You can turn Tadbulb into Bellibolt in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but it’s not as simple as reaching a level requirement.
You see, Tadbulb is one of the special evolutions found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, meaning it doesn’t evolve like most other Pokémon. You cannot simply level up and you will need to use a specific evolution stone to activate evolution.
Here’s where to find a Tadbulb if you haven’t caught one yet, and then how to turn it into a Bellibot in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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Where to find Tadbulb in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Tadbulb is found in wetlands and near river banks in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. You can check its habitat in the image below:
As you can see, you will find Tadbulb near many of the rivers in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Just head over to one and look at the water and surrounding area. If you have unlocked swimming, you can use it to travel along rivers in search of a Tadbulb.
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How to evolve Tadbulb into Bellibot
To evolve Tadbulb into Bellibot in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet you only need to use a Thunder Stone. These can be purchased at the Delibird Presents stores in Mesagoza, Levincia and Cascarrafa. Please note that for Thunder Stones to be available, you will need to earn three Gym Badges. After this, you will have an expanded selection of products to choose from.
Once you have a Thunder Stone, simply head to your Bag and select it. Then you can use it on your Tadbulb. It will evolve into a Bellibolt, which has the Electromorphosis ability. This charges up electrical attacks after Bellibolt is hit in battle.
You can also find Thunder Stones while exploring. Places to visit include the windmills in Western Province (Area One). They can also appear as random drops indicated by glowing spots on the ground. Visit this guide to learn more about how to find Thunder Stones in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
That’s everything you need to know about Tadbulb’s evolution in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Consider adding Bellibolt to your party when facing the Flying Gym, as the Electromorphosis ability can really stack up over the course of the battle.
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