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Tru
るー
Poké Ball
Tru Torterra.png
Diamond's Torterra
Debuts in Stagestruck Starly
Caught at Jubilife City
Evolves in Ring Around the Roserade I
Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II
Gender Male
Ability Overgrow
Nature Relaxed
Current location With Diamond
Turtwig Grotle Torterra
This Pokémon spent 8 rounds as Turtwig and 14 rounds as Grotle.

Tru (Japanese: るー ), known as Wig in Chuang Yi's translations, is a Torterra owned by Diamond in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

History

Diamond & Pearl chapter

As a Turtwig

Tru first appeared in Stagestruck Starly, as one of the three Pokémon given to Platinum from Professor Rowan. Platinum sends him out of his Poké Ball alongside Chimler and gives him a Pokédex for her bodyguards (who will arrive wearing red and green mufflers), and instructs him to give it to whichever one he likes. Matching the description, Tru chooses Diamond as his Trainer and gives him the Pokédex. Right after that, a flock of Starly appear and begin attacking the group, which results in the three starters fighting and defeating them.

In Ring Around the Roserade I, after leaving the Old Chateau the group meets Gardenia, who somewhat nudges them into challenging her the next day. The three soon begin training with the starter Pokémon when Cynthia walks by and notices that the three are going to evolve. Quickly after saying this the three evolve, with Tru evolving into a Grotle.

In Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone, the group enter Mt. Coronet and encounter the leader of Team Galactic, Cyrus. He has his Probopass attack them with a powerful Rock Slide for being "noisy" around the site of his Nosepass and Magneton's evolutions, and Pearl and Platinum become trapped under the rubble. The Luxio they met before shows up and uses his X-Ray vision to find the two that were buried, and has Tru and Lax use Tackle to help break the two out.

Diamond and Tru

In Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II, Tru is used in the fight against the Galactic Grunts in order to stop them from capturing Platinum. He starts by using Razor Leaf to block his opponents view and attack at the same time, impressing Paka and Uji. With their advice Tru uses Stealth Rock to assist Chimler by making a platform for him to reach the middle of the battle. Chimler then uses a spinning Ember, defeating the group of Staravia. The two then evolve into Torterra and Infernape and the group flees to the top of a building with a satellite dish on top of it. With Paka and Uji's guidance Chimler attacks wildly with Ember and Tru attacks with Earthquake, causing the satellite dish to fall on top of the Grunts. Pearl then realizes that Chimler's random attacks forced the Grunts into the spot behind the satellite and weakened it at the same time. With Tru's Earthquake knocking it down the Grunts had nowhere to run, trapping them.

In Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, Tru is used in a double battle alongside Chimler at the Seven Stars Restaurant, fighting against a Trainer's Bibarel and Hippopotas. Bibarel attacks Chimler with Water Gun and Hippopotas attacks Tru with Sand Tomb. The two counter with Fury Swipes and Wood Hammer, knocking out both Pokémon.

In Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune II, Tru is used to battle two Scientists that were attacking Diamond and Platinum. With his high defense he easily takes the Scientist's Kricketune's attack, but soon falls asleep from its Sing.

As a Grotle

In Floatzel and Jetsam, Tru is used in Platinum's Gym battle against Crasher Wake and his Quagsire. The two start by charging each other and begin a wrestling match. After a while Quagsire used its superior strength to pick up Tru and throw him into the water, which also knocked Platinum in as well. In a few moments neither of them surface and Wake assumes they drowned and calls the battle off. Platinum calls out from the other side of the arena, revealing that they slipped by him when underwater. Tru then attacks with Giga Drain, knocking Quagsire out.

In Lucky Lucario I, Tru is trained on Iron Island by Riley alongside Lax and Don. The three start by battling against Riley's Lucario and are quickly defeated due to Lucario's speed. Despite the loss Riley points out that the three have amazing defense and work wonderful together. After this Riley took the group into a cave and they are attacked by a wild Steelix. Lax and Don manage to hold it down long enough for Tru to attack with Crunch, making the Steelix flee. After the training Tru learned to overcome his weakness in speed and learned a technique called "Dia-Mach-One-and-Only Razor Leaf" which allows him to fire a single Razor Leaf at a high speed.

In Chancing Upon Chingling, once Diamond was spotted by the Advanced level Grunt, Tru was used with Diamond's other Pokémon to battle against him but proved to be no match for his strength. In Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia VI, Tru was used alongside the other Pokémon to battle against the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. With the help of Diamond and Pearl's Pokémon and with a combined technique, they were all able to destroy the Red Chains controlling them.

Platinum chapter

In Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost), Tru battled against a wild Rotom that Diamond and Pearl were trying to protect. Diamond sent out Tru to battle against it due to it having a type advantage over Rotom's Wash Form, but Rotom continued to switch and attacked with Overheat, Air Slash, and Blizzard, rendering Tru's attacks useless.

Personality and characteristics

Like his Trainer, Tru is a very relaxed and carefree Pokémon, and adjusts well to difficult situations, similar to how he can take great amounts of damage due to his high defense. He is caring and kind, always willing to help out. He is very brave as well and does not back down from a challenge.

Moves used

Lax Tru Tackle.png
Using Tackle as a Grotle
Tru Crunch.png
Using Crunch
Move First Used In
Tackle Robust Rotom
Razor Leaf  Ring Around the Roserade I
Stealth Rock Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II
Earthquake  Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II
Wood Hammer  Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas
Giga Drain Floatzel and Jetsam
Withdraw Problematic Probopass and Mad Magnezone II*
Crunch  Lucky Lucario II
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
Tru Mach One Razor Leaf.png Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I Razor Leaf None
Description: In order to ensure maximum velocity, Diamond orders Tru to launch but a single leaf with manyfold the speed a normal Razor Leaf would be able to travel at. Because it reaches the target near-instantly, Diamond cannot finish the attack order before it hits.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese るー From ナエトル Naetle
English Tru* From Turtwig
Wig* From Turtwig
Korean 모부 Mobu From 모부기 Mobugi
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿龜 / 阿龟 Ā Guī From 草苗龜 / 草苗龟 Cǎomiáoguī
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿龜 A Gwāi From 草苗龜 Chóumìuhgwāi


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Turtwig, Grotle, and Torterra.


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