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Torterra possess a giant, flat-looking shell that resembles those of the {{wp|ankylosauria|ankylosaurs}}. The rim of the shell is white and above their heads is a diamond-shaped extension of the rim. Torterra carry on their shells an enormous tree with soil nearby and three mountain peaks on its back, giving the impression that one is looking at a landscape from a distance. Their bodies are bulky and seem to be too big for their shells. Their bulk no longer allows them to withdraw into their shells as easily as they could as Turtwig, though it gives a sufficient amount of protection from foes. Their main body colors are a dull green on their backs and heads with a brown underbelly and legs. Torterra have several vertical lines running across their backs, though they have fewer lines going across their bellies. They bear two large spikes that jut out of the sides of their heads, making it look somewhat like an Ankylosaurs. Torterra's eyes are intimidating, encircled by a black ring and bearing small red pupils. Their mouth is jagged and at the end of their snout is a dark brown beak, giving them the appearance of a snapping turtle. Their thick, tree trunk-like legs are massive and powerful in order to hold up their enormous, heavy bodies. They bear three toes on each of their legs and appear as if they are actually jagged stones.
 
Torterra possess a giant, flat-looking shell that resembles those of the {{wp|ankylosauria|ankylosaurs}}. The rim of the shell is white and above their heads is a diamond-shaped extension of the rim. Torterra carry on their shells an enormous tree with soil nearby and three mountain peaks on its back, giving the impression that one is looking at a landscape from a distance. Their bodies are bulky and seem to be too big for their shells. Their bulk no longer allows them to withdraw into their shells as easily as they could as Turtwig, though it gives a sufficient amount of protection from foes. Their main body colors are a dull green on their backs and heads with a brown underbelly and legs. Torterra have several vertical lines running across their backs, though they have fewer lines going across their bellies. They bear two large spikes that jut out of the sides of their heads, making it look somewhat like an Ankylosaurs. Torterra's eyes are intimidating, encircled by a black ring and bearing small red pupils. Their mouth is jagged and at the end of their snout is a dark brown beak, giving them the appearance of a snapping turtle. Their thick, tree trunk-like legs are massive and powerful in order to hold up their enormous, heavy bodies. They bear three toes on each of their legs and appear as if they are actually jagged stones.
   
Their shell is the basis of their classification as the Continent Pokémon, befitting not only for their shell's appearance, but also for the size of Torterra's actual body. Despite their great size, these Pokémon are peaceful in nature and enjoy being with others of their own kind, preferring to bask in sunlight as they do not like to fight. When immobile, they look as if they are part of the ground upon which they rest, not as though they were a sleeping Pokémon. Because of this appearance, there are occasions when small Pokémon will gather and build nests on the shell of a stationary Torterra. When Torterra do move, they often move in herds in search of water. These herds give the impression of a moving forest. Torterra is the heaviest of all the final evolved starters, and the second tallest, coming in only behind {{p|Feraligatr}}.
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Their shell is the basis of their classification as the Continent Pokémon, befitting not only for their shell's appearance, but also for the size of Torterra's actual body. Despite their great size, these Pokémon are peaceful in nature and enjoy being with others of their own kind, preferring to bask in sunlight as they do not like to fight. When immobile, they look as if they are part of the ground upon which they rest, not as though they were a sleeping Pokémon. Because of this appearance, there are occasions when small Pokémon will gather and build nests on the shell of a stationary Torterra, who don't seen to notice or, if they do, mind. When Torterra do move, they often move in herds in search of water. These herds give the impression of a moving forest. Torterra is the heaviest of all the final evolved starters, and the second tallest, coming in only behind {{p|Feraligatr}}.
   
 
===Physiology===
 
===Physiology===

Revision as of 00:03, 30 June 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Grotle
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Chimchar 000
Torterra
ドダイトス Dodaitose
#389
200px
Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Type
Grass Ground
Category
Continent Pokémon
Ability
Overgrow
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#003
Regional Browser numbers
Height
7′03″
Imperial
2.2 m
Metric
Weight
683.4 lbs.
Imperial
310.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F389.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Monster and
Plant groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 208 Battle Exp.: 2081*

Torterra (Japanese: ドダイトス Dodaitose) is a dual-type Grass/Ground Pokémon.

Torterra comes with the ability Overgrow, which increases the power of Grass-type attacks by 50% once the Pokémon has less than one-third of its maximum HP.

Torterra evolves from Grotle starting at Level 32. It is the final evolution of Turtwig.

Biology

Torterra possess a giant, flat-looking shell that resembles those of the ankylosaurs. The rim of the shell is white and above their heads is a diamond-shaped extension of the rim. Torterra carry on their shells an enormous tree with soil nearby and three mountain peaks on its back, giving the impression that one is looking at a landscape from a distance. Their bodies are bulky and seem to be too big for their shells. Their bulk no longer allows them to withdraw into their shells as easily as they could as Turtwig, though it gives a sufficient amount of protection from foes. Their main body colors are a dull green on their backs and heads with a brown underbelly and legs. Torterra have several vertical lines running across their backs, though they have fewer lines going across their bellies. They bear two large spikes that jut out of the sides of their heads, making it look somewhat like an Ankylosaurs. Torterra's eyes are intimidating, encircled by a black ring and bearing small red pupils. Their mouth is jagged and at the end of their snout is a dark brown beak, giving them the appearance of a snapping turtle. Their thick, tree trunk-like legs are massive and powerful in order to hold up their enormous, heavy bodies. They bear three toes on each of their legs and appear as if they are actually jagged stones.

Their shell is the basis of their classification as the Continent Pokémon, befitting not only for their shell's appearance, but also for the size of Torterra's actual body. Despite their great size, these Pokémon are peaceful in nature and enjoy being with others of their own kind, preferring to bask in sunlight as they do not like to fight. When immobile, they look as if they are part of the ground upon which they rest, not as though they were a sleeping Pokémon. Because of this appearance, there are occasions when small Pokémon will gather and build nests on the shell of a stationary Torterra, who don't seen to notice or, if they do, mind. When Torterra do move, they often move in herds in search of water. These herds give the impression of a moving forest. Torterra is the heaviest of all the final evolved starters, and the second tallest, coming in only behind Feraligatr.

Physiology

Upon evolution, the two bushes on Grotle's back turn into a single, small, bonsai-like tree. What appears to be three miniature mountains have also grown on its back.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Torterra is a Pokémon that tends to be nonviolent. Calm and collected, Torterra will tolerate many things, even Pokémon nests being built on its back.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Torterra's first appearance was in Top-Down Training, where it was revealed to be Paul's starter Pokémon.

Torterra also appeared in the movie The Rise of Darkrai. It battled Ash's Pikachu.

In the manga

Diamond's Grotle evolved into a Torterra.

In the TCG

Main article: Torterra (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond Small Pokémon occasionally gather on its unmoving back to begin building their nests.
Pearl Groups of this Pokémon migrating in search of water have been mistaken for "moving forests".
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Grotle
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Batonnage Vien Forest

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 95
155 - 202 300 - 394
Attack: 109
102 - 177 200 - 348
Defense: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Sp.Atk: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Total: 525   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Start Wood Hammer Grass Physical
Previous Tackle Normal Physical
Withdraw Water Status
Absorb Grass Special
Razor Leaf Grass Physical
Curse Unknown Status
Bite Dark Physical
Mega Drain Grass Special
32 Earthquake Ground Physical
33 Leech Seed Grass Status
39 Synthesis Grass Status
45 Crunch Dark Physical
51 Giga Drain Grass Special
57 Leaf Storm Grass Special

By TM/HM

# Generation IV Type Cat.
TM05 Roar Normal Status
TM06 Toxic Poison Status
TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status
TM17 Protect Normal Status
TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special
TM20 Safeguard Normal Status
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass Special
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM33 Reflect Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal Status
TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status
TM70 Flash Normal Status
TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status
TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status
TM78 Captivate Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
HM01 Cut Normal Physical
HM04 Strength Normal Physical
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting Physical
HM08 Rock Climb Normal Physical

By breeding

By tutoring

Template:Tutor Template:Mtentry4a


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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box Template:EvoChart Box

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 389.png Spr 4p 389.png Spr 4h 389.png Spr b 4d 389.png
Spr 4d 389 s.png Spr 4p 389 s.png Spr 4h 389 s.png Spr b 4d 389 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 389.png Spr 5b 389.png Spr b 5b 389.png
Spr 5b 389 s.png Spr 5b 389 s.png Spr b 5b 389 s.png
Torterra For other sprites and images, please see Torterra images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • On a weight basis, Torterra is the heaviest final form of a starter Pokémon weighing a whopping 683.4 pounds (310.0 kilograms).
  • Torterra shares the same species type with Groudon. Both of them are known as the Continent Pokémon.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Torterra.

Origin

Torterra has aspects of a snapping turtle and an ankylosaurus, a species of armored dinosaur. It may also be based upon the world turtles in various mythologies that carry worlds upon their backs, or perhaps the Xuanwu/Genbu of various Asian myths. The head and legs make it resemblant to a Home's Hingeback Tortoise, a reptile that lives in Central African rainforest.

Name origin

Its name comes from tortoise and terra, which is Latin for "ground". The -terra may also refer to terrapins. Its Japanese name may come from 土 do, earth or ground, 大 dai, large, and tortoise. 土台 dodai also means foundation. Its German name, Chelterrar, comes from Chelonia and terra.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Article on Wikipedia

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