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 data

National № 785
Type Electric Fairy
Species Land Spirit Pokémon
Height 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 20.5 kg (45.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Electric Surge
Telepathy (hidden ability)
Local № 285 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
383 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 257
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 115
211 361
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 130
238 394
Total 570 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Tapu Koko.

Evolution chart

Tapu Koko changes

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.

Moves learned by Tapu Koko

Moves learnt by level up

Tapu Koko learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5WithdrawWaterStatus
10Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
15False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
20SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
25Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
30ChargeElectricStatus
35AgilityPsychicStatus
40ScreechNormalStatus 85
45DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
50Mean LookNormalStatus
55Nature's MadnessFairySpecial 90
60Wild ChargeElectricPhysical 90 100
65Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
70Power SwapPsychicStatus
75Electric TerrainElectricStatus

Egg moves

Tapu Koko does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Tapu Koko is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Tapu Koko is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Tapu Koko learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
1Electric TerrainElectricStatus
1False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
1Mean LookNormalStatus
1Power SwapPsychicStatus
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
8SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
14Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
20ScreechNormalStatus 85
26ChargeElectricStatus
32Wild ChargeElectricPhysical 90 100
38Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
43Nature's MadnessFairySpecial 90
48DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
53AgilityPsychicStatus
58Electro BallElectricSpecial 100

Egg moves

Tapu Koko does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Tapu Koko can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Tapu Koko is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Tapu Koko sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Tapu Koko  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Tapu Koko Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Tapu Koko

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ruins of Conflict
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Tapu Koko
Japanese カプ・コケコ (Kapu-Kokeko)
German Kapu-Riki
French Tokorico

Name origin

tapu
Hawaiian for ‘holy’
kokō
Hawaiian for rooster’s cry