Pokémon Go Thundurus raid guide: best counters and movesets

Pokémon Go Thundurus raid guide: best counters and movesets

Thundurus has dropped in and joined Pokémon Go’s five star Legendary raid rotation.

Just like the other Forces of Nature, Thundurus has two forms: the human-like Incarnate Forme and the bird-like Therian Forme. The typing of the Pokémon doesn’t change between forms, so all these counters should work no matter what. The Therian Forme has yet to make a debut in Pokémon Go.

Thundurus is only weak against rock– and ice-type Pokémon, so consider using any of the following:

  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Stone Edge
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker

If you’re having trouble, remember to use weather boosts to turn the tides in your favor. Rain will boost electric-type moves and partly cloudy weather will boost rock-type moves.

Lucky players may find Thundurus Shiny. If you do, note that you will catch the Shiny Thundurus on the first Poké Ball that lands, guaranteed. That being said, make sure to use Pinap Berries on it to increase your candy count.

Shiny Thundurus with its normal form. Shiny Thundurus is a slightly darker blue and its spots are purple. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

The best moveset on Thundurus is Thunder Shock and Thunder, though it’s not that great of an PvE attacker. However, it does have a high attack stat and its downfall is its limited moveset. If Niantic decides to add better electric-type moves to its pool in the future, it’ll be a great attacker, so consider picking one or two up and holding on to it, just in case.

For more information on raids, check out our guide here.