Ivysaur

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

Pokédex data

National № 002
Type Grass Poison
Species Seed Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 28.7 lbs (13.0 kg)
Abilities Overgrow
Chlorophyll (hidden ability)
Local № 002 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
227 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
002 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
232 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
081 (X/Y — Central Kalos)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 62
116 245
Defense 63
117 247
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 60
112 240
Total 405 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 Ivysaur.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 32)

Ivysaur changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
When the bulb on its back grows large, it appears to lose the ability to stand on its hind legs.
Yellow The bulb on its back grows by drawing energy. It gives off an aroma when it is ready to bloom.
Gold Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger.
Silver If the bud on its back starts to smell sweet, it is evidence that the large flower will soon bloom.
Crystal The bulb on its back grows as it absorbs nutrients. The bulb gives off a pleasant aroma when it blooms.
Ruby
Sapphire
There is a bud on this POKéMON’s back. To support its weight, IVYSAUR’s legs and trunk grow thick and strong. If it starts spending more time lying in the sunlight, it’s a sign that the bud will bloom into a large flower soon.
FireRed There is a plant bulb on its back. When it absorbs nutrients, the bulb is said to blossom into a large flower.
LeafGreen When the bulb on its back grows large, it appears to lose the ability to stand on its hind legs.
Emerald To support its bulb, IVYSAUR’s legs grow sturdy. If it spends more time lying in the sunlight, the bud will soon bloom into a large flower.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower’s coming bloom.
HeartGold Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger.
SoulSilver If the bud on its back starts to smell sweet, it is evidence that the large flower will soon bloom.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower’s coming bloom.
X There is a plant bulb on its back. When it absorbs nutrients, the bulb is said to blossom into a large flower.
Y When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower’s coming bloom.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
There is a bud on this Pokémon’s back. To support its weight, Ivysaur’s legs and trunk grow thick and strong. If it starts spending more time lying in the sunlight, it’s a sign that the bud will bloom into a large flower soon.

Moves learned by Ivysaur

Moves learnt by level up

Ivysaur learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Leech SeedGrass 90
1TackleNormal 40 100
3GrowlNormal 100
7Leech SeedGrass 90
9Vine WhipGrass 45 100
13Poison PowderPoison 75
13Sleep PowderGrass 75
15Take DownNormal 90 85
20Razor LeafGrass 55 95
23Sweet ScentNormal
28GrowthNormal
31Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
36Worry SeedGrass 100
39SynthesisGrass
44Solar BeamGrass 120 100

Egg moves

Ivysaur learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Ivysaur egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
CharmFairy 100
CurseGhost
EndureNormal
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Grass WhistleGrass 55
Grassy TerrainGrass
IngrainGrass
Leaf StormGrass 130 90
Magical LeafGrass 60
Nature PowerNormal
Petal DanceGrass 120 100
Power WhipGrass 120 85
Skull BashNormal 130 100
SludgePoison 65 100

Move Tutor moves

Ivysaur can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BindNormal 15 85
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SynthesisGrass
Worry SeedGrass 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Ivysaur. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Seed BombGrass 80 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Ivysaur is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
75Swords DanceNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Ivysaur can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Ivysaur learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Leech SeedGrass 90
1TackleNormal 40 100
3GrowlNormal 100
7Leech SeedGrass 90
9Vine WhipGrass 45 100
13Poison PowderPoison 75
13Sleep PowderGrass 75
15Take DownNormal 90 85
20Razor LeafGrass 55 95
23Sweet ScentNormal
28GrowthNormal
31Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
36Worry SeedGrass 100
39SynthesisGrass
44Solar BeamGrass 120 100

Egg moves

Ivysaur learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Ivysaur egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
CharmFairy 100
CurseGhost
EndureNormal
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Grass WhistleGrass 55
Grassy TerrainGrass
IngrainGrass
Leaf StormGrass 130 90
Magical LeafGrass 60
Nature PowerNormal
Petal DanceGrass 120 100
Power WhipGrass 120 85
Skull BashNormal 130 100
SludgePoison 65 100

Move Tutor moves

Ivysaur can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sun & Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Ivysaur. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Seed BombGrass 80 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Ivysaur is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
75Swords DanceNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Ivysaur can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Ivysaur sprites

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

Where to find Ivysaur

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Bulbasaur
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Bulbasaur
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Bulbasaur
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Bulbasaur
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Bulbasaur

Other languages

English Ivysaur
Japanese フシギソウ (Fushigisou)
German Bisaknosp
French Herbizarre

Name origin

ivy
a plant
-saur
Greek suffix meaning ‘lizard’