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Ivysaur (Pokémon)

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Bulbasaur #001: Bulbasaur
Pokémon
#003: Venusaur Venusaur
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Ivysaur (disambiguation).
Ivysaur
Seed Pokémon
フシギソウ
Fushigisou
#002
Ivysaur

Ivysaur

Ivysaur

Ivysaur
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 Ivysaur

Mega Ivysaur 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
3'03″ 1.0 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
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Weight
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#002
Kanto
#232
Johto
#204
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#081
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-002
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-015/N-005
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
141
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
1
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
F002.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Ivysaur is a dinosaur-like, quadruped Pokémon. It has blue-green skin with darker patches. Two pointed teeth protrude from its upper jaw, and it has narrow red to purple eyes. Each of its feet have three claws on them. The bulb on its back has bloomed into a large pink bud supported by a short brown trunk surrounded by leafy green fronds. The weight of this bud prevents Ivysaur from standing on its hind legs and forces its legs to grow sturdy. When its plant is ready to bloom, it gives off a distinct, strong sweet-smelling aroma and starts swelling. Ivysaur will also start spending more time in sunlight in preparation for its upcoming evolution. Exposure to sunlight adds to the strength of both Ivysaur and its plant. Ivysaur's natural habitat is plains. However, it is rare, as many are in captivity.

In the anime

Ivysaur in the anime

Major appearances

In Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden, numerous Bulbasaur were seen evolving into Ivysaur, during which Ash's Bulbasaur decided it was too early to evolve.

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

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 Judgment Day.

Minor appearances

Ivysaur first appeared in A Chansey Operation, where it was one of the injured Pokémon brought to the clinic.

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

Ivysaur was among the numerous Pokémon who moved closer to the sea as it sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III in the second movie, The Power of One.

Multiple Ivysaur appeared in the intro of Destiny Deoxys.

May's Bulbasaur evolved into an Ivysaur sometime after The Right Place and the Right Mime, which further evolved into a Venusaur prior to Pruning a Passel of Pals!.

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

An Ivysaur owned by an unnamed Coordinator appeared in Playing the Performance Encore!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP051 Ivysaur Ash's Pokédex The Seed Pokémon, Ivysaur, Bulbasaur's evolved form. The bulb on its back absorbs nourishment and blooms into a large flower.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In I'm Your Venusaur, Ash's Bulbasaur and Pikachu befriend a wild Ivysaur who tells them the legend of a 300-year-old Venusaur, who is the local guardian. Together they search for the Venusaur and defeat Team Rocket, who attempted to steal it.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Saur

In Pokémon Adventures, Red had an Ivysaur named Saur that evolved from his Bulbasaur upon his arrival at Celadon City in Wartortle Wars. It evolved into Venusaur during a battle with the legendary bird hybrid at Silph Co.

Emerald rented an Ivysaur during his Battle Factory challenge.

In the TCG

Main article: Ivysaur (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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

Ivysaur is a playable Pokémon used by the 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 the 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 Grass-type attacks. It uses SolarBeam in the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Bullet Seed

Razor Leaf

Vine Whip

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(SolarBeam)

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Trophy Information

"A Seed Pokémon that is the evolved form of Bulbasaur. It has a flower bulb on its back, the weight of which has made it develop strong legs and hips. If the blossom gets too big, it can't stand on two legs alone. At a certain level, it evolves into Venusaur. When this happens, the bulb absorbs nutrients and blossoms into a large-petaled flower."


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
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
Platinum
HeartGold Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger.
SoulSilver If the bud on its back starts to smell sweet, it is evidence that the large flower will soon bloom.
Generation V
Black When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.
White
Black 2 When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.
White 2
Generation VI
X There is a plant bulb on its back. When it absorbs nutrients, the bulb is said to blossom into a large flower.
Y When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Bulbasaur
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Bulbasaur
Yellow
Evolve Bulbasaur
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule
Crystal
Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Bulbasaur
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Bulbasaur
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Grass)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Bulbasaur
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
Kisara Plains
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Hinder Cape
Forest Temple
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Everspring Valley

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
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
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
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
2020 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
2323 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
3636 Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
3939 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4444 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Ivysaur obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • 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 Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • 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 Ivysaur 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 Ivysaur in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • 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 Ivysaur can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Ivysaur cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
001 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin002.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani002.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP002.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My big flower is ready to bloom!
26%-50% HP My HP is down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm ready to keel over...
Level up My level went up! The bud is getting bigger, too!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up My level went up! The bud is getting bigger, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP002.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cross fm.png
(Cross ×1)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 36 Max. exp.: 50
Browser entry  
Ivysaur's powerful vines can be used to lasso a Post and cross a gap.
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 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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
003Venusaur.png
Second evolution
Venusaur
 Grass  Poison 

Sprites

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

Trivia

  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Ivysaur is the only Pokémon that Pokémon Trainer uses that does not use an HM move. Squirtle uses Waterfall, while Charizard uses Rock Smash and Fly.
    • Additionally, Ivysaur is the only playable quadrupedal character in the Super Smash Bros. series (although both Pikachu and Pichu will be on four legs when running).
  • Ivysaur's numbers in the National Pokédex and the Fiore Browser are the same: 002.
  • Ivysaur is the only second stage Grass/Poison Pokémon that does not require an evolutionary stone to reach its final form.
  • Ivysaur is the only second stage form of the Kanto starter Pokémon to not be directly seen under the ownership of a main character in the anime. May owns a Venusaur that she evolved from a Bulbasaur, but it was never seen onscreen as an Ivysaur.
  • Ivysaur is the only second stage dual-type Grass-type starter Pokémon.
  • Ivysaur is the only second stage form of Generation I starter Pokémon that evolves at level 32. Charmeleon and Wartortle evolve at level 36.
  • Due to the censor that prevents Pokémon with offensive nicknames being traded on the GTS, an English language Ivysaur cannot be traded on the GTS without a nickname in Pokémon Black and White.
  • Ivysaur shares its species name with Bulbasaur, Venusaur, and Sunkern. They are all known as the Seed Pokémon.

Origin

Ivysaur 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), Ivysaur 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, Ivysaur'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. Unlike Bulbasaur, Ivysaur's "ears" do have hollows indicating that they are in fact ears and not glands, as seen in many species of frogs and toads.

The bulb on its back now resembles the bud of a genus of parasitic flowering plants known as Rafflesia.

Name origin

Ivysaur is a combination of the words ivy (woody climbing or trailing plant genus) and the Greek saur (lizard).

Fushigisou can be taken to mean "it seems strange" or 不思議 草 fushigi sou (strange grass).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フシギソウ Fushigisou Mysterious grass/It seems strange
France Flag.png French Herbizarre From herbe and bizarre; also sounds like air bizarre, "strange look"
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ivysaur Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bisaknosp From Bisamratte and Knospe
Italy Flag.png Italian Ivysaur Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이상해풀 Isanghaepul From 이상하다 isanghada and pul


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