Tornadus (Therian Forme) 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 Faints TTW
1. Diancie (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 18 535s
2. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 15 559s
3. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Discharge Electric 22 559s
4. Tyranitar (Mega) Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 14 596s
5. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 21 571s
6. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Fusion Bolt Electric 16 587s
7. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 17 595s
8. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 21 612s
9. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 29 621s
10. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric 18 643s
11. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 18 655s
12. Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 20 657s
13. Gardevoir (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Triple Axel Ice 21 663s
14. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 35 653s
15. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 25 659s
16. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 20 673s
17. Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 26 662s
18. Tyrantrum Rock Throw Rock Meteor Beam Rock 23 674s
19. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice 17 703s
20. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 30 680s
21. Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 24 690s
22. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 28 692s
23. Glalie (Mega) Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 33 691s
24. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Meteor Beam Rock 23 709s
25. Luxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 27 704s
26. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Glaciate Ice 26 715s
27. Tapu Koko Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 25 719s
28. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Thunderbolt Electric 24 729s
29. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 22 735s
30. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 37 719s

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.

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

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

*Only obtainable via Elite TM.

Gust, Hurricane and Bleakwind Storm gain STAB and are undoubtedly an upgrade over its earlier Air Slash. While they do 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.


Shiny Therian Forme Tornadus is available from raids. The purple parts of their design swap to a muted blue tone.

Therian Forme Tornadus Shiny Therian Forme Tornadus

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!

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