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Venusaur held an important role in the start of Pokemon back in the 1990s. Not only was he the final evolution of one of three starters, he was also the mascot for one of the first two Pokemon games: Pokemon Green Version (ポケットモンスター緑).
Like most Pokemon, Venusaur was designed by Ken Sugimori. Fun fact: Venusaur is apparently Sugimori's least favorite pokemon. Apparently the reason behind this is it's difficulty to draw.
In The Games
As mentioned before, Venusaur is the mascot for green version. In 2004, a remake of green version called Leaf Green Version was released, with Venusaur also as the mascot. Venusaur also appears in all of the main pokemon games, each having a different sprite.
Appearances in Other Games
In the Manga
In the Anime
Venusaur makes several appearances in the Pokemon anime. Unfortunately, his appearances are minor for the most part. The character May has a bulbasaur that eventually evolves into Venusaur, but is rarely shown after its evolution.
In the first Pokemon movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, one of the trainer's has a Venusaur named BruteRoot. Mewtwo clones it and creates an alternately colored Venusaur referred to as "Venusaurtwo".
Fun Fact: The first Venusaur to appear in the pokemon anime was not until the 43rd episode.