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Tornadus (Therian) Raid Guide

March 16, 2021 - Jace
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Tornadus (Therian) is weak to the following types: x1 Electric, x1 Ice, x1 Rock. Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:Zekrom, Rampardos and Raikou. Tornadus (Therian) 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 (Therian) will be between 1756 and 1837 cp without a weather boost. In Windy weather, Tornadus (Therian) will be between 2196 and 2296 when caught.


There are a couple classes of unique pokemon that are more difficult to use than others, they have been filtered out here to not clog up the counters too much. These pokemon are much more resource expensive than other options.
 • Shadow Raikou– Best in General simulations.
 • Shadow Magnezone– Great in General simulations.
 • Shadow Zapdos– Great in General simulations.
 • Shadow Electivire– Great in General simulations.
 • Shadow Mamoswine– Great in General simulations.
Less relavant Shadow and Mega Pokemon:Shadow Tyranitar, Shadow Weavile, Mega Ampharos, Mega Abomasnow, Shadow Mewtwo, Shadow Arcanine, Shadow Magneton, Shadow Articuno, Mega Gengar, Mega Charizard Y, Shadow Porygon-Z, Shadow Ampharos, Shadow Metagross, Shadow Salamence, Shadow Abomasnow, Shadow Dragonite
Sorted Easiest to Hardest.

Hyper Beam:

  • Rock-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance

Dark Pulse:

Grass Knot:

  • Rock-Types are hit for 💥 Weakness

Hurricane:

  • Rock-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance
  • Electric-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance
Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option (in this case, Zekrom) with weather bonuses:
PokemonWeatherFast MoveCharge MoveEstimator
Zekrom☔️RainyCharge BeamWild Charge1.6
Rampardos⛅️Partly CloudySmack DownRock Slide1.7
Electivire☔️RainyThunder ShockWild Charge1.8
Galarian Darmanitan❄️SnowIce FangAvalanche1.8
Raikou☔️RainyVolt SwitchWild Charge1.8
Rhyperior⛅️Partly CloudySmack DownRock Wrecker1.8
Magnezone☔️RainySparkWild Charge1.8
Zapdos☔️RainyThunder ShockThunderbolt1.8
Terrakion⛅️Partly CloudySmack DownRock Slide1.8
Luxray☔️RainySparkWild Charge1.9
Tyranitar⛅️Partly CloudySmack DownStone Edge1.9
Mamoswine❄️SnowPowder SnowAvalanche1.9
#1 Zekrom
Charge Beam
Wild Charge
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Zekrom you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Bite / Hyper Beam
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying, Grass
#2 Rampardos
Smack Down
Rock Slide
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐
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. With Level 35 Rampardos you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Hyper Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Normal, Flying
• 1× Weak: Grass
#3 Raikou
Thunder Shock
Wild Charge
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
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! With Level 35 Raikou you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Volt Switch
Alternative Charge Moves: Thunderbolt
Best Estimator VS: Bite / Hyper Beam
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying
#4 Electivire
Thunder Shock
Wild Charge
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐
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. With Level 35 Electivire you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Hurricane
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying
#5 Magnezone
Spark
Wild Charge
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
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. With Level 35 Magnezone you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Charge Beam
Best Estimator VS: Bite / Dark Pulse
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 2× Resists: Flying
• 1× Resists: Normal, Grass
#6 Rhyperior
Smack Down
Rock Wrecker
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
With Level 35 Rhyperior you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Hyper Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Normal, Flying
• 2× Weak: Grass
#7 Terrakion
Smack Down
Rock Slide
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Best Rock Type in terms of survivability and TDO. DPS is usually edged out by the glass cannon Rampardos With Level 35 Terrakion you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Normal, Dark
• 1× Weak: Grass
#8 Zapdos
Thunder Shock
Thunderbolt
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
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. With Level 35 Zapdos you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Charge Beam
Alternative Charge Moves: Zap Cannon
Best Estimator VS: Bite / Hyper Beam
Best Ranking VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying, Grass
#9
Thunder Shock
Thunder Punch
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 you need 3 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Thunder
Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
Best Ranking VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying, Grass
#10 Galarian Darmanitan
Ice Fang
Avalanche
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Galarian Darmanitan you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Dark Pulse
Type Interactions:
• No Type Interactions
#11 Tyranitar
Smack Down
Stone Edge
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐
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. With Level 35 Tyranitar you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Hyper Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Normal, Dark, Flying
• 1× Weak: Grass
#12
Rock Throw
Rock Slide
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Bite / Hurricane
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• No Type Interactions
#13 Mamoswine
Powder Snow
Avalanche
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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. With Level 35 Mamoswine you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Dark Pulse
Type Interactions:
• 1× Weak: Grass
#14 Luxray
Spark
Wild Charge
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
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. With Level 35 Luxray you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Snarl, Hidden Power Ice, Hidden Power Rock, Hidden Power Electric
Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying
#15 Glaceon
Frost Breath
Avalanche
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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. With Level 35 Glaceon you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Ice Shard
Alternative Charge Moves: Ice Beam
Best Estimator VS: Bite / Hurricane
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• No Type Interactions
#16 Weavile
Ice Shard
Avalanche
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Weavile you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Snarl
Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Dark
#17 Alolan Golem
Rock Throw
Wild Charge
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐
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. With Level 35 Alolan Golem you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Volt Switch
Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Hyper Beam
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Hurricane
Type Interactions:
• 2× Resists: Flying
• 1× Resists: Normal
• 1× Weak: Grass
#18 Mewtwo
Confusion
Thunderbolt
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Mewtwo you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Psycho Cut
Alternative Charge Moves: Psystrike, Ice Beam
Best Estimator VS: Bite / Hurricane
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 1× Weak: Dark
#19 Aerodactyl
Rock Throw
Rock Slide
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Aerodactyl is an occasional 3 star raid boss, and possible reward in the “Evolve a Pokemon Using an Item” and “complete five Raids” Quests. With Level 35 Aerodactyl you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Hurricane
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Normal, Flying
#20 Thundurus
Thunder Shock
Thunder Punch
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Thundurus you need 3 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Thunder
Best Estimator VS: Bite / Hyper Beam
Best Ranking VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying, Grass
#21 Gigalith
Smack Down
Rock Slide
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Gigalith you need 3 players.

Best Estimator VS: Bite / Hurricane
Best Ranking VS: Air Slash / Dark Pulse
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Normal, Flying
• 1× Weak: Grass
#22 Jolteon
Volt Switch
Thunderbolt
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Jolteon you need 3 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Thunder Shock
Alternative Charge Moves: Discharge
Best Estimator VS: Bite / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Hurricane
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying
#23 Zebstrika
Spark
Wild Charge
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
With Level 35 Zebstrika you need 3 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Discharge
Best Estimator VS: Air Slash / Grass Knot
Best Ranking VS: Bite / Hyper Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Flying

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