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Tornadus Incarnate Forme Duo Raid Guide

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Title
Difficulty:

Requires specific high level counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK222.10 DEF141.50
CP Range
Lvl 20 1828 - 1911 Lvl 25 2285 - 2389

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Sunny / Clear, Fog, Windy, Partly Cloudy Snow, Rain, Partly Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Air Slash Intermediate
Bite Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Hurricane Easy
Hyper Beam Easy
Dark Pulse Intermediate
Grass Knot Challenging

Overview

Tornadus is the first of the Forces of Nature to come to Pokemon Go, and it's a bit more challenging than it may seem. Many Pokemon can break the 25 DPS needed to duo, but staying alive through the battle can be a bit of a hassle. Overall, the duo is likely to be a very tight battle without much wiggle room.

Keep in mind that this guide is not a comprehensive list of Pokemon capable of a duo. Many other species are capable, though these tend to be the stand-outs.

Approach

Team composition

  • The top Electric Type Shadows stand head-and-shoulders above the rest

  • Bringing a Mega Evolution along can help with beating the clock

  • Rampardos and Zekrom are the overall best non-shadow choices

  • Tornadus' moveset can change the performance of many counters drastically

Battling strategy

  • You will need to re-enter, have a second team ready to go or be prepared to have one player after 3 faints, heal up, and re-enter in order to keep Tornadus from healing due to a full wipe

  • Aim for positive weather in order to increase your odds

  • Try to fit your counters to Tornadus' moveset, and keep weather in mind

  • Dodging is recommended in order to keep from having to relobby

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Mega Evolution Counters
Mega Manectric Mega Manectric
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Pros:

  • Top Mega Evolution in terms of DPS, hits very hard
  • Boosts team damage and Electric Type STAB
  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Mega Evolution, takes energy to activate
Mega Ampharos Mega Ampharos
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Pros:

  • Top TDO Mega Evolution counter, has great staying power
  • Boosts team damage and Electric Type STAB
  • Resists Flying Type movesets and Grass Knot

Cons:

  • Mega Evolution, takes energy to activate
Mega Abomasnow Mega Abomasnow
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Grass Knot
  • Boosts team damage and Ice Type STAB

Cons:

  • Frail and risky in this match, best only used if your raid team is leaning heavily into Ice Types, or the weather is snowy
  • Mega Evolution, takes energy to activate
  • Weak to Flying Type movesets
Counters Viable at Lv.30
ShadowElectivire Shadow Electivire
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Pros:

  • Top DPS counter for this raid for most cases
  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Somewhat frail, appreciates dodging
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
ShadowSwine Shadow Mamoswine
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Pros:

  • Strongest Ice Type, hits very hard

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Weak to Grass Knot
ShadowRaikou Shadow Raikou
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Pros:

  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
ShadowZapdos Shadow Zapdos
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Pros:

  • Resists Flying Type movesets and Grass Knot

Cons:

  • Top performance relies on its special fast move, Thunder Shock
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
ShadowMagnezone Shadow Magnezone
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Pros:

  • Outstanding overall performer due to high power and extremely long list of resistances
  • Resists Grass Knot and Hyper Beam, double resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Highest average TDO option with high DPS as well
  • Resists Grass Knot and Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
Thundurus (Therian Forme) Thundurus (Therian Forme)
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Pros:

  • Resists Grass Knot

Cons:

  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
Shadow Mewtwo Shadow Mewtwo
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Classically powerful Pokemon with outstanding utility, a very strong investment for any player

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
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Counters Viable at Lv.35
ShadowTyranitar Shadow Tyranitar
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Pros:

  • Resists everything that Tornadus has save Grass Knot

Cons:

  • Weak to Grass Knot
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
aero Shadow Aerodactyl
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Pros:

  • Resists Hyper Beam and Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
Rhyperior Rhyperior
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Pros:

  • Very bulky overall, great TDO option for most raids
  • Resists Flying Type movesets and Hyper Beam

Cons:

  • Best moveset is Elite
  • Double weak to Grass Knot
Mamoswine Mamoswine
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Cons:

  • Weak to Grass Knot
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Pros:

  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
Terrakion Terrakion
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Pros:

  • Resists Dark Type movesets

Cons:

  • Weak to Grass Knot 
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
ShadowWeavile Shadow Weavile
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Pros:

  • Resists Dark Type movesets

Cons:

  • Very frail, dodging is borderline mandatory 
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
Galarian Darmanitan Galarian Darmanitan
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Cons:

  • Frail, appreciates dodging

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