Tapu Fini (Pokémon)

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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Fairy
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Misty Surge Cacophony
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
46.7 lbs. 21.2 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Def
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Sp.Atk
3
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Speed
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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.

Biology

Tapu Fini is a vaguely swordfish-like Legendary Pokémon. 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

Main series

 
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.

GOTCHA!

A Tapu Fini briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

 
Tapu Fini in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Tapu Fini debuted in a fantasy in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl while the Island Kahunas were discussing 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
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rowlet SeaFinal
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 60  May 21 to June 28, 2019
June 11 to July 30, 2019
USUM Poni Island Shiny Tapu Fini American region Online 60  June 11 to July 30, 2019
USUM Poni Island Shiny Tapu Fini PAL region Online 60  June 11 to July 30, 2019
USUM Poni Island Shiny Tapu Fini Korean region Online 60  June 11 to July 30, 2019

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 15
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
055 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
1010 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1515 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2525 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
3030 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
3535 Heal Pulse Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
4545 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 08585% 10
5050 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
5555 Nature's Madness Fairy Special 0000 09090% 10
6060 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
6565 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
7070 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
7575 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Fini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Fini

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM72  TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM89  TM89 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM96  TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR82  TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Fini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Fini

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tapu Fini in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Tapu Fini in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Fini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Fini

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Fini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Fini
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Refresh × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Fini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Fini
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 70 - 113   6

#760
 

Barrier Bash++
Sometimes removes five barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Typeless Combo
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 63 Base Speed: 60

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Tapu Fini
 Water  Fairy 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  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. The hinged shell itself is similar to many bivalves. 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
  Japanese カプ・レヒレ Kapu-Rehire From kapu and hire
  French Tokopisco From totem, tiki and piscis
  Spanish Tapu Fini Same as English name
  German Kapu-Kime From kapu and Kieme
  Italian Tapu Fini Same as English name
  Korean 카푸느지느 Kapuneujineu From kapu and 지느러미 jineureomi
  Cantonese Chinese 卡璞・鰭鰭 Kāpok Kèihkèih From kapu and kèih
  Mandarin Chinese 卡璞・鰭鰭 / 卡璞・鳍鳍 Kǎpú Qíqí From kapu and 鰭 / 鳍


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Notes

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