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Ivysaur falls victim to a pitfall in Smash Bros. Brawl.

Ivysaur is the evolved form of the Pokémon Bulbasaur. It is slightly larger than Bulbasaur, but still retains the same short, stocky build, and the plant on its back has begun to flower. Ivysaur possesses the characteristics of Bulbasaur as a grass/poison type Pokémon, using attacks such as Razor Leaf, Leech Seed and Vine Whip. Ivysaur evolves into Venusaur at level 36. Like Bulbasaur, Ivysaur gains energy from the sun through the plant on its back. Once enough energy has been absorbed, Ivysaur can use the most powerful grass type attack Solarbeam.

Ivysaur first appears in the Pokémon Anime Cartoon series in episode 47 ("A Chansey Operation") as one of the injured Pokémon fallen victim to Team Rocket's antics. It first appeared as the evolution to one of the 3 starter Pokémon in Pokémon Red/Blue.

Ivysaur also features as one of the Pokémon in Super Smash Bros Brawl. He is part of the Pokemon Trainer's team alongside Squirtle and Charizard. His moves include Bullet Seed, Razor Leaf, and a Vine Whip attack which latches onto other objects. Ivysaur uses Solarbeam for the Pokémon final smash.

Ivysaur's Grass typing gives it an advantage over Water, Electric, Grass, and Ground types. Its Poison type makes it powerful against Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Poison types. Ivysaur's Grass & Poison status gives it an even greater immunity to Grass moves, which only inflict 25% of their normal damage.


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

The small bulbous growth found on Bulbasaur's back has grown on Ivysaur, its powerful vines growing like ivy, giving the Pokémon its name.

Ivysaur evolves from this Pokémon, Bulbasaur
Ivysaur evolves into this Pokémon, Venusaur


Includes rudimentary information on Ivysaur's physiology and statistics.


Pokédex #TypeHeightWeightJapanese Name
002Grass/ Poison3'03"28.7 lbsフシギソウ
Seed PokémonOvergrow: When Ivysaur's HP is below 1/3, the power of its Grass-type moves increases by 1.5x
Base HappinessCapture RateExperience GrowthGender RatioSafari Zone Flee Rate
70451,059,860 pts.Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%

Base Stats

HPAttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed


Generation I

GameLocationNumber in Game
Red/BlueEvolve BulbasaurNone
YellowEvolve BulbasaurNone

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/LeafGreenEvolve BulbasaurNone
Colosseum/XDTrade (from FireRed or LeafGreen)None

Generation IV

GameLocationNumber in Game
Diamond/Pearl (Platinum)Pal Park (Field) or Trade from HeartGold/SoulSilverNone
HeartGold/SoulSilverEvolve BulbasaurNone

Generation V

GameLocationNumber in Game
Black/WhitePokéshifter or Dream WorldNone

Pokédex Entries

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

Generation I

  • Red/Blue:

    'When the bulb on its back grows large, it appears to lose the ability to stand on its hind legs.'

  • Yellow:

    'The bulb on its back grows by drawing energy. It gives off an aroma when it's ready to bloom.'

Generation II

  • Gold:

    'Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger.'

  • Silver:

    'If the bub on its back start to smell sweet, It is evidence that the large flower will soon bloom.'

  • Crystal:

    'The bulb on its back grows as it absorbs nutrients. The bulb gives off a pleasant aroma when it blooms.'

Generation III

  • Ruby/Sapphire:

    'There is a bud on this Pokemon's back. To support its weight, Ivysaur's legs and trunk grow thick and strong. If it starts spending more time lying in the sunlight, it's a sign that the bud will bloom into a large flower soon.'

  • Emerald:

    'To support its bulb, Ivysaur's legs grow sturdy. If it spends more time lying in the sunlight, the bud will soon bloom into a large flower.'

  • FireRed/LeafGreen:

    'There is a plant bulb on its back. When it absorbs nutrients, the bulb is said to blossom into a large flower.'

Generation VI

  • Diamond/Pearl (Platinum):

    'When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.'

  • HeartGold:

    'Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger.'

  • SoulSilver:

    'If the bub on its back start to smell sweet, It is evidence that the large flower will soon bloom.'

Generation V

  • Black/White:

    'When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.

Additional Notes and Trivia

  • As the bulb on Ivysaur's back grows, it gets harder for Ivysaur to stand on its hind legs.
  • Ivysaur is the only 1st generation Pokémon who's name begins with an "I".
  • In the Pokédex entries for Ivysaur, it states that the bulb on its back has grown larger, removing its ability to walk on its hind legs. However, Ivysaur's sprite in the games depicts it on its hind legs.

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