Grass (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice So far, there are only two notable Grass-type specialists: Erika of Celadon City and Gardenia of Eterna City.

Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 57
117 - 164 224 - 318
Attack: 61
59 - 124 114 - 243
Defense: 63
61 - 126 117 - 247
Sp.Atk: 72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Sp.Def: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Speed: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Total: 374   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.

Battle properties

Grass-type moves:

Grass-type Pokémon:


Defensively, the Grass-type is best at defending against certain Template:Type2 Pokémon, such as Raikou and Jolteon. Many Electric-type Pokémon carry the move Hidden Power, usually of the Template:Type2, Template:Type2, or Template:Type2. If the Electric-type doesn't carry an Ice-type move, it may not have any moves that a Grass-type Pokémon isn't resistant to; at the most, the Electric-type can hit with a normal effectiveness move that doesn't benefit from same-type attack bonus, such as Crunch. The Grass-type isn't very good at defending against other Special types; Template:Type2 and Ice-type moves are commonly carried by special attackers, and Grass-types won't be able to switch into a move benefiting from same-type attack bonus and then be able to survive a super effective move.

When defending against Physical moves, the Grass-type has limited value. The Grass-type resists Template:Type2 moves, but has no resistance to Template:Type2 or Template:Type2 moves and is weak to Template:Type2 moves. A Grass-type can, however, utilize a Ground-type move or either a powerful super effective Grass-type move or a move like Sleep Powder to incapacitate the foe.

Offensively, Grass-type moves are limited. They are best at taking down Pokémon like Swampert and Rhydon on which they deal four times normal damage. For this reason, they are good in Mt. Moon and Rock Tunnel, which are populated by Geodude. However, too many Pokémon resist Grass-type moves to rely on them as a main form of dealing damage, and most Grass-type moves aren't very powerful.

Most Grass-types learn Leech Seed, and many learn Sleep Powder and Stun Spore. This makes Grass-types able to provide support to the rest of a team, and makes Grass-type Pokémon much harder to faint. Grass-types are also the only type with immunity to Leech Seed, which is often a valuable trait.


Pure Grass-type Pokémon

# Name Type
114 File:114MS.gif Tangela GrassIC.gif
152 File:152MS.gif Chikorita GrassIC.gif
153 File:153MS.gif Bayleef GrassIC.gif
154 File:154MS.gif Meganium GrassIC.gif
182 File:182MS.gif Bellossom GrassIC.gif
191 File:191MS.gif Sunkern GrassIC.gif
192 File:192MS.gif Sunflora GrassIC.gif
252 File:252MS.gif Treecko GrassIC.gif
253 File:253MS.gif Grovyle GrassIC.gif
254 File:254MS.gif Sceptile GrassIC.gif
273 File:273MS.gif Seedot GrassIC.gif
285 File:285MS.gif Shroomish GrassIC.gif
331 File:331MS.gif Cacnea GrassIC.gif
387 File:387MS.gif Turtwig GrassIC.gif
388 File:388MS.gif Grotle GrassIC.gif
420 420MS.png Cherubi GrassIC.gif
421 421MS.png Cherrim GrassIC.gif
455 455MS.png Carnivine GrassIC.gif
465 465MS.png Tangrowth GrassIC.gif
470 470MS.png Leafeon GrassIC.gif
492 492MS.png Shaymin GrassIC.gif

Half Grass-type Pokémon

Primary Grass-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
001 File:001MS.gif Bulbasaur GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
002 File:002MS.gif Ivysaur GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
003 File:003MS.gif Venusaur GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
043 File:043MS.gif Oddish GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
044 File:044MS.gif Gloom GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
045 File:045MS.gif Vileplume GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
069 File:069MS.gif Bellsprout GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
070 File:070MS.gif Weepinbell GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
071 File:071MS.gif Victreebel GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
102 File:102MS.gif Exeggcute GrassIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
103 File:103MS.gif Exeggutor GrassIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
187 File:187MS.gif Hoppip GrassIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
188 File:188MS.gif Skiploom GrassIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
189 File:189MS.gif Jumpluff GrassIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
274 File:274MS.gif Nuzleaf GrassIC.gif DarkIC.gif
275 File:275MS.gif Shiftry GrassIC.gif DarkIC.gif
286 File:286MS.gif Breloom GrassIC.gif FightingIC.gif
315 File:315MS.gif Roselia GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
332 File:332MS.gif Cacturne GrassIC.gif DarkIC.gif
357 File:357MS.gif Tropius GrassIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
389 File:389MS.gif Torterra GrassIC.gif GroundIC.gif
406 406MS.png Budew GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
407 407MS.png Roserade GrassIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
459 459MS.png Snover GrassIC.gif IceIC.gif
460 460MS.png Abomasnow GrassIC.gif IceIC.gif

Secondary Grass-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
046 File:046MS.gif Paras BugIC.gif GrassIC.gif
047 File:047MS.gif Parasect BugIC.gif GrassIC.gif
251 File:251MS.gif Celebi PsychicIC.gif GrassIC.gif
270 File:270MS.gif Lotad WaterIC.gif GrassIC.gif
271 File:271MS.gif Lombre WaterIC.gif GrassIC.gif
272 File:272MS.gif Ludicolo WaterIC.gif GrassIC.gif
345 File:345MS.gif Lileep RockIC.gif GrassIC.gif
346 File:346MS.gif Cradily RockIC.gif GrassIC.gif
413 413MS.png Wormadam BugIC.gif GrassIC.gif


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Absorb SpecialIC.gif SmartIC.gif 20 100% 25 One foe Restores the user's HP by half the damage dealt.
Bullet Seed PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 10 100% 30 One foe Attacks 2-5 times in a row.
Energy Ball SpecialIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 80 100% 10 One foe Has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense.
Frenzy Plant SpecialIC.gif CoolIC.gif 150 90% 5 One foe The user must rest on the next turn.
Giga Drain SpecialIC.gif SmartIC.gif 60 100% 10 One foe Restores the user's HP by half the damage dealt.
Grass Knot SpecialIC.gif SmartIC.gif Varies 100% 20 One foe The heavier the foe, the greater the damage.
Leaf Blade PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 90 100% 15 One foe It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Leaf Storm SpecialIC.gif CuteIC.gif 140 90% 5 One foe Sharply reduces the user's Special Attack stat.
Magical Leaf SpecialIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 60 —% 20 One foe This attack never misses.
Mega Drain SpecialIC.gif SmartIC.gif 40 100% 15 One foe Restores the user's HP by half the damage dealt.
Needle Arm PhysicalIC.gif SmartIC.gif 60 100% 15 One foe It may also make the foe flinch.
Petal Dance SpecialIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 90 100% 20 One foe User attacks for two to three turns, afterwards, the user becomes confused.
Power Whip PhysicalIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 120 85% 10 One foe
Razor Leaf PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 55 95% 25 Both foes It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Seed Bomb PhysicalIC.gif SmartIC.gif 80 100% 15 One foe
Seed Flare SpecialIC.gif CoolIC.gif 120 85% 5 One foe Has a chance of lowering the target's Special Defense.
SolarBeam SpecialIC.gif CoolIC.gif 120 100% 10 One foe The first turn, the user takes in sunlight, the second turn does damage.
Vine Whip PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 35 100% 15 One foe
Wood Hammer PhysicalIC.gif ToughIC.gif 120 100% 15 One foe User takes 25% recoil damage.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Aromatherapy StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif —% 5 User Heals all status problems affecting the user's party.
Cotton Spore StatusIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 85% 40 One Foe Lowers the target's speed by 2 levels.
GrassWhistle StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 55% 15 One Foe Puts the opponent to sleep.
Ingrain StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif —% 20 User The user restores HP every turn, but it can't switch out.
Leech Seed StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 90% 10 One Foe Steals some HP from the foe to heal the user on every turn.
Sleep Powder StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 75% 15 One Foe Puts the opponent to sleep.
Spore StatusIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 100% 15 One Foe Puts the opponent to sleep.
Stun Spore StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 75% 30 One Foe Paralyzes the opponent.
Synthesis StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif —% 5 User The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
Worry Seed StatusIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 100% 10 One Foe Prevents the target from sleeping by making its ability Insomnia.

Other commonly used attack types


In other languages

  • French: Plante
  • German: Pflanze
  • Italian: Erba
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