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Thundurus Raid Guide

March 1, 2020 - Jace
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Thundurus Raid Guide
Thundurus– Bolt Strike PokΓ©mon

 

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Thundurus is a dual-type Electric/Flying Legendary PokΓ©mon introduced in Generation V.

 

Thundurus is weak to : Rock, Ice Damage.

 

Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:
Rampardos, Mamoswine, and Terrakion.

 

Thundurus can be beaten by 2 players in optimal weather, with max friendship and perfect level 40 counters or by 4 unfriended players using level 20 counters from this guide. When caught, Thundurus will be between 1828 and 1911 cp without a weather boost. In Rainy weather, Thundurus will be between 2285 and 2389 when caught.

 

Release History:

 

  • March 2 –Β  ??? (Possibly March 31st) 2020

 

Thundurus In the Meta

 

Raid Meta –

 

[under construction]

 

Thunderus is a perfectly usable Electric-Type, but they are held back by it’s moveset. You want Wild Charge, or at least Thunderbolt to be great. It has a interesting niche however, as an Electric-Type without a Ground weakness-but thats a role better occupied by Zapdos. Perfectly fine, but not challeneging the existing best Electric.
[#table id=Rank_Electric/]

 

Movesets

 

  • Thunder Punch:

    • [Under Construction]

 

  • Thunder:

    • [Under Construction]

 

  • Brick Break:

    • [Under Construction]
    • Rock-Types are hit for πŸ’₯ Weakness
    • Ice-Types are hit for πŸ’₯ Weakness

 

Top Raid Counters

 

Rampardos

 

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Rock Slide

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Rampardos is very difficult to acquire being fairly new and only having been featured briefly in one quest as Cranidos. its the highest DPS Rock Type.

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Brick Break
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Thunder
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Rampardos you need 2 players.

 

Rhyperior

 

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Rock Wrecker (Legacy)

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

 

Rhydon is very common and boosted in Sunny, but Rhyperior is a Sinnoh Stone evolution Pokemon. Rhyhorn currently can be found in nests.Rhydon was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 . In February 2020 it got the legacy move Rock Wrecker for community day, but if you don’t have one of those, Stone edge only drops them to 5th place.

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Crunch
-2xResists: Electric
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Rhyperior you need 3 players.

 

Mamoswine

 

Best Moveset: Powder Snow / Avalanche

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

 

Mamoswine evolves from Swinub which is a nesting species that has been in raids in the past. Swinub can also be found in Nests. It does however require a Sinnoh Stone to evolve which can be acquired randomly from your first trainer battle every day. Swinub has gotten a community day (February 2019) and was also featured in Christmas events. Finally, Swinub can also spawn in the pool of Pokemon from Glacial Lure Modules, which you can get from the shop for 200 coins. Swinub currently can be found in nests.Piloswine was last a raid boss 11/1/2019 .It was last in Raids 88 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Crunch
-2xResists: Electric
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Mamoswine you need 3 players.

 

Terrakion

 

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Rock Slide

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

 

Best Rock Type in terms of survivability and TDO. DPS is usually edged out by the glass cannon Rampardos

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Resists: Dark
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Terrakion you need 3 players.

 

Tyranitar

 

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Stone Edge

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Accessibility will be a bit tough if you are only starting now as Larvitars do not nest and are rare. They are also in 10k eggs. Tier 4 Tyranitar Raids were a staple for quite a while, however. Larvitar can be found in ‘Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row’ Quests. The family was last in raid bosses during Water Festival in Sept 2019. Larvitar community day (the only time you could get Smack Down) was June 2018. It isn’t the highest raw DPS Dark-Type anymore, but it has a ton of bulk on top of near optimal DPS. Weavile and Honchkrow trade with it depending on the matchup.
Tyranitar was last a raid boss 11/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 85 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Brick Break
-Resists: Dark
-2xWeak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Tyranitar you need 3 players.

 

Glaceon

 

Best Moveset: Frost Breath / Avalanche

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

 

Glaceon evolves from Eevee, which is a nesting species, who has also been featured in community day, AND in many many events. Eevee is also just a decently common Pokemon in general, with even increased spawns in Partly Cloudy weather which is fairly common. If all else fails, you can acquire a shiny Eevee from the “Jump Start” Special Research quest part 4/6. Eevee is also a quest reward for the “Evolve a Pokemon” Field Research quests. “A Ripple in Time” Special Research also rewards a normal Eevee in both part 3 and part 4. After acquiring enough Eevee candy, Glaceon can be acquired in one of two ways: Either, you get a Glacial Lure Module and evolve Eevee while within its boundaries, or you use a ONE TIME USE naming trick, naming your Eevee “Rea” prior to evolving. Eevee currently can be found in nests.Flareon was last a raid boss 11/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 85 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Glaceon you need 3 players.

 

Weather

 

Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option (in this case, Rampardos) with weather bonuses:

 

Alternate Pokemon

 

Weavile

 

Best Moveset: Ice Shard / Avalanche

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Sneasel currently can be found in nests.Sneasel was last a raid boss 11/1/2019 .It was last in Raids 88 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Brick Break
-Resists: Dark
-2xWeak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Weavile you need 3 players.

 

Mewtwo

 

Best Moveset: Psycho Cut / Ice Beam

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Mewtwo was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Brick Break
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Resists: Fighting
-Weak: Dark
-With Level 35 Mewtwo you need 3 players.

 

Regigigas

 

Best Moveset: Hidden Power Rock / Giga Impact

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Regigigas is only available in the paid “Collosas Discovery” research event, and following that, EX Raids.

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Regigigas you need 3 players.

 

Gigalith

 

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Rock Slide

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Gigalith you need 3 players.

 

Jynx

 

Best Moveset: Frost Breath / Avalanche

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

 

Jynx is available in Win 3 Gym Battles Quests, and is a nesting species. Jynx has had increased spawns during winter ice type events as well, and is nice in that you can catch it at a high level in the wild and not need to evolve. Jynx currently can be found in nests.Jynx was last a raid boss 8/31/2019 .It was last in Raids 151 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Brick Break
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
-Weak: Dark
-Canceled: Fighting
-With Level 35 Jynx you need 3 players.

 

Golem

 

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Stone Edge

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Geodude are not too much of a pain to acquire for most people and exist in research rewards as well. Hunt down a nest or play in partly cloudy will be enough for many to get Golem. Geodude can be in “Make 5 Nice Throws” quests. Golem was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Thunder
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Brick Break
-2xResists: Electric
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Golem you need 3 players.

 

Golem_Alola_Form

 

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Stone Edge

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Alolan Geodude can be found in the wild and in 7k eggs. To get a 7k egg. 7k Eggs are added at random from opening gifts when you have an open Egg Inventory Slot, and when hatched will be marked as the location where the Gift originated from. Alolan Geodude were incredibly common during the 3rd Anniversary Pokemon Go Event. Alolan Geodude spawn from Magnetic Lure Modules as well.

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Brick Break
-Resists: Electric
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Golem_Alola_Form you need 3 players.

 

Vanilluxe

 

Best Moveset: Frost Breath / Blizzard

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Vanilluxe you need 3 players.

 

Beartic

 

Best Moveset: Powder Snow / Ice Punch

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Beartic you need 3 players.

 

Darmanitan

 

Best Moveset: Fire Fang / Rock Slide

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Brick Break
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
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-With Level 35 Darmanitan you need 3 players.

 

Aerodactyl

 

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Rock Slide

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

 

Aerodactyl is an occasional 3 star raid boss, and possible reward in the “Evolve a Pokemon Using an Item” and “complete five Raids” Quests. 10k Egg Hatch. Aerodactyl was last a raid boss 11/1/2019 .It was last in Raids 88 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Brick Break
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Thunder
-Weak: Electric
-Canceled: Fighting
-With Level 35 Aerodactyl you need 3 players.

 

Darmanitan_Zen_Form

 

Best Moveset: Fire Fang / Rock Slide

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

-Best Matchup: Thunder Shock / Brick Break
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Thunder
-Resists: Fighting
-Weak: Dark
-With Level 35 Darmanitan_Zen_Form you need 3 players.

 

Porygon_Z

 

Best Moveset: Hidden Power Rock / Blizzard

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Porygon was last a raid boss 2/13/2019 .It was last in Raids 343 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Astonish / Thunder
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Porygon_Z you need 3 players.

 

Piloswine

 

Best Moveset: Ice Shard / Avalanche

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Swinub currently can be found in nests.Piloswine was last a raid boss 11/1/2019 .It was last in Raids 88 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Thunder
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Brick Break
-2xResists: Electric
-Weak: Fighting
-With Level 35 Piloswine you need 3 players.

 

Articuno

 

Best Moveset: Frost Breath / Ice Beam

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Articuno was last a raid boss 9/13/2018 .It was last in Raids 498 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Brick Break
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Weak: Electric
-Canceled: Fighting
-With Level 35 Articuno you need 3 players.

 

Omastar

 

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Rock Slide

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

One of the absolute oldest legacy moves and extremely unlikely to ever return. Omastar has never been able to learn this moveset in the main games. Omanyte currently can be found in nests.Omanyte was last a raid boss 6/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 233 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Crunch
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Weak: Electric, Fighting
-With Level 35 Omastar you need 3 players.

 

Rayquaza

 

Best Moveset: Dragon Tail / Ancient Power

 

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

 

Rayquaza was last a raid boss 8/31/2019 .It was last in Raids 151 days ago.

 

-Best Matchup: Astonish / Brick Break
-Worst Matchup: Thunder Shock / Thunder
-Resists: Fighting
-Canceled: Electric
-With Level 35 Rayquaza you need 3 players.

 

Miscelaneous Analysis

 

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