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Pokemon GO: Tapu Koko Raid Guide – Best Counters, Weaknesses

Find out how to take on Tapu Koko now that it has returned to raids in Pokemon GO!

Lots of Alolan legendaries are returning to raids as part of the end-of-season event! Among them is Tapu Koko, so if you missed your chance to catch one at the start of the Season Of Alola, now’s your chance!

To catch Tapu Koko in the End-of-Season Alola to Alola event, trainers will need to first defeat it in a raid battle. This means you have to battle an incredibly strong Pokemon with other trainers.

Once the Pokemon is defeated, its CP will drop to a lower level, and trainers will have the opportunity to catch it. We recommend stocking up on Razz Berries and Golden Razz Berries, as Tapu Koko is a difficult Pokemon to catch!

Of course, in order to catch Tapu Koko, you need to be able to defeat it. Here’s our expert guide to defeating Tapu Koko in a raid!

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Best Strategy To Defeat Tapu Koko Raid

Tapu Koko is hovering in the air.
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As with most 5 star raids, Tapu Koko is impossible to defeat with just one trainer. We recommend tackling Tapu Koko with at least two other friends.

While Tapu Koko is a difficult raid boss, we have everything you need to know in order to win the raid. Let’s GO!

Tapu Koko Stats and Type

Tapu Koko is a powerful legendary Pokemon with high stats. It has the following stats in Pokemon GO:

  • Max CP: 3582
  • Attack: 250
  • Defense: 181
  • Stamina: 172

Additionally, it is an Electric/Fairy-type. This means it has the following resistances in battle:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Electric
  • Fighting
  • Flying

This means that you should not attempt to take on a Tapu Koko Raid using any of the above types. Tapu Koko has a double resistance to Dragon, meaning Dragon-type attacks like Outrage will deal negligible damage.

Luckily, Tapu Koko has weaknesses, too. Here is a list of all of Tapu Koko’s weaknesses:

  • Ground
  • Poison

Tapu Koko Attacks and Moves

Tapu Koko stands, staring to the left of the viewer.
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In a Tapu Koko Raid, you need to choose Pokemon that can withstand its powerful attacks. Here are the fast and charged moves that Tapu Koko uses!

Tapu Koko Fast Moves

  • Quick Attack (Normal)
  • Volt Switch (Electric)

Tapu Koko Charged Moves

  • Brave Bird (Flying)
  • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
  • Thunder (Electric)
  • Thunderbolt (Electric)

This means that Tapu Koko can hit the following types for super-effective damage:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Fighting
  • Flying
  • Grass

Because of this, you need to pick your Pokemon carefully to ensure Tapu Koko cannot defeat them. Thankfully, we’ve picked out the best Pokemon to choose!

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Best Pokemon To Defeat Tapu Koko Raid

Tapu Koko is using a powerful Dazzling Gleam attack.
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Tapu Koko is a difficult Pokemon to face because of its powerful attacks. Because of this, the best Pokemon to bring to a Tapu Koko Raid are strong Ground Pokemon.

Ground Pokemon resist the majority of Tapu Koko’s moves, meaning they can last a long time in battle. Plus, they can deal super-effective damage with powerful Ground-type moves like Earthquake and Mud Slap!

Tapu Koko also has a weakness to Poison. If you don’t have enough strong Ground-type Pokemon to use, then strong Poison-type Pokemon are also effective options.

Top 10 Pokemon For Tapu Koko Raid

While these are not the only Pokemon that can be useful, here are the 10 best Pokemon to use in a Tapu Koko raid. Make sure you equip them with powerful Ground-type moves!

  1. Landorus (Therian Form)
  2. Garchomp
  3. Rhyperior
  4. Excadrill
  5. Groudon
  6. Mamoswine
  7. Donphan
  8. Golurk
  9. Swampert
  10. Flygon

Tapu Koko is a powerful opponent, but can also be a great teammate in Pokemon GO. Find out if it makes our best Pokemon for raids May 2022 guide!

Five Pokemon are getting ready to take on a Tapu Koko Raid - counters are important! From left to right, they are Flygon, Excadrill, Landorus Therian Form, Rhyperior, Golurk. (Graphic by AC Lavender)
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There’s lots to look forward to this month in Pokemon GO. The next event is the Alolan Geodude Community Day – check out our event overview.

Don’t miss our raid guides for the other returning legendaries in Alola To Alola! We’ve got them all listed below:

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