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Spawn Command
cheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/Dinos/LanternPug/LanternPug_Character_BP.LanternPug_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Bulbdog (Escort)

cheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_Escort_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Escort/Lunar/LanternPug_Character_BP_Escort.LanternPug_Character_BP_Escort'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Bulbdog (Gauntlet)

cheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Lunar/LanternPug_Character_BP_Gauntlet.LanternPug_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Bulbdog (Sport)

cheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_Basketball_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Sport/LanternPug_Character_BP_Basketball.LanternPug_Character_BP_Basketball'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Bulbdog (Hunt2)

cheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_Hunt_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/Hunt/Dinos/LanternPug_Character_BP_Hunt.LanternPug_Character_BP_Hunt'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Bulbdog (Gauntlet2)

cheat summon LanternPug_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/LanternPug_Character_BP_STA.LanternPug_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
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
Genesis Part 2 Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Genesis Part 2.svg
Fjordur Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Fjordur Midgard.svg
Fjordur Asgard Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Fjordur Asgard.svg
Fjordur Vanaheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Fjordur Vanaheim.svg
This variant spawns only during an Event
Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Ghost Aberration.svg
Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Ghost Valguero.svg
Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Ghost Genesis Part 1.svg
Genesis Part 2 Map.jpg
Spawning Bulbdog Ghost Genesis Part 2.svg
Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Bulbdog (originally named Lantern Pug) is one of the creatures ARK: Survival Evolved, being introduced in the Aberration expansion pack. It is a small, omnivorous synapsid known for having the highest Charge Capacity of all Light Pets.

Basic Info

Dossier

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
Species

Microluminis globulus

Time

Unknown

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Passive

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.

Behavior

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

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

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.jpg
Region 0:
Main Body
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X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Bulbdog PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Spots
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Bulbdog PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Lantern
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Bulbdog PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Belly
8
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47
Bulbdog PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Back Stripes
13
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56

Drops

Base Stats and Growth

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
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 85 50 115 400 200 460 4
Swimming 510 300 690 N/A N/A N/A 3
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

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.


Abilities

Active

Bite
  • The Bulbdog bites the target for 12 damage.
  • Can be used every 0.67s by both a rider and the AI.

Passive

Light Pet

The Light Pets are a subcategory of shoulder pets that prduces its own bioluminescence. To activate its light use the wheel menu or use the Clap emote on the emotes wheel menu.

When activated the light applies  Charged Light effect on all the players and creatures nearby, reducing the hordes of  Nameless and  Reapers that appear, along with disable their natural armor, however this also attracts  Seekers and increases their  Melee Damage and damage resistance.

The stats of the light pets receive some changes on their uses, in addition to its conventional use, the stats of  Stamina,  Oxygen and  Melee Damage changes their names to  Charge Capacity,  Charge Regeneration and  Charge Emission Range respectively and they scales that specific value of the light.

Combat

General

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

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

Weaponry

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

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

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

Taming

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.png Plant Species Z Seed 1 00:00 0:01:01
Aquatic Mushroom.png Aquatic Mushroom 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.png Plant Species Z Seed 2 02:01 0:02:01
Aquatic Mushroom.png Aquatic Mushroom 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.png Plant Species Z Seed 3 01:30 0:03:01
Aquatic Mushroom.png Aquatic Mushroom 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.png Plant Species Z Seed 4 01:20 0:04:01
Aquatic Mushroom.png Aquatic Mushroom 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.png Plant Species Z Seed 4 01:20 0:04:01
Aquatic Mushroom.png Aquatic Mushroom 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.png Plant Species Z Seed 5 01:15 0:05:01
Aquatic Mushroom.png Aquatic Mushroom 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

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

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 "Clap!". 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

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ?

Spotlight

Notes/Trivia

  • 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

Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added the  Bulbdog
275.2 Fixed Charge Pet inventories being mistakenly flagged as Tribute inventories
293.100 Fixed crash related to shoulder pets
275.32 Bulbdogs can now be properly downloaded to ARKs other than Aberration

Gallery

References