Tapu Bulu is making its way back to 5-star raids and here is how to get the shiny variant of the Pokemon and the best moveset for it.

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Pokemon GO is bringing back Tapu Bulu to 5-star raids, and players have a really good opportunity to get their hands on the Pokemon. For players wondering how to get the shiny variant of the Pokemon and what the best moveset for it is, here is all they need to know. Tapu Bulu is a Grass/Fairy-type Pokemon that is a part of the guardian deities.

If players are wondering if Tapu Bulu can be shiny or not in the game, the good news is that the rare variant of the Pokemon does exist in the game. It is quite easy to spot a shiny version of Tapu Bulu as it features a black hat instead of its regular red color. Additionally, players can also use the in-game information to know if it’s shiny, which is represented by a shiny symbol near its combat power.


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How To Get Shiny Tapu Bulu

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As far as getting a shiny Tapu Bulu is concerned, it is not that hard to get one, considering the odds are not as bad as some other Pokemon. While some Pokemon in Pokemon GO can go all the way up to 1 in 512 odds, Tapu Bulu being a legendary Pokemon tips the scales in the favor of players. The odds of getting a shiny Tapu Bulu is only 1 in 20, which is one of the best players can get in Pokemon GO. That being said, with the odds resetting every time, it can still be a bit tricky to get your hands on one. Players usually report they get a shiny within 30 to 40 encounters, but there are no guarantees as such.

Best Moveset For Tapu Bulu

Unlike some other Pokemon, the move pool for Tapu Bulu is much smaller. Here are all the moves Tapu Bulu can learn.

Fast Moves

Charged Moves

Rock Smash


Bullet Seed

Dazzling Gleam

Solar Beam

Grass Knot

That being said, with a number of really good options available for players, which makes the right choice quite tricky. Here is the best fast and charged type attack for Tapu Bulu in Pokemon GO.




Bullet Seed

Fast Move

It is a Grass-type move that deals 8 damage and generates 14 energy which can be used for charged-type moves. With a DPS of 7.27 and a pretty high EPS of 12.73 players will be able to use their charged attacks more often while dealing some really good damage at the same time. It is strong against Ground, Water, and Rock-type Pokemon and weak towards Flying, Poison, Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, and Dragon-type Pokemon.

Grass Knot

Charged Move

It is a Grass-type move that deals 90 damage and costs 50 energy. Considering that Bullet Seed already generates energy pretty fast, and the low requirement of Grass Knot, they can be a really fast combo together. It has a DPS of 34.62, it might not be as effective as the best charged moves in Pokemon GO, but its lower requirement ensures players can use it more often. It shares the same strengths and weaknesses as Bullet Seed.

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