Looking to hit Tapu Bulu in its weak spot? Here are its weaknesses and best counters to use.

How to Beat Tapu Bulu Raids in Pokemon GO: Moveset, Counters and Weaknesses

Looking to hit Tapu Bulu in its weak spot? Here are its weaknesses and best counters to use.

Legendary Pokemon Tapu Bulu is appearing in Raids until May 2 at 10 a.m. in Pokemon GO. Looking to add it to your lineup but having trouble beating it? Below, we cover its moveset, counters, and weaknesses. Use these tips to defeat Tapu Bulu in Pokemon GO raids. 

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Tips for Beating Tapu Bulu in Pokemon GO

Tapu Bulu Attacks

Tapu Bulu can have Bullet Seed (Grass) or Rock Smash (Fighting) as its Fast Attack. It has four possible attacks for its Charge Attack:

  • Megahorn (Bug)
  • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy) 
  • Solar Beam (Grass)
  • Grass Knot (Grass)

To get the Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB), it’ll need to use Bullet Seed as its Fast Attack and any of the Charge Attacks except Megahorn. 

Tapu Bulu Weaknesses and Strengths

Tapu Bulu may not appear like it, but it’s a Grass and Fairy dual-type Legendary Pokemon. Hailing from the Alola Region, Tapu Bulu is a protector Land Spirit of the Alolan people. As a Grass/Fairy Pokemon, it’s weak to Fire, Ice, Poison, Steel and Flying moves. It’s especially weak to Poison damage.  

Tapu Bulu is resistant to many different types of Pokemon moves, especially Grass and Electric. They’re strong against Water, Fighting, Ground, Dragon, and Dark type Pokemon due to their weakness against Grass or Fairy types. 

Best Tapu Bulu Counters

You’ll want to utilize STAB moves during your Raid Battle, with a focus on Poison Pokemon. Here are some of the best Pokemon to use in your lineup as well as their movesets. 

  • Roserade: Poison Jab, Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Vileplume: Acide, Sludge Bomb
  • Galarian Darmanitan: Ice Fang, Avalanche, Ice Punch
  • Mega Charizard Y: Fire Spin, Air Slash, Blast Burn, Overheat, Fire Blast
  • Scizor: Bullet Punch, Iron Head
  • Nihilego: Poison Jab, Acid, Sludge Bomb, Gunk Shot

The best two Pokemon to use from the list above are Roserade and Mega Charizard Y. They have types that will resist most of the damage Tapu Bulu can output, as well as hit its weaknesses with STAB moves. 

Now that you know its moveset, counters, and weaknesses, those are the best ways to beat Tapu Bulu during Raids. For more battle tactics, check out our variety of guides for Pokemon GO. 

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