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Venusaur (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Venusaur
フシギバナ Fushigibana
#003
003Venusaur.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Seed Pokémon
Ability
Overgrow
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#003
Johto
#233
Hoenn
#205
Regional Browser numbers
Height
6'07"
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
220.5 lbs.
Imperial
100.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F003.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
2
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 208 Battle Exp.: 2081*

Venusaur (Japanese: フシギバナ Fushigibana) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Ivysaur starting at level 32. It is the final form of Bulbasaur.

Venusaur is the version mascot of both Pokémon Green Version and LeafGreen Version, appearing on the boxart of both.

Biology

Physiology

Venusaur is considerably larger and heavier than both of its pre-evolution cousins, and as such it moves slower than the two. The bud on its back has since bloomed into a large red flower with six expansive, white-spotted petals, supported on a brown trunk somewhat like that of a palm tree. Instead of patches on its skin, Venusaur appears to have frog-like warts. Additonally, Venusaur’s ear insides now appear to be red in coloration.

Gender differences

The female has a "seed" protruding from its flower; possibly representing a fertile Venusaur.

Special abilities

Venusaur are able to manipulate nature, as seen in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden by making the flowers on a tree bloom, controling roots and branches to attack Team Rocket or form a defensive wall around the garden. Also, they are able to make Bulbasaur evolve by making their bulbs grow.

As with its pre-evolutions, most of Venusaur's attacks involve the plant on its back; but the attacks are clearly stronger than those from Bulbasaur and Ivysaur. The flower on its back has a pleasant aroma that may attract other Pokémon. The aroma can also sooth people's emotions and calm Pokémon engaged in battle. The fragrance is stronger after a rainy day. The flower also absorbs sunlight to convert it into energy, thus making it far stronger during summertime.

It is also able to charge at its enemies to gain speed, then perform moves such as Skull Bash and Body Slam with a force more powerful than a speeding armored truck. Additionally, it is capable of making incredible leaps for such a heavy Pokémon, and it's able to dodge attacks and jump across close rock formations. Its only downside is that its weight causes a small quake as it lands (of which appears to be the means that Venusaur uses the move Earthquake) which can break the platform it’s trying to land on, or cause it to get buried in mud or sand. Since Venusaur is a fully evolved Pokémon (and the final evolution of a Grass-typed Starter Pokémon for that matter), it can use Hyper Beam, Giga Impact and Frenzy Plant.

Behavior

Rarely in the wild, Venusaur usually lead the evolution rituals of Bulbasaur and Ivysaur every year, away from human eyes. A Trainer must be well-experienced when around Venusaur because it is so powerful.

They still have a loyalty streak, though this isn't much seen, since most Venusaur act as the Trainer's bodyguard and are rarely abandoned, if ever. For some unknown reason, possibly from age, Venusaur are very calm and collected Pokémon, even after being caught, similar to Torterra.

Habitat

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

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Venusaur gets most, if not all, of its energy from the flower on its back. The flower engages in photosynthesis, which provides energy for Venusaur. During this time, it remains completely still. Due to this, it prefers sunny areas and is more powerful in the summertime. It is unknown if Venusaur have to eat at all.

In the anime

Major appearances

A Venusaur leading an evolution ceremony for Bulbasaur appeared in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden.

In Grass Hysteria, May got lost in the Forbidden Forest, which was ruled by a Venusaur.

May's Venusaur

May's Bulbasaur had evolved during its absence from the series and showed up in Pruning a Passel of Pals! as a Venusaur.

Spenser's Venusaur

Spenser's Venusaur debuted in Cutting the Ties that Bind. Spenser had Venusaur use Sweet Scent to drive away the furious Beedrill. Venusaur was the second Pokémon that the Palace Maven used in his battle with Ash in Ka Boom with a View. The Seed Pokémon won against Ash's Heracross, but lost to his Swellow.

Other

Drake of the Orange Islands used a Venusaur in his battle against Ash in Enter The Dragonite.

An artist has a Venusaur as a long-time friend, which he used to battle Team Rocket to blast off in The Light Fantastic.

Jeremy used a Venusaur that knew Frenzy Plant in the second half of the Silver Town Pokémon Contest in Weekend Warrior. Jeremy's Venusaur came very close to defeating May's Combusken, but the Young Fowl Pokémon came through and pulled off a come-from-behind victory.

Minor appearances

A giant robot Venusaur was at the amusement park in Island of the Giant Pokémon.

The first time a real Venusaur made an appearance was a cameo in March of the Exeggutor Squad.

A Venusaur was one of the Pokémon seen in a field of flowers in Houndoom's Special Delivery. It tried to use Sleep Powder on Misty's Togepi, but Houndoom blocked the attack, causing itself it fall asleep.

A Venusaur was seen in a Pokémon Center in Moving Pictures.

When Team Rocket was working at the Battle Park in One Trick Phony!, they used a Venusaur in a battle against Ash's Cyndaquil as part of an elaborate plan to capture Ash's Pikachu.

As seen in Numero Uno Articuno, one of the Pokémon Noland offers for challengers to battle is a Venusaur. However, Ash instead chose to battle Articuno.

A Venusaur nicknamed "Bruteroot" (Japanese: バーナード Bernard) was under the ownership of a trainer named Corey in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP051 Venusaur Ash's Pokédex Venusaur, the final form of the Bulbasaur evolution. This Seed Pokémon soaks up the sun's rays, and then stores up energy.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP248 Venusaur Ash's Pokédex Venusaur, the Seed Pokémon. Venusaur uses its large petals to capture sunlight and transform it into energy.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

File:Saur.jpg
Red and Saur.

In Pokémon Adventures, Red has a Venusuar nicknamed Saur he received as a Bulbasaur from Professor Oak in Bulbasaur, Come Home! after witnessing the bond shared between the two while battling a wild Machoke, learning SolarBeam in the process. Bulbasaur evolved into Ivysaur in Wartortle Wars after defeating a wild Primeape, and into Venusaur in The Winged Legends while fighting against the merged version of Zapdos, Moltres, and Articuno along Blue's Charizard and Blasty. With the unussual help of Poli and Pika he was able to defeat Blue's Charizard at the Pokémon League, winning the battle and the tournament. At Boon Island, Saur learned Frenzy Plant from Kimberly.

Shigeru somehow acquired a Venusaur in Pokémon Zensho.

In the TCG

Main article: Venusaur (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Venusaur is one of the Pokémon that can appear from the gate on the rooftop of Silph Co. in the Saffron City stage. Venusaur will occasionally fire Razor Leaves at any character in front of it.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When Venusaur is released from a Poké Ball, it uses the move Frustration to cause an earthquake, similar to Donkey Kong's Down + B attack. Any player caught in this will be sent flying.

Venusaur is also a Pokéfloat. The front half will push itself onto the screen first and play will then begin to move to the right after Snorlax leaves the screen.

Trophy information

Evolving from Ivysaur, this deceptively toxic Pokémon has a huge flower on its back that emits a cloying fragrance: the scent lulls its enemies into a state of calmness. Venusaur's flower synthesizes sunshine into pure energy for its SolarBeam move. Think of Grass-type Pokémon, and Venusaur comes first.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red The plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
Blue
Yellow The flower on its back catches the sun's rays. The sunlight is then absorbed and used for energy.
Stadium Absorbs solar energy as nutrition. When it is catching the sun's rays, it often remains quiet and still.
Generation II
Gold By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun's rays, it fills its body with power.
Silver It is able to convert sunlight into energy. As a result, it is more powerful in the summertime.
Crystal As it warms itself and absorbs the sunlight, its flower petals release a pleasant fragrance.
Stadium 2 By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun's rays, it fills its body with power.
Generation III
Ruby There is a large flower on Venusaur's back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.
Sapphire There is a large flower on Venusaur's back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.
Emerald Venusaur's flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.
FireRed A bewitching aroma wafts from its flower. The fragrance becalms those engaged in a battle.
LeafGreen The plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
Generation IV
Diamond After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
Pearl After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
Platinum After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
HeartGold By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun's rays, it fills its body with power.
SoulSilver It is able to convert sunlight into energy. As a result, it is more powerful in the summertime.
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 Ivysaur
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Ivysaur
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Ivysaur
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Ivysaur
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 3
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Ivysaur
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Defense: 83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 525   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 100.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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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.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

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 003.png Spr 1y 003.png Spr 1g 003.png Spr b g1 003.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 003.png Spr 2s 003.png Spr 2c 003.gif Spr b 2g 003.png
Spr 2g 003 s.png Spr 2s 003 s.png Spr 2c 003 s.gif Spr b 2g 003 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 003.png Spr 3e 003.png Spr 3f 003.png Spr b 3r 003.png
Spr 3r 003 s.png Spr 3e 003 s.png Spr 3f 003 s.png Spr b 3r 003 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 003 m.png Spr 4d 003 m.png Spr 4h 003 m.png Spr b 4d 003 m.png
Spr 4d 003 f.png Spr 4d 003 f.png Spr 4h 003 f.png Spr b 4d 003 f.png
Spr 4d 003 m s.png Spr 4d 003 m s.png Spr 4h 003 m s.png Spr b 4d 003 m s.png
Spr 4d 003 f s.png Spr 4d 003 f s.png Spr 4h 003 f s.png Spr b 4d 003 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 003 m.png Spr 5b 003 m.png Spr b 5b 003 m.png
Spr 5b 003 f.png Spr 5b 003 f.png Spr b 5b 003 f.png
Spr 5b 003 m s.png Spr 5b 003 m s.png Spr b 5b 003 m s.png
Spr 5b 003 f s.png Spr 5b 003 f s.png Spr b 5b 003 f s.png
Venusaur For other sprites and images, please see Venusaur images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Venusaur is the first fully evolved Pokémon in National Dex order.
  • Venusaur have bloodshot eyes in the 3D games. This does not appear anywhere else in the series.
  • Venusaur is the only final form Grass/Poison Pokémon that does not reach this form by use of an evolutionary stone.
  • Venusaur is the exact same size as another Template:Type2 Pokémon, Tropius. Both have a height of 6 feet 7 inches and a weight of 220.5 pounds.
  • Venusaur's number in the National Pokédex and the Fiore Browser is the same: 003. 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.
  • Venusaur is the only Generation I starter Pokémon final evolution with a gender difference.
  • The amount of petals Venusaur has on its flower has been inconsistent over the generations in all forms of media, varying between five and six. Its Generation I and II official artwork show only five petals, but the Generation III and IV artwork show six. In the main series game sprites, Generation I and IV show six, but Generation II and III show five. The anime, console games, and Pokémon Adventures have always depicted it with six.
  • The color of Venusaur has also been very inconsistent over the course of all generations and forms of media, being anywhere from a pale blue color, to a deep green color. While this is most likely an oversight by the developers, some fans argue it could just show that not all Venusaur are the same.

Origin

Venusaur resembles the mammal-like reptile from the Triassic Period, Kannemeyeria, as well as toads, as do its pre-evolutions Bulbasaur and Ivysaur. The flowering plant's origin is unknown but it appears to be a palm tree. The flower itself resembles the parasitic Rafflesia.

Name origin

Venusaur's name is a combination of the words venus and saur, which is Greek for lizard. Its Japanese name is a pun on 不思議な花 fushigi na hana, strange flower.

In other languages

  • German: Bisaflor - Derived from Bisamratte (muskrat) and Flora.
  • French: Florizarre - Comes from a combination of floral and bizarre.
  • Korean: 이상해꽃 Isanghaekkot - "Strange/weird flower".
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 妙蛙花 Miào Wā Huā - "Weird frog flower".
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 奇異花 Qí Yì Huā - "Unusual flower".

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