Venusaur (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Ivysaur
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
#228
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
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.: 208 Battle Exp.: 2081*

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

Biology

Physiology

Venusaur is 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 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, 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 fertile or 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 Impact and Frenzy Plant.

Behavior

Rarely in the wild, Venusaur usually lead the evolution rituals every year, away from human eyes. 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.

Habitat

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

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 the Venusaur. Due to this, it prefers sunny areas. It is unknown if Venusaur have to eat at all.

In the anime

File:VenusaurAnime.jpg
Venusaur in the anime.

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 in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. It was leading an evolution ceremony.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Venusaur named "Brute Root" was captured and also 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 to blast off 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 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 and lost to Ash's Swellow.

May's Bulbasaur had evolved during its absence from the series and showed up in DP078 as a Venusaur.

In the manga

Shigeru somehow acquired a Venusaur in Pokémon Zensho. 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.

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 Template:M2 at any character in front of it.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When Venusaur is released from a Poké Ball, 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.

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 {{{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
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 Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 and Blue)
Evolve from Ivysaur
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)

Base stats

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

Template:DP type effectiveness

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Bug-type moves is 4x.

Learnset

By leveling up

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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,
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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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.png Spr b 2g 003.png
Spr 2g 003 s.png Spr 2s 003 s.png Spr 2c 003 s.png 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

  • For unexplained reasons, Venusaur in the recent 3D games have bloodshot eyes. This is perhaps because they strain too much when they attack or to look more intimidating.
  • The seed on a female Venusaur's back may be a reference to how a Bulbasaur got its bulb. It's said that a seed was planted on Bulbasaur's back.

Origin

Venusaur resembles the dinosaurs of the Triassic period and toads, as do its pre-evolutions Bulbasaur and Ivysaur. Its appearance is based on the Rafflesia flower from the rainforests of Southeast Asia.

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 bizarre.
  • Korean: 이상해꽃 Isanghaekkot - Strange/Weird Flower
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 妙蛙花 Miào Wā Huā ("strange frog flower")
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 奇異花 Qí Yì Huā ("very strange flower")

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