Pokemon Go Thundurus Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses and Moveset

Therian Forme Thundurus is back in raids until Apr. 12.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Therian Forme Thundurus has returned to Pokemon Go for a limited time.


Thundurus is appearing in Pokemon Go  again for a limited time. The legendary electric-type Pokemon will be available in five-star raids until Apr. 12, and this time, you'll even have a chance to encounter a shiny one. Here are some tips to help you beat and catch Thundurus before it leaves the raid rotation next week.

Thundurus raid schedule

Therian Forme Thundurus is appearing in five-star raids from Apr. 5 to Apr. 12. Your best chance to catch it will happen tomorrow, Apr. 6, during Pokemon Go's Raid Hour event. Thundurus raids will be occurring at more gyms from 6-7 p.m. local time that evening, giving you more opportunities to battle the legendary Pokemon.

Thundurus weaknesses

Regardless of which form it takes, Thundurus is an electric/flying type, which means it's vulnerable to only two types: rock and ice. Although they don't deal super-effective damage against it, ground Pokemon are also good choices to use against Thundurus, as they resist the legendary's electric-type attacks.

Best Thundurus counters

Here are some recommended Pokemon and moves to use when battling Thundurus:


  • Golem: Rock Throw, Stone Edge
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down, Stone Edge
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down, Rock Wrecker
  • Rampardos: Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Terrakion: Smack Down, Rock Slide


  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow, Avalanche
  • Weavile: Ice Shard, Avalanche
  • Glaceon: Frost Breath, Avalanche
  • Galarian Darmanitan: Ice Fang, Avalanche
  • Avalugg: Ice Fang, Avalanche

Best moves for Thundurus

Like Tornadus, Thundurus has a different move pool depending on its form. Therian Forme Thundurus will deal the most damage if you teach it the Fast Attack Volt Switch and the Charged Attack Thunderbolt, while Incarnate Forme Thundurus should know Thunder Shock and Thunder.

There are a lot of other events happening in Pokemon Go over the next few weeks, including the Spring into Spring celebration and the debut of Tapu Bulu. You can catch up on everything going on in the game this month in our Pokemon Go April events roundup.