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