How to beat Incarnate Forme Tornadus in Pokémon Go – Weaknesses, counters, strategies

The second Force of Nature legendary Pokémon, Tornadus, has arrived for 2021.

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There are three Forces of Nature legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Incarnate Forme Landorus made its return at the start of March 2021 and kickstarted the Season of Legends. Incarnate Forme Tornadus is returning as well, and you can battle against in five-star raids throughout your region. We highly recommend you take a team with you to defeat it, giving you the best chance to capture it at the end of the raid. There is a chance for the Incarnate Forme Tornadus to have its shiny form appear. If you’re keen on adding Incarnate Forme Tornadus to your collection and potentially its shiny version, you can battle against it from March 6 to March 11.

Incarnate Forme Tornadus weaknesses

Incarnate Forme Tornadus is a Flying-type Pokémon. It will be weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-type moves, but it’s resistant to Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground. Unlike Incarnate Forme Landorus or Thundurus, Tornadus does not have a second typing, so it’s a bit easier to figure out how to counter it in a five-star raid.

Best Pokémon to counter Incarnate Forme Tornadus

The best Pokémon we recommend you use to counter Incarnate Forme Tornadus is Electivire, Mamoswine, and Raikou.

Electivire is an Electric-type Pokémon. It’s perfect for fighting against Incarnate Forme Tornadus because of its raw strength and powerful Electric-type moves. Electivire had a Community Day close to the end of 2020, making these five-star raids a perfect time for the Pokémon to shine against it. The best moveset you can give Electivire when battling Incarnate Forme Tornadus is thunder shock for its fast move, and then wild charge and thunder punch for its charged moves.

The other Pokémon we highly recommend is Mamoswine, a Ground and Ice-type Pokémon. Mamoswine is a highly advertised Pokémon that plenty of trainers use in the Ultra and Master League. It’s one of the best Ice-type Pokémon in the game, capable of taking out players in a few moves. Because Mamoswine is a glass cannon, you have to be careful when you use it, but it’ll be a good choice against Incarnate Forme Tornadus. The best moveset Mamoswine can use in these battles features powder snow for its fast move and then avalanche and stone edge for its charged moves.

The final Pokémon we recommend you use on your team is Raikou, an Electric-type Pokémon. Raikou is also a legendary Pokémon and was featured in several five-star raids during the first part of 2021. Because of how recently it was featured in these raids, it’s likely plenty of trainers were able to capture a strong one of these, making Tornadus the ideal opportunity for Raikou to stretch its legs. The best moveset Raikou can use in these raids is volt switch for its fast move and then wild charge and thunder in its charged moves.

Top Pokémon to counter Incarnate Forme Tornadus

You also need a full team of six Pokémon to battle against Incarnate Forme Tornadus. If you still need a few Pokémon to add to your roster for the raid, we recommend these choices.

  • Rampardos
  • Galarian Darmanitan
  • Rhyperior
  • Zekrom
  • Mamoswine
  • Mega Abomasnow
  • Zapdos
  • Magnezone
  • Terrakion
  • Luxray
  • Tyranitar
  • Glaceon

Once you’ve defeated Incarnate Forme Tornadus, you’ll have a chance to capture them using Premier Balls. There’s a chance the shiny form of Tornadus will appear.