|#645|| Incarnate Forme: Sand Force/Therian Forme: Intimidate|
Dream World: Sheer Force
|4'11" (1.5m)||149.9 lbs (68kg)|
|Male: 100%||Female: 0%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
| Incarnate: Uber
|3 Special Attack Points|
Landorus uses the Sand Force Ability in its Incarnate Forme. This Ability increases the power of its Ground, Rock and Steel-Type moves by 33% during a Sandstorm. In its Therian Forme Landorus uses the Intimidate Ability. This Ability reduces the Attack of its opponents by one stage when it enters battle.
Landorus from the Dream World use the Sheer Force Ability. Using this Ability, moves that have a secondary effect receive a 33% Increase in their power, but those secondary effects are lost. Additionally, if it is holding a Life Orb it won't lose any HP if its using Sheer Force.
Landorus doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.
Landorus takes on the appearance of a red/brown genie that is floating on a cloud in its Incarnate Forme.
Landorus's Therian Forme is completely different than that of Thundurus and Tornadus, as Therian Forme Landorus takes on the appearance of a four-legged beast. Its long tail is about as long as its body, and there are cloud-like patterns near its paws.
Landorus is always male.
Landorus can be found at the Abundant Shrine, after catching Thundurus and Tornadus in Generation V games, Black and White. Landorus doesn't appear in Black 2 and White 2, but can be obtained in the Spin-Off Game Pokémon Dream Radar after completing the Miracle Stage. This Landorus will be in its Therian Forme after being captured, and once transferred to Black 2 or White 2, can be used to unlock the Reflecting Mirror by taking it to Abundant Shrine.
Landorus appears at the Arcane Area's Lakeshore in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after completing the game and befriending both Tornadus and Thundurus. This part of the Arcane area can be accessed from the Arbor Area. Interact with the shrine, then battle Landorus to befriend it. Afterwards you'll be able to call it into battle.
Trading Card Game
Three Landorus Cards are listed in the Black/White Promo set. Landorus is listed as a Rare Card in the Noble Victories set.
Landorus has not made an appearance in the Movies.
Landorus's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
In the Sixth Generation, Landorus once again finds itself in the Uber tier of Competitive Battling. Landorus was banned from the OverUsed tier due to its ridiculously strong offensive power supported by Sheer Force, which boosted attacks like Earth Power, Sludge Wave, Focus Blast, and Psychic. Landorus had amazing coverage and power and could sweep teams with boosting moves like Calm Mind or Rock Polish, which led to a lack of many true counters or checks in the Overused metagame, leading to get banned from Overused. In Ubers, Landorus is far less viable, as its general frailty and and overall bulkier metagame to handle its power contribute to it not standing out as much as it did in Overused. Landorus can still be utilized as a wallbreaker with its great coverage, but it is noticeably less viable in the Ubers metagame.
Landorus-Therian, on the other hand, resides in the OverUsed (OU) tier. Landorus-T is a more defensively inclined Pokemon with Intimidate and a decent defensive typing that grants it resistances to Bug, Fighting, and Poison attacks. It is often used as a defensive support Pokemon with Stealth Rock and acts as a good pivot for teams with U-turn. Landorus-T's most notable stat, however, is its high 145 base Attack, which gives it great offensive potential as well. It can be used with a Choice Scarf to act as a check to some potent offensive threats. A more offensive Stealth Rock setter is also a viable choice if one desires more power than the usual defensive set. A set up sweeper set can be used with the combination of Swords Dance and Rock Polish, or with Swords Dance, Substitute, and a Salac Berry to put immense offensive pressure on opposing teams. Unfortunately for Landorus-T, its base 91 Speed is slower than a lot of the major threats in the ORAS metagame, while it has exploitable weaknesses in Ice and Water attacks. Landorus-T also lacks reliable recovery outside of Leftovers, so it can be more easily worn down than other defensive Pokemon. It faces competition as a bulky Ground-type from Garchomp and Hippowdon, with the former having the Rough Skin + Rocky Helmet combination to wear down physical attackers and the latter having superior overall bulk and reliable recovery. Regardless, Landorus-T is a versatile threat in the Overused metagame and remains a fantastic Pokemon to use.
Landorus-T is also usable in the Uber tier of competitive battling. With its Ground immunity, strong Earthquake, and great ability in Intimidate, Landorus-T can check a variety of physical threats with its Choice Scarf set, ranging from Primal Groudon to Swords Dance Arceus. Landorus-T is immune to Spikes and Toxic Spikes, a noticeable trait for a pivot in the Ubers metagame that allows for it to use U-turn without getting worn down too easily. Although Landorus-T has numerous positive traits, it is overshadowed by Primal Groudon somewhat and cannot check a good chunk of physical attackers in a defensive manner. It also is very susceptible to burns and cannot tank even unboosted special attacks very well.
Landorus cannot breed.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
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