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Tapu Lele (カプ・テテフ Kapu Tetefu) is a psychic/fairy-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Sun and Moon.

Biology

Physiology

Tapu Lele has a black body, pink curly hair, and when its close itself up it looks like a pink cocoon.

Behavior

Despite its appearance, Tapu Lele is cruel. Despite this, it will heal people and Pokémon with its scales.

Natural abilities

It scales have healing properties.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Ruins of Life One


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Sun
This guardian deity of Akala is guilelessly cruel. The fragrant aroma of flowers is the source of its energy.
Moon
As it flutters about, it scatters its strangely glowing scales. Touching them is said to restore good health on the spot.
Ultra Sun
It heals the wounds of people and Pokémon by sprinkling them with its sparkling scales. This guardian deity is worshiped on Akala.
Ultra Moon
Although called a guardian deity, Tapu Lele is devoid of guilt about its cruel disposition and can be described as nature incarnate.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Attack
85
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
130
Sp. Def
115
Speed
95
Total
570

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Psychic Terrain —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Aromatic Mist —% 20 Fairy Status
1 Aromatherapy —% 5 Grass Status
1 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
1 Draining Kiss 50 100% 10 Fairy Special
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
8 Psywave 100% 15 Psychic Special
14 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
20 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status
26 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status
32 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
38 Tickle 100% 20 Normal Status
43 Nature's Madness 90% 10 Fairy Special
48 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special
53 Flatter 100% 15 Dark Status
58 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt —% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up 100% 10 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power 100% 20 Normal Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Tapu Lele learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Magic Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
Tapu Lele SM
Tapu Lele Shiny SM

Trivia

  • Tapu Lele's body turns into a butterfly head when it uses its Z-move, Guardian of Alola.

Origin

Tapu Lele is based on a butterfly.

Etymology

Tapu Lele is a mix of "tapu" an ancient Hawaiian spirit, and "lele", Hawaiian for butterfly. Lele could also mean 'to fly' in Hawaiian, referring to Tapu Lele's ability to soar.

Gallery

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