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 ability 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”