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[[File:Type Grass/Poison.gif|link=Grass/Poison type]]  
Species Seed Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Chlorophyll (Dream World)
None ← 002 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Bulbasaur]]
Evolves into [[Venusaur]]
'(フシギソウ Fushigisou)'
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Green>Green</font>
Shape Footprint

Ivysaur (Japanese: フシギソウ Fushigisou) is the Grass/Poison-type Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region, evolved from Bulbasaur.



Ivysaur's appearance is very similar to that of its pre-evolved form, Bulbasaur. It still retains the turquoise skin and spots, along with its red eyes. Ivysaur's top fangs are now larger and are visible outside of the mouth. Also, its ears are now darkened to black in the center. The most notable change is that the bulb is starting to bloom, with pink petals visible, and large leaves on the bottom.

Special abilities

Ivysaur's ability is Overgrow, which increases the power of Grass-type attacks by 50% once the Pokémon has less than one-third of its maximum HP.

The bud that it carried on its back as a Bulbasaur has grown into a full blossom when it had evolved and can grow larger in sunlight. As the blossom grows, Ivysaur loses the ability to stand on its hind legs. The blossom produces a pleasant smell when it is ready to bloom, and Ivysaur is ready to evolve into Venusaur.

In the anime

Ivysaur first debuted in the episode Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. During the episode, many Bulbasaur gathered to a secret location for an Evolution Ceremony, where they possibly evolved into Ivysaur.

An Ivysaur was in the episode The Ultimate Test, which was used by the entrance exam teacher.

Crystal was shown to own an Ivysaur, seen in the episode Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl.


Ivysaur will evolve from Bulbasaur at level 16 and evolves into Venusaur starting at level 32.

Game info

Ivysaur is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as one of the three Pokémon usable by the Pokémon Trainer, or Red. Ivysaur is surprisingly agile in the game, being able to jump to a great height and attack with great speed. Its moves, based upon Grass-type moves in the Pokémon games, are SolarBeam, Vine Whip, Razor Leaf, and Bullet Seed.


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Bulbasaur None
Yellow Evolve Bulbasaur None
Gold/Silver Trade None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Bulbasaur None
Diamond/Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Bulbasaur None
Black/White Trade None

Spin-off game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Western Cave (19F-27F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F)
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest

Pokédex entries



Generation I

Main article: Ivysaur/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Ivysaur/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Ivysaur/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Ivysaur/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
1 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
1 Leech Seed 90% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
3 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
9 Vine Whip 35 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
13 PoisonPowder 75% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
13 Sleep Powder 75% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
20 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
23 Sweet Scent 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
28 Growth —% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
31 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
36 Worry Seed 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
39 Synthesis —% 5 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
44 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
File:Red-Blue Fushigiso Sprite.png File:Yellow Fushigiso Sprite.png File:Red-Green Fushigiso Sprite.png File:Gen I Fushigiso Back Sprite.png
Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:PKMN CRYSTAL IVYSAUR.gif File:Silver Fushigiso Sprite.png File:PKMN CRYSTAL IVYSAUR.gif File:Gen II Fushigiso Back Sprite.png
File:Shiny Crystal Ivysaur.gif File:Silver Fushigiso Sprite Shiny.png File:Shiny Crystal Ivysaur.gif File:Gen II Fushigiso Back Sprite Shiny.png
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Emerald Fushigiso Sprite.gif File:Emerald Fushigiso Sprite.gif File:FireRed-LeafGreen Fushigiso Sprite.png File:Gen III Fushigiso Back Sprite.png
File:Emerald Fushigiso Sprite Shiny.gif File:Emerald Fushigiso Sprite Shiny.gif File:FireRed-LeafGreen Fushigiso Sprite Shiny.png File:Gen III Fushigiso Back Sprite Shiny.png
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Diamond-Pearl Fushigiso Sprite.png File:Diamond-Pearl Fushigiso Sprite.png File:IvysaurHGSS (normal).gif File:Gen IV Fushigiso Back Sprite.png
File:Diamond-Pearl Fushigiso Sprite Shiny.png File:Diamond-Pearl Fushigiso Sprite Shiny.png File:IvysaurHGSS (shiny).gif File:Gen IV Fushigiso Back Sprite Shiny.png
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Ivysaur BW.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


Similar to Bulbasaur, it appears that Ivysaur's design is based on an flower that has yet to bloom with a small dinosaur below it.

Name Origin

  • Japanese: フシギソウ (Fushigisou in Romaji) from the Japanese words Fushigi (不思議) which means strange and Sou (草) which means herb.
  • English: "Ivysaur" is likely a combination of the English word "Ivy" and the Greek word "Sauros", meaning lizard.
  • French: "Herbizarre", combination of the French words "herbe" (herb) and "bizarre" .


  • It is a member of the only Starter Pokémon family to have the same type as its whole evolutionary line, the others being Bulbasaur and Venusaur.
  • Interestingly, all of the Pokémon the Pokémon Trainer uses in Super Smash Bros. Brawl have been used by Ash, including Ivysaur if you count his pre-evolution.
  • Ivysaur is the first starter Pokémon to have "Ivy" in its name, the second being Snivy.
  • Ivysaur is the only Grass-type starter's first evolution that has a second type.


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