Turtwig < Grotle > Torterra

Species Type
Grove Pokémon Grass.png
Number Ability
#388 Overgrow
Shell Armor
Height Weight
3′7″ (1.1m) 213.8 lbs. (97kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Turtwig Torterra
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster/Grass 45
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Attack Point
1 Defense Point

Grotle (ハヤシガメ) is the second Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Grass Type, and it is known as the Grove Pokémon.

Grotle has the Overgrow Ability. This Ability increases the power of all its Grass Type attacks by 50% when its HP falls below a third [33%] of its maximum. A second Ability is available to Grotle that come from the Dream World, the Shell Armor Ability. This Ability prevents opponents from landing a Critical Hit.

Turtwig can evolve into a Grotle starting at Level 18, and gain the opportunity to evolve a second time into Torterra starting at Level 32.

Grotle is in the Egg Groups Monster and Grass, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Grotle 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Grotle takes on the appearance of a green turtle that has a pair of bush-like plants growing on its back.

[edit] Gender Differences

Grotle doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

The only way to obatin a Grotle is by evolving a Turtwig.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Like its base form Turtwig, Grotle appears at Mystifying Forest B1-B13 and Mystery Jungle B1-B29 in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. The floor ranges are the same in Explorers of Sky, but the two respective dungeons are called Mystic Forest and Mystery Jungle.

In Mystery Dungeon 3, Grotle appears at Weird Mountain, Weird Rockland and Weird Forest 10F-14F and Final Mountain, Final Island and Final Cave 21F-26F.

Grotle appears at Vien Forest in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Grotle appears in the Northwest section of Canal Ruins in the Present, and in the Thunder Temple mission Are You for Riolu in the Past by getting an S Rank in the Mission.

Grotle appears at Sunny Seashore Desert 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Grotle appears in four sets and a Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Promo. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Majestic Dawn, Platinum and Unleashed sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Ash's Turtwig would evolve into Grotle in the episode Aiding the Enemy, and would evolve into a Torterra in the episode The Fleeting Tower of Sunyshore!. Unfortunately, Volkner had to postpone his Gym Battle with Ash as a result of Team Rocket's attack on Sunyshore City during the events of that episode.

Prior to that, Grotle put on an impressive battle against Candice in Ash's Gym Battle at Snowpoint City, defeating her Sneasel before being beaten by her Abomasnow.

[edit] Moves

Ash's Grotle appeared in the film Giratina and the Sky Warrior and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Great Sparking Search.

[edit] Manga

Grotle's Manga information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Grotle is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it hasn't reached its final evolved form.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Turtwig
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black 2/White 2 None Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
IV Pokémon Pearl The shell is hardened soil. Some Pokémon come to peck the berries growing on the trees on its back.
IV Pokémon Platinum It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
IV Pokémon HeartGold A Grotle that lives in the forest is said to have its own secret springwater.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver A Grotle that lives in the forest is said to have its own secret springwater.

V Pokémon Black It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
V Pokémon White It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
V Pokémon Black 2 It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
V Pokémon White 2 It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 260 354 -
164 183 277 304
157 175 269 295
Sp. Atk
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
121 135 229 251
69 77 171 188

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
Withdraw Water.png N/A N/A Status
9 Absorb Grass.png 20 100 Special
13 Razor Leaf Grass.png 55 95 Physical
17 Curse Ghost.png N/A N/A Status
22 Bite Dark.png 60 100 Physical
27 Mega Drain Grass.png 40 100 Special
32 Leech Seed Grass.png N/A 90 Status
37 Synthesis Grass.png N/A N/A Status
42 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
47 Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100 Special
52 Leaf Storm Grass.png 140 90 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM33 Reflect Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Worry Seed Grass.png -- 100% Status
Growth Normal.png -- --% Status
Tickle Normal.png -- 100% Status
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Sand Tomb Ground.png 35 85% Physical
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Thrash Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Amnesia Psychic.png -- --% Status
Superpower Fighting.png 120 100% Physical
Stockpile Normal.png -- --% Status
Swallow Normal.png -- --% Status
Spit Up Normal.png  ?? 100% Special
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Wide Guard Rock.png -- --% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Grass Pledge Grass.png 50 100% Special

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status
Superpower Fighting.png 120 100% Physical
Synthesis Grass.png -- --% Status
Worry Seed Grass.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] By TM/HM

[edit] By Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold and Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Turtwig Grotle Torterra
Level 18 -- Level 32

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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