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Ash's Torterra
Satoshi's Dodaitose
Ash Torterra
Trainer: Ash
Gender: Unknown
Ability: Overgrow (Not yet activated)
Debut: Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Current location: At Professor Oak's laboratory
Evolved: 95 episodes as Turtwig

66 episodes as Grotle

Evolves In: Aiding the Enemy!

The Fleeing Tower of Sunnyshore!

Ash's Torterra (Japanese: Satoshi's Dodaitose) is a Grass-type Pokémon owned by Ash Ketchum.


Torterra was first caught as a Turtwig after battling Ash and his Pikachu.

Turtwig has battled many opponents before: Paul's Chimchar, Roark's Rampardos, Gardenia's Turtwig, and Crasher Wake's Quagsire.

While battling Paul's Honchkrow in DP100, Turtwig evolved into Grotle, but lost due to its lowered Speed. But after learning how to cope with its defense from Paul's Torterra when it fought Gliscor, Ash managed to make Grotle stronger and Grotle learned Rock Climb. Since evolution, Grotle managed to defeat foes like Candice's Sneasel.

After being used in a gym battle against Volkner, which got postponed, Grotle evolved into Torterra during a battle with Team Rocket.

With its new size and strengths, Torterra now knows more powerful moves such as Leaf Storm in addition to the moves Energy Ball, Rock Climb and Synthesis. Despite its size and power, it has been defeated in several battles against Pokémon it should have an advantage over: Volkner's Electivire, Bertha's Hippowdon and Paul's Drapion.

Ash decided to leave Torterra at Professor Oak's Lab when he made a fresh start for Unova. It currently resides at Professor Oak's Lab.

Torterra will reappear along with all of Ash's Pokemon in an upcoming episode of Best Wishes Season 2.

Torterra's Major Battles

Torterra's Stage Opponent Turtwig / Grotle / Torterra's Result Episode
Trainer Pokémon
Turtwig AshPikachuCapturedDP005
Onix Defeated
Rampardos Won DP018
Turtwig / Grotle PaulHonchkrowDefeated, evolved into GrotleDP101
Grotle CandiceSneaselWonDP127
Abomasnow Defeated
PaulElectabuzzElectabuzz recalledDP131
VolknerLuxrayBattle called offDP166
Grotle / Torterra Jessie and JamesSeviperWon, evolved into Torterra
BerthaHippowdon Defeated DP170
VolknerElectivire Defeated DP179
PaulDrapion Defeated DP187

Known Moves

Move Episode
Torterra Leaf Storm
Tackle Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Razor Leaf Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Bite Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Synthesis + Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Energy Ball + Tanks for the Memories!
Rock Climb + The Lonely Snover
Leaf Storm + The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.



  • When it was a Turtwig, Torterra's way of showing affection was by biting on someone's head.
  • Torterra is the only Pokémon in Ash's Sinnoh team that has never defeated any of Paul's Pokémon.
  • As a Turtwig, Torterra was active and very quick, but when it evolved into a Grotle, Torterra lost it's speed and became less active.
  • Throughout it's evolution, Torterra has relied on specific stats to battle.
    • As a Turtwig, Torterra relied on speed, accuracy and evasiveness.
    • As a Grotle, Torterra relied on defense, patience and precise attacks.
    • As a Torterra, Torterra relied on attack power, strength and healing.
  • After evolving from Grotle to Torterra, its was the first time Ash had two fully-evolved starter Pokemon from the same region.
  • Torterra has not learnt a Ground-type move, despite being a Ground-type.

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