As a Psychic and Fairy-type Pokemon, Tapu Lele has great natural resistances. Tapu Lele is immune to Dragon-type moves. Tapu Lele takes reduced damage from Fighting and Psychic-type moves.
Combined with its high Special Attack and Special Defense stats, Tapu Lele is great at dishing out lots of damage to its opponents and being somewhat able to survive big hits if they’re Special moves.
For reference, here are Tapu Lele’s base stats:
- HP: 70
- Attack: 85
- Defense: 75
- Special Attack: 130
- Special Defense: 115
- Speed: 95
- Total: 570
But every Pokemon has a weakness – including Tapu Lele.
What is Tapu Lele’s Weakness?
As a Psychic and Fairy-type Pokemon, Tapu Lele is weak against Poison, Ghost, and Steel-type moves. Tapu Lele takes 2x damage from these moves.
Players can use Ghost-type Pokemon like Dragapult and Poison-type Pokemon like Naganadel to heavily damage Tapu Lele. These Pokemon benefit from the 50% STAB damage bonus when using moves that match their type, so they’re a great option if you want to beat Tapu Lele quickly to tear through its high Special Defense stat.
Pokemon that know Steel-type and Poison-type moves like Heavy Slam and Sludge Bomb deal extra damage to Tapu Lele.