Venusaur

Venusaur
フシギバナ
Venusaur.png
Ivysaur < Venusaur > Mega Venusaur
Species
Type
Seed Pokémon
Grass.gif Poison.gif
Number
Ability
#3
Height
Weight
6'7" (2m)
220.5 lbs. (100kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Venusaur (フシギバナ) is the third Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Grass/Poison Type, and it is known as the Seed Pokémon.

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.

At level 16 Bulbasaur can evolve into Ivysaur, and can evolve a second time at level 32 into Venusaur. It can then Mega Evolve into Mega Venusaur.

Venusaur is in the Egg Groups Monster and Grass, and its Egg will hatch after approximately 5,120 Steps. It will take a Venusaur 1,059,860 experience to reach level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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.

Gender Differences

A Female Venusaur appears to have a seed protruding from the center of the flower. A Male Venusaur does not have this feature.

Game Information

Original Games

In all of its game appearances, the only way to obtain a Venusaur is to evolve an Ivysaur.

Spin-off Games

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.

Trading Card Game

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).

Other Appearances

Venusaur appears on the front cover of Pokémon Green and Pokémon LeafGreen.

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

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.

Movies

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.

Manga

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.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow None Evolve Ivysaur
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Trade
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen None Evolve Ivysaur
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Pal Park or Trade
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Ivysaur
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Ivysaur
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red The plant blooms when it's absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
Blue The plant blooms when it's absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
Yellow The flower on its back catches the suns' rays. The sunlight is then absorbed and used for energy.
II Gold By spreading the broad pedals of its flower and catching the suns' rays, it fills its body with power.
Silver It is able to convert sunlight into energy. As a result, it is more powerful in summertime.
Crystal As it warms itself and absorbs the sunlight, its flower petals release a pleasant fragrance.
III Ruby There is a large flower on Venusaur's back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.
Sapphire There is a large flower on Venusaur's back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.
Emerald Venusaur's flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.
FireRed A bewitching aroma wafts from its flower. The fragrance becalms those engaged in battle.
LeafGreen The plant blooms when it's absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
IV Diamond After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
Pearl After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
Platinum After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
HeartGold By spreading the broad pedals of its flower and catching the sun's rays, it fills its body with power.
SoulSilver It is able to convert sunlight into energy. As a result, it is more powerful in summertime.
V Black After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
White After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
Black 2 After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
White 2 After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
VI X By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun's rays, it fills its body with power.
Y After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
Omega Ruby There is a large flower on Venusaur's back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.
Alpha Sapphire There is a large flower on Venusaur's back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
80
. 270 364 .
Atk
82
152 169 263 289
Def
83
153 171 265 291
Sp. Atk
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Def
100
184 205 299 328
Speed
80
148 165 259 284

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Petal Dance Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Leech Seed Grass.gif -- 90 Other.png
Start Vine Whip Grass.gif 35 100 Physical.png
3 Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
7 Leech Seed Grass.gif -- 90 Other.png
9 Vine Whip Grass.gif 35 100 Physical.png
13 Poison Powder Poison.gif -- 75 Other.png
13 Sleep Powder Grass.gif -- 75 Other.png
15 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
20 Razor Leaf Grass.gif 55 95 Physical.png
23 Sweet Scent Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
28 Growth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
31 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
39 Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png
45 Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
50 Petal Blizzard Grass.gif 90 100 Physical.png
53 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
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
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.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 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.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
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Grass Whistle Grass.gif -- 55 Other.png
Grassy Terrain Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Ingrain Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Leaf Storm Grass.gif 130 90 Special.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
Skull Bash Normal.gif 130 100 Physical.png
Sludge Poison.gif 65 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Frenzy Plant Grass.gif 150 90 Special.png
Grass Pledge Grass.gif 80 100 Special.png

Bulbasaur Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
37 Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 175 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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

Type Matchups

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

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