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Bulbasaur (Pokémon)

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Genesect #649: Genesect
Pokémon
#002: Ivysaur Ivysaur
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Bulbasaur (disambiguation).
Bulbasaur
フシギダネ Fushigidane
#001
001Bulbasaur.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Seed Pokémon
Abilities
Overgrow Chlorophyll
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#001
Johto
#231
Hoenn
#203
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-001
Oblivia
R-014 N-004
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
15.2 lbs.
Imperial
6.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F001.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Plant groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*

Bulbasaur (Japanese: フシギダネ Fushigidane) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

Bulbasaur is the first Pokémon in the National Pokédex order and is also the first Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex and Fiore Browser. It is one of the three starter Pokémon of the Kanto region, along with Charmander and Squirtle. It can be chosen by the player in Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue as well as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, their remakes.

It is also available in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after obtaining all sixteen badges and defeating Red.

Biology

Physiology

Bulbasaur is a reptilian creature that somewhat resembles a toad or a young dinosaur with a spotted blue-green hide. It has three white toes or claws growing out of its four legs. Its eyes are a bright red, but the most notable feature of this Pokémon is the onion-like bulb on its back. This bulb has a symbiotic relationship with the Pokémon, growing from a seed planted on its back by its mother at birth. Unlike the parasitic tochukaso mushrooms growing on the back of Paras, which eventually take over its body as it evolves into Parasect, Bulbasaur's bulb shares a symbiotic relationship that is beneficial for both. This allows Bulbasaur to get an enhanced boost of energy from the sun during the day and the bulb to remain growing and strong at night. The bulb also contains many seeds from which it draws nutrients.

Though they usually walk on four legs, a Bulbasaur can rise up on its hind legs. When it evolves into Ivysaur, the bulb becomes a larger flower bud.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Bulbasaur have a variety of Grass-type abilities granted to it by the bulb growing on its back. Powders, scents, petals, and seeds can come from the very tip of the bulb, and vines and leaves can come from the base. By manipulating these into moves like Leech Seed, Vine Whip, Razor Leaf, Petal Dance, and Sweet Scent, Bulbasaur have quite an arsenal at their disposal.

The bulb can absorb sunlight, allowing Bulbasaur to restore health with Synthesis or fire off a powerful SolarBeam.

Behavior

Most Bulbasaur are domesticated Pokémon, raised by breeders to be distributed as starter Pokémon in the Kanto region. Due to this, they are regarded as mostly well-behaved Pokémon. Some consider them to be the easiest Pokémon to start with due to this, as well as the fact that they have a type advantage over the first two Gym Leaders in Kanto.

Bulbasaur tend to have a strong loyalty to their friends and Trainers. In The Mystery Menace, for example, a Bulbasaur was abandoned by its Trainer in the sewers of Trovitopolis and remained there for years yet was still happy to see him when finally brought out from the sewer by Ash and his friends.

It is shown in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden that once annually in Kanto, large groups of Bulbasaur gather in a hidden garden to become Ivysaur. It is unknown whether or not this is the case in other regions.

Bulbasaur can sometimes be found lying in the sun during the day to photosynthesize energy when food is scarce.

Habitat

Bulbasaur are scarce in the wild. Sometimes they can be found in secret places such as gardens, plains near large sources of fresh water, or hiding in the forest in hollow logs, but overall, they are found far more often in the ownership of Trainers. It is native to Kanto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Much like most Pokémon, Bulbasaur appears to be an omnivore. However, in times of scarcity, it does not need to eat much food, since the bulb on its back can store energy from the sun.

In the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Bulbasaur

Main article: Ash's Bulbasaur

Ash's Bulbasaur first 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. Unlike Charmander 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 to Professor Oak's lab to work as an ambassador between otherwise argumentative groups of Pokémon.

May's Bulbasaur

Main article: May's Bulbasaur

Much later on, when Ash was traveling in the Hoenn region, his companion May captured her own Bulbasaur after being separated from the group in Grass 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

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.

Minor appearances

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.

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

Pokédex entries

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 are difficult to capture in the wild.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Ash's Bulbasaur appears in the manga The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It first appears 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 Ball that "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

Main article: Danerina

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Saur Bulbasaur.jpg
Bulbasaur as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

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.

In the TCG

Main article: Bulbasaur (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl

Bulbasaur only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

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.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
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 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.
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 うまれてから しばらくの あいだは せなかの タネから えいようを もらって おおきく そだつ。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
One Received from a girl in Cerulean City if Pikachu's happiness is high enough
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Time Capsule
Crystal
None Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park, Trade
Platinum
None Pal Park, Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer or Dream World
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Cave (Ditto in disguise)
Pokémon Stadium Gym Leader Castle
Pokémon Channel Bus Stop
Pokémon Pinball Pallet Town
Viridian City
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Train
Endless level 16
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (1F-5F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Kisara Plains
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Dolce Island
Hinder Cape
Forest Temple
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 65.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
099 Vine Whip Grass Physical 03535 100100% 15
1313 PoisonPowder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1313 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
2121 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2525 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
2727 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
3131 Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
3333 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Bulbasaur obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venom Shock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlax Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
CottoneeElfuun Charm Normal Status 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra
TesshidoNattorei
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
ShieldonBastiodon Endure Normal Status —% 15
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraTreeckoShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivy
ServineSerperiorCottoneeElfuunMarakacchiTamagetake
Morobareru
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
SunkernSunfloraRoseliaRoseradeSnoverAbomasnow GrassWhistle Grass Status 55% 15
TangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraRoseliaRoserade
CacneaCacturneCarnivineSnoverAbomasnowMarakacchi
TamagetakeMorobareruTesshidoNattorei
Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
VictreebelExeggutorBellossomSunfloraGrovyleSceptile
ShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivy
ServineSerperior
Leaf Storm Grass Special 140 90% 5
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoseliaRoserade
TropiusCherubiCherrim
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleafShiftry Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
VenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeBellossomMeganium
SunfloraRoseliaRoseradeCherrimMarakacchi
Petal Dance Grass Special 120 100% 10
LickitungLickilickyTangelaTangrowthCarnivineNattorei Power Whip Grass Physical 120 85% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoise Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Sludge* Poison Special 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bulbasaur in Generation V
  • 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

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Grass Oath Grass Special 50 100% 10
  • A black 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

Move Card Set
Scratch Bulbasaur McDonald's Pokémon-e Minimum Pack
Bite Bulbasaur POP Series 2
Present Bulbasaur DPt-P Promotional cards

Anime only

Move Pokémon Episode
Whirlwind Ash's Bulbasaur EP032
Tickle (debatable) EP050
Dig (reflex to save life) EP225

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin001.png Pin001.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani001.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP001.png 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
MDP001.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cross fm.png
(Cross ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 12 Max. exp.: 22
Browser entry  
Bulbasaur extends its vines to attack and prevent capture.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Grass  Grass Assist.png
( Grass )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by shooting seeds.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW001.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Bulbasaur is the Attraction Chief of Bulbasaur's Daring Dash in the Meadow Zone. So, even though it is forbidden, he may allow you to play on it.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Bulbasaur
Unevolved
Bulbasaur
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Ivysaur
First evolution
Ivysaur
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 32


Venusaur
Second evolution
Venusaur
 Grass  Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 001.png Spr 1y 001.png Spr 1g 001.png Spr b g1 001.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 001.png Spr 2s 001.png Spr 2c 001.png Spr b 2g 001.png
Spr 2g 001 s.png Spr 2s 001 s.png Spr 2c 001 s.png Spr b 2g 001 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 001.png Spr 3e 001.png Spr 3f 001.png Spr b 3r 001.png
Spr 3r 001 s.png Spr 3e 001 s.png Spr 3f 001 s.png Spr b 3r 001 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 001.png Spr 4d 001.png Spr 4h 001.png Spr b 4d 001.png
Spr 4d 001 s.png Spr 4d 001 s.png Spr 4h 001 s.png Spr b 4d 001 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 001.png Spr 5b 001.png Spr b 5b 001.png
Spr 5b 001 s.png Spr 5b 001 s.png Spr b 5b 001 s.png
Bulbasaur For other sprites and images, please see Bulbasaur images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • 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 first Pokémon in the National Pokédex order. By default, this also makes it the first Template:Type2, Template:Type2, dual-type Pokémon, unevolved Pokémon, and starter Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
    • Since in Generation I, the Template:Type2 was super-effective against Template:Type2 Pokémon, Bulbasaur was also the first Pokémon in National Pokédex order with a double weakness (to Bug). Due to Generation II's changes to type effectiveness, this "honor" has since been taken by Charizard, which has a double weakness to Template:Type2 moves.
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions share the same species name as Sunkern. They both are known as the Seed Pokémon.
  • Bulbasaur's number in the National Pokédex and the Fiore Browser is the same: 001. This makes it and its evolution family one of only five families of Pokémon (comprising thirteen Pokémon altogether) to have the same numbers in more than one Pokédex-like listing.
  • Along with Charmander and Squirtle, Bulbasaur is the only starter Pokémon which is found in more than one regional Pokédex, being found in both Kanto's and Johto's.
  • Bulbasaur is the only dual-typed unevolved starter Pokémon, with Grass and Poison, in its basic form.
  • Though Bulbasaur have no gender differences in the games, May's Bulbasaur has little hearts on its head while Ash's does not, and has been confirmed female after its evolution.
    • It's also one of the three Pokémon that appeared in the anime with a heart-shaped spot, the others being Spinda and Wooper.
  • Bulbasaur is the only Pokémon that can learn Petal Dance by breeding, while its final evolution learns it by leveling up.
  • Aside from Pikachu, Bulbasaur was on Ash's team for the longest continuous period of time.
  • In Generation IV, there exists a glitch Pokémon (Invisible shiny Bulbasaur) that has the same cry as Bulbasaur.
  • Bulbasaur is the mascot of Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden.

Origin

Bulbasaur appears to be based on some form of Dicynodont, mammal-like reptiles from the Permian period, though it also has features from toads and frogs as well as other reptiles. It also has visible ears, which are not seen in reptiles but are in mammals. Its bulb resembles that of a lily or onion.

Name origin

Bulbasaur is a portmanteau of the words bulb and saur, which is Greek for lizard. Fushigidane literally means "isn't it strange?", and is also a pun on 不思議種 "fushigidane", which means mysterious bulb.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
French Bulbizarre From bulbe and bizarre.
German Bisasam From Bisamratte and Samen.
Korean 이상해씨 Isanghaessi Translates to "strange seed".
Chinese (Mandarin) 妙蛙種子/妙蛙种子 Miào Wā Zhǒng Zǐ Literally "wonderful frog seed".
Chinese (Cantonese) 奇異種子 Gei Yi Jung Ji Literally "unusual seed".
Brazilian Portuguese (anime only) Bulbassauro Adaptation of its English name.
Russian (anime only) Бульбазавр Bul'bazavr
Serbian (anime only) Булбасаурус Bulbasaurus


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