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.||Charge Beam Electric||Wild Charge Electric||754.90s||21.00|
|2.||Vine Whip Grass||Power Whip Grass||796.82s||20.88|
|3.||Poison Jab Poison||Solar Beam Grass||816.74s||24.14|
|4.||Volt Switch Electric||Thunderbolt Electric||768.17s||31.50|
|5.||Thunder Shock Electric||Wild Charge Electric||833.04s||25.13|
|6.||Spark Electric||Wild Charge Electric||853.63s||23.00|
|7.||Thunder Shock Electric||Wild Charge Electric||815.06s||29.50|
|8.||Poison Jab Poison||Zap Cannon Electric||719.33s||54.00|
|9.||Spark Electric||Wild Charge Electric||851.15s||30.25|
|10.||Thunder Shock Electric||Thunderbolt Electric||866.69s||29.13|
|11.||Vine Whip Grass||Frenzy Plant Grass||897.30s||24.00|
|12.||Magical Leaf Grass||Leaf Storm Grass||933.61s||18.50|
|13.||Lick Ghost||Sludge Bomb Poison||853.28s||31.88|
|14.||Bullet Seed Grass||Frenzy Plant Grass||892.38s||26.50|
|15.||Bullet Seed Grass||Solar Beam Grass||919.66s||22.75|
|16.||Thunder Shock Electric||Thunder Electric||879.46s||30.00|
|17.||Charge Beam Electric||Thunderbolt Electric||831.67s||45.00|
|18.||Vine Whip Grass||Power Whip Grass||918.03s||23.13|
|19.||Thunder Shock Electric||Thunder Electric||884.25s||30.67|
|20.||Bullet Seed Grass||Solar Beam Grass||962.80s||17.00|
|21.||Vine Whip Grass||Solar Beam Grass||957.63s||18.25|
|22.||Volt Switch Electric||Thunderbolt Electric||888.59s||30.13|
|23.||Bullet Seed Grass||Grass Knot Grass||887.64s||33.60|
|24.||Psycho Cut Psychic||Thunderbolt Electric||920.96s||27.25|
|25.||Razor Leaf Grass||Frenzy Plant Grass||919.77s||30.67|
|26.||Thunder Shock Electric||Thunderbolt Electric||930.70s||33.00|
|27.||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison||899.91s||33.83|
|28.||Lock-On Normal||Solar Beam Grass||941.67s||34.00|
|29.||Acid Poison||Solar Beam Grass||936.53s||25.33|
|30.||Quick Attack Normal||Wild Charge Electric||1008.57s||17.00|
|31.||Vine Whip Grass||Grass Knot Grass||931.19s||28.50|
|32.||Razor Leaf Grass||Leaf Blade Grass||979.01s||20.50|
|33.||Volt Switch Electric||Wild Charge Electric||955.10s||27.00|
|34.||Quick Attack Normal||Wild Charge Electric||990.20s||25.00|
|35.||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|
|2.||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison|
|3.||Thunder Fang Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|4.||Vine Whip Grass||Frenzy Plant Grass|
|5.||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|
|Ice Beam Ice|
- 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.
- 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
|Max CP at Level 40 2857| Max CP at Level 50 3230|
|ATK 189||DEF 254||HP 172|
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!