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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
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
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
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Sport/LanternPug_Character_BP_Basketball.LanternPug_Character_BP_Basketball'" 500 0 0 35
- 1 Basic Info
- 2 Combat
- 3 Taming
- 4 Utility
- 5 Spotlight
- 6 Notes/Trivia
- 7 Changelog
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
Basic Info[edit | edit source]
Dossier[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
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.
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|
|Charge Emission Range||12||+0.6||+1.7%||14%||17.6%|
|Movement||Base Speed||Sprinting Speed||Stamina|
|Stamina Cost||Attack Range||Description|
|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|
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.
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]
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, , ) 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.
|Level 1||Feeding Interval||Time|
|Plant Species Z Seed||1||00:00||0:01:01|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||8||00:45||0:05:20|
|Cooked Prime Meat||10||00:44||0:06:40|
|Sweet Vegetable Cake||18||00:17||0:04:49|
|Raw Prime Meat||18||00:42||0:12:01|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||48||00:21||0:16:27|
|Cooked Fish Meat||86||00:10||0:14:21|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||86||00:20||0:28:41|
|Raw Fish Meat||172||00:20||0:57:21|
|Level 30||Feeding Interval||Time|
|Plant Species Z Seed||2||02:01||0:02:01|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||14||00:43||0:09:20|
|Cooked Prime Meat||18||00:42||0:12:00|
|Sweet Vegetable Cake||32||00:16||0:08:33|
|Raw Prime Meat||32||00:41||0:21:21|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||88||00:20||0:30:09|
|Cooked Fish Meat||158||00:10||0:26:21|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||158||00:20||0:52:41|
|Raw Fish Meat||315||00:20||1:45:01|
|Level 60||Feeding Interval||Time|
|Plant Species Z Seed||3||01:30||0:03:01|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||20||00:42||0:13:20|
|Cooked Prime Meat||27||00:41||0:17:59|
|Sweet Vegetable Cake||47||00:16||0:12:33|
|Raw Prime Meat||47||00:40||0:31:21|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||129||00:20||0:44:11|
|Cooked Fish Meat||232||00:10||0:38:41|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||232||00:20||1:17:21|
|Raw Fish Meat||463||00:20||2:34:21|
|Level 90||Feeding Interval||Time|
|Plant Species Z Seed||4||01:20||0:04:01|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||26||00:41||0:17:19|
|Cooked Prime Meat||35||00:41||0:23:19|
|Sweet Vegetable Cake||61||00:16||0:16:17|
|Raw Prime Meat||61||00:40||0:40:41|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||170||00:20||0:58:14|
|Cooked Fish Meat||305||00:10||0:50:51|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||305||00:20||1:41:41|
|Raw Fish Meat||610||00:20||3:23:21|
|Level 120||Feeding Interval||Time|
|Plant Species Z Seed||4||01:20||0:04:01|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||33||00:41||0:21:59|
|Cooked Prime Meat||44||00:40||0:29:19|
|Sweet Vegetable Cake||76||00:16||0:20:17|
|Raw Prime Meat||76||00:40||0:50:41|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||211||00:20||1:12:16|
|Cooked Fish Meat||379||00:10||1:03:11|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||379||00:20||2:06:21|
|Raw Fish Meat||758||00:20||4:12:41|
|Level 150||Feeding Interval||Time|
|Plant Species Z Seed||5||01:15||0:05:01|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||39||00:41||0:25:59|
|Cooked Prime Meat||52||00:40||0:34:38|
|Sweet Vegetable Cake||91||00:16||0:24:17|
|Raw Prime Meat||91||00:40||1:00:41|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||252||00:20||1:26:19|
|Cooked Fish Meat||453||00:10||1:15:31|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||453||00:20||2:31:01|
|Raw Fish Meat||906||00:20||5:02:01|
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 (the exact level will differ with the difficulty setting, being 150+ on Max Difficulty) 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 a Bulbdog's inventory will weigh 50% less on a player's shoulder. The Bulbdog especially excels at this role due to its Weight stat being the highest of all shoulder pets, only tied with the Jerboa (which only spawns at level 1, and thus is much less efficient at this role) and the Ferox (which is far harder to tame).
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. While the Bulbdog's ability to provide consistent Charge Light is arguably the worst out of the four Charge Pets, the fact that it spawns in the Fertile Zone, where Nameless can't, means that it is almost always the preferred choice for your first Charge Pet, as the other three either only spawn in areas with Nameless, or in caves, which come with their own dangers.
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
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.
- If a Bulbdog gets picked up too often by a Karkinos, it may become oversized and cause the game to crash.
Changelog[edit | edit source]
|275.0 Aberration Expansion Release||Added the Bulbdog|
|275.2||Fixed Charge Pet inventories being mistakenly flagged as Tribute inventories|
|275.32||Bulbdogs can now be properly downloaded to ARKs other than Aberration|