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What is a good moveset for Thundurus (both forms)?

1 vote
asked Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
edited Apr 2, 2013 by Mewderator
Likely tier: Underused
hello everyone

17 Answers

6 votes

Focus blast-covers all weaknesses in one fell swoop. (forgive the flying puns) you might say it kills two birds with one stone! (another one, please kill me)

Nasty plot-no explanation


Thunder wave/Dark pulse-Nice way to cripple pokemon, or use dark pulse to deal with psychic types.

Volt change can also be good to switch out to another pokemon, keeping him safe from harm.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Same set as me.
Heal Block can be useful too, in case the Pokemon can heal and remove status conditions.
3 votes

What is with this guy? He looks so strange. Oh well, he seems powerful. A good trio if this guy is what the rest are like. However, why does it give EVs in Attack for being defeated?

Ability: Mischievous Heart

EVs: Sp Attack, Speed, Sp. Def Nature: Modest

Focus Blast: Takes care of both of this thing's weaknesses, plus takes down three other types.

Thunderbolt: STAB. Great move even if there was no STAB.

Dark Pulse: This guy can't get any good Flying moves, so I'll add in a good Dark type move, which is always nice to have.

Nasty Plot: Do I need to explain how great this move is? Incredible!

answered Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
edited Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
Yours is excactly alike with DarkTyphlosions and Swamperts, must be a good moveset :D
You mean DTs and Swamperts are like mine. I answered first.
Volt absorb is a better ability
3 votes

The Yellow Flash!- Thundrus-T Moveset

Minato the Thundurus

Thundurus-T (M) @ Salac Berry

Ability: Volt Absorb
EV's: 4 Def or HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Thunderbolt/Thunder
- Hidden Power (Ice)
- Nasty Plot
- Substitute

This set is simple, and does not require an explanation. But I will include one anyways. This set is designed to perform the Late-Game Sweeper/Special Sweeper roles. Themed after Naruto Shippuden's 4th Hokage, Minato the "Yellow Flash", this set offers Minato's strengths: Power and Speed. The staples of this set is it's Salac Berry Item, which grants Thundurs-T a rise in Speed at 25% of health. This set utilizes STAB Thunderbolt in combination of Hidden Power (Ice), which scores excellent coverage. Nasty Plot boost Thundurus-T's Special Attack to a sky-high 778 after a single use, allowing him to rip holes into the likes of dedicated Special Walls, even Blissey (with multiple boost). Substitute is a form of defense that Thundurus can hide behind while setting up and sweeping, so he cannot be revenged. Substitute also builds up momentum to the Salac Berry, which allows him to outpeed Pokemon that would otherwise revenge kill him. The EV spread is for sweeping potential: Maxed Special Attack to Sweep, Max Speed to hit first, and either 4 Def without Rapid Spin Support (which is really necessary) or the preferred 4 HP. This set runs Timid > Modest to make up for his mediocre Base 101 Spd, and because Nasty Plot boost it's Special Attack anyways.

In my opinion, this is the best Thundurus-T moveset out there as it protects him from being revenged while giving him unrivaled sweeping/wall-breaking potential.

Hope I helped!

answered Nov 4, 2012 by Enoch.EXE
edited Apr 3, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
My thundurus is called Aries!
2 votes

Thundurus-Therian @ Life Orb
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 Def
Timid Nature
- Agility
- Thunder/Thunderbolt
- Grass Knot
- Hidden Power [Fighting]/Focus Blast

Everyone here posted Nasty Plot Movesets, but what's wrong with Agility? Agility doubles its Speed, added with its 145 Base SAtk, it's the superior booster for this monster. Thunder and Thunderbolt are STAB, as Thunder is to be used in Rain obviously. Grass Knot deals with Gastrodon, Hippowdon, and Terrakion hard. While the Fighting coverage covers the likes of Magnezone and Ferrothorn.

answered Apr 24, 2013 by Psychic x
edited Apr 24, 2013 by Blobyolo
1 vote

Thundurus (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Prankster

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Thunder Wave
  • Thunderbolt
  • Nasty Plot
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Thundurus (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Support and Cripple

Trait: Prankster

EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Spd

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Torment
  • Thunder Wave
  • Substitute
  • Volt Switch

Hit and Run. Sub yourself then go for torment. Thunder Wave then Volt Switch.
I use this guy for Ubers, allows me to boost Manaphy with T-Glow or Rayquaza's D-Dance.

answered Apr 30, 2012 by Ninja
Good set.  I don't see why you were downvoted.  +1
1 vote

Thundurus-T @ Life Orb

Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Nasty Plot
  • Thunderbolt
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
  • Focus Blast

Choice Scarf can also be used. Go with Modest/Hasty, 4 Atk instead of 4 SDef (If using U-turn), and Nasty Plot should be swapped Volt Switch/U-turn.

answered Jun 25, 2012 by Mewderator
edited Jun 25, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Nice mixed guy:

Brick Break
Discharge / Thunderbolt
Sky Drop

answered Mar 19, 2011 by DarthDestiny
0 votes

Hammer Arm
Dark Pulse

answered Mar 19, 2011 by Storm16452
0 votes

I pretty much agree with DT and trachy, but I have a little change to it:

Focus blast (like Trachy's and DT's reasons)
grass knot/hidden power water/grass(in case of gravity)
nasty plot/agility(stat boost, but I don't normally use them)

answered Mar 19, 2011 by Xapper
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I love this set it drives my opponents mad


Evs: 200 speed, 58 hp, 252 S.attack

Nature: Timid

Item: Leftovers

Ability: Prankster

T-wave: makes everything slow and goes first thanks to Prankster

Volt-Switch: Bye bye STAB

Hidden power(ice): Covers T-wave immune ground type like Garchomp(who you have just enough evs to out-run)

Grass knot/Dark pulse: Either kill Hippowdon and other heavy grounds or coverage

answered Jul 14, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

Item: Muscle-band/Leftovers
Ability: Defiant/Prankster
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp


Bulk-up is boosting you should pair this one with Leftovers, Defiant, and Jolly while T-wave is status and it slows the opponent so you can use Adamant, Prankster, and Muscle-band. Wild-charge is STAB. U-turn is for damage-switching use this one if you are going with T-wave but if you use Bulk-up you do not want to lose your boosts so use Crunch for coverage in that case. Brick-break is coverage.

answered Feb 9, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Apr 30, 2012 by Speed freak
0 votes

Item: Damp Rock
Nature: Modest
Thunder (STAB)
Rain Dance (Raises Thunders accuracy to 100%)
Nasty Plot (It's obvious why)
Focus Blast (Coverage)

Hope you like it.

answered Nov 18, 2012 by Why_You_No?!
edited Nov 18, 2012 by Why_You_No?!
0 votes

I have an amazing moveset that blow opponents away. This big flying human-like thunder dude has tons of potential in OU. I have used this set and it got 2-3 kills all 5 matches. So, here is my set. By the way, this is only for Thundurus-Therian forme.

The Moveset

Thundurus-Therian (M) @ Life Orb is for the power, end of story.
Ability: Volt Absorb for prediction against opponents who will use that Electric-type move.
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature

  • Nasty Plot for the sweep, end of story #2.

  • Thunderbolt for STAB power.

  • Focus Blast for coverage, it is as simple as that.

  • Grass Knot is for coverage, and this dude is actually pretty skinny.

The Strategy

I just start off with the bad, bad plot and raise my sp. attack. Or if I feel lazy, I just use pure power to kill. Thunderbolt for STAB damage, Focus Blast for the Ice-type Pokemon, Grass knot for Rock-type Pokemon.

Hope I helped!!

answered Jan 26, 2014 by a Magikarp
0 votes

Ubers offensive support Thundurus
Thundurus (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Thunder Wave
- Thunder/Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]/Focus Blast
- Taunt

Since Thundurus won't survive a light breeze in ubers, focus sash is required for it to have minimal staying power. This set is all about stopping walls and set up sweepers, allowing your own set up sweepers to sweep. Paralysis support is highly useful for slower Pokemon like Ho-oh and Zekrom, and extremely detrimental against Pokemon that rely on speed like scarf Kyogre and Mewtwo. Taunt stops walls like chansey and ferrothorn in their tracks while limiting set up sweepers like Xerneas and Arceus. Thunder is the power option while volt switch allow Thundy to escpae the many unfavorable matches it can have in Ubers while dealing damage. HP Ice nails Rayquaza, Groudon and Garchomp and deals reliable damage to most uberswhile Focus Blast can be used against Chansey, Ferrothorn, and Arceus Normal and Steel.

answered Jul 16, 2014 by Dudeicolo
0 votes
  1. Nasty Plot

    1. Thunderbolt
    2. Hidden power
    3. Focus Blast

Timid nature(+spe-atk)
Ability:Volt Absorb
EV Spread:4 Hp/252 sp.atk/252spe

answered Apr 26 by Ebastia
0 votes

Thundurus-Therian @Choice Scarf
Trait: Volt Absorb
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 SpA, 4 SpD, 252 Spe

-Volt Switch
-Hidden Power Ice
-Focus Blast/Sludge Bomb

answered Jun 5 by Sigma Dragoon