Tadbulb

Official artwork of TadbulbElectric

Tadbulb is a Electric-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 1030 in Pokémon GO. Tadbulb's best moveset is Thunder Shock and Discharge. It is weather boosted by Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Paldea region. Shiny Tadbulb is not available in Pokémon GO.

Tadbulb is weak to Ground-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Electric, Flying, and Steel-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1030 CP
Attack104 ATK
Defense73 DEF
Stamina156 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#938
Height0.3 m
Weight0.4 kg
RegionPaldea Generation 9
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Tadbulb type chart

Takes increased damage
GroundGround160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric62.5%
FlyingFlying62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Tadbulb's best moves and movesets

Moves

Tadbulb's best moveset is Thunder Shock and Discharge, with 7.82 DPS (damage per second) and 81.6 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Tadbulb moves
DPS7.82
TDO81.62
Score8.8
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Tadbulb with its best moveset, we recommend to use Water Gun/Discharge. You will lose around 1.0% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Tadbulb's strongest moveset (Thunder Shock/Discharge).

Tadbulb moves comparison

The following chart shows Tadbulb's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Tadbulb's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.ElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 7.8281.68.8
      2.WaterWater Gun ElectricDischarge 7.7380.88.7
      3.ElectricThunder Shock ElectricZap Cannon 7.3676.88.3
      4.WaterWater Gun ElectricZap Cannon 7.1875.08.1
      5.ElectricThunder Shock ElectricParabolic Charge 6.6669.67.5
      6.WaterWater Gun ElectricParabolic Charge 6.6469.37.5

      Fast Attacks

      • ElectricThunder ShockDamage5Energy8Duration0.6s
        Toggle more information for move: Thunder Shock
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration0.6s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy9

        Effects
        Thunder Shock has no special effects.
        See Thunder Shock details page ↗
      • WaterWater GunDamage5Energy5Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Water Gun
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy5
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy3

        Effects
        Water Gun has no special effects.
        See Water Gun details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • ElectricDischargeDamage65Energy33Duration2.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Discharge
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage65
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.5s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy45

        Effects
        Discharge has no special effects.
        See Discharge details page ↗
      • ElectricParabolic ChargeDamage65Energy50Duration2.8s
        Toggle more information for move: Parabolic Charge
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage65
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.8s
        Damage window1.2s - 2.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy55

        Effects
        Parabolic Charge has no special effects.
        See Parabolic Charge details page ↗
      • ElectricZap CannonDamage140Energy100Duration3.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Zap Cannon
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage140
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.7s
        Damage window3.0s - 3.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage150
        Energy80

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Zap Cannon has a 66.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Zap Cannon details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Tadbulb has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Tadbulb Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Tadbulb's Max CP is at Level 50. Tadbulb Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP1030 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch358 CP - 390 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs477 CP - 520 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids477 CP - 520 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      596 CP - 651 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Tadbulb Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Tadbulb Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      112 CP240 CP367 CP
      495 CP5122 CP6150 CP
      7178 CP8205 CP9233 CP
      10260 CP11286 CP12312 CP
      13338 CP14364 CP15390 CP
      16416 CP17442 CP18468 CP
      19494 CP20520 CP21547 CP
      22573 CP23599 CP24625 CP
      25651 CP26677 CP27703 CP
      28729 CP29755 CP30781 CP
      31794 CP32807 CP33820 CP
      34833 CP35846 CP36859 CP
      37872 CP38885 CP39898 CP
      40911 CP41923 CP42934 CP
      43946 CP44958 CP45970 CP
      46982 CP47994 CP481006 CP
      491018 CP501030 CP

      Tadbulb evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of TadbulbTadbulb
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of BelliboltBellibolt
      • Tadbulb evolves into Bellibolt which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Tadbulb

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Tadbulb's Electric-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Tadbulb.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega Ampharos
      ElectricDragon
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega Manectric
      Electric
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Tadbulb Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Tadbulb in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
              Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
              Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Tadbulb, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              Tadbulb family

              Family

              A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Tadbulb in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

              Thumbnail image of TadbulbTadbulb
              Thumbnail image of BelliboltBellibolt

              List of Tadbulb costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Tadbulb costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Tadbulb high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Tadbulb. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Tadbulb Pokédex entries

              Paldea
              VersionsPokédex entry
              ScarletTadbulb shakes its tail to generate electricity. If it senses danger, it will make its head blink on and off to alert its allies.
              VioletIt floats using the electricity stored in its body. When thunderclouds are around, Tadbulb will float higher off the ground.