The TM for Bulldoze can be bought for 10,000 Pokédollars in Mauville City’s PokéMart. The clerk sells it along with some other TMs, as well. You can visit their PokéMart once you have access to Mauville City, so make sure you’ve explored Slateport City and Route 110 first.
TM78 Bulldoze Location (Step-by-Step)
Since TM78 Bulldoze is sold in Mauville City, you’re going to need access to the city. So make sure you’ve first:
- Obtained the second Gym Badge from Brawly, Dewford Town’s Gym Leader
- Dealt with Team Aqua/Magma in Slateport City
- Fought your Rival in Route 110
When you’ve done all that, enter Mauville City through its south entrance on Route 110.
The layout for Mauville City can be quite confusing, so here’s where Mauville City’s PokéMart is located:
Step 1: Enter Mauville City’s south entrance.
Step 2: Head outside to Square Tower.
Step 3: Enter the PokéMart up ahead, east of the Pokémon Center.
Step 4: Talk to the top clerk standing against the back wall to buy TM78 Bulldoze.
Along with TM78 Bulldoze, the top clerk will also sell the following TMs:
|TM40 Aerial Ace
|TM47 Low Sweep
|TM57 Charge Beam
|TM82 Dragon Tail
|TM98 Power-Up Punch
Bulldoze Details + Uses
|Bulldoze Move Details
|20 (max. 32)
Bulldoze is a Physical Ground-type move that also lowers the target’s Speed stat by one stage.
Main stats can be lowered up to six times; here’s how much each stage modifies a stat value:
Lowering a Pokémon’s Speed limits the offensive capabilities of any Pokémon your opponent might have. If a sweeper gets their Speed reduced, it will be difficult for them to knock out your Pokémon without being damaged themselves.
Since Bulldoze only has 60 base power, it’s much more suited for utility and defensive Pokémon.
Offensive Pokémon would use Earthquake instead, because of the massive disparity in base power between the two moves.
And just like Earthquake, Bulldoze hits all adjacent Pokémon in Double Battles. This is primarily where Bulldoze is used, as lowering the Speed of both opponents in one turn is extremely useful.
However, Bulldoze also hits and lowers your ally’s Speed unless it’s immune to it. Although you can always use Protect to defend yourself from an ally’s Bulldoze as well.
Note: Bulldoze will not affect Flying-type Pokémon since they’re naturally immune to Ground-type moves. Pokémon with the ability Levitate and Pokémon holding an Air Balloon are also immune to Bulldoze.
Flying-types and Levitate users can only be hit by Bulldoze when they’re grounded. Items/moves like Iron Ball, Ingrain, Gravity, Smack Down, or Thousand Arrows can cause a Pokémon to be grounded.
Tip: Using Bulldoze while a Pokémon is in the middle of using Dig will double the Bulldoze’s damage. If you use Bulldoze while Grassy Terrain is in effect, the move’s damage is halved.