WIP Sash Tornadus


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Tornadus @ Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Bleakwind Storm
- Tailwind
- Taunt / Icy Wind / Rain Dance / Sunny Day
- Protect


  • Tornadus is the premier Tailwind user in the DOU metagame. Prankster allows Tornadus to set Tailwind with a high degree of consistency that's largely unmatched. As Tailwind is being set with priority, it can enable your partner to act before even the fastest Pokemon in the metagame.
  • Bleakwind Storm is Tornadus's best attack. Though the damage output won't be picking up OHKOs on even the common Flying weak Pokemon, such as Amoonguss and Rillaboom, it will turn up the pressure on anything that doesn't resist Flying. Setting up your offensive Pokemon that might otherwise just fall short of those critical knockouts that keep them safe from retaliation.
  • Taunt has strong disruptive utility. In particular it can be used to prevent Trick Room setters from turning the tables on your faster team, as well as prevent an opposing Tornadus from trying to match your Tailwind. It can also prevent Amoonguss from attempting to Spore your pokemon or redirect their attacks with Rage Powder.
  • Icy Wind is another effective tool for managing the foe's speed. Particularly in situations where the opponent has matched your Tailwind. Rain Dance and Sunny Day are both effective options to support your own weather abusing pokemon such as Archaludon and Chi-Yu respectively. While also disrupting opposing weather, most notably against Ninetales-A which are trying to set Aurora Veil.
  • Tera Ghost's primary value is in evading Fake Out, and the less common Extreme Speed, allowing Tornadus to set Tailwind on a critical turn. In practice however, Tornadus is not a common user of Terastalization as it's usually more valuable to save it for a pokemon with greater damage output.
  • Using Tornadus effectively is most often about positioning it well and using Tailwind effectively.
  • As the Tailwind is a common part of many teams it's not uncommon to have your own Tailwinds essentially neutralized by an opponent setting their own. In these Tailwind mirrors it's often advised to try and offset your own Tailwind by a turn or two, with the aim of having the speed advantage after their Tailwind has ended. Tornadus opting to use Icy Wind can also achieve the advantage during matched Tailwinds by dropping the Speed of both opponent's Pokemon.
  • Tornadus usually fits best on teams with offensive pokemon that need their Speed patching up. Pokemon such as Landorus-I, Gholdengo and, Chi-Yu are all great examples of offensive powerhouses that find themselves outsped by faster threats such as Chien-Pao and Ogerpon.

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