May is officially here, which means it’s time to say goodbye to Moltres and hello to Zapdos! The Breakthrough Research rewards seem to be shifting on a calendar month rotation, so gamers are now able to start encountering the electric- flying- type legendary from Gen 1.
Although just adding Zapdos to the Pokedex may be exciting enough for gamers who failed to catch the bird during last summer’s Battle Raid appearance, the Pokemon GO min maxers will be keeping their fingers crossed for a close to perfect IV spawn. With only a handful of chances to catch Zapdos throughout the month, this simply comes down to luck (and maybe some appropriate weather boosting).
Thankfully, the Pokemon GO Reddit community has delivered yet again with a helpful chart to help quickly identify the IV value of every possible Zapdos spawn. Check out a preview of the image below with the highest values or the full size graph here…
Catching a perfect Legendary isn’t the goal for everyone, but many players are obsessed with the quest to have as many perfect IV monsters as possible. Number crunchers can definitely tell the difference between the performance of a high IV pokemon in a Battle Raid compared to a low IV version of the same creature, but the average player usually won’t spot the slight differences in DPS and defense.
Whether you’re out there on the hunt for a perfect IV spawn or not, good luck out there trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.