Bulbasaur

←(#637) VolcaronaVolcarona.png Bulbasaur.pngBulbasaur (#001) Ivysaur.pngIvysaur (#002)→
Bulbasaur
#001
Bulbasaur330.png
Type
Grass Poison
Catch rate
45
Abilities
Overgrow
Hidden Ability
Chlorophyll
Biomes
Forest, Forest Hills, Roofed Forest, Flower Forest, Sunflower Plains
Spawn time
Day
Level range in wild
10-15
Spawn location
Land
EV yield
1 Special Attack
Mount
None
Egg Groups
Monster/Grass
Behavior
Timid 80%

Neutral 0%
Aggressive 20%

Bulbasaur is a dual-type Grass/Poison starter Pokémon. It evolves into Ivysaur at level 16.

A quadruped saurian, Bulbasaur has lightly pebbled, scaly blue skin, patched with the odd dark green birthmark. Bulbasaur is implanted with a special seed from its parents at birth; the seed immediately takes root and co-exists alongside its host for the rest of the Bulbasaur's life. There have been no reports of this Pokémon being seen without a sprouting plant upon its back, leading to the suspicion that neither can live without the other. Bulbasaur is capable of drawing energy from the sun via its leafy bulb, eventually learning the powerful SolarBeam in order to focus sunlight into a concentrated surge of weaponised energy. Further examination of Bulbasaur has led to the conclusion that a healthy green bulb will result in a healthy Pokémon; Bulbasaur is therefore most likely capable of being energized and fed by the sun, like a true photosynthesizing plant.

Spawn rate

Biome Time Location Rate
Flower Forest Day Land 0.755%
Forest Day Land 1.058%
Forest Hills Day Land 0.823%
Roofed Forest Day Land 1.13%
Sunflower Plains Day Land 0.601%

Drops

Drop Chance Quantity
Grid Melon Seeds.pngMelon Seeds 1% 1
Grid Pumpkin Seeds.pngPumpkin Seeds 1% 1
Grid Seeds.pngSeeds 30% 1-2
Grid Vines.pngVines 40% 1

Stats

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
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering Nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a beneficial Nature, if applicable.

Type effectiveness

BugType.png DarkType.png DragonType.png ElectricType.png FightingType.png FireType.png FlyingType.png GhostType.png GrassType.png GroundType.png IceType.png NormalType.png PoisonType.png PsychicType.png RockType.png SteelType.png WaterType.png
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Moves

By level

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
001 Tackle NormalType.pngNormal Physical 50 100% 35
033 Growl NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 40
077 Leech Seed GrassType.pngGrass Status 90% 10
099 Vine Whip GrassType.pngGrass Physical 35 100% 15
1313 PoisonPowder PoisonType.pngPoison Status 75% 35
1313 Sleep Powder GrassType.pngGrass Status 75% 15
1515 Take Down NormalType.pngNormal Physical 90 85% 20
1919 Razor Leaf GrassType.pngGrass Physical 55 95% 25
2121 Sweet Scent NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 20
2525 Growth NormalType.pngNormal Status 40
2727 Double-Edge NormalType.pngNormal Physical 120 100% 15
3131 Worry Seed GrassType.pngGrass Status 100% 10
3333 Synthesis GrassType.pngGrass Status 5
3737 Seed Bomb GrassType.pngGrass Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur.

By TM/HM

TM Move Type Category Power Accuracy  PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic PoisonType.pngPoison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock PoisonType.pngPoison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Unknown Special 30-70 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day FireType.pngFire Status 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen PsychicType.pngPsychic Status 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard NormalType.pngNormal Status 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration NormalType.pngNormal Physical 255-Happiness/2.5 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam GrassType.pngGrass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return NormalType.pngNormal Physical Happiness/2.5 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team NormalType.pngNormal Status 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb PoisonType.pngPoison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest PsychicType.pngPsychic Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round NormalType.pngNormal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice NormalType.pngNormal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball GrassType.pngGrass Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance NormalType.pngNormal Status 30
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot GrassType.pngGrass Special 20-120 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger NormalType.pngNormal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash FightingType.pngFighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut NormalType.pngNormal Physical 50 95% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength NormalType.pngNormal Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png HM06 Rock Smash FightingType.pngFighting Physical 40 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur.

By breeding

 Parent   Move   Type   Category   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Slowpoke.pngSlowbro.pngSnorlax.pngSlowking.png Amnesia PsychicType.pngPsychic Status 20
Cottonee.pngWhimsicott.png Charm NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 20
Slowpoke.pngSlowbro.pngSlowking.pngTurtwig.pngGrotle.pngTorterra.png Curse GhostType.pngGhost Status 10
Shieldon.pngBastiodon.png Endure NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Oddish.pngGloom.pngTangela.pngHoppip.pngSkiploom.pngJumpluff.pngSunkern.pngSunflora.pngTreecko.pngGrovyle.pngSceptile.pngTurtwig.pngGrotle.pngTorterra.pngSnivy.pngServine.pngSerperior.pngCottonee.pngWhimsicott.png Giga Drain GrassType.pngGrass Special 75 100% 10
Sunkern.pngSunflora.png GrassWhistle GrassType.pngGrass Status 55% 15
Tangela.pngSunkern.pngSunflora.png Ingrain GrassType.pngGrass Status 20
Victreebel.pngExeggutor.pngBellossom.pngSunflora.pngGrovyle.pngSceptile.pngTropius.pngTurtwig.pngGrotle.pngTorterra.pngSnivy.pngServine.pngSerperior.png Leaf Storm GrassType.pngGrass Special 140 90% 5
Chikorita.pngBayleef.pngMeganium.pngBellossom.pngTropius.png Magical Leaf GrassType.pngGrass Special 60 100% 20
Venusaur.pngOddish.pngGloom.pngVileplume.pngBellossom.pngMeganium.pngSunflora.png Petal Dance GrassType.pngGrass Special 120 100% 10
Lickitung.pngTangela.png Power Whip GrassType.pngGrass Physical 120 85% 10
Squirtle.pngWartortle.pngBlastoise.png Skull Bash NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bulbasaur.

Gallery

Current

3.0.0-3.2.9

2.2-2.5.7

Before 2.2

Trivia

  • Bulbasaur is the only unevolved dual-type starter Pokémon.
  • Bulbasaur's name comes from the words "bulb", a type of plant, and "saur", the Greek suffix for lizard.
Starter Pokémon
Generation 1
Bulbasaur.png
Bulbasaur
Charmander.png
Charmander
Squirtle.png
Squirtle
Generation 2
Chikorita.png
Chikorita
Cyndaquil.png
Cyndaquil
Totodile.png
Totodile
Generation 3
Treecko.png
Treecko
Torchic.png
Torchic
Mudkip.png
Mudkip
Generation 4
Turtwig.png
Turtwig
Chimchar.png
Chimchar
Piplup.png
Piplup
Generation 5
Snivy.png
Snivy
Tepig.png
Tepig
Oshawott.png
Oshawott