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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.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Ivysaur appears as one of Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon along with Squirtle and Charizard. Its neutral special move is Bullet Seed, which involves it shooting seeds directly upward, its up special is Vine Whip, which has it attack with a vine that strikes upward, and its side special is Razor Leaf, which involves it throwing it a grass projectile forward. Its down special is Pokémon Change, in which the Pokémon Trainer returns Ivysaur and sends out Charizard, or sends it out if Squirtle is the active Pokémon. For the group's collective Final Smash, Triple Finish, Ivysaur attacks with SolarBeam.

Ivysaur has a certain amount of stamina, which decreases as he remains on the battlefield and weakens its attacking power. Ivysaur also has an extended grab in the form of two vines, but unlike other characters it does not function as a Tether Recovery; this is instead given to Vine Whip. In addition, Ivysaur, like in the Pokémon games, takes less damage from water attacks but takes more from fire attacks.

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 Poké Ball at it and it is caught. After that Ivysaur can be used during the campaign.

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. It is also a pun on 不思議そう, which means "(it seems) mysterious".
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