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|Name (Japanese), Number||Ivysaur (Fushigisou), 2|
|Name Pronunciation||Ivy - sore|
|Video game base stats¹|
|Height||3'3" (0.99 m)|
|Weight||29 lb (13.05 kg)|
|Signature Attack||Razor Leaf|
|Shiny color||The part of Ivysaur's body that is usually blueish turns green, and the flower bud on its back becomes yellow. Its leaves also darken.|
|Gender distribution||87.5% male, 12.5% female|
|¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.|
² Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
³ Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow
In this evolved form of Bulbasaur, the bud that Bulbasaur carries on its back has grown into a full ivy blossom; it will grow larger in sunlight. As the blossom grows, Ivysaur loses the ability to stand on its hind legs. The blossom produces a pleasant smell when it is ready to bloom, and Ivysaur is ready to evolve into Venusaur.
Its Japanese name, Fushigisou, is probably a combination of the Japanese words 不思議 (ふしぎ, fushigi, "mystery") and 草 (くさ, kusa, "grass"). The kanji for "grass" can also be read そう (sō). (see Kanji - Readings)
In all of the Pokémon games, the only way to get an Ivysaur is by evolving a Bulbasaur. Therefore, the availability of Bulbasaur dictates the availability of Ivysaur.
There has been one major appearance of Ivysaur in the anime. In the episode "The Secret Garden", Ash Ketchum and company stumbled upon an evolutionary ground for Bulbasaur that was protected by a Venusaur. They witnessed hundreds of Bulbasaur evolve into Ivysaur.
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