to detail exactly where the Power Plant is in Pokémon: Let's Go, and what you'll need to get there. Safe travels!

What is the Power Plant in Pokémon: Let's Go?

The Power Plant is a special location in Pokémon: Let's Go that you can only access once you've progressed far enough in the story to earn yourself some special abilities.

Go there though, and you can get your grubby little mitts on the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos, which is incredibly exciting!

Where is the Power Plant in Pokémon: Let's Go?

The Power Plant is located near Route 10. Visit this section of the map and journey to the Poké Centre. Head north to the edge of the water by the long grass and use your Sea Skim technique to surf on the water.

Now, follow the river south until you reach a lake. Head west and get back on dry land as soon as you can and you'll find the Power Plant nearby.

How do I get the Sea Skim technique in Pokémon: Let's Go?

To learn the secret Sea Skim technique in Pokémon: Let's Go, reach Fuchsia City in the main story and head on over to the GO Park Complex. You know, the place where you transfer Pokémon between Pokémon GO and Pokémon: Let's Go.

Now, find the surfer standing near a Lapras and have a little chat to him. He'll teach you how to use the Sea Skim technique on the spot, which is incredibly kind! Now you can catch yourself a Zapdos.

How do I Catch Zapdos in Pokémon: Let's Go?

If you followed our guide to the Power Plant above, you're all set to catch yourself a Zapdos. Enter the Power Plant and reach the northwestern section, where you'll find a lonely Zapdos chilling. Touch it to initiate a battle with the Legendary Pokémon.

You've got five minutes to defeat this dude before you can attempt to catch it, so we recommend whipping out any powerful Ground, Grass, Electric, or Dragon Pokémon you have sitting about to make this battle easier. Zapdos is level 50, so it's worth bearing that in mind before you begin. You'll need an equally powerful Pokémon to tackle this one.

If you manage to defeat it, it's time to try catching it. Don't worry, you won't have to contend with a timer when you get to the catching phase, as just catching the bird is difficult enough. We recommend bringing a bunch of Great or Ultra Balls and some Razz Berries to give you the highest possible chance of catching Zapdos. Now go and give it a shot.

Did this guide help you catch the legendary Pokémon Zapdos? Are you having loads of fun with Pokémon: Let's Go? Let us know all about it in the comments section below!

This article is part of our Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee guide series. If you're looking to catch specific Pokémon in the game, check out our guides on How To Get To The Power Plant And Capture Zapdos, How To Unlock Mew, How To Catch Articuno, How To Get Bulbasaur, Charmander And Squirtle The Easy Way, and How To Catch Shiny Pokémon With Catch Combos. We also have handy guides detailing How To Check IVs And Catch Pokémon With Flawless IVs, How To Use Candy To Get The Most Powerful Pokémon, and How To Battle Red.