'Pokémon Go' Tornadus Therian Forme Raid: Counters and What You Need to Know

Following the arrival of Therian Forme Thundurus, the Flying-type Legendary Tornadus has arrived in Pokémon Go Raids, in its new form.

Like Thundurus, Tornadus Therian Forme has a different look than its original—Incarnate Forme. The Flying-type djinn has now taken the form of a bird, which fits its typing.

So what's the difference between the Tornadus Formes? Therian Forme Tornadus has access to different attacks than its original form. Therian Forme has Astonish and Gust as its Fast Attack options, and the following moves as its Charged Attack options: Hurricane, Heat Wave, Psychic and Focus Blast.

If you want to know your best options to take out Therian Forme Tornadus, continue reading.

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Like its Incarnate Forme, Tornadus Therian Forme is a pure Flying-type Pokémon, making it only weak to Ice, Rock and Electric-type attacks.

If you've compiled your team to take on Tornadus a few weeks back, you should be ready to enter Level 5 Raids and battle Tornadus Therian Forme. However, you'll need to be aware of Tornadus' Charged Attacks—especially if it has Focus Blast or Heat Wave.

Focus Blast and Heat Wave will spell trouble for your Ice-type Pokémon, with the former also being super-effective against Rock-type Pokémon.

However, Mega Manectric has been added to Pokémon Go since Tornadus first appeared in Raids, so that gives trainers more options to take into battle. Mega Manectric, and Mega Ampharos, will increase the power of Electric-type attacks while Mega Abomasnow will increase Ice-type attacks.

Consider them and these options before going into battle against Therian Forme Tornadus:

  • Mega Abomasnow with Power Snow and Weather Ball (Ice)
  • Mega Ampharos with Charge Beam and Thunder Punch
  • Mega Manectric with Charge Beam and Thunder
  • Mamoswine with Power Snow and Avalanche
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Stone Edge
  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Abomasnow with Powder Snow and Weather Ball (Ice)
  • Raikou with Thundershock and Wild Charge
  • Weavile with Ice Shard and Avalanche
  • Galarian Darmanitan with Ice Fang and Avalanche


The Raids in Pokémon Go have updated with the arrival of Tornadus Therian Forme. Its arrival has brought plenty of Electric and Rock-type Pokémon that will help trainers succeed in defeating Tornadus Therian Forme.

If you're having trouble rounding out your team to take on Tornadus, you'll want to consider catching Roggenrola, which evolves into Gigalith, and Magneton, which evolves into the powerful Magnezone.

Here's the current Raids in Pokémon Go with the arrival of Therian Forme Tornadus:

Level 1

  • Voltorb
  • Shinx
  • Tynamo
  • Klink
  • Roggenrola

Level 3

  • Magneton
  • Aerodactyl
  • Aggron
  • Drifblim
  • Tranquil

Level 5

  • Therian Forme Tornadus

Mega Raids

  • Mega Houndoom
  • Mega Manectric
  • Mega Abomasnow

Which Pokémon are you taking into battle against Tornadus Therian Forme? Let us know in the comments section.