This article is about Ivysaur's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Ivysaur. Also, for information about Ivysaur in regards to Pokémon Trainer, see Pokémon Trainer (SSBU), Squirtle (SSBU), and Charizard (SSBU).

Ivysaur is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It was confirmed during Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation.





Changes from Brawl


Ground Attacks

Aerial Attacks

  • New neutral aerial.

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Whips a vine, then another, then extends the range for repeated vine slaps.
  • Forward Tilt: Leans forward and spins the leaves around the main bulb like a helicopter blade, hitting multiple times.
  • Up Tilt: Plants vines on the ground and launches body into the air.
  • Down Tilt: Whips two vines quickly along the ground. This attack now only hits once.
  • Dash Attack: Ivysaur perform a shoulder charge/headbutt.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Plants vines on the ground and launches the body forward.
  • Up Smash: Launches a burst of spores from the bulb.
  • Down Smash: Quickly whips out vines across the ground simultaneously on both sides.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack:

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Ivysaur points its bud towards the screen and spins it leaves, hitting 6 times.
  • Forward aerial: Slaps forward with a vine.
  • Back aerial: Turns its top toward the front of the screen, extends two vines far behind it, and spins.
  • Up aerial: Shoots a burst of spores out of the bulb.
  • Down aerial: Turns upside-down and shoots a burst of spores out of the bulb.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Vines squeeze opponent.
  • Forward Throw: Grabs opponent with vines and tosses them forward.
  • Back Throw: Grabs opponent with vines, does a full spin, and tosses them back.
  • Up Throw: Grabs opponent with vines and bounces them into the air with the bud on its back.
  • Down Throw: Grabs opponent with vines, does a flip, and smashes them to the ground.

Special Moves

Ivysaur's Special Moves
Brawl Ultimate
Standard Special Bullet Seed
Side Special Razor Leaf
Up Special Vine Whip
Down Special (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Solar Beam (of Triple Finish)


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added


Tips about a character's background and how to use that character can appear at random intervals on the loading screen. The player can also access the full list of tips at any time in the "Vault" section. The tips regarding Ivysaur are categorized as tips for Pokemon Trainer.

  • Ivysaur's Origins: Ivysaur debuted in Pokemon Red and Blue, released in North America in 1998. Due to the favorable type matchups, Ivysaur was very useful against Rock-type and Water-type opponents in the beginning Gyms.
  • In Its Series: Ivysaur is the evolved form of Bulbasaur, one of the three Pokemon you can choose in the beginning. Compared to the other two Pokemon, you can reach the third form, Venusaur, quickest.
  • Bullet Seed (Neutral Special): Ivysaur's Bullet Seed move not only shoots seeds, but if an opponent touches its body while it's using the move, that opponent can get launched!
  • Bullet Seed Firing Time (Neutral Special): Holding the special-move button will make Bullet Seed last longer. You'll be open to attack from the side, but if it hits, it deals a lot of damage.
  • Razor Leaf (Side Special): Quickly flick the control stick to the side as you press the button to shoot leaves farther. The trajectory of the leaves is random. They may fly diagonally instead of straight to the side.
  • Vine Whip (Up Special): Vine Whip can be used as many times as you want in midair and the direction it shoots out can be changed slightly. It can be used to grab the edge when falling off the stage.
  • Triple Finish (Final Smash): The three Pokemon combine their powers for this Final Smash. Ivysaur's Solar Beam has a long range and traps opponents hit by the attack.
  • Exploding Flower (Up Smash): It has a very high launch power, but the move is slow to activate. Use this move a bit early and try to predict where the opponent will land or where they will go after dodging.
  • Pollen from Bloom: Ivysaur's up smash, up air, and down air attacks all release pollen from the bud on its back. These moves excel at launching opponents.


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