Competitive Information for Bulbasaur [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Bulbasaur bulbasaur
Base Stats for Bulbasaur

Grass / Poison


Evolutions / Family:
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur

Weakness Chart for Grass/Poison-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
4x
  
0.5x
0.5x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
2x
  
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Bulbasaur? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.


Bulbasaur is an extraordinary Grass and Poison-typed Pokemon. Bulbasaur is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Bulbasaur is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Bulbasaur
Moveset:
- Solar Beam / Razor Leaf
- Growth
- Toxic
- Reflect

Special Sweeper Bulbasaur (Retro)

Bulbasaur is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. The original Red/Blue Pokemon had alot to deal with on the battle field. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2).
Razor Leaf is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Growth is a status move (raises your Bulbasaur's special by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Bulbasaur's defense is doubled).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Bulbasaur learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Vine Whip
35
100%
10
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Growth
--
--
40
Raises the user's Special by 1.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Bulbasaur can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Bulbasaur

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