You’ll get TM78 Bulldoze from Gym Leader Clay after you defeat him at his Gym in Driftveil City. But Clay won’t give you this TM at his Gym. Instead, he’ll ask you to meet him at Chargestone Cave and give it to you there.
Before you’re able to reach Driftveil City and challenge Clay, you’ll first need to earn your Bolt Badge from Nimbasa City. Driftveil City is connected to Nimbasa City by the Driftveil Drawbridge.
TM78 Bulldoze Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: After defeating the Driftveil City Gym, Clay will ask you to meet him at Chargestone Cave.
Step 2: Chargestone Cave is located west of the city at the end of Route 6. So leave and head west from the Gym.
Step 3: Keep west through the city, passing by above the Pokémon Center.
Step 4: Continue walking west past the set of stairs.
Step 5: The end of the road leads to Route 6. Continue west onto the route.
Step 6: Just ahead is a small bridge. Keep walking west across the bridge.
Step 7: Keep going until you hit the very western edge of the route, then veer north through the patch of tall grass, passing the scientist.
Step 8: At the end of the tall grass is another bridge. Head east across the bridge.
Step 9: From the end of that bridge, turn and head up a bit, then walk west across the other bridge ahead.
Step 10: Follow the path northwest at the end of the bridge.
Step 11: Keep west past the Research Lab and towards the bridge ahead.
Step 12: This bridge will lead to a large patch of tall grass. Continue west across the grass.
Step 13: Keep going until you see a wooden bridge heading north – head up across the bridge, passing by the Hiker NPC.
Step 14: Keep walking north and take the stairs directly ahead.
Step 15: At the top of the stairs you’ll spot a cave entrance blocked by a web. Attempt to enter the cave.
Step 16: Once you attempt to enter the cave, Clay will appear.
Step 17: Clay will clear the webs blocking the cave entrance and will give you TM78 Bulldoze.
Bulldoze Details + Uses
|Bulldoze Move Details|
Bulldoze is a Physical Ground attack that deals mediocre damage. Where the move really shines is its secondary effect: it lowers the Speed of its target by one stage.
This move is fairly popular in the competitive scene, and is used almost exclusively in Doubles battles. This is because speed is king in multi-battles, and Bulldoze hits every target on the field (including allies.) This allows you to gain a turn advantage on both of your opponent’s Pokémon.
To get an idea of how Speed is impacted by stage, take a look at the chart below:
Just two uses of Bulldoze will cut your opponent’s Speed in half.
To avoid the move affecting your ally Pokémon in a double battle, you can use Bulldoze alongside a Flying-type, or a Pokémon that is holding an Air Balloon.
A handful of Ground Pokémon in B&W learn Bulldoze via level-up, but you’re not limited to using TM78 on a Ground-type.
This move has great type coverage, and it can be used by non-Ground-type heavyweights such as Tyranitar, Metagross, and Gigalith. All of them are great Pokémon to teach Bulldoze for a single-player playthrough and for multi-battles.
- Where To Get TM78 Bulldoze in Pokémon Black & White