Dream World: Defiant
|4'11" (1.5m)||138.9 lbs (63kg)|
|Male: 100%||Female: 0%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
| Incarnate: UU
|3 Attack Points|
Tornadus (Unova Pokédex. He is a Flying-Type, and is known as the Cyclone Pokémon.) is the 147th Pokémon in the
Tornadus uses the Prankster Ability in its Incanate Forme. This Ability increases the Speed Priority of its Status Attacks by one. Tornadus uses the Regenerator Ability in its Therian Forme. This Ability restores up to a third of its Maximum HP when it is switched out.
Tornadus cannot evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.
In its Incarnate Forme, Tornadus takes on the appearance of a green genie floating on a cloud.
When it transforms into its Therian Forme, Tornadus takes on the appearance of a large green bird with a very large tail.
Tornadus is always male.
Tornadus is the only Flying Type Pokémon that isn't a dual-type. The only other way this could have happened prior to Generation V would be through the use of Conversion or Conversion 2, or the Color Change Ability.
Tornadus can be found Roaming Unova in Pokémon Black Version. While Tornadus doesn't appear in Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, if it is captured in the Spin-Off game Pokémon Dream Radar, it will appear in its Therian Forme in Black 2 and White 2.
To change forms, use the Reflecting Mirror.
Tornadus appears in Pokémon Dream Radar by completing the Miracle Stage.
Tornadus appears at Sea Song Beach in the Cove Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after completing the game. To befriend Tornadus you'll have to face it in a Tag Race.
Trading Card Game
Tornadus is listed in the Black/White Promos set, and as a Rare Card in the Emerging Powers and Dark Explorers (2 EX) sets. A second Tornadus card is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Emerging Powers set.
Wild Tornadus appeared in the Black version of Pokémon Movie 14.
Tornadus's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
In Generation VI, Tornadus resides in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. Tornadus sits in a great 111 speed tier, being able to outspeed base 110s like Froslass and Cobalion. Tornadus has two great abilities in Defiant and Prankster, with the former discouraging Defog and the latter giving priority to non-attacking moves that Tornadus can support a team with such as Taunt, Tailwind, and Rain Dance. Tornadus can choose to use a Bulk Up set with Prankster which uses the priority Bulk Up to gain attack and defense boosts, and use a priority Rest with a Chesto Berry to regain health and allow for Tornadus to destroy teams with Acrobatics without having to worry about being easily picked off by priority. Tornadus can also choose to play an offensive Defiant role where it uses its nice 115 base Attack and potential attack boosts from Defiant to heavily damage opposing teams. If one opts for a special attacking route, Tornadus can deal heavy damage with Hurricane or Air Slash while damaging those who resist the attacks with Heat Wave or Focus Blast. While Tornadus is relatively versatile, it lacks great bulk and is weak to Stealth Rock. Tornadus is capable of outspeeding many threats, but it itself is still outsped by Pokémon such as Crobat, Mega Beedrill, and Mega Aerodactyl, all very common sights in the Underused tier.
Tornadus-Therian resides in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling, where it is one of the biggest threats in the tier due to its power and speed. Tornadus-T has great offensive utility with U-turn and Knock Off to wear down its switch-ins, and coupled with its great ability Regenerator, it is a great pivot that can often gain momentum as it forces many switches with its brutally strong Hurricane attacks. Tornadus-T has great coverage to tear apart any Pokémon that resists Hurricane, with Superpower and Heat Wave to cover Steel and Rock Pokémon. Tornadus-T can run an Assault Vest set that checks threats like Keldeo with a nice boost in Special Defense and Regenerator to offset any taken damage. If one chooses to opt for its Life Orb set, Tornadus-T can rock opposing Pokémon with Hurricane while recovering any Life Orb recoil with Regenerator. While Tornadus-T is a top tier threat, it does run into some problems, such as its need to go mixed based off movepool and its mono Flying-type that gives a weakness to Stealth Rock and no real standout resistances. Despite this, it is a great Pokémon that all teams need to take into account, even without the rain support that made it dominant in its short stint in Overused last generation.
Tornadus cannot breed.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
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