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Best Pokémon GO Tapu Koko counters and moveset

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Updated: Mar 2, 2022 11:10 am
Best Tapu Koko Pokémon GO Raid Boss counters moveset

As part of the Pokémon GO Season of Alola, the four Alolan Island Guardians will be appearing as Raid Bosses. We’re starting the season on Melemele Island, the location most Pokémon Trainers begin their Alolan adventure. As such, Legendary Pokémon Tapu Koko, Melemele’s Island Guardian, is appearing in Tier 5 Raids between March 1 and March 15, 2022. So which party can take down the guardian deity as easily as possible? Let’s take a look at the best Tapu Koko counters.

Best Tapu Koko Pokémon GO counters March 2022

As an Electric and Fairy-type Pokémon, Tapu Koko is only weak to Ground and Poison moves. Therefore, your party should contain Pokémon with these types and moves as much as possible. Here are some of the best Pokémon you can take into battle against Tapu Koko in March 2022, including Shadow and Mega Pokémon.

Best Tapu Koko ground counters Pokémon GO
  • Excadrill with Mud-Slap and Drill Run
  • Garchomp with Mud Shot and Earth Power*
  • Groudon with Mud Shot and Earthquake
  • Landorus with Mud Shot and Earth Power
  • Mega Beedrill with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Gengar with Lick* and Sludge Bomb
  • Rhyperior with Mud-Slap and Earthquake
  • Roserade with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Mamoswine with Mud Slap and Bulldoze
  • Shadow Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash*

*Legacy move. This is a limited-time move not currently obtainable through TM, and can only be used if your Pokémon already knows it.

Tapu Koko Pokémon GO max CP and base stats

Tapu koko

Tapu Koko max CP: 3582 (Level 50)
Tapu Koko max catch CP: 1810
Tapu Koko max boosted catch CP: 2263 (Rain or Cloudy)

Tapu Koko base Attack: 250
Tapu Koko base Defence: 181
Tapu Koko base Stamina: 172

Best Tapu Koko moveset in Pokémon GO

Once you’ve encountered and caught Tapu Koko, you might be wondering which moveset is best to set it up with. For attacking in Gym Battles and Raids, the best moveset for Tapu Koko is the Electric-type fast move Volt Switch and the Fairy-type charged move Dazzling Gleam.

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All Tapu Koko moves as of March 2022

Fast moves

  • Volt Switch (Electric)
  • Quick Attack (Normal)

Charged Moves

  • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
  • Thunderbolt (Electric)
  • Brave Bird (Flying)
  • Thunder (Electric)

Can Tapu Koko be shiny in Pokémon GO?

As of its debut into Pokémon GO, Tapu Koko cannot be encountered in its shiny form. Like other Legendary Pokémon, shiny Tapu Koko will likely be added during a future event.

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