Grookey (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Grookey (disambiguation).
Grookey
Chimp Pokémon
サルノリ
Sarunori
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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
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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
External Links

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. 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 seem to regain their color when Grookey drums nearby. In the anime, it can even restore weakened plant-like Pokémon such as Bellsprout. 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. Grookey live deep in forests.[1] However, 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.[1]

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

In the anime

Main series

 
Grookey 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.

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 PASS08.

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
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


In side games

Generation VIII
HOME
Gift for having a Pokémon from Sword or Shield in storage
Café Mix
Event
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 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM10  TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85  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 
      
      
    
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
      
      
      
      
    
Growth Normal Status —% 20
      
 
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
      
      
      
 
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
       Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
       Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
      
    
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 Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP 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

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

 
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
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Grookey images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Grookey shares its category with Chimchar. They are both known as the Chimp Pokémon. However, Grookey resembles a monkey more than a chimp.
  • Grookey is the only starter Pokémon to make its anime debut in a work other than the main series.
  • At a total of 46 episodes, Grookey took the longest time of all starter Pokémon to debut in the anime within the concurrent generation.

Origin

Grookey's appearance may be based on 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. It may also take inspiration on the belief that music stimulates plant growth.

Name origin

Grookey may be a combination of groove and monkey.

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
  Cantonese Chinese 敲音猴 Hāauyāmhàuh From hāau, yām, and hàuh
  Mandarin Chinese 敲音猴 Qiāoyīnhóu From qiāo, yīn, and hóu


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