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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, Machinegun Seed) is Ivysaur's neutral special move.


Bullet Seed is a move where Ivysaur shoots a barrage of seeds upwards 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 Super Smash Bros. 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 Super Smash Bros. 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[edit]

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.


In the Pokémon series, Bullet Seed is a physical 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 and can be bolstered by abilities like Technician and Skill Link. It is often learned at low levels by Grass-type Pokémon and has historically been an early-game TM. Ivysaur could learn this move through TM09 in Generations III and IV.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese タネマシンガン
UK English Bullet Seed
France French Balle Graine
Germany German Kugelsaat
Spain Spanish Recurrente
Italy Italian Semitraglia
China Chinese (Simplified) 种子机关枪
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 種子機關槍
South Korea Korean 기관총
Netherlands Dutch Kogelzaad
Russia Russian Выстреливающие Семена

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