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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[edit]

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[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.

Origin[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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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