Tornadus Therian Forme Raid Counters Guide

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Tornadus (Therian)

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

Being a pure Flying type, it is boosted by Windy weather and its counters include strong Electric Ice and Rock type Pokémon such as Rampardos, Zekrom, Galarian Darmanitan and mega evolutions such as Mega Abomasnow. While it is a bit bulkier than its Incarnate counterpart, it will still take around 3 high-level trainers under ideal conditions or 4-7 trainers under normal conditions to beat it.

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This raid guide will show you how you can successfully beat Tornadus Therian forme and the counters with which you can achieve the same. In addition, this write-up will also feature particulars such as the stats and moveset of Tornadus Therian forme. Without much ado, let’s start!


Tornadus Therian Stats and CP

Tornadus (Therian) Flying
Max CP at Level 40 3215| Max CP at Level 50 3635
ATK 238 DEF 189 HP 188
Weak to Strong Against
Electric Ice Rock  Bug Fighting Grass

 

Tornadus Therian can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1756 – 1837 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2196 – 2296 CP at Level 25 with Windy weather boost

Tornadus 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 Tornadus Therian forme, based on the time required to win:

Tornadus Therian Counters
The supreme Torandus Therian raid counters
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric
Great Tornadus Therian raid counters
Darmanitan (Galarian) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock
Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice
Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Luxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock


Tornadus Therian Moveset Analysis

Just like Thundurus Therian, Tornadus Therian also received a moveset update. So what’s in store for this Flying monster?

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Gust Flying
  • Astonish Ghost
  • Hurricane Flying
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Heat Wave Fire
  • Focus Blast Fighting

Gust and Hurricane gain STAB and is undoubtedly an upgrade over its earlier Air Slash. While Gust does do decent damage per see, it is resisted by your Electric and Rock type counters and does only neutral damage against your Ice types. With Tornadys-T’s lacklustre stats, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Astonish is just one of the worst fast moves in the game. Even a pillow would hit harder.

Heat Wave and Psychic aren’t too much of a worry unless your counter is an Ice type wherein Heat Wave can do quite a number.

Focus Blast can KO your Rock and Ice types. But it is quite easy to be dodged.


 

All in all, Tornadus Therian isn’t exactly going to be a difficult raid boss to face. We all have enough Electric and Rock types already so that this Flying type legendary monster is nothing more than just a breeze!

Will it be meta relevant? Honestly, no. With underwhelming stats and a solo typing that isn’t all that mighty, this only pure Flying type Pokémon is more or less a collectible. 

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