Pokemon historian Dr. Lava has shared new details about Ivysaur, the evolution of the first Pokemon, Bulbasaur.
In the 1990s when Pokemon Red and Green were still in development, Game Freak first created Ivysaur before creating Bulbasaur. In fact, Ivysaur had a completely different design – its body was much flatter and it had very large palm-shaped plant on its back. This design was later scrapped and changed to what we know today.
Here’s the original design recreated by artist @RacieBeep:
Which is based on this sprite:
And here’s Ivysaur’s final design:
What do you think?