Tornadus (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Tornadus (disambiguation).
Tornadus
Cyclone Pokémon
トルネロス
Tornelos
#641
Incarnate Forme
Incarnate Forme
Therian Forme
Therian Forme



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Flying Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Therian Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Prankster
Incarnate Forme
Regenerator
Therian Forme
Cacophony
Defiant
Incarnate Forme Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Therian Forme
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Incarnate Forme
4'07" 1.4 m
Therian Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
138.9 lbs. 63.0 kg
Incarnate Forme
138.9 lbs. 63.0 kg
Therian Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
261
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Incarnate Forme
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Therian Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
F641.png None.png
Therian Forme
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
90
External Links

Tornadus (Japanese: トルネロス Tornelos) is a Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, Tornadus has a second Forme activated by using the Reveal Glass. Its original Forme, Incarnate Forme, will then become Therian Forme.

Its Therian Forme was officially revealed on May 12, 2012.

Along with Thundurus, Landorus, and Enamorus, it is a part of the Forces of Nature.

Biology

In Incarnate Forme, Tornadus is a green, muscular humanoid Pokémon, which resembles a genie. It is a male-only species with no female counterpart. On its forehead are two purple long and sharp horns. Tornadus has white, wavy, and billowy styled hair, a spiky white mustache, and two pointed green ears on either side of its head. Its eyes are yellow with beady white irises and no visible pupils. The front of Tornadus's body is covered in various, irregularly shaped purple spots. Its broad chest consists of two joined diamond-shaped pectorals, its shoulders and elbows are adorned with magatama shapes, and on top of its navel is a teardrop, all colored purple. It has two spotted muscular arms, with five fingers on each hand. Its lower body consists of a trailing cloud, with a purple long, curling tail, tipped with a whirl. Spanning the length of its tail, Tornadus has several whorled structures. They are a light khaki color and follow the same direction as the tip of its tail.

In Therian Forme, Tornadus is a large, green, bipedal, long-necked, birdlike Pokémon. It now lacks any visible ears, and the horns on its forehead have become thinner and crest-like. Tornadus's hair is also now crest-like, and the direction of its hair whirl is reversed. The style of its hair is now more relaxed as well, proudly flowing down its long neck. Tornadus's mustache now takes on a more beak-like appearance, puffing out on the edges like coarse plumage against its cheeks. Its eyes remain yellow, but with larger irises that still lack visible pupils. Its chest is now fuller, but remains largely unchanged, while its navel is now bejeweled with a red gem. Tornadus's arms have now become large spanning, feathered wings; each possessing thumbs and five large, purple-tipped primary feathers. It has two strong legs and sharp talons, each with three sharp purple claws and one dewclaw. Tornadus's tail remains largely unchanged, although it appears less curved than before. On its lower back, it has a large trailing cloud-like puff.

Tornadus can travel at speeds of 200 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour). It can also whip up storms with its tail and is able to blow away houses. This also has the effect of changing the seasons. Tornadus is feared and despised by people and farmers for the destruction it causes with its ferocious gales when unleashed. It also gets into violent crashes with Thundurus when the two meet, having fought its brethren since the beginning of time. It has been observed traveling around oceans in its Therian Form. Tornadus can unleash mini whirlwinds along with surrounding itself with a cloud shield to protect itself from harm.

Tornadus is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Bleakwind Storm.

In the anime

Main series

Incarnate Forme Tornadus in the anime
Therian Forme Tornadus in the anime

Major appearances

Tornadus (anime)

Tornadus made his main series debut in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1. He appeared in Milos Island's legend and then attacked unexpectedly when Ash, his friends, and Lewis tried to summon Landorus. Once Thundurus appeared, the two engaged in a fierce battle. He then appeared in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2, where he ultimately was calmed by Landorus.

Tornadus appeared in both of his Formes in Unova's Survival Crisis!, where he was summoned to the Abyssal Ruins by Giovanni and sent on a rampage alongside Thundurus and Landorus. Eventually, he was freed by Meloetta and departed.

Other

A Therian Forme Tornadus appeared in the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short Flying in the Air. He was among the many Flying-type Pokémon summoned by Hoopa to create wind for Ash and Pikachu, but their combined Gust was too much for them and sent them blasting off.

Minor appearances

Tornadus debuted in a cameo appearance during the ending credits of White—Victini and Zekrom, where he created a windstorm that Ash and his friends encountered.

GOTCHA!

A Tornadus briefly appeared in its Therian Forme as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Incarnate Forme Tornadus in Pokémon Adventures
Therian Forme Tornadus in Pokémon Adventures

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Tornadus debuted in Let's Master Pokémon Capturing!, where Monta chased it with the intent of catching it. However, Tornadus was difficult for Monta to catch, since he kept fleeing during each encounter. Using his newly evolved Watchog, Monta was finally able to catch him.

Pocket Monsters BW

A Tornadus appeared in Pocket Monsters BW.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Forces of Nature (Adventures)

Tornadus, along with Thundurus and Landorus, was caught by Giallo in A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway. He was first seen battling Thundurus near the Battle Subway before his capture, and was later given to the Shadow Triad to be used to battle the Gym Leaders at Nacrene City. He made another appearance at the Pokémon League under Hood Man's control.

In the TCG

Main article: Tornadus (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tornadus appears as a Spirit in its Incarnate Forme.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #147
Unova
B2W2: #198
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 In every direction it flies, creating winds so powerful, they blow everything away.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X The lower half of its body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.
Y Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Its power is great enough to blow houses away.
Omega Ruby The lower half of its body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.
Alpha Sapphire Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Its power is great enough to blow houses away.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#231
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl.
Incarnate Forme
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Roaming Unova (Only one) (Incarnate Forme)
White
Trade, Event
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar (Therian Forme)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby
Soaring in the sky (requires having Castform in party, only one) (Incarnate Forme)
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (only one) (Incarnate Forme)
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Sword Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (only one) (Incarnate Forme)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Bonechill WastesBlizzard (only one) (Incarnate Forme)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope (Random Legendary Encounter*) (Incarnate Forme)
PokéPark 2
Cove AreaPost-game (Incarnate Forme)
MD GTI
Silent Tundra (Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall) (Incarnate Forme)
Rumble U
Conductor Room: King of the Sky (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale (Incarnate Forme)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 5
Shuffle
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Incarnate Forme)
Event: Tornadus Appears (Therian Forme)
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Third release; Therian Forme)
Rumble World
Black Realm: Blustery Grove (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 29: Stage 11 (Therian Forme)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2020, Garchomp SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout (Skyla's (Anniversary 2022)) (Therian Forme)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
W Milos Island Tornadus Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
70 December 16, 2011 to January 10, 2012
W Milos Island Tornadus Korean Wi-Fi 70 May 14 to July 5, 2012
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Tornadus American region Online 60 July 1 to October 29, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Tornadus American region Online 100 July 1 to October 29, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Tornadus PAL region Nintendo Network 60 July 6 to 22, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Tornadus PAL region Nintendo Network 100 July 6 to 22, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Tornadus Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 60 July 6 to 22, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Tornadus Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 100 July 6 to 22, 2018
UM Korean League Season 2 Tornadus all South Korea 100 February 16 to 17, 2019

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Revival Herb Revival Herb (100%) Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Incarnate Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
79
139 - 186 268 - 362
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
111
104 - 179 204 - 353
Total:
580
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Therian Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
79
139 - 186 268 - 362
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
121
113 - 190 222 - 375
Total:
580
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
055 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
2525 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3030 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
3535 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4040 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4545 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
5050 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
5555 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
6060 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
6565 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
7070 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
7777 Bleakwind Storm Flying Special 100100 08080% 10
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM064Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   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 IX
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Incarnate Forme

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush641Body.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2641.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He was too powerful, so his power was confined in a Shrine. He caused trouble in the past, but he's calmed down and is enjoying the slow life.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT641.png

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 15

#337
Shuffle641.png

Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Paralysis Combo
Pokémon GO
GO641.png Base Stamina: 188 Base Attack: 266 Base Defense: 164
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Air Slash
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot, Dark Pulse, Hyper Beam, Hurricane

Therian Forme

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush641TBody.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#337
Shuffle641T.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
GO641T.png Base Stamina: 188 Base Attack: 238 Base Defense: 189
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Gust
Charged Attacks: Heat Wave, Focus Blast, Psychic, Hurricane

Evolution

641Tornadus.png
Unevolved
Tornadus
 Flying 


Forms

From the Pokémon world
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
Tornadus
 Flying 

Reveal Glass
Reveal Glass


From the Interdream Zone
Tornadus
Therian Forme
Tornadus
 Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 641.png Spr b 5b 641.png Spr 5b 641.png Spr b 5b 641.png
Front Back Spr 5b2 641T.png Spr b 5b2 641T.png
Spr 5b 641 s.png Spr b 5b 641 s.png Spr 5b 641 s.png Spr b 5b 641 s.png
Front Back Spr 5b2 641T s.png Spr b 5b2 641T s.png
Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 641.png Spr b 6x 641.png Spr 6x 641.png Spr b 6x 641.png
Spr 6x 641T.png Spr b 6x 641T.png Spr 6x 641T.png Spr b 6x 641T.png
Spr 6x 641 s.png Spr b 6x 641 s.png Spr 6x 641 s.png Spr b 6x 641 s.png
Spr 6x 641T s.png Spr b 6x 641T s.png Spr 6x 641T s.png Spr b 6x 641T s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 641.png Spr b 7s 641.png Spr 7s 641.png Spr b 7s 641.png
Spr 7s 641T.png Spr b 7s 641T.png Spr 7s 641T.png Spr b 7s 641T.png
Spr 7s 641 s.png Spr b 7s 641 s.png Spr 7s 641 s.png Spr b 7s 641 s.png
Spr 7s 641T s.png Spr b 7s 641T s.png Spr 7s 641T s.png Spr b 7s 641T s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
400px 400px
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 641.png Spr 8a 641 s.png
Spr 8a 641T.png Spr 8a 641T s.png
HOME
HOME641.png HOME641 s.png
HOME641T.png HOME641T s.png
641MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Tornadus images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Tornadus and Thundurus have identical base stat distributions in their Incarnate Formes.
  • Tornadus is the first Pokémon to be pure Flying-type, making the type the last one to have a single-type Pokémon.
    • Due to being a pure Flying-type, Tornadus is the only Pokémon that can have the Flying-type backdrop in the Hall of Fame after defeating the Pokémon League in Black and White and Black 2 and White 2. This backdrop will always reflect the Pokémon's primary type, but all half-Flying-type Pokémon had Flying as their secondary type.
    • Tornadus is the only member of the Forces of Nature to be a single-type Pokémon.
  • When Tornadus appears on Route 7 in Pokémon Black, Thundurus's cry is heard.
  • In an interview with Nintendo Dream, Ken Sugimori revealed that Tornadus was originally intended to be colored red, to pair with Thundurus's blue. Tornadus's color was changed because the pair ended up looking too similar to Throh and Sawk.[1]
  • In Black 2 and White 2, Tornadus's Therian Forme had the same shape as its Incarnate Forme.

Origin

In Incarnate Forme, Tornadus is based on Fūjin, the kami of wind.[1] It may also have drawn some inspiration from Jinn.

In Therian Forme, Tornadus seems to be based on a bird of prey, most likely an eagle, vulture, or other large avian species. It may also draw inspiration from the Vermilion Bird (Chinese: 朱雀 Zhūquè) of the Chinese Four Symbols; from Huītzilōpōchtli, a god from the Aztec mythology that resembles a hummingbird; or from Garuda, a mythical birdlike creature with both zoomorphic and anthropomorphic features.

Name origin

Tornadus and Tornelos may be a combination of tornado and Aeolus (ruler of the winds in Greek mythology; also spelled Αἴολος Aiolos).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese トルネロス Tornelos From tornado and Αἴολος Aiolos
France Flag.png French Boréas From Borée
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tornadus Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Boreos From Boreas and Aiolos
Italy Flag.png Italian Tornadus Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 토네로스 Tornelos Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 龍捲雲 / 龙卷云 Lóngjuǎnyún From 龍捲風 / 龙卷风 lóngjuǎnfēng and 雲 / 云 yún
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 龍捲雲 Lùhnggyúnwàhn From 龍捲風 lùhnggyúnfūng and wàhn


Incarnate Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese けしんフォルム Incarnation Forme
Chinese Cantonese 化身形態 Fasān Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 化身形態 / 化身形态 Huàshēn Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Avatar
Germany Flag.png German Inkarnationsform
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bentuk Inkarnasi
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Incarnazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 화신폼 Incarnation Forme
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Materializada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Avatar
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มอวตาร
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng hiện thân

Therian Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese れいじゅうフォルム Sacred Beast Forme
Chinese Cantonese 靈獸形態 Lìhngsau Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 靈獸形態 / 灵兽形态 Língshòu Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Totémique
Germany Flag.png German Tiergeistform
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bentuk Therian*
Bentuk Theria*
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Totem
South Korea Flag.png Korean 영물폼 Sacred Beast Forme
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Therian
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Tótem
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มสัตว์ศักดิ์สิทธิ์
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng linh thiêng


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nintendo Dream Vol. 205, May 2011 (Shellspider's blog (Japanese), Translation by Dr. Lava)

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