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In the anime series, both [[Ash Ketchum]] and [[May (anime)|May]] have captured Bulbasaur. [[Ash's Bulbasaur]] is currently staying at [[Professor Oak]]'s lab, where it works as an ambassador between otherwise argumentative groups of Pokémon. In ''[[AG133|The Right Place and the Right Mime]]'', May left [[May's Bulbasaur|her Bulbasaur]] at Professor Oak's lab to learn from Ash's while she and Ash's group travelled throughout the [[Battle Frontier]] in [[Kanto]].
 
In the anime series, both [[Ash Ketchum]] and [[May (anime)|May]] have captured Bulbasaur. [[Ash's Bulbasaur]] is currently staying at [[Professor Oak]]'s lab, where it works as an ambassador between otherwise argumentative groups of Pokémon. In ''[[AG133|The Right Place and the Right Mime]]'', May left [[May's Bulbasaur|her Bulbasaur]] at Professor Oak's lab to learn from Ash's while she and Ash's group travelled throughout the [[Battle Frontier]] in [[Kanto]].
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A Bulbasaur that used to belong to the [[Mayor of Trovitopolis]] appeared in [[EP102|''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, while searching for his missing Bulbasaur, found the abandoned Bulbasaur. After defeating the arrogant mayor and his personal SWAT team, Ash and company left the Bulbasaur with [[Nurse Joy]].
   
 
In ''[[H014|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 Sketchit|Tracey]], [[Delia Ketchum|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 {{p|Primeape}}. In the end, Bulbasaur was the one that Gilbert decided to start with.
 
In ''[[H014|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 Sketchit|Tracey]], [[Delia Ketchum|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 {{p|Primeape}}. In the end, Bulbasaur was the one that Gilbert decided to start with.

Revision as of 20:17, 16 April 2007

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Arceus
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Ivysaur 000
Bulbasaur
フシギダネ Fushigidane
#001
001Bulbasaur.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Seed Pokémon
Ability
Overgrow
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#001
Johto
#226
Hoenn
#203
Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F001.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Monster and
Plant groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*

Bulbasaur (Japanese: フシギダネ Fushigidane) is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon. Along with Charmander and Squirtle, it is one of three starter Pokémon the player receives at the beginning of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Green, Pokémon Blue, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, and is the first Pokémon numerically in the Kanto and National Dexes, as well as the Browser.

Bulbasaur comes with the Ability Overgrow, which increases the power of Grass-type attacks by 50% once the Pokémon has less than one-third of its maximum HP.

Bulbasaur evolves via level, into Ivysaur starting at Level 16, then into Venusaur starting at Level 32. It is interesting to note that Bulbasaur is the only one of the original starters to become its third form at twice the experience level of its second form, while both Charmander and Squirtle become their final forms at Level 36 instead. It is also interesting to note that, while many of the starter Pokémon recieve additional types upon evolution, Bulbasaur is the only one among them to have two types in its basic form.

Biology

Physiology

Bulbasaur is a reptilian creature resembling a toad or dinosaur. Its most notable feature, though, is the bulb on its back, which is said to grow from a seed planted on its back when it is born. It could perhaps be distantly related to two other Grass-type starters, Chikorita and Turtwig, but Bulbasaur seems to only be closely related to its evolutions.

Bulbasaur usually walk around on four legs, but in this stage they also have the ability to rise up on their hind legs.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Bulbasaur has 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 and Sweet Scent, Bulbasaur have quite an arsenal at their disposal thanks to the bulb.

The bulb also absorbs sunlight. This is extremely useful, since the sunlight can be turned into health through Synthesis or launched at the opponent as a powerful Solarbeam.

Behavior

Bulbasaur are scarce in the wild, though they do gather in secret places for evolution rituals. Most are domestic Pokémon, raised to be distributed as starters by Professor Oak. As such, they are regarded as well-behaved Pokémon They are often considered the easiest Pokémon to start with, since they are strong and not likely to misbehave, and also have a type-advantage over the first two Kanto Gym Leaders.

They can often have a strong loyalty streak. In The Mystery Menace, a Bulbasaur was abandoned by its trainer in the sewers, where it lived for many years. When it finally returned to the surface, it was not upset about being abandoned by its trainer. In fact, it was simply glad to see him again.

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.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Much like most pokémon, Bulbasaur appears to be an omnivoire. 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

In the anime series, both Ash Ketchum and May have captured Bulbasaur. Ash's Bulbasaur is currently staying at Professor Oak's lab, where it works as an ambassador between otherwise argumentative groups of Pokémon. In The Right Place and the Right Mime, May left her Bulbasaur at Professor Oak's lab to learn from Ash's while she and Ash's group travelled throughout the Battle Frontier in Kanto.

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, while searching for his missing Bulbasaur, found the abandoned Bulbasaur. After defeating the arrogant mayor and his personal SWAT team, Ash and company left the Bulbasaur 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.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Red received a Bulbasaur from Professor Oak after helping capture all the Pokémon he accidentally set free. Bulbasaur has since evolved into Ivysaur, and then to Venusaur.

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

Ash's Bulbasaur is shown in several chapters of the Electric Tale of Pikachu.

In the TCG

Six Bulbasaur cards have been released.

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 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.
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 {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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 Recieved from a girl in Cerulean City if Pikachu's happiness is high enough
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
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
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
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 Stadium Gym Leader Castle
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Trozei Phobos Train
Endless level 16
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (1F-5F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
49
48 - 111 92 - 216
49
48 - 111 92 - 216
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
318
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 65.

Type effectiveness

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In Generation I, the effectiveness of Bug-type moves is 400.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Tackle
Growl
Tackle Tackle Tackle
3       Growl
4   Growl Growl  
7 Leech Seed Leech Seed Leech Seed Leech Seed
9       Vine Whip
10   Vine Whip Vine Whip  
13 Vine Whip     Poisonpowder
Sleep Powder
15   Poisonpowder
Sleep Powder
Poisonpowder
Sleep Powder
Take Down
19       Razor Leaf
20 Poisonpowder Razor Leaf Razor Leaf  
21       Sweet Scent
25   Sweet Scent Sweet Scent Growth
27       Double Edge
28 Razor Leaf      
31       Worry Seed
32   Growth Growth  
33       Synthesis
34 Growth      
37       Seed Bomb
39   Synthesis Synthesis  
41 Sleep Powder      
46   Solarbeam Solarbeam  
48 Solarbeam      

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02   Headbutt    
TM03 Swords Dance Curse    
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Body Slam      
TM09 Take Down   Bullet Seed Bullet Seed
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11   Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12   Sweet Scent    
TM13   Snore    
TM17   Protect Protect Protect
TM19   Giga Drain Giga Drain Giga Drain
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21 Mega Drain Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM22 Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam
TM27   Return Return Return
TM31 Mimic Mud-Slap    
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect      
TM34 Bide Swagger    
TM35   Sleep Talk    
TM36     Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb
TM40   Defense Curl    
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43     Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM49   Fury Cutter    
TM50 Substitute      
TM53       Energy Ball
TM58       Endure
TM70       Flash
TM75       Swords Dance
TM78       Captivate
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM86       Grass Knot
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
HM01 Cut Cut Cut Cut
HM04 Strength Strength
HM05 Flash Flash
HM06 Rock Smash Rock Smash

By breeding

In Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Crystal:

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl:

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald Only:

Evolution

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Trivia

Origin

Bulbasaur appears to be similar to a dinosaur, and may be based on one. The saur in its English name supports this, since dinosaur names often have saur suffixed.

Name origin

Bulbasaur's name is a combination of the words bulb and saur, which is Greek for lizard. Its Japanese name literally means it's strange, isn't it?, and is a pun on, 不思議種 fushigidane, strange seed.

In other languages

  • German: Bisasam - Derives from Bisamratte (musk rat) and Samen (seed).
  • French: Bulbizarre - A combination of bulb and bizarre, reflected by the Japanese name, a pun on "Isn't it strange?".
  • Portuguese: Bulbassauro
  • Korean: 이상해씨 Isanghaessi - Translates to Strange Seed
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 妙蛙種子 Mìao Wa Chóng Zí
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 奇異種子 Qí Yì Chóng Zí

Related articles

External links

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