How to Draw Bulbasaur Pokémon

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Bulbasaur, the Seed Pokémon, is a dual-type Grass and Poison Pokémon of Generation I. Its name is a combination of the words "bulb," referring to the plant on its back, and "dinosaur," describing its saurian appearance.

Bulbasaur first appeared in the Pokémon animated series episode entitled "Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village," in which he was defeated by Pikachu and captured by Ash.

Along with Charmander and Squirtle, Bulbasaur is one of the three starter Pokémon from which a trainer can choose on the early Pokémon games.

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They are rare in the wild; most Bulbasaur are raised by Pokémon breeders for distribution to new trainers. Bulbasaur may evolve into Ivysaur at level 16, and Venusaur at level 32. Each year, many Bulbasaur gather in the Kanto region to evolve into Ivysaur during a special ceremony.

The plant on Bulbasaur's back grows from a seed that is planted there at its birth. This plant provides Bulbasaur with energy via photosynthesis, and it essential to many of Bulbasaur's fighting moves.

Would you like to draw a grinning Bulbasaur? This easy, step-by-step Pokémon drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a piece of paper, a pencil, and an eraser. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

Bulbasaur, I choose you!

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Bulbasaur Pokémon

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing an oval. This will form the basis for Bulbasaur’s head.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 2

2. Detail the shape of the head. Add ears by enclosing triangular shapes on top of the head. Notice how the tips of the ears are rounded. Use a curved line to detail the shape of the jaw.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 3

3. Draw the back of the head using a short, curved line. Then, enclose the rounded shape of the body.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 4

4. Draw Bulbasaur’s legs. For each leg, extend a pair of curved lines from the upper body. Draw small rounded triangles to form the claws, enclosing the foot in the process.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 5

5. Sketch the rear legs using curved lines. Notice the rounded nature of the squatting legs. Use small rounded triangles to form the claws.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 6

6. Erase guide lines from the head and body.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 7

7. Draw the plant that resides on Bulbasaur’s back. Extend two curved lines from the back, nearly enclosing a semicircle shape. Connect the lines using a series of “V” shaped lines. Then, use curved lines to enclose additional parts of the plant on either side of this shape. Connect these lines to the center of the plant using small “V” shaped lines.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 8

8. Draw spots on Bulbasaur’s forehead, legs, and back. In each set of spots, include a large, rounded, roughly diamond shaped spot, and one or more smaller, triangular spots.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 9

9. Detail Bulbasaur’s face. Use curved lines to enclose Bulbasaur’s large, smiling mouth. Draw a curved line through the mouth to indicate the tongue, and two small, inverted triangles at the top of the mouth to indicate teeth. Enclose teardrop shapes to form the eyes. Indicate the iris of the eye using a curved line, and a narrow oval for the pupil. Indicate the eyebrows and nostrils using short lines.

How to Draw Bulbasaur: Step 10

10. Color your Bulbasaur. He is typically turquoise or bluish green in color, with a pink tongue, green spots, and a green plant on his back.

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