Tapu Lele(JP) is a Pokémon species of the series of the same name. It is a Psychic / Fairy Pokémon introduced in the seventh generation in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is one of the Land Spirits and the guardian deity of Akala Island.

Physiology & Behavior


Main Pokémon games

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Tapu Lele can be fought in the Ruins of Life on Akala Island after becoming the Champion.

Pokémon Spinoffs

In the anime

Tapu Lele made it's first appearance in the anime in SM020, where Ash and Pikachu see it floating over the ocean. It scattered it's glowing scales on Ash, healing the wounds he sustained while rescuing a Wimpod that was trapped in a cave, and then took off to the sky. After Ash goes back to Professor Kukui's house, it is identified as a Tapu Lele by Rotom Pokédex.

In Pokémon Adventures

In the Sun & Moon chapter, Tapu Lele is first mentioned by Olivia, who notes that there have been several sightings of it around Akala Island.


In-game Information

Pokédex Entries

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

Game Locations

Title Location(s)
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun
Ruins of Life (after becoming Champion)
Pokémon Moon
Ruins of Life (after becoming Champion)


Base Stats
HP 70
Attack 85
Defense 75
Sp. Attack 130
Sp. Defense 115
Speed 95
Total 570


Main article: Tapu Lele/moveset


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