Does Tadbulb evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? - How to get Bellibolt

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The Pokemon Tadbulb against a grassy hill background
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Want to know how to evolve Tadbulb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? As you explore the brand-new Paldea region, you're more than likely going to run into a Tadbulb. You may not have seen it before, but you've probably seen its evolution. So, what exactly is that evolution? We've got the answer to that question and more, so read on!

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Tadbulb is a brand new tadpole Pokemon coming to Scarlet and Violet. Despite it being a tadpole, it's purely Electric-type, and its evolution has a powerful new ability in the game.

While we're waiting for the game to drop, why not freshen up on the Paldea Dex? We've also got a look at the Paldea region map, as well as details on what the new Tera Raids are. That's alongside news on how to evolve Fidough, Veluza, and Rellor.

Does Tadbulb evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

If you're wondering if Tadbulb evolves in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, then then answer to that is yes. It has one evolution, and still retains its Electric typing. As mentioned above, the evolution has a powerful unique ability , so you'll definitely want to pick up one of these little guys.

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According to the leaks, Tadbulb actually evolves into Bellibolt. Bellibolt goes from a tadpole, and turns into a frog-type creature with a large electric belly button. Its unique ability is Electromorphosis. When it's hit by an attack, it charges up the next Electric-trype move that it uses. This is great, as it's a free set up for a powerful move in your following turn.

When does Tadbulb evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

There have been some leaks about what level Tadbulb evolves at. The interesting thing with this Pokemon is that there isn't a level requirement to evolve it. Instead you'll use a Thunder Stone, just like evolving Pikachu into Raichu. Simply give Tadbulb the Thunder Stone as a held item, and it should evolve into Bellibolt the next time it levels up.

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And that's all we have for you! While you're here, be sure to check out some of our other Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides, such as our Tera raid events guide, our Black Crystal tera raids guide, and our Scarlet and Violet Kalos Starters guide for those hoping to get Fennekin, Chespin, or Froakie.