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Pokémon Go Thundurus (Therian Forme) counters: How to defeat the raid boss

Find the best Pokémon to deal with Thundurus’ 5-Star Raid
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Thundurus (Therian Forme) is one of the Pokémon Go 5-Star Raid Bosses as well as a member of the Forces of Nature, a group of Legendary Pokémon – though that would be a pretty sweet band name as well. Thundurus debuted in the game much earlier, but its signature move is finally coming to the mobile title in January 2024. Defeating and catching Thundurus (Therian Forme) between January 17 and 23, 2024, guarantees you one that knows Wildbolt Storm.

Thundurus (Therian Forme) is a Flying- and Electric-type, which narrows down its weaknesses to Ice and Rock. Your opponent might have access to the Fighting-type move Focus Blast, which makes the battle a little bit trickier for both types, but this is the only difficult thing about it.

You can find the best Pokémon Go Thundurus (Therian Forme) counters below.

Pokémon Thundurus (Therian Forme) on Electric-type background.

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Pokémon Go Thundurus (Therian Forme) counters: best Pokémon to beat the boss

This list of the best Pokémon Go Thundurus (Therian Forme) counters won’t feature Shadow Pokémon, as they are less widely available and more difficult to build than regular forms. For the Mega Evolutions best suited to support your team against Thundurus (Therian Forme), we recommend you to take a look at the extra list below, which details those.

  1. Rhyperior (Smack Down, Rock Wrecker)
  2. Rampardos (Smack Down, Rock Slide)
  3. Terrakion (Smack Down, Rock Slide)
  4. Baxcalibur (Ice Fang, Avalanche)
  5. Galarian Darmanitan (Ice Fang, Avalanche)
  6. Landorus (Incarnate Forme) (Rock Throw, Rock Slide)
  7. Mamoswine (Powder Snow, Avalanche)
  8. Mewtwo (Psycho Cut, Ice Beam)
  9. Nihilego (Poison Jab, Rock Slide)
  10. Tyrantrum (Rock Throw, Meteor Beam)
  11. Kyurem (Dragon Breath, Glaciate)
  12. Gigalith (Smack Down, Meteor Beam)
  13. Weavile (Ice Shard, Avalanche)
  14. Glaceon (Ice Shard, Avalanche)
  15. Tyranitar (Smack Down, Stone Edge)

Pokémon Go Thundurus (Therian Forme) counters: best Mega Evolutions to support

Here are the best Mega Evolutions to use against Thundurus (Therian Forme), as stated above.

  1. Mega Diancie (Rock Throw, Rock Slide)
  2. Mega Aerodactyl (Rock Throw, Rock Slide)
  3. Mega Tyranitar (Smack Down, Stone Edge)
  4. Mega Rayquaza (Dragon Tail, Dragon Ascent)
  5. Mega Gardevoir (Confusion, Triple Axel)

For a schedule of upcoming raids, check out our overview for the current Pokémon Go 5-Star Raid Battles.