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#002: Ivysaur 002MS
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Bulbasaur
フシギダネ Fushigidane
#001
001Bulbasaur
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Grass Poison
Species
Seed Pokémon
Abilities
Overgrow Chlorophyll
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#001
Johto
#231
Hoenn
#203
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-001
Oblivia
R-014 N-004
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
Body08
Footprint
 F001 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Grass groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*

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.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Bulbasaur is a quadruped, reptilian creature that somewhat resembles a toad or a young dinosaur with a spotted blue-green hide. It has three white toes or claws growing out of its four legs, and its eyes are a bright red. The most notable feature of this Pokémon is the onion-like bulb on its back, which grows from a seed planted on its back by its mother at birth. Unlike the parasitic tochukaso mushrooms growing on the back of Paras, which eventually take over its body as it evolves into Parasect, Bulbasaur's bulb shares a symbiotic relationship that is beneficial for both. This allows Bulbasaur to get an enhanced boost of energy from the sun during the day and the bulb to remain growing and strong at night. The bulb also contains many seeds from which it draws nutrients.

Though they usually walk on four legs, a Bulbasaur can rise up on its hind legs. When it evolves into Ivysaur, the bulb becomes a larger flower bud, making it nearly impossible for one to rise on its hind legs.

Gender differencesEdit

None.

Special abilitiesEdit

Bulbasaur have 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, Petal Dance, Leaf Storm, Power Whip, Bullet Seed, Seed Bomb, Sweet Scent, PoisonPowder, and Sleep Powder, Bulbasaur have quite an arsenal at their disposal.

The bulb can absorb sunlight, allowing Bulbasaur to restore health with Synthesis or fire off a powerful SolarBeam.

BehaviorEdit

Most Bulbasaur are domesticated Pokémon, raised by breeders to be distributed as starter Pokémon in the Kanto region. Due to this, they are regarded as mostly well-behaved Pokémon.

Bulbasaur tend to have a strong loyalty to their friends and Trainers. Once annually in Kanto, large groups of Bulbasaur gather in a hidden garden to become Ivysaur. It is unknown whether or not this is the case in other regions.

Bulbasaur can sometimes be found lying in the sun during the day to photosynthesize energy when food is scarce.

When a baby Pokémon, such as Togepi or a newly hatched Bulbasaur, is crying and all other methods of calming down the baby fail, Bulbasaur may use its vines to perform its Bulba-by, where it rocks the baby back and forth in the air and sings to it. This has only been recorded once by humans, making it seem that some people do not even believe that this behavior is real.

HabitatEdit

Grassland

Grassland Pokémon

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. It is native to Kanto.

DietEdit

Much like most Pokémon, Bulbasaur appears to be an omnivore. 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.

Game dataEdit

Pokédex entriesEdit

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
There is a plant seed on its back right from the day this Pokémon is born. The seed slowly grows larger.
Generation II
Johto
The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locationsEdit

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Generation II
Johto
None Trade

StatsEdit

Base statsEdit

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 statsEdit

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectivenessEdit

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

LearnsetEdit

By leveling upEdit

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 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 03535 100100% 15
1313 PoisonPowder 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
2121 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2525 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
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 V
  • 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/HMEdit

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 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 breedingEdit

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
079MS080MS199MS143MS Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
079MS080MS199MS Curse Ghost Status —% 10
043MS044MS045MS182MS187MS188MS
189MS191MS192MS
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
191MS192MS GrassWhistle Grass Status 55% 15
114MS465MS191MS192MS Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
071MS103MS182MS192MS Leaf Storm Grass Special 140 90% 5
152MS153MS154MS182MS Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
003MS043MS044MS045MS182MS154MS
192MS
Petal Dance Grass Special 120 100% 10
108MS463MS114MS465MS Power Whip Grass Physical 120 85% 10
007MS008MS009MS Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bulbasaur in Generation V
  • 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 tutoringEdit

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Grass Pledge Grass Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • A black 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

EvolutionEdit

001
Unevolved
Bulbasaur
 Grass  Poison 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 16


002
First evolution
Ivysaur
 Grass  Poison 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 32


003
Second evolution
Venusaur
 Grass  Poison 


Starter Pokémon
Kanto
001MS
Bulbasaur
004MS
Charmander
007MS
Squirtle
025MS
Pikachu
133MS
Eevee
Johto
152MS
Chikorita
155MS
Cyndaquil
158MS
Totodile
MS #:
Pokémon
#002: Ivysaur 002MS

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