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Turtwig (Pokémon)

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Deoxys #386: Deoxys
Pokémon
#388: Grotle Grotle
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Turtwig (disambiguation).
Turtwig
Tiny Leaf Pokémon
ナエトル
Naetle
#387
Turtwig

Turtwig

Turtwig

Turtwig
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 Turtwig

Mega Turtwig 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
1'04" 0.4 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
22.5 lbs. 10.2 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
#387
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#001
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-052
Almia
R-139/N-039
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
64
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F387.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Turtwig (Japanese: ナエトル Naetle) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

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

Along with Chimchar and Piplup, Turtwig is one of three starter Pokémon of Sinnoh available at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Biology

Turtwig is a small, light green, quadruped Pokémon resembling a turtle or tortoise. Its eyes, feet, and lower jaw are yellow. Its body is covered by a brown shell that is composed of earth. The shell has a thick black stripe and a black rim. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist. A small seedling grows on a brown patch on its head. This seedling will wilt if the Pokémon becomes thirsty. As a plant-based Pokémon, Turtwig usually nourishes itself through photosynthesis. It also drinks water, which hardens its soil-based shell. Due to its status as a starter Pokémon, a wild Turtwig is hard to come by and it is generally found under the ownership of Trainers.

In the anime

Turtwig in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Turtwig

Ash obtained his Turtwig in Gettin' Twiggy With It!. It eventually evolved in Aiding the Enemy!, and again in The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!.

Paul's Turtwig

Paul's starter Pokémon was a Turtwig, which has fully evolved into a Torterra. It appeared as a Turtwig in a flashback with Paul in A Pyramiding Rage! where it was watching Reggie battle Brandon.

Other

Turtwig made its debut appearance in Following a Maiden Voyage. It was a starter Pokémon Professor Rowan was giving out. It had a relaxing nature and it was eating almost the whole time. Another Turtwig owned by Rowan appears in SS024.

The Gym Leader Gardenia has a Turtwig that first appeared in The Grass-Type is Always Greener!. It was used in the Gym battle against Ash in The Grass Menagerie. It defeated Staravia, but lost to Ash's Turtwig.

Minor appearances

Another Turtwig appeared in Dawn of a New Era!. It was under the ownership of a Trainer at the Pokémon Center.

Another Turtwig also appeared in Classroom Training!. A young boy was using it at the Trainers' School to battle a Chimchar.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Multiple Turtwig appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region! alongside Grotle and Torterra.

A Turtwig appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Turtwig is Jun's starter Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!. It was partnered with Hareta's Piplup to battle Mars's Zubat and Purugly. It later appeared as a Torterra, having evolved from Grotle earlier.

Gardenia also has a Turtwig which was used in the Gym Battle against Hareta's Misdreavus.

In the TCG

Main article: Turtwig (TCG)

In the TFG

One Turtwig figure has been released.

Other appearances

Turtwig appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a trophy.

Trophy Information

"A Tiny Leaf Pokémon. Despite its animal appearance, Turtwig actually has vegetation sprouting from its head. The shell on its back is made of soil and hardens when it drinks water. Much like a plant, Turtwig performs photosynthesis, absorbing sunlight and making oxygen. It also relies heavily on water to keep its plant healthy and thus spends a lot of time near lakes. Turtwig evolves into Grotle."

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 Photosynthesis occurs across its body under the sun. The shell on its back is actually hardened soil.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
White
Black 2 The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
White 2
Generation VI
X Photosynthesis occurs across its body under the sun. The shell on its back is actually hardened soil.
Y It undertakes photosynthesis with its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if it is thirsty.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Platinum
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
Global Link event
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after defeating the Elite Four twice

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
Nabiki Beach
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Hinder Cape
Forest Temple
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Turtwig Japanese PGL 10 October 29, 2010 to November 30, 2011
BW Global Link Turtwig Korean PGL 10 June 1, 2011 to June 1, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Turtwig English PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Turtwig French PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Turtwig German PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Turtwig Italian PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Turtwig Spanish PGL 10 December 6, 2012 to July 31, 2013

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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
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
2121 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2525 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2929 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
3333 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
3737 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4141 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4545 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Turtwig obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Turtwig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Turtwig
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 Turtwig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Turtwig
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 Turtwig 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 Turtwig in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Turtwig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Turtwig
  • 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   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Synthesis Grass Status —% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Turtwig can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Turtwig cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Turtwig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Turtwig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor 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
MDP387.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
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: None
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting leaves and seeds.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Grass  Grass Assist.png
( Grass )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
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
PPW387.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Turtwig often plays in the Meadow Zone. He played Bulbasaur's Daring Dash to save Chikorita!
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 387.png Spr b 4d 387.png Spr 4p 387.png Spr b 4d 387.png Spr 4p 387.png Spr b 4d 387.png
Spr 4d 387 s.png Spr b 4d 387 s.png Spr 4p 387 s.png Spr b 4d 387 s.png Spr 4p 387 s.png Spr b 4d 387 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 387.png Spr b 5b 387.png Spr 5b 387.png Spr b 5b 387.png
Spr 5b 387 s.png Spr b 5b 387 s.png Spr 5b 387 s.png Spr b 5b 387 s.png
Front Back Front Back
387MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Turtwig images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Turtwig is the heaviest of the basic forms of all of the starter Pokémon.
  • Turtwig is the only starter Pokémon to know a stat-raising move when initially received as a player's first Pokémon.

Origin

Bulbanews
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Turtwig is based on a snapping turtle with plant characteristics.

Name origin

Turtwig is a combination of turtle and twig.

Naetle is a combination of 苗 nae (sprout) and turtle.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ナエトル Naetle From nae and turtle
France Flag.png French Tortipouss From tortue and pousse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Turtwig Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Chelast From Chelonia and Ast
Italy Flag.png Italian Turtwig Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모부기 Mobugi From mo and 거북이 geobugi


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