Tapu Koko (Pokémon)

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Tapu Koko
Land Spirit Pokémon
カプ・コケコ
Kapu-Kokeko
#785
Tapu Koko



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Fairy
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Electric 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
5'11" 1.8 m
Tapu Koko
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Weight
45.2 lbs. 20.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Tapu Koko
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Tapu Koko (Japanese: カプ・コケコ Kapu-Kokeko) is a dual-type Electric/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 Melemele Island, with Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini being the deities of the other islands.

Biology

Tapu Koko is a vaguely rooster-like Legendary Pokémon. Tapu Koko's head and torso are black with white markings on its chest, just above its eyes, and on top of its head. Extending from the top of its head is a large, orange plume with bristles along the back. There is a yellow marking covering the top bristle and half of the bristle below it. The bottom of this crest goes all the way to its neck, where it divides its face in half and creates a beak-like nose. It has small, blue eyes with yellow markings behind them. The lower half of its body is orange with four pointed projections: one short spine on the front and two short spines in the back, with one longer spine between them. These spines resemble a bird's tail feathers. Its thin arms have round, yellow structures encircling its shoulders. On each arm is a shell that appears to be half of a bird mask, and its hands end in two large claws to create a beak for the mask.

The mask itself is mostly yellow with black, orange, and white markings. There are three white triangular markings with black edges on the top of each half of the mask, which create diamond-shapes when the mask is closed. The 'eyes' consist of a white diamond connected to a slightly larger orange diamond, which is inside a larger yellow diamond. Each of these shapes is edged in black. On each half of its beak is an orange triangle with a white rim. There are wing-shaped structures on each side, toward the back. Tapu Koko is able to pull the mask together and hide its upper body inside, creating the impression of a stylized rooster.

This Pokémon is called the guardian deity of Melemele Island. It's known for protecting its home, but it is fickle and will not necessarily help people in need. However, it is very curious and may come to play or battle with people or Pokémon that interest it. It is able to store electricity by closing itself inside the shells on its arms.[1] It has an explosive temper, but it instantly forgets what enraged it in the first place.

Tapu Koko 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 Koko in the anime
 
Shiny Tapu Koko in the anime

Major appearances

Tapu Koko (anime)

Tapu Koko debuted in Alola to New Adventure!, where it gave Ash a Z-Ring equipped with an Electrium Z. It made many further appearances throughout Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Shiny Tapu Koko (anime)

A Shiny Tapu Koko debuted in Battling the Beast Within!, where it and its counterpart from Ash's world transported Ash and Pikachu to the Ultra Ruin. It reappeared in Parallel Friendships!.

Minor appearances

A Tapu Koko appeared in I Choose You!.

GOTCHA!

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

In the manga

 
Tapu Koko in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Tapu Koko debuted in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl, where it attacked Sun and Moon. After a short battle, it fled, leaving behind a Sparkling Stone for Sun. It reappeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six, Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar, and Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun; and in a flashback in Thieving and Boss Crabominable.

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

Pokémon Horizon

A Tapu Koko appeared in a fantasy in Journey to a New Horizon.

In the TCG

Main article: Tapu Koko (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tapu Koko appears as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball. It uses Electric Surge, creating an electric field that stuns opponents, and also shooting out electricity. Tapu Koko also appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #285
Alola
USUM: #383
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun This guardian deity of Melemele is brimming with curiosity. It summons thunderclouds and stores their lightning inside its body.
Moon It confuses its enemies by flying too quickly for the eye to follow. It has a hair-trigger temper but forgets what made it angry an instant later.
Ultra Sun Although it's called a guardian deity, if a person or Pokémon puts it in a bad mood, it will become a malevolent deity and attack.
Ultra Moon The lightning-wielding guardian deity of Melemele, Tapu Koko is brimming with curiosity and appears before people from time to time.
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 Conflict (after becoming Champion)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ruins of Conflict (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 Koko Appears


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko Japanese region Online 60  March 17 to May 31, 2017
SM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko All South Korea 60  April 8 to 9, 2017
SM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko Japanese region Online 60  April 28 to June 30, 2017
SM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko PAL region Online 60  April 28 to June 30, 2017
SM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko Taiwanese region Online 60  April 28 to June 30, 2017
SM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko PAL region Nintendo Network 60  July 14 to August 14, 2017
SM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko American region Nintendo Network 60  July 14 to August 14, 2017
USUM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko Japanese region Online 60  2019
USUM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko Korean region Online 60  2019
USUM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko PAL region Online 60  2019
USUM Melemele Island Shiny Tapu Koko American region Online 60  2019

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
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 ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Tapu Koko is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
055 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
1010 Fairy Wind Fairy Special 04040 100100% 30
1515 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
2020 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00——% 20
3030 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
3535 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4545 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
5050 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
5555 Nature's Madness Fairy Special 0000 09090% 10
6060 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100100% 15
6565 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
7070 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
7575 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Koko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Koko

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
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
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82  TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM90  TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
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
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR66  TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR80  TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR82  TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Koko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Koko

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 Koko 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 Koko in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Koko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Koko

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 Koko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Koko
  • 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 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
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 Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Mirror Move × Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
VII Sky Drop × Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
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 Koko
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Koko
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Electric
  Attack Power: 70 - 113   6

#757
 

Eject++
Sometimes removes five non-Support Pokémon icons.
Skill Swapper: Typeless Combo
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 80

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Tapu Koko
 Electric  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 Koko images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Promotional artwork of a Shiny Tapu Koko

Origin

Tapu Koko's mask appears to be a stylized rooster. Its overall design is also similar to a totem pole. Additionally, it may be inspired by Kūkaʻilimoku, one of the four major Hawaiian gods and god of war and conflict, who is often represented by feathered idols.

Name origin

Tapu Koko may be a combination of tapu (Hawaiian for sacred or holy) and kokō (Hawaiian onomatopoeia for a rooster's crowing).

Kapu-Kokeko may be a combination of kapu (Hawaiian for sacred or holy) and コケコッコー kokekokkō (Japanese onomatopoeia for a rooster's crowing).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese カプ・コケコ Kapu-Kokeko From kapu and コケコッコー kokekokkō
  French Tokorico From totem, tiki and cocorico
  Spanish Tapu Koko Same as English name
  German Kapu-Riki From kapu and kikeriki
  Italian Tapu Koko Same as English name
  Korean 카푸꼬꼬꼭 Kapukkokkokkok From kapu and 꼬끼오 kkokki'o
  Cantonese Chinese 卡璞・鳴鳴 Kāpok Mìhngmìhng From kapu and mìhng
  Mandarin Chinese 卡璞・鳴鳴 / 卡璞・鸣鸣 Kǎpú Míngmíng From kapu and 鳴 / 鸣 míng


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