All differences between Thundurus (Therian) and Thundurus (Incarnate) in Pokémon Go

They’re the same Pokémon in different forms, but unique stats.

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A new legendary Pokémon has arrived to Pokémon Go, Therian Forme Thundurus. You can encounter it in five-star raids, or as a Battle League reward, and it does look like its shiny form won’t be around when it releases. Players who regularly keep up with the game are probably turning their heads because there’s already been a Thundurus added to the game, Incarnate Forme Thundurus. These Pokémon are the same. However, Therian Forme Thundurus is a transformed version of the Incarnate Forme Thundurus. In the Pokémon games, you needed the Reveal Glass item to transform Thundurus, or the other two legendary Pokémon Landorus and Tornadus, into their Therian forms. Because the Therian Forme and Incarnate Forme are different Pokémon, how are they different in Pokémon Go, and is one better than the other? It all comes down to their stats, and their movesets. Therian Forme Thundurus does possess a unique moveset.

These are the stats for Incarnate Forme Thundurus in PvP and PvE.

  • PvP:
    • Maximum CP – 3,345
    • Attack – 222
    • Defense – 141
    • Stamina – 160
  • PvE:
    • Maximum CP – 3,782
    • Attack – 266
    • Defense – 164
    • Stamina – 188

These are the stats for Therian Forme Thundurus in PvP and PvE.

  • PvP:
    • Maximum CP – 3,659
    • Attack – 244
    • Defense – 139
    • Stamina – 160
  • PvE:
    • Maximum CP – 4,137
    • Attack – 295
    • Defense – 161
    • Stamina – 188

These Pokémon differ quite a bit when it comes to stats. It’s important to remember that they will not have the same movesets. The Therian Forme was originally believed to have the same moveset as the Incarnate Forme, but we discovered these Pokémon are different just before its release. The changes are better than we expected, with the moveset for Therian Forme Thundurus making it a powerful Electric-type Pokémon.

Therian Forme Thundurus is stronger than the Incarnate Forme Thundurus. It’s in the numbers, and if you have to choose between the two, we’re going to recommend the Therian Forme. Only the attack and defense stats change between the two, with Therian Forme Thundurus receiving more attack power and losing only two defense points.

In the grand scheme of things, those two are really nothing compared to a 22 point jump in attack. While the 22 boost in attack is not fantastic or groundbreaking, it still makes Therian Forme Thundurus better.

Overall, Therian Forme Thundurus is different from Incarnate Forme Thundurus by having a higher attack power and only slightly less defense. The defensive stat differences are minor, but the attack boost the Therian Forme has makes it a better Pokémon. When picking between these two, we recommend the Therian Forme.