Legendary birds (Adventures)

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サ・ファイ・ザー Sa Fai Zaa
Ultra Ball
Three legendary birds combined
Debuts in The Winged Legends
Caught at Saffron City
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Nature Unknown
Current location Turned back to normal
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Zapmolcuno (サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-fi-zer) was the result of a Team Rocket experiment created by fusing the three legendary birdsArticuno, Zapdos, and Moltres—in the Pokémon Adventures manga.


A fan-made sprite depicting "Zapmolcuno"

Red's Gym Badges triggered a fusion machine and created this Pokémon. Team Rocket stole an Eevee in order to research the Eeveelutions Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon, which was a mere beta-test for this creature. It nearly destroyed Saffron City. Red, Blue, and Green all did battle with the beast and after a long battle, managed to defeat it. After being defeated, the three legendary birds separated to their original forms and left.

Moves used

Using Thunder, Fire Spin
and Blizzard
Move First Used In
Thunder The Winged Legends
Fire Spin The Winged Legends
Blizzard The Winged Legends
Gust The Winged Legends
Sky Attack The Winged Legends
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • In the English language version of Pokémon Adventures, it never had a proper name. However, Coronis coined the term Zapmolcuno, a portmanteau of the legendary birds' names. In Japanese, it's officially called サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-fi-zer by Sabrina, a combination of the legendary birds' Japanese names Thunder, Fire, and Freezer.

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