Grookey (Pokémon)

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Grookey
Chimp Pokémon
サルノリ
Sarunori
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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
20 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
11.0 lbs. 5.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
62
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
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Def
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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 white eyes with black irises. A lime green mask pattern frames its eyes, and extends towards its forehead in a small bump above its snout.

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. This energy helps Grookey's stick grow harder and more flexible. 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. Grookey's green fur can create energy from the sunlight, similar to how plants use their green leaves to photosynthesize. Grookey is said to be full of boundless curiosity.[1] It enjoys being in high places, and rhythmic things such as music or dancing. It has been recently seen living in the Terarium of Blueberry Academy.

In Generation IX, Grookey and its evolved forms are the only known Pokémon that can have Grassy Surge as an Ability.

Evolution

Grookey evolves into Thwackey, which evolves into Rillaboom.

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

 
Unevolved
Grookey
 Grass 

 
First evolution
Thwackey
 Grass 

 
Second evolution
Rillaboom
 Grass 


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

 
Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble in the music video for Celestial

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Grookey appears as a Spirit alongside Scorbunny and Sobble.

Celestial

Grookey appeared in the music video for Celestial.

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.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#227
Scarlet The stick Grookey holds has grown harder and more flexible after soaking in the energy that emanates from inside Grookey’s body.
Violet As Grookey strikes everything in sight with its stick, it has more and more fun, and its rhythm becomes livelier.


 
Grookey in the Blueberry Pokédex

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
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Coastal Biome (after boosting biodiversity in the Coastal Biome)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
New Snap
Florio Nature Park, Mightywide RiverDay
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Egg event (A Jolly Trio!): Scottie/Bettie & GrookeyEgg
HOME
Gift for having a Pokémon from Sword or Shield in storage


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 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:
VIII
 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM137  TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM146  TM146 Grass Pledge Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM159  TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM190  TM190 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM194  TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 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 or an alternate form of Grookey

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Growth Normal Status —% 20
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grookey
  • 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fury Swipes Grookey (Sword & Shield 10)

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0810.png Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 122 Base Defense: 91
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot, Energy Ball
New Pokémon Snap
 
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 data

 
Unevolved
Grookey
 Grass 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Thwackey
 Grass 
 
Level 35
 
Second evolution
Rillaboom
 Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  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
  Japanese サルノリ Sarunori From saru and ノリ nori
  French Ouistempo From ouistiti and tempo
  Spanish Grookey Same as English name
  German Chimpep From chimpanzee and pep
  Italian Grookey Same as English name
  Korean 흥나숭 Heungnasung From 흥나다 heungnada and 원숭이 wonsungi
  Mandarin Chinese 敲音猴 Qiāoyīnhóu From qiāo, yīn, and hóu
  Cantonese Chinese 敲音猴 Hāauyāmhàuh From hāau, yām, and hàuh


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