>>39222391>So? It still counts, Bulbafag.
No it doesn't, retard
if you want to go that route then>Red has Venusaur in Adventures (the main manga series)>Red has Venusaur in Pocket Monsters manga (Clefairy manga)>Red has Venusaur in 4koma comics
and there's a manga based on the TCG where the main protagonist has a Mega Venusaur.
None of these matter because the mangas aren't part of the games canon, but TPC has established Bulbasaur as the main character's pokemon several times even in merchs.
even the TCG artbook cover shows Venusaur fighting Charizard, which only happens if Red picked Bulbasaur and Blue picked Charmander.