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Bulbasaur

Seed Pokémon

フシギダネ

Fushigidane

#001
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Abilities
Overgrow Chlorophyll

Hidden Ability

Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Weight
15.2 lbs. 6.9 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#001

Kanto

#231

Johto

#203

Hoenn

Central

#080
Kalos

Browser
R-001

Fiore

R-014/N-004

Oblivia

Base experience yield
64

Gen. I-IV

64

V+

Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0

HP

0

Atk

0

Def

1

Sp.Atk

0

Sp.Def

0

Speed

Body style
Footprint
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links
  • On Smogon Pokédex:
    • Generation I
    • Generation II
    • Generation III
    • Generation IV
    • Generation V
    • Generation VI
  • On Eevee's Pokédex
  • Artwork on Bulbagarden Archives

Bulbasaur (Japanese: フシギダネ Fushigidane) is a dual-type Grass/PoisonPokémon.

It evolves into Ivysaur starting at level 16, which evolves into Venusaur starting at level 32.

Along with Charmander and Squirtle, Bulbasaur is one of three starter Pokémon ofKanto available at the beginning of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen.

Contents Edit

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  • 1 Biology
  • 2 In the anime
    • 2.1 Major appearances
      • 2.1.1 Ash's Bulbasaur
      • 2.1.2 May's Bulbasaur
      • 2.1.3 Other
    • 2.2 Minor appearances
    • 2.3 Pokédex entries
    • 2.4 In Pokémon Origins
  • 3 In the manga
    • 3.1 In the Ash and Pikachu manga
    • 3.2 In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
    • 3.3 In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga
    • 3.4 In the Pokémon Adventures manga
    • 3.5 In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
    • 3.6 In the Pokémon Zensho manga
  • 4 In the TCG
  • 5 In the TFG
  • 6 Other appearances
    • 6.1 Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl
      • 6.1.1 Melee trophy information
      • 6.1.2 Brawl trophy information
  • 7 Game data
    • 7.1 Pokédex entries
    • 7.2 Game locations
      • 7.2.1 In side games
      • 7.2.2 In events
        • 7.2.2.1 In-game events
      • 7.2.3 Pokémon Global Link promotions
    • 7.3 Held items
    • 7.4 Stats
      • 7.4.1 Base stats
      • 7.4.2 Pokéathlon stats
    • 7.5 Type effectiveness
    • 7.6 Learnset
      • 7.6.1 By leveling up
      • 7.6.2 By TM/HM
      • 7.6.3 By breeding
      • 7.6.4 By tutoring
      • 7.6.5 TCG-only moves
    • 7.7 Side game data
    • 7.8 Evolution
    • 7.9 Sprites
  • 8 Trivia
    • 8.1 Origin
      • 8.1.1 Name origin
  • 9 In other languages
  • 10 Related articles
  • 11 External links

Biology Edit

Bulbasaur is a small, quadruped Pokémon with green to bluish-green skin and darker green patches. It has red eyes with white pupils and sclera and pointed, ear-like structure on top of its head. Its snout is short and blunt, and it has a wide mouth. A pair of small, pointed teeth visible in the upper jaw when its mouth is open. Each of its thick legs ends with three sharp claws. On its back is a green plant bulb, which is grown from a seed planted there at birth. The bulb provides it with energy through photosynthesis as well as from the nutrient-rich seeds contained within.

As mentioned in the anime, starter Pokémon are raised by Breeders to be distributed to new Trainers. Having been domesticated from birth, Bulbasaur is regarded as both a rare and well-behaved Pokémon. It is known to be extremely loyal, even after long-term abandonment. Bulbasaur has also shown itself to be an excellent caretaker, even having a special technique called the "Bulba-by." To perform this technique, Bulbasaur uses its vines to pick up a young Pokémon and soothingly rocks the young one in the air.

It is found in grasslands and forests throughout the Kanto region. However, due to Bulbasaur's status as starter Pokémon, it is hard to come by in the wild and generally found under the ownership of a Trainer. It has been observed that a Bulbasaur's bulb will flash blue when it is ready to evolve. If it does not want to evolve, it struggles to resist the transformation. Many Bulbasaur gather every year in a hidden garden in Kanto to become Ivysaur in a ceremony led by a Venusaur.

In the anime Edit

Bulbasaur in the anime

Major appearances Edit

Ash's Bulbasaur Edit

Ash's Bulbasaur debuted in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village as one of the Pokémon in the Hidden Village. Though initially wary of Ash, the two eventually warmed up to one another, and Bulbasaur challenged him to a battle. Using Pikachu, Ash won the battle, and Bulbasaur was captured. UnlikeCharmander and Squirtle, which were captured in the two episodes following that of Bulbasaur, Bulbasaur remained in Ash's party until Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, when Ash sent him toProfessor Oak's lab to work as an ambassador between otherwise argumentative groups of Pokémon.

May's Bulbasaur Edit

Much later on, when Ash was traveling in the Hoenn region, his companion May captured her own Bulbasaur after being separated from the group inGrass Hysteria!. It remained with her throughout the rest of her journey in Hoenn, helping her to compete in the regional Grand Festival. When she traveled to Kanto to continue her journey with Ash in The Right Place and the Right Mime, May, too, left her Bulbasaur at Professor Oak's lab to learn from Ash's while she and Ash's group traveled throughout the Battle Frontier in Kanto. May retrieved it during her travels in Johto, where it evolved all the way into a Venusaur.

Other Edit

A Bulbasaur that used to belong to the Mayor of Trovitopolis appeared in The Mystery Menace. In his childhood, the mayor abandoned his Bulbasaur and sent it into the sewers when it wouldn't evolve into Ivysaur. Aided by Misty and Tracey, Ash found the abandoned Bulbasaur while searching for his own, which had gone missing. After defeating the arrogant mayor and his personal SWAT team, Ash and company left the Bulbasaur, which had grown rather large in its time in the sewers, with Nurse Joy.

In Journey to the Starting Line, Gilbert, the son of the mayor of Pallet Town, was supposed to start his journey as a Pokémon Trainer with one of the three Kanto starter Pokémon, but they were scared off by Ash's Tauros. Professor Oak, Tracey, Delia, and Gilbert set out to find them. The Bulbasaur was the last one to be found and it was stuck in a tree that was surrounded by a group of Primeape. In the end, Bulbasaur was the one that Gilbert decided to start with.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Shauna's starter Pokémon is a Bulbasaur she received from Professor Sycamore.

Minor appearances Edit

Bulbasaur was mentioned in the first episode of the anime, Pokémon - I Choose You!, as one of the three starter Pokémon new Trainers in Pallet Town can choose from. Ash dreamed of owning one, and it was his second choice of a starter, after Squirtle. However, when he arrived at Oak's lab, it was too late, as an unnamed Trainer who started the same day had already taken it.

Multiple Bulbasaur appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

A Bulbasaur also appeared in Pokémon Fashion FlashThe Breeding Center SecretJirachi: Wish Maker and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

A Bulbasaur under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

A picture of a Bulbasaur appeared in Hocus Pokémon.

A Bulbasaur was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Bulbasaur was one of the starter Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory in The Right Place and the Right Mime.

A Bulbasaur made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

A Bulbasaur appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Bulbasaur appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

Pokédex entries Edit

Episode Pokémon Source Entry EP010 Bulbasaur Ash's Pokédex Bulbasaur. It bears the seed of a plant on its back from birth. The seed slowly develops. Researchers are unsure whether to classify Bulbasaur as a plant or animal. Bulbasaur are extremely calm and very difficult to capture in the wild.
EP051 Solar Beam Ash's Pokédex Solar Beam, Bulbasaur's strongest attack. Light is collected and formed into a powerful beam with intensive force.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry XY039 Bulbasaur Serena's Pokédex Bulbasaur, the Seed Pokémon. A young Bulbasaur uses the nutrients from its seed for the energy it needs to grow.
This concludes the entries from the X & Y series.

In Pokémon Origins Edit

Bulbasaur in Pokémon Origins

Bulbasaur was one of the Pokémon that Professor Oak was giving away in File 1: Red

In the manga Edit

Saur in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash and Pikachu manga Edit

Main article: Ash's Bulbasaur

Ash's Bulbasaur appeared in Do Your Best Bulbasaur!!.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga Edit

Main article: Ash's Bulbasaur

Ash's Bulbasaur appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, first appearing in the eighth chapter, You Gotta Have Friends. Bulbasaur's capture is not shown; it is simply stated when it first appears from its Poké Ballthat "Ash has been busy since the last comic".

In I'm Your Venusaur, Ash and Misty travel to a town inhabited by many Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur. There is a local legend that a giant Venusaur saved the townsfolk in battle.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga Edit

Main article: Bulbasaur (MPJ)

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Pistachio's Bulbasaur has a crush on him and is extremely jealous whenever she sees him talking to other females.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga Edit

Main article: Saur

In the Red, Green & Blue chapter, Red receives a Bulbasaur from Professor Oak in Bulbasaur, Come Home! after helping capture all the Pokémon he accidentally set free. Bulbasaur, now named Saur, has since evolved into Ivysaur, and then to Venusaur. It has also been shown in the manga that Bulbasaur has the ability to suck in large amounts of air through its bulb, as seen in That Awful Arbok! where it sucked up the mist in Pokémon Tower as well as the Gastly that made it.

Another Bulbasaur appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Professor Sycamore owns a Bulbasaur in They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga Edit

Bulbasaur appears in the very first chapter as one of the starter Pokémon Professor Oak was giving away.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga Edit

Bulbasaur appeared as one of the starter Pokémon Professor Oak was giving away in the very first chapter.

In the TCG Edit

Main article: Bulbasaur (TCG)

In the TFG Edit

One Bulbasaur figure has been released.

  • Groundbreakers: Bulbasaur

Other appearances Edit

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl Edit

Bulbasaur trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Bulbasaur appears as a random trophy.

Melee trophy information Edit

Bulbasaur is a cute Pokémon born with a large seed firmly affixed to its back; the seed grows in size as the Pokémon does. Along with Squirtle and Charmander, Bulbasaur is one of the three Pokémon available at the beginning of Pokémon Red and Blue. It evolves into Ivysaur.

Brawl trophy information Edit

"A Seed Pokémon. From birth, Bulbasaur carries a large plant seed on its back. It uses the nutrients from the seed to grow bigger and bigger. Extended exposure to the sun will cause its body and seed to grow in size. Some say that once, when the seed was much lighter, Bulbasaur was able to get around on two legs. Bulbasaur evolves into Ivysaur."

Game data Edit

Pokédex entries Edit

Generation I
Red A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Blue
Yellow It can go for days without eating a single morsel. In the bulb on its back, it stores energy.
Stadium The bulb-like pouch on its back grows larger as it ages. The pouch is filled with numerous seeds.
Generation II
Gold The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
Silver It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger.
Crystal While it is young, it uses the nutrients that are stored in the seeds on its back in order to grow.
Stadium 2 The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
Generation III
Ruby Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun's rays, the seed grows progressively larger.
Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed There is a plant seed on its back right from the day this Pokémon is born. The seed slowly grows larger.
LeafGreen A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Generation IV
Diamond For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
SoulSilver It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger.
Generation V
Black For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
White
Black 2 For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
White 2
Generation VI
X A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Y For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Omega Ruby Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun’s rays, the seed grows progressively larger.
Alpha Sapphire


Game locations Edit

Generation I
Red Blue
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Blue (Japan)
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Yellow
Received from a girl in Cerulean City if Pikachu's friendship is high enough
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Received from Professor Sycamore in Lumiose City after battling him
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event


In side games Edit

Generation I
Snap
River, Cave (Ditto in disguise)
Pinball
Pallet Town, Viridian City
Stadium
Gym Leader Castle
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Bus Stop
Trozei!
Phobos Train, Endless level 16, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Joyous Tower (1F-5F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest, Kisara Plains
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode C & A)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Ranger: GS
Dolce Island, Hinder Cape, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!, Locomotive Cafe: Dash Race!,

Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!, NFC Figurine

Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 1
Shuffle
Puerto Blanco: Stage 2
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Old-Growth Woods (All Areas)


In events Edit

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! AncientPower Bulbasaur English United States 5 December 28, 2001 to January 31, 2002;

January 17 to 23, 2003

GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3 AncientPower Bulbasaur Japanese Japan 5 April 27 to May 12, 2002
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fourth Campaign Bulbasaur Japanese Japan 10 February 11 to 28, 2006
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Bulbasaur English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Bulbasaur English United States 70 August 8, 2006
B2W2 Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Egg Bulbasaur Japanese Japan 1 September 1 to 30, 2012
BWB2W2 Kanto Starter Egg Bulbasaur Korean South Korea 1 November 8 to 11, 2012
B2W2 Kanto Starter Egg Bulbasaur Korean Wi-Fi 1 February 14 to March 31, 2013
XYORAS Pokémon Lab Bulbasaur Japanese region Online 5 July 8 to November 30, 2015
In-game events Edit
Games Event Language Level Distribution period RGBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur Japanese 5 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur English 5 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur French 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur German 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur Italian 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur Spanish 5 April 7, 2000 onwards

Pokémon Global Link promotions Edit

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period BW Global Link Bulbasaur Japanese PGL 10 October 14, 2010 to May 31, 2011
BW Global Link Bulbasaur Korean PGL 10 May 11, 2011 to May 11, 2013

Held items Edit

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Stadium* Normal Box (100%)* Gorgeous Box (100%)*
Events* Venusaurite (100%)

Stats Edit

Base stats Edit

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Defense: 49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 318   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 65.


Pokéathlon stats Edit

Speed
2/3 ★★☆
Power
2/3 ★★☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/17 ★★☆


Type effectiveness Edit

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged

normally by:

Weak to:
Immune to:
Resistant to:
Notes:
  • In Generation I, the effectiveness of  Bug-type  moves is 4×.

Learnset Edit

By leveling up Edit

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming  Start Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
3 Growl Normal Status 100% 40 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
7 Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10 Clever 1 ♥ 0  
9 Vine Whip Grass Physical 45 100% 25 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
13 Poison Powder Poison Status 75% 35 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
13 Sleep Powder Grass Status 75% 15 Clever 1 ♥ 3 ♥♥♥
15 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20 Tough 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  
19 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
21 Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
25 Growth Normal Status —% 20 Beautiful 1 ♥ 0  
27 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15 Tough 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  
31 Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
33 Synthesis Grass Status —% 5 Clever 1 ♥ 0  
37 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Bulbasaur obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bulbasaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM Edit

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
    TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming  TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5 Beautiful 1 ♥ 0  
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120 100% 10 Cool 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20 Cute 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15 Cool 1 ♥ 0  
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥ 1 ♥
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10 Cute 1 ♥ 0  
TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15 Beautiful 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 90 100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20 Beautiful 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20 Beautiful 1 ♥ 0  
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20 Cute 1 ♥ 0  
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10 Cute 1 ♥ 0  
TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM94 Rock SmashXY Fighting Physical 40 100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM94 Secret PowerORAS Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Clever 1 ♥ 0  
TM96 Nature Power Normal Status —% 20 Beautiful 1 ♥ 0  
TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
HM06 Rock SmashORAS Fighting Physical 40 100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bulbasaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations


By breeding Edit

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming  Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20 Cute 1 ♥ 0  
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 1 ♥

Curse Ghost Status —% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Endure Normal Status —% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  




Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Clever 1 ♥ 4 ♥♥♥♥
Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10 Beautiful 3 ♥♥♥ 0  


Ingrain Grass Status —% 20 Clever 1 ♥ 0  


Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5 Beautiful 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  

Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  

Nature Power Normal Status —% 20 Beautiful 1 ♥ 0  

Petal Dance Grass Special 120 100% 10 Beautiful 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  
Power Whip Grass Physical 120 85% 10 Tough 1 ♥ 0  
Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Sludge* Poison Special 65 100% 20 Tough 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bulbasaur in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Bulbasaur in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bulbasaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring Edit

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming  X Y OR AS Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Clever 1 ♥ 4 ♥♥♥♥
X Y OR AS Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25 Clever 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
X Y OR AS Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cute 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Synthesis Grass Status —% 5 Clever 1 ♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Bulbasaur can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Bulbasaur cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bulbasaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves Edit

Move Card
Scratch Bulbasaur (McDonald Pack 1)

Side game data Edit

Pokémon Pinball
  
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
  
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team

Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.5%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm going to make a big flower bloom!
26%-50% HP I'm down to about half my HP now.
1%-25% HP I'm about to keel over...
Level up I did it! My level went up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Let's try to do our best, <name>!
26%-50% HP This is getting a bit hard...
1%-25% HP Urgh... Can't keep this up... <name>, help...
Level up Yes! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness,
and Explorers of Sky

Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist:

( Grass )

Field move:

(Cross ×1)

Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 12 Max. exp.: 22
Browser entry  
Bulbasaur extends its vines to attack and prevent capture.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
Grass 

( Grass )


(Cut ×1)

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It attacks by shooting seeds.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PokéPark Pad entry:
Bulbasaur is the Attraction Chief of Bulbasaur's Daring Dash in theMeadow Zone. So, even though it is forbidden, he may allow you to play on it.

Evolution Edit

Unevolved
Bulbasaur

 Grass  Poison 


Level 16

First evolution
Ivysaur

 Grass  Poison 


Level 32

Second evolution
Venusaur

 Grass  Poison 


Sprites Edit

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back

For other sprites and images, please see Bulbasaur images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia Edit

  • In the Japanese Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue, international Pokémon Red and Blue, and Japanese Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen,Professor Oak classifies Bulbasaur as the "plant Pokémon" (Japanese: しょくぶつポケモン) when the player is about to choose it as theirstarter, using the term while referring to its type. In the English versions of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, he calls it the "grass Pokémon".
    • This also occurs in the first episode of Pokémon Origins.

$1 coins from Niue

  • Niue released a one-dollar coin featuring Bulbasaur as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Bulbasaur on one side and the nation's coat of arms on the other.
  • Bulbasaur's evolution family is the only starter Pokémon evolution family to have each member appear at least once in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Bulbasaur is the only unevolved dual type starter Pokémon.
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions share their category with Sunkern. They are all known as the Seed Pokémon.
  • Bulbasaur's number in the National Pokédex and the Fiore Browser are the same: 001.
  • Due to the censor that prevents Pokémon with offensive nicknames being traded on the GTS, an English language Bulbasaur cannot be traded on the GTS without a nickname in Pokémon Black and White.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Bulbasaur is programmed to be able to learn Charm through breeding, but no other Pokémon in the Grass orMonster Groups can legitimately learn it to pass down as an Egg move in those games. In Generation III and IV, Bulbasaur can inherit the move from Shroomish by chain breeding; in Generation V on, Bulbasaur can inherit the move directly from Cottonee.

Origin Edit

Bulbasaur appears to be based primarily on some form of reptile, specifically mammal-like reptiles known as Dicynodonts from the Permian period. Along with visible ears and no genuine metamorphosis stage (evolution aside), Bulbasaur appears to have more in common with mammals thanamphibians such as frogs and toads, which metamorphose from one definite creature into another as they mature as opposed to just growing into a larger adult version of itself the way that Bulbasaur does. Alternatively, Bulbasaur's large rounded snout, wide mouth, wide-set eyes, blotch-patterned skin, and quadraped-like movements are vaguely similar to those of certain amphibians, such as the common toad. Since Bulbasaur's "ears" do not in fact have hollows, they may actually be similar to the glands present behind the eyes of many species of frogs and toads.

The bulb on its back may resemble that of a lily or onion.

Name origin Edit

Bulbasaur is a combination of bulb (a rounded underground storage organ present in some plants, notably those of the lily family) and saur (Ancient Greek for lizard).

Fushigidane literally means "isn't it strange?" and is also a pun on 不思議種 fushigidane (mysterious bulb).

In other languages Edit

Language Title Meaning
Japanese フシギダネ Fushigidane Mysterious bulb/Isn't it strange?
French Bulbizarre From bulbe and bizarre
Spanish Bulbasaur Same as English name
German Bisasam From Bisamratte and Samen
Italian Bulbasaur Same as English name
Korean 이상해씨 Isanghaessi From 이상하다 isanghada and 씨 ssi


Related articles Edit

  • Ash's Bulbasaur
  • May's Bulbasaur
  • Saur

External links Edit

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