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Pokémon Go Tapu Koko counters, weakness and moveset explained

How to battle the Alolan legendary in five star raids.

Tapu Koko, one of the Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go from Gen 7, debuted as part of Season of Alola.

Tapu Koko first appeared in five-star raids during this season and the other Alola guardian deities - Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini - were released into Pokémon Go during the following months.

Even if you're an experienced trainer, however, you still need to know Tapu Koko counters and weaknesses to get the edge.

And if you were wondering, Tapu Koko can be shiny in Pokémon Go - in case you needed another incentive to get a few battles in before it cycles out of rotation.

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Tapu Koko counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the counters and weaknesses for Tapu Koko in Pokémon Go:

  • Tapu Koko type: Electric and Fairy
  • Tapu Koko is weak against Poison and Ground types
  • Best Tapu Koko counters: Goudon, Garchomp and Rhyperior for ground, and Roserade, Toxicroak and Victreebel for poison.
  • Tapu Koko resistances: Tapu Koko has a strong resistance against bug, dark, electric and fighting types. It is also partly resistant to dragon moves.

Tapu Koko CP in Pokémon Go

Here you can find the CP levels for battling and attempting to catch Tapu Koko in Pokémon Go:

  • Tapu Koko Raid CP - 45,438
  • CP range for catching Tapu Koko - 1730 to 1810
  • Weather (Rain or Overcast) boosted CP range - 2162 to 2263
  • Max Tapu Koko CP 3168

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Tapu Koko best moveset in Pokémon Go

Our Tapu Koko best moveset recommendation is Volt Switch (Electric, Fast) with Dazzling Gleam (Fairy, Charged) and Thunderbolt (Electric, Charged) if you can afford a second Charged move.

Here is the complete set of Tapu Koko Fast and Charged moves in Pokémon Go:

Fast Moves:

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

Charged Moves:

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

Everything else we know about Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko is one of four 'sub' Legendaries to be released in 2017's Sun and Moon, and were some of the game's best due to their dedicated Z Moves, abilities and superb stats.

There is a Guardian Tapu for each of the islands in Sun and Moon - Tapu Koko for Melemele, Tapu Lele for Akala, Tapu Bulu for Ula'Ula, and Tapu Fini for Poni Island.

In the main games, Tapu Koko is the first you'll encounter once the Elite Four has been defeated in the Ruins of Conflict.

Meanwhile, the official Pokédex entry describes them as: "Although it's called a guardian deity, if a person or Pokémon puts it in a bad mood, it will become a malevolent deity and attack."

Good luck catching Tapu Koko in Pokémon Go!

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Matthew edits guides and other helpful things at Eurogamer.net. When not doing that, he's out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.

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