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Torterra (Pokémon)

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Grotle #388: Grotle
Pokémon
#390: Chimchar Chimchar
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Torterra (disambiguation).
Torterra
Continent Pokémon
ドダイトス
Dodaitose
#389
Torterra

Torterra

Torterra

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

Hidden Ability

Mega Torterra

Mega Torterra 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
7'03" 2.2 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
683.4 lbs. 310.0 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
#389
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#003
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-054
Almia
R-141
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
208
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
236
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
2
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
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Footprint
F389.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Grotle starting at level 32. It is the final form of Turtwig.

Biology

Torterra is a bulky quadruped Pokémon resembling a tortoise, with a large shell covering its back. There is a single, oak-like tree and three triangular, stony extensions resembling mountain peaks on the top of the shell. There is a patch of brown, resembling soil, next to the tree. A white rim surrounds the shell, and forms a diamond-shaped continuation on the front. Torterra's body appears sectioned, with the upper half being green and the lower half brown. Its mouth is jagged and at the end of its snout is a dark brown beak, giving it the appearance of a snapping turtle. Its lower jaw is green and there are two large spikes protruding from its cheeks. Torterra's small, red eyes are encircled by a black ring. Its legs are thick and they have four toes each, which appear as if they are actually jagged stones. There are three toes on the front and one on the heel.

Torterra's large and clean shell supports the lives of many small Pokémon, which occasionally gather and build their nests upon the shell. Some are born and spend their entire life there. Torterra migrate in search of water, creating the illusion of "moving forests". However, it is typically immobile.

In the anime

Torterra in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Torterra

Ash's Torterra debuted in The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore! when his Grotle evolved.

Paul's Torterra

Torterra's debut appearance in the anime was in Top-Down Training, where it was revealed to be Paul's starter Pokémon. It later helped Ash's Grotle cope with its reduced Speed in Aiding the Enemy.

Other

Torterra's first movie appearance was in The Rise of Darkrai, belonging to a Coordinator named Maury. It battled against Ash's Pikachu, and also tried to stop Darkrai.

Minor appearances

A Torterra appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP040 Torterra Ash's Pokédex Torterra, the Continent Pokémon. Torterra is the final evolved form of Turtwig. Sometimes small Pokémon will gather to make their nests on Torterra's back.
DP166 Torterra Dawn's Pokédex Torterra, the Continent Pokémon. Its large back and sanitary nature offer an ideal place for smaller Pokémon to build their nests.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Torterra in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Tru

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Diamond's Grotle, Tru, evolved into a Torterra in Veilstone City alongside Pearl's Chimler.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Torterra is the final form of Jun's starter Pokémon, Turtwig. It made it debut in this form in Hareta's Heart's Desire, where it was easily beaten by Koya's Absol.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Torterra appeared in Entry into Trainers' School!.

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 Some Pokémon are born on a Torterra's back and spend their entire life there.
HeartGold Ancient people imagined that beneath the ground, a gigantic Torterra dwelled.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Some Pokémon are born on a Torterra's back and spend their entire life there.
White
Black 2 Some Pokémon are born on a Torterra's back and spend their entire life there.
White 2
Generation VI
X Ancient people imagined that beneath the ground, a gigantic Torterra dwelled.
Y Small Pokémon occasionally gather on its unmoving back to begin building their nests.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Grotle
Platinum
Evolve Grotle
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve from the Global Link event Turtwig
Black 2 White 2
Evolve from the 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
Rand's House
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Advanced Mode A & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary Torterra Japanese Japan 100 June 5 to 11, 2013;
July 3 to 7, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Choice Band Choice Band (100%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
16/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
00Start Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
055 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
099 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
1313 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 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
3333 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
3939 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4545 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5151 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
5757 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Torterra obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torterra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torterra
  • 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 Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 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 Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
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 Torterra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torterra
  • 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 Torterra 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 Torterra in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torterra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torterra
  • 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 Frenzy Plant Grass Special 150 90% 5
X Y Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Torterra can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Torterra cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Torterra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torterra
  • 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 Torterra
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Torterra
  • 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
MDP389.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
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 4 field move.png
(Tackle ×4)
Browser entry  
It attacks by scattering leaves and shooting seeds.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Grass  Grass Assist.png
( Grass )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 4 field move.png
(Tackle ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It shoots leaves and grows vines to attack.
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
PPW389.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Torterra came to see the Meadow Zone. His favorite Attraction is Rhyperior's Bumper Burn!
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 389.png Spr b 4d 389.png Spr 4p 389.png Spr b 4d 389.png Spr 4h 389.png Spr b 4d 389.png
Spr 4d 389 s.png Spr b 4d 389 s.png Spr 4p 389 s.png Spr b 4d 389 s.png Spr 4h 389 s.png Spr b 4h 389 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 389.png Spr b 5b 389.png Spr 5b 389.png Spr b 5b 389.png
Spr 5b 389 s.png Spr b 5b 389 s.png Spr 5b 389 s.png Spr b 5b 389 s.png
Front Back Front Back
389MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Torterra images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

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

Trivia

Origin

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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 Black Tortoise of various Asian myths. It also may be based on the minogame.

Name origin

Torterra is a combination of tortoise and terra (Latin for ground). Terra may also refer to terrapins. It also bears similarity to tuatara (a type of lizard) and totara (a type of tree), both native to New Zealand.

Dodaitose may be a combination of 土 do (earth or ground), 大 dai (large), and tortoise. It may also involve 土台 dodai (foundation).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドダイトス Dodaitose From do, dai, 土台 dodai and tortoise
France Flag.png French Torterra Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torterra Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Chelterrar From Chelonia and terra
Italy Flag.png Italian Torterra Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 토대부기 Todaebugi From 토 (土)to, 대 (大)dae, and 거북이 geobugi. Also involves 토대 todae.


Related articles

External links

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