Pokemon GO: Can Therian Forme Tornadus be Shiny?

Here's whether you'll be able to catch a shiny Tornadus over the next couple of weeks.

By Sam Woods

March 29, 2021

After two weeks of battling Therian Forme Thundurus (and the odd Rayquaza) in five-star raids, Pokemon GO players now have the chance to battle Therian Forme Tornadus.

The second member of the Forces of Nature trio will be in raids until Tuesday, April 13 and this will be the first time players have been able to encounter this Forme.

Seeing as the Incarnate Formes of this trio were shiny, players have been left wondering – Can Therian Forme Tornadus be Shiny?

Let’s take a look!

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What does Therian Forme Tornadus Shiny form look like?

While the Incarnate Forme of Tornadus follows the shape of the other two in the trio (a flying genie-looking Pokemon), the Therian Forme looks a lot different.

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This time out, Therian Forme Tornadus looks a lot like a giant green and purple bird.

As stated, the Pokemon’s traditional colours are a vivid green and purple, but what about its shiny form?

Well, much like its Incarnate Forme, Tornadus’ Therian Forme doesn’t change too much when shiny. Its core colour remains green, however, instead of the purple patches on Tornadus, they are blue.

Will Therian Forme Tornadus’ Shiny form be available in Pokemon GO?

Unfortuantely not. At least for now.

Like Therian Forme Thundurus, Tornadus’ shiny isn’t currently available in Pokemon GO.

It’s unsurprising, given the fact that this Forme of the Pokemon is only just debuting, and from a business sense for Niantic, it makes sense.

They know people are likely to be raiding Tornadus’ new Forme just to add it to the ‘Dex. Instead, they can save the shiny form for the future so people will be tempted to spend even more raid passes.

What’s the April Pokemon GO Five-Star Raid Schedule looking like?

Players can expect the following schedule for raids over the coming month:

  • Therian Forme Tornadus– Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time until Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Therian Forme Landorus – Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time until Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Incarnate Forme Tornadus, Incarnate Forme Thundurus, and Incarnate Forme Landorus – Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Players can also potentially expect a surprise or two in there, should March be anything to go by!

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Sam Woods

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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