Landorus

Landorus
ランドロス
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Zekrom < Landorus > Kyurem
Category
Type
Abundance Pokémon
Ground.gif Flying.gif
Number
Ability
#645
Height
Weight
4'11" (1.5m)
149.9 lbs (68kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 100%
Female: 0%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
N/A
N/A
Egg Group
Catch Rate
3
Tier
EV Yield
Incarnate: Uber
Therian: OU
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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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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

Anime

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

Movies

Landorus has not made an appearance in the Movies.

Manga

Landorus's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Landorus resides in the Uber tier of competitive battling, getting banned from the Overused tier for the third straight generation due to its offensive prowess being too much for the tier. While not quite the force it was in OU, Landorus is still a capable threat on its own in Ubers. It has decent offensive power, well-rounded coverage, and Sheer Force boosted attacks that prevent it from taking Life Orb recoil when using those attacks. These attacks give it the ability to break through troublesome Pokémon like Ho-oh and Toxapex. Thanks to its base 101 Speed, Landorus can outspeed the likes of Yveltal and Primal Groudon. Since Landorus can dish out a strong amount of damage to various Arceus formes that use Defog, it serves as a nice Stealth Rock user as well. However, despite all these positive traits, Landorus struggles greatly in Ubers. While it may have a decent matchup against bulkier or balanced teams, Landorus has a terrible matchup against hyper offensive teams that can easily revenge kill it. Landorus has problems breaking through defensive Pokémon like Giratina-O and Lugia, which can shrug off its attacks thanks to their great bulk. Even though it has an immunity to Ground, Landorus cannot reliably switch in and check some of the most prominent Ground-type threats in Primal Groudon and Arceus-Ground. This makes it a problematic choice as a wallbreaker for most teams, as it is outdone in wallbreaking power or defensive utility by a number of threats.

Landorus-Therian is in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling, where it is the clear-cut best Pokémon in the metagame. Thanks to a number of terrific traits, such as Intimidate, a Ground immunity, base 145 Attack, and wide coverage options, Landorus-T serves a number of roles that are effective in their own right. It finds itself on teams effortlessly because of how much it can provide for teams. Landorus-T can serve as a phenomenal defensive pivot that checks the likes of Zygarde and Mega Lopunny, and its capabilities give it plenty of opportunities to set up Stealth Rock or gain momentum with U-turn. It has access to various boosting moves in Swords Dance and Rock Polish, and with Z-Moves, Landorus can become a wallbreaker that can easily break an opponent's defensive core without issue provided it uses the right move. Outside of the common defensive set, Landorus-T can run a Choice Scarf set that checks boosting sweepers like Mega Pinsir. A Flynium Z set is great thanks to having a 1-time STAB nuke in Supersonic Strike that breaks through Grass-types and potentially annoying bulky Pokémon. With Gravity or Smack Down, Landorus is a threat to Defog users like Skarmory, Zapdos, and Mantine that would otherwise check it and remove the Stealth Rock it sets up. This is well suited with an Earth Plate set that has a powerful Earthquake, but it can also be used with the Flynium Z set with great effectiveness. Another great set is a Rocknium Z set with Swords Dance and Stone Edge to break through the likes of Celesteela and Skarmory while still providing utility with Stealth Rock. Landorus-T can serve as a suicide lead with Stealth Rock that can boost with Swords Dance to hit potential entry hazard removers hard with Earthquake or Explosion. Lastly, Landorus-T can use a Double Dance set with Rock Polish and Swords Dance, giving it multiple options to set up with while utilizing the EdgeQuake combination and Rocknium Z to break through opposing foes. Even though Landorus-T is a versatile and incredibly useful Pokémon, it still maintains some flaws. With weaknesses to Ice and Water, Landorus-T is susceptible to being defeated by the likes of Greninja and Keldeo. Landorus-T has no form of reliable recovery which prevents it from constantly switching into opponents without consequence. Its average Speed stat puts it behind a number of imposing threats like Tapu Lele and Kyurem-B. Despite these flaws, they are minor in comparison to the incredible utility and power that makes Landorus-T a common pick for an OU team.

While nowhere close to the amazing force it is in OU, Landorus-T is still a highly viable choice in the Uber tier of competitive battling. Thanks to its great Ground/Flying typing and Intimidate, it serve as a soft check to many Uber threats like Primal Groudon, Ho-oh, Mega Lucario, Tyranitar, Excadrill, Marshadow lacking Hidden Power Ice, and certain Swords Dance Arceus formes. With a high base 145 Attack stat, it can dish out some decent damage with a STAB Earthquake. While Landorus-T is a good defensive pivot that can provide Stealth Rock, it can also take on an offensive role in Ubers. Thanks to having a one-time nuke with Flynium Z or Dragonium Z, Landorus-T can use Supersonic Strike or Devastating Drake to take out the likes of Mega Salamence, Zygarde-C, both Giratina formes, and support Arceus formes. However, Landorus-T faces immense competition in the form of Primal Groudon as a Stealth Rock setter, due to the latter's ability to check more threats, higher bulk, and stronger offensive power. The trends of Primal Groudon using special Fire attacks or Hidden Power Ice hurt Landorus-T as well, considering it cannot switch into it without having to take a significant amount of damage. Since Landorus-T's raw power cannot break through support Arceus formes, it is reliant on its Z-Move to take out those Pokémon. Landorus-T's special bulk is poor and doesn't allow for it to switch into many special attackers as a result.

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.


Statistics

Incarnate Forme

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
89
. 288 382 .
Atk
125
229 255 349 383
Def
90
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
115
211 235 329 361
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
101
186 207 301 331

Therian Forme

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
89
. 288 382 .
Atk
145
265 295 389 427
Def
90
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
105
193 215 309 339
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
101
186 207 301 331

Moves

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

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
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

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Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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