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 3′11″ (1.2 m)
Weight 41.0 lbs (18.6 kg)
Abilities 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 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 257
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AromatherapyGrass
1Aromatic MistFairy
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1Draining KissFairy 50 100
1Mean LookNormal
1Psychic TerrainPsychic
1WithdrawWater
8PsywavePsychic 80
14PsybeamPsychic 65 100
20Sweet ScentNormal
26Skill SwapPsychic
32PsyshockPsychic 80 100
38TickleNormal 100
43Nature's MadnessFairy 90
48ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
53FlatterDark 100
58MoonblastFairy 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 SwitchPsychic
GravityPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
Magic CoatPsychic
Magic RoomPsychic
Skill SwapPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
TelekinesisPsychic
Wonder RoomPsychic

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AromatherapyGrass
1Aromatic MistFairy
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1Draining KissFairy 50 100
1Mean LookNormal
1Psychic TerrainPsychic
1WithdrawWater
8PsywavePsychic 80
14PsybeamPsychic 65 100
20Sweet ScentNormal
26Skill SwapPsychic
32PsyshockPsychic 80 100
38TickleNormal 100
43Nature's MadnessFairy 90
48ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
53FlatterDark 100
58MoonblastFairy 95 100

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Tapu Lele sprites

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

Where to find Tapu Lele

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ruins of Life

Other languages

English 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’