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How to Beat Tapu Koko Raids in Pokemon GO & Best Counters

To comfortably beat Tapu Koko in Pokemon GO Raids, you will need a team of at least five high-level trainers, each with strong counters to either of Tapu Koko’s weaknesses.

However, like most Tier 5 Legendary Raid bosses, it should be possible to beat with just three or four trainers, providing your Pokemon are strong enough!

Before you find out Tapu Koko’s weaknesses and the best Pokemon to counter it, find out the top tips to win Raids in Pokemon GO. These are helpful no matter which boss you’re taking on!

What Type is Tapu Koko?

Tapu Koko is an Electric/Fairy-type Pokemon, making it a pretty tough one to counter.

This rare type combination means it has just two weaknesses but six resistances for you to plan around when picking your Pokemon to take it on!

Pokemon GO Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko Weaknesses

Tapu Koko is weak to the following two types in Pokemon GO:

  • Ground
  • Poison

Both Ground and Poison-type attacks deal 160% damage to Tapu Koko. Therefore, you should fill your battle team with Pokemon of these types when taking on this Legendary Pokemon!

Find out the strongest Pokemon of both of these types to take on Tapu Koko:

Tapu Koko Resistances

Tapu Koko resists attacks of the following types:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon (Double Resistance)
  • Electric
  • Fighting
  • Flying

As Dragon is a double resistance, attacks of this type deal just 39% damage. Meanwhile, the other types that Tapu Koko resists deal 63% damage.

Tapu Koko Pokemon GO Pokedex

Best Pokemon to Counter Tapu Koko in Raids

Nihilego, Therian Forme Landorus, Excadrill, and Mamoswine are the best Pokemon to counter Tapu Koko in Pokemon GO Raids.

Additionally, if you can Mega Evolve them, Mega Swampert, as well as the best Poison-type Mega Pokemon are extremely powerful against Tapu Koko.

These are our top 10 picks to use in Tapu Koko Raids, alongside their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLickSludge Bomb
Mega BeedrillPokemon GO Mega BeedrillPoison JabSludge Bomb
Mega SwampertMega Swampert Pokemon GOMud ShotEarthquake
NihilegoNihilego Pokemon GOPoison JabSludge Bomb
Therian Forme LandorusLandorus Therian Forme Pokemon GOMud ShotEarthquake
ExcadrillExcadrill Pokemon GOMud-SlapDrill Run
MamoswinePokemon GO MamoswineMud-SlapHigh Horsepower
GarchompGarchomp Pokemon GOMud ShotEarth Power
RhyperiorPokemon GO RhyperiorMud-SlapEarthquake
GroudonGroudon Pokemon GOMud ShotEarthquake

Before you battle Tapu Koko, you’ll want to make sure you’ve powered up your Pokemon. So you can do that quickly, here are the fastest ways to earn Candy in Pokemon GO!

Tapu Koko Pokemon GO Mythical Wishes

When is Tapu Koko in Pokemon GO Raids?

Tapu Koko is a Pokemon GO Tier 5 Raid boss from January 25 – February 1, 2023. This is during the Crackling Voltage event, which is all about Electric-type Pokemon!

During this week, Mega Aerodactyl will also be in Raids!

Best Tapu Koko Attacks & Moveset

The best attacks for Tapu Koko to know in Pokemon GO are Volt Switch and Brave Bird.

Additionally, if you want to teach it another attack for the GO Battle League, then Dazzling Gleam or Thunderbolt are also good choices.

These are all of the attacks that Tapu Koko can learn:

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Quick Attack (Normal)Thunder (Electric)
Volt Switch (Electric)Thunderbolt (Electric)
Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
Brave Bird (Flying)

Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach Tapu Koko any of these attacks!

Tapu Koko Stats

Tapu Koko has a high attack stat, but its defense and stamina are not particularly impressive:

StatValue
Attack250
Defense181
Stamina172
Max CP 3582

Once you’ve caught Tapu Koko, there are still plenty more Legendaries to add to your Pokedex. Here’s a list of every Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO, so you know which ones you need to get!

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