Tapu Bulu (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Tapu Bulu
Land Spirit Pokémon
カプ・ブルル
Kapu-Bulul
#787
Tapu Bulu



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Fairy
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Grassy Surge Cacophony
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
Tapu Bulu
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Weight
100.3 lbs. 45.5 kg
Tapu Bulu
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#787
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#287
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
114
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Tapu Bulu
0
HP
3
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
Body style
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tapu Bulu (Japanese: カプ・ブルル Kapu-Bulul) is a dual-type Grass/Fairy Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is the guardian deity of Ula'ula Island, with Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, and Tapu Fini being the deities of the other islands.

Biology

Tapu Bulu's body is black with several white markings. Its eyes have black pupils, blue irises with orange across the middle, and red borders along the bottom. It has what appears to be a golden nose, with a white ring running through its "nostrils". Its arms are thick and muscular, have red rings around the shoulders, and end in golden, cloven hooves. Its tail is mostly covered in a golden bell with black markings on it. Its shell is primarily red, with white and yellow markings thickly bordered by a muted black. On each half of its shell is a black, wooden horn with a yellow marking on its outer section. The shell itself resembles a flower or plant when open; when closed, it takes on the appearance of a bull.

The guardian of Ula'ula Island is able to command vegetation to grow and change shape to its will; this includes its own wooden horns, which it often changes in battle. Despite its fearsome power, it is largely inactive, leading some to consider it a lazy Pokémon. It has a peaceful disposition and does not like to cause unnecessary violence; for this reason, it rings the bell on its tail to alert others of its presence. However, it is merciless to those who offend it; it is said to have once repelled thieves from its ruins by swinging trees like clubs.[1] The ruined Tapu Village stands as another example of the guardian's wrath.

In the manga

Tapu Bulu in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tapu Bulu is first mentioned in PASM02, by Nanu who discusses with the other Kahunas about the recent sightings of the guardian deities.

In the TCG

Main article: Tapu Bulu (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Ruins of Abundance (after becoming Champion)

In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total: 570   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
011 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
088 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
1414 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
2020 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2626 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
3232 Horn Leech Grass Physical 07575 100100% 10
3838 Rototiller Ground Status 0000 00——% 10
4343 Nature's Madness Fairy Special 0000 09090% 10
4848 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
5353 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
5858 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Bulu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Bulu

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM08Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM54Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM67Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM67 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM95Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM99Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Bulu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Bulu

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tapu Bulu in Generation VII
  • 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 Tapu Bulu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Bulu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Bulu

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tapu Bulu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tapu Bulu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tapu Bulu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tapu Bulu

Evolution

787Tapu Bulu.png
Unevolved
Tapu Bulu
 Grass  Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
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Front Back
787MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tapu Bulu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Tapu Bulu, with and without its shell closed, appears to be based on a bull. It may also be inspired by Lono, one of the four major Hawaiian gods and god of agriculture, abundance, and peace.

Name origin

Tapu Bulu may be a combination of tapu (Hawaiian for sacred or holy) and bull.

Kapu-Bulul may be a combination of kapu (Hawaiian for sacred or holy) and bull.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カプ・ブルル Kapu-Bulul From kapu and bulu
France Flag.png French Tokotoro From toro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tapu Bulu Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kapu-Toro From kapu and toro
Italy Flag.png Italian Tapu Bulu Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 카푸브루루 Kapubueruru Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 卡璞・哞哞 Kāpok Māumāu From kapu and māu
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 卡璞・哞哞 Kǎpú Mōumōu From kapu and mōu


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Notes

  1. Pokémon Sun and Moon

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