Best moveset for Incarnate Forme Tornadus in Pokémon Go

Tornadus has some work cut out for it.

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With Incarnate Forme Tornadus returning to Pokémon Go, players must consider adding this legendary Pokémon to their collection. It’s only featured in five-star raids, so if you want to defeat it in battle, we highly recommend you take with you a sizeable team of players to defeat it. Once you do, you’ll have a chance to capture it, and then you have to wade through the many choices of the best moves to teach it. Like every Pokémon in Pokémon Go, there are only a handful to pick from. Incarnate Forme Tornadus is a legendary Pokémon, meaning you need to find the best moveset to compete against some of the other best Pokémon in the game, especially in the Master and Ultra Leagues.

When considering the best moveset, you also have to know the Pokémon’s stats. For PvP, Incarnate Forme Tornadus has a maximum CP of 3,345, an attack of 222, a defense of 141, and a stamina of 160. When using it in PvE raids, Tornadus has an attack of 266, a defense of 164, and a stamina of 188.

Incarnate Forme Tornadus is a Flying-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Electric, Ice, and Rock-type moves but resistant to Bug, Grass, Ground, and Fighting-type attacks.

Because of Torandus’ higher CP, more players will likely try to use it in the Master League. However, its attack stats make it a glass cannon, and with it having a lower defense, you want to be careful with it.

These are all of the moves Tornadus can learn.

Fast moves

  • Air Slash (Flying-type) – 9 damage and 3 energy (3 damage per turn)
  • Bite (Dark-type) – 4 damage and 2 energy (2 damage per turn)

Charged moves

  • Dark Pulse (Dark-type) – 80 damage and 50 energy
  • Grass Knot (Grass-type) – 90 damage and 50 energy
  • Hurricane (Flying-type) – 110 damage and 65 energy
  • Hyper Beam (Normal-type) – 150 damage and 80 energy

When you consider the first fast move choice, we have to recommend you pick air slash. Of the two options, air slash does more damage and produces more energy, so it’s a natural choice every time for Incarnate Forme Tornadus.

When you look at the charged moves, you have to consider the choices you want to go with. We recommend you go with grass knot for your first option because the charged moves require the least amount of energy and do quite a bit of damage, especially over dark pulse. For your second charged move option for Tornadus, it’s a toss-up between dark pulse and hurricane. If you want to use Incarnate Forme Tornadus more in raids, you want to go with hurricane. However, if you plan to use Tornadus in the Ultra or Master League, dark pulse is the better option.

The problem with Incarnate Forme Tornadus is its two fast move choices don’t produce the most energy. The best choice, air slash, generates three, which is an okay amount. But for the amount of damage stat, its charged moves are lacking because air slash isn’t generating a monster amount of energy. Overall, Tornadus’ stats are fine, but its moveset is lacking, making this Pokémon the least appealing of the Forces of Nature legendary Pokémon.

The best moveset for Incarnate Forme Tornadus is air slash for its fast move, and then dark pulse and grass knot for its charged moves.