Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko
カプ · コケコ
Tapu Koko.png
Kommo-o < Tapu Koko > Tapu Lele
Land Spirit Pokémon
Electric.gif Fairy.gif
45.2 lbs
Gender Ratio
Male: 0%
Female: 0%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Tapu Koko (カプ · コケコ) is the 285th Pokémon in the Alola Pokédex. It is an Electric/Fairy type, and is known as the Land Spirit Pokémon. It is one of the Guardian Deities of Alola, and watches over Melemele Island.

Tapu Koko possesses Ability Electric Surge, which activates Electric Terrain upon entering the field, raising the power of Electric type moves and preventing the Sleep status to grounded Pokémon. Its Hidden Ability is Telepathy, which allows it to avoid moves used by an ally Pokémon.

Tapu Koko does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form.

Tapu Koko is in the Undiscovered Egg Group. It takes Tapu Koko 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Gender Differences

Game Information

Original Games

Tapu Koko is obtainable in Pokémon Sun and Moon at the Ruins of Conflict. The player must capture it after a cut scene that activates once becoming the Champion.

Spin-Off Games

Tapu Koko is yet to appear in a spin-off game.

Trading Card Game

Tapu Koko is yet to appear in the Trading Card Game.

Anime/Manga Information


Tapu Koko is yet to appear in the anime.


Tapu Koko is yet to appear in the movies.


Tapu Koko is yet to appear in the manga.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Tapu Koko is in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling, where it stands out as one of the biggest offensive threats in the tier. Its base 130 Speed stat allows for it to outspeed most non-Choice Scarf Pokémon in OU excluding the likes of Ash-Greninja, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Alakazam. Thanks to its fantastic speed tier, Tapu Koko works wonderfully as a pivot with U-turn and Volt Switch at its disposal. Its ability Electric Surge gives it a big boost to its Electric attacks, and when complemented with a boosting item, it can make Tapu Koko's attacks hit extremely hard. With Taunt, Tapu Koko can also serve as a Pokémon that can eventually wear at defensively oriented teams, giving it some versatility to work with. While Tapu Koko does not have the best bulk, it can use its resistances and immunities certainly well, being able to switch into attacks like Outrage, U-turn, Knock Off, and other resisted attacks. The best Tapu Koko set is a Choice Specs set that allows for Tapu Koko to serve as a strong attacking pivot that utilizes its STAB Thunderbolt, Volt Switch, and Dazzling Gleam very well to have well rounded coverage while serving as a pivot that can wear down at opposing teams. Tapu Koko can also go with a physical attacking set with Z-Wild Charge, which surprises Tapu Koko's typical answers like Chansey, defensive Heatran, and Assault Vest Magearna with a powerful physical attack. Lastly, an offensive pivot set with a Zap Plate allows for Tapu Koko to chip away at opposing foes while not be restrained by a Choice item at the expense of power. However, Tapu Koko is with some flaws, as its attack power when using moves that are not its Electric STAB can be underwhelming in power. The physical set is hampered by Wild Charge recoil preventing from it from spamming the attack frequently. Since Tapu Koko has average bulk, it can only switch in on resisted or weak attacks. Despite these minor flaws, Tapu Koko is a threat that is an incredible fit for offensive teams and should not be unaccounted for.

Tapu Koko is also viable in the Uber tier of competitive battling. While a niche threat, Tapu Koko can work as an offensive check to the likes of Yveltal, Ho-oh, and Primal Kyogre. Thanks to a high Speed stat as well as attacks like Nature's Madness and Electric Terrain-boosted Gigavolt Havoc, Tapu Koko can serve as a Pokémon that can wear down at opposing teams. Tapu Koko has Taunt to prevent bulkier Pokémon like Arceus formes from recovering and U-turn to provide momentum to the team. Thanks to Electric Terrain, Tapu Koko can prevent Zygarde-C, Giratina, Z-Geomancy Xerneas, and Primal Groudon from being able to use Rest. It can also prevent sleep users like Z-Hypnosis Lunala and Darkrai from being able to use their sleep moves and prevent them from freely boosting up. Tapu Koko's biggest flaw is that Ground-types give it a lot of trouble, blocking its Electric attacks and making it so Nature's Madness is the only attack it can use against them. Tapu Koko is not strong enough on its own to be able to KO threats, relying heavily on Z-Moves in order to work its niche. This makes it heavily prediction reliant, and if it ends up predicting incorrectly, it could lead to it being KOed or not having enough power to revenge kill the threats it is supposed to.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Sun/Moon Only One Ruins of Conflict

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VII Sun This guardian deity of Melemele is brimming with curiosity. It summons thunderclouds and stores their lightning inside its body.
Moon It confuses its enemies by flying too quickly for the eye to follow. It has a hair-trigger temper but forgets what made it angry an instant later.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 250 344 .
211 235 329 361
157 175 269 295
Sp. Atk
175 195 289 317
Sp. Def
139 155 249 273
238 265 359 394


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Electric Terrain Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Brave Bird Flying.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Start Power Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Mean Look Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Withdraw Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Thunder Shock Electric.gif 40 100 Special.png
8 Spark Electric.gif 65 100 Physical.png
14 Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 -- Special.png
20 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
26 Charge Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
32 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
38 Mirror Move Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
43 Nature's Madness Fairy.gif ?? 90 Special.png
48 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
53 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
58 Electro Ball Electric.gif ?? 100 Special.png


TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Other.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM76 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class

Via Move Tutor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 175*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 160 -- Special.png
Guardian of Alola Fairy.gif  ?? -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

Tapu Koko

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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