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Ivysaur (Pokémon)

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Bulbasaur #001: Bulbasaur
Pokémon
#003: Venusaur Venusaur
Ivysaur
フシギソウ Fushigisou
#002
002Ivysaur.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Seed Pokémon
Ability
Overgrow
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#002
Johto
#227
Hoenn
#204
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'03″
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
28.7 lbs.
Imperial
13.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F002.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
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 141 Battle Exp.: 1411*

Ivysaur (Japanese: フシギソウ Fushigisou) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Bulbasaur starting at level 16, and evolves into Venusaur starting at level 32.

Biology

Physiology

Ivysaur, like its un-evolved form Bulbasaur, resembles a toad or a dinosaur, though the patches in its skin cause it to overly resemble a dinosaur. It has lost the ability to become a bipedal since the bulb on its back has opened and become a large pink flower. After evolving from Bulbasaur, Ivysaur grows small fangs. Ivysaur is also a little bit more blue than Bulbasaur. When its plant is ready to bloom, it gives off a distinct aroma. Ivysaur will also start spending more time in sunlight in preparation for its upcoming evolution. Its plant is also an indicator of its overall health as when it grows, Ivysaur absorbs more nutrients.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Much like its previous form, most of Ivysaur's abilities originate from the plant on its back. Naturally, these attacks are stronger than Bulbasaur's. Its abilities are such like petals, powders, and scents than vines and leaves, most likely because of the larger flower on its back. In the anime, Ivysaur are shown to manipulate nature.

Behavior

Being much more commonly found in captivity then in the wild, Ivysaur's natural behavior is still largely unknown, but it can be theorized that they are a bit more aggressive then Bulbasaur, although it is still very loyal to its trainer.

When Ivysaur is ready to evolve it starts spending more time in the sun to gain more nutrients and also it releases a strong sweet smelling odor.

Habitat

Ivysaur's natural habitat seems to consist of plains with access to large amounts of sunshine and fresh water but can be found in forests and jungles.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Like its pre-evolved form, Bulbasaur, Ivysaur can last a few days without eating, because it can absorb the sun's energy through the flower on its back.

In the anime

Major appearances

Ivysaur first appeared in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. Numerous Bulbasaur were seen evolving into Ivysaur, except for Ash's Bulbasaur, who refused to.

May's Ivysaur

May's Bulbasaur evolved into an Ivysaur at some point after Home is Where the Start Is before it was seen again in Staging a Heroes Welcome, she had already become a Venusaur.

Other

An Ivysaur was under the ownership of Crystal in Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl.

Ivysaur appeared under the ownership of a teenager named Jimmy in Judgement Day.

Minor appearances

In The Ultimate Test, Ivysaur was one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor.

A Trainer named Assunta used an Ivysaur to battle and defeat Ritchie in Friends to the End.

Jeremy's Ivysaur appeared in a flashback in Weekend Warrior.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Red had an Ivysaur. It has since evolved into Venusaur.

An Ivysaur made a brief cameo as one of the Pokémon Emerald used in the Battle Factory.

In the TCG

Main article: Ivysaur (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

File:Ivysaur Vine Whip.jpg
Ivysaur using Vine Whip to hold onto the edge in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ivysaur is a playable Pokémon used by Pokémon Trainer. It can use the moves Bullet Seed as a rapid aerial striking move and Vine Whip as a recovery move where the vine is shot out to latch onto edges of a stage and pulled back up again. It also uses the projectile attack Razor Leaf. Ivysaur is a Middleweight and uses mostly physical Template:Type2 attacks. It uses SolarBeam in Red's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red When the bulb on its back grows large, it appears to lose the ability to stand on its hind legs.
Blue
Yellow The bulb on its back grows by drawing energy. It gives off an aroma when it is ready to bloom.
Stadium The bud on its back apparently draws energy from its body. The bud is said to open into a large flower when fully grown.
Generation II
Gold Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger.
Silver If the bud on its back starts to smell sweet, it is evidence that the large flower will soon bloom.
Crystal The bulb on its back grows as it absorbs nutrients. The bulb gives off a pleasant aroma when it blooms.
Stadium 2 Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger.
Generation III
Ruby There is a bud on this Pokémon's back. To support its weight, Ivysaur's legs and trunk grow thick and strong. If it starts spending more time lying in the sunlight, it's a sign that the bud will bloom into a large flower soon.
Sapphire There is a bud on this Pokémon's back. To support its weight, Ivysaur's legs and trunk grow thick and strong. If it starts spending more time lying in the sunlight, it's a sign that the bud will bloom into a large flower soon.
Emerald To support its bulb, Ivysaur's legs grow sturdy. If it spends more time lying in the sunlight, the bud will soon bloom into a large flower.
FireRed There is a plant bulb on its back. When it absorbs nutrients, the bulb is said to blossom into a large flower.
LeafGreen When the bulb on its back grows large, it appears to lose the ability to stand on its hind legs.
Generation IV
Diamond When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.
Pearl When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.
Platinum When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
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Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Bulbasaur
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Bulbasaur
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Bulbasaur
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Western Cave (19F-27F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 62
60 - 125 116 - 245
Defense: 63
61 - 126 117 - 247
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 405   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 80.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A7DB8D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 002.png Spr 1y 002.png Spr 1g 002.png Spr b g1 002.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 002.png Spr 2s 002.png Spr 2c 002.gif Spr b 2g 002.png
Spr 2g 002 s.png Spr 2s 002 s.png Spr 2c 002 s.gif Spr b 2g 002 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 002.png Spr 3e 002.png Spr 3f 002.png Spr b 3r 002.png
Spr 3r 002 s.png Spr 3e 002 s.png Spr 3f 002 s.png Spr b 3r 002 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 002.png Spr 4d 002.png Spr 4h 002.png Spr b 4d 002.png
Spr 4d 002 s.png Spr 4d 002 s.png Spr 4h 002 s.png Spr b 4d 002 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 002.png Spr 5b 002.png Spr b 5b 002.png
Spr 5b 002 s.png Spr 5b 002 s.png Spr b 5b 002 s.png
Ivysaur For other sprites and images, please see Ivysaur images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Its Red and Blue sprite show it without fangs. This is also the only sprite to show it standing on its hind legs.
  • In Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Ivysaur is the only Pokémon that Pokémon Trainer uses that doesn't use an HM move (Squirtle uses Waterfall and Charizard uses Rock Smash and Fly).
  • Ivysaur's number in the National Pokédex and the Fiore Browser are the same: 002. 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.

Origin

Ivysaur is a lizard-based Pokémon and appears to be based on some form of Dicynodont, mammal-like reptiles from the Permian.

Name origin

Ivysaur's name is a combination of the words ivy and saur, which is Greek for lizard. Its Japanese name can be taken to mean it seems strange, or 不思議 草 fushigi sou strange grass.

In other languages

  • German: Bisaknosp - Derived from Bisamratte (muskrat) and Knospe (bulb).
  • French: Herbizarre - A combination of herb and bizarre sharing likeness with lizard.
  • Korean: 이상해풀 Isanghaepul - "Strange grass".
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 妙蛙草 Mìao Wa Câo - "Weird frog grass".
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 奇異草 Qí Yì Câo - "Unusual grass".

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