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29 amazing facts about Ivysaur |

Ivysaur is one of the most underrated Pokémon available.

Personally, I feel that it tends to be lost when people think of the three iconic Gen I initiators and their continued evolution.

Sure, Ivysaur might not look as dashing as Charmeleon or tough like the Wartortle, but Ivysaur is one hell of a powerful Pokémon for Phase two beginners.

In fact, Ivysaur shares the same base stats as Haunter, a well-known secondary strength Pokémon.

Here are 29 amazing facts about Ivysaur.

Ivysaur has the same number in the National Pokédex as the number in Pokémon Ranger's Fiore Browser: Number 002.

Ivysaur's first appearance in the animated Pokémon was in Episode 47, A Chansey Operation, where it was one of the wounded Pokémon bought to the clinic.

If you come across an Ivysaur in the wild, its catch rate will be 45, which means a 5.9% chance of catching it with a regular Pokéball.

In Pokémon GO, Ivysaur has an arrest rate of 10%.

Ivysaur is the only pure Grass / Poison-type Pokémon that doesn't need an evolutionary rock to achieve its ultimate form.

Bulbasaur evolves into Ivysaur at Level 16.

Ivysaur is the only second stage where Gen I evolved at Level 32. Both Charmeleon and Wartortle evolved at Level 36.

Ivysaur only shares the same type with three other Pokémon, Bulbasaur, Venusaur and Sunkern.

Ivysaur belongs to two groups of Eggs, which are Monsters and Grass.

Ivysaurs are exactly 1 meter (3 feet, 3 inches) tall.

Ivysaurs weigh 13 kg (28.7 lbs).

The sex ratio of hatching Ivysaurs was 87.5% to 12.5% male and female.

It takes 5,140 - 5,396 steps to hatch one of their eggs.

The weight of the raised tree on Ivysaur's back means it can't stand upright as Bulbasaur could, and as a result, it has extremely sturdy legs.

When the flower on Ivysaur's back is ready to bloom, it means that the Ivysaur will soon develop into a Venusaur.

Ivysaur's natural habitat is plain, it's weird that it's a grass Pokémon with a large tree growing on its back!

According to Pokédex entries, Ivysaurs can manipulate the nature that surrounds them.

Ivysaur's total base stats are 405. This number is the same as Haunter, Wobbuffet, Dugtrio and Pachirisu.

Its highest base stats are Special Defense and Special Attack stats, both of which are 80 per stat.

Ivysaur has no Pokémon that is immune to it.

It is super weak for the Flying, Fire, Telepathy, and Ice moves.

When it's shiny, Ivysaur's skin is a bright green rather than the usual emerald green and the bulb on its back is yellow rather than pink.

Ivysaur has appeared in three Super Smash Bros. games.

In Super Smash Bros.

Curiously, an Ivysaur with an English name cannot be traded on GTS without a nickname on Pokémon Black and White due to censors blocking Pokémon with an insulting nickname.

Ken Sugimori, the designer behind many Pokémon designs, confirmed in an interview in Japan that Ivysaur and its evolutionary arm were both based on frogs.

The bulb on Ivysaur's back is based on a parasitic flowering plant called Rafflesia.

In English, the name Ivysaur is derived from the word "ivy" meaning a genus of creeping or climbing botanicals, and "saur", the ancient Greek word for "lizard", although Ivysaur is based on a

In Japanese, Ivysaur's name is Fushigisou, which can be translated as "it sounds weird" or "strange grass".