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Tapu Bulu Raid Guide for Pokemon GO: Weaknesses and Counters

Sometimes bringing down a god is as easy as spamming Sludge Bomb

by Daphne Fama

The island deities have been returning to Pokemon GO one by one, and now, after a long year of absence, Tapu Bulu has made its triumphant return. Grab the bull by its horn and add it to your ever-growing collection of Pocket Monsters. Here’s your Tapu Bulu Raid Guide for Pokemon GO: Weaknesses and Counters.

Tapu Bulu Raid Guide for Pokemon GO: Weaknesses and Counters

Tapu Bulu is the guardian deity of Ula’ula Island. It made its debut all the way back in April 2022, and on its one-year anniversary, it’s finally back as a 5-Star Raid Boss. But is it as easy to bring down as its deified siblings?

As a Grass- and Fairy-Type Pokemon, Tapu Bulu has one significant weakness: Poison. Of course, it’s weak to other things too, including Fire, Ice, Flying, and Steel-Type moves. But Poison attacks will do quadruple the damage, which means that the best counters have a venomous touch.

Best Counters Against Tapu Bulu in Pokemon GO

Because Tapu Bulu is easily whittled away by Poison-type attacks, you’ll get a chance to use some of your bench warmer Pokemon. Those Pokemon are listed according to effectiveness, with the most effective being listed first and the least effective being listed last.

  • Mega Beedrill with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Gengar with Hex and Sludge Bomb
  • Nihilego with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Roserade with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Vileplume with Acid and Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Victreebel with Acid and Sludge Bombs

Wow, that sure is a lot of Sludge Bombs.

Related: What is the Rarest Pokemon in Pokemon GO? – Answered

It’s fine if you don’t have a Pokemon listed above. Just bring your best Poison Type to the raid and do as much STAB damage as possible. Eventually, you should whittle away the island bull, Tapu Bulu.

And if you’re curious as to whether or not you can grab him in his shiny form, check out our article here: Can Tapu Bulu be Shiny in Pokemon GO? – Answered.

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Daphne Fama

A lawyer turned game journalist, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount of time playing games across the spectrum but she'll always have a soft spot for horror and JPRGs. Want to see all the best animal pictures the internet has to offer? Follow her on twitter at @DaphneFama.

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