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 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.
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.
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