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Type(s)
Type Grass  Type Poison
Species Seed Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Chlorophyll (DW)
Pokédex
None ← 001 → Ivysaur
Kanto 001 Johto 226/231
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 080
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Ivysaur
Bulbasaur
001
フシギダネ Fushigidane
001Bulbasaur
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
001002003003M
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
15.2 lbs. 6.9 kg 2'04" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green Grass
Monster
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F001
Cry

Bulbasaur (Japanese: フシギダネ Fushigidane) is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is one of the starter Pokémon of the Kanto region.

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

Biology

Physiology

Bulbasaur Red & Blue Artwork

Bulbasaur's Red, Blue, & Green artwork.

Bulbasaur 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.

Abilities

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.

Behavior

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

Habitat

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

Gender differences

There are no gender differences for Bulbasaur.

Evolution

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

Game data

Statistics

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Pokédex entries

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.
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.


Locations

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 Oak after defeating Red One
Black/White Poké Transfer or Dream World None
X/Y Received as a gift from Professor Sycamore One


Spin-off game locations

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


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass
13 Vine Whip 35 100% 10 Grass
20 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison
27 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass
34 Growth —% 40 Normal
41 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass
48 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass
10 Vine Whip 35 100% 10 Grass
15 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison
15 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass
20 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass
25 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal
32 Growth —% 40 Normal
39 Synthesis —% 5 Grass
46 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass
10 Vine Whip 35 100% 10 Grass
15 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison
15 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass
20 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass
25 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal
32 Growth —% 40 Normal
39 Synthesis —% 5 Grass
46 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical
3 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
9 Vine Whip 35 100% 15 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 —% 40 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.

Leveling Generation V
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 35 100% 15 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 —% 40 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.

Leveling Generation 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/HM

Egg moves

Tutoring

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/ X/Y 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.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 001 front Y 001 front GR 001 front Bulbasaur espalda G1
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 001 front S 001 front C 001 front Bulbasaur espalda G2
Bulbasaur Gold (Shiny) Bulbasaur Sliver (Shiny) Bulbasaur gold cristal brillante Bulbasaur Gold Sliver Back Shiny
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 001 front E 001 front FRLG 001 front Bulbasaur Fire Red Leaf Green (Back Normal)
Bulbasaurshinyruby Bulbasaur RSE Shiny Bulbasaur Fire Red Leaf Green Shiny Bulbasaur Back Sprite GenIII
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 001 front DP 001 front HGSS 001 front Bulbasaur Back Sprite DPPHGSS
Bulbasaur DPP Shiny Bulbasaur DPP Shiny Shiny Bulbasaur HGSS Bulbasaur Back DPPHGSS
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Bulbasaur BW Bulbasaur BW Back
Shiny Bulbasaur BW Shiny Bulbasaur BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Bulbasaur XY Bulbasaur XY Back
Bulbasaurshiny Bulbasaurshinyback

Attack Animation Sprites

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Attack
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Effect

Appearances

In the anime

Ash Bulbasaur

Ash's Bulbasaur

Main articles: Ash's Bulbasaur, May's Venusaur, Shauna's Bulbasaur, Nurse Joy's Bulbasaur, and Gilbert's Bulbasaur

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. Ash Ketchum caught a Bulbasaur in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. May caught a Bulbasaur in Grass Hysteria.

In the manga

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

Trivia

  • Bulbasaur has two main distinctions:
    • Bulbasaur is known to be the first Pokémon introduced in the National Pokédex Order that is a genuine Pokémon.
    • 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.

Etymology

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

Names in other languages

  • 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".

Gallery

Sources


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