Therian Forme Tornadus Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Therian Forme Tornadus Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Appearing in Raids: March 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to March 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Last Appeared in Raids: July 18, 2021

Therian Forme Tornadus is a Flying-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region. Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Therian Forme Tornadus, how to catch it after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Cyclone Pokémon after you’ve caught it.

Which Pokémon to Use in a Therian Forme Tornadus Raid in Pokémon GO

As a Flying-type Pokémon, Therian Forme Tornadus is vulnerable to Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type attacks. When choosing six Pokémon for your Raid Battle lineup, it helps to choose Pokémon that have a Fast Attack and Charged Attack of one of these types if you want to deal as much damage as possible. It’s not necessary to choose only Electric-, Ice-, or Rock-type Pokémon, but a Pokémon that shares a type with these attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to deal an additional 20% damage.

If you have multiple Pokémon that know Electric-, Ice-, or Rock-type attacks, choose Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that speed of victory affects how many Premier Balls you will receive at the conclusion of a successful Raid Battle, so bring your strongest Pokémon and defeat Therian Forme Tornadus as quickly as possible.

Suggested Electric-type Pokémon

  • Zapdos / Shadow Zapdos (Electric/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Charge Beam (Electric), Thunder Shock (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Ancient Power (Rock), Thunder (Electric), Thunderbolt (Electric), Zap Cannon (Electric)

  • Raikou / Shadow Raikou (Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Thunder Shock (Electric), Volt Switch (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Thunder (Electric), Thunderbolt (Electric), Wild Charge (Electric)

  • Manectric / Mega Manectric (Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Charge Beam (Electric), Thunder Fang (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Thunder (Electric), Wild Charge (Electric)

  • Electivire / Shadow Electivire (Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Thunder Shock (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Ice Punch (Ice), Thunder (Electric), Thunder Punch (Electric), Wild Charge (Electric)

  • Therian Forme Thundurus (Electric/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Volt Switch (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Thunder (Electric), Thunderbolt (Electric)

  • Zekrom (Dragon/Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Charge Beam (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Wild Charge (Electric)

Suggested Ice-type Pokémon

  • Abomasnow / Mega Abomasnow (Grass/Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Powder Snow (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Weather Ball (Ice)

  • Weavile / Shadow Weavile (Dark/Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice)

  • Mamoswine / Shadow Mamoswine (Ice/Ground)

    • Fast Attack: Powder Snow (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice)

  • Galarian Darmanitan (Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Ice Fang (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Punch (Ice)

Suggested Rock-type Pokémon

  • Aerodactyl / Mega Aerodactyl (Rock/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Rock Throw (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Ancient Power (Rock), Rock Slide (Rock)

  • Tyranitar / Shadow Tyranitar (Rock/Dark)

    • Fast Attack: Smack Down (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Stone Edge (Rock)

  • Rampardos (Rock)

    • Fast Attack: Smack Down (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Rock Slide (Rock)

  • Rhyperior (Ground/Rock)

    • Fast Attack: Smack Down (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Rock Wrecker (Rock), Stone Edge (Rock)

  • Terrakion (Rock/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Smack Down (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Rock Slide (Rock)

Make the Most of Premier Balls and Berries

After a successful Therian Forme Tornadus raid, you’ll have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch it, so make each one count. You can earn extra Premier Balls by battling with friends and defeating Therian Forme Tornadus more quickly.

In an encounter with Therian Forme Tornadus, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is small enough for you to score Excellent Throws. Throwing Curveballs can improve your chances even more. But work within your abilities—if you don’t think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk missing the target ring completely.

Therian Forme Tornadus isn’t going to make it easy on you by sitting still while you’re trying to catch it. Don’t waste your Premier Balls by throwing while it’s moving around. Watch the Pokémon to get a feel for its cycle of movement and the pauses in between the cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, and then throw as it starts to grow smaller to increase your odds of making a Great Throw or an Excellent Throw.

Berries can help you catch Therian Forme Tornadus. A Razz Berry will make the Pokémon easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it much easier to catch. If you find yourself failing to land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calm the Pokémon, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make precise throws more easily. If you need extra Tornadus Candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make it easier to catch and grant you extra Candy when you catch it.

Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher have the Catch Assist Perk. If a Pokémon—even a Legendary Pokémon—deflects a Poké Ball, your buddy might bounce it back for a second catch opportunity!

Like all Legendary Pokémon, Therian Forme Tornadus is tricky to catch, so don’t be discouraged if it escapes. Get a second wind by stocking up on useful items—like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries—and try again.

What to Do with Therian Forme Tornadus Once You’ve Caught It

Therian Forme Tornadus’s Initial CP Range: 1,756–1,837

Therian Forme Tornadus’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 2,196–2,296

Available Fast Attacks: Astonish (Ghost), Gust (Flying)

Available Charged Attacks: Focus Blast (Fighting), Heat Wave (Fire), Hurricane (Flying), Psychic (Psychic)

As a Flying-type Pokémon, Therian Forme Tornadus is resistant to Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, and Bug-type attacks. With a reasonably high maximum CP and several attacks that benefit from same-type attack bonuses, Therian Forme Tornadus can help in Raid Battles against Mythical and Legendary Pokémon like Virizion and Zamazenta’s Hero of Many Battles form.

Due to Therian Forme Tornadus’s initial CP range, this Legendary Pokémon does not meet the requirements for the Great League, as only Pokémon under 1,500 CP are allowed entry. While you can bring Therian Forme Tornadus to the Great League or the Master League, it may be difficult to find the best role for it.

Gust is a solid Flying-type Fast Attack that benefits from a same-type attack bonus. And Therian Forme Tornadus does offer several types of Charged Attacks, including some that offset its own weaknesses. Focus Blast and Heat Wave are powerful counters to Ice-type Pokémon, and Focus Blast is also useful against Rock-type Pokémon. Therian Forme Tornadus’s Flying-type attacks make it a threat to GO Battle League favorites such as Swampert, Groudon, and Garchomp.

Despite these advantages and its decent Defense, Therian Forme Tornadus is not a Pokémon that is frequently seen in the GO Battle League. If you’re aiming to bring Therian Forme Tornadus to the GO Battle League, you should increase its CP and teach it a second Charged Attack. Raising its CP to its maximum requires a lot of Tornadus Candy and Stardust, so try to catch as many Tornadus as possible to help you get there faster—and don’t forget the Pinap Berries!

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and remember to check for more Pokémon GO, video game, and Pokémon TCG tips.

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