Grookey (Pokémon)

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Grookey
Chimp Pokémon
サルノリ
Sarunori
#810
Grookey



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Grassy Surge
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
11.0 lbs. 5.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
62
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
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Grookey (Japanese: サルノリ Sarunori) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves into Thwackey starting at level 16, which evolves into Rillaboom starting at level 35.

Along with Scorbunny and Sobble, Grookey is one of three starter Pokémon of Galar available at the beginning of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Along with Scorbunny and Sobble, it was the first Generation VIII Pokémon to be revealed to the public on February 27, 2019.

Biology

Goh's Grookey creating revitalizing waves by beating its stick

Grookey is a small, monkey-like Pokémon with a green body, a brown tail, brown, wedge-shaped ears, orange hands and feet, and an orange snout. Each of its hands has five fingers, while each of its feet has three toes. It has two large eyes with black irises and white pupils and sclerae. A lime green mask frames its eyes and, in a small bump above its snout, extends towards its forehead.

Grookey has two, leaf-shaped hair tufts that hold a stick on the top of its head. The stick used to be a branch from a forest where troops of Grookey lived, and it has a special power due to being exposed to the energy within Grookey's body. Besides using it when attacking, Grookey beats this stick rhythmically against the surfaces of all sorts of objects. This has been observed to cause grass to grow, and wilted flowers and leaves to seemingly regain their color.[1] In the anime, it can even restore weakened plant-like Pokémon such as Bellsprout. Due to its status as a starter Pokémon, a wild Grookey is hard to come by and it is generally seen under the care of Trainers.

Grookey's green fur can create energy from the sunlight, similar to how plants use their green leaves to photosynthesize. It is said to be full of boundless curiosity.[1]

In the anime

Main series

Grookey in the anime
A Grookey Egg (left) in the anime

Major appearances

Goh's Grookey

A Grookey appeared in When a House is Not a Home! from the Rocket Prize Master. Throughout the episode, it bonded with Goh, and by the end, it decided to leave Team Rocket to join his team.

Minor appearances

Grookey debuted in a fantasy in Getting More Than You Battled For!, alongside the other starter Pokémon.

A Grookey appeared in A One-Stick Wonder!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN059 Grookey Ash's Rotom Phone Grookey, the Chimp Pokémon. A Grass type. Grookey attacks by beating with a stick. As the speed of its beats increases, Grookey's excitement does too.

GOTCHA!

A Grookey briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Twiggy

Henry's Grookey, nicknamed Twiggy, first appeared in Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon. He later evolved into a Thwackey in Toasty!! Battle Against Toxapex.

A Trainer's Grookey appeared in a fantasy in Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light.

In the TCG

Main article: Grookey (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Grookey appears as a Spirit alongside Scorbunny and Sobble.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#001
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword When it uses its special stick to strike up a beat, the sound waves produced carry revitalizing energy to the plants and flowers in the area.
Shield It attacks with rapid beats of its stick. As it strikes with amazing speed, it gets more and more pumped.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Starter Pokémon from Leon in Postwick
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
HOME
Gift for having a Pokémon from Sword or Shield in storage
New Snap
Florio Nature Park, Mightywide RiverDay


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME Hidden Ability Grookey Worldwide hide 5 February 12, 2020 onwards

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
310
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
066 Branch Poke Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
088 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1717 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2020 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2424 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
2828 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
3232 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
3636 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grookey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grookey

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM10Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM11Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM56Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM94Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grookey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grookey

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MeowthMeowthMeowthPersianPersianPerrserker
LombreLudicoloNuzleafShiftryPurrloinLiepard
MienfooMienshaoEspurrMeowstic
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplume
BellossomTangelaTangrowthSeedotNuzleafShiftry
RoseliaRoseradeCherubiCherrimCottoneeWhimsicott
MaractusFoongusAmoongussPhantumpTrevenantFomantis
LurantisComfeyFlappleAppletun
Growth Normal Status —% 20
RhydonRhyperiorDarmanitanDiggersbyPangoroStufful
Bewear
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutor
RoseliaRoseradeCherubiCherrimLeafeonCottonee
WhimsicottMaractusPhantumpTrevenantComfeyFlapple
Appletun
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleafShiftry Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
MudbrayMudsdaleStuffulBewearCufantCopperajah Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutor
RoseliaRoseradeCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grookey in Generation VIII
  • 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 Grookey in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grookey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grookey

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grookey
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grookey

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 122 Base Defense: 91
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Grookey Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot, Energy Ball
New Pokémon Snap
NPS810.png
Photodex entry #003
Grookey loves music and high places, and you’ll often see it beating out a rhythm or dancing. When it uses its stick to strike up a beat, even the plants and flowers in the area seem happier and revitalized.


Evolution

810Grookey.png
Unevolved
Grookey
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 16
811Thwackey.png
First evolution
Thwackey
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 35
812Rillaboom.png
Second evolution
Rillaboom
 Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 810.png Spr 8s 810 s.png
HOME
HOME810.png HOME810 s.png
810MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Grookey images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Grookey's appearance is based on a monkey,[2] perhaps specifically squirrel monkeys and macaques. Its behavior may reference the fact that macaques drum objects in a rhythmic manner to show social dominance. Its tool resembles both drumsticks and hair sticks, giving Grookey a resemblance to a caveman. Its ability to instill energy to plant life with its drumming may take inspiration on the belief that music stimulates plant growth.

Name origin

Grookey may be a combination of groove and monkey, and perhaps rookie.

Sarunori may be a combination of 猿 saru (monkey) and ノリ nori (excitement, rhythm).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese サルノリ Sarunori From saru and ノリ nori
France Flag.png French Ouistempo From ouistiti and tempo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grookey Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Chimpep From chimpanzee and pep
Italy Flag.png Italian Grookey Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흥나숭 Heungnasung From 흥나다 heungnada and 원숭이 wonsungi
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 敲音猴 Qiāoyīnhóu From qiāo, yīn, and hóu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 敲音猴 Hāauyāmhàuh From hāau, yām, and hàuh


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