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Pokemon Ratings

Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

45.50 kg Weight
1.90 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,865
Level 40: 3,419
Level 25: 2,442 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,953 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,465 (Research Tasks)
ATK 249
DEF 215
STA 172

PVE Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK DEF
A
Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Bullet Seed and Grass Knot combined makes Tapu Bulu a formidable Grass attacker

  • Solar Beam is a serviceable charge move option, but is generally worse than Grass Knot

  • Dazzling Gleam can turn Tapu Bulu into a Fairy attacker, but it lacks synergy with Bullet Seed

  • Rock Smash and Megahorn are useless.

PVE Overview

At this time of writing, Tapu Bulu is one of the best non-Shadow, non-mega Grass attacker outside of Zarude. It sports comparable DPS to Roserade and has considerably more bulk. Tapu Bulu is far from a must-have, however, due to the Grass-type's small pool of favorable targets. Its increase in performance over other cheap options like Venusaur and Roserade is rather minimal, and still lags behind Shadow Grass-types. It may also have to contend with the release of Kartana in the future, a Grass-type with ludicrous amounts of Attack. Nevertheless, Tapu Bulu will serve well for the time being.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
B-

PvP Moveset Explanation

Bullet Seed + Grass Knot and Dazzling Gleam

Bullet Seed grants generous energy generation to fuel Tapu Bulu's expensive charge moves. Rock Smash's Fighting-type coverage may be tempting, but the move's extremely poor parameters makes it not worth using at all.

Grass Knot is Tapu Bulu's cheapest and primary attack. Dazzling Gleam, though very expensive, is another powerful STAB attack that helps Tapu Bulu punish Dragon-type targets. Megahorn is an excellent move, but it does not provide much coverage and is a situational option. Solar Beam is redundant with Grass Knot.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: N/A

Tapu Bulu is currently only released in raids and its CP is too high to participate in Great League

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Tapu Bulu's Attack-focused stats do not translate well into Ultra League, making it a fragile option. It can make use of its Fairy typing to punish Pokemon such as Scrafty, Mandibuzz, Giratina, and Obstagoon, while maintaining typical Grass targets such as Swampert and Politoed. With that said, Ultra League has plenty of other Grass-type competitors to consider, such as Trevenant, Venusaur, and Meganium, due to their much more flexible movesets and superior stats.

Master League: 3.5 / 5

Although Tapu Bulu's stats are somewhat below average, its Grass/Fairy typing has incredible defensive potential. All 7 of its resistances are relevant and play instrumental roles in checking many top threats in Master League. Notable targets include Palkia, Excadrill, Zarude, Kyogre, Groudon, Zekrom, non-Hurricane Yveltal, and non-Play Rough Zacian. Its double resistance to Dragon is especially important in safeguarding it against the most common sources of high fast move damage - Dragon Breath and Dragon Tail, making Tapu Bulu a surprisingly difficult Pokemon to farm down.

Tapu Bulu is held back by its rather clumsy moveset and competition with Zacian for a spot on a team. Dazzling Gleam is an important coverage move as many Pokemon in the Master League resist Grass, but its expensive cost makes it unreliable even with Bullet Seed's energy gain. Dialga and Giratina-O remain hugely problematic for the guardian deity. Tapu Bulu still struggles to take on Steel-types, and is completely helpless against Ho-Oh.

Fast Moves

8
More Info

Grass

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
12.73
7.27
9.09
15
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Fighting

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.30
0.25
7.69
11.54
14.42

Charge Moves

90
More Info

Grass

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.90
0.00
1.80
34.62
43.27
62.31
180
More Info

Grass

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.90
2.00
0.00
1.80
36.73
45.92
66.12
100
More Info

Fairy

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.50
1.20
0.00
2.00
28.57
35.71
57.14
110
More Info

Bug

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.10
50.00
62.50
55.00

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 100
Stardust 100,000

Other

Buddy Distance 20 km

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
256% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014248
2001.58799
2002132151
2002.5177203
4003222254
4003.5267306
4004313358
4004.5358409
6005403461
6005.5448512
6006493564
6006.5538616
8007583667
8007.5629719
8008674770
8008.5719822
10009764874
10009.5809925
100010854977
100010.58971026
1300119401075
130011.59821123
13001210251172
130012.510681221
16001311101270
160013.511531319
16001411961367
160014.512391416
19001512811465
190015.513241514
19001613671563
190016.514091612
22001714521660
220017.514951709
22001815381758
220018.515801807
25001916231856
250019.516661905
25002017081953
250020.517512002
30002117942051
300021.518372100
30002218792149
300022.519222198
35002319652247
350023.520082296
35002420502344
350024.520932393
40002521362442
400025.521782491
40002622212540
400026.522642589
45002723072638
450027.523492686
45002823922735
450028.524352784
50002924782833
500029.525202882
50003025632931
500030.525842955
60003126062980
600031.526273004
60003226493028
600032.526703053
70003326913077
700033.527133102
70003427343126
700034.527553151
80003527773175
800035.527983199
80003628193224
800036.528413248
90003728623273
900037.528833297
90003829053321
900038.529263346
100003929473370
1000039.529693395
100004029903419
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