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Taken from Bulbapedia.
Venusaur's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Games SSB
Move Razor Leaf
Rarity Common
English voice actor Eric Stuart (SSB, Melee)
Justin Anselmi (Ultimate)
Japanese voice actor Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (SSB, Melee)
Unshō Ishizuka (Ultimate)
Article on Bulbapedia Venusaur (Pokémon)

Venusaur (フシギバナ, Fushigibana) is a creature in the Pokémon media franchise.


Venusaur's official artwork from Pokémon Red and Green.

Venusaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is the final form of the starter Pokémon Bulbasaur and evolves from Ivysaur at level 32, the lowest of all the Kanto starters. Venusaur has a distinct plant on its back, which is made up of large leaves used for photosynthesis and an equally large flower. It gained a Mega Evolution in Generation VI. It is registered at #003 in the National Pokédex, and known as the "Seed Pokémon". While Venusaur was unused in the base games for Pokémon Sword and Shield until the release of Pokémon Home, it became obtainable in the games via The Isle of Armor DLC expansion, with a Gigantamax form.

Earthquake is a physical Ground-type move with 100 base power and 100% accuracy which hits all Pokémon adjacent to the user. Its good type coverage, high power with no drawbacks and wide availability makes it a staple of many movesets. Venusaur, like many other Pokémon, can learn it using TM26. However, Venusaur could not learn Earthquake until Generation III, while Super Smash Bros. Melee (the only game in which Venusaur appears as a summon) was released during Generation II.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

As a stage element[edit]

Venusaur in Super Smash Bros.
See also: Razor Leaf

Venusaur is one of five Pokémon which appear on the Saffron City stage in Super Smash Bros. When it appears from the Silph building, it shouts its name and attacks using Razor Leaf. When Venusaur appears, it initially "tackles" any character nearby, knocking them far away enough to take damage from Razor Leaf. The leaves have set knockback and keep the opponent suspended in the air as he or she takes damage (similarly to Chikorita's attack in later games). The sound effect heard is the same as the one for Starmie's Swift, and both attacks coincidentally are launched in similar fashions at similar speeds. Sometimes, Venusaur will pop out without performing an attack at all. This only happens when there's a character next to the door Venusaur comes out of.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Venusaur makes a very brief cameo appearance in the opening sequence, as well as numerous other appearances across the game.

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Venusaur in Melee.

Venusaur makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee and comes out of Poké Balls. Venusaur uses Earthquake, a move Venusaur actually couldn't learn at the time through any means (though in later games it could learn it via TM). While using Earthquake, the ground around Venusaur will shake and the player will see debris coming out of the ground to indicate the radius of the attack's quake hitbox. The attack is very similar to Donkey Kong's Hand Slap, except it's much stronger and covers more land. Any character that touches the ground within Earthquake's radius will take damage and high vertical knockback. Venusaur's attack does not harm the summoner.

AI-controlled characters will attempt to shield Venusaur's attack, treating it like a projectile instead of a disjointed hitbox. This normally fails, but if the computer player finds itself just outside the radius of the quake, they will hold their shield until it breaks or until the attack ends. If the computer player is using Fox or Falco, they will oddly attempt to reflect the quake, which also fails.

As a stage element[edit]

Venusaur's appearance on the Poke Floats stage.

A giant balloon of Venusaur (in actuality, the 3D model of Venusaur used in Pokémon Stadium for Nintendo 64) is one of the many floating and bending "platforms" that make the Poké Floats stage, along with Wooper and Snorlax. This Venusaur's flower petals act as fall-through platforms, and the stigma acts as a very short wall (and thus will cancel the momentum of a character that's been launched).

According to Masahiro Sakurai on Smabura-Ken, Venusaur and other Pokémon were planned to appear as stage elements on Pokémon Stadium, much like its earlier role on Saffron City. Although its model and animations were completed, Venusaur was cut due to programming issues and relegated to a Poké Ball summon.[1]


Venusaur features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the trophies that can be collected randomly in the Trophy Lottery.

Venusaur's trophy in Melee
Evolving from Ivysaur, this deceptively toxic Pokémon has a huge flower on its back that emits a cloying fragrance: the scent lulls its enemies into a state of calmness. Venusaur's flower synthesizes sunshine into pure energy for its Solarbeam move. Think of Grass- and Poison-type Pokémon and Venusaur comes first.
Pokémon Red & Blue (9/98)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Venusaur is briefly mentioned in Ivysaur's trophy description.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

While regular Venusaur does not appear, its Mega Evolution features as a trophy in both versions of the game.


In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Mega Venusaur trophy is part of the Mega Evolution Trophy Box.

Mega Venusaur's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Mega Venusaur's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Mega Venusaur
With a special type of Mega Stone called Venusaurite, Venusaur can Mega Evolve into Mega Venusaur in the middle of a battle. Not only does Venusaur get a large defense boost when it Mega Evolves, but the plants on its back grow so much, it looks like you're being attacked by a walking jungle. Now, that's got to be intimidating!
3DS: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (10/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a stage element[edit]

Venusaur attacking Rosalina in Ultimate.

Venusaur reprises its role as a stage element in the returning stage Saffron City.


Venusaur is also a spirit in World of Light, fought as a giant green Ivysaur on a poisonous floor.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Venusaur.png
★★ 2 1812 7293 802 3226 941 3787 Fire Weakness Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese フシギバナ, Fushigibana
UK English Venusaur
France French Florizarre
Germany German Bisaflor
Spain Spanish Venusaur
Italy Italian Venusaur
China Chinese 妙蛙花
South Korea Korean 이상해꽃, Isanghekkot
Netherlands Dutch Venusaur
Russia Russian Венузавр