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Thought it was worth mentioning here, Scald is not as good on Tapu Fini as it is on other Pokemon. For the duration of Misty Terrain, which it sets up with its ability Misty Surge, most Pokemon on the field cannot be burned which means Scald loses much of its utility. If that's going to be particularly impeding toward your set's success, maybe try experimenting with a different move.

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Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Type : Water / Fairy
Ability: Misty Surge
Nature : Bold ( Def+ Atk- )
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Def / 120 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk

  • Calm Mind
  • Scald
  • Aqua Ring
  • Protect

She's a freaking Special Tank with Calm Mind. The EV spread boost its bulk amazingly. Misty Surge is an awesome ability to have, allowing Tapu Fini to be immune to Poison and Burn. Scald is STAB and also burns the opponent who are levitating or flying in Misty Terrain. Aqua Ring and Leftovers allows it to heal for more Hp, allowing it to stay longer in battles. Protect is a nice move to have on Tanks, also allowing Tapu Fini to heal for Hp without the opponent attacking. Calm Mind boost its Special Defence, and also Special Attack to boost the power of Scald. She's just like a truly overpowered Primarina. Using her against Special Attackers is the best.

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I dislike Aqua Ring but it works for Tapu Fini rather well.
Don't really know about Scald, Surf seems like the better option. Otherwise good set
No no no no no no
What makes you think Scald is any better than Surf? This is from the person who puts Assault Vest on a pokemon with Defog.
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Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP/128 Def/128 Sp.D
Nature: Bold
Ability: Misty Surge

Aqua Ring
Whirlpool
Moonbast
Protect

Here's how this set works: You set up Aqua Ring and Whirlpool. You have Protect to stall, and Moonblast in-between Protects. This extremely bulky set is a little different from the other answers so far, and it works GREAT with Leftovers. Misty Surge is great because it protects it from status-conditions like poison or burn.

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Why Whirlpool over Scald?
Cuz of Misty Terrain- It's worth to keep this ability to protect Tapu Fini from status conditions (at least in my opinion)
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Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Calm Mind
- Taunt
- Moonblast
- Scald
Taunt + CM to set up on vulnerable mons, and dual STABs for offense. Full HP and Def EVs to let it take physical hits better, since this is a CM set.

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Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Trait: Misty Surge
EVs: 184 HP / 136 Def / 120 SpD / 68 Spe
Bold Nature
-Surf
-Defog
-Moonblast
-Protect

EV Spread maximizes mixed bulk and gives Tapu Fini the speed it needs to outspeed the average defensive Landorus-Therian. Tapu Fini provides good Defog support. Surf is a most sensible choice to compromise reliability and power, due to Misty Terrain effectively cancelling out Scald's utility for five turns. Protect provides a free turn for getting additional Leftovers recovery, and finally, Moonblast may lower enemy Special Attack while dealing high damage.

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Tapu Fini is the only defensive Tapu Guardian and therefore the only Tapu which is worth running Nature's Madness on. I would recommend a supporter set with this one because it doesn't have a reliable recovery option.

Tapu [email protected] Leftovers
252 HP/96 Def /158 SpD
Bold nature

-Taunt
-Nature's Madness
-Moonblast/Surf
-Aqua Ring/Haze/Defog

The combination of Taunt-Nature's Madness is arguably the best way to shut down other defensive Pokemon. Since Nature's Madness will never faint anyone, another damage-dealing move is obligatory and that's where its STAB moves come in handy. Surf is better than Scald because of Misty Terrain and more power. The last slot is just what is still missing in your team.

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Special

Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Ice Beam
- Scald

Status
Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Toxic
- Aqua Ring
- Scald

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Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP / 224 Def / 16 SAtk / 16 SDef

  • Moonblast
  • Surf
  • Defog
  • Haze
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Tapu Fini @ Choice Specs
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
- Moonblast
- Muddy Water
- Hydro Pump
- Dazzling Gleam / Ice Beam
IVs: 0 SpA

This is set works well in VGC and is inspired by Se Jun Park's set that he used to get top of the battlespot ladder with. The Choice Specs save you a turn of setting up with Calm Mind and can often surprise your opponent with its Turn 1 damage output. The EVs are really simple to give all round bulk but you can also EV specifically to live one hit from either Kartana (need Bold, 84 Def) or Xurkitree (need Calm, 244 HP / 28 SpD) if you don't have any hard switch ins for them.

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Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Aqua Ring
- Protect
- Moonblast
- Scald/ Ice Beam/ Calm Mind

With Aqua Ring, Protect and Leftovers, it is very easy to gain a lot of HP, also, Scald can thaw if Tapu Fini gets Frozen, it might also burn the target. Usually, others use dragon type Pokemon, which is weak against moonblast, moonblast can KO dragon types if Calm Mind is used.

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Nice drawing
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Z-Haze

Tapu Fini @ Icium-Z
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 192 Def / 16 SpD / 52 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Taunt
- Haze
- Defog/Nature's Madness/Scald
Tapu Fini can choose to forgo Leftovers for Z-Haze, which automatically heals it back to full HP. While this is a pretty niche option, it is useful on more offensive teams that have shorter games, meaning that Leftovers healing is eclipsed by the one-time heal back to full health. Offense also appreciates the benefits of regular Haze as well, namely stopping sweepers such as Volcarona and invalidating Baton Pass teams. The spread is standard, focusing on physical bulk but giving Tapu Fini some extra Special Defense as well as Speed to give it a fast Taunt. Alternatively, one can go with a Bold Nature and invest more in Defense to better take on physical attackers. Moonblast and Taunt are pretty much mandatory, giving Tapu Fini a reliable STAB move and good utility in shutting down opposing defensive Pokemon, respectively. The last moveslot is more flexible- Defog can be used if your team requires hazard control, while Scald can be used to more comfortably take on Pokemon such as Heatran. Nature's Madness is also an option to break down defensive cores better.

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Tapu [email protected] Vest
Nature:Modest (+Sp.Atk -Atk)
EVs:252Sp.Def/252Sp.Atk/4HP
Trait:Misty Surge
Moves:
MoonBlast STAB
Scald STAB better accuracy then hydro pump
Defog Getting rid of rocks
Ice beam Coverage

So we have modest nature because Tapu Finis attack is bad
Moonblast must I say why?
Scald STAB
Defog
Ice beam

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You do realize having Assault Vest rends Tapu Fini unable to use Defog?
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Here's my Tapu Fini set. (Its been Forever since I posted something on The Pokemon Database...) It's a Fun set:

Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
Evs: 252 Def / 252 Hp / 6 SpA
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Ice Beam
  • Calm Mind
  • Moonblast
  • Muddy Water

Explanation: Bulky Sweeper anyone? Came up with this Set myself. Ice Beam hits the Oh so Common Landorus-Therian, Garchomp and Gliscor for 4x Super Effective damage if you can't KO with Muddy Water or Moonblast. Calm Mind raises both Special Stats by one Stage each. Moonblast is Fairy STAB and has a 10% Chance to lower the foe's Special Attack by 1 stage. Muddy Water is Water STAB with a Chance to lower the foe's Accuracy by 1 stage, which can be Clutch in any battle.

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What about if someone switches to electric pokemon?