Thundurus Therian
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.

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 and mega evolutions such as Mega Abomasnow.

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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. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 489.18s 23.00
2. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Wrecker 560.47s 11.00
3. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Avalanche 516.56s 22.50
4. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Weather Ball 556.03s 15.38
5. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 563.15s 14.13
6. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 572.04s 17.50
7. Gengar (Mega) Lick Shadow Ball 591.63s 21.88
8. Glaceon Ice Shard Avalanche 594.05s 22.75
9. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 621.17s 18.50
10. Weavile Ice Shard Avalanche 597.30s 25.50
11. Mewtwo Confusion Ice Beam 626.16s 20.63
12. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Rock Slide 663.13s 15.88
13. Landorus Rock Throw Rock Slide 662.78s 15.63
14. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Blast Burn 638.37s 21.88
15. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Slide 655.33s 21.63
16. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Power Gem 693.32s 14.00
17. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Slide 642.69s 29.43
18. Jynx Frost Breath Avalanche 628.57s 30.25
19. Golem Rock Throw Stone Edge 694.56s 16.88
20. Kyurem Dragon Breath Blizzard 691.79s 18.00
21. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Stone Edge 696.46s 19.50
22. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Rock Slide 677.99s 26.38
23. Darmanitan Fire Fang Rock Slide 677.54s 26.25
24. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Hydro Cannon 706.79s 23.13
25. Vanilluxe Frost Breath Blizzard 693.11s 26.63
26. Regigigas Hidden Power Giga Impact 729.97s 18.88
27. Archeops Wing Attack Ancient Power 680.25s 30.20
28. Reshiram Fire Fang Stone Edge 744.91s 16.88
29. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Blast Burn 743.72s 17.88
30. Abomasnow Powder Snow Weather Ball 720.24s 22.63
31. Omastar Rock Throw Rock Slide 686.72s 30.75
32. Beartic Powder Snow Ice Punch 716.65s 26.38
33. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Ancient Power 739.07s 22.13
34. Porygon-Z Lock-On Blizzard 710.99s 28.13
35. Articuno Frost Breath Blizzard 739.95s 22.38

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
  • 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!

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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.

Parting words

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!

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