Venusaur (Pokémon)

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フシギバナ Fushigibana
Artwork from FR/LG
Grass Poison
Seed Pokémon
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
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Regional Browser numbers
2 m
220.5 lbs.
100.0 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Monster and
Plant groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 208 Battle Exp.: 2081*

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

Venusaur 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.

Venusaur evolves from Ivysaur starting at Level 32.

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



They are considerably larger and heavier than both of its pre-evolution cousins, and as such it moves slower than the two. However, its special attacks are faster than ever, as the plant on its back has now reached its final stage and flowered. 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. It also has an incredible leap for such a heavy pokémon, and its able to dodge attacks and jump across close rock formations. Its only downside is that its weight causes a small quake as it lands, which can break the platform its trying to land on, or cause it to get buried in mud or sand.

Gender differences

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

Special abilities

As with its pre-evolutions, most of Venusaur's attacks are involved with the plant on its back; but the attacks are clearly stronger than those from Bulbasaur and Ivysaur. Venusaur is also capable of causing Earthquakes. 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 Attack and Frenzy Plant.


Rarely in the wild, Venusaur usually lead the evolution rituals every year, away from human eyes. They are very rare in the wild, and a trainer needs to be well-experienced when around Venusaur.

They still have a loyalty streak, though this isn't much seen, since most Venusaur act as the trainer's bodyguard and is rarely abandoned, if ever. For some unknown reason, possibly of age, Venusaur are very solitary, even after being caught.


Venusaur's natural habitat seems to consist of plains with access to large amounts of sunshine and fresh water.


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

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In the anime

The first time a real Venusaur made an appearance was in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. It was leading an evolution ceremony.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Venusaur named "Brute Root" was captured and cloned by Mewtwo.

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 in The Light Fantastic.

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

When Team Rocket was working at a Pokémon 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.

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

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.

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.

Spenser's Venusaur debuted in Cutting the Ties that Bind. Spencer had Venusuar use Sweet Scent to drive away the angry 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 defeated Ash's Heracross and lost to Ash's Swellow.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, one of Red's main Pokémon is a Venusaur, which is the evolved form of the Bulbasaur he received from Professor Oak.

Shigeru somehow acquired a Venusaur in Pokémon Zensho.

In the TCG

Five Venusaur cards have been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Brothers Melee

When Venusaur is released from a Pokéball, it causes 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.

Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex
Pokémon Red and Blue The plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
Pokémon LeafGreen
Pokémon Pinball
Pokémon Trading Card Game Base Set
Base Set 2
Legendary Collection
Pokémon Yellow The flower on its back catches the sun's rays. The sunlight is then absorbed and used for energy.
Pokémon Stadium Absorbs solar energy as nutrition. When it is catching the sun's rays, it often remains quiet and still.
Pokémon Gold By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun's rays, it fills its body with power.
Pokémon Stadium 2
Pokémon Silver It is able to convert sunlight into energy. As a result, it is more powerful in the summertime.
Pokémon Crystal As it warms itself and absorbs the sunlight, its flower petals release a pleasant fragrance.
Pokémon Ruby and 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon FireRed A bewitching aroma wafts from its flower. The fragrance becalms those engaged in a battle.

Game locations

G Game Rarity Location
I Pokémon Red and Blue None Evolve Ivysaur
Pokémon Yellow None Evolve Ivysaur
II Pokémon Gold and Silver None Trade from Generation I
Pokémon Crystal None Trade from Generation I
III Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire None Trade
Pokémon Emerald None Trade
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen None Evolve Ivysaur
Pokémon Colosseum None Trade
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness None Trade
IV Pokémon Diamond and Pearl None Transfer from Generation III

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei Secret Storage 3
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Ivysaur
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
140 - 187 270 - 364
78 - 147 152 - 289
79 - 148 153 - 291
94 - 167 184 - 328
94 - 167 184 - 328
76 - 145 148 - 284
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 100.

Type effectiveness

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


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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Previous Tackle
Leech Seed
Vine Whip
Razor Leaf
Leech Seed
Vine Whip
Sleep Powder
Razor Leaf
Sweet Scent
Leech Seed
Vine Whip
Sleep Powder
Razor Leaf
Sweet Scent
Leech Seed
Vine Whip
Sleep Powder
Take Down
Razor Leaf
Sweet Scent
Double Edge
32       Petal Dance
39       Worry Seed
41   Growth Growth  
43 Growth      
45       Synthesis
53   Synthesis Synthesis Solarbeam
55 Sleep Powder      
65 Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam  


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
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
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
TM26 Earthquake Earthquake
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
TM68 Giga Impact
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

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald Only:

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Only:


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Venusaur remembles the dinosaurs of the Triassic period, as do its pre-evolutions Bulbasaur and Ivysaur.

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 - Derives from Bisamratte (musk rat) and Flora.
  • French: Florizarre - Comes from a combination of floral and bizzare.
  • Korean: 이상해꽃 Isanghaekkoch
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 妙蛙花 Mìao Wa Hua
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 奇異花 Qí Yì Hua

External links

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