© 2018 Elsevier Ltd The observation of a spontaneous electron enrichment at the apexes of bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) nanopyramidal arrays is achieved by performing synchrotron-based angular dependent X-ray absorption spectroscopy. In accordance with density function theory calculations, the formation of (112) facets enriched apexes is proposed. Such intrinsically electron-enriched (112) facets at the apexes produce a potential facilitating the diffusion of photoexcited holes, which not only mitigates the recombination with the photoexcited electrons, but also provide an active reaction site for the photoassisted selective growth of cobalt phosphate (CoPi), a well known and highly active co-catalyst for water oxidation at the apex of BiVO4nanopyramids. Benefiting from the element-resolved properties of synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopy, 3d electrons on the vanadium site are directly resolved by resonant inelastic X-ray scattering measurements. Due to this unique morphology, the charge at the apex is expected to induce a strong interaction with CoPi, as a result of the metal-to-ligand charge transfer spectroscopy feature observed from the cobalt site. Substantial evidences are collected by means of comprehensive soft X-ray spectroscopy techniques with high spectral resolution revealing the atomic-scale origin and the nature of the synergy as well as the strong correlation between its unique structural properties and the electronic structure of this novel highly-ordered hybrid photocatalyst and its significantly improved photoelectrochemical performance.