Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko is an Electric/Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Land Spirit Pokémon.

Tapu Koko is a special Pokémon that protects the area where it lives. It's called the guardian deity of Melemele Island, one of the islands of the Alola region. Although it's known as a guardian deity, it's a surprisingly fickle Pokémon, and will not necessarily come to your aid if you need help.

Despite that, Tapu Koko has a strong sense of curiosity. If it becomes interested in a person or in other Pokémon, it may come to play or battle with them.

Pokédex entries

Sun This guardian deity of Melemele is brimming with curiosity. It summons thunderclouds and stores their lightning inside its body.
Moon It confuses its enemies by flying too quickly for the eye to follow. It has a hair-trigger temper but forgets what made it angry an instant later.
Ultra Sun 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.
Ultra Moon The lightning-wielding guardian deity of Melemele, Tapu Koko is brimming with curiosity and appears before people from time to time.

Evolution chart

  • Tapu Koko does not evolve.

Name origin

Hawaiian for ‘holy’
Hawaiian for rooster’s cry

Moves learned by Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko sprites

Type Generation 7
Normal Tapu Koko  sprite from Sun & Moon
Shiny Tapu Koko Shiny sprite from Sun & Moon

See all Tapu Koko sprites

Where to find Tapu Koko

Ruins of Conflict
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game