Pokemon GO Tapu Koko weakness and best counters (January 2023)

Tapu Koko in Pokemon GO.


Tapu Koko in Pokemon GO.
January 25, 2023: Tapu Koko is available again in raids from January 25, 2023 to February 1. Catch the thing with these key weaknesses and counters.

After almost a year away, Tapu Koko has returned to Pokemon GO as the final raid encounter of January 2023. Use the Tapu Koko counters and weakness chart below to pick out a few favourites to train and teach key moves to make taking it down that much easier.

Being a dual Electric/Fairy-type Pokémon, Tapu Koko is one of the first of unique combination to make its way into the game. With it comes only a few choice Tapu Koko weaknesses to write home about. Below, we'll list some of the best Tapu Koko counters you'll want to bring into battle against this brand-new Pokémon.

Looking for more Pokémon GO goodness? You'll want to power up your Arlo, Sierra, and Cliff counters before taking on Giovanni for a chance at a strong Shadow Registeel. They've changed up their teams for February 2023, and we've updated our guides to match.

What is the Pokemon GO Tapu Koko weakness?

Poison and Ground-type moves are the only Tapu Koko weakness options you'll have going into battle.

Despite its dual type, no Tapu Koko weakness will do quadruple damage, making this particular legendary Pokémon more challenging to deal with than some more recent ones.

Garchomp is great at hitting one Pokémon GO Tapu Koko weakness.
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Pokemon GO Tapu Koko counters

Pokémon
Fast Move
Charged Move
Nihilego
Poison Jab
Sludge Bomb
Garchomp
Mud Shot
Earth Power
Krookodile
Mud-Slap
Earthquake
Excadrill
Mud Shot
Earthquake
Rhyperior
Mud-Slap
Earthquake
Groudon
Mud Shot
Earthquake
Roserade
Poison Jab
Sludge Bomb
Gengar
Lick
Sludge Bomb
Mamoswine
Mud-Slap
Bulldoze
Golem
Mud-Slap
Earthquake
Toxicroak
Poison Jab
Sludge Bomb

As you can probably glean from the above list, the best Pokémon for exploiting each Tapu Koko weakness are either Ground or Poison/Grass-type creatures. Not only are they both able to hit its weaknesses, but they'll also generally resist Tapu Koko's Electric-type moves as well. Dealing damage is one thing, but resisting is just as important.

So long as you're using Ground or Poison-type moves, you should have a relatively easy time. Others like Muk, Swampert, Landorus, and Victribell work as well.

Can Tapu Koko Be Shiny In Pokémon GO?

This time around, Tapu Koko can be shiny. As is the case with most legendary Pokemon, their shiny versions are kept hidden away for their second appearance, and Tapu Koko is sticking with the tradition.

Like most five-star raids, you'll have around a 1/20 chance of finding a shiny Tapu Koko. So that's around five percent. If you do, you'll have a 100 percent catch rate, so don't worry about landing those perfect shots.

What moves does Tapu Koko use in Pokemon GO?

Fast Moves
Charge Moves
Quick Attack
Thunder
Volt Switch
Thunderbold
Dazzling Gleam
Brave Bird

Tapu Koko can choose between two Fast Moves and four Charge Moves before going into battle. Luckily, they're all more or less resisted by its prime counters - especially Ground-type Pokémon. Once you capture it, TMing for Volt Switch and Brave Bird will turn it into a decent attacker. For defending, Dazzling Gleam is a better choice.

And that's about all there is to know about Tapu Koko weakness chart and the best Pokémon for taking it on. If you haven't already, check out what we know about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Pokédex from that short trailer we saw during Pokémon Day 2022.

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