Best Moves for Tornadus in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Choose the best for the "Cyclone" Pokémon.

Tornadus' best moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are Extrasensory, Crunch, Bleakwind Storm 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
CrunchDarkPhysical8010015
Bleakwind StormFlyingSpecial142.5805
HurricaneFlyingSpecial1657010

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. Crunch is a physical dark-type move learned at level 41 (mastered at 54) with an attack power of 80—strong for a move that doesn't share the Pokémon's type. Bleakwind Storm is a special flying-type move, and Tornadus' last learned at level 52 (mastered at 65) with an attack power of 142.5 that takes full advantage of the STAB.

Hurricane is a special flying-type move and Tornadus' best offensive option, learned at level 47 (mastered at 59), with a staggering power of 165. Like Bleakwind Storm, Hurricane makes great use of the STAB, and its power is even stronger as a special move. After all, Tornadus' strength lies in its special attack power, but this Pokémon's raw attack stat follows not too far behind. The rest, especially HP, come in either average or a bit below.

Related: Pokémon Legends: Arceus Type Effectiveness Guide

Tornadus' Best Stats

  • Stat Total: 580
    • HP: 79
    • Attack: 115
    • Defense: 70
    • Special Attack: 125
    • Special Defense: 80
    • Speed: 111

This means special attacks rather than physical attacks should usually be Tornadus' forte in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but not by much. Both stats are incredibly high, and many other powerful moves such as 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 any help Tornadus can provide with its good speed base stat. Dark Pulse, meanwhile, could be a viable replacement for Crunch.

Other purchased moves such as Psychic or Hyper Beam are powerful moves and can be considered alternate options for extrasensory, but both options have noticeably low PP. You may find a great use for Tornadus in providing excellent coverage to get you through Hisui quickly and efficiently, over a longer amount of time and with 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 in blizzard conditions in the Bonechill Wastes of the Alabaster Icelands. Stun it with items while dodging its attacks to coax it into battle. 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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