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GO Fest 2021: Are Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus Good? Best Moveset + Shiny Odds

By Sam Woods

July 17, 2021

You’ve made it to GO Fest Day Two but there are so many Legendary Pokemon and not enough time (or Raid Passes) that you need to choose which ones to raid.

Thankfully, we’re here to help, as we take a look at each of the 37 available Legendaries and break down how good they really are. (You can check the rest here)

Now though, we’re looking at Thundurus, Tornadus and Landorus and whether or not they are good, alongside their best moveset and meta relevance.

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Can Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus Be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Thankfully, yes they can and they’ll also benefit from the massively boosted 1/20 shiny odds due to the fact they’re Legendaries.

The Pokemon are three of the most recently released Shiny Legendaries in the game, all dropping in a ten-day period back in March. Only Regigigas has had its shiny form released more recently than these three.

As you can see from the tweet below, none of the Forces of Nature trio have particularly exciting Shiny Forms but are important nonetheless for those looking to complete their Shiny ‘Dex.

Is Tornadus Good in Pokemon GO? Best Moveset Explored.

Therian Forme Tornadus is arguably one of the worst Legendary Pokemon in the whole of Pokemon GO.

PVPoke has it down as the 388th best Pokemon in the Ultra League and the 187th best in the Master League. Its only major plus is that it beats Groudon but it falls foul to almost every other Legendary in the division.

If you are going to use it for any reason (don’t), here’s the best moveset you can choose:

  • Fast Move – Gust
  • Charge Move – Hurricane
  • Charge Move – Psychic

Is Thundurus Good in Pokemon GO? Best Moveset Explored.

Thundurus’ Therian Forme has slightly more use than Tornadus but it’s still a brave pick.

In the Ultra League, PVPoke suggests it’s the 396th best Pokemon you can choose, avoid… The Master League, however, Thundurus manages to perform a little better, coming in at 99th place, just squeaking inside the top 100.

Thundurus picks up a few more key wins, including against some difficult foes like Togekiss, Yveltal and Lugia but it still presents a big risk, especially with the likes of Zekrom back in raids.

If you’re up for the challenge, this is the best moveset:

  • Fast Move – Volt Switch
  • Charge Move – Thunderbolt
  • Charge Move – Focus Blast

Just be sure to get enough XL Candies to take it to level 50.

Is Landorus Good in Pokemon GO? Best Moveset Explored.

Of the trio, Landorus is by far your best choice.

While like the other two, it struggles in the Ultra League, Therian Forme Landorus comes strong in the Master League, ranking in 16th place. A marked improvement on its two counterparts.

Provided it’s at level 50, Therian Forme Landorus notches up some notable wins against some of the Master League’s toughest foes, including Dialga, Yveltal, Ho-Oh and Zekrom.

Its best moveset is:

  • Fast Move – Mud Shot
  • Charge Move – Stone Edge
  • Charge Move – Superpower
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Sam Woods
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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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