The orange legendary bird can be found in the Wild Area. This guide on Where To Find Wild Area Legendary Bird Zapdos In Sword & Shield will help you search the Wild Area so you can find the special orange Legendary bird Pokemon that has been spotted in the area.
Now that we’ve already caught Articuno and Moltres, only one of the original three legendary birds remain, Zapdos. As you may have guessed already, the orange legendary bird that has been spotted flying over the Wild Area is none other than Zapdos.
Where To Find Wild Area Legendary Bird In Sword & Shield
This is where we first found Zapdos. If you teleport to the Meet Up Spot south of the Wild Area and then head into the Wild Area, you should see Zapdos walking around to the right. He does patrol the entire area here so you may have to look around if he’s not there. When you approach he will dart away at speeds, round to the left of the lake where the large haunted tower is.
He will go behind the tower and that’s your chance to catch up with him. Don’t go around the back, instead cut across the front of the tower and catch him as he goes out the other side. I did have a fully upgraded bike and just about caught him, so you may need an upgrade or a bit of luck if you’re struggling to catch him.
As with all of the legendary Pokemon, make sure to save first as they can be really tough to track down a second time.