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It evolves into Template:P starting at level 16, which evolves into Template:P starting at level 32.

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

Biology

Bulbasaur is a small, quadruped Pokémon that has blue-green skin with darker green patches. It has red eyes with white pupils and scleras and pointed, ear-like structures on top of its head. Its snout is short and blunt, and it has 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

In the main series

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Major appearances

Ash's Bulbasaur

Ash's Bulbasaur debuted in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village as one of the Pokémon in the Hidden Village. Though initially wary of Template:Ash, the two eventually warmed up to one another, and Bulbasaur challenged him to a battle. Using Template:AP, Ash won the battle, and Bulbasaur was caught. Unlike Template:AP and Template:AP, which were caught in the two episodes following that of Bulbasaur, Bulbasaur remained in Ash's party 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

Much later on, when Ash was traveling in the Hoenn region, his companion Template:An caught 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 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 and Ash's group traveled throughout the Kanto region. May retrieved it during her travels in Johto, where it evolved all the way into a Template:P.

Shauna's Bulbasaur

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

Other

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 Template:P. Aided by Misty and Template: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!, Template:OBP, 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. Template:An, Template:Tracey, Template: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 Template:P. In the end, Bulbasaur was the one that Gilbert decided to start with.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Minor appearances

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 Template:P. 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.

Multiple Bulbasaur appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

A Bulbasaur also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash, The Breeding Center Secret, Jirachi: Wish Maker and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

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

A picture of a Bulbasaur appeared in Hocus Pokémon.

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

A Bulbasaur was one of the starter Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory in The Right Place and the Right Mime.

A Bulbasaur made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

A Bulbasaur appeared alongside Squirtle and Charmander when Professor Oak showed off the Kanto Starters during the Kanto Fair.

A Bulbasaur appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Bulbasaur appeared in Loading the Dex! as a silhouette that Rotom Pokédex brought up.

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

Pokédex entries

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In Pokémon Origins

Bulbasaur was one of the Pokémon that Professor Oak was giving away in File 1: Red.

In Pokémon Generations

A Bulbasaur under the ownership of Template:Ga appeared in The Adventure. Template:-

In the manga

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In the Ash & Pikachu manga

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

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Template:Main Ash's Bulbasaur appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, first appearing 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 "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, Template:P and Template:P. There is a local legend that a giant Venusaur saved the townsfolk in battle.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

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In the movie adaptations

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In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Template:Main In Bulbasaur, Come Home!, Template:Adv receives a Bulbasaur from {{adv|Professor Oak} after helping capture all the Pokémon he accidentally set free. Bulbasaur, now named Saur, has since evolved into Template:P, and then to Template:P. It has also been shown in the manga that Bulbasaur 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 Template:P that made it.

Another Bulbasaur appeared as a silhouette when Template:Adv explains about Template:P in The Jynx Jinx.

Professor Sycamore owns a Bulbasaur in They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Bulbasaur appears in the very first chapter as one of the starter Pokémon Template:OBP was giving away.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Bulbasaur appeared as one of the starter Pokémon Professor Oak was giving away in the very first chapter.

In the TCG

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In the TFG

One Bulbasaur figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl

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Bulbasaur appears as a random trophy.

Melee trophy information

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

"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."

Game data

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Game locations

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In side games

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In events

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In-game events

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Held items

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Stats

Base stats

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Pokéathlon stats

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Type effectiveness

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Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By Template:Pkmn

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By tutoring

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Anime-only moves

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Side game data

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Evolution

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Sprites

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Trivia

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  • 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 and its evolutions share their Template:Pkmn with Template:P. 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 cannot be traded on the GTS without a nickname in Template:Game.
  • In Template:Game, 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 Template:P by chain breeding; in Generation V on, Bulbasaur can inherit the move directly from Template:P.

Origin

Bulbasaur appears to be based primarily on some form of Template:Wp, specifically mammal-like reptiles known as Template:Wps from the Template:Wp period. Along with visible ears and no genuine metamorphosis stage (evolution aside), Bulbasaur appears to have more in common with Template:Wp than Template:Wp such as Template:Wp and Template:Wp, which metamorphose from one definite creature into another as they mature as opposed to just growing into a larger adult version of itself the way that Bulbasaur does. Alternatively, Bulbasaur's large rounded snout, wide mouth, wide-set eyes, blotch-patterned skin, and quadruped-like movements are vaguely similar to those of certain amphibians, such as the Template:Wp. Since Bulbasaur's "ears" do not in fact have hollows, they may actually be similar to the glands present behind the eyes of many species of frogs and toads.

The bulb on its back may resemble that of a Template:Wp or Template:Wp.

Name origin

Bulbasaur is a combination of Template:Wp (a rounded underground storage organ present in some plants, notably those of the lily family) and saur (Ancient Greek for Template:Wp).

Fushigidane literally means "isn't it strange?" and is also a pun on 不思議種 fushigidane (mysterious bulb).

In other languages

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External links

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