Ivysaur (Pokémon)

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Bulbasaur #001: Bulbasaur
Pokémon
#003: Venusaur Venusaur
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Ivysaur (disambiguation).
Ivysaur
Seed Pokémon
フシギソウ
Fushigisou
#002
Ivysaur



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Chlorophyll
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Ivysaur
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
Ivysaur
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#002
Kanto
#232
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#081
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-002
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-015/N-005
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
141
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Ivysaur
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F002.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ivysaur (Japanese: フシギソウ Fushigisou) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Bulbasaur starting at level 16 and evolves into Venusaur starting at level 32.

Biology

Ivysaur is a quadruped Pokémon similar to a dinosaur. It has blue-green skin with darker patches. On top of its head are pointed ears with black inside, and it has narrow red eyes. It has a short, rounded snout with a wide mouth. Two pointed teeth protrude from its upper jaw. Each of its feet have three claws on them. The bulb on its back has bloomed into a large pink bud. A short brown trunk surrounded by leafy green fronds supports the bud. The weight of the plant prevents Ivysaur from standing on its hind legs and forces its legs to grow sturdy. When its flower is ready to bloom, it gives off a distinct, strong sweet-smelling aroma and starts swelling. Ivysaur will also start spending more time in sunlight in preparation for its upcoming evolution. Exposure to sunlight adds to the strength of both Ivysaur and its plant. Ivysaur's natural habitat is plains. However, it is rare, as many are in captivity.

In the anime

Ivysaur in the anime

Major appearances

May's Ivysaur

May's Bulbasaur evolved into an Ivysaur sometime after The Right Place and the Right Mime, which further evolved into a Venusaur prior to Pruning a Passel of Pals!.

Shauna's Ivysaur

Shauna's Bulbasaur was revealed to have evolved into an Ivysaur in Tag Team Battle Inspiration!.

Other

In Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden, numerous Bulbasaur were seen evolving into Ivysaur, during which Ash's Bulbasaur decided it was too early to evolve.

A Trainer named Assunta used an Ivysaur to battle and defeat Ritchie in the Indigo Plateau Conference in Friends to the End.

An Ivysaur was under the ownership of Crystal in Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!.

Ivysaur appeared under the ownership of a teenager named Jimmy in Judgment Day.

Minor appearances

Ivysaur first appeared in A Chansey Operation, where it was one of the injured Pokémon brought to the clinic.

In The Ultimate Test, an Ivysaur was one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor.

Ivysaur was among the numerous Pokémon who moved closer to the sea as it sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III in the second movie, The Power of One.

Multiple Ivysaur appeared in the intro of Destiny Deoxys.

Jeremy's Ivysaur appeared in a flashback in Weekend Warrior.

A Coordinator's Ivysaur appeared in Playing the Performance Encore! participating in the Battle Stage of the Daybreak Contest along with a Togetic.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP051 Ivysaur Ash's Pokédex The Seed Pokémon, Ivysaur, Bulbasaur's evolved form. The bulb on its back absorbs nourishment and blooms into a large flower.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY090 Ivysaur Serena's Pokédex Ivysaur, the Seed Pokémon. As Ivysaur takes in nutrients, a large flower blooms from the bulb on its back.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In I'm Your Venusaur, Ash's Bulbasaur and Pikachu befriend a wild Ivysaur who tells them the legend of a 300-year-old Venusaur, who is the local guardian. Together they search for the Venusaur and defeat Team Rocket, who attempted to steal it.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Saur

In Pokémon Adventures, Red had an Ivysaur named Saur that evolved from his Bulbasaur upon his arrival at Celadon City in Wartortle Wars. It evolved into Venusaur during a battle with the legendary bird hybrid at Silph Co. in The Winged Legends.

Emerald rented an Ivysaur during his Battle Factory challenge.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Ivysaur appeared in Catch the Poliwag!.

In the TCG

Main article: Ivysaur (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ivysaur using Vine Whip to hold onto the edge in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ivysaur is a playable Pokémon used by the Pokémon Trainer. It can use the moves Bullet Seed as a rapid aerial striking move and Vine Whip as a recovery move where the vine is shot out to latch onto the edges of a stage and pulled back up again. It also uses the projectile attack Razor Leaf. Ivysaur is a Middleweight and uses mostly physical Grass-type attacks. It uses SolarBeam in the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Bullet Seed

Razor Leaf

Vine Whip

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(SolarBeam)

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Trophy Information

"A Seed Pokémon that is the evolved form of Bulbasaur. It has a flower bulb on its back, the weight of which has made it develop strong legs and hips. If the blossom gets too big, it can't stand on two legs alone. At a certain level, it evolves into Venusaur. When this happens, the bulb absorbs nutrients and blossoms into a large-petaled flower."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Ivysaur appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: Watching your starter Pokémon evolve is an unforgettable experience. For many trainers, that first happened when Bulbasaur became Ivysaur. It might be difficult to say good-bye to cute little Bulbasaur, but before they know it, they'll be saying bye to Ivysaur, too, as it turns into a fully grown Venusaur!

PAL: Watching your starter Pokémon evolve is an unforgettable experience. For many trainers, that first happens when watching Bulbasaur become Ivysaur. It might be difficult for them to say goodbye to cute little Bulbasaur, but before they know it, they'll be saying bye to Ivysaur, too, when it turns into a fully-grown Venusaur!

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red When the bulb on its back grows large, it appears to lose the ability to stand on its hind legs.
Blue
Yellow The bulb on its back grows by drawing energy. It gives off an aroma when it is ready to bloom.
Stadium The bud on its back apparently draws energy from its body. The bud is said to open into a large flower when fully grown.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger.
Generation III
Ruby 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.
Sapphire
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.
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.
Generation IV
Diamond When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.
White
Black 2 When the bud on its back starts swelling, a sweet aroma wafts to indicate the flower's coming bloom.
White 2
Generation VI
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 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.
Alpha Sapphire

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Bulbasaur
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Bulbasaur
Yellow
Evolve Bulbasaur
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule
Crystal
Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Bulbasaur
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Bulbasaur
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Grass)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Transfer

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Bulbasaur
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 2, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Western Cave (19F-27F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest, Kisara Plains
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13), Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode C & A)
Ranger: GS
Hinder Cape, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 1
Shuffle
Rainbow Park: Stage 59
Blau Salon: Stage 436
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Old-Growth Woods (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 62
60 - 125 116 - 245
Defense: 63
61 - 126 117 - 247
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 405   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • 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 helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 80.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
033 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
099 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
1313 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1313 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2020 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
2323 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
3636 Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100100% 10
3939 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4444 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlowpokeSlowbroSnorlax Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
CottoneeTyruntTyrantrum Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingTurtwigGrotleTorterra
FerroseedFerrothornPhantumpTrevenantBergmiteAvalugg
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
ShieldonBastiodonTurtonator Endure Normal Status —% 10
OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowth
HoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraTreecko
LotadShroomishRoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongus
AmoongussMorelullShiinotic
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
SunkernSunfloraRoseliaSnoverAbomasnow Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15
OddishGloomTangelaTangrowthRoseradeComfey Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
TangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraRoseliaCacnea
CacturneCarnivineSnoverAbomasnowMaractusFoongus
AmoongussFerroseedFerrothornPhantumpTrevenantFomantis
LurantisMorelullShiinotic
Ingrain Grass Status —% 20
VictreebelExeggutorExeggutorBellossomSunfloraGrovyle
SceptileShiftryTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterra
SnivyServineSerperior
Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumBellossomRoseliaRoserade
TropiusCherubiCherrimComfey
Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleafAmaura
Aurorus
Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
VenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeBellossomMeganium
SunfloraRoseliaCherrimMaractusComfey
Petal Dance Grass Special 120 100% 10
LickitungLickilickyTangelaTangrowthCarnivineFerrothorn Power Whip Grass Physical 120 85% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAvalugg Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Sludge* Poison Special 65 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ivysaur in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ivysaur in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Ivysaur can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Ivysaur cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
001 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ivysaur
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ivysaur
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Stomp Ivysaur (T Promo 10)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin002.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani002.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP002.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My big flower is ready to bloom!
26%-50% HP My HP is down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm ready to keel over...
Level up My level went up! The bud is getting bigger, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP002.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cross fm.png
(Cross ×1)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 36 Max. exp.: 50
Browser entry
Ivysaur's powerful vines can be used to lasso a Post and cross a gap.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry
It attacks by shooting seeds.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT002.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#002
Shuffle002.png

Vitality Drain
Does more damage when the opponent has more HP left.


Pokémon GO
GO002.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 156 Base Defense: 158
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 100
Fast Attacks: Razor Leaf, Vine Whip
Special Attacks: Sludge Bomb, Solar Beam, Power Whip

Evolution

001Bulbasaur.png
Unevolved
Bulbasaur
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 16
002Ivysaur.png
First evolution
Ivysaur
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 32
003Venusaur.png
Second evolution
Venusaur
 Grass  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 002.png Spr b g1 002.png Spr 1y 002.png Spr b g1 002.png Spr 1g 002.png Spr b g1 002.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 002.png Spr b 2g 002.png Spr 2s 002.png Spr b 2g 002.png Spr 2c 002.png Spr b 2c 002.png
Spr 2g 002 s.png Spr b 2g 002 s.png Spr 2s 002 s.png Spr b 2g 002 s.png Spr 2c 002 s.png Spr b 2g 002 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 002.png Spr b 3r 002.png Spr 3e 002.png Spr b 3r 002.png Spr 3f 002.png Spr b 3f 002.png
Spr 3r 002 s.png Spr b 3r 002 s.png Spr 3e 002 s.png Spr b 3r 002 s.png Spr 3f 002 s.png Spr b 3f 002 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 002.png Spr b 4d 002.png Spr 4d 002.png Spr b 4d 002.png Spr 4h 002.png Spr b 4h 002.png
Spr 4d 002 s.png Spr b 4d 002 s.png Spr 4d 002 s.png Spr b 4d 002 s.png Spr 4h 002 s.png Spr b 4d 002 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 002.png Spr b 5b 002.png Spr 5b 002.png Spr b 5b 002.png
Spr 5b 002 s.png Spr b 5b 002 s.png Spr 5b 002 s.png Spr b 5b 002 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 002.png Spr b 6x 002.png Spr 6x 002.png Spr b 6x 002.png
Spr 6x 002 s.png Spr b 6x 002 s.png Spr 6x 002 s.png Spr b 6x 002 s.png
Front Back Front Back
002MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Ivysaur images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Ivysaur appears to be based primarily on some form of reptile, specifically mammal-like reptiles known as Dicynodonts from the Permian period. Along with visible ears and no genuine metamorphosis stage (evolution aside), Ivysaur appears to have more in common with mammals than amphibians such as frogs and toads, which metamorphose from one definite creature into another as they mature as opposed to just growing into a larger adult version of itself the way that Bulbasaur does. Alternatively, Ivysaur's large rounded snout, wide mouth, wide-set eyes, blotch-patterned skin, and quadruped-like movements are vaguely similar to those of certain amphibians, such as the common toad. Unlike Bulbasaur, Ivysaur's "ears" do have hollows indicating that they are in fact ears and not glands, as seen in many species of frogs and toads.

The bulb on its back now resembles the bud of a genus of parasitic flowering plants known as Rafflesia.

Name origin

Ivysaur is a combination of the words ivy (woody climbing or trailing plant genus) and the Greek saur (lizard).

Fushigisou can be taken to mean "it seems strange" or 不思議 草 fushigi sou (strange grass).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フシギソウ Fushigisou From 不思議 fushigi and or そう
France Flag.png French Herbizarre From herbe and bizarre; also sounds like air bizarre, "strange look"
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ivysaur Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bisaknosp From Bi, Saurier, and Knospe
Italy Flag.png Italian Ivysaur Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이상해풀 Isanghepul From 이상하다 isanghada and pul
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 奇異草 Gēiyihchóu Literally "Unusual grass"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 妙蛙草 Mìaowācăo Literally "Wonderful frog grass"


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