How to get Bellibolt in Pokemon Go: PvP & PvE performance, best moveset & can it be shiny?

Ezequiel Leis
Bellibolt in Pokemon Go

Bellibolt finally debuted in Pokemon Go, and many players are wondering how the Electric-type Pokemon performs in the Go Battle League. Here’s everything you need to know about Tadbulb’s evolution in PvP and PvE, its shiny availability, and more.

The Adventures Abound season of Pokemon Go is almost done, but players can still catch many debuting Pokemon from Gen 9 in the mobile game. The Festival of Lights 2023 event features Tadbulb’s debut, and many players are trying to catch it to get its bulky evolution, Bellibolt.

Here’s everything you need to know to get Bellibolt in Pokemon Go, including its best moveset, PvP and PvE performance, shiny availability, and more.

Bellibolt in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Bellibolt debuted in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to catch Bellibolt in Pokemon Go

To get Bellibolt in Pokemon Go, you need to catch Tadbulb and evolve it by spending 50 Tadbulb Candy. You can find Tadbulb in the wild during the Festival of Lights 2023 event, meaning you have until November 12 to do so. Tadbulb might join the regular spawn pool after the event, so keep an eye out for it.

Alternatively, you can also get Tadbulb by completing one of the Festival of Lights 2023 Timed Research tasks. This Timed Research is only available until November 12 as well.

Can Bellibolt be shiny in Pokemon Go?

No, shiny Bellibolt isn’t available in Pokemon Go yet. Shiny Tadbulb isn’t available in the mobile game yet, but players might have a chance to catch it if it’s featured in an upcoming Community Day event down the line.

We’ll update this article once shiny Tadbulb and shiny Bellibolt debut in Pokemon Go.

Bellibolt in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Scarlet and Violet players use Bellibolt in Tera Raid Battles.

Bellibolt Pokemon Go PvP performance

Sadly for trainers, Bellibolt isn’t great in PvP, so it shouldn’t be your first option for any of the Pokemon Go Battle Leagues. While its Electric typing makes it weak only to Ground-type moves, its stats are nothing to write home about (149 ATK / 140 DEF / 240 STA).

Bellibolt has a very limited move pool that prevents it from being a more reliable asset in Pokemon Go PvP. However, it’s one of the tankiest Electric-type Pokemon in the game, which means it can hold its own, especially in the Ultra League.

Best Bellibolt Pokemon Go PvP moveset

Bellibolt’s best moveset in Pokemon Go PvP is Thunder Shock as the Fast Move and Zap Cannon as the Charged Move. Thunder Shock has STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) and is the only Electric-type Fast Move you can choose for Bellibolt. However, if you want to be ready to counter Ground-type Pokemon, you can also go for Water Gun.

Zap Cannon, on the other hand, is the strongest option for the Charged Move, as it can deal massive amounts of damage. You might want to add Discharge to Bellibolt’s arsenal so you can bait your opponent before hitting them with Zap Cannon.

Bellibolt Pokemon Go PvE performance

Bellibolt’s performance in Pokemon Go Raids isn’t that great either, but its bulk could come in handy in PvE. With a Max CP of 3010, Bellibolt can withstand a lot of damage before fainting, and its moveset is ideal for fighting Water and Flying-type Pokemon.

There are better and more powerful Electric-type Pokemon to choose from, though, so you might want to leave Bellibolt out of your Raid team.

Iono and Bellibolt Pokemon Scarlet Violet
Bellibolt is Gym Leader Iono’s ace.

Best Bellibolt Pokemon Go PvE moveset

Bellibolt’s best PvE moveset also includes Thunder Shock as the Fast Move and Zap Cannon as the Charged Move. Alternatively, you can opt for Discharge as the Charged Move, but you won’t reach the same TDO (Total Damage Output).

All Bellibolt Pokemon Go moves

Here’s a list of all Bellibolt’s moves available in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Thunder Shock
  • Water Gun

Charged Moves

  • Parabolic Charge
  • Discharge
  • Zap Cannon

That’s all you need to know about Bellibolt in Pokemon Go. For more Pokemon content, you can also check out the following links below:

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