Tornadus is storming into Pokémon Go’s tier five raids until Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. ET.
The flying-type Legendary Pokémon is the first of the Force of Nature trio to appear in the game, which means Thundurus and Landorus will likely follow in raids after Tornadus leaves.
Tornadus actually has two forms: the human-like Incarnate Forme and the bird-like Therian Forme. Both forms have the same typing, but with different stats, so this guide will work on Tornadus no matter what form its in. Therian Forme Tornadus has yet to be added to Pokémon Go.
Since Tornadus is a pure flying-type, it’s weak against rock-, electric-, and ice-type moves. Consider using 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 also utilize weather boosts to give you an edge in your hunt. Snow will boost ice-type moves, rain will boost electric-type moves, and partly cloudy weather will boost rock-type moves.
The best moveset for Tornadus is Air Slash paired with Hurricane, though even with this moveset, it’s not a great flying-type attacker. The best flying-type attacker is Moltres with Wing Attack and Sky Attack, though if you missed your chance for the Legendary bird, Honchkrow with Peck and Sky Attack will get the job done.
For more information on raids, check out our guide here.