Best moves for Therian Tornadus in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

These Therian stats equalize those of the Incarnate Forme.

Therian Tornadus' best moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are Extrasensory, Air Cutter, Bleakwind Storm, and Hurricane. We picked these moves based on Tornadus' base stats and the S.T.A.B (same type attack bonus). This bonus yields a 50 percent increase in damage output if the chosen move shares the Pokémon's typing.

Move NameMove TypeCategoryPowerAccuracyPP
ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial8010020
Air CutterFlyingSpecial9010025
Bleakwind StormFlyingSpecial142.5805
HurricaneFlyingSpecial1657010

Therian Tornadus' Most Powerful Moves

Since Tornadus is a flying-type Pokémon, we'll take a closer look at its best moves in question. Extrasensory is a special psychic-type move learned at level 31 (mastered at 43) with an attack power of 80—strong for a move that doesn't share the Pokémon's type. Air Cutter is a special flying-type move learned early at level 14 (mastered at 25) with a mighty attack power of 135, and it takes full advantage of the STAB. Bleakwind Storm is a special flying-type move learned last at level 52 (mastered at 65) with an immense attack power of 142.5.

Hurricane is a flying-type move and Therian Tornadus' best offensive option, learned second-to-last at level 47 (mastered at 59), with a staggering power of 165. Like Air Cutter and Bleakwind Storm, Hurricane makes great use of the STAB—and as special moves, all, they make Therian Tornadus a formidable Pokémon. After all, special attack is Therian Tornadus' best offensive stat, with its attack not far behind. The rest, especially HP, come in average or a bit below.

Related: Pokémon Legends: Arceus Type Effectiveness Guide

Therian Tornadus' Best Stats

  • Stat Total: 580
    • HP: 79
    • Attack: 100
    • Defense: 80
    • Special Attack: 110
    • Special Defense: 90
    • Speed: 121

This means special physical attacks rather than physical attacks will always be Therian Tornadus' forte in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Both stats are high, and many other powerful moves such as the physical dark-type Dark Pulse or even Giga Impact can be learned for a price from Zisu at the Training Grounds in Jubilife Village. Still, the latter requires an entire turn to recharge and would nullify the great help Therian Tornadus can provide with its highest base stat—speed—improved significantly over that of its Incarnate Forme.

Other purchased moves such as Psychic or Hyper Beam are powerful special moves and can be considered alternative options, but both have noticeably low PP and they do not take advantage of the STAB. You may find a great use for Therian Tornadus in providing excellent coverage to get you through Hisui quickly and efficiently, over a longer amount of time and with much PP to spare.

Tornadus is a part of the legendary Generation V trio, including Thundurus and Landorus, and can be found during the post-game only after getting the Reveal Glass from Cogita and completing the Pokédex entry for Enamorus. Touch Tornadus with the glass any time, and it will change between Forms. Therian Tornadus' power is high, especially as a legendary Pokémon, and would be a great choice to strengthen your party while building out your Pokédex. Be sure to also take advantage of its best nature, which adds a further 10 percent attack increase.

For more Pokémon: Legends Arceus content, check out How to Craft All Pokéballs in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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