Deoxys < Turtwig > Grotle

Species Type
Tiny Leaf Pokémon Grass.png
Number Ability
#387 Overgrow
Shell Armor
Height Weight
1'4" (0.4m) 22.5lbs (10.2kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Grotle
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster/Grass 45
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Attack Point

Turtwig (ナエトル) is the first Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Grass Type, and it is known as the Tiny Leaf Pokémon.

Turtwig has the Overgrow Ability. This Ability increases the power of all its Grass Type attacks by 50% when its HP falls below one-third of its maximum. A second Ability is available to Turtwig that come from the Dream World, the Shell Armor Ability. This Ability protects it from taking a Critical Hit.

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

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


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Turtwig takes on the appearance of a green turtle that has a leaf growing on the top of its head.

[edit] Gender Differences

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

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Turtwig is one of the Starter Pokémon in the Generation IV games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, received from Professor Rowan at Lake Verity.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Turtwig 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, Turtwig appears at Weird Mountain, Weird Rockland and Weird Forest 3F-7F and Final Mountain, Final Island and Final Cave 11F-15F.

Turtwig appears at Vien Beachside during a Quest in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Turtwig appears at Hinder Cape, but is Hidden in the Present, and in the Forest Temple mission Pidgeotto and the Switch Path in the Past by getting an A Rank in the Mission.

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

[edit] Trading Card Game

Turtwig appears in a total of seven sets, Pokémon Organized Play Series 6, 8, and 9 as a Rare Card in each POP set, and a Diamond and Pearl Promo. It is listed as a Common Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Majestic Dawn (2), Platinum, Rising Rivals (Gym Leader Card), Supreme Victors and Unleashed sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Ash would capture a Turtwig in the epsiode Gettin' Twiggy With It!, and would evolve into a Grotle in the episode Aiding the Enemy.

Paul picked Turtwig as his Starter and was shown with it in a flashback during the episode A Pyramiding Rage!.

Gardenia also used a Turtwig in a Turtwig vs Turtwig match in the episode The Grass Type Is Always Greener. Gardenia's Turtwig won this battle. In the Gym Battle against Ash, Gardenia's Turtwig would defeat Ash's Staravia, but would lose to Ash's Turtwig, whom would be defeated quickly by her Roserade.

[edit] Moves

Ash's Turtwig appeared in the films The Rise of Darkrai and Giratina and the Sky Warrior, along with the Pikachu Shorts Pikachu's Exploration Club and Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure.

[edit] Manga

Turtwig's Manga information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Turtwig is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is a First Stage Pokémon.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only One Starter Pokémon obtained from Professor Rowan (Lake Verity)
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 Made from soil, the shell on its back hardens when it drinks water. It lives along lakes.
IV Pokémon Pearl It undertakes photosynthesis with its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if it is thirsty.
IV Pokémon Platinum The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
IV Pokémon HeartGold Photosynthesis occurs across its body under the sun. The shell on its back is actually hardened soil.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Photosynthesis occurs across its body under the sun. The shell on its back is actually hardened soil.

V Pokémon Black The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
V Pokémon White The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
V Pokémon Black 2 The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
V Pokémon White 2 The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 220 314 -
126 141 235 258
119 133 227 249
Sp. Atk
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
103 115 209 229
60 67 161 177

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
5 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
21 Bite Dark.png 60 100 Physical
25 Mega Drain Grass.png 40 100 Special
29 Leech Seed Grass.png N/A 90 Status
33 Synthesis Grass.png N/A N/A Status
37 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
41 Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100 Special
45 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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