Landorus (Pokémon)

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Landorus
Abundance Pokémon
ランドロス
Landlos
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Incarnate Forme
Incarnate Forme
Therian Forme
Therian Forme



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Flying
Unknown Unknown
Therian Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Force
Incarnate Forme
Intimidate
Therian Forme
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Incarnate Forme Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Therian Forme
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Incarnate Forme
4'03" 1.3 m
Therian Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
149.9 lbs. 68.0 kg
Incarnate Forme
149.9 lbs. 68.0 kg
Therian Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Incarnate Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Therian Forme
0
HP
3
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
F645.png None.png
Therian Forme
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
90
External Links

Landorus (Japanese: ランドロス Landlos) is a dual-type Ground/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, Landorus 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 Tornadus and Thundurus, it is a part of the Forces of Nature, serving as its trio master.

Biology

In its Incarnate Forme, Landorus is an orange, muscular humanoid Pokémon, which resembles a genie. It is a male-only species with no female counterpart. On its forehead are three, sharp, pink horns arranged in a slight, upwards arch. Landorus has white hair shaped like a short log on top of its head, a jagged white mustache, and two pointed orange ears on either side of its head. Its eyes are yellow with beady white irises and no visible pupils. The front of Landorus's body is covered in dark pink spots; most of them shaped like diamonds, pebbles, and raindrops. its broad chest consists of two joined, dark pink diamond-shaped pectorals, and its shoulders, elbows and navel are adorned with designs resembling raindrops. It has two spotted muscular arms, with five fingers on each hand. Its lower body consists of a trailing cloud, with a long, curling, brown, branch or root-like tail. Landorus's tail has various flat protrusions running its span, each spotted in dark pink on their edge surface.

In its Therian Forme, Landorus is an orange, lean, quadrupedal Pokémon with feline features. The horns on its head are now thinner and arranged closer together in a downwards arch. While its hair remains the same; its mustache now takes on a more fanged maw-like appearance, curving around its head to behind its ears, which have now become smaller and rounder. Its eyes remain yellow, but with larger irises which still lack visible pupils. Its chest remains broad and unchanged, while its navel is bejeweled with a beige gem. Landorus's back and lower legs are striped with dark pink, and its biceps and triceps adorned with dark pink upside down, raindrop like designs. It has four trailing cloud covered paws, each with three sharp dark pink claws. Its tail remains largely unchanged, although it may be slightly smaller and shorter than before.

Landorus is considered the "Guardian of the Fields", due to helping crops grow. Its tail causes the soil to gain nutrition. The energy from the tail is created by combining lightning and wind. Landorus seems to live above the skies. Sometimes it stops on the Abundant Shrine in the Unova region, but only when Tornadus and Thundurus are in the same place. Landorus can also stop and calm the two Forces of Nature whenever the two crash or cause destruction, thus being referred to by the grateful people as "Great Landorus".

In the anime

Main series

 
Incarnate Forme Landorus in the anime
 
Therian Forme Landorus in the anime

Major appearances

Landorus (anime)

Landorus debuted in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1, where he was seen in the legend of Milos Island related to Ash and his friends by Lewis. He later appeared in the shadows at the end of the episode, when he was called to stop the battle between Tornadus and Thundurus. He then made his physical debut in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2, where he managed to subdue the other members of the Forces of Nature.

Landorus 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 Tornadus and Thundurus. Eventually, the three were freed by Meloetta and departed.

Minor appearances

Pokémon Generations

 
Incarnate Forme Landorus in Pokémon Generations

In The Adventure, a wild Landorus suddenly confronted Pikachu inside the Relic Castle and prepared to attack it.

In the manga

 
Incarnate Forme Landorus in Pokémon Adventures
 
Therian Forme Landorus in Pokémon Adventures

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

A Landorus was seen in the Pokédex in Pokédex Complete!.

Pocket Monsters BW

A Landorus appeared in Pocket Monsters BW.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Forces of Nature (Adventures)

Landorus, along with Tornadus and Thundurus, is captured by Giallo in the Pokémon Adventures manga. He was first seen restraining Tornadus and Thundurus from fighting before his capture, and was later given to the Shadow Triad to be used to battle the Gym Leaders at Nacrene City. He first appeared in A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway.

In the TCG

Main article: Landorus (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Landorus appears as a Spirit in its Therian Forme.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #151
Unova
B2W2: #200
Black Lands visited by Landorus grant such bountiful crops that it has been hailed as "The Guardian of the Fields."
White The energy that comes pouring from its tail increases the nutrition in the soil, making crops grow to great size.
Black 2 From the forces of lightning and wind, it creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Lands visited by Landorus grant such bountiful crops that it has been hailed as "The Guardian of the Fields."
Y From the forces of lightning and wind, it creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant.
Omega Ruby Lands visited by Landorus grant such bountiful crops that it has been hailed as "The Guardian of the Fields."
Alpha Sapphire From the forces of lightning and wind, it creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine (Only one, requires Tornadus and Thundurus in party)
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Soaring in the sky (Only one, requires Tornadus and Thundurus in party)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (Only one, requires Tornadus and Thundurus in party)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: All (Random Legendary Encounter*)
PokéPark 2
Arcane Area
MD GTI
Breezy Meadow (8F)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 5
Shuffle
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Incarnate Forme)
Event: Landorus Appears (Therian Forme)
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Third release; Therian Forme)
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Abundant Orchard (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 18: Stage 12 (Therian Forme only)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Bulbasaur Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Hyadain's Landorus Japanese region Online 50 May 24 to June 30, 2016


Stats

Base stats

Incarnate Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
89
149 - 196 288 - 382
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
101
95 - 168 186 - 331
Total:
600
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
89
149 - 196 288 - 382
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
Total:
600
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 ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
011 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
055 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Block Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1515 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
2525 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3535 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4040 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
4545 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
5050 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
5555 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
6060 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
6565 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
7070 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
7575 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 03030% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Landorus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Landorus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Landorus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Landorus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Landorus in Generation VIII
  • 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 Landorus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Landorus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Landorus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Landorus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Landorus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Punishment × Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Landorus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Landorus
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Incarnate Forme

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:   Weak:  
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is gentle and good hearted. He unites Tornadus and Thundurus.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Brute Force
Deals normal damage even to types resistant to its type.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 80 - 135   15

#339
 

Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Ground Forces
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 205 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 182
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Rock Throw
Charged Attacks: Earth Power, Outrage, Rock Slide, Focus Blast

Therian Forme

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 80 - 130   10

#339
 

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 205 Base Attack: 289 Base Defense: 179
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Extrasensory
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Bulldoze, Stone Edge, Superpower

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Landorus
 Ground  Flying 


Forms

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
Front Back    
       
Front Back    
Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Landorus images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

In Incarnate Forme, Landorus seems to be based on Inari Ōkami, the kami of fertility. It may also have drawn some inspiration from genies.

In Therian Forme, Landorus seems to be based on a predatory mammal, most likely a tiger or other large feline. It may also draw inspiration from the White Tiger of the Chinese Four Symbols constellation, or from Tezcatlipoca or Tepēyōllōtl, gods from the Aztec mythology that resemble a jaguar.

Name origin

Landorus and Landlos may be a combination of land and Aeolus (ruler of the winds in Greek mythology).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ランドロス Landlos From land and Αἴολος Aiolos
  French Démétéros From Demeter, the Greek goddess of harvest
  Spanish Landorus Same as English name
  German Demeteros From Demeter (the Greek goddess of harvest) and Aiolos
  Italian Landorus Same as English name
  Korean 랜드로스 Landlos Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 土地雲 / 土地云 Tǔdìyún Literally "Land cloud"


Incarnate Forme

Language Title
  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
  French Forme Avatar
  German Inkarnationsform
  Italian Forma Incarnazione
  Korean 화신폼 Incarnation Forme
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Materializada
  Spanish Forma Avatar
  Thai ฟอร์มอวตาร
  Vietnamese Dạng hiện thân

Therian Forme

Language Title
  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
  French Forme Totémique
  German Tiergeistform
  Italian Forma Totem
  Korean 영물폼 Sacred Beast Forme
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Therian
  Spanish Forma Tótem
  Thai ฟอร์มสัตว์ศักดิ์สิทธิ์
  Vietnamese Dạng linh thiêng


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