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

Thundurus, the bolt strike Pokémon, storms into Pokémon Go.

Thundurus is the second member of the Forces of Nature trio from Gen 5 to become available in Pokémon Go.

Like Tornadus, Thundurus has two different formes - an Incarnate Forme and a Therian Forme. The Therian Forme for Thundurus was released during the Charge Up! event during March 2021.

Similar to other Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Thundurus appears in five-star raids. This means that if you're planning on adding Thundurus to your Pokédex, you'll need a couple of fellow trainers to assist you in battle.

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Thundurus and Therian Forme counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Here is everything you need to know about the counters and weaknesses for both Thundurus and its Therian Forme in Pokémon Go:

  • Thundurus type: Electric and flying-type
  • Thundurus is weak against: Rock and ice-type
  • Thundurus counters: Tyranitar, Rampardos, Weavile, Rhyperior, Mamoswine, Glaceon, Gigialith and Terrakion
  • Other Thundurus notes: Since there is a wider selection of powerful ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go, compared to ice-type Pokémon, it's best to focus on using them.

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

Thundurus CP in Pokémon Go

When battling and catching Thundurus in raids, you should encounter the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP - 46,044
  • Normal CP for catching Thundurus - 1911
  • Weather Boost CP (Windy) for catching Thundurus - 2389

Currently available is the Astral Eclipse event, which brings the A Cosmic Companion special research quest of the Season of Light to a close. You can also finally evolve Cosmoem into Solgaleo or Lunala! Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres.

Therian Forme Thundurus CP in Pokémon Go

If Thundurus is in it's Therian Forme you can expect it to have different CP ranges in Pokémon Go, which are:

  • Raid Boss CP - 50,369
  • Normal CP for catching Therian Forme Thundurus - 2091
  • Weather Boost CP (Windy) for catching Therian Forme Thundurus - 2614

Thundurus and Therian Forme Moveset in Pokémon Go

Thundurus can use a variety of fast and charged moves in Pokémon Go, including:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Astonish (Ghost)
  • Thunder Shock (Electric)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Brick Break (Fighting)
  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Thunder (Electric)
  • Thunder Punch (Electric)
Thundurus' Therian Forme.

If you catch a Therian Forme Thundurus, then you can expect it to have a different moveset. The moves available to Therian Forme Thundurus include:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Bite (Dark)
  • Volt Switch (Electric)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Sludge Wave (Poison)
  • Thunder (Electric)
  • Thunderbolt (Electric)

Everything we know about Thundurus

Thundurus is a member of the Forces of Nature, which is a trio of legendary Pokémon that also includes Tornadus and Landorus.

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

This trio of legendary Pokémon were inspired by kami - holy beings or spirits from Shinto mythology. Thundurus appears to have been inspired by Raijin, who was the kami of thunder and lighting.

This idea of divine inspiration is furthered by how each member of the Forces of Nature represents a different domain of the world. For Thundurus, this would be the transitional area between the land and the sky, which is symbolised by this Pokémon's connection to lighting.

Hailing from the Unova region, Thundurus originally made its first appearance in Pokémon Black and White, where, in Pokémon White, it roamed from route to route. This, however, was only for its Incarnate Forme.

The Therian Forme for Thundurus was released alongside Pokémon Dream Radar for the Nintendo 3DS.

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