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Tornadus Incarnate Forme Duo Raid Guide

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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, it's 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

  • Rampardos smashes Tornadus and should be front-loaded for maximum performance

  • Magnezone is generally fantastic, resisting the majority of Tornadus' moves while hitting back hard.

  • 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

  • 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

Supreme Counters
Rampardos Rampardos
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Pros:

  • Highest DPS by a decent margin, helps get ahead of the clock
  • Resists Flying Type movesets and Hyper Beam
  • Has been featured in an event in the past, making it generally available for trades between long-term players

Cons:

  • Fairly fragile, benefits from dodging
  • Grass Knot is a huge threat that can end it very quickly
Magnezone Magnezone
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Pros:

  • Tank-level TDO with high DPS, a fantastic overall counter that compliments Rampardos perfectly
  • Resists everything that Tornadus has save Dark Type movesets
  • Fairly common species, has been featured in raids, events, and has generally been available since day one
Good Counters
Electivire Electivire
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Pros:

  • High overall performer with good DPS
  • Resists Flying Type movesets
  • Good general availability, species has been featured in a few events and has been available since day one

Cons:

  • Somewhat frail, appreciates dodging
Mamoswine Mamoswine
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Pros:

  • Good overall performer with high general utility
  • Good general availability, has been featured in its own community day and pre-evolution has been a fairly common raid boss

Cons:

  • Weak to Grass Knot
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Pros:

  • Basically the same as Electvire, but with slightly higher TDO and slightly lower DPS

Cons:

  • Legendary species, can be costly to raise
Terrakion Terrakion
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Pros:

  • Resists Hyper Beam

Cons:

  • Weak to Grass Knot
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Pros:

  • Historically, one of the most common Legendary Pokemon
  • Resists Flying Type movesets and Grass Knot

Cons:

  • Top performance relies on its special fast move, Thunder Shock
  • Legendary species, can be costly to raise
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Pros:

  • Resists Flying Type movesets
  • Generally good availability as it has been a long-term raid boss
Glass Counters
Deoxys Deoxys (Normal Forme)
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Cons:

  • Very frail, virtually requires dodging to be worth using
  • Mythic species, can be costly to raise and can't be traded
  • Weak to Dark Type movesets
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Pros:

  • Resists Dark Type movesets
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Tank Counters
Tyranitar Tyranitar
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Pros:

  • Overall bulky counter, safe for most movesets
  • Historically has been very available and obtainable
  • Resists Flying type movesets, Dark type movesets, and Hyper Beam

Cons:

  • Requires Community Day move to be worthwhile
  • Weak to Grass Knot

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