Venusaur has the Overgrow Ability. With this Ability, once Venusaur's HP is less than or equal to a third, all its Grass type moves become 50% stronger. Its Hidden Ability is Chlorophyll, which doubles its Speed during periods of strong sunlight, but its Speed won't double on the turn in which the weather becomes Clear Skies.
Venusaur takes the appearance of a large, toad-like dinosaur with a tropical plant growing on its back. The tropical plant is in the form of a flower.
A Female Venusaur appears to have a seed protruding from the center of the flower. A Male Venusaur does not have this feature.
In all of its game appearances, the only way to obtain a Venusaur is to evolve an Ivysaur.
Venusaur appears at Secret Storage 3, Trozei Battle and Mr Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
In the first two waves of Mystery Dungeon games, Venusaur could only be obtained by evolving an Ivysaur. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Venusaur appears at random in the Mystery Jungle (B1-B29). Venusaur is in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3. In Blazing Adventure Squad, Venusaur appears at Mystery Plains 16F-19F and Legendary Volcanic Island at floors 29, 30-31, 34, 37-40, 43, 46 and 48; in Stormy Adventure Squad Venusaur is at Mystery Marsh 16F-19F and Legendary Wetland at floors 26-27, 30, 35, 37, 41, and 43-45; in Light Adventure Squad Venusaur is loacted at Mystery Meadow 16F-19F and Legendary Mountains at floors 26-29, 33-36, 38, 41, and 43-45.
Venusaur appears at Lila Forest in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Ability Cut is required to reach it. Venusaur was absent from Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but returned in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the Flower Garden next to Latolato Trail, which can only be reached by riding a Suicune over the river in the Present, and the Dark Temple Mission "A Fork in the Dark Road" by capturing it during the mission, obtaining the slate it drops and finishing the mission.
Venusaur can be found at Everspring Valley Forest 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
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Venusaur appears in 14 sets, the Wizards Promos set, Best of Game, Pokémon Organized Play Series 2 as a Rare Card, and the Pokémon Rumble Promo set. All 14 sets that this Pokémon appears in has it listed as a Rare card or higher: Base, Gym Challenge, Expedition (3), EX FireRed and Leaf Green, POP Series 2, EX Crystal Guardians, Secret Wonders, Supreme Victors, Dark Explorers and the XY Set (EX Card).
Venusaur appears in the Saffron City stage of Super Smash Bros from the door to the roof area. This Venusaur shoots green energy beams for minor damage. Venusaur appears at random out of a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros Melee. This time, Venusaur uses Earthquake, damaging those around it.
Venusaur's most prominent appearances in the Wild were the episodes Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden, in which Ash's Bulbasaur refused to evolve; and Grass Hysteria, in which May got dropped into a forbidden forest by a Skarmory.
May would eventually own a Venusaur herself, when her Bulbasaur evolved prior to the episode Pruning a Passel of Pals!. She would use this Venusaur in the Wallace Cup.
Venusaur appears in the films Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Returns with Mewtwo. Its other three film appearances are as a wild Venusaur: The Power of One, Destiny Deoxys and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Red's Ivysaur would evolve into a Venusaur during the battle against Zapmolcuno in Chapter 33, and would be a key partner in many battles that Red would face going forward.
Red gave his Venusaur the nickname "Saur" when it was a Bulbasaur.
Venusaur is in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. As one of the tier's most prominent threats, Venusaur is great due to its good typing that gives it numerous useful resistances and a good Special Attack stat to work with alongside strong STABs in Leaf Storm and Sludge Bomb. It can act as a great wallbreaker due to its powerful attacks and can keep itself from being too worn down with Synthesis while being able to cripple its switch-ins with either Sleep Powder or Knock Off. It also outspeeds other wallbreakers like Exploud and Emboar. Venusaur can also act as a nice sun sweeper thanks to Chlorophyll, being able to smash opposing Pokémon with Growth boosted Giga Drains and Sludge Bombs. Venusaur's bulk is very solid, allowing for it to be able to switch into numerous threats and wreak havoc on opposing teams. It also gives Venusaur the ability to run a defensive set that can check Pokémon like Swords Dance Virizion. Venusaur does suffer from having some common weaknesses to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Ice, but those flaws are not as major when Venusaur has so many positive traits about it.
Venusaur is also usable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. Due to it being outclassed by Roserade and Tangrowth in several roles, Venusaur is a bit one-dimensional in what it can do. However, Venusaur's ability to act as a Chlorophyll sweeper cannot be understated, as it is extremely powerful with a Modest nature and Growth to double its Special Attack stat to extremely high levels. With a great offensive and defensive typing, Venusaur can take advantage of the presence of Pokémon like Florges and Whimsicott to wreak havoc. It also resists common forms of priority like Aqua Jet and Mach Punch. However, Venusaur is only limited to sun teams for it to succeed in UU, which limits its viability quite a bit as sun teams are matchup dependent and relatively niche.
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