Turtwig (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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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
5140 - 5396 steps
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
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Weight
22.5 lbs. 10.2 kg
Turtwig
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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 None.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 three starter 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 starter Pokémon, a wild Turtwig is hard to come by and it is generally found under the ownership of Trainers.

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 starter 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 starter 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 starter 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 starter 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 starter 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."

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase at Lake Verity
Platinum
Starter 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
Starter 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
Droning Meadow
Crimson Mirelands (Mass Outbreak)
Massive mass outbreaks - Crimson Mirelands
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Happy Outlook (B1F-B15F)
MD Sky
Starter 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
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 612
Rumble World
Dark Land: Boundless Prairie (All Areas)
Picross
Area 18: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Dawn's)


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

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

Turtwig is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
066 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
1010 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
1 10 Tackle Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
6 15 Leafage Grass Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 25
11 20 Bite Dark Physical 60 75 45 100% 100% 20
18 28 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 75 45 100% 100% 20
25 35 Sleep Powder Grass Status 80% 100% 20
34 45 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 85 105 65 100% 100% 10
43 54 Double-Edge Normal Physical 100 120 80 100% 100% 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM10Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM11Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM19Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM22Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM23Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM33Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM53Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM70Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM76Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM82Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM86Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 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 Turtwig 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 Turtwig in that game.
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 75 45 100% 100% 20
LA Earth Power Ground Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 120 80 75% 90% 5
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
  • 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 Move Tutor 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 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.png
Grass
None.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.png
Grass
None.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: Three Force
Pokémon GO
GO387.png Base Stamina: 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

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 4d 387.png Spr 4p 387.png Spr b 4d 387.png
Spr 4d 387 s.png Spr b 4d 387 s.png Spr 4p 387 s.png Spr b 4d 387 s.png Spr 4p 387 s.png Spr b 4d 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 5b 387.png Spr b 5b 387.png
Spr 5b 387 s.png Spr b 5b 387 s.png Spr 5b 387 s.png Spr b 5b 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 6x 387.png Spr b 6x 387.png
Spr 6x 387 s.png Spr b 6x 387 s.png Spr 6x 387 s.png Spr b 6x 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
HOME
HOME0387.png HOME0387 s.png
387MSBDSP.png For other sprites and images, please see Turtwig images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Turtwig is the heaviest of the basic forms of all of the starter Pokémon. It also has the lowest base Speed stat out of all starter Pokémon.
  • Turtwig is the only starter Pokémon to know a stat-raising move when initially received as a player's first Pokémon.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Turtwig seems to be based on a terrestrial turtle, possibly one of the Asian box turtles.

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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Starter Pokémon
Kanto
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Bulbasaur
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Charmander
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Squirtle
Johto
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Chikorita
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Cyndaquil
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Totodile
Hoenn
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Treecko
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Torchic
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Mudkip
Sinnoh
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Turtwig
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Chimchar
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Piplup
Hisui
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Rowlet
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Cyndaquil
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Oshawott
Unova
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Snivy
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Tepig
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Oshawott
Kalos
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Chespin
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Fennekin
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Froakie
Alola
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Rowlet
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Litten
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Popplio
Galar
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Grookey
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Scorbunny
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Sobble
Paldea
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Sprigatito
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Fuecoco
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Quaxly
Yellow
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Pikachu (player)
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Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
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Espeon and Umbreon
XD
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Eevee
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Pikachu (player)
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Eevee (rival)
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Eevee (player)
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Pikachu (rival)


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