Pokémon Go Tornadus raid guide: best counters and movesets

Tornadus has actually stormed into Pokémon Go’s tier 5 Famous raid rotation.

Tornadus really has 2 kinds: the human-like Incarnate Forme and the bird-like Therian Forme. Both kinds have the very same typing, however with various statistics, so this guide will work on Tornadus no matter what kind its in. Therian Forme Tornadus has yet to be contributed to Pokémon Go.

Because Tornadus is a pure flying-type, it’s weak versus rock-, electrical-, and ice-type relocations. Think about utilizing any of the following Pokémon when taking it on:

  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Electivire with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Stone Edge

You can likewise use weather condition increases to provide you an edge in your hunt. Snow will improve ice-type relocations, rain will improve electric-type relocations, and partially cloudy weather condition will improve rock-type relocations.

If you’re fortunate, you can discover Tornadus Shiny. If you do discover it Shiny, you will capture it ensured, as long as you land a Poké Ball. Use Pinap Berries to increase your sweet count if you handle to discover a Shiny one.

Shiny Tornadus with its regular form. Shiny Tornadus has blue spots and tails instead of purple.

Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Business

The very best moveset for Tornadus is Air Slash paired with Cyclone, though even with this moveset, it’s not a terrific flying-type opponent. The very best flying-type opponent is Moltres with Wing Attack and Sky Attack, though if you missed your possibility for the Famous bird, Honchkrow with Peck and Sky Attack will get the job done.

To learn more on raids, take a look at our guide here.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.