Tapu Fini Raid Guide

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Tapu Fini is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon GO, and is the guardian deity of Poni Island in the Alola region. Best Tapu Fini counters are strong Electric and Grass Pokémon like Zekrom, Raikou, Magnezone, Zarude and Roserade.

Being a Water and Fairy-type it is weak to Electric, Grass, and Poison-types. Tapu Fini max capture CP values are as follows:

  • 1556 – 1632 CP (No weather boost, level 20, 100% IV)
  • 1946 – 2041 CP (Rainy weather/Party cloudy weather, level 25, 100% IV)

You should be able to take down Tapu Fini with 3 high-level, well-outfitted trainers.  However, 4 to 6 decently prepared trainers should have no problems.

Tapu Fini will be in raids from From Tuesday, May 10 to Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Best Tapu Fini Counters

The following Pokémon are the best Pokémon to use against a Tapu Fini in Raid Battles:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 754.90s 21.00
2. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 796.82s 20.88
3. Roserade Poison Jab Poison Solar Beam Grass 816.74s 24.14
4. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 768.17s 31.50
5. Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 833.04s 25.13
6. Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 853.63s 23.00
7. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 815.06s 29.50
8. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Poison Zap Cannon Electric 719.33s 54.00
9. Luxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 851.15s 30.25
10. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 866.69s 29.13
11. Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 897.30s 24.00
12. Celebi Magical Leaf Grass Leaf Storm Grass 933.61s 18.50
13. Gengar Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 853.28s 31.88
14. Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 892.38s 26.50
15. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 919.66s 22.75
16. Thundurus (Incarnate) Thunder Shock Electric Thunder Electric 879.46s 30.00
17. Deoxys (Normal) Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric 831.67s 45.00
18. Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 918.03s 23.13
19. Thundurus Thunder Shock Electric Thunder Electric 884.25s 30.67
20. Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 962.80s 17.00
21. Chesnaught Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 957.63s 18.25
22. Tapu Koko Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 888.59s 30.13
23. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 887.64s 33.60
24. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Thunderbolt Electric 920.96s 27.25
25. Torterra Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 919.77s 30.67
26. Jolteon Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 930.70s 33.00
27. Toxicroak Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 899.91s 33.83
28. Porygon-Z Lock-On Normal Solar Beam Grass 941.67s 34.00
29. Victreebel Acid Poison Solar Beam Grass 936.53s 25.33
30. Zacian Quick Attack Normal Wild Charge Electric 1008.57s 17.00
31. Simisage Vine Whip Grass Grass Knot Grass 931.19s 28.50
32. Leafeon Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 979.01s 20.50
33. Golem (Alola) Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric 955.10s 27.00
34. Zacian (Hero) Quick Attack Normal Wild Charge Electric 990.20s 25.00
35. Arcanine Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 1028.97s 24.00

For other options, you can also reach for Luxray, Zapdos, Venusaur, Gengar, Sceptile, Exeggutor, Tangrowth, Thundurus, Celebi and more. You can see our full counters list here.

💡 Given that Shadow Pokémon require a special event to TM away Frustration and are extremely stardust heavy to power up they have been excluded. With that being said, if you have a Shadow version of one of the Non-Mega Pokémon powered up and TM’ed, use it.

Best Mega Pokémon vs Tapu FIni

As you are only able to bring 1 Mega Pokémon into battle with you, I’ve separated the counters into two lists, Mega and Non-Mega.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick
Sludge Bomb
2. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
3. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric
4. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
5. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric

Tapu Fini Move Set Analysis

Tapu Fini has access to this set of moves as a raid boss:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
Water gun Water Surf Water
Hidden Power Normal Hydro Pump Water
Moonblast Fairy
Ice Beam Ice

Fast Moves

  • Water Gun isn’t anything to worry about as it won’t be super effective against any of the suggested counters.
  • Hidden Power is a dice roll depending on what type it ends up with, so pay attention to the types that are on your suggested team. If you see an absence of a certain type, it might be best to avoid those Pokémon.

Charge Moves

  • Ice Beam could provide some problems if you’re bringing grass types along, so if the game doesn’t suggest grass types then I would avoid adding one to your team.
  • Moonbeam will deal decent neutral damage to most of your counters and would be super effective against Zekrom and Mega Ampharos.
  • Surf is… well, surf. This is the move you hope to face.
  • Hydro Pump will deal solid neutral damage, but neither is anything you should really be concerned over.

Tapu Fini in Pokémon GO

Tapu Fini WaterFairy
Max CP at Level 40 2857| Max CP at Level 50 3230
ATK 189 DEF 254 HP 172
Weak To: Strong Against:
Electric Grass Poison Dragonx2 Bug Dark Fighting Fire Ice Water


Tapu Fini isn’t meta-shattering or even meta-shaking for PVE.  It’s defense centric and has a less-than-ideal moveset, to say the least.  Maybe it’ll get some better moves down the road but even then.  Grab one for a dex entry, and more if you’d like. Just don’t expect it to show up on any top-tier counter list.

Stay safe out there trainers!

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