Tapu Lele Raid Guide

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Tapu Lele

Tapu Lele is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon GO and of as February 8, 2023, it can be shiny.

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.

Shiny Tapu Lele

Shiny Tapu Lele is a great shiny, with the bulk of the Pokémon turning black, and the hot pink fading to pale pink.

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:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
386.18s 21.38
2. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
409.72s 23.13
3. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
441.12s 27.63
4. Scizor (Mega) Bullet Punch
Steel
Iron Head
Steel
560.58s 16.25
5. Aggron (Mega) Iron Tail
Steel
Heavy Slam
Steel
580.41s 14.50
6. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ghost
571.15s 22.75
7. Metagross Bullet Punch
Steel
Meteor Mash
Steel
624.19s 15.38
8. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip
Grass
Sludge Bomb
Poison
606.79s 24.88
9. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
621.37s 21.88
10. Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail
Steel
Heavy Slam
Steel
649.02s 15.75
11. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter
Bug
Frenzy Plant
Grass
615.81s 29.29
12. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot
Ground
Hydro Cannon
Water
642.11s 22.25
13. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw
Ghost
Shadow Force
Ghost
652.14s 20.25
14. Nihilego Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
649.82s 25.75
15. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
687.29s 14.67
16. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
619.61s 35.57
17. Chandelure Hex
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
648.98s 29.50
18. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish
Ghost
Shadow Ball
Ghost
679.37s 24.50
19. Gengar Shadow Claw
Ghost
Sludge Bomb
Poison
633.67s 39.88
20. Aerodactyl (Mega) Steel Wing
Steel
Iron Head
Steel
684.38s 26.13
21. Pidgeot (Mega) Steel Wing
Steel
Brave Bird
Flying
677.50s 29.00
22. Darkrai Snarl
Dark
Shadow Ball
Ghost
735.70s 15.00
23. Dialga Metal Claw
Steel
Iron Head
Steel
705.42s 22.25
24. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang
Fire
Foul Play
Dark
738.29s 17.83
25. Zacian Metal Claw
Steel
Iron Head
Steel
740.33s 19.25
26. Mewtwo Psycho Cut
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ghost
729.79s 22.25
27. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall
Water
Hydro Pump
Water
748.89s 17.50
28. Genesect (Normal) Metal Claw
Steel
Magnet Bomb
Steel
728.67s 23.38
29. Excadrill Metal Claw
Steel
Iron Head
Steel
730.41s 24.17
30. Absol (Mega) Snarl
Dark
Payback
Dark
747.19s 21.75
31. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun
Water
Hydro Cannon
Water
721.98s 26.13
32. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin
Fire
Blast Burn
Fire
718.08s 27.75
33. Genesect (Burn) Metal Claw
Steel
Magnet Bomb
Steel
730.65s 24.13
34. Genesect (Douse) Metal Claw
Steel
Magnet Bomb
Steel
731.08s 24.00
35. Overqwil Poison Jab
Poison
Sludge Bomb
Poison
735.41s 24.00
 

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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