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Grotle #388: Grotle
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#390: Chimchar Chimchar
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Torterra (disambiguation).
Torterra
Continent Pokémon
ドダイトス
Dodaitose
#389
Torterra



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Ground
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
7'03" 2.2 m
Torterra
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
683.4 lbs. 310.0 kg
Torterra
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
208
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
236
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Torterra
0
HP
2
Atk
1
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 BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F389.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Torterra (Japanese: ドダイトス Dodaitose) is a dual-type Grass/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Grotle starting at level 32. It is the final form of Turtwig.

Contents

Biology

Torterra is a tall and bulky quadruped Pokémon resembling a tortoise, with a large shell covering its back. There is a single, oak-like tree and three triangular, stony extensions resembling mountain peaks on the top of the shell. There is a patch of brown, resembling soil, next to the tree. A white rim surrounds the shell and forms a diamond-shaped continuation on the front. Torterra's body appears sectioned, with the upper half being green and the lower half brown. Its mouth is jagged, which gives it the appearance of a snapping turtle. It also has a black nose. Its lower jaw is green and there are two large spikes protruding from its cheeks. Torterra's small, red eyes are encircled by a black ring. Its legs are thick and they have four toes each, which appear as if they are actually jagged stones. There are three toes on the front and one on the heel.

Torterra's large and clean shell supports the lives of many small Pokémon, which occasionally gather and build their nests upon the shell. Some are born and spend their entire life there. Torterra migrates in search of water, creating the illusion of "moving forests". However, it is typically immobile.

In the anime

Torterra in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Torterra

Ash's Torterra debuted in The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, when his Grotle evolved into it during a battle with Team Rocket.

Paul's Torterra

Torterra made its main series debut in Top-Down Training, where it was revealed to be Paul's starter Pokémon. It later helped Ash's Grotle cope with its reduced Speed in Aiding the Enemy.

Other

Torterra debuted in The Rise of Darkrai, under the ownership of a Coordinator named Maury. It battled against Ash's Pikachu, and also tried to stop Darkrai. It was later used in the Battle Stage of the Alamos Contest, where it faced off against Kai's Empoleon.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP040 Torterra Ash's Pokédex Torterra, the Continent Pokémon. Torterra is the final evolved form of Turtwig. Sometimes small Pokémon will gather to make their nests on Torterra's back.
DP166 Torterra Dawn's Pokédex Torterra, the Continent Pokémon. Its large back and sanitary nature offer an ideal place for smaller Pokémon to build their nests.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Torterra appeared in PMDP07.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Tru

In Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank II, Diamond's Grotle, Tru, evolved into a Torterra in Veilstone City alongside Pearl's Chimler.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Torterra is the final form of Jun's starter Pokémon, Turtwig. It made its debut in this form in Hareta's Heart's Desire.

In the TCG

Main article: Torterra (TCG)

Other appearances

Torterra in Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu

Multiple Torterra appeared in Detective Pikachu. They were genetically modified for their growing. Many normal-sized Torterra live in the facility, but gigantic ones, who are as big as mountains, lay dormant nearby.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#003
Johto
#—
Diamond Small Pokémon occasionally gather on its unmoving back to begin building their nests.
Pearl Groups of this Pokémon migrating in search of water have been mistaken for "moving forests."
Platinum Some Pokémon are born on a Torterra's back and spend their entire life there.
HeartGold Ancient people imagined that beneath the ground, a gigantic Torterra dwelled.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Some Pokémon are born on a Torterra's back and spend their entire life there.
White
Black 2 Some Pokémon are born on a Torterra's back and spend their entire life there.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Ancient people imagined that beneath the ground, a gigantic Torterra dwelled.
Y Small Pokémon occasionally gather on its unmoving back to begin building their nests.
Omega Ruby Ancient people imagined that beneath the ground, a gigantic Torterra dwelled.
Alpha Sapphire Small Pokémon occasionally gather on its unmoving back to begin building their nests.
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 Grotle
Platinum
Evolve Grotle
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve from the Global Link event Turtwig
Black 2 White 2
Evolve from the Global Link event Turtwig
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Grotle
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Grotle
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), Sky Peak (1st Station Pass 1F-6th Station Pass 3F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Silent Forest Advanced Mode A & S
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Ranger: GS
Rand's House
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Grab and Go! (Boss), Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 5
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 690
Rumble World
Dark Land: Boundless Prairie (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 24: Stage 10
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Masters
Evolve Dawn's Grotle
Generation VIII
Café Mix
Event

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary Torterra Japanese Japan 100 June 5 to 11, 2013;
July 3 to 7, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Choice Band Choice Band (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
109
102 - 177 200 - 348
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
Total:
525
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
1/2
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
16/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Torterra's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 389.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Tackle 4 field move.png
(Tackle ×4)
Browser entry R-054
It attacks by scattering leaves and shooting seeds.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 4 field move.png
(Tackle ×4)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-141
It shoots leaves and grows vines to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush389Body.png Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW389.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Torterra came to see the Meadow Zone. His favorite Attraction is Rhyperior's Bumper Burn!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT389.png

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#358
Shuffle389.png

Cross Attack+
Deals even more damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO389.png Base Stamina: 216 Base Attack: 202 Base Defense: 188
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Stone Edge, Solar Beam, Earthquake, Sand Tomb*, Frenzy Plant, 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 389.png Spr b 4d 389.png Spr 4p 389.png Spr b 4d 389.png Spr 4h 389.png Spr b 4d 389.png
Spr 4d 389 s.png Spr b 4d 389 s.png Spr 4p 389 s.png Spr b 4d 389 s.png Spr 4h 389 s.png Spr b 4h 389 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 389.png Spr b 5b 389.png Spr 5b 389.png Spr b 5b 389.png
Spr 5b 389 s.png Spr b 5b 389 s.png Spr 5b 389 s.png Spr b 5b 389 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 389.png Spr b 6x 389.png Spr 6x 389.png Spr b 6x 389.png
Spr 6x 389 s.png Spr b 6x 389 s.png Spr 6x 389 s.png Spr b 6x 389 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 389.png Spr b 7s 389.png Spr 7s 389.png Spr b 7s 389.png
Spr 7s 389 s.png Spr b 7s 389 s.png Spr 7s 389 s.png Spr b 7s 389 s.png
Front Back Front Back
389MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Torterra images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 4p Torterra intro.png
Platinum intro sprite

Trivia

  • Torterra shares its category with Groudon. They are both known as the Continent Pokémon.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Torterra.
  • When walking to the right in Amity Square, Torterra's sprite erroneously shows its left side.
  • Torterra is the heaviest final form of a starter Pokémon, weighing 683.4 lbs. (310.0 kg).

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Torterra appears to be based on a snapping turtle and an ankylosaur, which is an armored dinosaur. Its large features and spikes may also be inspired by extinct Meiolania and Proganochelys turtles. In concept, it may be based on the World Turtle from various mythologies that carries the world upon its back.

Name origin

Torterra may be a combination of tortoise and terra (Latin for ground).

Dodaitose may be a combination of 土 do (earth or ground), 大 dai (large), and tortoise. It may also involve 土台 dodai (foundation).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドダイトス Dodaitose From do, dai, 土台 dodai and tortoise
France Flag.png French Torterra Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torterra Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Chelterrar From Chelonia and terra
Italy Flag.png Italian Torterra Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 토대부기 Todaibugi From 토 (土)to, 대 (大)dae, and 거북이 geobugi. Also involves 토대 todae.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 土台龜 / 土台龟 Tǔtáiguī Can be taken as "Earth terrace tortoise".


Related articles

External links


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