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Compensation and Make-Up Day for Shiny Shadow Zapdos in Pokémon GO

Trainers who were affected by the accidental turning off of shiny Shadow Zapdos on September 16th, 2023, in certain regions of Pokémon GO will be provided with compensation. Niantic, the developer of Pokémon GO, has announced that a make-up day will be scheduled, and a free compensation box will be available for affected trainers.

The compensation box will contain three Premium Battle Passes and will be available for claim from September 28th at 10:00 am local time until October 8th at 10:00 pm local time. This box is meant for trainers who participated in Shadow Zapdos raids during the affected time period. However, it is worth noting that the compensation box remains the same for all trainers, regardless of the number of raids they completed.

For trainers who missed the opportunity to obtain the shiny Shadow Zapdos, there is good news. Niantic has confirmed that Shadow Zapdos will be available in Shadow Raids on October 6th, giving all trainers another chance to capture this elusive Pokémon. It is important to note that on all other weekends in October, the available tier 5 Shadow Raid will be Shadow Moltres.

If you require assistance in defeating Shadow Zapdos in raids, Niantic has provided a Shadow Zapdos Raid Guide to help you find the best counters. Good luck in your battles and may you successfully catch the shiny Shadow Zapdos!

– Announcement by Niantic's official support account on Twitter (X)
– Shadow Zapdos Raid Guide by Pokémon GO.