'Pokémon Go' Therian Forme Landorus Raids: Counters and Everything You Need to Know

One aspect of the upcoming Rivals Week event in Pokémon Go is the debut of Therian Forme Landorus.

Like the Therian Formes of Thundurus and Tornadus, this variant of Landorus has a different look than its original form. Its stats will also differ, with Therian Forme Landorus having more attack, but less defense points than its usual Incarnate Forme.

Therian Forme Landorus will begin appearing in Level 5 Raids when the Rivals Week event begins on Tuesday, and if you're looking to add one to your collection, here's everything you need to know.

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Catch Therian Forme Landorus in 'Pokemon Go.' Niantic


Landorus is a Ground and Flying-type Pokémon, making it weak to just Water and Ice-type attacks. However, Ice-type moves will be four times as effective against the Legendary Pokémon, so we recommend bringing Pokémon that can use these attacks.

Pokémon Go has a number of Ice and Water-type Pokémon who can help take on Landorus, especially a few Megas.

Mega Gyarados and Blastoise are prime options for trainers looking to power up Water-type attacks against the Legendary. However, Mega Abomasnow is the best Mega Pokémon option to take on Landorus.

We do warn trainers to watch out for Therian Forme Landorus' attacks, which could include Rock and Fighting-type moves that Ice types are weak to.

There are a few Water-type Legendaries that can help you in battle, as well as some powerful and fast attacking Ice-types. Below is a list of the Pokémon and attacks trainers will want to consider taking into battle against Therian Forme Landorus.

  • Mega Abomasnow with Power Snow and Weather Ball (Ice)
  • Mega Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon/Ice Beam
  • Mega Gyarados with Waterfall and Hydro Pump
  • Mamoswine with Power Snow and Avalanche
  • Abomasnow with Powder Snow and Weather Ball (Ice)
  • Weavile with Ice Shard and Avalanche
  • Galarian Darmanitan with Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Articuno with Frost Breath and Ice Beam
  • Glaceon with Frost Breath and Avalanche
  • Cloyster with Frost Breath and Avalanche
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Blizzard


The start of Rivals Week will not just mark the arrival of Therian Forme Landorus, but the other Raids in Pokémon Go have shifted.

The contents of the Raids are not completely known, but the official Pokémon Go blog confirms some of the Pokémon that will begin appearing in Raids starting Tuesday.

Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Seviper and Zangoose will appear in Raids along with others not yet known. We'll update this section once the update has gone live.

Here's the latest rundown of which Pokémon can be found in which Raids in Pokémon Go:

Level 1

  • Skrelp
  • Clauncher

Level 3

  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Seviper
  • Zangoose

Level 5

  • Therian Forme Landorus

Mega Raids

  • Mega Gengar
  • Mega Manectric
  • Mega Lopunny

Which Pokémon are you bringing into battle against Therian Forme Landorus?