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Grotle (Pokémon)

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Turtwig #387: Turtwig
Pokémon
#389: Torterra Torterra
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Grotle (disambiguation).
Grotle
Grove Pokémon
ハヤシガメ
Hayashigame
#388
Grotle

Grotle

Grotle

Grotle
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Shell Armor
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Grotle

Mega Grotle Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
213.8 lbs. 97.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#388
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#002
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-053
Almia
R-140/N-040
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
141
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F388.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Grotle (Japanese: ハヤシガメ Hayashigame) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Turtwig starting at level 18 and evolves into Torterra starting at level 32.

Biology

Grotle with acorns

Grotle is a quadruped Pokémon with light green skin and a large shell covering its back. The shell is composed of hardened soil and conforms to the shape of Grotle's body, extending from its forehead to the tip of its short tail. The shell appears sectioned and is yellow with three long, brown ridges atop it. There are two bush-like trees growing around the outermost ridges. Grotle's lower jaw is yellow and has triangular extensions on the cheeks, while its upper jaw has a hooked tip. Its feet are yellow and have three claws each.

Grotle has the ability to sense where pure water wells up, and will carry other Pokémon on its back to these sources. Grotle lives in forests, but leaves during the day to allow more sunlight on its trees. Berries grow on the trees, attracting some species of Pokémon. In the anime, Grotle is seen to produce acorn-like nuts instead.

In the anime

Grotle in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Grotle

Ash's Turtwig evolved into Grotle in Aiding the Enemy!. This marked Grotle's debut appearance in the anime. In The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, Grotle evolved into Torterra.

Minor appearances

A Grotle appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Multiple Grotle appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP100 Grotle Ash's Pokédex Grotle, the Grove Pokémon and the evolved form of Turtwig. Grotle lives near water in forests, and leaves the forest during the day to allow light to shine on the tree on its shell.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Grotle in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Tru

Diamond had a Grotle named Tru, which is his Turtwig's evolved form. It became stronger and (slightly) faster in this new form, but was scarcely used for battles, as it would have been ineffective against Gardenia's Grass-type Pokémon, though it still helped Platinum train for future Gym battles. Soon afterwards, the Grotle became a Torterra alongside Chimler in Veilstone City fighting a legion of Galactic Grunts, and its power and endurance grew tremendously.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Jun's Turtwig evolved into a Grotle off-screen and later into Torterra.

In the TCG

Main article: Grotle (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 It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
Pearl The shell is hardened soil. Some Pokémon come to peck the berries growing on the trees on its back.
Platinum It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
HeartGold A Grotle that lives in the forest is said to have its own secret springwater.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
White
Black 2 It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
White 2
Generation VI
X It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
Y It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Turtwig
Platinum
Evolve Turtwig
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Global Link event Turtwig
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Global Link event Turtwig
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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
Vien Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Advanced Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Sunny Seashore

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 89
84 - 155 164 - 304
Defense: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 36
36 - 96 69 - 188
Total: 405   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
055 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
099 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
1111 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1717 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
2222 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2727 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
3232 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
3737 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4242 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4747 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
5252 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Grotle obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlowpokeSlowbroSnorlax Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
LaprasSnorlaxChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropius Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurCuboneMarowakSunkern
SunfloraAronLaironAggronBergmiteAvalugg
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Nidoking Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
OddishGloomTangelaRoseradeTangrowth Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsprout
WeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedot
NuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropius
CherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperior
CottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoongussPhantump
Trevenant
Growth Normal Status —% 20
GibleGabiteGarchomp Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
BulbasaurExeggutorSunkernShroomishBreloom Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
VictreebelCarnivine Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
VictreebelCarnivine Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrDruddigon Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
VictreebelCarnivine Swallow Normal Status —% 10
NidokingCuboneMarowakTotodileCroconawFeraligatr
LarvitarPupitarTyranitarTyruntTyrantrum
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
TangelaTangrowth Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Mudkip Wide Guard* Rock Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grotle in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Grotle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Grotle can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Grotle cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP388.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching leaves like daggers.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Grass  Grass Assist.png
( Grass )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

387Turtwig.png
Unevolved
Turtwig
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 18
388Grotle.png
First evolution
Grotle
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32
389Torterra.png
Second evolution
Torterra
 Grass  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 388.png Spr b 4d 388.png Spr 4p 388.png Spr b 4d 388.png Spr 4p 388.png Spr b 4h 388.png
Spr 4d 388 s.png Spr b 4d 388 s.png Spr 4p 388 s.png Spr b 4d 388 s.png Spr 4p 388 s.png Spr b 4d 388 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 388.png Spr b 5b 388.png Spr 5b 388.png Spr b 5b 388.png
Spr 5b 388 s.png Spr b 5b 388 s.png Spr 5b 388 s.png Spr b 5b 388 s.png
Front Back Front Back
388MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Grotle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 4p Grotle intro.png
Platinum intro's sprite

Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Grotle is based on a snapping turtle, but may also originate from a World Turtle, most likely Akūpāra. The minogame could be another inspiration.

Name origin

Grotle is a combination of grove and turtle. It may also derive from grotto or grow, referring to its Grass type.

Hayashigame is a combination of 林 hayashi (grove) and 亀 kame (turtle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハヤシガメ Hayashigame From hayashi and kame
France Flag.png French Boskara From bosquet and carapace
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grotle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Chelcarain From Chelonia, Carapax, and Hain
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수풀부기 Supulbugi From 수풀 supul and 거북이 geobugi


Related articles

External links

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Pokémon
#389: Torterra Torterra


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