Grotle (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#389: Torterra Torterra
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Grotle (disambiguation).
Grotle
Grove Pokémon
ハヤシガメ
Hayashigame
#388
Grotle



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow Cacophony
Cacophony
Shell Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Grotle
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
213.8 lbs. 97.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
141
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
142
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Grotle
0
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F388.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Grotle (Japanese: ハヤシガメ Hayashigame) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Turtwig starting at level 18 and evolves into Torterra starting at level 32.

Biology

Grotle with acorns

Grotle is a quadrupedal Pokémon with light green skin and a large shell covering its back. The shell is composed of hardened soil and conforms to the shape of Grotle's body, extending from its forehead to the tip of its short tail. The shell appears sectioned and is yellow with three long, brown ridges atop it. There are two bush-like trees growing around the outermost ridges. Grotle's lower jaw is yellow and has triangular extensions on the cheeks, while its upper jaw has a hooked tip. Its feet are yellow and have three claws each.

Grotle has the ability to sense where pure water wells up, and will carry other Pokémon on its back to these sources. It lives in forests but leaves during the day to allow more sunlight on its trees. Berries grow on the trees, attracting some species of Pokémon. In the anime, Grotle is seen to produce acorn-like nuts instead.

In the anime

Grotle in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Grotle

Ash's Turtwig evolved into a Grotle in Aiding the Enemy!, which also marked the species' debut. In The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, Grotle evolved into a Torterra.

Minor appearances

A Grotle appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Grotle appeared in Eyes on the Goal!, under the ownership of the Shell Sage.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP100 Grotle Ash's Pokédex Grotle, the Grove Pokémon and the evolved form of Turtwig. Grotle lives near water in forests, and leaves the forest during the day to allow light to shine on the tree on its shell.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Main article: Ash's Grotle

Ash's Grotle first appeared in PDP29, where it evolved from a Turtwig.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Tru

In Ring Around the Roserade I, Diamond's Turtwig, Tru, evolved into a Grotle. He became stronger and (slightly) faster in this new form, but was scarcely used for battles, as he would have been ineffective against Gardenia's Grass-type Pokémon, though he still helped Platinum train for future Gym battles. Soon afterwards, Grotle became a Torterra alongside Chimler in Veilstone City fighting a legion of Team Galactic Grunts, and his power and endurance grew tremendously.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Jun's Turtwig evolved into a Grotle off-screen and later into Torterra.

In the TCG

Main article: Grotle (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#002
Johto
#—
Diamond It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
Pearl The shell is hardened soil. Some Pokémon come to peck the berries growing on the trees on its back.
Platinum It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
HeartGold A Grotle that lives in the forest is said to have its own secret springwater.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
White
Black 2 It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
Y It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
Omega Ruby It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
Alpha Sapphire It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#002
Brilliant Diamond It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe the trees on its shell.
Shining Pearl Its shell is hardened soil. Some Pokémon come to peck the berries growing on the trees on its back.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Turtwig
Platinum
Evolve Turtwig
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Global Link event Turtwig
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Global Link event Turtwig
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Turtwig
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ula'ula Meadow (Island Scan)We
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Turtwig


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Silent Forest Advanced Mode C & A
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Grab and Go!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 618
Rumble World
Dark Land: Boundless Prairie (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Dawn's Turtwig


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
89
84 - 155 164 - 304
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
36
36 - 96 69 - 188
Total:
405
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★


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

Grotle is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
055 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
066 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
1010 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1313 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1717 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
2222 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2727 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
3232 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
3737 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
4242 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4747 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
5252 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM23Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM70Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM76Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM82Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlaxMudkipMarshtomp
Swampert
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
LaprasSnorlaxChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropius Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurCuboneMarowakSunkern
SunfloraAronLaironAggron
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidoking Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomTangelaTangrowth
Roserade
Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplume
BellossomParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebel
TangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftryShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoseradeCacnea
CacturneTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimCarnivine
Growth Normal Status —% 20
SnorlaxAronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon Heavy Slam Steel Physical 100% 10
GibleGabiteGarchomp Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggutorSunkernSunflora
ShroomishBreloomCarnivine
Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
VictreebelCarnivine Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
VictreebelCarnivine Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
TotodileCroconawFeraligatr Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
VictreebelCarnivine Swallow Normal Status —% 10
CuboneMarowakTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitar
PupitarTyranitar
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
TangelaTangrowth Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Wide Guard* Rock Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grotle 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 Grotle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grotle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grotle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Sleep Powder Grotle (Unleashed 31)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 388.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry R-053
It attacks by launching leaves like daggers.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-140/N-040
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush388Body.png Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT388.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#357
Shuffle388.png

Shot Out
Erases two non-Support Pokémon and increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO388.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 157 Base Defense: 143
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Turtwig Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Bite, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Solar Beam, Body Slam, Frustration, Return

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 388.png Spr b 4d 388.png Spr 4p 388.png Spr b 4d 388.png Spr 4p 388.png Spr b 4h 388.png
Spr 4d 388 s.png Spr b 4d 388 s.png Spr 4p 388 s.png Spr b 4d 388 s.png Spr 4p 388 s.png Spr b 4d 388 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 388.png Spr b 5b 388.png Spr 5b 388.png Spr b 5b 388.png
Spr 5b 388 s.png Spr b 5b 388 s.png Spr 5b 388 s.png Spr b 5b 388 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 388.png Spr b 6x 388.png Spr 6x 388.png Spr b 6x 388.png
Spr 6x 388 s.png Spr b 6x 388 s.png Spr 6x 388 s.png Spr b 6x 388 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 388.png Spr b 7s 388.png Spr 7s 388.png Spr b 7s 388.png
Spr 7s 388 s.png Spr b 7s 388 s.png Spr 7s 388 s.png Spr b 7s 388 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME388.png HOME388 s.png
388MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Grotle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

Spr 4p Grotle intro.png
Platinum intro's sprite

Trivia

  • Grotle is the heaviest of the second-stage starter Pokémon, at 213.8 lbs. (97.0 kg), being heavier than many other fully-evolved starter Pokémon.
  • Grotle is the only second-stage Sinnoh starter Pokémon to evolve at level 32. Monferno and Prinplup both evolve at level 36.
  • When Grotle evolves into Torterra, all of its stats increase by 20 points.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Grotle seems to be based on a snapping turtle, but it may also originate from a World Turtle, most likely Akūpāra. It also shares characteristics with armored Ankylosaurs.

Name origin

Grotle is a combination of grove and turtle. It may also derive from grotto or grow, referring to its Grass type.

Hayashigame is a combination of 林 hayashi (grove) and 亀 kame (turtle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハヤシガメ Hayashigame From hayashi and kame
France Flag.png French Boskara From bosquet and carapace
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grotle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Chelcarain From Chelonia, Carapax, and Hain
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수풀부기 Supulbugi From 수풀 supul and 거북이 geobugi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 樹林龜 / 树林龟 Shùlínguī Literally "Forest turtle"


Related articles

External links


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