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Tornadus (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#642: Thundurus Thundurus
Tornadus
トルネロス Tornelos
#641
641Tornadus.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Flying Unknown
Category
Cyclone Pokémon
Abilities
Prankster Defiant
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#147
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
138.9 lbs.
Imperial
63.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F641.png 
Gender ratio
100% male
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 261 Battle Exp.: 2611*

Tornadus (Japanese: トルネロス Tornelos) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon. He is the first of the kami trio.

Tornadus is a roaming Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon Black and is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Tornadus is a green, muscular, vaguely ogre or genie-like Pokémon. He has a tufted, cloudlike white mane on the back of his head, small purple horns pointing forward, green ears, yellow eyes, and a white mustache. His muscular arms are spotted with purple, and his navel also has a spot of purple. He has a trailing cloud for a lower body, and his long, curling, purple tentacle-like tail is adorned with various sepia whorled structures.

Gender differences

Tornadus is a male-only species with no female counterpart.

Special abilities

Tornadus can travel at speeds of 200 miles per hour. He can also whip up storms with his tail, and is able to blow away houses.

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Kami trio anime.png
Tornadus in the anime

Major appearances

A Tornadus and a Thundurus are set to debut in BW059.

Minor appearances

Tornadus made a cameo appearance in the credits of White - Victini and Zekrom.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Tornadus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
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 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
One Roaming Unova (Black only)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope (Random Legendary Encounter)*

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 79
139 - 186 268 - 362
Attack: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 111
104 - 179 204 - 353
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
00Start Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
077 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
1313 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1919 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
2525 Air Cutter Flying Special 05555 09595% 25
3131 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 30
3737 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4343 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
4949 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 30
6161 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
6767 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 07070% 10
7373 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
7979 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
8585 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tornadus obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tornadus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tornadus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tornadus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tornadus

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tornadus in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Tornadus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tornadus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tornadus

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tornadus can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tornadus cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tornadus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tornadus

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Tornadus
Does not evolve
Tornadus
 Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 641.png Spr 5b 641.png Spr b 5b 641.png
Spr 5b 641 s.png Spr 5b 641 s.png Spr b 5b 641 s.png
Tornadus For other sprites and images, please see Tornadus images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Tornadus is the only pure Flying-type Pokémon. However, other Pokémon were able to temporarily become pure Flying types through their Abilities or moves, such as Kecleon and Arceus.
    • This also makes him the only purely typed Pokémon with a unique type 'combination'.
    • Also because of this, it is the only Pokémon that can have the Flying-type backdrop after defeating the Elite Four in Black and White, as the backdrop will always reflect the Pokémon's primary type.
  • Tornadus and Thundurus have identical base stat distribution.
  • Tornadus is the only Generation V legendary Pokémon with only one type.
  • When Tornadus appears on Route 7, Thundurus's cry is heard.
  • Tornadus is the last single-type Pokémon in National Pokédex order.

Origin

Tornadus is based on Fūjin, the kami of wind.

Name origin

Both Tornadus and Tornelos are from the word "tornado".

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
German Boreos From Boreas, Greek god of the North Wind
French Boréas From Boreas, Greek god of the North Wind
Korean 토네로스 Toneroseu
Chinese (Mandarin) 龍捲雲 / 龙卷云 Lóngjuǎnyún Means "Tornado cloud".


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Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
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Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
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Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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