Bulbasaur • Generation VIII Pokédex

Bulbasaur
Pokédex Page for Bulbasaur

This is the Marriland Pokédex page for Bulbasaur, showing its information and moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur
Sprite of Bulbasaur in Pokémon HOME

Bulbasaur's Type

GRASS
POISON

Bulbasaur's Pokédex #s

National #
1
Galar #
--
Armor #
68
Crown #
--

Bulbasaur's Base Stats

HP:
45
Attack:
49
Defense:
49
Sp. Atk:
65
Sp. Def:
65
Speed:
45
Total:
318

Misc. Info

Height:
2'4" (0.7m)
Weight:
15.2 lbs. (6.9 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Monster / Grass
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,059,680
EV Yield:
1 Sp. Atk
Base EXP:
64
Catch Rate:
45
Base Happiness:
70

Bulbasaur's Abilities

Here are what abilities Bulbasaur can possibly have, along with their effects.
Overgrow
Increases the damage of Bulbasaur's Grass-type moves by 50% when it is at 1/3 or less HP.
Chlorophyll
Doubles Bulbasaur's Speed while the weather is Sunny.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Bulbasaur's weakness and resistance is to various types.
FIRE
ICE
FLYING
PSYCHIC
½
WATER
ELECTRIC
FIGHTING
FAIRY
¼
GRASS

Bulbasaur's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Bulbasaur evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
starting form
Ivysaur
Ivysaur
at level 16
Venusaur
Venusaur
at level 32

Bulbasaur's Moves in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Below is a list of all of the moves that Bulbasaur can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Bulbasaur learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Growl
Lowers all nearby enemies' Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 40 Nearby Enemies
3
Vine Whip
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
45 100% 25 One Target
6
Growth
Raises Bulbasaur's Attack and Special Attack by one stage, or two stages if the weather is sunny.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
9
Leech Seed
Leeches the target by 1/8 its max HP each turn and heals Bulbasaur by that much.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 90% 10 One Target
12
Razor Leaf
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GRASS
PHYSICAL
55 95% 25 Nearby Enemies
15
Poison Powder
Poisons the target.
POISON
STATUS
-- 75% 35 One Target
15
Sleep Powder
Puts the target to sleep.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 75% 15 One Target
18
Seed Bomb
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
21
Take Down
Bulbasaur takes 25% of Take Down's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
90 85% 20 One Target
24
Sweet Scent
Lowers all nearby enemies' Evasion by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 20 Nearby Enemies
27
Synthesis
Heals 1/2 of Bulbasaur's max HP. 1/4 in bad weather or 2/3 while sunny.
GRASS
STATUS
-- -- 5 User
30
Worry Seed
Changes the target's ability to Insomnia until the target switches out.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
33
Double-Edge
Bulbasaur takes 33% of Double-Edge's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 100% 15 One Target
36
Solar Beam
Charges for a turn, attacks on the second turn. No charge time in the sun; half damage in the rain.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Bulbasaur can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM10
Magical Leaf
Doesn't miss the target.
GRASS
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 One Target
TM11
Solar Beam
Charges for a turn, attacks on the second turn. No charge time in the sun; half damage in the rain.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 One Target
TM17
Light Screen
Reduces damage from Special-based moves for 5 turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 30 User's Field
TM19
Safeguard
Protects your team from status conditions for the next 5 turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 25 User's Field
TM21
Rest
Bulbasaur restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Bulbasaur from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM28
Giga Drain
Heals Bulbasaur by half the damage dealt.
GRASS
SPECIAL
75 100% 10 One Target
TM29
Charm
Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Bulbasaur is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM41
Helping Hand
Increases the power of ally Pokémon's moves for the rest of the turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 Ally
TM46
Weather Ball
Doubles its power and changes its type based on the weather condition.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM50
Bullet Seed
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
25 100% 30 One Target
TM74
Venoshock
Damage is doubled if the target is already poisoned.
POISON
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM88
Grassy Terrain
Activates Grassy Terrain for 5 turns, which heals non-airborne Pokémon for 1/16 max HP each turn and powers up Grass-type moves by 50%.
GRASS
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM94
False Swipe
Cannot knock out a Pokémon.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 40 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Bulbasaur can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR00
Swords Dance
Raises Bulbasaur's Attack by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR01
Body Slam
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
85 100% 15 One Target
TR17
Amnesia
Raises Bulbasaur's Special Defense by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Bulbasaur's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR22
Sludge Bomb
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Bulbasaur's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR59
Seed Bomb
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR65
Energy Ball
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GRASS
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR71
Leaf Storm
Lowers Bulbasaur's Special Attack by two stages.
GRASS
SPECIAL
130 90% 5 One Target
TR72
Power Whip
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
120 85% 10 One Target
TR77
Grass Knot
Does more damage depending on how heavy the target is.
GRASS
SPECIAL
varies 100% 20 One Target
TR85
Work Up
Raises Bulbasaur's Attack and Special Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Bulbasaur can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Bulbasaur.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Skull Bash
Raises Bulbasaur's Defense by one stage. Charges for a turn, attacks on second turn.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
130 100% 10 One Target
EGG
Petal Dance
Confuses Bulbasaur after 2–3 turns.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 Random Enemy
EGG
Curse
Raises Bulbasaur's Attack and Defense by one stage, but lowers its Speed by one stage.
GHOST
STATUS
-- -- 10 Counter
EGG
Ingrain
Heals Bulbasaur by 1/16 its max HP each turn and it can't switch out or be forced out.
GRASS
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Nature Power
Changes to a different move based on the battle terrain.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
EGG
Toxic
Badly poisons the target. 100% accuracy if used by a Poison-type Pokémon.
POISON
STATUS
-- 90% 10 One Target

Move Tutor Moves

Here are all of the moves that Bulbasaur can learn from Move Tutors. Most of these require the Expansion Pass and can be found in the Isle of Armor's Dojo, costing some Armorite Ore to teach. However, there are a few moves that can be taught aside from this.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TUTOR
Grassy Glide
If Grassy Terrain is active, Grassy Glide has +1 priority.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Bulbasaur learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Growl
Lowers all nearby enemies' Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 40 Nearby Enemies
3
Vine Whip
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
45 100% 25 One Target
6
Growth
Raises Bulbasaur's Attack and Special Attack by one stage, or two stages if the weather is sunny.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
9
Leech Seed
Leeches the target by 1/8 its max HP each turn and heals Bulbasaur by that much.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 90% 10 One Target
12
Razor Leaf
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GRASS
PHYSICAL
55 95% 25 Nearby Enemies
15
Poison Powder
Poisons the target.
POISON
STATUS
-- 75% 35 One Target
15
Sleep Powder
Puts the target to sleep.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 75% 15 One Target
18
Seed Bomb
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
21
Take Down
Bulbasaur takes 25% of Take Down's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
90 85% 20 One Target
24
Sweet Scent
Lowers all nearby enemies' Evasion by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 20 Nearby Enemies
27
Synthesis
Heals 1/2 of Bulbasaur's max HP. 1/4 in bad weather or 2/3 while sunny.
GRASS
STATUS
-- -- 5 User
30
Worry Seed
Changes the target's ability to Insomnia until the target switches out.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
33
Double-Edge
Bulbasaur takes 33% of Double-Edge's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 100% 15 One Target
36
Solar Beam
Charges for a turn, attacks on the second turn. No charge time in the sun; half damage in the rain.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Bulbasaur can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught once per use of the TM.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM06
Toxic
Badly poisons the target. 100% accuracy if used by a Poison-type Pokémon.
POISON
STATUS
-- 90% 10 One Target
TM09
Bullet Seed
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
25 100% 30 One Target
TM10
Work Up
Raises Bulbasaur's Attack and Special Attack by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
TM11
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM16
Light Screen
Reduces damage from Special-based moves for 5 turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 30 User's Field
TM17
Protect
Protects Bulbasaur from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM19
Giga Drain
Heals Bulbasaur by half the damage dealt.
GRASS
SPECIAL
75 100% 10 One Target
TM20
Safeguard
Protects your team from status conditions for the next 5 turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 25 User's Field
TM22
Solar Beam
Charges for a turn, attacks on the second turn. No charge time in the sun; half damage in the rain.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 One Target
TM32
Double Team
Raises Bulbasaur's Evasion by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TM42
Facade
Does double damage if Bulbasaur is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM44
Rest
Bulbasaur restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM45
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM53
Energy Ball
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GRASS
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TM54
False Swipe
Cannot knock out a Pokémon.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 40 One Target
TM58
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM70
Flash
Lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TM75
Swords Dance
Raises Bulbasaur's Attack by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TM82
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Bulbasaur's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM86
Grass Knot
Does more damage depending on how heavy the target is.
GRASS
SPECIAL
varies 100% 20 One Target
TM87
Swagger
Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses it.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 15 One Target
TM90
Substitute
Costs 25% of Bulbasaur's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM93
Cut
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
50 95% 30 One Target
TM96
Strength
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TM98
Rock Smash
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
40 100% 15 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Bulbasaur can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Bulbasaur.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Skull Bash
Raises Bulbasaur's Defense by one stage. Charges for a turn, attacks on second turn.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
130 100% 10 One Target
EGG
Petal Dance
Confuses Bulbasaur after 2–3 turns.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 Random Enemy
EGG
Curse
Raises Bulbasaur's Attack and Defense by one stage, but lowers its Speed by one stage.
GHOST
STATUS
-- -- 10 Counter
EGG
Ingrain
Heals Bulbasaur by 1/16 its max HP each turn and it can't switch out or be forced out.
GRASS
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Nature Power
Changes to a different move based on the battle terrain.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
EGG
Charm
Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Magical Leaf
Doesn't miss the target.
GRASS
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 One Target
EGG
Amnesia
Raises Bulbasaur's Special Defense by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Leaf Storm
Lowers Bulbasaur's Special Attack by two stages.
GRASS
SPECIAL
130 90% 5 One Target
EGG
Power Whip
Damages the target.
GRASS
PHYSICAL
120 85% 10 One Target
EGG
Sludge
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Grassy Terrain
Activates Grassy Terrain for 5 turns, which heals non-airborne Pokémon for 1/16 max HP each turn and powers up Grass-type moves by 50%.
GRASS
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field

Bulbasaur's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Bulbasaur's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Bulbasaur's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Bulbasaur is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
200 231 263 294 45
Attack
103 134 166 197 49
Defense
103 134 166 197 49
Sp. Atk
135 166 198 229 65
Sp. Def
135 166 198 229 65
Speed
95 126 158 189 45
Total
318

Where to Find Bulbasaur in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you're looking for where to find Bulbasaur, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Bulbasaur in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Special Ways to Get Bulbasaur

You can get a free Gigantamax-capable Bulbasaur from Mustard in the Isle of Armor (DLC) after clearing Mustard's first trial.

Notes About Bulbasaur

If you pick Bulbasaur, you can't get Mustard's Gigantamax-capable Squirtle.
Location information on where to find Bulbasaur in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will be coming to the Marriland Pokédex in a future update! Thank you for your patience!

Pokédex Entries for Bulbasaur

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

Sword
There is a plant seed on its back right from the day this Pokémon is born. The seed slowly grows larger.
Shield
While it is young, it uses the nutrients that are stored in the seed on its back in order to grow.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

X
A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.
Y
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun's rays, the seed grows progressively larger.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

Black White Black 2 White 2
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.

Generation 4 Pokédex Entries

Diamond Pearl Platinum
For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.
HeartGold
The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
SoulSilver
It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger.

Generation 3 Pokédex Entries

Ruby Sapphire Emerald
BULBASAUR can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun's rays, the seed grows progressively larger.
FireRed
There is a plant seed on its back right from the day this POKéMON is born. The seed slowly grows larger.
LeafGreen
A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this POKéMON.

Generation 2 Pokédex Entries

Gold
The seed on its back is filled with nutrients. The seed grows steadily larger as its body grows.
Silver
It carries a seed on its back right from birth. As it grows older, the seed also grows larger.
Crystal
While it is young, it uses the nutrients that are stored in the seeds on its back in order to grow.

Generation 1 Pokédex Entries

Red Blue
A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this POKéMON.
Yellow
It can go for days without eating a single morsel. In the bulb on its back, it stores energy.
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