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 insides, 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 has 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.
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.
"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."
Ivysaur appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.
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!
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.
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.
Ivysaur is the only second stage form of Generation I starter Pokémon that evolves at level 32. Charmeleon and Wartortle evolve at level 36.
Due to the censor that prevents Pokémon with offensive nicknames being traded on the GTS, an Ivysaur with an English name couldn't be traded on the GTS without a nickname in Pokémon Black and White prior to the Wi-Fi shutdown.
Ivysaur was confirmed to be based on frogs by Ken Sugimori in a Japanese interview, where he described the Bulbasaur line to be "a creature that is something like a frog."
Additionally, 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.
Ivysaur is a combination of ivy (woody climbing or trailing plant genus) and σαῦρος saur (Ancient Greek for lizard).
Fushigisou can be taken to mean "it seems strange" or 不思議 草 fushigi sou (strange grass).