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Super Smash Bros. Character
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Special Moves
Standard:  Bullet Seed
Side:  Razor Leaf
Up:  Vine Whip
Down:  Pokémon Change
Final Smash:  Triple Finish (Solar Beam)

Ivysaur is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon from the Pokémon series whose only Mario-related appearance is in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character (one of Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon) and a Trophy. In the Pokémon series, it is the evolutionary form of Bulbasaur and evolves into Venusaur.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Ivysaur (SSBB)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Ivysaur appears as one of Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon along with Squirtle and Charizard. Ivysaur is found during the Subspace Emissary part of the game as a Trophy sitting inside a cave before Pokémon Trainer battles Charizard. Pokémon Trainer throws a Pokéball at it and it is caught. After that Ivysaur is used by the Pokémon Trainer in battle.

Special Moves[edit]

Bullet Seed[edit]

Ivysaur using Bullet Seed.
Main article: SmashWiki:Bullet Seed

Bullet Seed is Ivysaur's standard special move. When used, Ivysaur will shoot a barrage of seeds upwards into the sky, hurting anyone who happens to jump over Ivysaur. Bullet Seed can be used by Kirby after Ivysaur's powers have been copied.

This move is taken from the attack from the Pokémon series.

Razor Leaf[edit]

Ivysaur using Razor Leaf.
Main article: SmashWiki:Razor Leaf

Razor Leaf is the name of Ivysaur's side special move. In this move, Ivysaur will shoot out a faintly-glowing leaf at an opponent. The attack moves very slowly, but if an opponent is hit by it, the opponent will take 7% damage.

However, in the Pokémon series, a Pokémon using Razor Leaf would shoot out a great deal of very speedy leaves.

Vine Whip[edit]

Vine Whip being used.
Main article: SmashWiki:Vine Whip

This is Ivysaur's up special move, and will make use of the Tether Recovery tactic. When Ivysaur is sent falling off the edge, the player should use Vine Whip, and Ivysaur will grab onto a ledge with its vine, and retract the vine, to bring itself back up safety. However, the vine does have a limit to how far it can reach, and it won't go too far. Vine Whip does more damage if the opponent is hit farther along the vine; being hit by the tip of the vine causes a substantial amount of damage. If Ivysaur fails to grab an edge in the air with this move, he will be put into a helpless state.

Pokémon Change[edit]

Pokémon Change being used.
Main article: SmashWiki:Pokémon Change

Pokémon Change is Ivysaur's down special move. It returns Ivysaur into its Poké Ball, and sends out Charizard instead. If Squirtle used Pokémon Change, it returns into its Poké Ball and Ivysaur gets sent out. Ivysaur cannot be damaged while it is using Pokémon Change.

Solar Beam[edit]

Main article: Pokémon Trainer#Triple Finish
Main article: SmashWiki:Triple Finish

Ivysaur's role in Triple Finish is to use Solar Beam. Much unlike Squirtle and Charizard, Ivysaur shoots this devastating beam from the plant on its back. This part of the attack traps foes and keeps them from dodging the entire Final Smash.

Profiles & statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Instruction manual bio[edit]

"A Seed Pokémon that excels at attacks that cover it from above."


Name Image Game Description
Ivysaur BrawlTrophy041.png GB Pokémon Red/Blue A Seed Pokémon that is the evolved form of Bulbasaur. It has a flower bulb on its back, the weight of which has made it develop strong legs and hips. If the blossom gets too big, the Pokémon can't stand on two legs alone. At a certain level, it evolves into Venusaur. When this happens, the bulb absorbs nutrients and blossoms into a large-petaled flower.
GBA Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen


Image Game Effect
BrawlIvysaur.png Pokémon series [Grass] - Attack +29
Usable by: Pokémon Trainer

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
Ivysaur IvysaurTrophy3DS.png GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
GBA Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen (09/2004)
Watching your starter Pokémon evolve is an unforgettable experience. For many trainers, that first happened when Bulbasaur became Ivysaur. It might be difficult to say good-bye to cute little Bulbasaur, but before they know it, they'll be saying bye to Ivysaur, too, as it turns into a fully grown Venusaur!

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フシギソウ
Literally 不思議草, which mean "mysterious grass"; officially romanized Fushigisou.
French Herbizarre Pun of "herbe" (grass) and "bizarre".
German Bisaknosp Pun of "bisamratte" (muskrat) and "knospe" (bulb).
Portuguese (NOA) Ivyssauro A pun of the English name. Ssauro come from "dinossauro" (dinosaur).
Korean 이상해풀
Pun of "isanghada" (이상하다, strange) and "pul" (풀, grass).
Chinese Hong Kong: 奇異草
Taiwan / China: 妙蛙草


  • The name "Ivysaur" is a combination of the words ivy (from its ability to use ivy vines as arms and hands) and dinosaur (due to its dinosaur-like appearance).
  • Ivysaur's up smash attack, up aerial attack, and down aerial attack are very similar as they all revolve around releasing an explosion out of its flower bulb on its back.