Ivysaur is the middle evolution of the Bulbasaur line where it evolves into Venusaur at Level 32. It is known as the Seed Pokémon and is a Grass/Poison type.
Unlike Bulbasaur, the bulb on Ivysaur's back has partially bloomed into a pink bud with large green leaves, thanks to exposure from sunlight and apparently from drawing energy from Ivysaur's own body. The budding flower is heavy enough that Ivysaur has difficulty standing on its hind legs, but its four legs and torso grow thick and strong from the weight of the flower, even as a quadruped. Aside from assisting its bud's growth, sunlight also increases Ivysaur's strength.
If Ivysaur starts spending more time lying in the sunlight, it is a sign that the bud will bloom into a large flower soon, which would be heralded by the bud giving off a sweet, pleasant aroma and the species' evolution into its final form, Venusaur.
Super Smash Bros.
Ivysaur appears as a playable character Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is one of Pokémon Trainer's three Pokémon, alongside Squirtle and Charizard.
Ivysaur returns as a playable character as part of Pokémon Trainer, alongside Squirtle and Charizard, in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like Squirtle and Charizard, it is no longer subject to stamina, and thus remains effective throughout a fight. Unlike Brawl, Pokémon Trainer is an unlockable character instead of a starter character.
- Ivysaur is the only Grass-type Pokémon to be playable in the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Ivysaur is the first quadrupedal playable character in the series.