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サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-Fi-Zer
Ultra Ball
Three Legendary birds combined
Debuts in The Winged Legends
Caught at Saffron City
Gender Genderless
Ability Unknown
Nature Unknown
Current location Separated
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

(Japanese: 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


As an Articuno

Prior to the creation of Thu-Fi-Zer, Team Rocket stole an Eevee in order to research the EeveelutionsVaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon—which was a mere beta-test for this creature. To this end, Team Rocket captured Zapdos at the Power Plant, Moltres at the Indigo Plateau, and after its energy reserves were spent on saving Red's Gyara, Articuno was also captured. With Mewtwo on the run and its creator, Blaine, having defected, this experimental monstrosity was Team Rocket's trump card.

As a Zapdos

Red's Gym Badges triggered a fusion machine and created this Pokémon when Sabrina's Kadabra called upon Zapdos and Articuno to join Moltres in battle. Red tried battling Thu-Fi-Zer with his Ivysaur, but the fused trio sent him flying out of the building with ease. Sabrina commanded it to attack Red, as he served their purpose and could be disposed. Before the creature could attack, Blue interfered with Charizard, only for the two to meet the same fate as Red and his Ivysaur. Red came up with a plan to defeat Thu-Fi-Zer, which involved Green's Clefairy—Clefy—to evolve into a Clefable. He accomplished this with the use of a Moon Stone he had obtained on Mt. Moon. After evolving, Clefy attacks Thu-Fi-Zer with Metronome, which resulted in Clefy using Quick Attack to close in on the Legendary bird, and then unleashed a succession of attacks; Comet Punch, Hyper Beam, and Fury Attack. Despite the damage that Thu-Fi-Zer took from this barrage, it was barely hurt and was able to send Red, Blue, and Green flying out of the Silph Co. building with a Sky Attack

As a Moltres

The creature was about to destroy Saffron City until Red, Blue, and Green survived the fall with Saur's vine-woven web. Using their starter Pokémon, they battled with the beast and attacked with Vine Whip, Flamethrower, and Hydro Pump, respectively. In the midst of combat, Red's call for it to attack caused Saur to evolve into a Venusaur, and now stronger than ever, it launched a Solar Beam and the three managed to defeat Thu-Fi-Zer. After being defeated, the three Legendary birds separated into their original forms and fled into the wild.

Later, it was revealed that all three birds had been recaught by Green on her journey to overcome her fear of birds.

Personality and characteristics

Thu-Fi-Zer was proven to be unstoppable as it had the combined powers of the three Legendary birds. This was exemplified as it was able to easily knock back Red's Ivysaur without suffering a scratch. Even Sabrina commented on how she wanted its power.

Moves used

Thu-Fi-Zer Sky Attack.png
Using Sky Attack
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 does not have an official name. However, Coronis of coined the term "Zapmolcuno," a portmanteau of the Legendary birds' names; this reflects its Japanese name, サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-Fi-Zer, a combination of the Legendary birds' Japanese names Thunder, Fire, and Freezer.


Language Name Origin
Japanese サ・ファイ・ザー Thu-Fi-Zer From サンダー Thunder (Zapdos), ファイヤー Fire (Moltres), and フリーザー Freezer (Articuno)
Korean 써파이져 Sseo-Pai-Jyeo From 썬더 Sunder (Zapdos), 파이어 Faier (Moltres), and 프리져 Freeser (Articuno)
Vietnamese Thu-Fi-Zer Transliteration of its Japanese name

Related articles

For more information on the individual members of this group, see Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.

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