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Bulbasaur (Pokémon)Edit

Bulbasaur

フシギダネ Fushigidane

#001
[1]

Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen

Types
Grass

Poison

Species
Seed Pokémon
Abilities
Overgrow Chlorophyll

Hidden Ability

Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
  1. 001
Johto
  1. 231*
Hoenn
  1. 203*
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore

R-001

Oblivia

R-014

Oblivia (past)

N-004

Height
2'04"

Imperial

0.7m

Metric

Weight
15.2lbs

Imperial

6.9kg

Metric

Dex color
Green
Footprint
[2]
Body style
[3]
Catch rate
45

5.9%

Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster andPlant groups 21 cycles(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP

0

Atk

0

Def

0

Sp.Atk

1

Sp.Def

0

Speed

0

Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*

Bulbasaur (Japanese: フシギダネ Fushigidane) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

Bulbasaur is the first Pokémon in the National Pokédex order and is also the first Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex and Fiore Browser. It is one of the three starter Pokémon of the Kanto region, along with Charmander and Squirtle. It can be chosen by the player in Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue as well as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, their remakes.

It is also available in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after obtaining all sixteen badges and defeating Red.

ContentsEdit

[hide]*1 Biology

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Bulbasaur is a reptilian creature that somewhat resembles a toad or a young dinosaur with a spotted blue-green hide. It has three white toes or claws growing out of its four legs. Its eyes are a bright red, but the most notable feature of this Pokémon is the onion-like bulb on its back. This bulb has a symbiotic relationship with the Pokémon, growing from a seed planted on its back by its mother at birth. Unlike the parasitic tochukaso mushrooms growing on the back of Paras, which eventually take over its body as it evolves into Parasect, Bulbasaur's bulb shares a symbiotic relationship that is beneficial for both. This allows Bulbasaur to get an enhanced boost of energy from the sun during the day and the bulb to remain growing and strong at night. The bulb also contains many seeds from which it draws nutrients.

Though they usually walk on four legs, a Bulbasaur can rise up on its hind legs. When it evolves into Ivysaur, the bulb becomes a larger flower bud.

Gender differencesEdit

None.

Special abilitiesEdit

Bulbasaur have a variety of Grass-type abilities granted to it by the bulb growing on its back. Powders, scents, petals, and seeds can come from the very tip of the bulb, and vines and leaves can come from the base. By manipulating these into moves like Leech Seed, Vine Whip, Razor Leaf, Petal Dance, and Sweet Scent, Bulbasaur have quite an arsenal at their disposal.

The bulb can absorb sunlight, allowing Bulbasaur to restore health with Synthesis or fire off a powerful SolarBeam.

BehaviorEdit

Most Bulbasaur are domesticated Pokémon, raised by breeders to be distributed as starter Pokémon in the Kanto region. Due to this, they are regarded as mostly well-behaved Pokémon. Some consider them to be the easiest Pokémon to start with due to this, as well as the fact that they have a type advantage over the first two Gym Leaders in Kanto.

Bulbasaur tend to have a strong loyalty to their friends and Trainers. In The Mystery Menace, for example, a Bulbasaur was abandoned by its Trainer in the sewers of Trovitopolis and remained there for years yet was still happy to see him when finally brought out from the sewer by Ash and his friends.

It is shown in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden that once annually in Kanto, large groups of Bulbasaur gather in a hidden garden to become Ivysaur. It is unknown whether or not this is the case in other regions.

Bulbasaur can sometimes be found lying in the sun during the day to photosynthesize energy when food is scarce.

HabitatEdit

[4]Grassland PokémonBulbasaur are scarce in the wild. Sometimes they can be found in secret places such as gardens, plains near large sources of fresh water, or hiding in the forest in hollow logs, but overall, they are found far more often in the ownership of Trainers. It is native to Kanto.

DietEdit

Main article: Pokémon food

Much like most Pokémon, Bulbasaur appears to be an omnivore. However, in times of scarcity, it does not need to eat much food, since the bulb on its back can store energy from the sun.

In the animeEdit

[5][6]Bulbasaur in the anime===Major appearances===

Ash's BulbasaurEdit

Main article: Ash's Bulbasaur

Ash's Bulbasaur first debuted in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village as one of the Pokémon in the Hidden Village. Though initially wary of Ash, the two eventually warmed up to one another, and Bulbasaur challenged him to a battle. Using Pikachu, Ash won the battle, and Bulbasaur was captured. Unlike Charmander and Squirtle, which were captured in the two episodes following that of Bulbasaur, Bulbasaur remained in Ash's party until Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, when Ash sent him to Professor Oak's lab to work as an ambassador between otherwise argumentative groups of Pokémon.

May's BulbasaurEdit

Main article: May's Bulbasaur

Much later on, when Ash was traveling in the Hoenn region, his companion May captured her own Bulbasaur after being separated from the group in Grass Hysteria. It remained with her throughout the rest of her journey in Hoenn, helping her to compete 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 lab to learn from Ash's while she and Ash's group traveled throughout the Battle Frontier in Kanto. May retrieved it during her travels in Johto, where it evolved all the way into a Venusaur.

OtherEdit

A Bulbasaur that used to belong to the Mayor of Trovitopolis appeared in The Mystery Menace. In his childhood, the mayor abandoned his Bulbasaur and sent it into the sewers when it wouldn't evolve into Ivysaur. Aided by Misty and Tracey, Ash found the abandoned Bulbasaur while searching for his own, which had gone missing. After defeating the arrogant mayor and his personal SWAT team, Ash and company left the Bulbasaur, which had grown rather large in its time in the sewers, with Nurse Joy.

In Journey to the Starting Line, Gilbert, the son of the mayor of Pallet Town, 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. Professor Oak, Tracey, Delia, and Gilbert set out to find them. The Bulbasaur was the last one to be found and it was stuck in a tree that was surrounded by a group of Primeape. In the end, Bulbasaur was the one that Gilbert decided to start with.

Minor appearancesEdit

Bulbasaur was mentioned in the first episode of the anime, Pokémon - I Choose You!, as one of the three starter Pokémon new trainers in Pallet Town can choose from. Ash dreamed of owning one, and it was his second choice of a starter, after Squirtle. However, when he arrived at Oak's lab, it was too late, as an unnamed Trainer who started the same day had already taken it.

A Bulbasaur was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

Pokédex entriesEdit

Episode [7] Pokémon [8] Pokédex [9] Entry
EP010 Bulbasaur Ash's Pokédex Bulbasaur, it bears the seed of a plant on its back from birth. The seed slowly develops. Researchers are unsure whether to classify Bulbasaur as a plant or animal. Bulbasaur are extremely calm and are difficult to capture in the wild.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the mangaEdit

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu mangaEdit

Ash's Bulbasaur appears in the manga The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It first appears in the eighth chapter, You Gotta Have Friends. Bulbasaur's capture is not shown; it is simply stated when it first appears from its Poké Ball that "Ash 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 mangaEdit

Main article: Danerina

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Pistachio has a Bulbasaur named Danerina. She has a crush on him and is extremely jealous whenever she sees him talking to other females.

In the Pokémon Adventures mangaEdit

[10][11]Bulbasaur as it appears in Pokémon AdventuresIn the Red, Green & Blue chapter, Red receives a Bulbasaur from Professor Oak in Bulbasaur, Come Home! after helping capture all the Pokémon he accidentally set free. Bulbasaur, now named Saur, has since evolved into Ivysaur, and then to Venusaur. It has also been shown in the manga that Bulbasaur has the ability to suck in large amounts of air through its bulb, as seen in That Awful Arbok! where it sucked up the mist in Pokémon Tower as well as the Gastly that made it.

In the TCGEdit

Main article: Bulbasaur (TCG)

Other appearancesEdit

Super Smash Bros. Melee and BrawlEdit

Bulbasaur only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy informationEdit

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.

Game dataEdit

Pokédex entriesEdit

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
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 eating 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
{{{rsedex}}}
Ruby
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.
Ruby
{{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire
{{{sapphiredex}}}
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
LeafGreen
{{{frlgdex}}}
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 IV
Diamond
Pearl
{{{dpdex}}}
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Diamond
{{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl
{{{pearldex}}}
Platinum
{{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold
SoulSilver
{{{hgssdex}}}
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.
Black
{{{blackdex}}}
White
{{{whitedex}}}
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.



Game locationsEdit

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Yellow
One Received from a girl in Cerulean City if Pikachu's happiness is high enough
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Time Capsule
Crystal
None Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park, Trade
Platinum
None Pal Park, Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer or Dream World


In side gamesEdit

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River

Cave (Ditto in disguise)

Pokémon Stadium Gym Leader Castle
Pokémon Channel Bus Stop
Pokémon Pinball Pallet Town

Viridian City

Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Train

Endless level 16 Trozei Battle Mr. Who's Den

Pokémon Mystery DungeonRed/Blue Rescue Team Starter Pokémon

Joyous Tower (1F-5F)

Pokémon Mystery DungeonExplorers of Time/Darkness Starter Pokémon

Mystifying Forest (B1-B13) Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)

Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

Kisara Plains

Pokémon Ranger:Guardian Signs Dolce Island

Hinder Cape Forest Temple

Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

Held itemsEdit

Game Held Item(s)
Red
Blue
Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow
Stadium
Normal Box (100%)* Gorgeous Box (100%)*

StatsEdit

Base statsEdit

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Defense: 49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 318 Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 65.


Pokéathlon statsEdit

Speed
2/3 ★★☆
Power
2/3 ★★☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/17 ★★☆


Type effectivenessEdit

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

LearnsetEdit

By leveling upEdit

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
Level Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP
Start Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
3 Growl Normal Status 100% 40
7 Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
9 Vine Whip Grass Physical 35 100% 15
13 PoisonPowder Poison Status 75% 35
13 Sleep Powder Grass Status 75% 15
15 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
19 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95% 25
21 Sweet Scent Normal Status 100% 20
25 Growth Normal Status —% 40
27 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
31 Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
33 Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
37 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Bulbasaur obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bulbasaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HMEdit

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
TM Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP
[12] TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
[13] TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
[14] TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
[15] TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
[16] TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
[17] TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
[18] TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
[19] TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
[20] TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120 100% 10
[21] TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
[22] TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
[23] TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
[24] TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
[25] TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
[26] TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
[27] TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
[28] TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
[29] TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
[30] TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20
[31] TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30
[32] TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20
[33] TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
[34] TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
[35] TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
[36] HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
[37] HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bulbasaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breedingEdit

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
Father Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP
[38]

[39][40][41]

Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
[42]

[43]

Charm Normal Status 100% 20
[44]

[45][46][47][48][49] [50][51]

Curse Ghost Status —% 10
[52]

[53]

Endure Normal Status —% 15
[54]

[55][56][57][58][59] [60][61][62][63][64][65] [66][67][68][69][70][71] [72][73][74][75][76][77] [78]

Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
[79]

[80][81][82][83][84]

GrassWhistle Grass Status 55% 15
[85]

[86][87][88][89][90] [91][92][93][94][95][96] [97][98][99][100]

Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
[101]

[102][103][104][105][106] [107][108][109][110][111][112] [113][114]

Leaf Storm Grass Special 140 90% 5
[115]

[116][117][118][119][120] [121][122][123]

Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
[124]

[125][126][127][128][129]

Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
[130]

[131][132][133][134][135] [136][137][138][139][140]

Petal Dance Grass Special 120 100% 10
[141]

[142][143][144][145][146]

Power Whip Grass Physical 120 85% 10
[147]

[148][149]

Skull Bash Normal Physical 100 100% 15
[150]

[151][152]

Sludge* Poison Special 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bulbasaur in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Bulbasaur in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bulbasaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see egg moves from other generations

By tutoringEdit

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
Game Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP
B W Grass Pledge Grass Special 50 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Bulbasaur can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Bulbasaur cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bulbasaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see move tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only movesEdit

Move Card Set
Scratch Bulbasaur McDonald's Pokémon-e Minimum Pack
Bite Bulbasaur POP Series 2
Present Bulbasaur DPt-P Promotional cards

Anime onlyEdit

Move Pokémon Episode
Whirlwind Ash's Bulbasaur EP032
Tickle (debatable) EP050
Dig (reflex to save life) EP225

Side game dataEdit

Pokémon Pinball
[153]

[154]

Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
N/A
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
[155]
Rarity: Common
[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Mystery_Dungeon:_Red_Rescue_Team_and_Blue_Rescue_Team Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team]

[156] Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.5%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm going to make a big flower bloom!
26%-50% HP I'm down to about half my HP now.
1%-25% HP I'm about to keel over...
Level up I did it! My level went up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Let's try to do our best, <name>!
26%-50% HP This is getting a bit hard...
1%-25% HP Urgh... Can't keep this up... <name>, help...
Level up Yes! I leveled up!
[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Mystery_Dungeon:_Explorers_of_Time_and_Explorers_of_Darkness Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness], and Explorers of Sky

[157] Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group: Grass Poké Assist: [158]

(Grass )

Field move: [159]

(Cross ×1)

Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 12 Max. exp.: 22
Browser entry
Bulbasaur extends its vines to attack and prevent capture.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group: Normal Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
Grass [160]

(Grass )

Past

[161] ([162])

[163]

(Cut ×1)

Past

[164] (Electrify ×1)

Browser entry
It attacks by shooting seeds.
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
[165] PokéPark Pad entry:
Bulbasaur is the Attraction Chief of Bulbasaur's Daring Dash in the Meadow Zone. So, even though it is forbidden, he may allow you to play on it.

EvolutionEdit

[166]
Unevolved
Bulbasaur

Grass Poison

[167]

Level 16


[168]
First evolution
Ivysaur

Grass Poison

[169]

Level 32


[170]
Second evolution
Venusaur

Grass Poison



SpritesEdit

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
[171] [172] [173] [174]
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
[175] [176] [177] [178]
[179] [180] [181] [182]
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
[183] [184] [185] [186]
[187] [188] [189] [190]
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
[191] [192] [193] [194]
[195] [196] [197] [198]
V Black White Back
[199] [200]
[201] [202]

[203] For other sprites and images, please see Bulbasaur images on Bulbagarden Archives.==Trivia==

  • 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 is the first Pokémon in the National Pokédex order. By default, this also makes it the first Grass-type, Poison-type, dual-type Pokémon, unevolved Pokémon, and starter Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
    • Since in Generation I, the Bug-type was super-effective against Poison-type Pokémon, Bulbasaur was also the first Pokémon in National Pokédex order with a double weakness (to Bug). Due to Generation II's changes to type effectiveness, this "honor" has since been taken by Charizard, which has a double weakness to Rock-type moves.
  • Bulbasaur and its evolutions share the same species name as Sunkern. They both are known as the Seed Pokémon.
  • Bulbasaur's number in the National Pokédex and the Fiore Browser is the same: 001. This makes it and its evolution family one of only five families of Pokémon (comprising thirteen Pokémon altogether) to have the same numbers in more than one Pokédex-like listing.
  • Along with Charmander and Squirtle, Bulbasaur is the only starter Pokémon which is found in more than one regional Pokédex, being found in both Kanto's and Johto's.
  • Bulbasaur is the only dual-typed unevolved starter Pokémon, with Grass and Poison, in its basic form.
  • Though Bulbasaur have no gender differences in the games, May's Bulbasaur has little hearts on its head while Ash's does not, and has been confirmed female after its evolution.
    • It's also one of the three Pokémon that appeared in the anime with a heart-shaped spot, the others being Spinda and Wooper.
  • Bulbasaur is the only Pokémon that can learn Petal Dance by breeding, while its final evolution learns it by leveling up.
  • Aside from Pikachu, Bulbasaur was on Ash's team for the longest continuous period of time.
  • In Generation IV, there exists a glitch Pokémon (Invisible shiny Bulbasaur) that has the same cry as Bulbasaur.
  • Bulbasaur is the mascot of Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden.

OriginEdit

Bulbasaur appears to be based on some form of Dicynodont, mammal-like reptiles from the Permian period, though it also has features from toads and frogs as well as other reptiles. It also has visible ears, which are not seen in reptiles but are in mammals. Its bulb resembles that of a lily or onion.

Name originEdit

Bulbasaur is a portmanteau of the words bulb and saur, which is Greek for lizard. Fushigidane literally means "isn't it strange?", and is also a pun on 不思議種 "fushigidane", which means mysterious bulb.

In other languagesEdit

Language Name Name Origin
French Bulbizarre From bulbe and bizarre.
German Bisasam From Bisamratte and Samen.
Korean 이상해씨 Isanghaessi Translates to "strange seed".
Chinese (Mandarin) 妙蛙種子/妙蛙种子 Miào Wā Zhǒng Zǐ Literally "wonderful frog seed".
Chinese (Cantonese) 奇異種子 Gei Yi Jung Ji Literally "unusual seed".
Brazilian Portuguese (anime only) Bulbassauro Adaptation of its English name.
Russian (anime only) Бульбазавр Bul'bazavr
Serbian (anime only) Булбасаурус Bulbasaurus


Related articlesEdit

External linksEdit

NotesEdit

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
[204]

Bulbasaur

[205]

Charmander

[206]

Squirtle

Johto
[207]

Chikorita

[208]

Cyndaquil

[209]

Totodile

Hoenn
[210]

Treecko

[211]

Torchic

[212]

Mudkip

Sinnoh
[213]

Turtwig

[214]

Chimchar

[215]

Piplup

Unova
[216]

Snivy

[217]

Tepig

[218]

Oshawott

Yellow
[219]

Pikachu (Player)

[220]

Eevee (Rival)

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