Pokémon Go legendary Pokémon Thundurus (Therian) Raid: Best Moveset, Counters, and Tips

Guide for the best counters against Thundurus (Therian) during Battle Raids!

Thundurus (Therian) is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. In its Therian form, it looks like a dragon and has hair on its face like whiskers. Its hands have three purple claws on each side and are also covered with clouds. The lower half of its body is also purple. As it is a legendary Pokémon, you’ll need the perfect counters along with enough manpower to have a chance at winning. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best moves and counters that will help you against Thundurus (Therian).

Thundurus (Therian) in Pokémon Go

Thundurus (Therian) will be available in Pokémon Go from January 17, 2024 till January 24, 2024. It is a dual-type Electric and Flying Pokémon with a maximum CP of 4137 at level 50. Even if you are a high-level trainer, you will still need around three to four trainers in your team and the best counters. You’ll need up to seven trainers if you are fighting against Thundurus (Therian) if you are fighting under neutral weather conditions and not ideal ones.

Thundurus (Therian) Moveset

Pokémon Go Thundurus Therian moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Thundurus (Therian) are Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt. Both of them have a combined DPS of 48.4. they are also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Volt Switch, Bite, Wildbolt Storm, and Sludge Wave amongst other good options.

Best counters against Thundurus (Therian) in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that you can use against Thundurus (Therian) which will help you in winning in the raid.

  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Darmanitan (Galarian): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Baxcalibur: Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Ancient Power
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Glalie (Mega): Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Garchomp (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Triple Axel
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Kyurem: Dragon Breath/Glaciate
  • Cetitan: Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Blizzard
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Glaceon: Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Weavile: Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Ice Beam
  • Nihilego: Acid/Rock Slide
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Aggron (Mega): Smack Down
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Power Gem
  • Lopunny (Mega): Pound/Triple Axel
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Aurorus: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Groudon (Primal): Dragon Tail/Fire Punch
Pokémon Go Thundurus Therian counters
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All of these counters will work great against Thundurus in its Therian Forme. There is also the Incarnate Forme of Thundurus which can be pretty difficult to defeat too which is why you need the correct counters for this Pokémon too.

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