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*Turtwig, along with {{p|Totodile}}, are the only starters who evolve at level 18. This is also the highest level a starter Pokémon evolves through level-up.
 
*Turtwig, along with {{p|Totodile}}, are the only starters who evolve at level 18. This is also the highest level a starter Pokémon evolves through level-up.
 
*Turtwig is the only starter Pokémon that knows {{m|Withdraw|a move}} that is neither {{type2|Normal}} nor its primary type when given to the player.
 
*Turtwig is the only starter Pokémon that knows {{m|Withdraw|a move}} that is neither {{type2|Normal}} nor its primary type when given to the player.
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===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 09:37, 19 January 2010

Deoxys #386: Deoxys
Pokémon
#388: Grotle Grotle
Turtwig
ナエトル Naetle
#387
387Turtwig.png
Artwork from Platinum
Type
Grass '
Category
Tiny Leaf Pokémon
Ability
Overgrow
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#001
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
22.5 lbs.
Imperial
10.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F387.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Plant groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 64 Battle Exp.: 641*

Turtwig (Japanese: ナエトル Naetle) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Grotle starting at level 18, who evolves into Torterra starting at level 32.

Along with Chimchar and Piplup, it is one of the three starter Pokémon the player can choose at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Biology

Physiology

Turtwig's appearance is characteristic of a turtle or tortoise, and it is primarily light green in coloration. Its prominent, yellow-colored jawbone may denote a relationship to the snapping turtle. Its green and yellow body is covered by a shell. A small seedling grows on a brown-colored patch on its head, similar to the plant bulb on Bulbasaur's back and the leaf on Chikorita's head, the plant part revealing its Grass-type nature. The brown shell on its back has a thick black stripe and rim, and is apparently made of earth. Turtwig’s eyes are yellow, as are its feet, and Turtwig’s tail is small.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Turtwig can utilize the Sun in order to use moves like Synthesis and SolarBeam. Its rock hard shell provides great defense but reduces its speed. Turtwig receives a huge power boost to its Template:Type2 moves when it is weary from battle. Turtwig are also capable of many other Grass-type moves such as Razor Leaf and Giga Drain.

Behavior

Turtwig is a Pokémon that tends to be non-violent. As a show of affection, some Turtwig have been known to chomp their trainer's head. The leaf on its head will wilt if it becomes thirsty. As a result, it lives in areas that are close to lakes.

Turtwig is also sometimes either shy and lazy, or outgoing and protective.

Habitat

Turtwig are somewhat scarce in the wild. They're usually given to young Pokémon Trainers as a starter Pokémon by Professor Rowan. Turtwig can be found living along lakes in dense forests.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

As a plant-based Pokémon, Turtwig usually nourishes itself through photosynthesis. It can eat berries like other Pokémon. It also drinks water, which hardens its soil-based shell. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.

In the anime

Turtwig made its debut appearance in Following a Maiden Voyage.

Ash obtained his Turtwig in Gettin' Twiggy With It.

The Gym Leader Gardenia has a Turtwig that first appeared in The Grass-Type is Always Greener!.

Another Turtwig also appeared in Classroom Training!.

Paul's starter was a Turtwig, which has fully evolved into a Torterra. It appeared as a Turtwig in a flashback with Paul in A Pyramiding Rage!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP005 Turtwig Ash's Pokédex Turtwig, the Tiny Leaf Pokémon. Its shell is made of earth and when it absorbs water, it becomes harder.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Diamond owns a Turtwig, which he nicknamed "Wig" in Pokémon Adventures, which evolved into a Grotle simultaneously with Chimhiko (Pearl's Chimchar), and Platinum's Piplup in Eterna City, and then again in Veilstone City into a Torterra along with Chimhiko.

In the TCG

Main article: Turtwig (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 Made from soil, the shell on its back hardens when it drinks water. It lives along lakes.
Pearl It undertakes photosynthesis with its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if it is thirsty.
Platinum The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
HeartGold たいようの ひかりを あびて ぜんしんで こうごうせいを する。 こうらは つちが かたくなったもの。
SoulSilver たいようの ひかりを あびて ぜんしんで こうごうせいを する。 こうらは つちが かたくなったもの。
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
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Platinum
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201
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
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Nakibi Beach
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 68
65 - 132 126 - 258
Defense: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 31
32 - 91 60 - 177
Total: 318   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.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A7DB8D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
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

Turtwig
Unevolved
Turtwig
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 18


Grotle
First evolution
Grotle
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32


Torterra
Second evolution
Torterra
 Grass  Ground 

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 387.png Spr 4p 387.png Spr 4p 387.png Spr b 4d 387.png
Spr 4d 387 s.png Spr 4p 387 s.png Spr 4p 387 s.png Spr b 4d 387 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 387.png Spr 5b 387.png Spr b 5b 387.png
Spr 5b 387 s.png Spr 5b 387 s.png Spr b 5b 387 s.png
Turtwig For other sprites and images, please see Turtwig images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Turtwig is the heaviest of the basic forms of all of the starters.
  • Turtwig, along with Totodile, are the only starters who evolve at level 18. This is also the highest level a starter Pokémon evolves through level-up.
  • Turtwig is the only starter Pokémon that knows a move that is neither Template:Type2 nor its primary type when given to the player.
  • Turtwig is the first Grass starter Pokémon that can learn a move.

Origin

Turtwig is based on a snapping turtle with plant characteristics.

Name origin

Turtwig is a combination of turtle and twig. Naetle is derived from 苗 nae, the Japanese word for sprout, and turtle.

In other languages

  • German: Chelast - From Chelonia (the genus of the green turtle) and Ast (branch).
  • French: Tortipouss - From tortue (tortoise) and pousse (bud).
  • Korean: 모부기 Mobugi - Combination of 모 Mo (sprout) and 거북이 Geobugi (turtle).
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 草苗龜 Caǒ Miáo Guī

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