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 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.

Evolution chart

  • Tapu Lele does not evolve.

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Tapu Lele

Tapu Lele sprites

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

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Where to find Tapu Lele

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