The guardian deities are a group of four Legendary Pokémon consisting of Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini that each act as the protectors of Alola's four islands in the anime. Each formed a connection with one of the main protagonists and each joined in the final battle against the Ultra Beasts.

Tapu Koko Edit

Tapu Koko
カプ・コケコ Kapu-Kokeko
Tapu Koko anime
Tapu Koko
Debuts in An Electrifying Entrance!
Gender Unknown
Ability Electric Surge
Current location Melemele Island
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Tapu Koko Unknown Unknown

Tapu Koko (Japanese: カプ・コケコ Kapu-Kokeko) was the first of the guardian deities to appear in the anime. It forged a connection with Lewis.

History Edit

Tapu Koko first appeared in An Electrifying Entrance!, where it observes Lewis battling a poacher during a storm. It then briefly appeared to Lewis after the poacher had been apprehended, thanking him for protecting the wild Pokémon.

It appeared again in For the Power of Z!, where it battled Lewis' Aipom. After an even fight, Tapu Koko stopped the battle and presented Lewis with a Sparkling Stone before flying off.

Tapu Koko made another appearance in The Call of Tapu Koko!, where it observed the Grand Trial between Lewis and Hala. It witnessed Lewis and Aipom perform their Z-Move and seemed satisfied with their progress. After Lewis defeated Hala, Tapu Koko flew away once more, with Hala deducing that it had gone to train, having acknowledged Lewis' strength.

After a long absence, Tapu Koko reappeared in Cherish the Future! It appeared before Lewis once again and gave him a Cherish Ball, with Hala noting that Tapu Koko gave Lewis the Cherish Ball because it sensed that he would need it one day. Lewis later used this Cherish Ball to capture the Cosmog he befriended at the Lake of the Sunne.

In Ultra Origins!, Tapu Koko appeared once more to battle Lewis. This time, after a long battle, Lewis and Aipom managed to emerge victorious. Happily accepting its defeat, Tapu Koko took Lewis' Z-Ring and replaced it with a Z-Power Ring.

Personality and characteristics Edit

Tapu Koko is a mysterious Pokémon who's motives are largely unknown, even to those that know it well, such as Hala. It forged a strong connection with Lewis, having witnessed his desire to protect Pokémon, and wishes to see his strength grow.