Tornadus

Tornadus is a Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Cyclone Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 641
Type Flying
Species Cyclone Pokémon
Height 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 63.0 kg (138.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Prankster
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 147 (Black/White)
198 (Black 2/White 2)
232 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 90 (higher than normal)
Base Exp. 261
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 79
268 362
Attack 115
211 361
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 125
229 383
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 111
204 353
Total 580 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Tornadus.

Pokédex data

National № 641
Type Flying
Species Cyclone Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 63.0 kg (138.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Regenerator
Local № 147 (Black/White)
198 (Black 2/White 2)
232 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 90 (higher than normal)
Base Exp. 261
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 79
268 362
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 110
202 350
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 121
222 375
Total 580 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Tornadus.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

Incarnate Forme

Black The lower half of its body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.
White Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Its power is great enough to blow houses away.
Black 2
White 2
In every direction it flies, creating winds so powerful, they blow everything away.
X
Omega Ruby
The lower half of its body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Its power is great enough to blow houses away.
Legends: Arceus This storm-stirring Pokémon is said to cause the seasons to turn by whipping up the air. I suspect its humanlike form to be a false one.

Therian Forme

Legends: Arceus An example of what is known as a “form change,” though I suspect this strange avian guise to be Tornadus’s true form. Tornadus has been sighted crossing the ocean while in this form.

Moves learned by Tornadus

Moves learnt by level up

Tornadus learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
5LeerNormalStatus 100
10SwaggerNormalStatus 85
15BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95
25AgilityPsychicStatus
30TailwindFlyingStatus
35Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
40CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
45ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
50UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
55Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
60Rain DanceWaterStatus
65HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
70ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Tornadus does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Tornadus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Tornadus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Tornadus is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Tornadus learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
7BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
11TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
14Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95
22Nasty PlotDarkStatus
31ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
41CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
47HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
52Bleakwind StormIceSpecial 95 80

Move Tutor moves

Tornadus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Bulk UpFightingStatus
Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100

Tornadus sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Tornadus  sprite from Black & White Tornadus  sprite from X & Y Tornadus  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Tornadus Shiny sprite from Black & White Tornadus Shiny sprite from X & Y Tornadus Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Tornadus

Black Roaming Unova
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Ultra Space Wilds
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Trade/migrate from another game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game
Legends: Arceus Bonechill Wastes

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Tornadus
Japanese トルネロス (Tornelos)
German Boreos
French Boréas

Name origin

tornado
a whirlwind of destructive force
-us
common cloud suffix; possession of a given quality