Tadbulb (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Tadbulb
EleTadpole Pokémon
ズピカ
Zupika
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Tadbulb



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Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Own Tempo or Static Cacophony
Cacophony
Damp
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Tadbulb
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
0.9 lbs. 0.4 kg
Tadbulb
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
54
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Tadbulb
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
File:F0938.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
50
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Tadbulb (Japanese: ズピカ Zupika) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves into Bellibolt when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

Biology

Tadbulb is a small amphibian Pokémon with a spherical yellow head that takes up most of its body. This head has two white spots at the top and can emit light, and Tadbulb blinks it on and off to warn its allies. On the bottom of the head is Tadbulb's face, which is black with beady yellow eyes, a simple mouth with orange lips, and yellow circles on its cheeks. Tadbulb's head and tail are separated by copper-colored discs below the head. Tadbulb's tail is black with a U-shaped copper-colored pattern at the tip, and is used by Tadbulb to generate electricity by shaking it.

Tadbulb can generate and store enough electricity to power cities such as Levincia. It is also capable of using electricity to float in the air; if the weather is stormy, it can float at a higher altitude. Tadbulb are known to inhabit wetlands and riverbanks.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#170
Scarlet Tadbulb shakes its tail to generate electricity. If it senses danger, it will make its head blink on and off to alert its allies.
Violet It floats using the electricity stored in its body. When thunderclouds are around, Tadbulb will float higher off the ground.


Pokedex Image Tadbulb SV.png
Tadbulb in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), West Province (Area Two), East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), Glaseado Moutain
Tera Raid Battles (1★)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
61
121 - 168 232 - 326
31
32 - 91 60 - 177
41
41 - 102 78 - 199
59
57 - 122 110 - 238
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
272
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
077 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
1111 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1717 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
2121 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2424 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
2525 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3232 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
3636 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
4040 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
4545 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
5050 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tadbulb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tadbulb

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM096Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM136Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tadbulb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tadbulb

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
WooperQuagsireShellosGastrodonClauncherClawitzer Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
Parabolic Charge Electric Special 65 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckPelipperSurskitMasquerainBuizel
FloatzelAlomomolaSobbleDrizzileInteleon
Soak Water Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Tadbulb in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tadbulb
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tadbulb

Side game data

Evolution

0938Tadbulb.png
Unevolved
Tadbulb
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
0939Bellibolt.png
First evolution
Bellibolt
 Electric 


Sprites

Trivia

Origin

Tadbulb appears to be based on a tadpole and a light bulb.

Name origin

Tadbulb may be a combination of tadpole and light bulb.

Zupika may be a combination of 頭 zu (head) and ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkling).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ズピカ Zupika From zu and ピカピカ pikapika
France Flag.png French Têtampoule From têtard and ampoule, also a pun on tête d'ampoule
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tadbulb Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Blipp From blip, Blitz, and Kaulquappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Tadbulb Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 빈나두 Binnadu From 빛나다 binnada and 두 (頭) du
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 光蚪仔 Guāngdǒuzǎi From guāng, 蝌蚪 kēdǒu, and zǎi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 光蚪仔 Gwōngdáujái From gwōng, 蝌蚪 fōdáu, and jái


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External links

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