Tapu Bulu is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon Go and is the guardian deity of the Ula’ula Island in the Alola region. Tapu Bulu will be in raids from April 12th – April 26th, 2022.

Being a Grass/Fairy type, it is weak to the Poison, Fire, Flying, Ice and Steel types, with Poison being a 2x weakness.

Unlike Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu has been graced with a better moveset and as such, is a must-catch.

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Tapu Bulu can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1870 – 1953 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2338 – 2442 CP at Level 25 with Sunny or Cloudy weather boost

Generally, 3-4 high-level trainers can beat Tapu Bulu easily with optimal counters. Otherwise, 4-5 trainers will suffice.

Tapu Bulu Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Tapu Bulu are the following:

Tapu Bulu Counters
Supreme Counters
Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Shadow Claw Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison
Great Counters
Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Gust* Flying Brave Bird Flying
Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Vine Whip Grass Sludge Bomb Poison
Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire
Shadow Claw Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison
Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Acid Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Acid Poison Sludge Bomb Poison

*denotes a legacy move

Some addtional counters options: Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Galarian Slowking and Drapion with Poison type moves, Metagross with Steel moves, and Fire types like Darmanitan and Chandelure.

Stats and Max CP

Max CP at Level 40 3419 | Max CP at Level 50 3865
ATK 249 DEF 215 HP 172
Weak to Strong Against
Poison Fire Flying Ice Steel Dark Dragon FightingGround Rock Water

Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Bullet Seed Grass
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Grass Knot Grass
  • Solar Beam Grass
  • Dazzling Gleam Fairy
  • Megahorn Bug

All the best, trainers!

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