Turtwig (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Deoxys #386: Deoxys
Pokémon
#388: Grotle Grotle
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
#387
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
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Weight
22.5 lbs. 10.2 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
64
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
64
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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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 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!.

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!.

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


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
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


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)


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 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 Turtwig's learnsets 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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:  
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
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Grass
Field move:
(past)
 
(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
  Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  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: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#356
 

Leaf Combo
Increases damage done by any Grass types in the combo.


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#356
 

Hammering Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
Skill Swapper: Three Force
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 119 Base Defense: 110
Egg Distance: 2 km* Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Seed Bomb, Body Slam, Frustration, Return

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Turtwig
 Grass 
 
Level 18
 
First evolution
Grotle
 Grass 
 
Level 32
 
Second evolution
Torterra
 Grass  Ground 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  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 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 is a combination of turtle and twig.

Naetle is a combination of 苗 nae (sprout) and turtle.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ナエトル Naetle From nae and turtle
  French Tortipouss From tortue, petit and pousse
  Spanish Turtwig Same as English name
  German Chelast From Chelonia and Ast
  Italian Turtwig Same as English name
  Korean 모부기 Mobugi From mo and 거북이 geobugi
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 草苗龜 / 草苗龟 Cǎomiáoguī Literally "Grass sprout turtle"


Related articles

External links


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Bulbasaur

Charmander

Squirtle
Johto

Chikorita

Cyndaquil

Totodile
Hoenn

Treecko

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Turtwig

Chimchar

Piplup
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Snivy

Tepig

Oshawott
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Froakie
Alola

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Litten

Popplio
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Grookey

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Colosseum XD

Espeon and Umbreon

Eevee
Let's Go, Pikachu!

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Let's Go, Eevee!

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