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Tapu Koko

Character Names
  • English / United States: Tapu Koko
  • Japanese / Japan: カプ・コケコ
  • Japanese (Romanized) / Japan: Kapu-Kokeko
  • Japanese (Trans) / Japan: Kapu-Kokeko
Voice Actors
Biography
Tapu Koko is the guardian deity of Melemele Island. It watched Ash a couple times during his first day in Alola. After the battle with Skull Gang, he spotted it but no one else did. Later that night, it appeared again and Ash Ketchum followed it. Tapu Koko presented Ash with a Z-Ring which he accepted. Kapu-Kokeko's Electric Terrain is activated by its Ability Electric Surge.

Kapu-Kokeko is very fickle and even though it is called a guardian deity, it does not always help out the people of Melemele Island, but sometimes pulls pranks or inflicts punishments. Additionally, on rare occasions, it reportedly also gives mysterious gifts to humans it takes a liking to like the Z-Ring given to Ash Ketchum.

The next day, it appeared at the Pokémon School and took Ash's hat. He quickly followed it into the forest where Tapu Koko challenged Ash to a battle. Tapu Koko is a Pokémon that is positively brimming with curiosity and ever since the olden days, there have been instances of it challenging islanders to Pokémon battles or to Alolan sumo wrestling matches. Pikachu battled it and difference in power between the two was initially too big. Tapu Koko then came and activated the Z-Ring and the Electric-Z on Ash Ketchum's arm but he didn't have the slightest clue what he was supposed to do. He managed to fire off Sparking Gigavolt which Tapu Koko was able to defend and then fled the battle.

Ash's Grand Trial Battle vs Hala

Tapu Koko kept a close eye on the battle but stayed hidden in the forest throughout the duration of the battle. For defeating the Melemele Island's Island King Hala and passing the Grand Trial, Hala was about to give Ash Ketchum a Fighting-Z but Tapu Koko swept in and swapped it for an Electric-Z. Hala said this was the first time Kapu-Kokeko has ever taken this much interest in a challenger.

Rematch Battle at the Pokémon School

After seeing the results of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu in the distance, it showed up at the Pokémon School and challenged them. Despite the training showing results ant their speed being raised 12 percent above normal, Tapu Koko still proved to be more powerful and it defeated Pikachu and knocked it off the cliff but it quickly rescued it before it got hurt from the fall.
Known Moveset
Move
Electric Terrain Type
First Seen: SM 2
When inside an Electric Terrain, the effect of moves that have the Electric type should increase!
Discharge Type
First Seen: SM 19
Discharge powered up by Electric Terrain almost hit the crowd watching the battle at the Pokémon School.
Nature’s Madness Type
First Seen: SM 19
It dealt heavy damage to Pikachu.
Dazzling Gleam Type
First Seen: SM 100
Rotom Dex confirmed the move in a battle against Pikachu.
Steel Wing Type
First Seen: SM 144
Blocked Sludge Bomb.
Guardian of Alola Type
First Seen: SM 144
The strongest Z-Move.
Episodes
Series Title
SM 1 Alola to New Adventure!アローラ!はじめての島、はじめてのポケモンたち!!Alola! New Islands, New Pokémon!!
SM 2 The Guardian's Challenge守り神カプ・コケコ登場!挑戦、オレたちのZワザ!!Enter the Guardian Deity Kapu-Kokeko! Let Us Attempt To Master Our Z-Move!!
SM 9 ぬしポケモンはデカグース!The Totem Pokémon is Dekagoose!
SM 10 出るかZワザ! 大試練への挑戦!!Will the Z-Move Work?! Challenging the Grand Trial!!
SM 19 電撃猛特訓!カプ・コケコとの再戦!!Intense Electric Shock Training! A Rematch with Kapu-Kokeko!!
SM 44 A Dream Encounter!サトシとほしぐも!不思議な出会い!!Satoshi and Starcloud! A Mysterious Encounter!!
SM 51 Family Determination!がんばリーリエ!決意の家出!EffortfuLilie! A Determined Runaway Act!
SM 52 日輪の祭壇!ソルガレオ降臨!!The Altar of the Sunne! Solgaleo Descends!!
SM 53 急げ!ルザミーネ救出大作戦!!Hurry Up! Operation: Rescue Lusamine!!
SM 69 Rise and Shine, Starship!輝け星舟テッカグヤ!Shine On, Starship Tekkaguya!
SM 78 Twirling with a Bang!激突ウルトラビースト!ドンドンバチバチ大作戦!!Ultra Beast Clash! Operation: Boom Boom Crackle!!
SM 88 Full Moon and Many Arms!ルナアーラ対UB:BLACK!満月の戦い!!Lunala VS UB: BLACK! A Battle at Full Moon!!
SM 90 未来へつなげ!かがやきさまの伝説!!Connect to the Future! The Legend of the Radiant One!!
SM 100 Battling the Beast Within!風を断つ稲妻!その名はゼラオラ!!The Lightning that Blocks Wind! Its Name is Zeraora!!
SM 101 Parallel Friendships!放て!友情のツインスパーキングギガボルト!!Fire it Off! The Twin Sparking Gigavolt of Friendship!!
SM 121 マオ奮闘!森のポケモンカフェ!!Mao's Valiant Effort! The Forest Pokémon Café!!
SM 140 アクジキング襲来!Zワザ大決戦!!Akuziking Attacks! The Decisive Z-Move Battle!!
SM 141 ファイナルバトル!サトシ対ククイ!!Final Battle! Satoshi VS Kukui!!
SM 142 燃える!みなぎる!!フルバトル!!!Burn with Passion! Get Filled with Intensity! A Full Battle!!!
SM 143 決着!ガオガエンVSニャヒート!!Conclusion! Gaogaen VS Nyaheat!!
SM 144 アローラ最強のZ!カプ・コケコVSピカチュウ!!The Greatest Z in Alola! Kapu-Kokeko VS Pikachu!!
PM2019 112 凱旋! アローラチャンピオン!!/A Triumphant Return! The Alola Champion!!