How to beat Pokemon Go Tapu Lele Raid: Best counters

Niladri Sarkar
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The formidable Tapu Lele is back in Pokemon Go 5-Star Raids, so here’s all you need to know about its weaknesses, the best counters to use, and if its shiny is up for grabs.

In Pokemon Go, Legendaries are often your best bet to excel in PvP and PvE battles. But regardless of what Pokemon you use, you always need to be well-prepared to face the mighty Dragon types.

And when it comes to shrugging off powerful Dragon-type attacks, there’s nothing better than Fairy types who heavily resist them and dish out super-effective damage in return. So, with Tapu Lele back in Raids, players are excited to catch this Legendary.

Here’s everything you need to know to beat Tapu Lele Raids in Pokemon Go.

How to get Tapu Lele in Pokemon Go

You can catch Tapu Lele in Pokemon Go by beating it in 5-Star Raids running from March 21, 2024, until April 4, 2024. After you beat the Raid Boss, Tapu Lele will appear as an encounter for you to catch.

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Tapu Lele is a Psychic/Fairy-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Go Tapu Lele weaknesses

Tapu Lele is weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel-type attacks in Pokemon Go.

You should focus on using high-level counters that deal STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) Ghost, Poison, and Steel-type damage to defeat Tapu Lele easily. Make sure not to use Pokemon types that this Raid Boss resists, such as Dragon, Fighting, and Psychic-type attacks.

Best counters for Tapu Lele Raid in Pokemon Go

The overall best counter for beating Tapu Lele Raids in Pokemon Go is Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash.

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Metagross resists Tapu Lele’s strongest attacks.

Here are the top counters and their recommended moveset to defeat Tapu Lele Raids in Pokemon Go:

  • Metagross: Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash.
  • Mega Gengar: Lick and Shadow Ball.
  • Mega Beedrill: Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Gholdengo: Hex and Shadow Ball
  • Mega Banette: Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball

Other good counters include Chandelure, Roserade, Giratina (Origin), Nihilego, and Mega Scizor.

Tapu Lele Pokemon Go moveset

Here are all the moves that Tapu Lele can learn in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Astonish (Ghost)

Charged Moves

  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Psyshock (Psychic)
  • Nature’s Madness (Fairy)
  • Moonblast (Fairy)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
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Tapu Lele’s stats in Pokemon Go are 259 Attack, 208 Defense, and 172 HP.

Can Tapu Lele be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Tapu Lele is available in Pokemon Go.

If you’re lucky, you can encounter shiny Tapu Lele after beating it in its 5-Star Raid Battle. You should know that shiny Raid Pokemon are a guaranteed catch and the odds of encountering a shiny Tapu Lele in Pokemon Go are 1 in 20 or 5% chance.

And that’s it! This is all you need to know about Tapu Lele Raids in Pokemon Go. For more content and guides like this, be sure to check out the following:

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