Pokemon Go Tapu Fini counters, weaknesses & Shiny availability

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Tapu Fini is returning to Pokemon Go in 5-Star Raids, so we’ve got all the details you need to defeat it including its weaknesses and the best counters to use.

The fourth guardian deity, Tapu Fini, has joined its fellow Alola-region Legendaries in Pokemon Go. Unlike Tapu Bulu, Tapu Koko, and Tapu Lele, this powerful swordfish-like creature is a Water/Fairy-type.

This means it has a different set of weaknesses to the rest of the guardian deities, so you’ll need a unique set of counters to be able to take it down in 5-Star Raids and get the chance to catch it.

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Below, you’ll find all the information you need to defeat Tapu Fini in Pokemon Go.


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The final guardian deity has arrived.

Tapu Fini weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Tapu Fini is a Water/Fairy-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Electric, Grass, and Poison-type attacks. Focus on these when trying to defeat it in battle.

As for resistances, you’ll want to avoid using Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fighting, Fire, Ice, and Water-type attacks wherever possible, as they won’t do much damage – particularly Dragon-types.

Best counters for Tapu Fini in Pokemon Go

These are some of the best counters to use against Tapu Fini in Pokemon Go:

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Pokemon Fast Move Charged Move
Mega Gengar Lick Sludge Bomb
Mega Beedrill Poison Jab Sludge Bomb
Zekrom Charge Beam Wild Charge
Zarude Vine Whip Power Whip
Roserade Poison Jab Grass Knot
Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge
Therian Forme Thundurus Volt Switch Thunderbolt
Magnezone Spark Wild Charge
Luxray Spark Wild Charge
Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant

How to catch Tapu Fini in Pokemon Go

The only way to catch Tapu Fini in Pokemon Go is to defeat it in a 5-Star Raid battle. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be given a limited amount of Premier Balls to try and capture it.

As with all Legendaries, defeating Tapu Fini isn’t a guarantee that you’ll be able to catch it – but you can improve your odds by landing Excellent Curveball Throws and using Silver Pinap Berries.

Tapu Fini will be appearing in 5-Star Raids from Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 10am until Tuesday, May 24, 2023, at 10am local time, so you’ll have two weeks to encounter it.

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Is Shiny Tapu Fini available in Pokemon Go?

The good news is that Shiny Tapu Fini is available in Pokemon Go. It made its debut on May 9, 2023, so if you’re lucky enough to encounter one, you could be one of the first trainers to catch it!

As always, Shiny Pokemon have a very low spawn rate, so it will just be a case of encountering as many Tapu Fini in Raids as possible and hoping that you eventually find a Shiny version.

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Now you know how to defeat Tapu Fini, check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:

How to catch Ditto | Best Eeveelutions | Field research tasks | Promo Codes for free items | How to get Pinap Berries | Spotlight Hour schedule | How to defeat Giovanni | Rarest Pokemon | Best Mega Evolutions | Community Day schedule | How to get free Raid Passes | Team Go Rocket Grunt guide | Best Mega Evolutions in Pokemon Go

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