Tapu Koko Raid Guide

Best Pokémon to counter Tapu Koko. How to defeat a Tapu Koko raid boss in Pokémon GO. A guide to Tapu Koko moves and move sets.

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Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko is a legendary Electric and Fairy type introduced during Pokémon GO’s Season of Alola as a Tier 5 Raid Boss (45438 CP). Tapu Koko best counters are strong Ground type Pokémon.

Tapu Koko can be caught in the following Combat Power ranges:

  • Level 20 Raid catch: 1730 – 1810 CP
  • Level 25 Raid catch (with Cloudy weather boost): 2162 – 2263 CP

We estimate that it will take a minimum of 3-4 Trainers to defeat Tapu Koko. More Trainers is always better in a Raid. Shiny Tapu Koko is available in Pokemon GO:

Regular Shiny

Best Tapu Koko Counter Pokémon

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Tapu Koko:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move TTW Faints
1. Nihilego Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
591.06s 16.13
2. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
590.25s 20.75
3. Excadrill Mud-Slap
Ground
Drill Run
Ground
617.25s 16.25
4. Mamoswine Mud-Slap
Ground
High Horsepower
Ground
607.76s 19.38
5. Garchomp Mud Shot
Ground
Earth Power
Ground
623.29s 16.38
6. Rhyperior Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
643.68s 13.88
7. Groudon Mud Shot
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
644.34s 15.75
8. Roserade Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
620.31s 22.17
9. Landorus Mud Shot
Ground
Earth Power
Ground
630.03s 22.25
10. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot
Ground
Earth Power
Ground
629.71s 22.13
11. Gengar Lick
Ghost
Sludge Bomb
Poison
624.72s 32.38
12. Krookodile Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
677.30s 20.14
13. Overqwil Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
657.61s 28.57
14. Rhydon Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
705.60s 16.88
15. Golurk Mud-Slap
Ground
Earth Power
Ground
697.38s 18.83
16. Donphan Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
716.40s 13.25
17. Toxicroak Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
661.94s 34.25
18. Mewtwo Confusion
Psychic
Psystrike
Psychic
703.83s 29.00
19. Darkrai Snarl
Dark
Sludge Bomb
Poison
670.70s 38.00
20. Victreebel Acid
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
716.02s 29.00
21. Golem Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
745.27s 15.00

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.

Best Mega Pokémon against Tapu Koko

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move TTW Faints
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick
Ghost
Sludge Bomb
Poison
381.21s 18.13
2. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
398.30s 25.63
3. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
461.03s 13.00
4. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip
Grass
Sludge Bomb
Poison
535.09s 15.75
5. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion
Psychic
Psychic
Psychic
518.68s 24.88
6. Sceptile (Mega) Bullet Seed
Grass
Frenzy Plant
Grass
564.92s 21.86
7. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
554.76s 26.50
8. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Psychic
Psychic
583.18s 19.63

Tapu Koko move sets

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Quick Attack Normal
  • Brave Bird Flying
  • Thunder Electric
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Dazzling Gleam Fairy

Tapu Koko’s moves are mostly Electric moves, but be aware that Brave Bird and Dazzling Gleam are in the mix as well.

Most Trainers won’t have any problems dealing with it, as Ground-type Pokémon are readily available, and most of the times Tapu Koko will be using Electric moves.

We found that Quick Attack and Dazzling Gleam is the most dangerous move set to be faced against. In case of QA/DG combo, Roserade becomes the best available counter, as it takes reduced damage from Fairy moves.

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