Tapu Lele (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Tapu Lele
Land Spirit Pokémon
カプ・テテフ
Kapu-Tetefu
#786
Tapu Lele



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Fairy
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Psychic Surge Cacophony
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
41.0 lbs. 18.6 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#786
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#286
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
114
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Tapu Lele
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HP
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Atk
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Def
3
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tapu Lele (Japanese: カプ・テテフ Kapu-Tetefu) is a dual-type Psychic/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 Akala Island, with Tapu Koko, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini being the deities of the other islands.

Biology

Tapu Lele has a black torso and pink curly hair. Its eyes are blue with pink lines at the middle of the iris. Its arms are thin, and its digitless hands are separated by thick pink "bracelets". Its shell has markings similar to a face and have small, butterfly-like wings at the back. The top is cone-shaped and resembles a hat of some sort. When closed, the shell resembles a bug with a curled mouth at the bottom.

The guardian of Akala Island is known to scatter glowing scales, which affect others by stimulating and healing their bodies; however, these scales are also dangerous if too many are touched at once. For this, some consider it to be cruel for the way it destroys others as it scatters its scales for its own amusement. An old legend says that Tapu Lele ended a war between Alola's islands by healing the tired warriors with its scales, but rumors point to a more disturbing truth behind this story. Its strength comes from the energy stored within its shell. If Tapu Lele finds itself at a disadvantage in battle, it will prioritize not outright losing as opposed to trying for a decisive victory.[1]

In the anime

Tapu Lele in the anime

Major appearances

Tapu Lele made its anime debut in Partner Promises!, where Ash encountered it along with Pikachu. It is seen floating over the ocean, and scatters its glowing scales on Ash to heal the wounds he got while rescuing a trapped Wimpod, after which it takes off into the sky. After Ash returns to Professor Kukui's house, Rotom Pokédex identifies it as a Tapu Lele. Tapu Lele reappeared in SM031 during a flashback and a fantasy. It will appear in SM036, where it will watch Ash's battle against Olivia.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM020 Tapu Lele Rotom Pokédex Tapu Lele, the Land Spirit Pokémon. A Psychic and Fairy type. Tapu Lele playfully flutters around while scattering its mysteriously glowing scales. It's said whoever touches its scales is instantly healed.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the manga

Tapu Lele in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tapu Lele first appeared in a fantasy in PASM02. Olivia and her fellow Kahunas noted that the guardian deities have been angered by something, as they were spotted by people at their respective islands despite usually being reclusive. Later, Tapu Lele was seen in person flying above Lush Jungle, where it was attacked by a Xurkitree emerging from an Ultra Wormhole.

In the TCG

Main article: Tapu Lele (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun This guardian deity of Akala is guilelessly cruel. The fragrant aroma of flowers is the source of its energy.
Moon As it flutters about, it scatters its strangely glowing scales. Touching them is said to restore good health on the spot.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Ruins of Life (after becoming Champion)

In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

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


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Aromatic Mist Fairy Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100100% 10
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
088 Psywave Psychic Special 0000 100100% 15
1414 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2020 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2626 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3232 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
3838 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4343 Nature's Madness Fairy Special 0000 09090% 10
4848 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
5353 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
5858 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Lele
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Lele

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM33Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM57Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM99Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Lele
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Lele

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 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 Lele in Generation VII
  • 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 Lele in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Lele
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Lele

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tapu Lele can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tapu Lele cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Lele
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Lele

Evolution

786Tapu Lele.png
Unevolved
Tapu Lele
 Psychic  Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
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Front Back
786MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tapu Lele images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Tapu Lele appears to be based on a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. It may also be inspired by Kāne, one of the four major Hawaiian gods. Kāne is a creator god, bestowing life into the first human in Hawaiian mythology.

Name origin

Tapu Lele may be a combination of tapu (Hawaiian for sacred or holy) and pulelehua (Hawaiian for butterfly).

Kapu-Tetefu may be a combination of kapu (Hawaiian for sacred or holy) and てふてふ tefutefu (an old way of writing butterfly).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カプ・テテフ Kapu-Tetefu From kapu and てふてふ tefutefu
France Flag.png French Tokopiyon From papillon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tapu Lele Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kapu-Fala From kapu and Falter
Italy Flag.png Italian Tapu Lele Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 카푸나비나 Kapunabina From kapu and 나비 nabi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 卡璞・蝶蝶 Kāpok Dihpdihp From kapu and dihp
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 卡璞・蝶蝶 Kǎpú Diédié From kapu and dié


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Notes

  1. http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/tapu-lele

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