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So far, there are only two notable Grass-type specialists: Erika of Celadon City and Gardenia of Eterna City.
Defensively speaking, against most types, the Grass-type performs middlingly; Ice-type moves (and to a lesser extent Template:Type2 moves) are commonly carried by special attackers. An exception to this is certain Template:Type2 Pokémon, many of which carry Hidden Powers of various types (in response to the Template:Type2 Pokémon they cannot normally damage). (If the Hidden Power of said Pokémon is not of the Template:Type2, it will be forced to rely on other moves likely lacking same-type attack bonus or support its team via disabling moves, etc.) It is also weak to Template:Type2 and Template:Type2 moves. Given all of this, along with their exposure to a majority of the types (five, tied with Rock-types) , Grass-types are difficult to switch into play.
In spite of that, it is typical for Grass-types to learn Leech Seed (among other disabling moves). This enables these Pokémon to provide support to the rest of a team, and can make them difficult to faint. In addition, a particular asset of this type is being the only one immune to Leech Seed. However, it can be affected by Leech Seed if the previous Pokémon was seeded and has Baton Passed into a Grass-type Pokémon. Also, resistances to Water-, Electric- and even Template:Type2 help the Grass-type to block many common moves.
Offensively, the main problem Grass-type moves face is that nearly all of the few Pokémon they are advantageous against are also weak to moves of other types, hence making them seem dwarfed by the other moves. Other problems are that too many Pokémon types resist these moves to rely on them as a main form of dealing damage, and most of them aren't very powerful. Making matters worse, the majority of Grass-types have very narrow movesets, often where the only damage-dealing level up moves are Grass-type and Normal-type moves (as seen in the movesets of Meganium, Cherrim, and Sunflora families, among others).What the Grass-type is best at is taking down Water/Ground Pokémon (like Swampert), Rock/Ground Pokémon(which are rather common) on which they deal four times normal damage; additions seen such as Grass Knot in later generations have also made the type more attractive in this regard.
Grass Pokémon seem to be affected by weather conditions more than most other Pokémon. This makes sense due to their closeness with plants and nature. Most power up under intense sunlight, while a few others work best under other conditions. Pokémon such as Ludicolo in heavy rain, Cacturne in sandstorms or Abomasnow in hailstorms are such Grass-types.
When used in contests, Grass-type moves typically become Smart moves, but can also be any of the other four Contest types.
In total, there are 55 Pokémon with the Grass-type.
Pure Grass-type Pokémon
Half Grass-type Pokémon
Primary Grass-type Pokémon
Secondary Grass-type Pokémon
- The Grass-type is tied with the Template:Type2 for the largest number of weaknesses when unpaired, with five: Bug, Flying, Ice, Fire and Poison.
- Grass-type is also the most resisted type with seven types that resist it.
- Due to being the type of the first starter Pokémon in all generations, the Grass-type is the first type in all regional Pokédexes. It is also the first type in all Pokédex-like listings except for Almia's Browser.
- Although about a third of the Grass-type Pokémon were introduced in Generation I, only one is a pure Grass-type.
- Generation I is the only generation not to introduce a dual-type Grass/Flying Pokémon.
- The Grass-type has been paired with every type that it is super effective against.
- All Pokémon that have seven weaknesses are all partially of the Grass-type.
- All Grass/Poison Pokémon are part of a three-stage evolutionary line.
- Both Grass-type Gym Leaders have been female so far.
- There is at least one Pokémon with each type combination that has a double weakness to Grass. For example, Omanyte is Water/Rock, Whiscash is Water/Ground, and Rhydon is Ground/Rock. Water and Flying have this distinction as well.
In other languages
- Dutch: Gras
- Finnish: Ruoho Grass or "weed"
- French: Plante
- German: Pflanze
- Hebrew: עשב esev
- Italian: Erba
- Japanese: くさ (草) kusa
- Korean: 풀 pul
- Polish: Trawiasty
- Portuguese (Brazilian): Grama, Planta Plant, Vegetal Vegetable
- Russian: Травяной travyanoi
- Spanish (Latin American anime): Planta, Hierba