With this move, Ivysaur will send a barrage of seeds ascending from it's bulb, inflicting 40%-50% damage to foes trapped within the assault. Any opponents to Ivysaur's immediate left and right hit by the animation will get launched into the stream of seeds, making the move even more effective with its hidden small horizontal range. The special attack button can be held to continuously shoot seeds, but only for about 5 seconds (similar to the actual Pokémon games, where it can only hit up to five times). The sheer damage and the opponent being caught in the air offers Ivysaur's powerful up-smash to knock the opponent off the screen.
Interestingly, Bullet Seed actually does more damage if the opponent isn't struck by the initial shockwave, keeping them much closer to Ivysaur. Over 70% damage can be dealt this way.
Bullet Seed is a fairly weak attack in the Pokémon games, but is capable of hitting up to 2-5 times in one turn similar to it's multi-hitting properties in Smash Bros.
|Ivysaur's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Bullet Seed|
|Side Special||Razor Leaf|
|Up Special||Vine Whip|
|Down Special||(Pokémon Change)|
|Final Smash||Solar Beam (of Triple Finish)|