Torterra has the Overgrow Ability. This Ability increases the power of its Grass Type attacks by 50% when its HP falls below a third [33%] of its maximum. A second Ability is available to Torterra that come from the Dream World, the Shell Armor Ability. This Ability prevents opponents from landing a Critical Hit regardless the chances of a Critical Hit happening.
Torterra takes on the appearance of a tortoise that has a small tree growing out of its back. Rock-like spikes are also present on the sides of its face and back as well.
Torterra doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
The only way to obtain a Torterra is by way of evolution; evolving Grotle specifically.
Like its pre-evolutions Turtwig and Grotle, Torterra 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. Additionally, Torterra also appears at Sky Summit at PTC1-PTC4 1F-3F, PTC5-PTC8 1F-4F and PTC9 1F-5F.
In Mystery Dungeon 3, Torterra appears at Weird Mountain 15F-20F and Legendary Volcanic Island on Floors 26-28, 31 & 32, 36 & 37, 39 & 40, 44 & 45 and 47 & 48 in Dungeon Blazing Adventure Squad. Torterra appears at Weird Rockland and Weird Forest 20F-23F in the other two versions.
In Dungeon Stormy Adventure Squad Torterra appears at Legendary Wetland on Floors 26 & 27, 32-34, 36, 39-41, 44, 46, and 48 & 49. The floor range is slightly different at Legendary Mountains in Dungeon Light Adventure Squad, as Torterra appears on Floors 26, 28, 30, 33-35, 39-41, 44 and 49.
Torterra can be found at Sunny Seashore Desert 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Torterra appears in a total of six sets and a Diamond/Pearl Promo (Lv. X Card). It is listed as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl (2; 1 Lv. X Card), Majestic Dan, Stormfront, Platinum, and Unleashed sets.
A trainer named Maury would use a Torterra in the film The Rise of Darkrai.
Ash's Torterra appeared in the film Zoroark: Master of Illusions and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Really Mysterious Adventure.
Torterra's Manga information is unknown as of writing.
Torterra is in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. It has great offensive prowess and high powered STAB attacks in Wood Hammer and Earthquake. It has solid overall bulk and a decent defensive typing that grants it a nice set of resistances, allowing for it to take on common Pokémon like Lanturn, Garbodor, Rhydon, and Steelix. Torterra is relatively versatile, being able to act as a late-game sweeper or a tank. Torterra's best set is a Rock Polish set that boosts Torterra's poor Speed stat to respectable levels while Torterra has solid enough coverage to wallbreak or sweep. Torterra can also run a tank set with dual STABs, Stealth Rock, and Synthesis, which allows for it to provide team support while being able to consistently check certain threats. Lastly, Torterra can use its solid Attack stat to full use with a Choice Band set that serves as a powerful wallbreaker thanks to its strong STAB attacks. However, Torterra suffers from having some common weaknesses to Flying, Fire, and Ice, which are problematic when matched up against threats like Archeops, Pyroar, and Jynx. It has a lackluster Speed which makes it susceptible to being taken out by revenge killers and cannot pressure Xatu, which is problematic as a Stealth Rock setter.
Via Move Tutor
All Generation 5 Games
Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM09: Bullet Seed
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM08: Rock Climb
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