#3: Venusaur - Grass Poison Type



[PokeDex Entry]



The Seed Pokémon

  • Alpha-sapphire: There is a large flower on Venusaur’s back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower’s aroma soothes the emotions of people.

    Y: After a rainy day, the flower on its back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon.

    X: By spreading the broad petals of its flower and catching the sun’s rays, it fills its body with power.

    Prof. Lotus' Notes: It is often believed that the name origin is Venus or Venom, but I actually believe it's from Venes, the original latin word etymology for both those things, a suffix which means Poison (it's typing). Mix that in with Dinosaur. The Japanese name is フシギバナ (Fushigibana) a play on 不思議 (Fushigi) な(na) 花(Hana) - strange flower.
    I believe the Japanese naming offers a double entendre: Strange, isn't it?, and as a response and in agreement, it seems strange, finally the discovery of a strange flower. To me, when you put together, it seems like a poetic rendtion of age: Curiosity of youth, Acceptance of Adulthood, Sprout of Wisdom in Old Age.

    Gender Differences: Female's flower has a seed in it



  • 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