25 Apr 2021 9:05 AM +00:00

Pokemon GO: How To Catch and Defeat Incarnate Thundurus

As April comes to a close, Incarnate Forme Thundurus will make another return to Pokemon GO with the other Forces of Nature Legendaries. If players haven't caught one already, it's a final shot to catch the genie look-alikes before they disappear for a while.

To get a Thundurus, players need to defeat one in a five-star raid within Pokemon GO. The first step to any five-star raid is to get a group together that can take on a Legendary. Thundurus sits at 46,044 CP, so it's certainly not a solo fight. Players should expect to need about five players to comfortably take the boss down.

With a group together, it's time to make a team for the raid itself. Players can choose six Pokemon for the raid, and the best counters should be chosen. If all six Pokemon faint during the raid, a new team can be chosen or the former team can be revived, but time limits are the biggest challenge.

The best counters for the Incarnate Thundurus raid

One of the biggest weaknesses of the Forces of Nature is simply Ice-type Pokemon. They all have a Flying-type aspect that can be exploited easily with the best Ice-type counters. For Thundurus, there is also an Electric-typing to exploit.

  • Mamoswine - Powder Snow, Avalanche
  • Tyranitar - Smack Down, Stone Edge
  • Glaceon - Frost Breath, Avalanche
  • Rampardos - Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Abomasnow - Powder Snow, Weather Ball
  • Weavile - Ice Shard, Avalanche
  • Rhyperior - Smack Down, Rock Wrecker
  • Terrakion - Smack Down, Rock Slide
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Once players defeat Thundurus in the Pokemon GO raid, they will be rewarded with an encounter. A number of Premier Balls that depend on the performance of the player will be given out for the encounter, and having raid friends can increase that.

Players should make sure to use berries of some kind and throw great throws at the very least. Making sure to throw a curve ball after the Thundurus moves is the safest way to throw in Pokemon GO.