Tapu Lele Raid Guide

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Tapu Lele

Tapu Lele is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon Go and marks its debut in the Lush Jungle Event 2022, running from March 22nd, 10 AM – March 29th, 8 PM, 2022.

Being a Psychic/Fairy type, it is weak to the Ghost, Poison and Steel types.

Tapu Lele is currently a case of lost potential as it doesn’t learn Charm in Pokémon Go (which it can learn in the Main Series Games). Even from the Psychic POV, its moves aren’t the best. So while Tapu Lele doesn’t dazzle in either of its typing, it can experience a change of fortunes with something like Charm being added to its moveset in the future. Anyway, it is still a legendary Dex addition, to say the least.

You can check out Tapu Lele’s PvP performance in JRESeawolf’s article.

Tapu Lele can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1912 – 1996 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2390 – 2496 CP at Level 25 with Windy or Cloudy weather boost

Generally, 3-4 high-level trainers can beat Tapu Lele easily with optimal counters. Otherwise, 4-5 trainers will suffice.

Tapu Lele 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 Lele are the following:

Tapu Lele Counters
Supreme Counters
Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash* Steel
Great Counters
Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Sludge Bomb Poison
Gengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel
Aerodactyl (Mega) Steel Wing Steel Iron Head Steel
Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Roserade Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Zacian (Hero) Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Excadrill Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball* Ghost

*denotes a legacy move

Other options include Jirachi with Steel moves, Banette with Ghost moves, Darkrai, Trevenant, Mismagius and even Haunter!

Stats and Max CP

Tapu Lele PsychicFairy
Max CP at Level 40 3494 | Max CP at Level 50 3950
ATK 259 DEF 208 HP 172
Weak to Strong Against
Ghost Poison Steel Dark Dragon Fighting Poison

Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Astonish Ghost
  • Future Sight Psychic
  • Psyshock Psychic
  • Moonblast Fairy
  • Focus Blast Fighting

All the best, trainers!

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