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 1.9 m (6′03″)
Weight 45.5 kg (100.3 lbs)
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 50 (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 Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeafageGrassPhysical 40 100
1Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
5WithdrawWaterStatus
10DisableNormalStatus 100
15Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
20Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
25WhirlwindNormalStatus
30Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
35Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
40Horn LeechGrassPhysical 75 100
45Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
50Mean LookNormalStatus
55Nature's MadnessFairySpecial 90
60Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
65MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
70Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
75Grassy TerrainGrassStatus

Egg moves

Tapu Bulu does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Tapu Bulu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Tapu Bulu is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1DisableNormalStatus 100
1Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
1LeafageGrassPhysical 40 100
1Mean LookNormalStatus
1SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
1WhirlwindNormalStatus
1WithdrawWaterStatus
1Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
8Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
14Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
20Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
26Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
32Horn LeechGrassPhysical 75 100
38RototillerGroundStatus
43Nature's MadnessFairySpecial 90
48Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
53MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
58Skull BashNormalPhysical 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 ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Tapu Bulu sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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’