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Bulbasaur
フシギダネ Fushigidane
Generation I
Evolutionary line
Type(s)
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
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Ivysaur
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
15.2 lbs. 6.9 kg 2'04" 0.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Grass

Monster

Shape Footprint
Cry

Bulbasaur (フシギダネ Fushigidane) is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Ivysaur starting at level 16. It is one of the three Starter Pokémonthat can be chosen in the Kanto region. 

BiologyEDIT Edit

AnatomyEDIT Edit

Bulbasaur resembles a small, squatting dinosaur that walks on four legs, but bears three claws on each of its feet and has no tail. It also has large, red eyes and very sharp teeth. Its skin is a light, turquoise color with dark, green spots. It has three claws on all four of its legs. Its most notable feature, however, is the aforementioned bulb on its back, which according to its entry in the Pokédex, was planted there at birth.

CharacteristicsEDIT Edit

Bulbasaur has a "bulb" on its back that grows steadily larger as it matures. This bulb contains a seed which uses photosynthesis to supply Bulbasaur with energy. Its bulb is also used to store the energy that 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.

BehaviorEDIT Edit

Bulbasaur often rests in bright places so its bulb can absorb sunlight. While it sleeps, the seed on its back catches the rays and uses the energy to grow.

Game dataEDIT Edit

LocationsEDIT Edit

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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 One
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
OR/AS Trade None


Spin-off game locationsEDIT Edit

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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


Pokédex entriesEDIT Edit

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.
Sun
Moon


StatsEDIT Edit

Base Stats
HP 45
Attack 49
Defense 49
Sp. Atk 65
Sp. Def 65
Speed 45
Total 318

LearnsetEDIT Edit

By leveling upEDIT Edit

  • Generation VII
  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
  • Generation II
  • Generation I
LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
3 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status 0
9 Vine Whip 45 100% 25 Grass Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
13 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status ♥♥♥ 0
13 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status ♥♥♥
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥♥ 0
19 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
21 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
25 Growth —% 20 Normal Status 0
27 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥♥ 0
31 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status ♥♥ 0
33 Synthesis —% 10 Grass Status 0
37 Seed Bomb 80 100% 15 Grass Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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

By breedingEDIT Edit

  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
  • Generation II
BreedingGeneration VI
Move Father Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Amnesia Slowpoke, Slowbro, Snorlax —% 20 Psychic Status 0
Charm Cottonee, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum 100% 20 Fairy Status ♥♥
Curse Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Phantump, Trevenant, Bergmite, Avalugg —% 10 Ghost Status ♥♥♥ 0
Endure Shieldon, Bastiodon —% 10 Normal Status ♥♥♥ 0
Giga Drain Oddish, Gloom, Paras, Parasect, Tangela, Tangrowth, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Treecko, LotadORASShroomish, Roselia, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Maractus, Foongus, Amoonguss 75 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥♥
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status ♥♥ 0
Grassy Terrain Oddish, Gloom, Tangela, Tangrowth, Roserade —% 10 Grass Status ♥♥♥ 0
Ingrain Tangela, Tangrowth, Sunkern, Sunflora, Cacnea, Cacturne, Carnivine, Snover, Abomasnow, Maractus, Foongus, Amoonguss, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Phantump, Trevenant —% 20 Grass Status 0
Leaf Storm Victreebel, Exeggutor, Bellossom, Sunflora, Grovyle, Sceptile, Shiftry, Tropius, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Snivy, Servine, Serperior 130 90% 5 Grass Special ♥♥♥

♥♥♥

0
Magical Leaf Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Bellossom, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Cherubi, Cherrim 60 —% 20 Grass Special ♥♥ 0
Nature Power Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Amaura, Aurorus —% 20 Normal Status 0
Petal Dance Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Meganium, Sunflora, Roselia, Cherrim, Maractus 120 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥

♥♥♥

0
Power Whip Lickitung, Lickilicky, Tangela, Tangrowth, Carnivine, Ferrothorn 120 85% 10 Grass Physical 0
Skull Bash Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Avalugg 130 100% 100 Normal Physical ♥♥♥ 0
Sludge * Mudkip 65 100% 20 Poison Special ♥♥ 0

By TM/HMEDIT Edit

  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
  • Generation II
  • Generation I
TMs and HMsGeneration VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special ♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 10 Psychic Status ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special ♥♥♥ 0
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status ♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status 0
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical 0
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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

By tutoringEDIT Edit

  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
TutoringGeneration VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bind  15 85% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥♥ 0
Giga Drain  75 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥♥
Grass Pledge  50 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥ 0
Knock Off  20 100% 20 Dark Physical ♥♥ ♥♥♥
Seed Bomb  80 100% 15 Grass Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
Snore  40 100% 15 Normal Special ♥♥♥♥ 0
Synthesis  —% 5 Grass Status 0
Worry Seed  100% 10 Grass Status ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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

SpritesEDIT Edit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
GO Back
Sun Moon Back

Battle animation spritesEDIT Edit

AppearancesEDIT Edit

In the animeEDIT Edit

  • Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Nurse Joy's Bulbasaur
  • May's Bulbasaur
  • Shauna's Bulbasaur

In the mangaEDIT Edit

Pokémon AdventuresEDIT Edit

  • Saur

Petting SpotsEDIT Edit

  • Favored Spot: The tip of its bulb.
  • Disfavored Spot: The large spot on its head.

TriviaEDIT Edit

  • 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 was the only basic stage starter to be dual-typed until Rowlet was introduced in Generation VII, with Grass/flying. All other basic stage starters are single typed (although some become dual-typed after evolution).
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions have the same species as Sunkern: they are all classified as Seed Pokémon.

EtymologyEDIT Edit

"Bulbasaur" comes from "bulb" and "dinosaur".

OriginEDIT Edit

Bulbasaur resembles a small squatting dinosaur with a bulb on its back, but also strongly resembles a toad.

Names in other languagesEDIT Edit

  • 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.
  • Korean: 이상해씨 (Isanghessi in Romaja) from the Korean words Isanghada (이상하다), which means strange and ssi (씨), which means seed.
  • English: Bulbasaur is a portmanteau of the words "bulb", a plant term referring to the large bulb on its back, and "dinosaur".
  • French: Bulbizarre from the French words bulbe (bulb) and bizarre (bizarre).
  • German: Bisasam from the German words Bisamratte (muskrat) and Samen (seed).

GalleryEDIT Edit

Female Bulbasaur

Doing the Vine Whip

Wearing a yellow scarf

Bulbasaur Pokémon Center plush toy

Team Rocket sees what they call a Bulbasaur Bonanza.


Add a photo to this gallery


Sources EDIT Edit

  • Pokémon.com Pokédex
  • Serebii.net Pokédex data
  • Legendary Pokémon data
  • The Pokémon Database
  • Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
  • Psypokes Psydex data

← None | Bulbasaur | Ivysaur →

フシギダネ Fushigidane
Generation I
Evolutionary line
Type(s)
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
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Ivysaur
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
15.2 lbs. 6.9 kg 2'04" 0.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Grass

Monster

Shape Footprint
Cry

Bulbasaur (フシギダネ Fushigidane) is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Ivysaur starting at level 16. It is one of the three Starter Pokémonthat can be chosen in the Kanto region. 

BiologyEDIT Edit

AnatomyEDIT Edit

Bulbasaur resembles a small, squatting dinosaur that walks on four legs, but bears three claws on each of its feet and has no tail. It also has large, red eyes and very sharp teeth. Its skin is a light, turquoise color with dark, green spots. It has three claws on all four of its legs. Its most notable feature, however, is the aforementioned bulb on its back, which according to its entry in the Pokédex, was planted there at birth.

CharacteristicsEDIT Edit

Bulbasaur has a "bulb" on its back that grows steadily larger as it matures. This bulb contains a seed which uses photosynthesis to supply Bulbasaur with energy. Its bulb is also used to store the energy that 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.

BehaviorEDIT Edit

Bulbasaur often rests in bright places so its bulb can absorb sunlight. While it sleeps, the seed on its back catches the rays and uses the energy to grow.

Game dataEDIT Edit

LocationsEDIT Edit

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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 One
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
OR/AS Trade None


Spin-off game locationsEDIT Edit

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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


Pokédex entriesEDIT Edit

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.
Sun
Moon


StatsEDIT Edit

Base Stats
HP 45
Attack 49
Defense 49
Sp. Atk 65
Sp. Def 65
Speed 45
Total 318

LearnsetEDIT Edit

By leveling upEDIT Edit

  • Generation VII
  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
  • Generation II
  • Generation I
LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
3 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status 0
9 Vine Whip 45 100% 25 Grass Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
13 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status ♥♥♥ 0
13 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status ♥♥♥
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥♥ 0
19 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
21 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
25 Growth —% 20 Normal Status 0
27 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥♥ 0
31 Worry Seed 100% 10 Grass Status ♥♥ 0
33 Synthesis —% 10 Grass Status 0
37 Seed Bomb 80 100% 15 Grass Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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

By breedingEDIT Edit

  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
  • Generation II
BreedingGeneration VI
Move Father Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Amnesia Slowpoke, Slowbro, Snorlax —% 20 Psychic Status 0
Charm Cottonee, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum 100% 20 Fairy Status ♥♥
Curse Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Phantump, Trevenant, Bergmite, Avalugg —% 10 Ghost Status ♥♥♥ 0
Endure Shieldon, Bastiodon —% 10 Normal Status ♥♥♥ 0
Giga Drain Oddish, Gloom, Paras, Parasect, Tangela, Tangrowth, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Treecko, LotadORASShroomish, Roselia, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Maractus, Foongus, Amoonguss 75 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥♥
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status ♥♥ 0
Grassy Terrain Oddish, Gloom, Tangela, Tangrowth, Roserade —% 10 Grass Status ♥♥♥ 0
Ingrain Tangela, Tangrowth, Sunkern, Sunflora, Cacnea, Cacturne, Carnivine, Snover, Abomasnow, Maractus, Foongus, Amoonguss, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Phantump, Trevenant —% 20 Grass Status 0
Leaf Storm Victreebel, Exeggutor, Bellossom, Sunflora, Grovyle, Sceptile, Shiftry, Tropius, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Snivy, Servine, Serperior 130 90% 5 Grass Special ♥♥♥

♥♥♥

0
Magical Leaf Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Bellossom, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Cherubi, Cherrim 60 —% 20 Grass Special ♥♥ 0
Nature Power Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Amaura, Aurorus —% 20 Normal Status 0
Petal Dance Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Meganium, Sunflora, Roselia, Cherrim, Maractus 120 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥

♥♥♥

0
Power Whip Lickitung, Lickilicky, Tangela, Tangrowth, Carnivine, Ferrothorn 120 85% 10 Grass Physical 0
Skull Bash Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Avalugg 130 100% 100 Normal Physical ♥♥♥ 0
Sludge * Mudkip 65 100% 20 Poison Special ♥♥ 0

By TM/HMEDIT Edit

  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
  • Generation II
  • Generation I
TMs and HMsGeneration VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special ♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 10 Psychic Status ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special ♥♥♥ 0
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status ♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status 0
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status ♥♥ 0
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical 0
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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

By tutoringEDIT Edit

  • Generation VI
  • Generation V
  • Generation IV
  • Generation III
TutoringGeneration VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bind  15 85% 20 Normal Physical ♥♥♥ 0
Giga Drain  75 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥♥♥
Grass Pledge  50 100% 10 Grass Special ♥♥ 0
Knock Off  20 100% 20 Dark Physical ♥♥ ♥♥♥
Seed Bomb  80 100% 15 Grass Physical ♥♥♥♥ 0
Snore  40 100% 15 Normal Special ♥♥♥♥ 0
Synthesis  —% 5 Grass Status 0
Worry Seed  100% 10 Grass Status ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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

SpritesEDIT Edit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
GO Back
Sun Moon Back

Battle animation spritesEDIT Edit

AppearancesEDIT Edit

In the animeEDIT Edit

  • Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Nurse Joy's Bulbasaur
  • May's Bulbasaur
  • Shauna's Bulbasaur

In the mangaEDIT Edit

Pokémon AdventuresEDIT Edit

  • Saur

Petting SpotsEDIT Edit

  • Favored Spot: The tip of its bulb.
  • Disfavored Spot: The large spot on its head.

TriviaEDIT Edit

  • 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 was the only basic stage starter to be dual-typed until Rowlet was introduced in Generation VII, with Grass/flying. All other basic stage starters are single typed (although some become dual-typed after evolution).
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions have the same species as Sunkern: they are all classified as Seed Pokémon.

EtymologyEDIT Edit

"Bulbasaur" comes from "bulb" and "dinosaur".

OriginEDIT Edit

Bulbasaur resembles a small squatting dinosaur with a bulb on its back, but also strongly resembles a toad.

Names in other languagesEDIT Edit

  • 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.
  • Korean: 이상해씨 (Isanghessi in Romaja) from the Korean words Isanghada (이상하다), which means strange and ssi (씨), which means seed.
  • English: Bulbasaur is a portmanteau of the words "bulb", a plant term referring to the large bulb on its back, and "dinosaur".
  • French: Bulbizarre from the French words bulbe (bulb) and bizarre (bizarre).
  • German: Bisasam from the German words Bisamratte (muskrat) and Samen (seed).

GalleryEDIT Edit

Female Bulbasaur

Doing the Vine Whip

Wearing a yellow scarf

Bulbasaur Pokémon Center plush toy

Team Rocket sees what they call a Bulbasaur Bonanza.


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Sources EDIT Edit

  • Pokémon.com Pokédex
  • Serebii.net Pokédex data
  • Legendary Pokémon data
  • The Pokémon Database
  • Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
  • Psypokes Psydex data

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