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 5′11″ (1.8 m)
Weight 45.2 lbs (20.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Electric Surge
Telepathy (hidden ability)
Local № 285 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
383 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)


EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 257
Growth Rate Slow


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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

1Brave BirdFlying 120 100
1Electric TerrainElectric
1False SwipeNormal 40 100
1Mean LookNormal
1Power SwapPsychic
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
8SparkElectric 65 100
14Shock WaveElectric 60
20ScreechNormal 85
32Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
38Mirror MoveFlying
43Nature's MadnessFairy 90
48DischargeElectric 80 100
58Electro BallElectric 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):

ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Shock WaveElectric 60
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

1Work UpNormal
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
96Nature PowerNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100

Moves learnt by level up

Tapu Koko does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Tapu Koko does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Tapu Koko sprites

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

Where to find Tapu Koko

Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ruins of Conflict
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

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

Name origin

Hawaiian for ‘holy’
Hawaiian for rooster’s cry