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Turtwig
387
ナエトル Naetoru
387Turtwig
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
387388389
Type(s)
Type Grass  
Species Tiny Leaf Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Shell Armor (DW)
Pokédex
Deoxys ← 387 → Grotle
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 001
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Grotle
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
Weight Height
22.5 lbs. 10.2 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Green Monster
Grass
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F387
Cry

Turtwig (Japanese: ナエトル Naetoru) is the Grass-type Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh region.

Biology

Physiology

Turtwig is a Pokémon and appears to be a green-ish Pokémon with a small twig on its head. On the twig are two green leaves. It has large yellow eyes and its face is oddly shaped. On the bottom of the face there is a yellow mouth in an obtuse shape. Also on its face it has two tiny nostrils. It has four small stubby feet, so it can't move as fast, and on the bottom of its feet are an obtuse area of yellow towards the bottom of the feet. It also has a shell on its back. The shell is brown with black line on the bottom and a few stripes.

Behavior

Turtwig is docile but somehow over-affectionate, as it sometimes might bite its trainer's head as a way to express its love. It can be both insensitive and bashful or outgoing and protective.

If Turtwig doesn't drink enough water, the leaf on its head withers, thus it must live by the riverside.

Habitat

Turtwig can be found at the rivers near dense forests, but it is a rare instance.

Evolution

Turtwig evolves into a Grotle starting at level 18, which later evolves into a Torterra starting at level 32.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity One
Platinum Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase on Route 201 One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Poké Transfer None
Black 2/White 2 Trade None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Transfer None
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Starter Pokémon
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F)
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Nabiki Beach (Joins after a quest)


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
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
Photosynthesis occurs across its body under the sun. The shell on its back is actually hardened soil.
Black
The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
White
The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
Black 2
The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
White 2
The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
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.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
55
Attack
68
Defense
64
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
55
Speed
31
Total
318

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 387 front Pt 387 front Pt 387 front 387 IVback
387 dpsprs Turtwig Shiny PtHGSS Turtwig Shiny PtHGSS 387 IVbacks
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Turtwig BW Turtwig BW Turtwig Back BW
Turtwig Shiny BW Turtwig Shiny BW Turtwig Back Shiny BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Turtwig XY Turtwig XY Turtwig Back XY
Turtwig Shiny XY Turtwig Shiny XY Turtwig Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
9 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
13 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
17 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
21 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
25 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
29 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
33 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
37 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
41 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
45 Leaf Storm 130 90% 5 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
5 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
9 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
13 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
17 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
21 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥♥
25 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
29 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 0
33 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Type Clever 0
37 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
41 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥
45 Leaf Storm 130 90% 5 Grass Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
9 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
13 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical
17 Curse —% 10 Ghost Status
21 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
25 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
29 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status
33 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
37 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
41 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
45 Leaf Storm 140 90% 5 Grass Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
5 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status Type Cute ♥♥
9 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Type Smart
13 Razor Leaf 55 95% 25 Grass Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
17 Curse —% 10 ??? Status Type Tough 0
21 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
25 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special Type Smart
29 Leech Seed 90% 10 Grass Status Type Smart 0
33 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Type Smart 0
37 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥
41 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart
45 Leaf Storm 140 90% 5 Grass Special Type Cute ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Egg Moves

Attack Name Attack Type
Worry Seed Grass
Growth Normal
Tickle Normal
Body Slam Normal
Double-Edge Normal
Sand Tomb Ground
Seed Bomb Grass
Thrash Normal
Amnesia Psychic
Superpower Fighting

Appearances

Anime

Turtwig is used by Ash in the Sinnoh Region. It could learn Tackle, Withdraw, Absorb, Razor Leaf, Curse, Bite, Mega Drain, Leech Seed, Synthesis, Crunch, Giga Drain, and Leaf Storm. Later in the series, Ash's Turtwig evolved into Grotle, but this made it hard for Ash to train it, due to a lack of speed. Afterwards, Paul's Torterra teaches Grotle how to fight with reduced speed. Ash later uses this strategy there on. It soon evolves into Torterra at Sunyshore City during another battle with Team Rocket.

It reappeared in the Pikachu short airing along with the 15th Pokémon movie.

Known Trainers with a Turtwig

Trivia

  • Like Bulbasaur and Chikorita, Turtwig can walk on all fours, making it the third Grass starter to walk on fours.
  • Turtwig is the heaviest of the basic forms of all of the starters.
  • Turtwig, along with Totodile, are the only starters who evolve at level 18. This is also the highest level a starter Pokémon evolves.
  • Turtwig is the only starter Pokémon that knows a move that is neither normal type nor its primary type when given to the player.
  • Turtwig is the only grass type starter to learn a Water type move.

Origin

Turtwig is based on a baby turtle.

Etymology

Turtwig's name is a portmanteau of "Turtle" and "Twig".

Names in other languages

Turtwig's Japanese name is Naetle, nae meaning seedling as Turtwig has a seedling growing from his head.

Gallery

See also