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

1 vote
asked Oct 6, 2010 by trachy
edited Apr 2, 2013 by Mewderator
Likely tier: Underused

11 Answers

4 votes

For use in the Rain:

Tornadus-T @ Life Orb

Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)

  • Hurricane
  • Focus Blast
  • Hidden Power [Ice] / Dark Pulse / Hidden Power [Water] / Psychic
  • U-turn
answered Jun 25, 2012 by Mewderator
edited Jun 29, 2012 by Mewderator
no HP Ice?
You could. For Rain, HP Water helps.
Timid is plus Speed minus Attack. Hasty is plus speed minus defense.
Also, Saz might have meant HP Ice over Icy Wind in that spot, seeing as if you are using Icy Wind, you aren't using HP Water, meaning you can use HP Ice over Icy Wind instead.
Well, I wouldn't risk the miss with Icy Wind. I have terrible luck. And I'd run Timid b/c I use U-Turn as more of a pivot move, IDC much about it's damage.
3 votes

Tornadus (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Prankster
EVs: 248 HP/ 8 Def / 252 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Hurricane/Air Slash
- Focus Blast

This one is for use in Rain, although you can use Air Slash if not using it in Rain. Rest and Sleep Talk both get priority. This means priority healing for one thing. For another, priority everything. Sleep Talk gets +1 priority, meaning you get +1 Hurricane/Air Slash and +1 Focus Blast. Hurricane/Air Slash are STAB. Focus Blast is pretty solid coverage. Only six Pokemon resist it. And three of them are never seen in OU. One is Uber. And one is pushed out of OU by the other. Meaning you only have to worry about Thundurus-T. Because you get priority on everything, Speed is no longer needed. So you can put your EVs in bulk. Also, you can now run a Modest Nature to hit incredibly hard with 383 Special Attack and a Life Orb. Note that this does have a risk of picking Rest again, so watch out there!

This set (well, one like it at least) can be used on any Pokemon that gets Prankster, Rest, and Sleep Talk.

answered Jun 28, 2012 by trachy
edited Jun 28, 2012 by trachy
1 vote

Item: Life-orb/Kings-rock
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 S.Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp


Air-slash is STAB and Flinch. Dark-pulse is coverage and Flinch. Psychic is coverage. Grass-knot or HP(Ground) for your choice of coverage.

answered Dec 12, 2011 by Speed freak
1 vote

Rain Sweeper

Item: Life-orb/Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 S.Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Def


Hidden-power (Water)

Grass-knot or Dark-pulse


Hurricane is super strong STAB and has perfect acc in the rain. Hidden-power (Water) gets boosted in the rain and gives coverage. Grass-knot would be for taking out heavy Ground, Rock, and Water types though Dark-pulse can be very useful coverage. Focus-blast is great coverage.

answered May 28, 2012 by Speed freak
edited May 28, 2012 by Speed freak
what does it have to do with Def?
It means that instead of putting 4 Evs in HP, which is what Speed Freak did before editing, 4 Evs in Def would be a better idea.
oh I get it... but if it has even number of iv, the HP stat will be even
Well, with PO, the IVs can be made perfect, which is 31
1 vote

For Sun use.

Tornadus-T (M) @ Choice Specs

Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Heat Wave
- Air Slash
- Dark Pulse
- Focus Blast

Got dem big red letters for da sun set.

Heat Wave is sun boosted. Air Slash is STAB. Dark Pulse + Focus Blast = Good coverage.
Simple as that really. A Mild nature with U-turn instead of Focus Blast is also doable.

answered Jun 28, 2012 by Josh
edited Sep 24, 2012 by Pokemaster
I Really like this set.
0 votes

Tornadus (M) @ Flight Gem

Trait: Prankster

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Acrobatics
  • Crunch
  • Brick Break
  • Tailwind
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Item:Flying Gem

Acrobatics ( flying gem activates before using this move,so you can get the dmg boost)
Tailwind ( who wouldn't want a party of pokemon with 2x speed which lasts for 4 turns? )
Fly ( As an alternative move for Tornadus ) / Hurricane ( ULTIMATE move but low accuracy)
Brick Break ( 100% accuracy but lower damage / Hammer Arm ( 90% accuracy and lowers speed but don't worry,Tailwind covers up the speed loss )

Fighting skill is useful to counter attack (ICE/ROCK) pokemon which is its weakness.
Focus Blast is not recommended due to its low accuracy.

answered Dec 12, 2011 by pinton98
You do not want to have 2 offensive moves of the same type, especially in this case.
Ops my bad . Heat wave would be a better choice
0 votes

Tornadus-T (M) @ Flying Gem

Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Acrobatics
- Bulk Up
- Hammer Arm
- Crunch

No U-turn? Heck yeah no U-turn.

This thing has already became insanely predictable as far as being very switch centered. This specific set lets you Bulk up and make use of your extra defenses, then strike insanely hard with Hammer Arm + Crunch coverage ( Dark + Fighting gets really good coverage ) and STAB Acrobatics. If you start to die out just switch out. With the support of a good spinner you could keep this thing alive for a VERY long time.

answered Jun 28, 2012 by Josh
0 votes

Another rain set.

Tornadus (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)

  • Bulk Up
  • Brick Break
  • Hurricane
  • U-turn
answered Jun 29, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Item: Damp Rock
Nature: Modest
Hurricane (STAB)
Rain Dance (Gives Hurricane 100% Accuracy)
Toxic / Sludge Bomb (Badly Poison the target or deal damage and have a chance to poison)
Focus Blast (Coverage)

answered Nov 19, 2012 by Why_You_No?!
reshown Nov 19, 2012 by Why_You_No?!
–2 votes


EV's 252 HP/ 252 Atk/ 4SAtk

Nature: Lonely(Atk+,Def-)

-Bulk Up
-U Turn

answered Sep 29, 2013 by Keldedee