Virizion < Tornadus > Thundurus
Cyclone Pokémon
Dream World: Defiant
4'11" (1.5m)
138.9 lbs (63kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 100%
Female: 0%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield
Incarnate: UU
Therian: OU

Tornadus (トルネロス) is the 147th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. He is a Flying-Type, and is known as the Cyclone Pokémon.

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 from the Dream World use the Defiant Ability, which increases its Attack by two stages when an opponent reduces its Statistics.

Tornadus cannot evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

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




Incarnate Forme

In its Incarnate Forme, Tornadus takes on the appearance of a green genie floating on a cloud.

Therian Forme

When it transforms into its Therian Forme, Tornadus takes on the appearance of a large green bird with a very large tail.

Gender Differences

Tornadus is always male.

Unique Traits

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.

Game Information

Original Games

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.

Spin-off Games

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.

Anime/Manga Information


A Wild Tornadus was featured in the episodes Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 1) and Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 2).


Wild Tornadus appeared in the Black version of Pokémon Movie 14.


Tornadus's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black Only One Roaming Unova
White None Trade from Black
Black2/White2 None Trade
Dream Radar Only One Complete the Miracle Stage
Omega Ruby Only One Thunder Clouds (Soar)
Alpha Sapphire None Trade from Omega Ruby

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black The lower half of its body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.
White Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Its power is great enough to blow houses away.
Black 2 In every direction it flies, creating winds so powerful, they blow everything away.
White 2 In every direction it flies, creating winds so powerful, they blow everything away.
VI X The lower half of its body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.
Y Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Its power is great enough to blow houses away.
Omega Ruby The lower half of its body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.
Alpha Sapphire Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Its power is great enough to blow houses away.


Incanate Forme

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 268 362 .
211 235 329 361
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
229 255 349 383
Sp. Def
148 165 259 284
204 227 321 353

Therian Forme

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 268 362 .
184 205 299 328
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
202 225 319 350
Sp. Def
166 185 279 306
222 247 341 375


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Start Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Start Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
7 Swagger Normal.gif N/A 90 Other.png
13 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
19 Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
25 Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Special.png
31 Extrasensory Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
37 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
43 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
49 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
55 Tailwind Flying.gif N/A N/A Other.png
61 Rain Dance Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
67 Hurricane Flying.gif 120 70 Special.png
73 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
79 Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 80 Physical.png
85 Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 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
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.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
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 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

Tornadus cannot breed.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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