This armor-plated creature’s toothy maw gapes wide as a fin-like dorsal plate rises between its shoulders.
Advanced Bulette CR 8
Speed 40 ft., burrow 20 ft.
Melee bite +15 (2d8+12/19–20) and 2 claws +14 (2d6+8)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks leap, savage bite
Str 27, Dex 19, Con 24, Int 2, Wis 17, Cha 10
Base Atk +8; CMB +18; CMD 30 (34 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +11 (+19 jumping), Perception +13; Racial Modifiers +4 on Acrobatics checks made to jump
A bulette can perform a special kind of pounce attack by jumping into combat. When a bulette charges, it can make a DC 20 Acrobatics check to jump into the air and land next to its enemies. If it makes the Acrobatics check, it can follow up with four claw attacks against foes in reach, but cannot make a bite attack.
A bulette’s bite is particularly dangerous. It applies 1-1/2 times its Strength modifier to damage inflicted with its bite attack, and threatens a critical hit on a 19–20.
Environment temperate hills
Organization solitary or pair
Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.