The Final 3 Alola Region Guardian Deities Have Been Revealed


The final three of the Alola region’s guardian deities are Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini.

Tapu Lele is the Psychic/Fairy type guardian deity of Akala Island. This Pokémon scatters glowing scales that have physical effects on others, which provides stimulation to their bodies and heals their illnesses or injuries. Tapu Lele’s unique ability is Psychic Surge. The field will be turned into Psychic Terrain, which boosts the power of any Psychic-type moves used by Pokémon on the ground and prevents them from being hit by priority moves.

Tapu Bulu is Grass/Fairy type guardian deity of Ula’ula Island. It has the power to manipulate vegetation and cause it to grow. Its wooden horns can change shape and grow larger using this power. Tapu Bulu’s unique ability is Grassy Surge. This makes the field into Grassy Terrain, boosting the power of any Grass-type moves used by Pokémon on the ground and restoring a bit of HP to them each turn. It also halves the damage taken from the moves Earthquake, Magnitude, and Bulldoze.

Tapu Fini is the Water/Fairy type guardian deity of Poni Island. This Pokémon can manipulate water but does not like to risk being harmed during battle, so it creates a thick fog to disorient its opponents. Tapu Fini’s ability is Misty Surge, unique only to this Pokémon. The field will be turned into Misty Terrain, halving the damage taken by Pokémon on the ground from Dragon-type moves and preventing them from being afflicted with confusion or status conditions.

All of the guardian deities can use the special Z-move Guardian of Alola. When using this Z-move, the Pokémon closes its shell and a huge avatar appears from the ground to attack the opposing Pokémon, and deals damage equal to 75% of the target’s remaining HP.