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Zekrom < Landorus > Kyurem
Species Type
Abundance Pokémon Ground.gif Flying.gif
Number Ability
#645 Incarnate Forme: Sand Force/Therian Forme: Intimidate
Dream World: Sheer Force
Height Weight
4'11" (1.5m) 149.9 lbs (68kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 100% Female: 0%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 3
Tier EV Yield
Incarnate: Uber
Therian: OU
3 Special Attack Points

Landorus (ランドロス) is the 151st Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. He is a Ground/Flying type, and is known as the Abundance Pokémon.

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 is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon Landorus cannot breed. It takes Landorus 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Incarnate Forme

Landorus takes on the appearance of a red/brown genie that is floating on a cloud in its Incarnate Forme.

Therian 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.

Gender Differences

Landorus is always male.

Game Information

Original Games

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.

Spin-off Games

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.

Anime/Manga Information


A Wild Landorus appears in the episodes Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 1) and Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 2).


Landorus has not made an appearance in the Movies.


Landorus's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Only One Abundant Shrine
Black2/White2 None Trade
Dream Radar Only One Complete the Miracle Stage
X/Y None Transfer or Trade
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Only One Storm Clouds (Need Thundurus and Tornadus

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black Lands visited by Landorus grant such bountiful crops that it has been hailed as “The Guardian of the Fields."
White The energy that comes pouring from its tail increases the nutrition in the soil, making crops grow to great size.
Black 2 From the forces of lightning and wind, it creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant.
White 2 From the forces of lightning and wind, it creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant.
VI X Lands visited by Landorus grant such bountiful crops that it has been hailed as "The Guardian of the Fields."
Y From the forces of lightning and wind, it creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant.
Omega Ruby Lands visited by Landorus grant such bountiful crops that it has been hailed as "The Guardian of the Fields."
Alpha Sapphire From the forces of lightning and wind, it creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant.


Incarnate Forme

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 288 382 .
229 255 349 383
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
211 235 329 361
Sp. Def
148 165 259 284
186 207 301 331

Therian Forme

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 288 382 .
265 295 389 427
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
193 215 309 339
Sp. Def
148 165 259 284
186 207 301 331


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Block Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Mud Shot Ground.gif 55 95 Special.png
Start Rock Tomb Rock.gif 50 80 Physical.png
7 Imprison Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
13 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
19 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
25 Rock Throw Rock.gif 50 90 Physical.png
31 Extrasensory Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
37 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
43 Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
49 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
55 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
61 Sandstorm Ground.gif N/A N/A Other.png
67 Fissure Ground.gif ?? 30 Physical.png
73 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 90 Physical.png
79 Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 80 Physical.png
85 Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Landorus cannot breed.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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