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.
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
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.
II 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.
III 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.
IV 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.
V 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.
VI 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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
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- Min Max Max+
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
Speed
45
85 95 189 207

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

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

[edit] Via Breeding

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

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Grass Pledge Grass.gif 50 100 Special.png

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

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

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Evolution Line

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Bulbasaur
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 16
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 32


[edit] Type Matchups

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

[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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