Tapu Lele

Tapu Lele is a Psychic/Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Land Spirit Pokémon.

Tapu Lele scatters glowing scales that physically affect others - providing stimulation to their bodies and healing their illnesses or injuries. But these scales can be dangerous as well, because a body can’t withstand the changes brought about by contact with too many scales at the same time. It will scatter its scales over humans and Pokémon for its own enjoyment; while it is innocent in one sense, there is also cruelty in the way it casually brings others to ruin.

Pokédex data

National № 786
Type Psychic Fairy
Species Land Spirit Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 18.6 kg (41.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Psychic Surge
Telepathy (hidden ability)
Local № 286 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
384 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
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 85
157 295
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 130
238 394
Sp. Def 115
211 361
Speed 95
175 317
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 Lele.

Evolution chart

Tapu Lele changes

Pokédex entries

Sun This guardian deity of Akala is guilelessly cruel. The fragrant aroma of flowers is the source of its energy.
Moon As it flutters about, it scatters its strangely glowing scales. Touching them is said to restore good health on the spot.
Ultra Sun It heals the wounds of people and Pokémon by sprinkling them with its sparkling scales. This guardian deity is worshiped on Akala.
Ultra Moon Although called a guardian deity, Tapu Lele is devoid of guilt about its cruel disposition and can be described as nature incarnate.

Moves learned by Tapu Lele

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
5WithdrawWaterStatus
10AromatherapyGrassStatus
15Draining KissFairySpecial 50 100
20PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
25FlatterDarkStatus 100
30Aromatic MistFairyStatus
35Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
40ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
45PsyshockPsychicSpecial 80 100
50Mean LookNormalStatus
55Nature's MadnessFairySpecial 90
60MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
65TickleNormalStatus 100
70Skill SwapPsychicStatus
75Psychic TerrainPsychicStatus

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AromatherapyGrassStatus
1Aromatic MistFairyStatus
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1Draining KissFairySpecial 50 100
1Mean LookNormalStatus
1Psychic TerrainPsychicStatus
1WithdrawWaterStatus
8PsywavePsychicSpecial 100
14PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
20Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
26Skill SwapPsychicStatus
32PsyshockPsychicSpecial 80 100
38TickleNormalStatus 100
43Nature's MadnessFairySpecial 90
48ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
53FlatterDarkStatus 100
58MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychicStatus
GravityPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Magic RoomPsychicStatus
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Tapu Lele sprites

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

Where to find Tapu Lele

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ruins of Life
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 Lele
Japanese カプ・テテフ (Kapu-Tetefu)
German Kapu-Fala
French Tokopiyon

Name origin

tapu
Hawaiian for ‘holy’
pulelehua
Hawaiian for ‘butterfly’