Depending on the version of the game, Pokemon Let's Go assigns either Eevee or Pikachu as the starter Pokemon before the player ever leaves Pallet Town. While the two starters have perks unique to Pokemon Let's Go and special moves that can turn the tide of battle easily, catching them all means collecting the original three starter Pokemon, too. Here's how players can get their hands on a Bulbasaur.
To Catch a Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur can indeed be caught in both versions of Pokemon Let's Go. Players can hunt in the grass of Viridian Forest for a chance at finding the elusive Pokemon. However, Bulbasaur is a rare spawn in this area, meaning players should be ready to catch one if they're lucky enough to find one. Plan on bringing Razz Berries to improve the catch rate, and if the player has access to them already, higher level Pokeballs like the Great Ball.
Adopt a Bulbasaur
If hunting one down in the wild doesn't work out, the good news is that there's a way to get a Bulbasaur that's nearly identical to how it worked in Pokemon Yellow. Players should go to Cerulean City for a chance at this Pokemon. Once there, head to the Pokemon Center and then one house to its left. Inside, a woman is rehabilitating Pokemon with a Bulbasaur in front of her.
If the trainer talks to her, she'll mention that she's looking for a good home for the Bulbasaur, but will only give it to someone who's a worthy enough trainer. In this case, it means the player needs to have caught at least 30 Pokemon. If they have, she'll hand it over right then and there. Otherwise, the player can come back after acquiring enough Pokemon. Bulbasaur comes with the moves Growl, Leech Seed, Scratch, and Vine Whip.
As with all Generation 1 Pokemon, Bulbasaur can also be transferred to Pokemon Let's Go from Pokemon GO, if the user has caught or traded for Bulbasaur in the mobile game. However, this requires accessing the Go Park in Fuchsia City, so the above two methods are ideal for players who want Bulbasaur sooner rather than later.
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee are out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.