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The Grass type (くさタイプ Kusa taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

Grass-type Pokémon are usually calm, pacifistic, and like to take care of flowers, plants and nature itself, but are also great fighters and can poison, paralyze or put targets to sleep. Most of the times, the Pokémon have part of a plant, thus their growth is really similar to that of a plant. Some of them also grow berries, flowers and leaves, and many of them can control their growth.

Grass-type Pokémon usually have combinations with the Bug and Poison types. The last one is because many plants are poisonous. The Grass type is the type that has most weaknesses (along with Rock). The best type moves a Grass-type Pokémon can learn is Rock, because it covers 4 of its 5 weaknesses (Bug, Fire, Flying and Ice).

Famous Grass-type Pokémon Trainers include Erika, fourth Gym Leader of the Kanto region; Gardenia, the second Gym Leader of Sinnoh; Cilan, one of the three Striaton Gym Leaders in Unova; and Ramos, the fourth Gym Leader of the Kalos region.

Grass-type moves

  • There are 37 Grass-type moves.
  • In battles: Other moves stand out.
    • 10 moves are of the Physical type type.
    • 13 moves are of the Special type type.
    • 14 moves are of the Other type type.
  • In contests: Clever moves stand out.
    • 13 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • 10 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 7 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • 5 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Cute type type.

List of Grass-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Absorb Special type Clever type Generation I 20
Aromatherapy Other type Clever type Generation III -
Bullet Seed Physical type Cool type Generation III 25[1] (x2-5)
Cotton Guard Other type Cute type Generation V -
Cotton Spore Other type Beautiful type Generation II -
Energy Ball Special type Beautiful type Generation IV 90
Forest's Curse Other type Clever type Generation VI -
Frenzy Plant Special type Cool type Generation III 150
Giga Drain Special type Clever type Generation II 75[2]
Grass Knot Special type Cute type[3] Generation IV 20-200 depending on the opponent's weight
Grass Pledge Special type Beautiful type Generation V 80[4]
Grass Whistle Other type Clever type Generation III -
Grassy Terrain Other type Beautiful type Generation VI -
Horn Leech Physical type Tough type Generation V 75
Ingrain Other type Clever type Generation III -
Leaf Blade Physical type Cool type Generation III 90[5]
Leaf Storm Special type Beautiful type[6] Generation IV 130[7]
Leaf Tornado Special type Cool type Generation V 65
Leafage  ???  ??? Generation VII  ???
Leech Seed Other type Clever type Generation I -
Magical Leaf Special type Beautiful type Generation III 60
Mega Drain Special type Clever type Generation I 40
Needle Arm Physical type Clever type Generation III 60
Petal Blizzard Physical type Beautiful type Generation VI 90
Petal Dance Special type Beautiful type Generation I 120[8]
Power Whip Physical type Tough type[9] Generation IV 120
Razor Leaf Physical type Cool type Generation I 55
Seed Bomb Physical type Tough type[3] Generation IV 80
Seed Flare Special type Beautiful type[10] Generation IV 120
Sleep Powder Other type Clever type Generation I -
Solar Beam Special type Cool type Generation I 120
Spiky Shield Other type Tough type Generation VI -
Spore Other type Beautiful type Generation I -
Stun Spore Other type Clever type Generation I -
Synthesis Other type Clever type Generation II -
Vine Whip Physical type Cool type Generation I 45[11]
Wood Hammer Physical type Tough type Generation IV 120
Worry Seed Other type Clever type[9] Generation IV -

Effectiveness of Grass-type moves

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Ground, Type Rock and Type Water.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug, Type Dragon, Type Fire, Type Flying, Type Grass, Type Poison and Type Steel.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Grass type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
No damage
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Grass
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Bug
×2
½
½
×4
×4
¼
¼
×2
×2
[12]
×2
½
Type GrassType Dark
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
×0
½
Type GrassType Dragon
×2
×2
¼
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
×2
½
Type GrassType Electric
×2
¼
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type GrassType Fairy
½
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×4
×2
½
Type GrassType Fighting
½
½
×2
×2
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
Type GrassType Flying
½
×2
×2
¼
×0
×4
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Ghost
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×0
½
Type GrassType Ground
×2
×0
×2
×2
½
×4
½
Type GrassType Ice
×2
½
×2
×4
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Normal
×2
½
×2
×2
×2
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Poison [13]
½
½
½
×2
×2
¼
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Psychic
×4
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
[14]
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type GrassType Rock
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
Type GrassType Steel [15]
½
½
½
×2
×4
[16]
¼
½
×0
½
½
½
½
Type GrassType Water
×2
×2
½
×2
½
¼

Grass-type-Pokémon Trainers

Grass-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSErika
Erika
Celadon City, Kanto Rainbow Badge
Rainbow Badge
VSGardenia
Gardenia
Eterna City, Sinnoh Forestbadge
Forest Badge
VSCilan
Cilan[17]
Striaton City, Unova Triobadge
Trio Badge
VSRamos
Ramos
Coumarine City, Kalos Plantbadge
Plant Badge

Grass-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

There are no Elite Four members that specialize in the Grass type.

Grass-type Pokémon

84 Pokémon are Grass type. (11.67% of all Pokémon)

Pure Grass-type Pokémon

33 Pokémon are pure Grass type. (39.29% of the Grass-type Pokémon)

Tangela Chikorita Bayleef Meganium Bellossom Sunkern
114Tangela
#114----

Type Grass

152Chikorita
#152----

Type Grass

153Bayleef
#153----

Type Grass

154Meganium
#154----

Type Grass

182Bellossom
#182----

Type Grass

191Sunkern
#191----

Type Grass

Sunflora Treecko Grovyle Sceptile Seedot Shroomish
192Sunflora
#192----

Type Grass

252Treecko
#252----

Type Grass

253Grovyle
#253----

Type Grass

254Sceptile
#254----

Type Grass

273Seedot
#273----

Type Grass

285Shroomish
#285----

Type Grass

Cacnea Turtwig Grotle Cherubi Cherrim Carnivine
331Cacnea
#331----

Type Grass

387Turtwig
#387----

Type Grass

388Grotle
#388----

Type Grass

420Cherubi
#420----

Type Grass

421Cherrim
#421----

Type Grass

455Carnivine
#455----

Type Grass

Tangrowth Leafeon Shaymin Snivy Servine Serperior
465Tangrowth
#465----

Type Grass

470Leafeon
#470----

Type Grass

492Shaymin
#492----

Type Grass

495Snivy
#495----

Type Grass

496Servine
#496----

Type Grass

497Serperior
#497----

Type Grass

Pansage Simisage Petilil Lilligant Maractus Chespin
511Pansage
#511----

Type Grass

512Simisage
#512----

Type Grass

548Petilil
#548----

Type Grass

549Lilligant
#549----

Type Grass

556Maractus
#556----

Type Grass

650Chespin
#650----

Type Grass

Quilladin Skiddo Gogoat
651Quilladin
#651----

Type Grass

672Skiddo
#672----

Type Grass

673Gogoat
#673----

Type Grass

Primary Grass-type Pokémon

33 Pokémon are primary Grass type. (39.29% of the Grass-type Pokémon)

Bulbasaur Ivysaur Venusaur Oddish Gloom Vileplume
001Bulbasaur
#001
----

Type GrassType Poison

002Ivysaur
#002
----

Type GrassType Poison

003Venusaur
#003
----

Type GrassType Poison

043Oddish
#043
----

Type GrassType Poison

044Gloom
#044
----

Type GrassType Poison

045Vileplume
#045
----

Type GrassType Poison

Bellsprout Weepinbell Victreebel Exeggcute Exeggutor Hoppip
069Bellsprout
#069
----

Type GrassType Poison

070Weepinbell
#070
----

Type GrassType Poison

071Victreebel
#071
----

Type GrassType Poison

102Exeggcute
#102
----

Type GrassType Psychic

103Exeggutor
#103
----

Type GrassType Psychic

187Hoppip
#187
----

Type GrassType Flying

Skiploom Jumpluff Nuzleaf Shiftry Breloom Roselia
188Skiploom
#188
----

Type GrassType Flying

189Jumpluff
#189
----

Type GrassType Flying

274Nuzleaf
#274
----

Type GrassType Dark

275Shiftry
#275
----

Type GrassType Dark

286Breloom
#286
----

Type GrassType Fighting

315Roselia
#315
----

Type GrassType Poison

Cacturne Tropius Torterra Budew Roserade Snover
332Cacturne
#332
----

Type GrassType Dark

357Tropius
#357
----

Type GrassType Flying

389Torterra
#389
----

Type GrassType Ground

406Budew
#406
----

Type GrassType Poison

407Roserade
#407
----

Type GrassType Poison

459Snover
#459
----

Type GrassType Ice

Abomasnow Cottonee Whimsicott Foongus Amoonguss Ferroseed
460Abomasnow
#460
----

Type GrassType Ice

546Cottonee
#546
----

Type GrassType Fairy[18]

547Whimsicott
#547
----

Type GrassType Fairy[18]

590Foongus
#590
----

Type GrassType Poison

591Amoonguss
#591
----

Type GrassType Poison

597Ferroseed
#597
----

Type GrassType Steel

Ferrothorn Virizion Chesnaught Rowlet
598Ferrothorn
#598
----

Type GrassType Steel

640Virizion
#640
----

Type GrassType Fighting

652Chesnaught
#652
----

Type GrassType Fighting

Rowlet
???
----

Type GrassType Flying

Secondary Grass-type Pokémon

18 Pokémon are secondary Grass type. (21.43% of the Grass-type Pokémon)

Paras Parasect Celebi Lotad Lombre Ludicolo
046Paras
#046
----

Type BugType Grass

047Parasect
#047
----

Type BugType Grass

251Celebi
#251
----

Type PsychicType Grass

270Lotad
#270
----

Type WaterType Grass

271Lombre
#271
----

Type WaterType Grass

272Ludicolo
#272
----

Type WaterType Grass

Lileep Cradily Wormadam Sewaddle Swadloon Leavanny
345Lileep
#345
----

Type RockType Grass

346Cradily
#346
----

Type RockType Grass

413Wormadam
#413
----

Type BugType Grass[19]

540Sewaddle
#540
----

Type BugType Grass

541Swadloon
#541
----

Type BugType Grass

542Leavanny
#542
----

Type BugType Grass

Deerling Sawsbuck Phantump Trevenant Pumpkaboo Gourgeist
585ADeerling
#585
----

Type NormalType Grass

586ASawsbuck
#585
----

Type NormalType Grass

708Phantump
#708
----

Type GhostType Grass

709Trevenant
#709
----

Type GhostType Grass

710Pumpkaboo
#710
----

Type GhostType Grass

711Gourgeist
#711
----

Type GhostType Grass

Pokémon with Grass-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Grass type.

Mega Venusaur Mega Sceptile Cherrim Mega Abomasnow Mow Rotom Shaymin
003MVenusaur
#003
----

Type GrassType Poison

254MSceptile
#254
----

Type GrassType Dragon

421BCherrim
#421
----

Type Grass[20]

460MAbomasnow
#460
----

Type GrassType Ice

479FRotom
#479
----

Type ElectricType Grass[21]

492BShaymin
#492
----

Type GrassType Flying[22]

Arceus
493Arceus Grass Dream
#493
----

Type Grass[23]

Relations with other types

  • They're strong against the Ground type because plants absorb minerals from it and open through the ground using their roots.
  • They're strong against the Rock type because plants can crack stones and rocks using their roots.
  • They're strong against the Water type because plants absorb water for their own benefit.
  • They're weak against the Bug type because insects eat plants.
  • They're weak against the Fire type because fire can easily burn plants.
  • They're weak against the Flying type because many birds eat parts of plants (like fruits and leaves), as well as strong winds being able to uproot plants.
  • They're weak against the Ice type because plants don't resist frosts and most of the times die.
  • They're weak against the Poison type because poison is used to exterminate unwanted herbs. It could also be said that Poison represents pollution and Grass the nature, and nature is damaged thanks to pollution.
  • They're resistant against the Electric type because plants are made of materials that don't conduct electricity, like wood. Also, plants divert electricity to the ground.
  • The Steel type resists them because plants can't degrade metals.
  • The Dragon type resists them because in ancient mythology, dragons were immune to forces of nature (Grass, Water, Electric and Fire).

Trivia

Notes

  1. ^ 10 until Generation IV.
  2. ^ 60 until Generation IV.
  3. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type-type move.
  4. ^ 50 in Generation V.
  5. ^ 70 in Generation III.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cute type-type move.
  7. ^ 140 until Generation VI.
  8. ^ 90 until Generation IV.
  9. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type-type move.
  10. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type-type move.
  11. ^ 35 until Generation VI.
  12. ^ In Generation I, Poison-type moves were doubly super effective on Grass/Bug-type Pokémon.
  13. ^ In Generation I, Bug-type moves were doubly super effective on Grass/Poison-type Pokémon.
  14. ^ In Generation I, Grass/Psychic-type Pokémon were immune to Ghost-type moves.
  15. ^ Before Generation VI, Grass/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  16. ^ Before Generation VI, Grass/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  17. ^ You'll fight against him only if you chose Oshawott as your Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Black and White.
  18. ^ a b In Generation V, Cottonee and Whimsicott were pure Type Grass types.
  19. ^ Only its Plant Cloak.
  20. ^ In its Sunshine Form.
  21. ^ In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Type Electric and Type Ghost type.
  22. ^ Only in its Sky Forme.
  23. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Meadow Plate.

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