Turtwig (Pokémon)

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0386MS.png #0386: Deoxys
Pokémon
#0388: Grotle 0388MS.png
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
#0387
Turtwig



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
20 cycles
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Turtwig
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
22.5 lbs. 10.2 kg
Turtwig
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
64
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Turtwig
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
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0387.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 the three first partner Pokémon of Sinnoh available at the beginning of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl.

Biology

A Turtwig tired from thirst, with its seedling wilting

Turtwig is a small, light green, quadrupedal 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.

Since it is a plant-based Pokémon, Turtwig usually nourishes itself through photosynthesis; it becomes more energetic when exposed to enough sunlight. It also drinks water, which hardens its soil-based shell. Due to its status as a first partner Pokémon, a wild Turtwig is hard to come by and it is generally found under the ownership of Trainers. It has been recently seen living in the Terarium of Blueberry Academy.

Evolution

Turtwig evolves into Grotle, which evolves into Torterra

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0387Turtwig.png
Unevolved
Turtwig
 Grass 

0388Grotle.png
First evolution
Grotle
 Grass 

0389Torterra.png
Second evolution
Torterra
 Grass  Ground 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#001
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby Photosynthesis occurs across its body under the sun. The shell on its back is actually hardened soil.
Alpha Sapphire It undertakes photosynthesis with its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if it is thirsty.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#001
Hisui
#130
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond Made from soil, the shell on its back hardens when it drinks water. It lives along lakes.
Shining Pearl It undertakes photosynthesis within its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if the Pokémon is thirsty.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon becomes more energetic the more sunlight there is. The part resembling a shell is similar to silt and is slightly damp and warm to the touch.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#191
Scarlet The shell on its back is made of soil. If the shell is moist to the touch, Turtwig is very healthy.
Violet It uses its whole body to photosynthesize when exposed to sunlight. Its shell is made from hardened soil.


Pokédex Image Turtwig SV Blueberry.png
Turtwig in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
First partner Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase at Lake Verity
Platinum
First partner 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
Received from Professor Birch on Route 101 after entering the Hall of Fame twice
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Grotle or Torterra
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
First partner Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase at Lake Verity
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Crimson Mirelands: near Droning Meadow, massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Received as an Egg from Jacq on Reveler's Road (random between Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup)
Canyon Biome, Chargestone Cavern (after boosting biodiversity in the Canyon Biome)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Hero Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
MD Sky
Hero Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
Ranger: SoA
Nabiki Beach
Rumble
Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Ranger: GS
Hinder Cape, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Grab and Go!, Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 2
Rumble World
Dark Land: Boundless Prairie (All Areas)
Super MD
Hero Pokémon, Partner Pokémon
Picross
Area 18: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 612
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Dawn & Turtwig


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME HOME Hidden Ability Turtwig Worldwide hide 5 May 18, 2022 onwards

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

Held items

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Oran Berry Oran Berry (35%)
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
68
65 - 132 126 - 258
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
31
32 - 91 60 - 177
Total:
318
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
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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
099 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
1313 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
1717 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 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 00——% 5
3737 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4141 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4545 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM146Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM146 Grass Pledge Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM176Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM176 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM194Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Turtwig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Turtwig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SunkernSunfloraBergmiteAvaluggAvalugg
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeBellossomBellsproutWeepinbellExeggutorExeggutorSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShiftryShroomishBreloomCacneaCacturneTropiusSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottFoongusAmoongussPhantumpTrevenantFomantisLurantisComfeyFlappleAppletunDipplinHydrappleSmolivDollivArbolivaToedscoolToedscruelCapsakidScovillain
Growth Normal Status —% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoise
Shell Smash Normal Status —% 15
Victreebel
Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
VictreebelSnorlax
Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
TotodileCroconawFeraligatr
Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
VictreebelSnorlax
Swallow Normal Status —% 10
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
Lotad
Tickle* Normal Status 100% 20
TropiusBastiodonAvaluggAvalugg
Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutorSunkernSunfloraBreloomSprigatitoFloragatoMeowscaradaScovillain
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Turtwig
  • 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rollout Turtwig (Majestic Dawn 77)
Stomp Turtwig (Supreme Victors 131)

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 387.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 387.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Sahra Town
Connected to: Torterra, Chimchar, Piplup
Connection Orb Set: 1

Phrases
Normal I feel great when the sun hits the twig on my head...
Low HP (< 50%) The twig on me head is gonna wither...
Phrases if the hero
Normal (All right! I'll give it my all!)
Low HP (< 50%) (This is hard…but I need to hang in there!)
Phrases if the partner
Normal Let's give it our all!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm OK… I can take it a little more…
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: None
Browser entry R-052
It attacks by spitting leaves and seeds.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-139/N-039
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush387Body.png Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
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!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT387.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#356
Shuffle387.png

Leaf Combo
Increases damage done by any Grass types in the combo.


Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Grass
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#356
Shuffle387Winking.png

Hammering Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Three Force


Pokémon GO
GO387.png Base HP: 146 Base Attack: 119 Base Defense: 110
Egg Distance: 2 km* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Turtwig Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Body Slam, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO387Gems1.png GO387Gems2.png
Lucas hat Dawn hat

Evolution data

0387Turtwig.png
Unevolved
Turtwig
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 18
0388Grotle.png
First evolution
Grotle
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 32
0389Torterra.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 4p 387.png Spr 4h 387.png Spr b 4h 387.png
Spr 4d 387 s.png Spr b 4d 387 s.png Spr 4p 387 s.png Spr b 4p 387 s.png Spr 4h 387 s.png Spr b 4h 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 5b2 387.png Spr b 5b2 387.png
Spr 5b 387 s.png Spr b 5b 387 s.png Spr 5b2 387 s.png Spr b 5b2 387 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 387.png
Spr b 6x 387.png
Spr 6o 387.png
Spr b 6o 387.png
Spr 6x 387 s.png
Spr b 6x 387 s.png
Spr 6o 387 s.png
Spr b 6o 387 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 387.png
Spr b 7s 387.png
Spr 7s 387.png
Spr b 7s 387.png
Spr 7s 387 s.png
Spr b 7s 387 s.png
Spr 7s 387 s.png
Spr b 7s 387 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 387.png
Spr 8a 387 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0387.png HOME0387 s.png
387MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Turtwig images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

Spr 4d 387Speedy.png
Speedy in Pokémon Super Contests

In the anime

Main series

Turtwig in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Turtwig

Ash caught his Turtwig in Gettin' Twiggy With It!. He eventually evolved into a Grotle during Aiding the Enemy!, and again into a Torterra during The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!.

Paul's Turtwig

Paul's first partner Pokémon was a Turtwig, which eventually 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 debuted in Following a Maiden's Voyage! as one of the first partner Pokémon that Professor Rowan was giving out. It had a relaxed nature, ate almost the whole time, and was oblivious to the fight going on between Chimchar and Piplup. However, it appeared to be afraid of Rowan, as seen when it panicked after he glared at it.

In The Grass-Type is Always Greener!, Gardenia used a Turtwig to battle Ash's Staravia and Turtwig, and it was able to defeat both of them. In A Secret Sphere of Influence!, it helped protect the Adamant Orb. In The Grass Menagerie, it was used in the Gym battle against Ash, where it once again defeated Staravia but lost to Ash's Turtwig.

In DPS01, Professor Rowan presented a Turtwig to Shinko as one of the first partner Pokémon for her to pick. It was left behind after Rowan's Chimchar and Piplup got into a fight and escaped his lab.

A Turtwig appeared in Eyes on the Goal!, under the ownership of the Shell Sage. It took part in a race with Team Rocket's Chewtle.

Minor appearances

In Dawn of a New Era!, a Trainer's Turtwig was at the Pokémon Center.

In Classroom Training!, a young boy used a Turtwig to battle a Chimchar at the Snowpoint Trainers' School. A flashback featured another Turtwig under the command of a young Candice.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Turtwig watched Meloetta's concert.

In Settling the Scorbunny!, a Trainer's Turtwig was on the plane to Galar.

A Turtwig appeared in a fantasy alongside the other first partner Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Trainer's Turtwig appeared in Showdown at the Gates of Warp!.

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.

GOTCHA!

A Turtwig briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Turtwig briefly appeared in The Rival under the ownership of a Trainer in the reception hall of the Battle Tower.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Main article: Ash's Turtwig

Ash's Turtwig appeared in PDP06. It evolved into a Grotle in PDP29.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Turtwig appeared in PMDP24, under the ownership of Professor Oak.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Tru

Diamond owns a Turtwig, which he nicknamed Tru. He 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. He first appeared in Stagestruck Starly.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

A Turtwig appeared in ABM01.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

A Turtwig appeared in a Poké Ball in In Search of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga!!, being one of the options for Hareta to pick.

Turtwig is Jun's first partner 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. It first appeared in The Mystery Boy, Jun!!.

Gardenia has a Turtwig, which was used in a Gym battle against Hareta's Misdreavus in Win with Teamwork!!.

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."

Trivia

  • Turtwig is the heaviest of the basic forms of all of the first partner Pokémon. It also has the lowest base Speed stat out of all first partner Pokémon.
  • Turtwig is the only first partner Pokémon to know a stat-raising move when initially received as a player's first Pokémon.
  • Turtwig is the only Grass type first partner Pokémon Pokèmon to learn a Water type move by level up, that being Withdraw.

Origin

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Turtwig seems to be based on a terrestrial turtle, possibly one of the Asian box turtles. In concept, it may be based on the World Turtle from various mythologies that carries the world upon its back.

Name origin

Turtwig may be a combination of turtle and twig.

Naetle may be 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, petit, and pousse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Turtwig Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Chelast From the genus Chelonia and Ast
Italy Flag.png Italian Turtwig Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모부기 Mobugi From mo and 거북이 geobugi
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 草苗龜 / 草苗龟 Cǎomiáoguī From cǎo, miáo, and 龜 / 龟 guī
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 草苗龜 Chóumìuhgwāi From chóu, mìuh, and gwāi


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