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[VGC] [VGC] Tapu Koko Moveset - Special / Mixed / Setup Attacker
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Following its reveal before Pokemon Sun and Moon, Tapu Koko was viewed as of of the many potential new threats in the VGC 17 format. Judging by its offensive stats, Tapu Koko has a blistering base 130 speed marking it down as one the fastest natural Pokemon. Both Attack and Special Attack from Tapu Koko seem mediocre-to-decent at best at 115 and 95 respectively, though not as intermediate strong. On its typing, Electric- / Fairy-type is strong offensive to most of the VGC 17 format with STAB Thunder Bolts / Dazzling Gleams. Despite the average base 70 HP / 85 Def / 75 SpD, Tapu Koko's typing lets it resist up to five types and one immunity. Looking at its movepool, Tapu Koko has some interesting coverage options like Thunderbolt, Dazzling Gleam, Wild Charge, Roost, Calm Mind, Taunt, Grass Knot, Sky Drop, and the new Fairy-type Super Fang clone in Nature's Madness. Despite having a fast 130 speed stat, Tapu Koko average attacking stats and limited movepool seem to hold it back from being a viable fast sweeper, except when looking into its ability.

With Tapu Koko's Electric Surge ability, it can summon the Electric Terrain field effect, which lasts for about 5 turns. For as long as Electric Terrain is on the field, all "grounded" Pokemon receive a 1.5x multipier boost into their Electric-type moves and prevents any Pokemon from being put to sleep. To put this into perspective of how strong Tapu Koko's Electric Terrain-boosted Electric STABs are, they are essentially receiving a Specs or Band boost as well. Thanks to its base 130 speed, Tapu Koko can get off the first attack most of the time and hit targets with its powerful Electric Terrain STAB Wild Charge, Thunderbolts, or Discharges against its foes. To top this off, Electric Terrain activates Surge Surfer for Alolan Raichu, one of Tapu Koko's best partners who now has a double speed and threaten and Poison-types on the field. 

Note not everything goes well for our fellow Electric / Fairy type as their are some notable issues. Aside its average defenses, Tapu Koko's rather mediocre offense stats force it to rely on Electric Terrain-boosted STABs to pick up OHKOs. Tapu Koko lacks a strong Fairy-type STAB for itself like Moonblast or Play Rough, with Dazzling Gleam near mandatory to run. Now with Lightening Rod users such as Alolan Marowak gaining popularity, Tapu Koko have to consider using attacks like Discharge, or relying on their partners to knock these Pokemon out, otherwise rendering its Electric-type attacks useless. As touched on multiple times, the average defense capabilities lets any Ground-type, Electric-type, or a powerful STAB attack from OHKOing the frail Guardian Deity. On a final note, there are three other Tapus who can remove the Electric Terrain with their own and threaten Tapu Koko as well. 

Even so, Tapu Koko remains as one of the dangerous cleaners in the VGC 17 as its potential to hit targets with powerful Electric-Terrain boosted attacks makes it a threat. Even if it fails to OHKO key targets, Tapu Koko can serve as a strong late-game who can pick off weaken targets thanks to its fast speed stat. In short, for as long as Tapu Koko is on the field with its Electric Terrain effect, it can prove difficult to beat. 
 

 
 
Tapu Koko
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Type: Electric Fairy
Base Stats: 75 HP / 115 Attack / 85 Defense / 95 Special Attack / 75 Special Defense / 115 Speed
Weaknesses:  Poison x2  Ground x2
Resistances:  Fighting x0.5  Bug x0.5 Electric x0.5  Dark x0.5 Flying x0.5
Immunities: Dragon
Abilities: Electric Surge - Summons Electric Terrrain which in turn is active for 5 turns. Electric Terrain increases the power of all Electric-type moves and prevents sleep status for all "grounded" Pokemon. 

 
Fast Offensive Attacker
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Tapu Koko @ Life Orb / Choice Specs / Electrium Z
Ability: Electric Surge  
Level: 50  
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe  
Timid / Modest Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 Def  
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Dazzling Gleam  
- Hidden Power [Ice] / Discharge / Volt Switch / Nature's Madness
- Protect

At the moment, this is one of the standard variants of Tapu Koko which run either the Life Orb, Choice Specs, or even the Electrium Z. Starting with the STAB options, Thunderbolt with the Electric Terrain boost can hit most of the format rather hard thanks to the 50% boost. Pretty much unless the target is heavily invest with Special Defense or has a Wacan Berry, Tapu Koko can OHKO almost any Water-, and Flying-type out the field. Alternatively for Thunderbolt, Discharge can be utilize to bypass Alolan Marowak's Discharge and has a 30% to paralyze each two targets. Dazzling Gleam serves as Tapu Koko's answer to any Dragon-, Dark-, and Fighting-type Pokemon on the field, though notable weaker than its boosted Electric STABs. 

For the third slot, Tapo Koko has a choice between Hidden Power Ice, Discharge, Volt Switch, and Nature's Madness. HP Ice is used to deal with quad weak Dragons or similar typing, though note these attacks won't pick up the OHKO. For instance, a Modest LO HP Ice isn't even a 100% OHKO on a Garchomp, who in turn could have bulk investment or a Yache Berry to retaliate back with an EQ. Once again Discharge is listed down to avoid getting locked down by Lightening Rod users such as Alolan Marowak. Volt Switch allows Tapo Koko to deal damage while get the switch initiative with its fast speed to pivot out for terrain advantage. Finally Nature's Madness can reduce the target's HP by 50%, though avoid using this with the Life Orb item.

For the EV spread, usually most sets are either 4 / 252 / 252 given Tapu Koko is a rather frail and Life Orb recoil can stack over time. Natures is usually between whether the players want to speed tie with opposing Tapo Kokos with Timid, or get extra damage from Modest. Item selection here is somewhat negotiable with Life Orb, Choice Specs, or even the Electrium Z. Life Orb allows Tapu Koko to select between moves with an increased 1.3x boost in its attacks, though receives a 10% decreases in HP every time it attacks. Choice Specs allow Tapu Koko to get another 1.5x boost in its Electric STABs to hit harder, though it will be locked into one move. Finally Electrium Z can suffice to hit a target in Electric Terrain incredibly hard and serve as an alternative if both Life Orb and Specs are held by other teammates.

The following are offensive damage calculation for Tapu Koko with a Timid Nature Life Orb Thunderbolt, Dazzling Gleam, HP Ice, and Electrium Z:

Offensive Calcs:




Electric Terrain-boosted LO Thunderbolt
 
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Milotic in Electric Terrain: 205-244 (101.4 - 120.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine in Electric Terrain: 148-175 (75.1 - 88.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Fini in Electric Terrain: 198-234 (111.8 - 132.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 244-291 (119.6 - 142.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Electric Terrain: 109-130 (75.1 - 89.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Torkoal in Electric Terrain: 160-188 (90.3 - 106.2%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 156+ SpD Oranguru in Electric Terrain: 90-107 (45.6 - 54.3%) -- 46.1% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Metagross in Electric Terrain: 133-157 (85.2 - 100.6%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2 in Electric Terrain: 74-87 (38.5 - 45.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gengar in Electric Terrain: 153-181 (113.3 - 134%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Ninetales-Alola in Electric Terrain: 122-146 (82.4 - 98.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Xurkitree in Electric Terrain: 79-94 (49.6 - 59.1%) -- 99.6% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 77-91 (52.7 - 62.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

LO Dazzling Gleam
 
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 120-143 (65.5 - 78.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 133-156 (77.7 - 91.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 28 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 143-172 (82.1 - 98.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Drampa: 117-140 (63.2 - 75.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Hariyama: 109-127 (43.6 - 50.8%) -- 6.3% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Pheromosa: 226-268 (154.7 - 183.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO

LO HP Ice 
 
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 166-198 (90.7 - 108.1%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 28 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 99-117 (56.8 - 67.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Mudsdale: 83-99 (40 - 47.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 177-208 (103.5 - 121.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Electric Terrain Electrium Z (From Thunderbolt) 
 
252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2 in Electric Terrain: 108-127 (56.2 - 66.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence in Electric Terrain: 219-258 (128 - 150.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Electric Terrain: 160-190 (110.3 - 131%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Electric Terrain: 160-190 (90.3 - 107.3%) -- 50% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable in Electric Terrain: 195-231 (96.5 - 114.3%) -- 81.3% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 156+ SpD Arcanine in Electric Terrain: 165-195 (83.7 - 98.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Metagross in Electric Terrain: 198-234 (105.8 - 125.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO




Mixed Attacker
 
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Tapu Koko @ Life Orb  
Ability: Electric Surge  
Level: 50  
EVs: 156 Atk / 100 SpA / 252 Spe  
Hasty Nature  
- Wild Charge  
- Thunderbolt  / Sky Drop
- Dazzling Gleam / HP Ice 
- Protect
 
While most standard Tapo Koko sets are fully special, remember its base 115 Attack is still respectable to utilize especially with the Electric Terrain boost. This set acts as somewhat of a lure to OHKO or deal heavy damage to things like Nihilego, Milotic (with a special defense boost), Lapras, Politoed, and other specially defensive / AV users who can take a Thunderbolt, but instead get hit with Wild Charge. Will like to point out that Wild Charge will do more damage than Thunderbolt given how Tapo Koko has a higher attack stat to utilize. For the other two options, Tapu Koko can run either Thunderbolt / Discharge, Dazzling Gleam, HP Ice, or Sky Drop. Once again, Thunderbolt / Discharge is up in the air, but it depends whether Lightening Rod Marowak is a threat to the team. Dazzling Gleam hits somewhat less, but it is Tapo Koko's best way to deal damage against Dragon-, Dark-, and Fighting-type Pokemon. Sky Drop is an interesting choice here as it allows Tapo Koko to grab a Pokemon and take it out of play for one turn before finishing its attack the next. With its base 130 speed, Tapu Koko can surely Sky Drop most Pokemon that isn't too heavy for it to carry. Lastly HP Ice is here to hit quad weak Dragons, Grass-, and Ground-types. 

Since we've covered most of the calculations listed, here are the following for Wild Charge in Electric Terrain:


Offensive Calcs



Electric Terrain Wild Charge with 156 Atk
 
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Nihilego in Electric Terrain: 230-270 (124.3 - 145.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Milotic in Electric Terrain: 218-257 (107.9 - 127.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Metagross in Electric Terrain: 103-122 (55 - 65.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele in Electric Terrain: 160-188 (110.3 - 129.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 252 HP / 148 Def Tapu Lele in Electric Terrain: 134-160 (75.7 - 90.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 187-221 (91.6 - 108.3%) -- 50% chance to OHKO
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Clefable in Electric Terrain: 113-134 (55.9 - 66.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Eviolite Clefairy in Electric Terrain: 95-113 (53.6 - 63.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
156 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 228 HP / 124 Def Lapras in Electric Terrain: 265-315 (113.2 - 134.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO


 

Calm Mind Setup
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Tapu Koko @ Electric Seed  
Ability: Electric Surge  
Level: 50  
EVs: 244 HP / 84 Def / 20 SpA / 4 SpD / 156 Spe  
Timid Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Thunderbolt  
- Dazzling Gleam / HP Ice
- Calm Mind  
- Roost

Miletstones: 
-Survives STAB EQ from Garchomp/Mudsdale with +1 Def (Electric Seed)
-Outspeed Salazzle by two points.
- Can 2OHKO most neutral targets after one CM boost
 
The idea of this Tapu Koko set is to setup against targets that normally fear it such as Water-, Dragon-, Flying- types, etc. To those asking what does Electric Seed do, well it increases the the defense of a Pokemon by one stage, if under Electric Terrain. Essentially this allows Tapu Koko to tank a STAB Earthquake even from the likes of Garchomp and Mudsdale, which is a huge improvement. Intimidate support is ideal for this Tapu Koko set as it can further take physical hits better than before. In terms of the moveslot, Thunderbolt and the choice of HP Ice / Dazzling Gleam are the ideal attacking moves, though watch out for any Pokemon who resist BoltBeam, or Tapu Koko's STABs. Calm Mind and Roost is the crux of this main setup as it allows Tapu Koko to boost its Special Attack and Special Defense to become a special tank. Once boosted, Tapu Koko can either attack with either of the following attacks, or use Roost to recover back HP. Once boosted Tapu Koko can hit most targets relatively hard with its attacks, but know that the Electric Terrain boosts will fade away after 5 turns as it gradually setups. 

Offensive Calcs




All attacks are with Timid Nature and 20 in SpA

Electric Terrian Thunderbolt with one CM Boost 

+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Milotic in Electric Terrain: 188-224 (93 - 110.8%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gengar in Electric Terrain: 142-168 (105.1 - 124.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 156+ SpD Arcanine in Electric Terrain: 103-123 (52.2 - 62.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Xurkitree in Electric Terrain: 75-88 (47.1 - 55.3%) -- 73.4% chance to 2HKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salazzle in Electric Terrain: 169-199 (117.3 - 138.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO


HP Ice with one CM Boost

+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 28 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 90-106 (51.7 - 60.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 160-192 (93.5 - 112.2%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 156-184 (85.2 - 100.5%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Mudsdale: 78-92 (37.6 - 44.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 240 HP / 48 SpD Lilligant: 80-96 (45.7 - 54.8%) -- 55.9% chance to 2HKO

Dazzling Gleam with one CM Boost

+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 52-63 (29.3 - 35.5%) -- 19.3% chance to 3HKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 28 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 134-158 (77 - 90.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 20 SpA Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 114-134 (62.2 - 73.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Defensive Calcs




252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. +1 244 HP / 84 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 90-108 (51.1 - 61.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Krookodile Earthquake vs. +1 244 HP / 84 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 90-108 (51.1 - 61.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. +1 244 HP / 84 Def Tapu Koko in Grassy Terrain: 118-139 (67 - 78.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. +1 244 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Koko in Psychic Terrain: 108-127 (61.3 - 72.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Nihilego Sludge Bomb vs. +1 244 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Koko: 128-152 (72.7 - 86.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 4+ SpA Milotic Scald vs. +1 244 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Koko: 84-100 (47.7 - 56.8%) -- 86.7% chance to 2HKO

 


Potential Teammates include, but aren't limited to:
  • Alolan Raichu - Gains double the speed with Surge Surfer activated and threatens Poison types.
  • Electric Types - Receives 1.5x boost in STABs Electric hits ( Alolan Raichu, Xurkitree, Vikavolt, Alolan Golem, etc)
  • Intimidate Users - Lowers damage output for physical attackers ( Gyarados, Krookodile, Salamence, etc) 
  • Psychic Types - Threatens Poison-type Pokemon for Tapo Koko ( Tapu Lele, Metagross, Alolan Raichu, Starmie, etc) 
  • Water Types - Threatens most Ground-type Pokemon (Gyarados, Starmie, Tapu Fini, Gastrodon, Milotic, etc)
  • Steel Types - Beats opposing Fairy-types (Kartana, Celesteela, Metagross, Magnezone)
  • Ground Types - Beats opposing "Lightening Rod" users like Alolan Marowak while takes Discharge well. ( Garchomp, Gastrodon, Mudsdale, etc )
  • Rain - Overpowers opposing Ground-, Rock-, and Fire-types (Politoed, Pelipper, etc)
Threats include, but aren't limited to:
  • Poison-Types - Salazzle, Gengar, Nihilego, Alolan Muk, etc 
  • Ground-Types - Garchomp, Krookodile, Mudsdale, Gastrodon
  • Grass-Types - Tapu Bulu, Parasect, Trevenant
  • Lightening Rod - Alolan Marowak, Togedemaru
  • Coverage Moves consisting of Poison- and Ground-type moves. 
  • Opposing Terrains - Tapus (Bulu, Lele, Fini) to remove Electric Terrain. 
  • Trick Room-Based Teams (Torkcoal, Oranguru, Drampa, etc)
  • Overall Strong Attacks as Tapu Koko has average defenses.

Other Notable Options 
  • Air Balloon and Shuca Berry to mitigate the damage done by Earthquake.
  • A Fully Physical Offensive Tapu Koko can be opted.
  • A Defensive Screen Sets suggested by Jamesspeed in his video.
  • An Assault Vest Tapu Koko set suggested by Wolfey in his video.  
 

Two down, Two to go. After covering the Tapus, does anyone want me to do an overview of the a certain mon/core? If so post down below. In addition, anyone is welcome to suggest/post sets, or leave discussion about Tapu Koko in the comments below.
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Very nice! The Calm Mind set seems really nice, can't wait to try it out!
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#3
Great writeup @Black117 . Also, one thing that a lot of people do forget is that Tapu Koko gets Brave Bird which is a good coverage option to have against the more bulky Grass types as well as possibly hitting Fighting types for more damage
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Haven't seen Brave Bird Tapu Koko since the start of the format (the first few days), though people have definitely moved towards the offensive special sets. Brave Bird can be useful to hit Grass-type like Tapu Bulu, though I feel another Flying-type mon like Talonflame can suffice. Honestly Tapo Koko strength comes from picking off weaken foes as its base 130 speed outspeeds the unboosted meta. For a fully physical Tapu Koko set Brave Bird is worth a slot, though specially-based sets are the way to go.
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I've been running a banded physical set on Tapu Koko with a jolly nature, something I haven't seen a lot which is surprising to me because it does nasty damage

Brave Bird
Wild Charge
U-Turn
Steel Wing 

I added Steel Wing mainly for an option that does not involve recoil

Against offensive Lele:

252 Atk Choice Band Tapu Koko U-turn vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 70-83 (47.9 - 56.8%) -- 89.5% chance to 2HKO

252 Atk Choice Band Tapu Koko Steel Wing vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 140-166 (95.8 - 113.6%) -- 81.3% chance to OHKO


Against Bulu:

252 Atk Choice Band Tapu Koko Brave Bird vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 168-198 (94.9 - 111.8%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO

Against Calm Mind tapu fini:

252 Atk Choice Band Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 252 HP / 100 Def Tapu Fini: 170-204 (96 - 115.2%) -- 75% chance to OHKO

Against Nihilego although it could run scarf:

252 Atk Choice Band Tapu Koko Steel Wing vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Nihilego: 196-232 (105.9 - 125.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Against Minior:

252 Atk Choice Band Tapu Koko Steel Wing vs. 252 HP / 252- Def Minior-Up: 98-116 (58.6 - 69.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
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