Thundurus (Therian) Raid Guide

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Thundurus (Therian)

Thundurus Therian forme is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon GO and will be available in the game from January 17, 2024, until January 24, 2024.

Thundurus Therian can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2002- 2091 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2503- 2614 CP at Level 25 with Rainy and Windy weather boost

It has a dual typing of Electric/Flying and as such, it is boosted by Rainy or Windy weather and its counters include strong Ice and Rock type Pokémon such as Rampardos, Rhyperior, Galarian Darmanitan, Baxcalibur and Mega Evolutions such as Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar. Mega Aerodactyl, and Mega Glalie.

While it is less bulky than its Incarnate counterpart, it is noted for having an exceptionally high ATK stat and will still take around 4 high-level trainers under ideal conditions or 5-7 trainers under normal conditions to beat it.

This write-up will serve as a reliable guide for you to successfully beat the first Therian forme to make its debut in the game and add it to your dex. Furthermore, you will also get an outlook on its stats, CP values, and moveset. Let’s go!

Thundurus Therian Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Here are the top counters for Thundurus Therian Forme, based on the time required to win:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Diancie (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 496s 27
2. Tyranitar (Mega) Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 544s 22
3. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 562s 39
4. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 554s 32
5. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 568s 17
6. Darmanitan (Galarian) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 577s 39
7. Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 578s 26
8. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 585s 23
9. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Ancient Power Rock 589s 23
10. Tyrantrum Rock Throw Rock Meteor Beam Rock 607s 27
11. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 610s 30
12. Glalie (Mega) Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 614s 37
13. Garchomp (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 650s 14
14. Gardevoir (Mega) Confusion [Psychic] Triple Axel Ice 615s 29
15. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 629s 30
16. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Glaciate Ice 630s 27
17. Cetitan Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 633s 31
18. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice 645s 29
19. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Meteor Beam [roc] 651s 32
20. Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 665s 39
21. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 663s 31
22. Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 677s 48
23. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice 669s 31
24. Nihilego Acid Poison Rock Slide Rock 679s 25
25. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 687s 24
26. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Ice 681s 34
27. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 697s 22
28. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Psychic Psychic 694s 24
29. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 684s 37
30. Aggron (Mega) Smack Down Rock 699s 26
31. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Power Gem Rock 709s 23
32. Lopunny (Mega) Pound Normal Triple Axel Ice 701s 40
33. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 702s 40
34. Aurorus Rock Throw Rock Meteor Beam Rock 701s 37
35. Groudon (Primal) Dragon Tail Dragon Fire Punch Fire 741s 17

Thundurus Therian Stats and CP

Thundurus (Therian) ElectricFlying
Max CP at Level 40 3659| Max CP at Level 50 4137
ATK 295 DEF 161 HP 188
Weak to Strong Against
Ice Rock  Water FlyingBug Fighting Grass

Thundurus Therian Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Bite Dark
  • Wildbolt Storm Electric
  • Thunder Electric
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Sludge Wave Poison
  • Focus Blast Fighting

Wilbolt Storm, the signature move of Thundurus Theiran, will finally be added to its movepool. This is a 1-bar charged move that deals a whopping 140 damage.

The combination of Volt Switch and Thunderbolt (a 2-bar charged move) is legitimately a threat of major proportions. Backed with that monstrous 295 ATK stat, this deadly moveset combo can knock out your best counters. So be wary of this!

Thunder also does quite the damage and should be dodged, if possible.

Bite lacks STAB and takes forever to reach its charged moves but does quite the number in terms of damage.

Focus Blast deals super-effective damage to your counters and will KO.

Sludge Wave may not be the most worrisome move, but it has a huge base power.

To sum up, Thundurus Therian combines its astronomical ATK stat with heavy-hitting moves, STAB or not. As such, frequent dodging and high-level counters are recommended.


Shiny Therian Forme Thundurus is available from raids. Its body changes from blue hues to purple hues.

Therian Forme Thundurus Shiny Therian Forme Thundurus

Parting words

Thundurus Therian Forme literally got blessed with a change in its movepool. You bet it’s looking good for Thundurus-T, both from the PvE and PvP perspective! There aren’t too many meta relevant Electric type Pokémon in the game and with Thundurus Therian taking centre-stage, you simply can’t miss out on this monster.

There’s a thunderstorm coming and you best be prepared for it! All the best, trainers!

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Heya there! I'm Manjari, a Mystic trainer from India and one day, I will be walking across the lands like Ash! When not found with my keyboard and keywords, I can be found reading about ghost Pokémon lore or binge-watching Pokémon movies! 💜

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