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14Zapdos Is Inspired From The Cap Of Totem Pole

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Zapdos is believed to be based on another legendary bird from the Northwest Coast arts. This legendary bird is called a thunderbird and is carved at the top of their sacred pillars which is more commonly known to us as Totem Poles. Just like

Zapdos that’s know to only appear whenever there is thunderstorm and lives in places with thunderclouds.

The Thunderbird is described as a rare creature living in the mountains and is known for protecting the people under its territory. History says it has fought great battles against horned snakes to stop it from terrorizing and killing the human race. Its power comes from the sky through strikes of lightning and thunder with just a swing of its colossal wings.

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