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 on the bottom and a few stripes.
In the 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 is set to reappear in the Pikachu short airing along with the 15th Pokémon movie.
Known Trainers with a Turtwig
|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|
Side Game Locations
|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)|
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- Like Bulbasaur and Chikorita, Turtwig can walk on all fours, making it the third Grass starter to walk on fours.
- The shell on Turtwig's back is actually hardened soil.
- 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 through level-up.
- 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's name is a portmanteau of "Turtle" and "Twig".
- Turtwig's Japanese name is Naetle, nae meaning seedling as Turtwig has a seedling growing from his head.
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