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, , 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.
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:
|Beedrill (Mega)||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|Gengar (Mega)||Shadow Claw Ghost||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn* Fire|
|Roserade||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|Pidgeot (Mega)||Gust*||Brave Bird|
|Charizard (Mega X)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn* Fire|
|Venusaur (Mega)||Vine Whip Grass||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|Houndoom (Mega)||Fire Fang Fire||Flamethrower Fire|
|Gengar||Shadow Claw Ghost||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|Toxicroak||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|Victreebel||Acid Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|Scolipede||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|Vileplume||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
|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 Ice Steel||Dark Dragon FightingGround Rock Water|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
All the best, trainers!