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)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
3Vine WhipGrass 45 100
6GrowthNormal
9Leech SeedGrass 90
12Razor LeafGrass 55 95
15Poison PowderPoison 75
15Sleep PowderGrass 75
18Seed BombGrass 80 100
21Take DownNormal 90 85
24Sweet ScentNormal
27SynthesisGrass
30Worry SeedGrass 100
33Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
36Solar BeamGrass 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.
CurseGhost
IngrainGrass
Nature PowerNormal
Petal DanceGrass 120 100
Skull BashNormal 130 100
ToxicPoison 90

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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
5Vine WhipGrass 45 100
9Leech SeedGrass 90
14Poison PowderPoison 75
14Sleep PowderGrass 75
18Take DownNormal 90 85
23Razor LeafGrass 55 95
27GrowthNormal
32Double-EdgeNormal 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.
01HeadbuttNormal 70 100
05RestPsychic
06Light ScreenPsychic
07ProtectNormal
08SubstituteNormal
09ReflectPsychic
12FacadeNormal 70 100
27ToxicPoison 90
39OutrageDragon 120 100
45Solar BeamGrass 120 100
52Sludge BombPoison 90 100
53Mega DrainGrass 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
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
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

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

Name origin

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