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Bulbasaur (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#002: Ivysaur Ivysaur
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Bulbasaur (disambiguation).
Bulbasaur
Seed Pokémon
フシギダネ
Fushigidane
#001
Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Chlorophyll
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Bulbasaur

Mega Bulbasaur Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
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
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
15.2 lbs. 6.9 kg
{{{forme1}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#001
Kanto
#231
Johto
#203
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#080
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-001
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-014/N-004
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
64
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F001.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 of Kanto available at the beginning of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen.

Biology

Bulbasaur is a small, quadruped Pokémon with green or bluish-green skin and dark patches. Its thick legs each end with three sharp claws. Its eyes have red irises, while the sclera and pupils are white. Bulbasaur has a pair of small, pointed teeth visible when its mouth is open. It has a bulb on its back, 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

Bulbasaur in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Bulbasaur

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. 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

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.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

A Bulbasaur is set to appear in XY039, under the ownership of Shauna.

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.

Multiple Bulbasaur appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

A Bulbasaur also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash and The Breeding Center Secret.

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 appeared in the opening of Jirachi: Wish Maker.

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 The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

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

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 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.

In the manga

Bulbasaur in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

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 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: 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

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.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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

In the TCG

Main article: Bulbasaur (TCG)

In the TFG

One Bulbasaur figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl

Bulbasaur trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Bulbasaur appears as a random trophy.

Melee 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.

Brawl trophy information

"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

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
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.

Game locations

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

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 Normal Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

In events

Games Event Language 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
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur Japanese hide 5 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur English hide 5 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur French hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur German hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur Italian hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Bulbasaur Spanish hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards

Pokémon Global Link promotions

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

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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 04545 100100% 25
1313 Poison Powder 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
2323 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2525 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
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 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

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 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 —}}—% 20
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlowpokeSlowbroSnorlax Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
CottoneeTyruntTyrantrum Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra
FerroseedFerrothornPhantumpTrevenantBergmiteAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
ShieldonBastiodon Endure Normal Status —% 10
OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowth
HoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraTreecko
ShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivy
ServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
SunkernSunfloraRoseliaSnoverAbomasnow Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15
OddishGloomTangelaTangrowthRoserade Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
TangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraRoseliaCacnea
CacturneCarnivineSnoverAbomasnowMaractusFoongus
AmoongussFerroseedFerrothornPhantumpTrevenant
Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
VictreebelExeggutorBellossomSunfloraGrovyleSceptile
ShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivy
ServineSerperior
Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoseliaRoserade
TropiusCherubiCherrim
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleafAmaura
Aurorus
Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
VenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeMeganiumSunflora
RoseliaCherrimMaractus
Petal Dance Grass Special 120 100% 10
LickitungLickilickyTangelaTangrowthCarnivineFerrothorn Power Whip Grass Physical 120 85% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
Mudkip Sludge* Poison Special 65 100% 20
  • 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

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
  • 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

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.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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

001Bulbasaur.png
Unevolved
Bulbasaur
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
002Ivysaur.png
First evolution
Ivysaur
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 32
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Second evolution
Venusaur
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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.gif Spr b 2g 001.png
Spr 2g 001 s.png Spr 2s 001 s.png Spr 2c 001 s.gif Spr b 2g 001 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 001.png Spr 3e 001.gif Spr 3f 001.png Spr b 3r 001.png
Spr 3r 001 s.png Spr 3e 001 s.gif 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
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Other sprites

Spr b 2c 001 s.png Spr b 3f 001.pngSpr b 3f 001 s.png Spr b 4p 001.png Spr b 4p 001 s.png
Crystal Shiny back FireRed/LeafGreen back Platinum/HeartGold/
SoulSilver back
Platinum/HeartGold/
SoulSilver Shiny back

Trivia

$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 species name 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 or Monster 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

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 than amphibians like 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

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

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フシギダネ Fushigidane Mysterious bulb/Isn't it strange?
France Flag.png French Bulbizarre From bulbe and bizarre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bulbasaur Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bisasam From Bisamratte and Samen
Italy Flag.png Italian Bulbasaur Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이상해씨 Isanghaessi From 이상하다 isanghada and ssi


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