A strange seed is planted on Bulbasaur’s back at birth which sprouts into a plant. The toad-esque Bulbasaur makes up for lack of size with a will of iron—especially trained by someone like Ash. This Pokémon’s confidence and ensnaring vine abilities make it a powerful ally. In “Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village,” Ash finds Bulbasaur to be very tough and extremely difficult to capture in the wild—but Ash finally captures it with great persistence.

First appearance: Episode 10—”Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village”