Bulbdog

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Aberration DLC.jpg This article is about a creature, item, or feature exclusive to the DLC: Aberration
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Bulbdog
Group
Species
Microluminis globulus
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
Logo Steam.png 275.0
December 12, 2017
Logo Xbox One.svg 768.0
December 12, 2017
Logo PS4.svg 518.0
December 12, 2017
Spawn Command
admincheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Dinos/LanternPug/LanternPug_Character_BP.LanternPug_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
4 XP
Gestation Time
4h 10m 37s
Baby Time
4h 52m 23s
Juvenile Time
19h 29m 35s
Adolescent Time
1d 0h 21m 59s
Total Maturation Time
2d 0h 43m 57s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Aberration.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Bulbdog (originally named Lantern Pug) is one of the Creatures in the Aberration-DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Microluminis globulus is best described as a slobbering, roly-poly ball of affection. Just like its kin, it is completely harmless, despite its pronounced fangs. So if a survivor sees one running towards them, they should prepare to be licked, not bitten.

Unfortunately, being so ugly that you're cute is not an effective means of self-defense, which lands it near the bottom of the food chain. Its Charge Light may intimidate some predators, but its attracts just as many.

Domesticated

While Microluminis globulus has skin reminiscent of lizards or amphibians, its behavior is incredibly similar to a common canine. This has made it a particularly popular choice as a companion and source of Charge Light, but remember - whatever shoulder you rest it on will be covered in drool within minutes.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

From what the trailer shows, "friendly and cuddly" .

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Bulbdog looks like a frog with an anglerfish lure. The face resembles that of a pug.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Bulbdog's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Bulbdog. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Bulbdog will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Bulbdog's "main body" magenta.

Bulbdog PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Main Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

No image available.svg
Region 2:
Spots
No image available.svg
Region 3:
Lantern
No image available.svg
Region 4:
Belly
No image available.svg
Region 5:
Back Stripes


Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 145 +29 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Charge Capacity 200 +24 +12% 0.05
Oxygen.png Charge Regeneration 165 +18.15 +11% 0.025
Food.png Food 450 +45 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 120 +2.4 +4%
Melee Damage.png Charge Emission Range 122 +0.6 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1% 130%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 60 +3.6 N/A4 0.5

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 50 400 200 4
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee
Projectile Impact
Explosion

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Bulbdog

The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Like other Charge light-giving dino, Bulbdog does not fight back when hurt, and only runs off. However, its charge light might attract other predators such as Raptor.png Raptor and Ravager.png Ravager towards itself.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

When tamed, the Bulbdog will emit light. This light will attract deadly creatures towards the light or possibly other players. When the Bulbdog is attacked, it will most likely end up being killed due to low health.

Taming[edit | edit source]

The Bulbdog is unable to be tamed through the standard tranquilize-and-feed methods, and must be tamed non-violently.

To feed it, place one the foods listed below on the last slot of your hotbar, then when approached press the use key (default E, Xbox: Y, PS4: Triangle) to feed it. You cannot feed them all the food required for taming at one time, you must wait every couple of minutes until it is hungry again to feed it more until its taming meter is filled.

Bulbdog.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Seed Aberration Icon.png 2 02:01 0:02:01
Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom Aberration Icon.png 10 00:44 0:06:41
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 15 00:42 0:10:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 00:42 0:13:20
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 28 00:41 0:18:41
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 35 00:16 0:09:21
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 35 00:20 0:11:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 35 00:41 0:23:21
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 69 00:40 0:46:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 96 00:20 0:32:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 172 00:10 0:28:41
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 172 00:20 0:57:21
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 344 00:20 1:54:41
Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 687 00:00 0:09:10
Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 858 00:00 0:09:10
Bulbdog.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Seed Aberration Icon.png 4 01:20 0:04:01
Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom Aberration Icon.png 17 00:42 0:11:21
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 27 00:41 0:17:59
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 36 00:41 0:23:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 51 00:40 0:34:01
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 63 00:16 0:16:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 63 00:20 0:21:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 63 00:40 0:42:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 126 00:40 1:24:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 175 00:20 0:59:57
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 315 00:10 0:52:31
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 315 00:20 1:45:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 629 00:20 3:29:41
Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 1258 00:00 0:16:47
Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 1572 00:00 0:16:47
Bulbdog.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Seed Aberration Icon.png 5 01:15 0:05:01
Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom Aberration Icon.png 25 00:41 0:16:41
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 40 00:41 0:26:39
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 53 00:40 0:35:18
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 74 00:40 0:49:21
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 93 00:16 0:24:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 93 00:20 0:31:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 93 00:40 1:02:01
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 185 00:40 2:03:21
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 257 00:20 1:28:02
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 463 00:10 1:17:11
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 463 00:20 2:34:21
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 925 00:20 5:08:21
Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 1849 00:00 0:24:40
Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 2311 00:00 0:24:40
Bulbdog.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Seed Aberration Icon.png 7 01:10 0:07:01
Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom Aberration Icon.png 33 00:41 0:22:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 52 00:40 0:34:38
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 70 00:40 0:46:37
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 98 00:40 1:05:21
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 122 00:16 0:32:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 122 00:20 0:40:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 122 00:40 1:21:21
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 244 00:40 2:42:41
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 339 00:20 1:56:07
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 610 00:10 1:41:41
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 610 00:20 3:23:21
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1220 00:20 6:46:41
Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 2440 00:00 0:32:33
Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 3050 00:00 0:32:33
Bulbdog.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Seed Aberration Icon.png 8 01:08 0:08:01
Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom Aberration Icon.png 41 00:41 0:27:21
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 65 00:40 0:43:18
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 87 00:40 0:57:57
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 122 00:40 1:21:21
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 152 00:16 0:40:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 152 00:20 0:50:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 152 00:40 1:41:21
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 304 00:40 3:22:41
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 421 00:20 2:24:12
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 758 00:10 2:06:21
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 758 00:20 4:12:41
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1516 00:20 8:25:21
Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 3031 00:00 0:40:25
Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 3788 00:00 0:40:25
Bulbdog.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Seed Aberration Icon.png 10 01:06 0:10:01
Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom Aberration Icon.png 49 00:40 0:32:41
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 77 00:40 0:51:17
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 104 00:40 1:09:16
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 145 00:40 1:36:41
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 182 00:16 0:48:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 182 00:20 1:00:41
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 182 00:40 2:01:21
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 363 00:40 4:02:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 503 00:20 2:52:17
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 906 00:10 2:31:01
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 906 00:20 5:02:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1811 00:20 10:03:41
Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 3622 00:00 0:48:18
Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 4527 00:00 0:48:18

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Utility[edit | edit source]

As a Charge Light creature, Bulbdog carries charge, which replenishes over time while its light is turned off. When the light is turned on, it provides survivors with the Charged Light buff, protecting from Nameless.png Nameless and Reaper.png Reaper ambush, but attracting Seeker.png Seekers. If set to active, it can also detect both nearby enemy players, and nearby creatures of maximum level.


Bulbdogs can fight back when tamed but do very little damage and should never be used as combat dino.

It carries the most charged light capacity with the lowest recharge rate.

Bulbdogs eat both berries and meat, making them very easy to breed and feed. Just remember when raising along with carnivores that Bulbdogs will eat any meat in troughs before berries.

Roles[edit | edit source]

Anti-Nameless Ambush: Since the Bulbdog can be shoulder mounted like every other Charge Light, it provides a charge to prevent Nameless pack from emerging. This however, will attract Seeker.png Seeker. To quickly toggle the shoulder-mounted Charge Light on/off in emergency situations, open up the emote wheel (hold either bracket key by default) and select "Light!". For faster use, emotes can also be bound directly to either of the two emote keys by mousing over them in the emote wheel and pressing the desired key.

Dung Provider: Bulbdog defecates often, especially when attempting to tame it, making it a useful source of dung for Dung Beetle.png Dung Beetle.

Radar: The Bulbdog will chatter and, when mounted on your shoulder, give you a buff when a max-level dino is nearby.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat N/A

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bulbdogs gestate after being successfully bred, making them the only reptile dino that does so. (Other reptile-type dinos instead lay fertilized eggs after breeding).
  • Despite the fact the dossier lists the Bulbdog as a herbivore, it also eats meat when taming and feeding, effectively making it an omnivore. This may be an oversight by the developers.
  • The Bulbdog is the only tamable omnivore dino exclusive to Aberration.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]