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

Take down the final Island Guardian!

May 9, 2022

The Season of Alola in Pokemon GO is approaching its end in just a few weeks and with that comes the last of the Island Guardians with the introduction of Tapu Fini to raids and this is our raid guide for how to best take them down.

Tapu Fini joins raid battles in Pokemon GO starting on May 10 at 10:00 am local time as a tier five raid boss and will be in raids through May 25 at 10:00 am local time.

The reason Tapu Fini is now in raid battles is that the focus of the Season of Alolan moves towards Poni Island later this week as the Water Festival 2022 event kicks off on Thursday, though Tapu Fini is arriving a couple days early.

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Tapu Fini Pokemon GO Weakness

The Land Spirit Pokemon Tapu Fini is a Water/Fairy type Pokemon, which gives it a series of both strengths and weaknesses in Pokemon GO that are going to be important when battling them in raids.

The bad news here is that there are no double super effective typings against Tapu Fini, as there are no shared weaknesses between the two types. As a result, there are only three weaknesses with Poison, Electric, and Grass.

Tapu Fini is also resistant to numerous types that you will want to avoid at all costs, including Dragon, Fighting, Fire, Bug, Water, Dark, and Ice.

Best Counters For Tapu Fini In Pokemon GO

Like the other Island Guardians, Tapu Fini battles shouldn’t be insanely difficult, but also are no cakewalk either. As a result, you could probably beat it with three trainers if you have the max friendship level and the absolute best counters. However, you would be much better off having four to five trainers just to make it easier on you and not risk losing a raid pass in the process.

The below Pokemon in our raid guide are some of the best counters to use against Tapu Fini in battles to best defeat it.

  • Mega Gengar – Lick/Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Beedrill – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Electivire – Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Mega Manectric – Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Shadow Raikou – Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Mega Venusaur – Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Shadow Magnezone – Spark/Wild Charge
  • Shadow Zapdos – Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Shadow Venusaur – Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant

The above featured a mix of Mega and Shadow Pokemon, with Mega or Shadow variations always being preferred over the base form. In some cases the regular form is also quite useful, such as with Gengar and Raikou.

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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