Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur is a Grass/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Seed Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 001
Type Grass Poison
Species Seed Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 6.9 kg (15.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Chlorophyll (hidden ability)
Local № 001 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
226 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
001 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
231 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
080 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
001 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
068 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 49
92 216
Defense 49
92 216
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 45
85 207
Total 318 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Bulbasaur.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 32)

Bulbasaur changes

Pokédex entries

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.
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.
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.
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.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
X A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Y For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It can go for days without eating a single morsel. In the bulb on its back, it stores energy.
Sword There is a plant seed on its back right from the day this Pokémon is born. The seed slowly grows larger.
Shield While it is young, it uses the nutrients that are stored in the seed on its back in order to grow.

Moves learned by Bulbasaur

Moves learnt by level up

Bulbasaur learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
3Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
6GrowthNormalStatus
9Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
12Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
15Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
15Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
18Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
21Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
24Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
27SynthesisGrassStatus
30Worry SeedGrassStatus 100
33Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
36Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100

Egg moves

Bulbasaur learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Bulbasaur egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
IngrainGrassStatus
Nature PowerNormalStatus
Petal DanceGrassSpecial 120 100
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
ToxicPoisonStatus 90

Move Tutor moves

Bulbasaur can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Bulbasaur is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Bulbasaur is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Bulbasaur learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
9Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
14Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
14Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
18Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
23Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
27GrowthNormalStatus
32Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Bulbasaur is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
06Light ScreenPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
09ReflectPsychicStatus
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
39OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
45Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
52Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
53Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100

Bulbasaur sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Bulbasaur  sprite from Red & Blue Bulbasaur  sprite from Silver Bulbasaur  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Bulbasaur  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Bulbasaur  sprite from Black & White Bulbasaur  sprite from X & Y Bulbasaur  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Bulbasaur Shiny sprite from Silver Bulbasaur Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Bulbasaur Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Bulbasaur Shiny sprite from Black & White Bulbasaur Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Bulbasaur

Red
Blue
Pallet Town
Yellow Cerulean City
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Pallet Town
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pallet Town
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Lumiose City
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 2
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Cerulean City, Viridian Forest
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Bulbasaur
Japanese フシギダネ (Fushigidane)
German Bisasam
French Bulbizarre

Name origin

bulb
a type of plant
-saur
Greek suffix meaning ‘lizard’