#1: Bulbasaur - Grass Poison Type


[PokeDex Entry]



The Seed Pokémon

  • Alpha-sapphire: Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun’s rays, the seed grows progressively larger.

    Y: For some time after its birth, it grows by gaining nourishment from the seed on its back.

    X: A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon.

    Prof. Lotus' Notes: Hi, I'm Professor Lotus. I see you've found my notes. Did you know, Pokemon (ポケモン) is derived from a japanese portmantaeu of (ポケト Poketo / Pocket) and (モンスタMonsuta / Monster), and the design of pokeballs is actually based on capsule toys called ガチャポン - Gachapon. My theory: this is why Gotcha appears when you've caught a Pokemon - as homage, but, I take it you're here for Bulbasaur.

    Bulbasuar is likely a portmantaeu of Bulb (plant on it's back) and Dinasaur. It's Japanese name is フシギダネ (Fushigidane), which can be seen as a play on words of 不思議種 (不思議 - Fushigi (Miracle) and 種 - Tane (Seed/Bulb)), but translated literally, it means - isn't it strange?



  • FIRE

    2x - Super-Effective

    WATER

    0.5x - Not-Effective

    ELECTRIC

    0.5x - Not-Effective

    GRASS

    0.25x - Not-Effective

    ICE

    2x - Super-Effective

    FIGHTING

    0.5x - Not-Effective

    FLYING

    2x - Super-Effective

    PSYCHIC

    2x - Super-Effective

    FAIRY

    0.5x - Not-Effective