Bulbasaur

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Bulbasaur
フシギダネ
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- < Bulbasaur > Ivysaur

Species Type
Seed Pokémon Grass.pngPoison.png
Number Ability
#1 Overgrow
Chlorophyll
Height Weight
2'4" (0.7 m) 15.2 lbs (6.9 kgs)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Ivysaur
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster/Grass 45
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Special Attack Point

Bulbasaur (フシギダネ) is the first Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Dual Grass/Poison Type, and it is known as the Seed Pokémon.

Bulbasaur has the Overgrow Ability. Using this Ability, once Bulbasaur's HP is less than a third all Grass type moves are 50% stronger. A second Ability is available to Bulbasaur from the Dream World, the Chlorophyll Ability, which doubles its Speed when the weather becomes Harsh Sunlight, but its Speed won't double on the same turn in which the weather becomes Harsh Sunlight.

Bulbasaur gain the opportunity to evolve into Ivysaur starting at Level 16, and can evolve a second time into Venusaur at Level 32.

Bulbasaur is in the Egg Groups Monster and Grass, and its Egg will hatch after approximately 5,120 Steps. It will take a Bulbasaur 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Bulbasaur takes the appearance of a turquoise coloured frog-like creature with sharp teeth, made to look like a type of bulky lizard. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of a Bulbasaur is the large green bulb on its back. It is assumed to be a seed of sorts. It is based off of a dinosaur.

[edit] Gender Differences

Bulbasaur has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Bulbasaur is available as one of the first 3 Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Red, Blue and Green, and subsequently Fire Red and Leaf Green. If the player picks Bulbasaur as their starter Pokémon, their rival will pick Charmander as theirs; if the player picks Squirtle as their starter Pokémon, their rival will pick Bulbasaur as theirs.

In Pokémon Yellow, a woman in Cerulean City looks after Bulbasaur. If the player's Pikachu is at a satisfactory happiness level, she will give the player her Bulbasaur.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Bulbasaur appears at the Phobos Train, Endless Level 16, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!

Bulbasaur is available as a starter or partner Pokémon in the first two waves of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Bulbasuar appears at random in Mystifying Forest (B1-B13) and Mystery Jungle (B1-B29).

Bulbasaur is in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3. In Blazing Adventure Squad, Bulbasaur appears at Mystery Plains 1F-5F and Final Mountain 9F-13F; in Stormy Adventure Squad Bulbasaur is at Mystery Marsh 1F-5F and Final Island 9F-13F; in Light Adventure Squad Bulbasaur is loacted at Mystery Meadow 1F-5F and Final Cave 9F-13F.

Bulbasaur appears at Lila Forest in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Ability Cut is required to reach it. Bulbasaur was absent from Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but returned in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the Hill and Cliffside sections of Drop Island in the Present, and the Forest Temple Mission "A Pokémon Forest in the Way," earned by getting an A Rank in the mission.

Bulbasaur can be found at Everspring Valley Forest 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Bulbasaur has appeared in 11 sets, Pokémon Organized Play Series 2 as a Common Card, a promo from McDonalds, a Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Promo and Black/White Promo in Japan.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Both Ash and May own a Bulbasaur each. In the episode Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village, Ash found Bulbasaur in a village and from then on, Bulbasaur has been a commonly used Pokémon in battles and rescue missions, namely using its Vine Whip attack to rescue trainers and Pokémon from falling off of cliffs, or similar. When the chance to evolve arose, Bulbasaur chose not to evolve. As a result, it learned Solarbeam at an earlier level.

May's Bulbasaur is distinctive in that it has heart-shaped spots on its head rather than its usual spots. Since capture, May's Bulbasaur took a liking to Ash's Bulbasaur (as a result of being female). It later went on to evolve into Venusaur as shown in the Wallace Cup in the Sinnoh region.

[edit] Movies

Ash's Bulbasaur makes an appearance in Mewtwo Strikes Back, The Power of One, and Spell of the Unown, along with the Pikachu Shorts Pikachu's Vacation, Pikachu's Rescue Adventure, Pikachu & Pichu, Pikachu's Pikaboo and Meloetta's Sparkling Recital.

May's Bulbasaur makes an appearance in Destiny Deoxys and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Summer Festival.

[edit] Manga

At the start of the Manga, Red had accidentally released Bulbasaur and some other Pokémon from Profesor Oak's Science Lab, but after working together to defeat a wild Machoke, Bulbasaur was given to Red by Professor Oak. It would remain as a Bulbasaur until it evolved into an Ivysaur at the gates of Celadon City in Chapter 15.

Red's Bulbasaur was given the nickname "Saur" by its Trainer.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Bulbasaur is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Only One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak
Yellow Only One Received from girl in Cerulean City depending on Pikachu's level of happiness
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Time Capsule
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen Only One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Pal Park or Trade
HeartGold/SoulSilver Only One Received from Professor Oak after defeating Red.
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y Only One Received from Professor Sycamore after defeating him.

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Pokémon Blue A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Pokémon Yellow It can go for days without eating a single morsel. In the bulb on its back, it stores energy.



II Pokémon Gold The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
II Pokémon Silver It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger.
II Pokémon Crystal While it is young, it uses the nutrients that are stored in the seeds on its back in order to grow.



III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon FireRed There is a plant seed on its back right from the day this Pokémon is born. The seed slowly grows larger.
III Pokémon LeafGreen A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.



IV Pokémon Diamond For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
IV Pokémon Pearl For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
IV Pokémon Platinum For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
IV Pokémon HeartGold The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger.



V Pokémon Black For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
V Pokémon White For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
V Pokémon Black 2 For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
V Pokémon White 2 For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.



VI Pokémon X A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
VI Pokémon Y For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
45
- 200 294 -
Atk
49
92 103 197 216
Def
49
92 103 197 216
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
65
121 135 229 251
Spd
45
85 95 189 207

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
3 Growl Normal.png N/A 100 Status
7 Leech Seed Grass.png N/A 90 Status
9 Vine Whip Grass.png 35 100 Physical
13 PoisonPowder Poison.png N/A 75 Status
13 Sleep Powder Grass.png N/A 75 Status
15 Take Down Normal.png 90 85 Physical
19 Razor Leaf Grass.png 55 95 Physical
21 Sweet Scent Normal.png N/A 100 Status
25 Growth Normal.png N/A N/A Status
27 Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100 Physical
31 Worry Seed Grass.png N/A 100 Status
33 Synthesis Grass.png N/A N/A Status
37 Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM09 Venoshock Poison.png 65 100 Special
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Amnesia Psychic.png -- --% Status
Charm Normal.png -- 100% Status
Curse Ghost.png -- --% Status
Grasswhistle Grass.png -- 55% Status
Ingrain Grass.png -- --% Status
Leaf Storm Grass.png 140 90% Special
Light Screen Psychic.png -- --% Status
Magical Leaf Grass.png 60 --% Special
Nature Power Normal.png -- --% Status
Petal Dance Grass.png 120 100% Special
Power Whip Grass.png 120 85% Physical
Safeguard Normal.png -- --% Status
Skull Bash Normal.png 100 100% Physical
Sludge Poison.png 65 100% Physical
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special


[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Grass Pledge Grass.png 50 100% Special

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bind Normal.png 15 85% Physical
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Synthesis Grass.png -- --% Status
Worry Seed Grass.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Defense Curl Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95% Physical
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
String Shot Bug.png -- 95% Status
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

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Bulbasaur
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Level 16
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 32


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Grass.png/Poison.png
Ground.png
Rock.png
Water.png
Grass.png
Bug.png
Dragon.png
Fire.png
Flying.png
Poison.png
Steel.png
Ghost.png
Electric.png
Grass.png
Water.png
Fighting.png
Fire.png
Flying.png
Ice.png
Psychic.png

[edit] Trivia

  • Bulbasaur is also the only Starter Pokémon out of the 3 you can choose for its Generation that is a Dual type, the others being Squirtle that is a pure Water type and Charmander that is a pure Fire type.

Charmander eventually does evolve into a dual-type Pokémon: Charizard, a Fire/Flying-Type.

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