Bayleef is a quadrupedal, pale-yellow Pokémon that resembles a sauropod dinosaur. It has a long neck, red eyes, a short, rounded snout, and a stubby tail. Each foot has a single, light gray nail. Sprouting from its forehead is a green leaf that curves back over its head and around its neck are a series of tightly curled leaves. Inside the leaves are small tree shoots. The aroma wafting from the leaves around its neck has a spicy scent and has various beneficial effects on those that inhale it. The fragrance has a combination of energizing, stimulating, and healing effects. Bayleef can be rarely found in grasslands.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Ash & Pikachu manga
- Main article: Ash's Bayleef
Ash's Bayleef only appeared on the scoreboard in One Half Of A Poké Ball.
In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga
A Bayleef appeared in JBA4.
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Main article: Megaree
In Lively Larvitar, Crystal's Chikorita, nicknamed Megaree, evolves into a Bayleef while defending his Trainer against an attack from an old foe, an impish wild Larvitar. He evolved with his fellow starter Pokémon in the fight against Lugia in the Whirl Islands.
In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga
- Main article: Gold's Bayleef
Gold has a Bayleef that used to belong to Black, but was released by its former Trainer for being too weak. After joining Gold's team, it has been able to defeat strong opponents such as Bugsy's Scyther.
In the TCG
- Bayleef's "necklace" is consistently described as having a spicy aroma, while real bay leaves have a bitter and herbal taste, which is similar to thyme.
Bayleef is based on a group of dinosaurs called sauropods, specifically the Apatosaurus. Its vegetable part is based on the leaves of the bay laurel, whose oil is used for healing and as a stimulant in aromatherapy.
Bayleef is a corruption of bay leaf, a herb.
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