Pokemon GO Lush Jungle Raid Guide: How to Beat Tapu Lele

Here's how to beat Tapu Lele in Pokemon GO.
Here's how to beat Tapu Lele in Pokemon GO. / The Pokemon Company

We've put together a guide for trainers looking to take down Tapu Lele and potentially add it to their PokeDex.

Each island in the Alola region has its own guardian deity spirit. So, it only follows that during the Pokemon GO Season of Alola, trainers would be able to meet each guardian as they "progressed" through the region. Previously, Tapu Koko took center stage as the featured guardian while trainers completed the special Melemele Island research. With the advent of the Lush Jungle event, they'll now be able to study Akala Island and encounter Tapu Lele.

Here's how to beat Tapu Lele in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO Lush Jungle Tapu Lele Raid Guide

Tapu Lele is a psychic and fairy-type from the Alola region. It has the following stats:

  • Max CP: 3950
  • Max HP:
  • Attack: 259
  • Defense: 208
  • Stamina: 172

When it debuts in Five-star Raids, it can have a CP ceiling of anywhere above 50,000 CP.

It is vulnerable to ghost, poison, and steel-type attacks but is strong against other psychic-types with double the resistance to dragon and fighting-types. As such, the best counter choices to use against Tapu Lele are:

  • Metagross (Bullet Punch + Meteor Mash)
  • Chandelure (Hex + Shadow Ball)
  • Gengar (Lick/Shadow Claw + Shadow Ball)
  • Dialga (Metal Claw + Iron Head)
  • Attack Forme Deoxys (Poison Jab + Dark Pulse)
  • Darkrai (Snarl + Shadow Ball)

However, if any of these choices are not available, trainers can always default to any steel, dark, or fellow psychic-type Pokemon with moves similar to the ones stated above.

More information about the Pokemon GO Lush Jungle event can be found in our event guide.