How To Beat Tapu Bulu In Pokemon GO Raid Guide, Weakness, Counters

Find out how to best beat this new legendary Pokemon.

April 12, 2022

The Pokemon GO Season of Alola continues by moving onto the island of Ula’ula and with that comes the debut of a new tier five raid boss with the introduction of Tapu Bulu and we have a raid guide for how to defeat it.

Tapu Bulu is the only new Pokemon being added to Pokemon GO alongside the Spring Into Spring event and the An Ula’ula Adventure Special Research.

It is the third of the four legendary Tapu Pokemon found in the Alolan region, specifically the one that watches over the island of Ula’ula.

  • MORE: Find out how to complete the Spring Into Spring Collection Challenge.

Tapu Bulu Pokemon GO Weakness

Tapu Bulu is a Grass and Fairy type Pokemon, which gives it a few different weaknesses that you will need to be worried about when trying to take it down in raids.

It is most vulnerable to Poison type moves due to being a weakness of both Grass and Fairy types, while also being weak to Flying, Steel, Fire, and Ice moves.

Tapu Bulu also has a number of resistances that you will definitely want to avoid, including Dragon, Fighting, Ground, Water, Grass, Electric, and Dark type moves.

Best Counters For Tapu Bulu In Pokemon GO

Tapu Bulu should not be too difficult of a raid battle, with it even being possible to be done with two high level trainers that are Best Friends and have the best counters, but you would be better off having at least three to four people to be better safe than sorry.

Below are some of the best counters to use against Tapu Bulu to have the best chances to take it down.

  • Mega Gengar – Hex/Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Beedrill – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Roserade – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Victreebel – Acid/Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Vileplume – Acid/Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Skuntank – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Toxicroak – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Muk – Poison Jab/Gunk Shot
  • Shadow Metagross – Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Mega Charizard – Fire Spin/Blast Burn

As you can see, there is a bit of a trend with the above options, as pretty much all of them utilize Poison in some form or another. You can also use the non-Mega or Shadow versions of the listed Pokemon above with the same moves as well, but they will not be as effective as their respective Mega or Shadow forms of course.

That is it for our Tapu Bulu raid guide in Pokemon GO. Best of luck taking the latest island guardian down while it is available in raids this time around.

Dean James

Dean (He/Him) has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got a SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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