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Tornadus Raid Guide

February 1, 2020 - Jace
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Tornadus Raid Guide
Tornadus– Cyclone PokΓ©mon

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

Tornadus is weak to : Rock, Electric, Ice Damage.

Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:
Raikou, Rampardos, and Magnezone.

Tornadus 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, Tornadus will be between 1828 and 1911 cp without a weather boost. In Windy weather, Tornadus will be between 2285 and 2389 when caught.

Release History:

Tornadus In the Meta

Raid Meta -[under construction]

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Movesets

  • Hyper Beam:

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    • Rock-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
  • Dark Pulse:

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  • Hurricane:

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    • Rock-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
    • Electric-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Top Raid Counters

Raikou

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Wild Charge

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

Raikou was available during its Raid Day, so its actually very likely you are holding onto one right now. That said, it is a legendary pokemon, which are expensive to get candy for. its a top tier Electric-Type, and a decent Ghost-Type! Raikou was last a raid boss 9/2/2019 .It was last in Raids 144 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bite / Hurricane
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Resists: Flying
-With Level 35 Raikou you need 3 players.

Rampardos

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 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. This family hatches from 10K eggs.

-Best Matchup: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
-Worst Matchup: Air Slash / Grass Knot
-Resists: Normal, Flying
-Weak: Grass
-With Level 35 Rampardos you need 3 players.

Magnezone

Best Moveset: Spark / Wild Charge

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

Magnezone evolves from the Magnemite family, which is a nesting species that has been in raids in the past. It requires Magneton evolving into Magnezone underneath a Magnetic Lure Modules however- which can be purchased from the shop for 200 coins. These Lure Modules also have a chance to spawn Magnemite if you can’t find any around. Magnemite currently can be found in nests.Magneton was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bite / Hurricane
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Dark Pulse
-2xResists: Flying
-Resists: Normal, Grass
-With Level 35 Magnezone you need 3 players.

Zapdos

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Thunderbolt

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

Zapdos is a legendary Pokemon so not that easy to acquire, but has been featured as a 7 Day Field Research reward, and has gotten a Legendary Raid Day as well. Thunder Shock however is legacy, from July 2018. Zapdos was last a raid boss 9/13/2018 .It was last in Raids 498 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bite / Hurricane
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Resists: Flying, Grass
-With Level 35 Zapdos you need 3 players.

Terrakion

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 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: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Resists: Normal, Dark
-Weak: Grass
-Canceled: Flying
-With Level 35 Terrakion you need 3 players.

Electivire

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Wild Charge

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

Electabuzz is available from “Use a Super Effective Charged attack in 7 Gym battles” quests, and does nest, but hasn’t been featured much in events. You also need a Sinnoh Stone to evolve, which can be acquired at random from trainer battles. Electabuzz currently can be found in nests.Electabuzz was last a raid boss 6/18/2019 .It was last in Raids 218 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Air Slash / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
-Resists: Flying
-With Level 35 Electivire 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, Raikou) with weather bonuses:

Alternate Pokemon

Mamoswine

Best Moveset: Powder Snow / Avalanche

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 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: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Weak: Grass
-With Level 35 Mamoswine you need 3 players.

Tyranitar

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Stone Edge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 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: Bite / Hurricane
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Resists: Normal, Dark, Flying
-Weak: Grass
-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: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 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. This family hatches from 5K eggs. 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: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
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-With Level 35 Glaceon you need 3 players.

Rhyperior

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˜†

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 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bite / Hurricane
-Worst Matchup: Air Slash / Grass Knot
-Resists: Normal, Flying
-2xWeak: Grass
-With Level 35 Rhyperior you need 3 players.

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: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Resists: Dark
-With Level 35 Weavile you need 3 players.

Luxray

Best Moveset: Spark / Wild Charge

  • 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˜†

Luxray evolves from Shinx, which is a raid exclusive Pokemon; and always acquired at level 20 (or 25 if caught during rain). This makes it quite the pain to evolve. Even if you pinap every Shinx, it will still take 17 raids just to get enough base candy to Evolve it. Shinx raids have become a staple however and are pretty reliably around, and are Tier 1 raids that anyone can do. Shinx as a Buddy finds a candy every 5km, which is better than legendary Pokemon but still not great. This family hatches from 10K eggs. Shinx was last a raid boss 11/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 85 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Resists: Flying
-With Level 35 Luxray you need 3 players.

Golem_Alola_Form

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Wild Charge

  • 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: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-2xResists: Flying
-Resists: Normal
-Weak: Grass
-With Level 35 Golem_Alola_Form you need 3 players.

Mewtwo

Best Moveset: Psycho Cut / Thunderbolt

  • 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: Air Slash / Grass Knot
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Weak: Dark
-With Level 35 Mewtwo 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˜†

This family hatches from 5K eggs.

-Best Matchup: Bite / Hurricane
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Resists: Normal, Flying
-Weak: Grass
-With Level 35 Gigalith you need 3 players.

Jolteon

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Thunderbolt

  • 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: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jolteon 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, Jolteon can be acquired in one of two ways: Either, you evolve normally and have a 1/3 chance to get a Jolteon, or you use a ONE TIME USE naming trick, naming your Eevee “Sparky” prior to evolving. This family hatches from 5K eggs. 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: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
-Resists: Flying
-With Level 35 Jolteon 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: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Resists: Normal, Flying
-Canceled: Grass
-With Level 35 Aerodactyl 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: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

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

-Best Matchup: Air Slash / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Hurricane
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-With Level 35 Regigigas you need 3 players.

Arcanine

Best Moveset: Thunder Fang / Wild Charge

  • 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˜†

Growlithe currently can be found in nests.Growlithe was last a raid boss 11/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 85 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Worst Matchup: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
-Resists: Grass
-With Level 35 Arcanine you need 3 players.

Magneton

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Discharge

  • 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˜†

Magnemite currently can be found in nests.Magneton was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Bite / Hurricane
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Dark Pulse
-2xResists: Flying
-Resists: Normal, Grass
-With Level 35 Magneton you need 3 players.

Eelektross

Best Moveset: Spark / Thunderbolt

  • 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: Bite / Dark Pulse
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
-Resists: Flying
-With Level 35 Eelektross 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: Air Slash / Grass Knot
-Worst Matchup: Bite / Grass Knot
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-With Level 35 Vanilluxe you need 3 players.

Melmetal

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Thunderbolt

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

-Best Matchup: Bite / Hurricane
-Worst Matchup: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
-Resists: Normal, Flying, Grass
-With Level 35 Melmetal you need 3 players.

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