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Tapu Koko
カプ・コケコ Kapu-Kokeko
Tapu Koko anime.png
Tapu Koko
Debuts in Alola to New Adventure!
Gender Unknown
Ability Electric Surge
Current location Melemele Island
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Tapu Koko Rikako Aikawa Erica Schroeder

Tapu Koko (Japanese: カプ・コケコ Kapu-Kokeko) is a recurring Pokémon character in the anime that first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.


Electric Surge activated

Tapu Koko first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, where it dropped a couple of Sitrus Berries on a wild Bewear, which ended up chasing after Ash and his Pikachu. Ash saw it later in the episode, but he wasn't sure what it was, until he described it to Professor Kukui and his classmates, and they told him what the Pokémon he saw was. Near the end of the episode, Ash heard some cries, which lead to himself meeting this Pokémon in person, leading to it giving Ash a Z-Ring, equipped with an Electrium Z.

In the following episode, Tapu Koko came across Ash and his friends as they were enjoying lunch, and it stole Ash's hat. It flew off to a nearby forest, where it awaited for Ash to battle it. After a couple of attacks, Tapu Koko came up to Ash and activated his Electrium Z, leading Ash to command his Pikachu to use its first Z-Move, Gigavolt Havoc on Tapu Koko. Despite the attack creating a big explosion, Tapu Koko did not receive a scratch, due to it protecting itself with its armour. After that, Tapu Koko flew off, and with that, ended its battle with him.

Tapu Koko reappeared in To Top a Totem!, where Hala informed Ash about the Tapu Koko that he met earlier and later in the episode, watched Ash's battle against a Yungoos, a Gumshoos and a Totem Gumshoos in Verdant Cavern.

In the following episode, Tapu Koko stole the Fightinium Z, which Hala was about to give Ash for defeating him in the Island challenge, and replaced it with an Electrium Z, much to Ash and Hala's surprise.

Tapu Koko reappeared in A Guardian Rematch! where it had a rematch against Pikachu and was able to withstand Gigavolt Havoc. The match ended with no clear winner after Pikachu fell off a cliff which Tapu Koko helped to save Ash and Pikachu from.

Tapu Koko reappeared in A Dream Encounter!, in which it and the other guardian deities sensed the birth of a Cosmog nicknamed Nebby. The next day, it led Ash to Nebby, then flew away.

It next appeared in the Poké Problem segment of SM050, where it sensed Nebby's evolution from Cosmog into Cosmoem. In the following episode, it appeared at Poni Island together with the other guardian deities.

In Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, Tapu Koko and the other guardian deities reveal that they were the ones who took Nebby to Melemele Island, where Ash would eventually find and take care of it. At the Altar of the Sunne, the four guardian deities performed a ritual to allow Nebby to evolve into Solgaleo. When Ash received a Solganium Z from Nebby, he found that it was unable to fit in his regular Z-Ring. Tapu Koko then took the Z-Ring, and through a dance, it and the other guardian deities upgraded the Z-Ring into a Z-Power Ring so Ash could properly use Solgaleo's Z-Move, Searing Sunraze Smash. The four then dispersed after seeing Nebby carry Ash and friends through the Ultra Wormhole.

Tapu Koko made several appearances in Rise and Shine, Starship!. First, it witnessed Celesteela's discovery by Sophocles, and then it watched it fly off towards the moon.

Tapu Koko reappeared in Twirling with a Bang!, watching as the Ultra Guardians helped send Blacephalon and Xurkitree home.

Tapu Koko reappeared in Full Moon and Many Arms!, where it helped defend Lunala against Necrozma and even attacked Necrozma with Dazzling Gleam. It later watched as Hala saw the sunrise.

In SM090, Tapu Koko attacked the Matori Matrix's aircraft in order to prevent them from going through an Ultra Wormhole to chase after Necrozma. Later, it, its fellow guardian deities, and the rest of Alola helped Necrozma regain its true form by giving it some of their Z-Power.

Tapu Koko reappeared again in SM100, where it engaged Ash and Pikachu in a battle, only to transport them to another world with the assistance of a Shiny Tapu Koko.

Personality and characteristics

Tapu Koko appears to be a serious Pokémon, but despite this character trait, it didn't seem to mind Pikachu playing with its arm in Revealing the Stuff of Legend!. Tapu Koko is shown to be very interested in Ash and is often seen observing him. It has shown a strong desire to challenge Ash and test his skills, even stealing Ash's hat in order for him to follow and battle it. Tapu Koko also appears to have great faith in Ash, entrusting him a Z-Ring and an Electrium Z as well as leaving Nebby in his care. Tapu Koko also appears to not tolerate impulsive behavior from other people. For example, when Gladion arrogantly yelled at the guardian deities out of impatience, it gave him an angry stare, telling him to wait. It has shown to take an interest in the Ultra Guardian's work at helping Ultra Beasts as seen in Rise and Shine, Starship! and Twirling with a Bang!.

Moves used

Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam.png
Using Dazzling Gleam
Move First Used In
Electric Terrain The Guardian's Challenge!
Dazzling Gleam The Guardian's Challenge!
Nature's Madness A Guardian Rematch!
Discharge A Guardian Rematch!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Tapu Koko is featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Tapu Koko.

Tapu Koko
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Tapu Koko Lightning       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   007/026

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