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Tornadus reaches level 5 raids in Pokémon Go, so we'll need a good team to defeat him. We are going to know the best counters against Tornadus available in Pokémon Go, which will facilitate the fight.
Tornadus is a Flying type, so we have to choose Electric, Ice type counters and Rock, and use attacks (charged and fast) of the same types if we want them to be super effective.
Tornadus has Normal, Flying, Dark, and Grass-type moves in its arsenal. This last case would be the most problematic, since it would do a lot of damage to Ice and Rock, with which only the Lightning type would be completely safe.
The Avatar and Totem forms of Tornadus share the same characteristics, so the formation for Pokémon Go raids does not need to be adapted, we can use the same counters.
As always, we should use an IV calculator like Calcy to see which of our pokémon have the most fighting potential, expressed by IV values. We will reinforce them with candies and stellar dust, thus increasing their Combat Points (CP).
With all this in mind, let's look at the counters for Tornadus with the appropriate attacks, which are as follows:
- Raikou with Thundershock and Cruel Volt.
- Magnezone with Spark and Cruel Volt.
- Zapdos with Thundershock and Lightning.
- Electivire with Thundershock and Cruel Volt.
- Rampardos with Antiaircraft and Avalanche.
- Terrakion with Anti-Aircraft and Avalanche.
- Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche.
- Tyranitar with Anti-Aircraft and Sharp Rock.
- Rhyperior with Anti-Aircraft and Sharp Rock.
- Weavile with Ice Song and Avalanche.
With only 3 trainers of a high level Tornadus can be defeated using proper counters (with their CP reinforced). To play it safe, we recommend a team of 4 to 6 high-level players, or of 7 to 9 high-level players low level.
Tornadus is boosted when the weather in Pokémon Go is windy.
Tornadus, the Whirlwind Pokémon
Tornadus is a legendary Pokémon that appeared in the fifth generation (Unova/Unova). It is number 147 in the regional Pokédex of the Pokémon Black/White games, released in 2010 for the Nintendo DS, and number 641 in the National Pokédex
He is part of the Cloud Trio along with Thundurus and Landorus, with an appearance similar to that of a mythological genius, who moves always on top of a cloud. All three have an Avatar form (with a genius aspect) and a Totem form (with an animal aspect).
You can imagine that the rest of the Cloud Trio will appear in Pokémon Go raids in the coming months. In any case, we must think that the fifth generation has 9 legendary and 4 rare, so they may still take time to arrive.
With this list of counters it should be easy to beat Tornadus, which for now does not have its shiny (or variocolor) version available. Now, with the arrival of the Battle League in Pokémon Go, we will not lack entertainment in the game for a long time.
What do you think of these counters? Will you bet on Electric Pokémon like Raikou and Magnezone?