Bulbasaur (Japanese: フシギダネ Fushigidane) is the type Seed Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region and is the initial Pokémon in the National Pokédex, numbered #001 (other than the unofficial Missingno, which is #000)./ -
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.
As Bulbasaur is a starter Pokémon, it is hard to locate, however, it could be found near streams.
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.
In the anime
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.
- Main article: Ash's Bulbasaur
- Main article: May's Venusaur
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Red chose Bulbasaur, which he nicknamed Saur, as his Starter Pokémon.
Bulbasaur is a starter in Pokémon Red and Blue, Pocket Monsters Green, and, more recently, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. In Pokémon Yellow, which is based upon the anime series, Bulbasaur is received as a gift in Cerulean City from a girl in the house next to the Pokémon Center. In the following games, Bulbasaur can be received via Trading.
|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|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town||One|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red||One|
|Black/White||Poké Transfer or Dream World||None|
Spin-off game locations
|Pokémon Snap|| River|
|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|
Bulbasaur's Daring Dash
|Score to Beat:|
- Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation I
- Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Bulbasaur/Learnset Generation IV
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Bulbasaur's appearance is based upon a small dinosaur with a plant growing off its back.
- 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".
- Bulbasaur uses the bulb on its back to store extra energy. This, theoretically, makes it possible for Bulbasaur to survive for days without eating.
- Bulbasaur and its evolutions are the only 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.
- Although Bulbasaur is a quadrupedal Pokémon, it has the ability to stand on its two hind legs at least until it evolves into Ivysaur.
- Bulbasaur is the first grass type starter introduced, having been introduced in the Generation 1 Kanto based games of Red, Green and Blue.
- Bulbasaur is known to be the first Pokémon introduced in the National Pokédex Order that is a genuine Pokemon, the Pokemon Missingno. appears before it with a Pokedex number of 000 but Missingno. is unofficial, non canon and a glitch.
- Bulbasaur's final evolution Venusaur appears as the version mascot for Pokemon Green which was only released in Japan and was replaced by Blue (which features Squirtle's final evolution, Blastoise, as its mascot) for international release, in Generation 1 the first game released worldwide was Red, which features Charmander's final evolution Charizard as its version mascot. Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle are the three starter pokemon available in the Kanto region (the region in Generation 1), apart from in Pokemon Yellow which also takes place in Kanto where the only starter available to the player is Pikachu (the rival gets an Eevee as opposed to picking the pokemon with a type advantage to the player's).
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