Tapu Bulu

Tapu Bulu is a Grass/Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Land Spirit Pokémon.

Tapu Bulu has the power to manipulate vegetation and cause it to grow. It can use this power on its own horns - which are made of wood - changing their shape or making them larger. This can come in handy in battle!

This stolid Pokémon is not very active. People’s opinions differ on whether it’s as docile as it seems, or if the reason it doesn’t move much can be chalked up to simple laziness.

Pokédex data

National № 787
Type Grass Fairy
Species Land Spirit Pokémon
Height 6′03″ (1.9 m)
Weight 100.3 lbs (45.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Grassy Surge
Telepathy (hidden ability)
Local № 287 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
385 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 257
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 130
238 394
Defense 115
211 361
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 75
139 273
Total 570 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Tapu Bulu.

Evolution chart

Tapu Bulu changes

Pokédex entries

Sun It pulls large trees up by the roots and swings them around. It causes vegetation to grow, and then it absorbs energy from the growth.
Moon The guardian deity of Ula’ula is a lazy Pokémon. It commands plants to immobilize its foes and then deals them a savage blow with its horns.
Ultra Sun Although it’s called a guardian deity, it’s violent enough to crush anyone it sees as an enemy.
Ultra Moon It makes ringing sounds with its tail to let others know where it is, avoiding unneeded conflicts. This guardian deity of Ula’ula controls plants.

Moves learned by Tapu Bulu

Moves learnt by level up

Tapu Bulu learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1DisableNormal 100
1Grassy TerrainGrass
1LeafageGrass 40 100
1Mean LookNormal
1SuperpowerFighting 120 100
1WhirlwindNormal
1WithdrawWater
1Wood HammerGrass 120 100
8Horn AttackNormal 65 100
14Giga DrainGrass 75 100
20Scary FaceNormal 100
26Leech SeedGrass 90
32Horn LeechGrass 75 100
38RototillerGround
43Nature's MadnessFairy 90
48Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
53MegahornBug 120 85
58Skull BashNormal 130 100

Egg moves

Tapu Bulu does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Tapu Bulu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual ChopDragon 40 90
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
SynthesisGrass
TelekinesisPsychic
Worry SeedGrass 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Tapu Bulu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
33ReflectPsychic
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
96Nature PowerNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Moves learnt by level up

Tapu Bulu does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Tapu Bulu does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Tapu Bulu sprites

Type Generation 7
Normal Tapu Bulu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Tapu Bulu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Tapu Bulu

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ruins of Abundance
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Tapu Bulu
Japanese カプ・ブルル (Kapu-Bulul)
German Kapu-Toro
French Tokotoro

Name origin

tapu
Hawaiian for ‘holy’
bulu
Hawaiian for ‘bull’