Tornadus (トルネロス, Tornelos) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Flying legendary Pokémon that made its first appearance in the fifth generation games Black and White.

Physiology and Behaviour

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, purple chest consists of two joined, partially diamond-shaped pectorals, and its shoulders, elbows and navel are adorned with raindrop like designs. 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, bird-like 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 which 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 slightly longer and 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. 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.


In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black The lower half of its body is wrapped in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.
Pokémon White Tornadus expels massive energy from its tail, causing severe storms. Its power is great enough to blow houses away.

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Base Stats


Base Stats
HP 79
Attack 115
Defense 70
Sp. Attack 125
Sp. Defense 80
Speed 111
Total 580


Base Stats
HP 79
Attack 100
Defense 80
Sp. Attack 110
Sp. Defense 90
Speed 121
Total 580


Main article: Tornadus/moveset