When taking on 5-Star Tapu Bulu Raids in Pokemon GO, you will want to battle it with at least five high-level Pokemon trainers.

Additionally, each of these players should be using strong counters to exploit this Legendary Pokemon’s weaknesses.

The top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids will also help you defeat any Raid boss you want to beat!

What Type is Tapu Bulu?

Tapu Bulu is a Grass/Fairy-type Legendary Pokemon.

This type combination means that Tapu Bulu has five weaknesses and seven resistances to consider when battling in Pokemon GO Raids.

Tapu Bulu Pokemon GO Jungle

Tapu Bulu Weaknesses & Resistances

Tapu Bulu is weak to or resists the following types in Pokemon GO:

FlyingDragon (Double Resistance)
Poison (Double Weakness)Fighting

As Tapu Bulu is double-weak to Poison, attacks of this type will deal 256% damage to it. Therefore, you’ll want to use the best Poison-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO when battling Tapu Bulu.

Additionally, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Steel-type Pokemon deal 160% damage to it, making Pokemon of those types good alternatives.

Tapu Bulu Raid Pokemon GO

Best Pokemon to Counter Tapu Bulu in Raids

The best Pokemon to use against Tapu Bulu are strong Poison-type Pokemon like Nihilego, Roserade, Toxicroak, and Overqwil. This is because of Tapu Bulu’s Double weakness to Poison.

We also suggest you use Mega Gengar or Mega Beedrill, if possible. This is because they will boost the attack of your other Poison-types!

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLickShadow Ball
Mega BeedrillPokemon GO Mega BeedrillPoison JabSludge Bomb
NihilegoNihilego Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
RoseradeRoserade Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
ToxicroakToxicroak Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
GengarGengar Pokemon GOHexSludge Bomb
OverqwilOverqwil Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
VictreebellVictreebell Pokemon GOAcidSludge Bomb
ScolipedeScolipede Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
VileplumeVileplume Pokemon GOAcidSludge Bomb

Now that you know how to defeat Tapu Bulu, also find out how to beat the other Legendaries from the Alola region:

Pokemon GO Legendary Tapu

When is Tapu Bulu in Pokemon GO Raids?

Tapu Bulu is in 5-Star Pokemon GO Raids from April 17 to May 2, 2023, and there will be two Tapu Bulu Raid Hours during this period.

This is also the first time that the shiny version of Tapu Bulu is available to catch in Pokemon GO!

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