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Tapu Lele
カプ・テテフ Kapu-Tetefu
Tapu Lele anime.png
Tapu Lele
Debuts in Partner Promises!
Gender Unknown
Current location Akala Island
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Tapu Lele Risa Shimizu Unknown

Tapu Lele (Japanese: カプ・テテフ Kapu-Tetefu) is a recurring Pokémon character in the anime that first appeared in Partner Promises!.


Tapu Lele made its anime debut in Partner Promises!, where Ash and Pikachu on Treasure Island. It was seen floating over the ocean, and scattered its glowing scales on Ash to heal the wounds he got while rescuing a trapped Wimpod, after which it took off into the sky. After Ash returned to Professor Kukui]'s house, Rotom Pokédex identified it as a Tapu Lele.

Tapu Lele reappeared in The Island Whisperer!, during a flashback and a fantasy. It appeared again in Trials and Determinations!, flying over Ash, his classmates, Olivia, and Professor Kukui, after Ash's grand trial against Olivia.

Tapu Lele reappeared in Rising from the Ruins!, where it battled Ash's Rockruff and won easily. When Olivia and Gladion's Lycanroc brought it to be healed by the guardian deity. When Tapu Lele seemed to be incapable of completely healing Rockruff, it attacked the two Lycanroc until Ash arrived and stepped in to protect them. It then used Draining Kiss to drain energy from Ash and the two Lycanroc, allowing it to heal Rockruff. Tapu Lele also stayed to watch as Rockruff subsequently evolved into a Dusk Form Lycanroc in the light of the setting sun, smiling happily as it the floated away afterwards.

Tapu Lele was seen briefly in A Dream Encounter!, where it and the other Guardian deities had sensed the birth of a Cosmog nicknamed Nebby. In Family Determination!, it appeared at Poni Island together with the other guardian deities.

In Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, Tapu Lele and the other guardian deities revealed 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 that allowed 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 his friends through the Ultra Wormhole.

Personality and characteristics

Tapu Lele seems to be a kind and caring Pokémon, as it healed Ash's wounds despite not knowing him. However, it also doesn't seem to mind battling much weaker opponents and hurting them in the process, as shown when it challenged and easily defeated Ash's Rockruff, acting gleefully happy the whole time.

Moves used
Tapu Lele Psychic Terrain.png
Using Psychic Terrain
Move First Used In
Psychic Terrain Rising from the Ruins!
Dazzling Gleam Rising from the Ruins!
Draining Kiss Rising from the Ruins!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Tapu Lele.

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