Therian Forme Thundurus Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips: Which Pokémon to use in a Therian Forme Thundurus Raid, how to make the most of Premier Balls and Berries, and what to do with Therian Forme Thundurus once you’ve caught it

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Appearing in Raids: April 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to April 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Last Appeared in Raids: July 18, 2021



Therian Forme Thundurus is an Electric- and Flying-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region. The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. Countless charred remains mar the landscape of places through which Thundurus has passed. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Therian Forme Thundurus, how to catch it after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Bolt Strike Pokémon after you’ve caught it.


Which Pokémon to Use in a Therian Forme Thundurus Raid in Pokémon GO

As an Electric- and Flying-type Pokémon, Therian Forme Thundurus is vulnerable to Ice- and Rock-type attacks. When selecting Pokémon for your Therian Forme Thundurus Raid Battle lineup, it helps to choose Pokémon that have a Fast Attack and Charged Attack of one of these types if you want to deal as much damage as possible. It’s not necessary to choose only Ice- or Rock-type Pokémon, but a Pokémon that shares a type with these attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to deal an additional 20% damage.

If you have multiple Pokémon that know Ice- or Rock-type attacks, choose Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that speed of victory affects how many Premier Balls you will receive at the conclusion of a successful Raid Battle, so bring your strongest Pokémon and defeat Therian Forme Thundurus as quickly as you can.


Suggested Ice-type Pokémon

  • Articuno (Ice/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Ancient Power (Rock), Blizzard (Ice), Ice Beam (Ice), Icy Wind (Ice)

  • Abomasnow / Mega Abomasnow (Grass/Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Powder Snow (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Blizzard (Ice), Weather Ball (Ice)

  • Weavile / Shadow Weavile (Dark/Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice)

  • Glaceon (Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Frost Breath (Ice), Ice Shard (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Beam (Ice), Icy Wind (Ice)

  • Mamoswine / Shadow Mamoswine (Ice/Ground)

    • Fast Attack: Powder Snow (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Ancient Power (Rock), Avalanche (Ice), Stone Edge (Rock)

  • Galarian Darmanitan (Ice)

    • Fast Attack: Ice Fang (Ice)

    • Charged Attack: Avalanche (Ice), Ice Punch (Ice)

Suggested Rock-type Pokémon

  • Alolan Golem (Rock/Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Rock Throw (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Rock Blast (Rock), Stone Edge (Rock)

  • Aerodactyl / Mega Aerodactyl (Rock/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Rock Throw (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Ancient Power (Rock), Rock Slide (Rock)

  • Tyranitar / Shadow Tyranitar (Rock/Dark)

    • Fast Attack: Smack Down (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Stone Edge (Rock)

  • Rampardos (Rock)

    • Fast Attack: Smack Down (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Rock Slide (Rock)

  • Rhyperior (Ground/Rock)

    • Fast Attack: Smack Down (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Rock Wrecker (Rock), Stone Edge (Rock)

  • Terrakion (Rock/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Smack Down (Rock)

    • Charged Attack: Rock Slide (Rock)

Other Pokémon

  • Mewtwo / Shadow Mewtwo (Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Confusion (Psychic), Psycho Cut (Psychic)

    • Charged Attack: Ice Beam (Ice)

Make the Most of Premier Balls and Berries

After a successful Therian Forme Thundurus raid, you’ll have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch this Legendary Pokémon, so make each one count. You can earn extra Premier Balls by battling with friends and defeating Therian Forme Thundurus more quickly.

In an encounter with Therian Forme Thundurus, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is small enough for you score Excellent Throws. Throwing Curveballs can improve your chances even more. But work within your abilities—if you don’t think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk missing the target ring completely.

Therian Forme Thundurus isn’t going to make it easy on you by sitting still while you’re trying to catch it. Don’t waste your Premier Balls by throwing while it’s moving around. Watch the Pokémon to get a feel for its cycle of movement and the pauses in between the cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, and then throw as it starts to grow smaller to increase your odds of making a Great Throw or an Excellent Throw.

Berries can help you catch Therian Forme Thundurus. A Razz Berry will make it easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it much easier to catch. If you find yourself failing to land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calm Therian Forme Thundurus, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make precise throws more easily. If you need extra Thundurus Candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make it easier to catch and grant you extra Candy when you catch it.

Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher have the Catch Assist Perk. If a Pokémon—even a Legendary Pokémon—deflects a Poké Ball, your buddy might bounce it back for a second catch opportunity!

Like all Legendary Pokémon, Therian Forme Thundurus is tricky to catch, so don’t be discouraged if it escapes. Get a second wind by stocking up on useful items—like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries—and try again.


What to Do with Therian Forme Thundurus Once You’ve Caught It


Therian Forme Thundurus’s Initial CP Range: 1,828–1,911

Therian Forme Thundurus’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 2,285–2,389

Available Fast Attacks: Astonish (Ghost), Thunder Shock (Electric)

Available Charged Attacks: Brick Break (Fighting), Crunch (Dark), Thunder (Electric), Thunder Punch (Electric)


As an Electric- and Flying-type Pokémon, Therian Forme Thundurus is resistant to Grass-, Fighting, Ground-, Flying-, Bug-, and Steel-type attacks. With a reasonably high max CP and a lengthy list of resistances, Therian Forme Thundurus can be useful in Raid Battles against Mega Pokémon and Legendary Pokémon such as Mega Blastoise, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Slowbro, Mega Gyarados, Mega Altaria, Tornadus, and Yveltal. When deciding which Fast Attack or Charged Attack to teach Therian Forme Thundurus, keep in mind that Electric-type attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus.

If you’re aiming to bring Therian Forme Thundurus to the GO Battle League, you should increase its CP and teach it a second Charged Attack. Raising its CP to its maximum requires a lot of Thundurus Candy and Stardust, so try to catch as many Thundurus as you can to help you get there faster—and don’t forget the Pinap Berries!

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and remember to check back to Pokemon.com/Strategy for more Pokémon GO, video game, and Pokémon TCG tips.

Source: Pokemon.com

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