Venusaur

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

Venusaur has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 003
Type Grass Poison
Species Seed Pokémon
Height 6′07″ (2.0 m)
Weight 220.5 lbs (100.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Chlorophyll (hidden ability)
Local № 003 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
228 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
003 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
233 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
082 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
003 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 236
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 80
270 364
Attack 82
152 289
Defense 83
153 291
Sp. Atk 100
184 328
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 80
148 284
Total 525 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 Venusaur.

Pokédex data

National № 003
Type Grass Poison
Species Seed Pokémon
Height 7′10″ (2.4 m)
Weight 342.8 lbs (155.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Thick Fat
Local № 003 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
228 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
003 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
233 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
082 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
003 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 281
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 80
270 364
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 123
225 379
Sp. Atk 122
224 377
Sp. Def 120
220 372
Speed 80
148 284
Total 625 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 Venusaur.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 32)

Venusaur changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
The plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
Yellow The flower on its back catches the sun's rays. The sunlight is then absorbed and used for energy.
Gold By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun's rays, it fills its body with power.
Silver It is able to convert sunlight into energy. As a result, it is more powerful in the summertime.
Crystal As it warms itself and absorbs the sunlight, its flower petals release a pleasant fragrance.
Ruby
Sapphire
There is a large flower on VENUSAUR’s back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower’s aroma soothes the emotions of people.
FireRed A bewitching aroma wafts from its flower. The fragrance becalms those engaged in a battle.
LeafGreen Its plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
Emerald VENUSAUR’s flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower’s aroma soothes the emotions of people.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
HeartGold By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun’s rays, it fills its body with power.
SoulSilver It is able to convert sunlight into energy. As a result, it is more powerful in the summertime.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
X By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun’s rays, it fills its body with power.
Y After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
There is a large flower on Venusaur’s back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower’s aroma soothes the emotions of people.

Moves learned by Venusaur

Moves learnt by level up

Venusaur 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
1Petal DanceGrass 120 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Vine WhipGrass 45 100
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
39Worry SeedGrass 100
45SynthesisGrass
50Petal BlizzardGrass 90 100
53Solar BeamGrass 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Venusaur learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Petal DanceGrass 120 100

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BindNormal 15 85
BlockNormal
Frenzy PlantGrass 150 90
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
OutrageDragon 120 100
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
SynthesisGrass
Worry SeedGrass 100

Pre-evolution moves

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
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
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Venusaur 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AmnesiaPsychic
1GrowlNormal 100
1Leech SeedGrass 90
1Petal DanceGrass 120 100
1Power WhipGrass 120 85
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Vine WhipGrass 45 100
5Vine WhipGrass 45 100
9Leech SeedGrass 90
14Poison PowderPoison 75
14Sleep PowderGrass 75
22Take DownNormal 90 85
31Razor LeafGrass 55 95
44GrowthNormal
58Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
71Solar BeamGrass 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Venusaur learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Petal DanceGrass 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
5RestPsychic
6Light ScreenPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
12FacadeNormal 70 100
27ToxicPoison 90
39OutrageDragon 120 100
41EarthquakeGround 100 100
45Solar BeamGrass 120 100
48Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
52Sludge BombPoison 90 100
53Mega DrainGrass 40 100

Venusaur sprites

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

Where to find Venusaur

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

Other languages

English Venusaur
Japanese フシギバナ (Fushigibana)
German Bisaflor
French Florizarre

Name origin

venus
from Venus Flytrap, a meat-eating plant
-saur
Greek suffix meaning ‘lizard’