Pokémon Go Tornadus counters, weaknesses and moveset, including Therian Forme Tornadus explained

Tornadus whirls into Pokémon Go.

Tornadus is the first member of the legendary Forces of Nature trio from Gen 5 to appear in Pokémon Go.

Known as the cyclone Pokémon, Tornadus has two different formes - Incarnate and Therian Forme. The Therian Forme for Tornadus was released on Tuesday, 30th March 2021.

Like all Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Tornadus can be found in five-star raids. This means that if you want to add Tornadus to your Pokédex, you'll need at least one other trainer to help you in battle.

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Tornadus counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go


Below you'll find the counters and weaknesses for Tornadus:

  • Tornadus type: Flying-type
  • Tornadus is weak against: Electric, ice and rock-type Pokémon
  • Tornadus counters: Zapdos, Raikou, Rampardos, Electivire, Terrakion, Rhyperior, Mamoswine, Magnezone, Zekrom and Therian Thundurus
  • Other Tornadus notes: Since Tornadus is a single type - Flying - you can just use one type of Pokémon, like rock, to defeat this legendary.

Tornadus CP in Pokémon Go

Tornadus should have the following CP ranges in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 46,044 CP
  • Normal CP for catching Tornadus - 1828 to 1911 CP
  • Weather Boost CP (Windy) for catching Tornadus - 2285 to 2389 CP

Thank you to Tera_Lizard from reddit for the help with this information.

Therian Forme Tornadus CP in Pokémon Go

Therian Forme Tornadus has it's own set of CP ranges in Pokémon Go, which are the following:

  • Raid Boss CP - 44256 CP
  • Normal CP for catching Tornadus - 1756 to 1837 CP
  • Weather Boosted CP (Windy) for catching Tornadus - 2196 to 2296 CP

Thank you to redwineandbeer from reddit for the help with this information!


Tornadus and Therian Forme Moveset in Pokémon Go

Once you've caught a Tornadus in Pokémon Go, you'll discover that it will know two of the following moves:

Tornadus' Therian Forme.

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Air Slash (Flying)
  • Bite (Dark)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Dark Pulse (Dark)
  • Grass Knot (Grass)
  • Hurricane (Flying)
  • Hyper Beam (Normal)

The Therian Forme for Tornadus, however, has a different moveset, which includes the following move:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Astonish (Ghost)
  • Gust (Flying)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Heat Wave (Fire)
  • Hurricane (Flying)
  • Psychic (Psychic)

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Everything we know about Tornadus

Alongside Thundurus and Landorus, Tornadus is a member of the Forces of Nature - a trio of legendary Pokémon that make their home in the Unova region.

Thundurus and Landorus - the other members of the Forces of Nature.

These three legendary Pokémon are inspired by kami, which are holy beings or spirits from Japanese, specially Shinto, mythology. Tornadus takes its main inspiration from Fūjin, also known as Futen, the Shinto wind god.

This connection to Fūjin strengthens the link between the Forces of Nature and the different domains of the world. Tornadus is the trio member who symbolises the heavens and the forces, like the wind, that pass through it.

Each member of the Forces of Nature also has two formes - Incarnate and Therian Forme. To be 'incarnate' refers to the idea of something immaterial, such as the wind, taking on a physical form.The use of this word when describing one of Tornadus' formes reinforces the idea that this Pokémon is the mythical personification of the wind.

The Therian Formes for the Forces of Nature are revealed through the aptly named Reveal Glass. Originally these formes were only obtainable via Pokémon Dream Radar, an application for the 3DS.

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