Venusaur (Japanese: フシギバナ Fushigibana) is the Grass/Poison-type Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region, evolved from Ivysaur and Bulbasaur. Venasaur is the Version Mascot for the games Pokémon Green and Pokémon LeafGreen.



Pokémon Green Artwork

Venusaur's Red & Blue Artwork

Venusaur is a large dinosaur like Pokémon that is somewhat similar in appearance to its pre-evolved forms, Ivysaur and Bulbasaur. Its skin still retains a light turquoise color, but it no longer has the spots, and it appears more rough and scaly with bumps here and there. The former bulb on its back has now fully bloomed into a gigantic flower and its ears have lightened up as well.

In the anime

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Venusaur first appeared in the anime as a gigantic robot, constructed for an amusement park, in the episode Island of the Giant Pokémon!.

Another Venusaur appeared in the episode Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. It aided in the evolution ceremony for a large number of Bulbasaur.

May owns a Venusaur, which she used in a competition during the episode Pruning a Passel of Pals!. It is unknown when her Venusaur evolved as it was still a Bulbasaur when she left Ash Ketchum's group.

Palace Maven Spenser owned a Venusaur, first seen in the episode Cutting the Ties that Bind, where it was used against a group of Beedrill. In the episode Ka Boom with a View, Spenser again used his Venusaur, this time in battle against Ash.

The leader of the Orange League, Drake, used a Venusaur in a battle against Ash in the episode Enter the Dragonite.


Venusaur is the final stage of Bulbasaur and evolves from Ivysaur starting at level 32.

Game info

Venusaur first appeared in the original Generation I games as the final evolved form of the starter Pokémon Bulbasaur. As with other starter Pokémon and their evolved forms, Venusaur is not obtainable in the wild and must be obtained through trade or by evolving Ivysaur.


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Evolve Ivysaur None
Yellow Evolve Ivysaur None
Gold and Silver Trade None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Evolve Ivysaur None
Diamond and Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Ivysaur None
Black and White Trade None

Spin-off game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Ivysaur
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest

Pokédex entries



Generation I

Main article: Venusaur/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Venusaur/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Venusaur/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Venusaur/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
1 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
1 Leech Seed 90% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
1 Vine Whip 35 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
3 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
7 Leech Seed 90% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
9 Vine Whip 35 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
13 PoisonPowder 75% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
13 Sleep Powder 75% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
20 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
23 Sweet Scent 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
28 Growth —% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
31 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
32 Petal Dance 120 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
39 Worry Seed 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
45 Synthesis —% 5 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
53 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.




  • Japanese: フシギバナ (Fushigibana in Romaji) from the Japanese words Fushigi (不思議) which means strange and Hana (花) which means flower.
  • English: "Venusaur" is probably a combination of "Venus" (as in "Venus fly trap") and the Greek sauros, meaning "lizard" (as in "dinosaur").
  • French: "Florizarre" a combination of the words "fleur" (flower) and "bizarre" (bizarre).


  • Female Venusaur are slightly different because they have a seed on their back, which shows that it can give birth to a new Bulbasaur.
  • Venusaur, Meganium, and Torterra are similar in form and shape, however, they have different appearances and Venusaur has a giant flower, while Meganium has giant petals, and Torterra has a giant tree.                         
  • The flower on Venusaur's back might be a rafflesia flower.
  • The version mascot for Generation 1's Pokemon Green which happened to only be released in Japan and was replaced by Pokemon Blue, which featured Blaistoise as version mascot, for release outside of Japan, it's counterpart Pokemon Red (featuring Charizard as mascot) was released worlwide however. 
  • Venusaur has the same cry as either Dragonair or Dragonite.

See also

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