Bulbdog

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Aberration DLC.jpg Valguero DLC.jpg Genesis Part 1 DLC.jpg This article is about content exclusive to the DLC: Aberration, Valguero, Genesis: Part 1
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This creature, item, or feature is not yet released in the version on Nintendo Switch.
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Species
Microluminis globulus
Time Period
Unknown
Diet
Steam.svg 275.0
December 12, 2017
Xbox One.svg 768.0
December 12, 2017
PS.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
Variant Bulbdog (Escort)
admincheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_Escort_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Escort/Lunar/LanternPug_Character_BP_Escort.LanternPug_Character_BP_Escort'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Bulbdog (Gauntlet)
admincheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Lunar/LanternPug_Character_BP_Gauntlet.LanternPug_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Bulbdog (Sport)
admincheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_Basketball_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Sport/LanternPug_Character_BP_Basketball.LanternPug_Character_BP_Basketball'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
8 XP
Gestation Time
4h 10m 37.593s
Baby Time
4h 52m 23.859s
Juvenile Time
19h 29m 35.438s
Adolescent Time
1d 21m 59.297s
Total Maturation Time
2d 43m 58.594s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat





Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Aberration.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Valguero.svg

Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Genesis Part 1.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 section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

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 it 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". The Bulbdog is passive and social, and will readily accept treats from survivors. They keep a regular glow from the fleshy projection on their head to help navigate and signal. If attacked, they attempt to run, though as they are slow and weak they make easy prey to all but the Nameless.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Bulbdog looks somewhat like a pug with an anglerfish lure. The face resembles that of a frog, but with long pointy teeth. Has a very large head and a stubby tail. A dorsal fin is present, along with other aquatic adaptations such as webbed feet and small fins near the ears.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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.

This information can be used to alter the Bulbdog's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Bulbdog's "main body" magenta.

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

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Bulbdog PaintRegion2.png
Region 2:
Spots
Bulbdog PaintRegion3.png
Region 3:
Lantern
Bulbdog PaintRegion4.png
Region 4:
Belly
Bulbdog PaintRegion5.png
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

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 145 +29 +5.4% 0.07
Charge Capacity 200 +24 +12% 0.05
Charge Regeneration 165 +18.15 +11% 0.025
Food 450 +45 +10% 15%
Weight 120 +2.4 +4%
Charge Emission Range 12 +0.6 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1% 130%
Torpidity 60 +3.6 N/A 0.5

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  • These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
  • 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]

    With low health and a relatively low running speed, bulbdogs make for an easy kill. When attacked, other bulbdogs in the area will run away from you, so keep that in mind when hunting groups of them.

    Strategy[edit | edit source]

    Anything goes, but since Bulbdog will flee from its attacker, be prepared to chase it.

    Weaponry[edit | edit source]

    Anything will work, even simple weaponry such as a Spear. To prevent it from getting away, using something to immobilize it such as a Bola may be advised.

    Dangers[edit | edit source]

    Bulbdog is never a threat by itself, but it typically shares its living space with various predators such as Aberrant Raptor, Ravagers, Aberrant Spino, and even the occasional Karkinos. Always be wary of the various predators in the area.

    Weakness[edit | edit source]

    Bulbdog has very low health, and as a result, it can be easy to accidentally kill one.

    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, Y, 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. The most effective taming food to feed them is the Plant Species Z Seed.

    Bulbdog.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
    Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Seed Aberration Icon.png 1 00:00 0:01:01
    Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom Aberration Icon.png 5 00:50 0:03:21
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 8 00:45 0:05:20
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 10 00:44 0:06:40
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 00:43 0:09:21
    Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 18 00:17 0:04:49
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 18 00:21 0:06:01
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 18 00:42 0:12:01
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 35 00:41 0:23:21
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 48 00:21 0:16:27
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 86 00:10 0:14:21
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 86 00:20 0:28:41
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 172 00:20 0:57:21
    Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 344 00:00 0:04:36
    Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 429 00:00 0:04:35
    Bulbdog.png Level 30 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 9 00:45 0:06:01
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 14 00:43 0:09:20
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 18 00:42 0:12:00
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 26 00:41 0:17:21
    Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 32 00:16 0:08:33
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 32 00:20 0:10:41
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 32 00:41 0:21:21
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 63 00:40 0:42:01
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 88 00:20 0:30:09
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 158 00:10 0:26:21
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 158 00:20 0:52:41
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 315 00:20 1:45:01
    Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 629 00:00 0:08:24
    Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 786 00:00 0:08:24
    Bulbdog.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
    Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration).png Plant Species Z Seed Aberration Icon.png 3 01:30 0:03:01
    Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom Aberration Icon.png 13 00:43 0:08:41
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 20 00:42 0:13:20
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 27 00:41 0:17:59
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 37 00:41 0:24:41
    Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 47 00:16 0:12:33
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 47 00:20 0:15:41
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 47 00:40 0:31:21
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 93 00:40 1:02:01
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 129 00:20 0:44:11
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 232 00:10 0:38:41
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 232 00:20 1:17:21
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 463 00:20 2:34:21
    Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 925 00:00 0:12:21
    Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 1156 00:00 0:12:20
    Bulbdog.png Level 90 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 26 00:41 0:17:19
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 35 00:41 0:23:19
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 49 00:40 0:32:41
    Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 61 00:16 0:16:17
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 61 00:20 0:20:21
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 61 00:40 0:40:41
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 122 00:40 1:21:21
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 170 00:20 0:58:14
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 305 00:10 0:50:51
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 305 00:20 1:41:41
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 610 00:20 3:23:21
    Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 1220 00:00 0:16:17
    Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 1525 00:00 0:16:17
    Bulbdog.png Level 120 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 21 00:42 0:14:01
    Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 33 00:41 0:21:59
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 00:40 0:29:19
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 61 00:40 0:40:41
    Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 76 00:16 0:20:17
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 76 00:20 0:25:21
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 76 00:40 0:50:41
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 152 00:40 1:41:21
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 211 00:20 1:12:16
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 379 00:10 1:03:11
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 379 00:20 2:06:21
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 758 00:20 4:12:41
    Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 1516 00:00 0:20:13
    Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 1894 00:00 0:20:13
    Bulbdog.png Level 150 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 39 00:41 0:25:59
    Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 52 00:40 0:34:38
    Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 73 00:40 0:48:41
    Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 91 00:16 0:24:17
    Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 91 00:20 0:30:21
    Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 91 00:40 1:00:41
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 182 00:40 2:01:21
    Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 252 00:20 1:26:19
    Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 453 00:10 1:15:31
    Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 453 00:20 2:31:01
    Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 906 00:20 5:02:01
    Amarberry Seed.png Amarberry Seed 1811 00:00 0:24:09
    Citronal Seed.png Citronal Seed 2264 00:00 0:24:09

    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 and Reaper ambush, but attracting 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/Reaper Ambush: Since the Bulbdog can be shoulder mounted like every other Charge Light, it provides a charge to prevent Nameless pack from emerging and will weaken Reapers. This however, will attract 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: Bulbdogs defecates often, especially when attempting to tame it, making it a useful source of dung for Dung Beetle.

    Radar: When mounted on your shoulder with light toggled on, a Bulbdog will notify the wearer of max-level dinos (120+ lvl) within 100 meters radius and enemy players within 40 meters (doesn't work on logged out players).

    These values are the same for all light pets and can't be changed in any way.

    Pet: Like all other shoulder mounts and other small creatures, the Bulbdog can make a suitable companion on your endeavors.

    Backpack: Like all shoulder pets, anything held in its inventory will weigh 50% less on a player's shoulder.

    Light Source: As the caverns in Aberration are often dark and dreary, having a easy to toggle, far reaching light source whether walking or on a mount is very useful.

    Collectibles[edit | edit source]

    Resource Efficiency
    Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ?

    Spotlight[edit | edit source]

    Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • 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.
      • In fact, the Bulbdog is the only tamable omnivore creature exclusive to Aberration.
    • The Bulbdog was the first light pet revealed for Aberration.
    • Despite being shown in the Blue Zone in the trailer, the Bulbdog only naturally occurs in the Green Zone. However, given the fact that the Bulbdog's favorite mushroom is the Aquatic Mushroom, and that it has adaptations for a semi-aquatic lifestyle like a dorsal fin and webbed feet, it is likely that the Bulbdog was orginally intended to live in the Blue Zone.
    • Compared to the rest of the charge pets, the Bulbdog tends to have the highest amount of Charge Capacity, allowing it to keep its light on for the longest. This can be vital when a survivor needs constant protection from Reapers and Nameless over a moderate amount of time.
    • The Bulbdog strongly resembles the Anglerfish, with both sharing features like a large mouth, a head lure, fins, and long sharp teeth. Though other differences in the Bulbdog's morphology obviously rule it out as a fish and thus not a descendant of the Angler, it may have DNA shared with it caused by the mixing of genes on the broken Aberration; or this superficial similarity could be the product of convergent evolution.
    • On the Valguero map, the Bulbdog spawns in the The Emerald Forest underground.

    Changelog[edit | edit source]

    Patch Changes
    275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added the Bulbdog


    Gallery[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]