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Tapu Bulu (カプ・ブルル Kapu Bururu) is a grass/fairy-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Sun and Moon.



Tapu Bulu is black with white markings. It has a long tail with a yellow bell-like end and two arms that resemble yellow hooves. It has two horns on its head, and they have the shell with yellow tips on top. It's nose is yellow triangular and has a white ring-like structure through it. It has red around its two arms and under its eyes. Tapu Bulu can close its shell to resemble a bull's head.


It is a very lazy Pokémon. It rings its bell-like tail to signal its location.

Natural abilities

It has the ability to grow and control plants.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Ruins of Abundance One
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ruins of Abundance One
Sword and Shield Trade None
The Crown Tundra
Dynamax Adventures One

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.


Tapu Bulu's Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Grassy Terrain —% 10 Grass Status
1 Wood Hammer 120 100% 15 Grass Physical
1 Superpower 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
1 Mean Look —% 5 Normal Status
1 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
1 Whirlwind —% 20 Normal Status
1 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
1 Leafage 40 100% 40 Grass Physical
8 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical
14 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
20 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
26 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
32 Horn Leech 75 100% 10 Grass Physical
38 Rototiller —% 10 Ground Status
43 Nature's Madness 90% 10 Fairy Special
48 Zen Headbutt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
53 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical
58 Skull Bash 130 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt —% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Smart Strike 70 —% 10 Steel Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up 100% 10 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM96 Nature Power 100% 20 Normal Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Tapu Bulu learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Synthesis USUM —% 5 Grass Status
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Worry Seed USUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.




Main article: Tapu Bulu (anime)

Tapu Bulu in the anime.

Tapu Bulu first appeared in A Dream Encounter! along with Tapu Fini.



Tapu Bulu appears to be based on a totem pole stylized as a bull. It also sports a ring around its "nose" which may both serve as an aspect of its bull inspiration (as nose rings are often put on cattle) as well as possibly coming from the nosepiece jewelry found with some tribal people. With the Tapus being similar to the four major Hawaiian gods, Tapu Bulu may be based on Lono, a god of agriculture. Tapu Bulu also resides on Ula'ula Island and has red in its design. Ula'ula Island's real life counterpart, the island Hawaii, has red as its official color.


Tapu Bulu comes from tapu (Hawaiian for "holy") and bull.