Pokemon GO Tapu Bulu Raid Guide: All strengths and weaknesses

Tapu Bulu Pokemon GO

Raids are one of the most important parts of Pokemon Go gameplay. Each month new sets of raid Pokemons are released which involve Pokemons from common 1-star raids to the legendary 5 stars. The current lineup of the legendary 5-star raid will involve a Pokemon that made its debut last year and now is back again, Tapu Bulu. The event will be starting on 17th April to May 2nd. Defeating Tapu Bulu can be a tough job. Therefore here is all you need to know about Tapu Bulu’s strengths and weaknesses in this Pokemon Go raid guide.

Tapu Bulu

Tapu Bulu is a grass fairy Pokemon native to the Alola region. Although being a guardian deity, Tapu Bulu can be really dangerous and obliterate anyone it senses danger from. Hence to defeat this Pokemon you would need to know all its weaknesses and strengths.

Tapu Bulu (image by Pokemon Company)

Tapu Bulu weaknesses in Pokemon Go

  • Like most other Grass-type Pokemon, Tapu Bulu is weak against Fire, Ice, Flying, Steel, and Poison Pokemons. This makes it really crucial what lineup you choose to battle this deity.
  • Tapu Bulu is weakest against Poison-type Pokemon and hence prioritize adding them to your raid lineup.
  • In case you have multiple Pokemon that belong to these types, prefer the one with the highest stats to make sure you give your best shot.
  • If you don’t have Pokemon from these types, the Pokemon whose attacks will be considered as from these types will be able to take benefit from the 20% attack bonus.

Top Pokemon Counters

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Image by Pokemon Go
  • Beedrill / Mega Beedrill (Bug/Poison)
  • Vileplume / Shadow Vileplume (Grass/Poison)
  • Victreebel / Shadow Victreebel (Grass/Poison)
  • Gengar / Mega Gengar (Ghost/Poison)
  • Roserade (Grass/Poison)
  • Nihilego (Rock/Poison)
  • Pidgeot / Mega Pidgeot (Normal/Flying)
  • Therian Forme Tornadus (Flying)
  • Charizard / Mega Charizard Y (Fire/Flying)
  • Blaziken / Mega Blaziken (Fire/Fighting)
  • Mamoswine / Shadow Mamoswine (Ice/Ground)
  • Galarian Darmanitan (Ice)
  • Scizor / Shadow Scizor / Mega Scizor (Bug/Steel)
  • Metagross / Shadow Metagross (Steel/Psychic)

Top Move Counters against Tapu Bulu 

Fast Attacks:

  • Fire Type – Air Slash (Flying), Ember (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire)
  • Ice Type – Powder Snow (Ice), Ice Fang (Ice)
  • Poison Type – Poison Jab (Poison),  Acid (Poison), Hex (Ghost), Lick (Ghost), Shadow Claw (Ghost)
  • Fly Type – Wing Attack (Flying), Air Slash (Flying), Gust (Flying)
  • Steel Type – Bullet Punch (Steel), Steel Wing (Steel)

Charged Attacks:

  • Fire Type – Blast Burn (Fire), Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Overheat (Fire)
  • Ice Type – Avalanche (Ice)
  • Poison Type – Sludge Bomb (Poison), Acid Spray (Poison), Sludge Wave (Poison), Weather Ball (Fire), Gunk Shot (Poison)
  • Fly Type – Aerial Ace (Flying), Air Cutter (Flying), Brave Bird (Flying), Feather Dance (Flying), Hurricane (Flying)
  • Steel Type – Flash Cannon (Steel), Meteor Mash (Steel)

Tapu Bulu’s strengths in Pokemon Go 

  • Tapu Bulu has high stats for both defense and attacks. Hence it can be really hard to bring this legendary Pokemon down.
  • Except for the types listed above, Tapu Bulu is significantly strong against other Pokemon types making it hard to counter if you don’t have those types in your arsenal.


  • Berries can be of great help. Alternatively, a Razz Berry will make it easier to catch, followed by Golden Razz Berry.
  • After defeating Tapu Bulu you get a limited number of premier balls, make sure to curve them properly to increase your chance to capture them.
  • Make sure, you don’t throw the balls while Tapu Bulu is moving as it will only decrease your chance of a successful throw.


Aftermath: What to do, after catching it?

  • Tapu Bulu is resistant to a lot of types namely water, grass, electric type, and a few others. This makes him a strong pick in leagues like Ultra and Master Leagues.
  • To make full use of Tapu Bulu’s potential, try unlocking a second charged move. This will take a lot of stardust, but it’s worth the grind.
  • Tapu Bulu has an edge against the Dragon type being a Fairy type with high CP so make sure to use it to your advantage.

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