How to get Tornadus in Pokemon Go: Can it be shiny & best counters for 5-Star Raid
Pokemon Go brought back the highly requested Legendary Pokemon from the Unova Region Tornadus for limited-time 5-Star Raids, so here’s how to beat and catch it.
Season 10 of Pokemon Go titled Rising Heroes is live and the first 5-Star Raid is headlined by Legendary Pokemon Tornadus. Players can tackle this particular challenge for a chance to catch the Unova Pokemon in its Incarnate Forme.
Here you’ll find all of Tornadus’ weaknesses as well as the best counters for the 5-Star Raid.
How to get Tornadus in Pokemon Go
The only way to get Tornadus in Pokemon Go is by defeating it in its 5-Star Raid and catching it afterward. Some Legendary Pokemon return to the game after a while with easier challenges, but this is the only way to get Tornadus so far.
The 5-Star Raids are ongoing and players have a chance to encounter a shiny Tornadus, so be on the lookout.
All Tornadus weaknesses & best counters in Pokemon Go
Tornadus is a Flying-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Electric, Rock, and Ice-type attacks. It’s recommended to face this 5-Star Raid with at least three high leveled trainers, but it can also be attainable with a group of 5 to 7 lower-level Pokemon Go players.
While you have three Pokemon types to choose from, your best option for taking down Tornadus is going with pure Electric and Ice-type Pokemon. Rock-type Pokemon will be vulnerable to Tornadus’ Charged Move Grass Knot, so you should probably avoid that category.
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With that said, some of the best counters for this Raid include Manectric, Ampharos, Glalie, Abomasnow, Xurkitree, Zekrom, Electivire, Galarian Darmanitan, Raikou, Zapdos, and Magnezone. Mamoswine could be a good option to deal massive damage but beware of its dual Ground and Ice-typing since it will also be weak against Grass Knot.
If you have Mega Energy to evolve any of these counters during the Raid, Tornadus is a worthy opponent to use it against.
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