Thundurus Therian Forme Raid Counters Guide

Thundurus Therian
Thundurus Therian

Thundurus Therian forme is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon Go and will mark its debut in the game on March 16, 2021 from 10 AM local time and last till March 30, 2021 10 AM local time.

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 and mega evolutions such as Mega Abomasnow. 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 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 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


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:

Thundurus Therian Counters
The supreme Thundurus Therian raid counters
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock
Great Thundurus Therian raid counters
Darmanitan (Galarian) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice
Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice
Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice
Gigalith Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock


Thundurus Therian Moveset Analysis

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

Niantic has granted a completely different movepool to Thundurus-T barely hours before its release!

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 sump 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.


Thundurus Therian 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 just before its debut, you simply can’t miss out on this monster. And yes, it is going to surpass Zekrom as well for DPS!

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