Tornadus (Therian Form) Raid Guide

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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.

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!

Therian Tornadus Raid Counters

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. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 586.70s 16.25
2. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 579.83s 21.00
3. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 578.51s 28.38
4. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 622.09s 16.50
5. Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 623.13s 19.50
6. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 610.65s 24.00
7. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 600.96s 31.86
8. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 648.42s 19.38
9. Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 643.30s 21.38
10. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 641.05s 23.00
11. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 679.53s 12.00
12. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 639.42s 28.63
13. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Poison Zap Cannon Electric 568.63s 59.00
14. Luxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 663.33s 25.14
15. Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 663.95s 26.83
16. Tapu Koko Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 679.86s 23.50
17. Deoxys (Normal) Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric 632.39s 38.20
18. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Rock Wild Charge Electric 705.35s 19.80
19. Thundurus (Incarnate) Thunder Shock Electric Thunder Electric 698.13s 21.50
20. Glaceon Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice 677.69s 28.00
21. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Thunderbolt Electric 702.56s 20.50
22. Thundurus Thunder Shock Electric Thunder Electric 698.45s 22.25
23. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 724.90s 20.00
24. Manectric Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 695.00s 29.00

Note on Shadow Pokémon: 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.

Best Mega Pokémon vs Therian Tornadus

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 406.17s 16.50
2. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 438.59s 14.13
3. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric 478.66s 14.00
4. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 512.35s 27.13
5. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 536.43s 22.88
6. Charizard (Mega Y) Wing Attack Flying Blast Burn Fire 575.38s 19.13

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.

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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