Best moveset for Tapu Lele in Pokemon Go & is it any good?

Tapu Lele appearing in Pokemon Go with its best movesetNiantic

Tapu Lele is one of many Legendaries you can catch in Pokemon Go, but you’ll need to know its best moveset if you want to get the most out of it in PvP Battles and Raids.

The Guardian Deities have all arrived in Pokemon Go, but right now we’re focusing on Tapu Lele. The Fairy/Psychic-type Legendary made its debut in March 2022 and it’s now returned to 5-Star Raid Battles.

Once you’ve managed to defeat and catch a Tapu Lele for your own collection, you’ll probably want to know what its best moveset is to take true advantage of its power in the Pokemon Go Battle League.

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Tapu Lele appearing in the Pokemon anime

Tapu Lele best moveset in Pokemon Go

One of the best movesets you can teach Tapu Lele in Pokemon Go is Confusion as a Fast Move combined with Psyshock and Moonblast as Charged Moves.

Astonish is a pretty bad Fast Move, so make sure you have Confusion. Now that we’re on the Psychic-type path, it’s a good idea to go with the STAB-boosted Psyshock, which is a solid Charged Move.

Finally, if you can afford a secondary Charged Move, go with the Fairy-type Moonblast to add some extra coverage to Tapu Lele’s moveset. As an added bonus, this attack will also benefit from STAB.

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All moves Tapu Lele can learn in Pokemon Go

Tapu Lele can learn two Fast Moves and four Charged Moves which cover a variety of types. You can see them all below:

Tapu Lele Fast Moves

  • Astonish (Ghost)
  • Confusion (Psychic)

Tapu Lele Charged Moves

  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Moonblast (Fairy)
  • Psyshock (Psychic)

Is Tapu Lele any good in Pokemon Go?

The bad news is that Tapu Lele isn’t that great in Pokemon Go. It’s certainly not terrible, and it does show some potential in the Master League when it’s powered up with enough Candy, but ultimately, it’s a high cost with not much in return.

A big reason why Tapu Lele struggles to perform across the board is that it lacks a Fairy-type Fast Move, which is a shame as it was able to learn Charm in the mainline Pokemon games. Hopefully, that will be added as a featured attack in the future.

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The lack of a Fairy-type Fast Move also holds Tapu Lele back from being a top-tier Fairy-type attacker in Raids. It’s worth getting one to fill out your Pokedex, but Tapu Fini will be a much better Guardian Deity to invest your time and resources into.

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