Bulbasaur - Pokémon TCG - Grass Type
Bulbasaur is a Grass Type in the Pokémon TCG, and is known as one of the three Starter Pokémon. The most recent appearance of Bulbasaur is in the SM Black Start Promo release. The bulb on the back can store and provide energy through photosynthesis. Bulbasaur are very loyal Pokémon even after periods of abandonment. Bulbasaur is number 1 out of 900 Pokémon. The first Bulbasaur was released in the Base Set expansion released in 1996 (Japanese) and in 1999 (English). Since the Base Set, Bulbasaur is in 16 English expansion sets, 21 Japanese expansion sets, and has 21 different TCG cards (Bulbapedia).
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Bulbasaur Build A Baer Workshop Exclusive TCG card was released in the Build-A-Bear Workshop Pokemon Collection. The Build-A-Bear Workshop Pokemon Collection was released in 2015, and the Bulbasaur plush and TCG card was released in 2017.
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Base Set Bulbasaur is an all-time favorite because it was part of the first TCG expansion, Base set, which was released in 1999. Additionally, the artwork is from the infamous Mitsuhiro Arita who capture a perfect moment of a Bulbasaur shooting seeds out of its bulb. The value lies within its nostalgic tie to the beginning of TCG.
Shining Legends Bulbasaur is another top favorite probably due to the artist, Mizue. Mizue specializes in unique Pokémon poses, soft palettes, and adventurous ethereal backgrounds.
Gym Challenge Bulbasaur is another favorite card. The artwork was created by Ken Sugimori who is the boss of Pokémon art and design. The best part of this card that makes it different from the rest is the trainer, Ericka, being present in the corner. It's a nice added detail that ties to the expansion.
FireRed & LeafGreen Bulbasaur brings a warming illustration to players. The artwork is done by Atsuko Nishida who depicts this Bulbasaur in a very innocent lens by him reaching out with his hand to get the prized apple.
Bulbasaur Characteristics (Pokémon)
|Best Offense Attack||Vine Whip, Power Whip|
|Best Defense Attack||Vine Whip, Sludge|
|Most Affected By||Normal, Poison, Ground, Rock, Bug, Ghost, Steel, Dragon, Dark|
|Weakness||Flying, Fire, Psychic, Ice|
|Resistance||Fighting, Water, Grass, Electric, Fairy|
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Bulbasaur TCG English Timeline (Bulbapedia)
|January 1999 - Base Set||
Bulbasaur (44) - Common
Bulbasaur Shadowless (44) - Common
February 2000 - Base Set 2
Bulbasaur (67) - Common
Bulbasaur (68) - Common
|May 2002 - Legendary Collection||Bulbasaur (68) - Common|
|October 2000 - Gym Challenge||Erika's Bulbasaur (39) - Uncommon|
September 2002 - Expedition Base Set
Bulbasaur (94) - Common
Bulbasaur (95) - Common
|March 2004 - Ex Team Magmam VS Team Aqua||Bulbasaur (39) - Common|
|August 2004 - FireREd & LeafGreen||
Bulbasaur (54) - Common
Bulbasaur (55) - Common
|April 2005 - POP Series 2||Bulbasaur (12) - Common|
|August 2006 - EX Crystal Guardians||
Bulbasaur (45) - Common
Bulbasaur (46) - Common
|November 2007 - Secret Wonders||Bulbasaur (77) - Common|
|August 2009 - Supreme Victors||Bulbasaur (93) - Common|
|May 2012 - Dark Explorers||Bulbasaur (1) - Common|
October 2017 - Shining Legends
February 2021 - McDonald's Collection
|Bulbasaur (1) - Common|
|March 2019 - Detective Pikachu||Bulbasaur (1) - Holo Common|
|November 2016 - November 2021 - SM Black Star Promos||Bulbasaur (SM198) - Detective Pikachu Promo|