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Tapu Fini
Land Spirit Pokémon
カプ・レヒレ
Kapu-Rehire
#788
Tapu Fini



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Fairy
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Abilities
Misty Surge Cacophony
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
46.7 lbs. 21.2 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Tapu Fini (Japanese: カプ・レヒレ Kapu-Rehire) is a dual-type Water/Fairy Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is the guardian deity of Poni Island, with Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, and Tapu Bulu being the deities of the other islands.

Contents

Biology

Tapu Fini has a black body shaped similarly to a mermaid or fish. It has light blue eyes, white eyelids, and a light blue, fin-like marking around the outer corner of each eye. It has a white T-shaped marking on its forehead and a small, white V-shape on its chest. Around its shoulders are segmented purple rings and its long thin arms have webbed hands with three fingers. Each finger is tipped with a purple claw. On the front of its lower body is a light blue, fin-like projection with three spikes. It also has light blue fins on top of its head that resemble long, flowing hair.

Tapu Fini's main body resides inside a violet shell that resembles a swordfish head when closed. The top half of the shell has a fin with light blue webbing on top and a thin, pointed spine on the front. On each side of the top shell are two C-shaped markings facing each other to form a rough circle. One marking is white and one is light blue, but both are outlined in black. These markings form the "eye" of the swordfish. Along the edges of both shell halves are a series of white triangles with black outlines.

As the guardian of Poni Island, Tapu Fini can freely manipulate water and gains energy from ocean currents. To avoid harm to itself in battle, it shrouds its surroundings in a mysterious fog that sends its opponents into a self-destructive trance. The guardian also unleashes this fog as a test for those who seek the special water it can create, which is said to purify anything it touches. Many humans have attempted this trial, including those with ill intent; disgusted by this history, Tapu Fini does not care much for humans. Despite this, it is willing to help those who prove themselves worthy.[1] As shown in the anime, Tapu Fini has shown to be able to make water clocks out of water and bridge the world of the living with the world of the dead using mist. Long periods of exposure to this mist can trap people within it forever, specifically targeting those who cannot endure the pain of seeing a deceased loved one again.

Tapu Fini and the other guardian deities share the signature move Nature's Madness and the exclusive Z-Move Guardian of Alola.

In the anime

Tapu Fini in the anime

Major appearances

Tapu Fini (anime)

Tapu Fini debuted in A Dream Encounter!, where it was partially shown along with the other guardian deities, who sensed the birth of a Cosmog nicknamed Nebby. It appeared fully in Family Determination! and made many further appearances throughout the rest of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM104 Tapu Fini Rotom Pokédex Tapu Fini, the Land Spirit Pokémon. A Water and Fairy type. The Guardian of Poni Island. Tapu Fini creates and controls water that washes away anything unclean. It rarely appears in front of humans.

In the manga

Tapu Fini in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tapu Fini debuted in a fantasy in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl while the Island Kahunas were discussing about the recent sightings of the guardian deities. Tapu Fini later physically debuted in Seafolk Village in The Truth and Island Kahuna Hapu, where it was seen observing Sun and Hapu's battle against a Crabominable. After Crabominable had been defeated, Tapu Fini gave Hapu a Sparkling Stone, acknowledging her as the new Kahuna of Poni Island. It reappeared in Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar and Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun.

A Tapu Fini appeared in a fantasy in Pokémon Move Specialist Professor Kukui, Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island, Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move, and Thieving and Boss Crabominable.

In the TCG

Main article: Tapu Fini (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #288
Alola
USUM: #386
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun The dense fog it creates brings the downfall and destruction of its confused enemies. Ocean currents are the source of its energy.
Moon The guardian deity of Poni, it can control water. People say it can create pure water that will wash away any uncleanness.
Ultra Sun This guardian deity of Poni Island manipulates water. Because it lives deep within a thick fog, it came to be both feared and revered.
Ultra Moon Although it's called a guardian deity, terrible calamities sometimes befall those who recklessly approach Tapu Fini.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Ruins of Hope (after becoming Champion)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ruins of Hope (after becoming Champion)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Tapu Fini Appears


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
USUM Poni Island Shiny Tapu Fini Japanese region Online 60Shiny May 21 to June 28, 2019
June 11 to July 30, 2019
USUM Poni Island Shiny Tapu Fini American region Online 60Shiny June 11 to July 30, 2019
USUM Poni Island Shiny Tapu Fini PAL region Online 60Shiny June 11 to July 30, 2019
USUM Poni Island Shiny Tapu Fini Korean region Online 60Shiny June 11 to July 30, 2019

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Misty Seed Misty Seed (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
570
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Tapu Fini's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Water
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Barrier Bash++
Sometimes removes five barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Typeless Combo

Evolution

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Unevolved
Tapu Fini
 Water  Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
788MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Tapu Fini images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Tapu Fini's appearance when it closes its shell resembles a swordfish or a marlin. When its shell is open, Tapu Fini resembles a mermaid or Siren. It may also be inspired by Kanaloa, one of the four major Hawaiian gods and god of the ocean. Kanaloa's association with the underworld may inspire the Ruins of Hope, Tapu Fini's shrine, said to be where "life ends its journey".

Name origin

Tapu Fini may be a combination of tapu (Hawaiian for sacred or holy) and fin. It may also derive from finish or final, referencing the fact that the Ruins of Hope are where "life ends its journey", and also, possibly, that Poni Island is the final island in the island challenge.

Kapu-Rehire may be a combination of kapu (Hawaiian for sacred or holy) and 鰭 hire (fin).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カプ・レヒレ Kapu-Rehire From kapu and hire
France Flag.png French Tokopisco From piscis
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tapu Fini Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kapu-Kime From kapu and Kieme
Italy Flag.png Italian Tapu Fini Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 카푸느지느 Kapuneujineu From kapu and 지느러미 jineureomi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 卡璞・鰭鰭 Kāpok Kèihkèih From kapu and kèih
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 卡璞・鰭鰭 / 卡璞・鳍鳍 Kǎpú Qíqí From kapu and 鰭 / 鳍


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