Tapu Fini Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Appearing in Raids: May 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to May 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time



Tapu Fini is a Water- and Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Alola region. This guardian deity of Poni Island can control water. The dense fog it creates brings the downfall and destruction of its confused enemies. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Tapu Fini, how to catch Tapu Fini after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Land Spirit Pokémon after you've caught it.


Which Pokémon to Use in a Tapu Fini Raid in Pokémon GO

As a Water- and Fairy-type Pokémon, Tapu Fini is vulnerable to Grass-, Electric-, and Poison-type attacks. When selecting Pokémon for your Tapu Fini Raid Battle lineup, it helps to choose Pokémon that have a Fast Attack and a Charged Attack of one of these types if you want to deal as much damage as possible. It's not necessary to choose only Grass-, Electric-, or Poison-type Pokémon, but a Pokémon that shares a type with these attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to deal an additional 20% damage.

If you have multiple Pokémon that know Grass-, Electric-, or Poison-type attacks, choose the Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that speed of victory affects how many Premier Balls you will receive at the conclusion of a successful Raid Battle, so bring your strongest Pokémon and defeat Tapu Fini as quickly as you can.


Suggested Grass-type Pokémon

  • Venusaur / Mega Venusaur / Shadow Venusaur (Grass/Poison)

    • Fast Attack: Razor Leaf (Grass), Vine Whip (Grass)

    • Charged Attack: Frenzy Plant (Grass), Petal Blizzard (Grass), Solar Beam (Grass)

  • Exeggutor (Grass/Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Bullet Seed (Grass)

    • Charged Attack: Seed Bomb (Grass), Solar Beam (Grass)

  • Torterra / Shadow Torterra (Grass/Ground)

    • Fast Attack: Razor Leaf (Grass)

    • Charged Attack: Frenzy Plant (Grass), Solar Beam (Grass)

  • Tangrowth / Shadow Tangrowth (Grass)

    • Fast Attack: Vine Whip (Grass)

    • Charged Attack: Power Whip (Grass), Solar Beam (Grass)

  • Tapu Bulu (Grass/Fairy)

    • Fast Attack: Bullet Seed (Grass)

    • Charged Attack: Grass Knot (Grass), Solar Beam (Grass)


Suggested Electric-type Pokémon

  • Zapdos / Shadow Zapdos (Electric/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Charge Beam (Electric), Thunder Shock (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Ancient Power (Rock), Thunder (Electric), Thunderbolt (Electric), Zap Cannon (Electric)

  • Raikou / Shadow Raikou (Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Thunder Shock (Electric), Volt Switch (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Thunder (Electric), Thunderbolt (Electric), Wild Charge (Electric)

  • Manectric / Mega Manectric (Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Charge Beam (Electric), Thunder Fang (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Thunder (Electric), Wild Charge (Electric)

  • Magnezone / Shadow Magnezone (Electric/Steel)

    • Fast Attack: Charge Beam (Electric), Spark (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Wild Charge (Electric), Zap Cannon (Electric)

  • Electivire / Shadow Electivire (Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Thunder Shock (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Thunder (Electric), Thunder Punch (Electric), Wild Charge (Electric)

  • Zekrom (Dragon/Electric)

    • Fast Attack: Charge Beam (Electric)

    • Charged Attack: Wild Charge (Electric)


Suggested Poison-type Pokémon

  • Beedrill / Mega Beedrill (Bug/Poison)

    • Fast Attack: Poison Jab (Poison)

    • Charged Attack: Sludge Bomb (Poison)

  • Vileplume (Grass/Poison)

    • Fast Attack: Acid (Poison), Razor Leaf (Grass)

    • Charged Attack: Petal Blizzard (Grass), Sludge Bomb (Poison), Solar Beam (Grass)

  • Victreebel / Shadow Victreebel (Grass/Poison)

    • Fast Attack: Acid (Poison), Razor Leaf (Grass)

    • Charged Attack: Acid Spray (Poison), Leaf Blade (Grass), Leaf Tornado (Grass), Sludge Bomb (Poison), Solar Beam (Grass)

  • Gengar / Mega Gengar (Ghost/Poison)

    • Fast Attack: Hex (Ghost), Lick (Ghost), Shadow Claw (Ghost)

    • Charged Attack: Sludge Bomb (Poison), Sludge Wave (Poison)

  • Roserade (Grass/Poison)

    • Fast Attack: Poison Jab (Poison)

    • Charged Attack: Sludge Bomb (Poison)


Make the Most of Premier Balls and Berries

After a successful Tapu Fini raid, you'll have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch Tapu Fini, so make each one count. You can earn extra Premier Balls by battling with friends and defeating Tapu Fini more quickly.

In an encounter with Tapu Fini, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is small enough for you to score Excellent Throws. Throwing Curveballs can improve your chances even more. But work within your abilities—if you don't think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk missing the target ring completely.

Tapu Fini isn't going to make it easy on you by sitting still while you're trying to catch it. Don't waste your Premier Balls by throwing while it's moving around. Watch the Pokémon to get a feel for its cycle of movement and the pauses in between the cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, and then throw as it starts to grow smaller to increase your odds of making a Great Throw or an Excellent Throw.

Berries can help you catch Tapu Fini. A Razz Berry will make it easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it much easier to catch. If you find yourself failing to land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calm Tapu Fini, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make precise throws more easily. If you need extra Tapu Fini Candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make Tapu Fini easier to catch and grant you extra Candy when you catch it.

Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher have the Catch Assist Perk. If a Pokémon—even a Legendary Pokémon—deflects a Poké Ball, your buddy might bounce it back for a second catch opportunity!

Like all Legendary Pokémon, Tapu Fini is tricky to catch, so don't be discouraged if it escapes. Get a second wind by stocking up on useful items—like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries—and try again.


What to Do with Tapu Fini Once You've Caught It


Tapu Fini's Initial CP Range: 1,556–1,632

Tapu Fini's Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 1,946–2,041

Available Fast Attacks: Hidden Power (Normal), Water Gun (Water)

Available Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump (Water), Ice Beam (Ice), Moonblast (Fairy), Surf (Water)


As a Water- and Fairy-type Pokémon, Tapu Fini is resistant to Fire-, Water-, Ice-, Fighting-, Bug-, Dragon-, and Dark-type attacks. Besides being a substantial list, Tapu Fini's resistances are particularly notable as they cover a lot of Pokémon favored in the Ultra League and the Master League. Tapu Fini's resistance to these prominent types, combined with its solid range of Charged Attacks, could make it the ace your GO Battle League lineup needs.

If you want to bring Tapu Fini to the Ultra League or the Master league, you'll need to power it up as much as possible, which will require a lot of Candy and Stardust. In addition to catching as many Tapu Fini as you can, using Pinap Berries and Silver Pinap Berries will increase the number of Tapu Fini Candy you receive after each successful catch.

Tapu Fini's typing and available attacks also make it useful in Raid Battles against a number of powerful Legendary Pokémon, including Dragonite, Salamence, Groudon, Garchomp, Giratina, Darkrai, Terrakion, Yveltal, and more—just keep in mind that Tapu Fini does not have any Fairy-type Fast Attacks.

When choosing a Fast Attack and Charged Attack for Tapu Fini, it's important to remember that Water- and Fairy-type attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus. Another option to consider is Ice Beam, an Ice-type Charged Attack that's highly effective against Grass-type Pokémon, one of Tapu Fini's weaknesses. To make the most of Tapu Fini's potential in both the GO Battle League and raids, it's highly recommended that you teach Tapu Fini a second Charged Attack; picking two different types of Charged Attacks will ensure that Tapu Fini can cover the broadest range of Pokémon types and weaknesses.

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and remember to check Pokemon.com/Strategy for more Pokémon GO, video game, and Pokémon TCG tips.

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