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Bulbasaur (Japanese: フシギダネ Fushigidane) is the Grass/Poison-type Seed Starter Pokémon. It evolves intoIvysaur starting at level 16, which evolves into Venusaur starting at level 32.

It, along with Charmander and Squirtle, is a Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region.

ContentsEdit

[hide]#Biology

    1. Physiology
    2. Abilities
    3. Behavior
    4. Habitat
    5. Gender differences
  1. Evolution
  2. Game data
    1. Statistics
    2. Pokédex entries
    3. Locations
    4. Spin-off game locations
    5. Learnset
      1. Leveling
      2. TM/HM
      3. Egg moves
      4. Tutoring
    6. Sprites
  3. Appearances
    1. In the anime
    2. In the manga
  4. Trivia
    1. Etymology
    2. Names in other languages
  5. Gallery
    1. In the TCG
  6. References

BiologyEditEdit

PhysiologyEditEdit

[1]Bulbasaur's Red, Blue, & Green artwork.Added by Aquatic WartortleBulbasaur resembles a small, squatting dinosaur that walks on four legs and has a large 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 claws 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.

AbilitiesEditEdit

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.

BehaviorEditEdit

Bulbasaur is very polite Pokémon.They are very loyal to their trainer and always try their best to win the battle for them.

HabitatEditEdit

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

Gender differencesEditEdit

There are no gender differences for Bulbasaur.

EvolutionEditEdit

Bulbasaur evolves into Ivysaur at level 16 and then Venusaur at level 32.

Game dataEditEdit

StatisticsEditEdit

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Pokédex entriesEditEdit

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Yellow
It can go for days without eating a single morsel. In the bulb on its back, it stores energy.
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.
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.
Diamond
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Pearl
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Platinum
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
HeartGold
The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
SoulSilver
It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger.
Black
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
White
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Black 2
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
White 2
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
X
A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Y
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.

LocationsEditEdit

Bulbasaur Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town One
Yellow Received from a girl in Cerulean City if Pikachu's Happiness is high enough One
Gold/Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town One
Diamond/ Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Reward from Professor Oakafter defeating Red One
Black/White Poké Transfer or Dream World None
X/Y Received as a gift fromProfessor Sycamore One


Spin-off game locationsEditEdit

Bulbasaur Locations
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


LearnsetEditEdit

LevelingEditEdit

  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
  • Generation II
  • Generation I


LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
3 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
9 Vine Whip 45 100% 25 Grass Physical
13 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status
13 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
19 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
21 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status
25 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
27 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
31 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status
33 Synthesis —% 10 Grass Status
37 Seed Bomb 80 100% 15 Grass 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.


TM/HMEditEdit

  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
  • Generation II
  • Generation I


TM and HM

Generation V

TM Move Type Category
TM06 Toxic Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status
TM17 Protect Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal Status
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass Special
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal Status
TM48 Round Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special
TM70 Flash Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut Normal Physical
HM04 Strength Normal 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.


Egg movesEditEdit

TutoringEditEdit

Tutoring
Game Move Type Category
FR/LG/E Swords Dance Normal Status
FR/LG/E Body Slam Normal Physical
FR/LG/E Double-Edge Normal Physical
FR/LG/E Mimic Normal Status
FR/LG/E Substitute Normal Status
E Endure Normal Status
E Swagger Normal Status
E Defense Curl Normal Status
E/Pt/HG/SS Fury Cutter Bug Physical
E/Pt/HG/SS Mud-Slap Ground Special
E/Pt/HG/SS/B2/W2 Snore Normal Special
E/B2/W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status
Pt/HG/SS/B2/W2 Knock Off Dark Physical
Pt/HG/SS/B2/W2 Synthesis Grass Status
Pt/HG/SS/B2/W2 Seed Bomb Grass Physical
HG/SS String Shot Bug Status
HG/SS Headbutt Normal Physical
B/W/B2/W2 Grass Pledge Grass Special
B2/W2 Bind Normal Physical
B2/W2 Giga Drain Grass Special
B2/W2 Worry Seed Grass 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.

SpritesEditEdit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
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Gold Silver Crystal Back
[7] [8] [9] [10]
[11] [12] [13] [14]
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
[15] [16] [17] [18]
[19] [20] [21] [22]
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
[23] [24] [25] [26]
[27] [28] [29] [30]
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
[31] [32]
[33] [34]
X Y Back
[35] [36]

AppearancesEditEdit

In the animeEditEdit

Main articles: Ash's Bulbasaur and May's Venusaur

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. [37]Ash's BulbasaurAdded by Roby magic 48Ash Ketchum caught a Bulbasaur in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. May caught a Bulbasaur in Grass Hysteria.

In the mangaEditEdit

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

TriviaEditEdit

  • Bulbasaur uses the bulb on its back to store extra energy. This, theoretically, makes it possible for Bulbasaur to survive for days without eating.
  • Bulbasaur has two main distinctions:
    • Bulbasaur is known to be the first Pokémon introduced in the National Pokédex Order that is a genuine Pokémon, the Pokémon Missingno. appears before it with a Pokedex number of 000 but Missingno. is unofficial, non canon and a glitch and
    • Bulbasaur and its evolutions are the only Poison type starter Pokémon and it is the only basic stage starter to be dual-typed, all other basic stage starters are single typed (although some become duel typed but only after one or two evolutions).
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions have the same species as Sunkern: they are both Seed Pokémon.
  • Although Bulbasaur is a quadrupedal Pokémon, it has the ability to stand on its two hind legs at least until it evolves into Ivysaur.
  • Bulbasaur is the first grass type starter introduced, having been introduced in the Generation 1 Kanto based games of Red, Green and Blue.
  • Bulbasaur's final evolution Venusaur appears as the version mascot for Pokémon Green which was only released in Japan and was replaced by Blue (which features Squirtle's final evolution, Blastoise, as its mascot) for international release, in Generation 1 the first game released worldwide was Red, which features Charmander's final evolution Charizard as its version mascot. Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle are the three starter Pokémon available in the Kanto region (the region in Generation 1), apart from in Pokémon Yellow which also takes place in Kanto where the only starter available to the player is Pikachu (the rival gets an Eevee as opposed to picking the Pokémon with a type advantage to the player's).

EtymologyEditEdit

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

Names in other languagesEditEdit

  • 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".

GalleryEditEdit

[38][39][40]Bulbasaur with shiny eyes[41]Bulbasaur from Pokémon Ranch[42]Bulbasaur in Pokémon Battle Revolution[43]Nurse Joy's Bulbasaur[44]Bulbasaur and Heracross at Professor Oak's outdoor lab[45]Bulbasaur's Pokédex entry in the anime[46]May's Bulbasaur[47]Bulbasaur Use Vine Whip![48]Ash's Bulbasaur[49]Bulbasaur Growls[50]Bulbasaur Flying And chikorita Using Razor Leaf Add a photo to this gallery===In the TCGEdit=== [51][52][53][54][55][56][57][58] Add a photo to this gallery==ReferencesEdit==


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← Missingno | Bulbasaur | Ivysaur →

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