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Grass
Poison
Bulbasaur
フシギダネ Fushigidane
001.png
001Bulbasaur.png
Seed Pokémon
Pokédex
National
Marshadow
001
Ivysaur
Johto
231
Hoenn
203
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
CT 080
Alola
Ability Gender
Overgrow
Chlorophyll (Hidden)
12.5% ♀
87.5% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Green Monster
Grass
Weight Height
25.2 lbs. 6.9 kg 2'00" 0.7 m
Body style Footprint
Body08.png F001.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
45 49 49
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
65 65 45
Total
318

Bulbasaur (pronunciation: BUHLB-uh-sawr) is a dual-type Grass/Poison-type Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region. It evolves into Ivysaur at level 16, then into Venusaur at level 32.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur's Red, Blue, & Green artwork

Known as the Seed Pokémon, Bulbasaur resembles a small, squatting dinosaur that walks on four legs and has a large plant bulb on its back that is able to shoot seeds out of. It also has large red eyes and has very sharp teeth. Its skin is a light turquoise color with dark green spots. It has three nails on all its four legs. Its most notable feature, however, is the aforementioned bulb on its back, which as the Pokédex states, was planted on it at birth.

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.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

As Bulbasaur is a starter Pokémon, it is hard to locate, however, it could be found near streams.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur is 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.

Special abilities[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaurs have "bulbs" on their backs that grow steadily larger as the Bulbasaur matures. This bulb contains a seed which uses photosynthesis to supply Bulbasaur with energy. Its bulb is also used to store the energy which the seed absorbs, which can be used when it is necessary. It is assumed that when a Bulbasaur collects enough energy in its bulb, it will evolve into an Ivysaur.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

In the anime[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur's debut in the anime was in the first episode, Pokémon - I Choose You, where it can be seen on Ash Ketchum's television in his room and his dream about which starter Pokémon he will select the next day.

Ash's Bulbasaur[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ash's Bulbasaur

May's Bulbasaur[edit | edit source]

Main article: May's Venusaur

In the manga[edit | edit source]

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Red chose Bulbasaur, which he nicknamed Saur, as his Starter Pokémon.

Game info[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur is a starter in Pokémon Red and Blue, Pocket Monsters Green, and, more recently, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. In Pokémon Yellow, which is based upon the anime series, Bulbasaur is received as a gift in Cerulean City from a girl in the house next to the Pokémon Center. In the following games, Bulbasaur can be received via Trading.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Main Game Locations[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Location
Red/Blue Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Yellow Received from a girl in Cerulean City if Pikachu's Happiness is high enough
Gold/Silver Time Capsule
Crystal Time Capsule
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade
Emerald Trade
FireRed/ LeafGreen Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Diamond/ Pearl Pal Park
Platinum Pal Park
HeartGold/SoulSilver Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Black/White Poké Transfer or Dream World
Black 2/White 2 Poké Transfer
X/Y Received as a gift from Professor Sycamore after battling him
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Trade from X and Y
Sun/Moon Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Route 2 through Island Scan (Fridays)

Spin-off game locations[edit | edit source]

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap River
Cave (Ditto in disguise)
Pokémon Channel Bus Stop
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Train
Endless level 16
Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Starter Pokémon
Joyous Tower (1F-5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Starter Pokémon
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F),
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Dolce Island, Hinder Cape (Present)
Forest Temple (Past)
Pokémon Battle Trozei Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 1
Pokémon Shuffle Puerto Blanco: Stage 2


Pokédex entries[edit | edit source]

Red A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon. 
Blue 
LeafGreen 
X
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.
Gold The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows. 
Stadium 2 
HeartGold
Silver It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger. 
SoulSilver
Crystal While it is young, it uses the nutrients that are stored in the seeds on its back in order to grow.
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 
Emerald 
Omega Ruby 
Alpha Sapphire
FireRed There is a plant seed on its back right from the day this Pokémon is born. The seed slowly grows larger.
Diamond For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back. 
Pearl 
Platinum 
Black 
White 
Black 2 
White 2 
Y

PokéPark Data[edit | edit source]

Park Bulbasaur.png
Bulbasaur
P-030
Skill Game:
None
Attraction(s):
Bulbasaur's Daring Dash
Score to Beat:
00:10.80

Learnset[edit | edit source]

Generation I[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation I

Generation II[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation II

Generation III[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation V

Generation VI[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation VI

Generation VII[edit | edit source]

By leveling up[edit | edit source]

Generation VII Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type
1 [[Tackle]] 40 100% 35 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

3 [[Growl]] - 100% 40 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

7 [[Leech Seed]] - 90% 10 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

9 [[Vine Whip]] 45 100% 25 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

13 [[Poison Powder]] - 75% 35 [[Poison Pokémon|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

13 [[Sleep Powder]] - 75% 15 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

15 [[Take Down]] 90 85% 20 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

19 [[Razor Leaf]] 55 95% 25 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

21 [[Sweet Scent]] - 100% 20 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

25 [[Growth]] - 100% 40 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

27 [[Double-Edge]] 120 100% 15 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

31 [[Worry Seed]] - 100% 10 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

33 [[Synthesis]] - -% 5 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

37 [[Seed Bomb]] 80 100% 15 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM[edit | edit source]

Generation VII TM
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type
TM01 [[Work Up]] - -% 30 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM06 [[Toxic]] - 90% 10 [[Poison Pokémon|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM09 [[Venoshock]] 65 100% 10 [[Poison Pokémon|Poison]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

TM10 [[Hidden Power]] 60 100% 15 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

TM11 [[Sunny Day]] - -% 5 [[Fire Pokémon|Fire]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM16 [[Light Screen]] - -% 30 [[Psychic Pokémon|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM17 [[Protect]] - -% 10 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM20 [[Safeguard]] - -% 25 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM21 [[Frustration]] - 100% 20 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

TM22 [[Solar Beam]] 120 100% 10 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

TM27 [[Return]] - 100% 20 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

TM32 [[Double Team]] - -% 15 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM36 [[Sludge Bomb]] 90 100% 10 [[Poison Pokémon|Poison]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

TM42 [[Facade]] 70 100% 20 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

TM44 [[Rest]] - -% 10 [[Psychic Pokémon|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM45 [[Attract]] - 100% 15 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM48 [[Round]] 60 100% 15 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

TM49 [[Echoed Voice]] 40 100% 15 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

TM53 [[Energy Ball]] 90 100% 10 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

TM75 [[Swords Dance]] - -% 20 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM86 [[Grass Knot]] - 100% 20 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

TM87 [[Swagger]] - 85% 15 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM88 [[Sleep Talk]] - -% 10 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM90 [[Substitute]] - -% 10 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM96 [[Nature Power]] 90 100% 10 [[Normal Pokémon|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

TM100 [[Confide]] 90 100% 10 [[Grass Pokémon|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding[edit | edit source]

Breeding
Father Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
079.png080.png • 143.png Amnesia - -% 20 Psychic Status
546.png • 696.png697.png Charm - 100% 20 Fairy Status
079.png080.png199.png • 387.png388.png389.png • 597.png598.png • 708.png709.png • 712.png713.png Curse - -% 10 Ghost Status
410.png411.png • 776.png Endure - -% 10 Normal Status
043.png044.png • 046.png047.png • 114.png465.png • 187.png188.png189.png • 191.png192.png • 252.png • 285.png • 315.png • 387.png388.png389.png • 495.png496.png497.png • 546.png • 556.png • 590.png591.png • 755.png756.png Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
191.png192.png • 315.png • 459.png460.png Grass Whistle - 55% 15 Grass Status
043.png044.png • 114.png465.png • 407.png • 764.png Grassy Terrain - -% 10 Grass Status
114.png465.png • 191.png192.png • 315.png • 331.png332.png • 455.png • 459.png460.png • 556.png • 590.png591.png • 597.png598.png • 708.png114.png • 753.png754.png • 755.png756.png Ingrain - -% 20 Grass Status
071.png • 103.png103 Alola.png • 182.png • 192.png • 253.png254.png • 275.png • 357.png • 387.png388.png389.png • 495.png496.png497.png Leaf Storm 130 90% 5 Grass Special
152.png153.png154.png • 191.png • 315.png407.png • 357.png • 420.png421.png • 764.png Magical Leaf 60 -% 20 Grass Special
270.png271.png272.png • 273.png274.png • 698.png699.png Nature Power - -% 20 Normal Status
003.png • 043.png044.png045.png • 154.png • 192.png • 315.png • 421.png • 556.png • 764.png Petal Dance 120 100% 10 Grass Special
108.png • 114.png465.png • 455.png • 598.png Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical
007.png008.png009.png • 713.png Skull Bash 130 100% 10 Normal Physical
258.png Sludge* - -% 20 Poison Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By tutoring[edit | edit source]

Sprites[edit | edit source]

I Red (JP) Green (JP) Red Blue Yellow Back
Bulbasaur RG.png Bulbasaur RB.png Bulbasaur Yellow.png Bulbasaur gen1 back.png
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Bulbasaur Gold.png
Bulbasaur Gold shiny.png
Bulbasaur Silver.png
Bulbasaur Silver shiny.png
Bulbasaur Crystal.gif
Bulbasaur Crystal shiny.gif
Bulbasaur gen2 back.png
Bulbasaur gen2 back shiny.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Bulbasaur RS.png
Bulbasaur RS shiny.png
Bulbasaur Emerald.gif
Bulbasaur Emerald shiny.gif
Bulbasaur FRLG.png
Bulbasaur FRLG shiny.png
Bulbasaur gen3 back.png
Bulbasaur gen3 back shiny.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Bulbasaur DPP.gif
Bulbasaur DPP shiny.gif
Bulbasaur HGSS.gif
Bulbasaur HGSS shiny.gif
Bulbasaur gen4 back.png
Bulbasaur gen4 back shiny.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Bulbasaur BW.gif
Bulbasaur BW shiny.gif
Bulbasaur gen5 back.gif
Bulbasaur gen5 back shiny.gif
VI X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Bulbasaur XY.gif
Bulbasaur XY shiny.gif
Bulbasaur gen6 back.gif
Bulbasaur gen6 back shiny.gif

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Origins[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur's appearance is based upon a small dinosaur with a plant growing off its back.

Name Origin[edit | edit source]

  • Japanese: フシギダネ (Fushigidane in Romaji) from the Japanese words Fushigi (不思議), which means strange and Tane (種), which means seed.
  • French: Bulbizarre from the French words bulbe(bulb) and bizarre (bizarre).
  • German: Bisasam from the German words Bisamratte (muskrat) and Samen (seed).
  • English: Bulbasaur is a portmanteau of the words "bulb", a plant term referring to the large bulb on its back, and "dinosaur".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bulbasaur uses the bulb on its back to store extra energy. This makes it possible for Bulbasaur to survive for days without eating.
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions are the only Poison-type starter Pokémon.
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions have the same species as Sunkern: they are both classified as the Seed Pokémon.
  • Although Bulbasaur is a quadrupedal Pokémon, it has the ability to stand on its two hind legs until it evolves into Ivysaur.
  • Bulbasaur is the first Grass-type starter.

References[edit source]