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Bulbasaur
Seed Pokémon
フシギダネ
Fushigidane
#001
Bulbasaur



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Chlorophyll
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (Template:Tt)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Bulbasaur
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Weight
15.2 lbs. 6.9 kg
Bulbasaur
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
64
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Bulbasaur
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
32px 32px
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Footprint
File:F001.png File:F000.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links
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Bulbasaur (Japanese: フシギダネ Fushigidane) is a dual-type Template:2t Template:OBP introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Ivysaur starting at level 16, which evolves into Venusaur starting at level 32.

Along with Charmander and Squirtle, Bulbasaur is one of three starter Pokémon of Kanto available at the beginning of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen.

Biology[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur is a small, quadruped Pokémon that has blue-green skin with darker patches. It has red eyes with white pupils, pointed, ear-like structures on top of its head, and a short, blunt snout with a wide mouth. A pair of small, pointed teeth are visible in the upper jaw when its mouth is open. Each of its thick legs ends with three sharp claws. On its back is a green plant bulb, which is grown from a seed planted there at birth. The bulb provides it with energy through photosynthesis as well as from the nutrient-rich seeds contained within.

As mentioned in the anime, starter Pokémon are raised by Template:Tcs to be distributed to new Template:Pkmns. Having been domesticated from birth, Bulbasaur is regarded as both a rare and well-behaved Pokémon. It is known to be extremely loyal, even after long-term abandonment. Bulbasaur has also shown itself to be an excellent caretaker, even having a special technique called the "Bulba-by." To perform this technique, Bulbasaur uses its vines to pick up a young Pokémon and soothingly rocks it in the air.

It is found in Template:DL and forests throughout the Kanto region. However, due to Bulbasaur's status as starter Pokémon, it is hard to come by in the wild and generally found under the ownership of a Trainer. It has been observed that a Bulbasaur's bulb will flash blue when it is ready to evolve. If it does not want to evolve, it struggles to resist the transformation. Many Bulbasaur gather every year in a hidden garden in Kanto to evolve into Ivysaur in a ceremony led by a Venusaur.

In the anime[edit | edit source]

In the main series[edit | edit source]

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Bulbasaur in the Template:Pkmn

Major appearances[edit | edit source]

Ash's Bulbasaur[edit | edit source]

Template:Ash's Bulbasaur debuted in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village as one of the Pokémon in the Hidden Village, thus also marking the species' physical debut. Though initially wary of Ash, the two eventually warmed up to one another, and Bulbasaur challenged him to a Template:Pkmn. Using Template:AP, Ash won the battle, and Bulbasaur was Template:Pkmn2. Unlike Template:AP and Template:AP, which were caught in the two episodes following that of Bulbasaur, Bulbasaur remained in Ash's party for most of his Template:Pkmn through Johto until Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, when Ash sent him to Template:An's lab to work as an ambassador between otherwise argumentative groups of Pokémon.

May's Bulbasaur[edit | edit source]

Much later on, while Ash was traveling in the Hoenn region, Template:An caught her own Bulbasaur after being separated from the group in Grass Hysteria!. She remained with her throughout the rest of her journey in Hoenn, helping her to win the Template:Ci Template:Pkmn and place Top 8 in the regional Grand Festival. When she traveled to Kanto to continue her journey with Ash in The Right Place and the Right Mime, May, too, left her Bulbasaur at Professor Oak's Laboratory to learn from Ash's while she, Ash, Max, and Template:An traveled throughout the Kanto region. May retrieved her during her travels in Johto, where she evolved all the way into a Venusaur.

Shauna's Bulbasaur[edit | edit source]

Template:An's starter Pokémon is a Bulbasaur she received from Professor Sycamore. It first appeared in Summer of Discovery!, and it was revealed to have evolved into Ivysaur by Tag Team Battle Inspiration!

Other[edit | edit source]

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Bulbasaur was cloned from Ash's own Bulbasaur. It then participated in the battle between the original Pokémon and the cloned Pokémon. Bulbasaur reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.

In The Mystery Menace, a Bulbasaur was abandoned by the Mayor of Trovitopolis during his childhood when it wouldn't evolve into Ivysaur. Since then, it grew to a very large size in the sewers. Aided by Template:An and Template:Tracey, Ash found the abandoned Bulbasaur while searching for his own, which had been taken by the giant Bulbasaur. After defeating the arrogant mayor and his personal SWAT team, Ash and his friends left the Bulbasaur with Nurse Joy.

In Journey to the Starting Line!, Template:OBP was supposed to start his journey as a Pokémon Trainer with one of the three Kanto starter Pokémon, but they were scared off by Ash's Tauros, forcing Gilbert to set out to find them with Template:An, Template:Tracey, and Template:Delia. Bulbasaur was the last one to be found, having been stuck in a tree that was surrounded by a group of Primeape. In the end, Bulbasaur was chosen by Gilbert as his starter Pokémon.

In A Six Pack Attack!, a Bulbasaur went with Professor Oak on his trip to Hoenn along with a Charmander and Squirtle.

In The Right Place and The Right Mime, another Bulbasaur was seen in Professor Oak's possession, along with another Charmander and Template:TP.

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, an outbreak of Bulbasaur and Ivysaur traveled to a Template:OBP that was under construction in Vermilion City. Ash and Goh, who were investigating the outbreak, followed them to the Gym and realized the horde had gone there so the Bulbasaur could absorb the sunlight necessary to evolve into new Ivysaur.

Minor appearances[edit | edit source]

In Pokémon - I Choose You!, Ash dreamed about Bulbasaur as his prospective starter.

In Battle Aboard the St. Anne, multiple Bulbasaur were aboard the St. Anne.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Bulbasaur was on Scissor Street.

A Bulbasaur appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

In Friends to the End, a Template:Pkmn's Bulbasaur appeared during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

A starter Bulbasaur appeared in a flashback in Don't Touch That 'dile.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Bulbasaur to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Bulbasaur appeared in the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker.

A Template:Pkmn's Bulbasaur appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Bulbasaur competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Bulbasaur watched Template:An's concert.

In The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, a Bulbasaur was part of Professor Oak's demonstration of the Kanto starters at the Kanto Fair.

A Trainer's Bulbasaur appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

A Trainer's Bulbasaur appeared in I Choose You!. Another was revealed to have been chosen by Template:OBP as her starter Pokémon in a flashback.

A Trainer's Bulbasaur appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

Two Trainers' Bulbasaur appeared in The Power of Us.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Bulbasaur joined the rest of Alola in showering Template:DL with light so it could return to its Template:DL.

A Trainer's Bulbasaur appeared in The Road to The Semifinals!.

Multiple Bulbasaur appeared in Enter Pikachu!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the rest being wild.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, Professor Cerise offered a Bulbasaur to Goh to be his starter, but it was rejected.

A Trainer's Bulbasaur appeared in A Chilling Curse!.

Pokédex entries[edit | edit source]

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In Pokémon Origins[edit | edit source]

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Bulbasaur in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Bulbasaur was seen in Professor Oak's introduction, while another was one of the Pokémon that Oak was giving away.

In Pokémon Generations[edit | edit source]

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Bulbasaur in Pokémon Generations

In The Adventure, Template:Ga's Bulbasaur was sent out to battle a wild Template:TP, which Red successfully caught.

In the manga[edit | edit source]

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Bulbasaur in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga[edit | edit source]

Template:Ash's Bulbasaur appeared in Do Your Best Bulbasaur!!.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga[edit | edit source]

Ash's Bulbasaur debuts in You Gotta Have Friends. Bulbasaur's capture is not shown; it is simply stated when it first appears from its Template:I that "Template:OBP has been busy since the last comic".

In I'm Your Venusaur, Ash and Misty travel to a town inhabited by many Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur. There is a local legend that a giant Venusaur saved the townsfolk in battle.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga[edit | edit source]

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Pistachio's Template:MPJ has a crush on him and is extremely jealous whenever she sees him talking to other females.
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Bulbasaur in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In the movie adaptations[edit | edit source]

Ash's Bulbasaur appeared in Template:Ma, Template:Ma, and Template:Ma.

A Bulbasaur appeared in a flashback in ICYR1, under the ownership of Template:An.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga[edit | edit source]

In Bulbasaur, Come Home!, Template:Adv received a Bulbasaur from Template:Adv after helping capture all of the Pokémon he accidentally set free. Bulbasaur, now nicknamed Saur, has since evolved into Ivysaur, and then into Venusaur. It has the ability to suck in large amounts of air through his bulb, as seen in That Awful Arbok!, where he sucked up the mist in Pokémon Tower, as well as the Gastly that made it.

A Bulbasaur appeared as a silhouette when Template:Adv talks about Template:Adv in The Jynx Jinx.

Professor Sycamore owns a Bulbasaur, as seen in PS552.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga[edit | edit source]

A Trainer's Bulbasaur appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga[edit | edit source]

A Bulbasaur appeared in GDZ34.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga[edit | edit source]

A Bulbasaur appeared in Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!! as one of the starter Pokémon Template:OBP and Template:OBP had to choose from.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur appeared as one of the starter Pokémon Professor Oak was giving away in PZ01.

In the TCG[edit | edit source]

In the TFG[edit | edit source]

One Bulbasaur figure has been released.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

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Bulbasaur in Template:Mov

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur appears as a random trophy.

Melee trophy information[edit | edit source]

"Bulbasaur is a cute Pokémon born with a large seed firmly affixed to its back; the seed grows in size as the Pokémon does. Along with Squirtle and Charmander, Bulbasaur is one of the three Pokémon available at the beginning of Pokémon Red and Blue. It evolves into Ivysaur."

Brawl trophy information[edit | edit source]

"A Seed Pokémon. From birth, Bulbasaur carries a large plant seed on its back. It uses the nutrients from the seed to grow bigger and bigger. Extended exposure to the sun will cause its body and seed to grow in size. Some say that once, when the seed was much lighter, Bulbasaur was able to get around on two legs. Bulbasaur evolves into Ivysaur."

Template:Mov[edit | edit source]

Multiple Bulbasaur appeared in Template:Mov. After Template:OBP was injured in the garden of Template:Pkmn2 Torterra, they and a group of Morelull escorted Tim, Lucy, and Pikachu to Template:OBP, who healed it.

Game data[edit | edit source]

Pokédex entries[edit | edit source]

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Game locations[edit | edit source]

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In side games[edit | edit source]

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In events[edit | edit source]

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In-game events[edit | edit source]

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Wild Area News[edit | edit source]

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Pokémon Global Link promotions[edit | edit source]

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Held items[edit | edit source]

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Stats[edit | edit source]

Base stats[edit | edit source]

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Pokéathlon stats[edit | edit source]

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Type effectiveness[edit | edit source]

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset[edit | edit source]

By leveling up[edit | edit source]

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By TM/TR[edit | edit source]

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
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By Template:Pkmn[edit | edit source]

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By tutoring[edit | edit source]

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Template:Trading Card Game-only moves[edit | edit source]

Move Card
Template:M Bulbasaur (McDonald Pack 1)
Template:M Bulbasaur (POP Series 2 12)
style="background:#fff; Template:Roundybl" |Template:M style="background:#fff; Template:Roundybr" |Bulbasaur (DPt-P Promo 30)

Anime-only moves[edit | edit source]

Move Type Episode
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style="background:#fff; Template:Roundybl" |Template:M  Normal  style="background:#fff; Template:Roundybr" |The Ninja Poké-Showdown

Side game data[edit | edit source]

Costumes in Pokémon GO
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Shedinja costume Party hat (2020) Pikachu visor

Evolution[edit | edit source]

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Unevolved
Bulbasaur
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
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First evolution
Ivysaur
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 32
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Second evolution
Venusaur
 Grass  Poison 

Sprites[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the Japanese Template:Game2, international , and Japanese , Professor Oak classifies Bulbasaur as the "plant Pokémon" (Japanese: しょくぶつポケモン) when the player is about to choose it as their Template:Pkmn2, using the term while referring to its {{Grass|<type>}}. In the English versions of , he calls it the "grass Pokémon".
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$1 coins from Template:Wp

  • Template:Wp released a one-dollar coin featuring Bulbasaur as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Bulbasaur on one side and the nation's coat of arms on the other.
  • Bulbasaur's evolution family is the only starter Pokémon evolution family to have each member appear at least once in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Bulbasaur shares its Template:Pkmn with its evolved forms and Sunkern. They are all known as the Seed Pokémon.
  • Bulbasaur's number in the National Pokédex and the Fiore Browser are the same: 001.
  • Due to the censor that prevents Pokémon with offensive nicknames being traded on the GTS, a Bulbasaur with an English name couldn't be traded on the GTS without a nickname in .
  • In , Bulbasaur is programmed to be able to learn Template:M through Template:Pkmn, but no other Pokémon in the Template:Egg or Template:Egg2s can legitimately learn it to pass down as an Egg Move in those games. In Generation III and Template:Gen, Bulbasaur can inherit the move from Shroomish by chain breeding; in Generation V on, Bulbasaur can inherit the move directly from Cottonee.
  • Bulbasaur may be part of the inspiration for the naming of Template:Wp, a genus of dicynodonts.[1]

Origin[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur is based on a Template:Wp.[2][3] According to Ken Sugimori and Atsuko Nishida, the latter designed Bulbasaur working backward from Venusaur, meaning Bulbasaur was the last of its evolutionary family to have been designed and was also directly based on Venusaur.[4] In particular, its build and ears resemble the Template:Wp, a large prehistoric frog.

The bulb on its back resembles a Template:Wp or Template:Wp.

Name origin[edit | edit source]

Bulbasaur may be a combination of Template:Wp (a rounded underground storage organ present in some plants, notably those of the lily family) and σαῦρος saur (Ancient Greek for Template:Wp), commonly used for the names of lizards and dinosaurs.

Fushigidane may be a combination of 不思議 fushigi (mysterious) and 種 tane (seed). It literally means "isn't it strange?" (fushigi, da ne?).

In other languages[edit | edit source]

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Related articles[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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