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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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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
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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
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F388.png None.png
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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.

Contents

Biology

Grotle with acorns

Grotle is a quadruped 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. Grotle 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.

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

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

Main article: Ash's Grotle

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 Galactic Grunts, and his power and endurance grew tremendously.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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

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

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Grotle's learnsets 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
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 is based on a snapping turtle, but may also originate from a World Turtle, most likely Akūpāra. The minogame could be another inspiration.

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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Pokémon
#389: Torterra Torterra
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