Tapu Bulu Raid Guide

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Tapu Bulu

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.

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.

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.

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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:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
286.68s 10.13
2. Gengar (Mega) Lick
Ghost
Sludge Bomb
Poison
305.78s 10.00
3. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
405.99s 9.13
4. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
395.34s 15.00
5. Nihilego Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
429.38s 13.25
6. Roserade Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
452.83s 15.50
7. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
470.79s 13.00
8. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip
Grass
Sludge Bomb
Poison
492.34s 11.13
9. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust
Flying
Brave Bird
Flying
479.15s 18.50
10. Toxicroak Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
497.48s 20.00
11. Gengar Hex
Ghost
Sludge Bomb
Poison
505.70s 17.88
12. Overqwil Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
495.52s 20.88
13. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang
Fire
Flamethrower
Fire
503.00s 21.50
14. Victreebel Acid
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
523.36s 18.75
15. Scolipede Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
534.37s 16.00
16. Vileplume Acid
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
537.61s 17.13
17. Salazzle Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Wave
Poison
548.10s 17.25
18. Scizor (Mega) Bullet Punch
Steel
Iron Head
Steel
571.58s 13.38
19. Reshiram Fire Fang
Fire
Fusion Flare
Fire
578.98s 14.50
20. Aggron (Mega) Iron Tail
Steel
Heavy Slam
Steel
587.88s 13.75
21. Skuntank Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
562.99s 24.00
22. Slowbro (Galarian) Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
578.63s 20.38
23. Muk Poison Jab
Poison
Gunk Shot
Poison
594.33s 17.13
24. Muk (Alola) Poison Jab
Poison
Gunk Shot
Poison
589.07s 20.50
25. Glalie (Mega) Frost Breath
Ice
Avalanche
Ice
555.60s 30.00
26. Qwilfish (Hisuian) Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
570.24s 26.88
27. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow
Ice
Weather Ball
Ice
582.30s 23.50
28. Roselia Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
584.41s 26.00
29. Darkrai Snarl
Dark
Sludge Bomb
Poison
567.76s 32.38
30. Nidoking Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Wave
Poison
612.96s 20.75
31. Genesect (Douse) Fury Cutter
Bug
Gunk Shot
Poison
628.52s 17.63
32. Haunter Lick
Ghost
Sludge Bomb
Poison
592.18s 29.00
33. Salamence (Mega) Fire Fang
Fire
Fire Blast
Fire
660.60s 10.83
34. Metagross Bullet Punch
Steel
Meteor Mash
Steel
636.45s 18.63
35. Dragalge Acid
Poison
Gunk Shot
Poison
651.89s 16.00

Stats and Max CP

Tapu Bulu GrassFairy
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

Shiny Tapu Bulu

Tapu Bulu is available as a shiny as of April 2023. It has a really fantastic black shiny with pale yellow and white accents.

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

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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MeteorAsh15
MeteorAsh15
My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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