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Overview

Bulbasaur is classified as a Seed Pokémon. It is well known as one of the three starter Pokémon in Versions Red & Blue, as well as the remakes, Versions Leaf Green & Fire Red. It is the only of the first three starter Pokémon that possesses two types (Grass & Poison). This gives Bulbasaur an advantage over Water, Electric, and Fighting-types, only taking half of the usual damage from these types of moves. It has an even greater advantage over Grass types, only taking 25% damage from attacks of these type. However, Bulbasaur takes double the damage from Fire, Flying, and Psychic-type moves.

Bulbasaur first appeared in the Anime Cartoon series in episode 10 ("Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village"). This particular Bulbasaur then becomes one of Ash's first Pokémon, and follows him throughout many of the later seasons in the anime.

The Japanese name for Bulbasaur is Fushigidane (フシギダネ), deriving from the two words Fushigi ( 不思議) and Tane (種), roughly translating to "Strange Seed." The name is a play on words, influenced by the Japanese adjective fushigina (ふしぎな) translating to "mysterious," "strange," or "unexplainable."

Evolution

Bulbasaur evolves into Ivysaur level 16, and Ivysaur evolves into Venusaur level 32.

Bulbasaur evolves into this Pokémon, Ivysaur

Data

Vitals

Pokédex #TypeHeightWeightJapanese Name
001Grass & Poison2'04"15.2 lbsフシギダネ
ClassificationAbility
Seed PokemonOvergrow: When HP is below 1/3, the power of Grass-type moves increases 1.5x.
Base HappinessCapture RateExperience GrowthGender Ratio`Safari Zone Flee Rate
70451,059,860 pts.Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
0

Base Stats

HPAttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed
454949656545

Locations

Generation I

GameLocationNumber in Game
Red/BlueReceive from Professor Oak as a starter Pokémon.One
YellowReceive from a girl in Cerulean city if Pikachu's happiness is high enough.One

Generation II

GameLocationNumber in Game
Gold/Silver (Crystal)Time CapsuleNone

Generation III

GameLocationNumber in Game
Ruby/Sapphire (Emerald)Trade (from FireRed or Leaf Green)None
FireRed/LeafGreenReceive as starter Pokémon from Professor OakOne
Colosseum/XDTrade (from FireRed or LeafGreen)None

Generation IV

GameLocationNumber in Game
Diamond/Pearl (Platinum)Pal Park (Field) or Trade from HeartGold/SoulSilverNone
HeartGold/SoulSilverReceive from Professor Oak after defeating Red.One

Generation V

GameLocationNumber in Game
Black/WhitePokéshifter or Dream WorldNone

Side Game Locations

GameLocation
Pokémon SnapRiver (Ditto in disguise)
Cave
Pokémon StadiumGym Leader Castle
Pokémon ChannelBus Stop
Pokémon PinballViridian City
Pallet Town
Pokémon Trozei!Phobos Train - Endless lvl. 16 Trozei Battle "Mr. Who's Den"
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Joyous Tower (1F-5F)
Starter Pokémon
Pokémon RangerKisara Plains
Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Dolce Island
Hinder Cape
Forest Temple
Pokémon RumbleSilent Forest
PokéPark Wii:
Pikachu's Adventure
Meadow Zone

Further Information

Bulbasaur is a strong, manageable Pokémon for beginning trainers. No one's sure whether Bulbasaur and its evolutions are plants or animal, as they seem to have the characteristics of both. A strange bulb was planted on Bulbasaur's back at birth. As Bulbasaur grows, the bulb becomes a larger, leafy plant. Bulbasaur is in better shape than other beginning Pokémon like Squirtle -- which makes it harder to defeat and capture. In the Pokémon cartoon, Ash Ketchum's Bulbasaur also demonstrates a lot of bravery and determination.

At a certain time of year, Bulbasaur from all over the world gather together for a festival where they evolve.

Bulbasaur and friends get down to the bottom of a mystery

Bulbasaur is one of the three choices of Pokémon offered to the player by Professor Oak at the beginning of Pokémon Red/Blue. Bulbasaur is the Seed Pokémon, a small green Pokémon that looks like a toad with an onion growing out of his back. Typical moves include vine whip and razor leaf. Bulbasaur is a popular Pokémon among trainers because of his frequent appearances in the Pokémon cartoon. If the player chooses Bulbasaur as a starter Pokémon, then the player's Rival will choose Charmander, as Bulbasaur is weak against Fire type Pokémon.

Pokédex Entries

Each version of Pokémon has a different entry that describes Bulbasaur.

Generation I

  • 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 a single morsel. In the bulb on its back, it stores energy.'

Generation II

  • 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.'

Generation III

  • Ruby/Sapphire (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.'

Generation VI

  • Diamond/Pearl (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.'

Generation V

  • Black/White:

    'For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.'

Additional Notes and Trivia

  • Bulbasaur is the only starter Pokemon with a dual typing.
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions share the same species classification as Sunkern, as the "seed Pokemon"
  • A glitch Pokemon exists in the Pearl and Diamond versions with Bulbasaur's cry which has been dubbed the "invisible Bulbasaur" by some due to its lack of sprite.

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