tornadus therian
Tornadus (Therian)

Tornadus Therian forme is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon GO. 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.

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

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 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:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Manectric (Mega) Charge Beam Wild Charge 561.91s 21.13
2. Zekrom Charge Beam Wild Charge 588.58s 16.38
3. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Thunderbolt 579.53s 20.63
4. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 580.47s 28.88
5. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Zap Cannon 617.24s 17.50
6. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Wrecker 624.60s 17.00
7. Electivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 610.06s 23.88
8. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 623.92s 19.38
9. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Weather Ball 612.39s 32.13
10. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Avalanche 612.52s 33.50
11. Magnezone Spark Wild Charge 643.86s 21.63
12. Zapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 648.55s 19.75
13. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 642.35s 28.88
14. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Slide 651.64s 27.13
15. Luxray Spark Wild Charge 664.90s 24.75
16. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 670.77s 27.50
17. Tyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge 699.21s 20.00
18. Weavile Ice Shard Avalanche 671.42s 30.50
19. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Thunderbolt 703.45s 23.38
20. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Wild Charge 709.50s 20.50
21. Thundurus (Incarnate) Thunder Shock Thunder 701.42s 24.25
22. Thundurus Thunder Shock Thunder 700.95s 24.50
23. Glaceon Ice Shard Avalanche 690.99s 32.75
24. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Slide 721.01s 24.25
25. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Slide 727.59s 22.63
26. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Blast Burn 736.22s 23.50
27. Jolteon Volt Switch Thunderbolt 729.25s 28.13
28. Zebstrika Spark Wild Charge 724.57s 31.50
29. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Zap Cannon 657.91s 58.40
30. Archeops Wing Attack Ancient Power 736.70s 30.88
31. Jynx Frost Breath Avalanche 717.74s 38.88
32. Raichu (Alola) Thunder Shock Wild Charge 748.01s 30.25
33. Landorus Rock Throw Rock Slide 762.09s 27.13
34. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Rock Slide 763.88s 27.00
35. Manectric Charge Beam Wild Charge 750.64s 37.25

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 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.

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Parting words

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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