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Bullet Seed

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Bullet Seed
Ivysaur Neutral B SSBU.gif
Ivysaur using Bullet Seed in Ultimate.
User Ivysaur
Universe Pokémon
Article on Bulbapedia Bullet Seed (move)

Bullet Seed (タネマシンガン, Seed Machine Gun) is Ivysaur's neutral special move.


Overview

When this move is used, Ivysaur will send a barrage of seeds ascending from its bulb, trapping opponents in the rapid hits and dealing repeated damage to them. At the start of the move, there is a hitbox at Ivysaur's sides to launch opponents into the attack. In Brawl, Bullet Seed can deal 40%-50% damage to a trapped opponent. If the opponent is trapped optimally (without the initial hit), the move can deal over 70% damage. If the special button is held, it will last up to 5 seconds. In Ultimate, the move's maximum potential damage output is reduced to about 20% damage. The move also has a finishing hit at the end which launches the victim away, making it less punishable, but reducing follow-up potential. If the special button is held, it will last up to 2 seconds.

Instructional quotes

Super Smash Bros. Brawl instruction booklet IvysaurHeadSSBB.png Attack by launching tiny seeds upwards in a rapid machine-gun-like fashion.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List IvysaurHeadSSBU.png Rapidly fires seeds from the bud. The button can be held to make the attack last longer.

Origin

Bullet Seed in Generation VI Pokémon games.
Bullet Seed being used in Generation V Pokémon games.

In the Pokémon series, Bullet Seed is a Physical (as of Generation IV) Grass-type attack that was introduced in Generation III. In battle, Bullet Seed is a weak attack, only having 10 base power for each hit in Generations III and IV, and 25 base power for each hit in Generation V onwards. However, Bullet Seed can hit two to five times for each time the move is used. It is often learned at low levels by Grass-type Pokémon. Ivysaur could learn this move through TM09 in Generations III and IV.

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Trivia

  • In Brawl, Kirby's copied version of this move can continue for much longer than the original version. This is also true of Bowser's Fire Breath and Charizard's Flamethrower.
  • The fact that this move can continue for a maximum of 5 seconds in Brawl may be a reference to its behavior in the Pokémon games, where it can hit a maximum of 5 times.

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