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What is a good moveset for Torterra?

2 votes

He is lv 67 with:
Crunch
Wood hammer
Leaf storm
Giga drain

Yeah, horrible moveset...
But I'm going to teach him frenzy plant but which I have to forgot?

Torterra learnset

asked Feb 19, 2011 by GAMEBEATER
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
you can remove Wood Hammer. you can remove Leaf Storm too. you can replace wood hammer with frenzy plant, Leaf storm with earthquake for protection against fire, fighting, steel. you can remove crunch and keep stone edge
Frenzy-plant is a terrible move for Torterra, it is a special attack and it takes recharge.
Frenzy Plant needs to replace Leaf Storm because Leaf Storm lowers Sp. A, so both Frenzy Plant and Giga Drain will do more damage. Replace Crunch with Rock Slide or Rock Tomb, and you should be good. Rock slide/Rock Tomb destroys all of Torterra's weaknesses

20 Answers

8 votes

You don't need three moves of the same type. Doesn't it make more sense to have a bunch of different types of moves? I would put moves like Stone Edge, Earthquake, or even neutral coverage like Return or Secret Power on your Torterra, getting rid of Giga Drain and Leaf Storm. I assume it has higher Attack, so Leaf Storm and Giga Drain are pretty weak on it.

Never use a recharge move like Frenzy Plant. It sounds tasty with the 150 Base Power, but that strength gets cut in half, in terms of damage per turn, because of recharge. 75 Base Power is only a little stronger than Giga Drain.

Tactical move suggestions also include Synthesis, Swords Dance, Rock Polish, Stealth Rock, and Curse. All of these moves really suit Torterra's fighting style, so choose whichever you may want!

answered Feb 19, 2011 by ~-~WILL~-~
Yeah, I never use recharge moves whatever the Base Power is. It's just going to waste a turn so nothing benefit by using it. Your opponent can do something(at worst,will faint your pokemon) while recharging just because of only missing one turn.
"75 base power is only a little stronger than Giga Drain."  lol thats EXACTLY how strong giga drain is...
I like stone edge,earthquake,leaf storm and seed bomb,leaf storm is just for 1 hit KO's and since I have 3 attack its really good.I don't suggest this so that's why this isn't an answer.I used to think earthquake,leafstorm,giga drain, and frenzy plant was a good move set but later on, it just got useless.
5 votes

My Torterra

Nature: Adamant

Ability: Overgrow

Evs: 252 Attack, 200 S.def, 58 def

Item: Leftovers


Seed-Bomb: STAB

Earthquake: STAB

Stone edge: Coverage

Curse: Boosting

answered Jul 14, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Oct 25, 2011 by Speed freak
Except for the ability (I prefer Shell Armor), I love this set. Stone Edge in particular since it covers every weakness Torterra has.
3 votes

Rock polish Sweeper

Item: Yache berry

Nature: Jolly

Ability: Overgrow

Evs: 252 Attack, 252 speed, 6 S.def


Rock polish: Swift Torterra

Seed-bomb: STAB

Earthquake: STAB

Stone-edge: Coverage

answered Jul 14, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
that's a great moveset seed bomb is a great grass move
earthquake is an amazing ground move both r STAB
stone edge is very good move against flying type's
and rock polish is a very good move as after a few rock polish's u can outspeed a max speed froslass or even speed form deoxys but i recommend curse over it though the extra raw power is overwhelming especially at +6 but carriying both would be overkill if u could set them both up
Good choice,Stone Edge is good for Torterra`s weaknesses of Bug,fire,ice and flying
I like this set a lot best one for torterra yet
3 votes

Torterra
Torterra @ Leftovers
Nature: Impish
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

  • Wood Hammer
  • Earthquake
  • Roar
  • Stealth Rock

Wood Hammer provides a solid STAB option, with a nice base power.
Earthquake is also a good move, and has pretty good coverage and it STAB.
Both moves give Torterra to to respectable damage to Pokemon that doesn't resist the combination.
Roar allows Torterra to phaze out Pokes who try to set up on it, and Stealth Rock help rack up damage.
If you want, a specially defensive spread of 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe can also be used to take special hits better, this depends on the team.

answered May 27, 2012 by Hex
2 votes

Gen V

Torterra (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Overgrow

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Wood Hammer
  • Stone Edge
  • Curse
  • Earthquake
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Interesting tank special set (no one will suspect)

Modest nature (+ sp atk - attack)

Trait shell armor

EVs Sp.attack defense and sp.defense

  • Giga drain (Stay alive+STAB)
  • Earth Power (STAB + chance to lower sp.def)
  • Toxic
  • HP rock (coverage)
answered Jul 13, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
edited Jul 16, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
Wow, I kinda like this moveset!  Not bad, I wish it could learn AncientPower for coverage instead of Hidden Power (Rock).
Welcome to This Site! :)
(Changed Subject Again...)
Thanks, this moveset took a while to get Hidden Power Rock.
I don`t think you need hidden power(rock) because not always comes out as rock so I prefer to have stone edge
1 vote


Item: Evolite
Ability: Shell-armour
Nature: Relaxed
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 S.Defense, 6 Hp


Stock-pile: Boost those Defenses
Synthesis: Healing
Toxic: Status
Leech-seed: Passive and Healing


answered Oct 17, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
People already have an excuse to use Flying types against this guy (Flying is super effective) so you probably shouldn't have your only attacking move be uneffective against them.
I changed it too leech seed partially because I just found out Stock-pile+Sand-tomb is impossible on Grotle. Also I can switch when a Flying type comes in. Most NU Flying types will be stalled by Grotle here.
Why not use Dig?  That can work instead of Sand Tomb.
1 vote

Ok, how about this lovely Modest Moveset as a Sunny Day user.

Nature: Modest

-Solarbeam
-Earth Power
-Hidden Power (Fire)
-Sunny Day

Item: Heat Rock

252 HP 252 Sp. Atk. 4 Def.

answered Jul 5, 2012 by Brandonerd91
0 votes

My own Torterra has the moves Crunch, Stone Edge, Earthquake, and Frenzy Plant. Crunch is a descent move with good accuracy. Stone Edge is used to deal with Fire/ice/flying/bug types so it is a must have for torterra.
Earthquake is also good against fire types and is an all around good move since it has high attack power and good accuracy. Now for Frenzy Plant...

Many people dislike it because of the recharge phase after use. However, what I people do not take into account is the fact that it is a great finishing move to quickly end a battle because of the 150 base stat. Also, during normal game play, one can simply switch torterra out if Frenzy Plant fainted the opposing pokemon. This more or less gets rid of the rechaging.

Furthermore, I only use Frenzy Plant when I down to only torterra left, when against a particularly pesky water/ground/rock pokemon, or when the opponent is on his or her last pokemon. Really, Frenzy plant is a great move if one knows how and when to use it.

Sorry for the long explanation.

answered Feb 24, 2011 by Leviathan33
0 votes

Earthquake

Stone Edge

Wood Hammer

Crunch

Thats what I wil say

answered Jul 22, 2011 by torterra321
0 votes
  • Torterra (M) @ Choice Band

  • Trait: Overgrow

  • EVs: 96 HP / 252 Atk / 160 SDef

  • Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

Move #1:-Stone Edge
Move #2:-Earthquake
Move #3:-Wood Hammer
Move #4:-Superpower


Choice Banded hard hitter Torterra.
Sp Def ev's even out defenses, maxed attack, with a few in Hp.
Wood Hammer hits insanely hard, at the price of a good bit of your Hp, so be it.
Earthquake is STAB, covers a lot of types, etc.
Stone Edge is coverage, mainly for Ice and Flying, while Superpower is that last hit coverage that everyone loves and despises at the same time.

answered Oct 25, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

My Torterra:

Ability: Overgrow

Wood Hammer - STAB.
Curse - Raising Stats.
Earthquake - Obvious STAB.
Stealth Rock - I like entry hazards.

answered Jun 2, 2012 by Porygonz
0 votes

Torterra
Torterra @ Yache Berry
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpAtk / 252 SpDef
Nature: Brave (+Atk -Spd)
-Wood Hammer - Gains STAB and have a crazy 120 base power.
-Earthquake - Epic move that gains STAB.
-Stone Edge - For coverage.
-Leaf Storm/Outrage/Crunch/Stealth Rock - Yes, he have more Atk than SpAtk. That why this is here. Once you used Torterra's SpAtk lowers harshly. The other 3 moves are Physical so don't will change much and is a Strong move!! If you don't like Leaf Storm go with Outrage. If you don't like both go with Crunch. Stealth Rock can be used too for support.

answered Nov 30, 2012 by RainyThunderDragon
reshown Nov 30, 2012 by trachy
0 votes

My Level 99 Torterra/Gavysta. Held Item- Miracle Seed.

Sassy nature.
HP- 340
Attack-256
Defense-251
Sp.Attack-176
Sp.Defense-226
Speed-148

Razor Leaf - Excellent against double battles.

Giga Drain - Perfect for regaining health/ Battle tower.

Earthquake - Amazing power against various Pokemon.

Rock Slide - Great against flying types and others.

This in my opinion is a well rounded moveset for Torterra. This is my first post, so thanks to Lettherebelight for correcting my post.

answered Dec 13, 2012 by epease41
edited Dec 15, 2012 by epease41
You need EV/Roles, held items, natures or this will be hidden.
TORTERRA!!!
T-o-r-t-e-r-r-a!!!!
0 votes

my brother was having a hard time with a move set for his so I suggested

  • curse(good attack and defense boost)
  • synthesis(excellent recovery)
  • wood hammer(STAB)
  • earthquake(STAB)
answered Mar 27, 2013 by samurisceptile
edited Mar 27, 2013 by samurisceptile
0 votes

This set is only to do some damage before the sweeper comes in
Item:leftovers
Nature:Naughty
Attacks:
Rock Polish
Wood Hammer
Earth Quake
Leaf storm/stone egde/stealth Rocks

answered Jun 5, 2013 by Grinegy
0 votes

My Torterra uses:

Sunny Day (Give it a Heat Rock to make this last more turns)
Synthesis (When used after Sunny Day, it heals A LOT of HP)
Solarbeam (Can be used right away consecutively after Sunny Day)
Wood Hammer (If recoil is high after using this move, then I have Torterra heal with Synthesis. This move does a ton of damage)

Torterra can learn a lot of moves... In place of Wood Hammer if you don't want recoil, is to let it learn Crunch or Earthquake instead. Then you won't have to use Synthesis as much.

The only drawback is Sunny Day does not protect against a fire type. If you really want to be safe from fire, go with Earthquake for sure.

answered Aug 12, 2013 by theartbook35
0 votes

Answer: Likeawhisper
Pokemon: Torterra
Type: Grass/Ground

Base Stats at Level 50 (Averages taken from http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Torterra#By_leveling_up)
* HP- 179
* Attack- 140
* Defense- 136
* Sp. Attack- 106
* Sp. Defense- 116
* Speed- 86

I have played with my trusty Torterra since Pokemon Diamond first came out. I used a lot of TMs and Heart Scales at the move recall guy to get the best combination of moves. There really are two different types of movesets. One is the kind that is awesome and fits Torterra's looks and nature, and the other is the most practical that will beat a lot of different types. Here they are:

Awesome:
Frenzy Plant - Great damage against Rock, Ground and Water. The standard hyper-attack that starters should have.
Leaf Storm - Torterra's signature move. Be cautious as if you keep using it it will get weaker because your Special Attack will harshly fall every time.
Earthquake - No explanation needed. The best Ground move in all the generations!
Synthesis - Healing powers. Also, this Pokemon has a freaking tree on his back. Why not have some chlorophyll healing powers?

Practical:
Earthquake - Deals with Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, and Steel. Also attacks both enemies in a Double Battle
Giga Drain - Deals with Rock, Ground, and Water. Also gives you some health back
Stone Edge - Deals with Bug, Flying and Ice. Also forms the powerful EdgeQuake combo.
Rock Climb - The three moves above basically deal with all types that are strong against Torterra. I put this here because it can be reused (an HM) and has decent damage, utilizing Torterra's powerful Attack stat. This will do around 100 damage against a neutral opponent. Other very useful moves to replace this with are Toxic, Cut, Rock Polish, or Rest. You pick.

These are all great moves you can use. Once again be careful with that Leaf Storm move. I play Pokemon Diamond, a Generation IV game, but I know that some people get Torterras in their Generation V and VI games or whatever. I personally think the games are great up to Generation IV but that's just one person's opinion. The Generation II and III games are the best.

Thanks for reading this answer by Likeawhisper.

answered Oct 19, 2013 by Likeawhisper
0 votes

Ok, I'll write a good moveset for each Generation that Torterra was in


Gen IV

Torterra@Leftovers enter image description here

Ability: Overgrow

Nature: Adamant

EVs: 252 Attack/252 Defense/4 HP

Moves:

  • Earthquake-STAB, very powerful, and gives coverage over Fire-types
  • Seed Bomb-STAB and pretty powerful
  • Stone Edge-Very powerful, and, gives Torterra coverage over all of its weaknesses, Flying, Fire, Bug & Ice
  • Swords Dance/Curse-(Swords Dance)Combined with Torterra's great Attack stat, this makes him one hell of a dangerous Pokémon. (Curse) It raises Torterra's Attack stat and Defense stat by 1 stage each, which can be really useful, although it does lower Torterra's Speed

Gen V

Torterra@Leftovers enter image description here

Ability: Overgrow

Nature: Adamant

EVs: 252 Attack/252 Defense/4 HP

Moves:

  • Earthquake-STAB, very powerful, and gives coverage over Fire-types
  • Seed Bomb-STAB and pretty powerful
  • Stone Edge-Very powerful, and, gives Torterra coverage over all of its weaknesses, Flying, Fire, Bug & Ice
  • Swords Dance/Curse-*(Swords Dance)Combined with Torterra's great Attack stat, this makes him one hell of a dangerous Pokémon. (Curse) It raises Torterra's Attack stat and Defense stat by 1 stage each, which can be really useful, although it does lower Torterra's Speed**

Gen VI

Torterra@Leftovers enter image description here

Ability: Overgrow

Nature: Adamant

EVs: 252 Attack/252 Defense/4 HP

Moves:

  • Earthquake-STAB, very powerful, and gives coverage over Fire-types
  • Seed Bomb-STAB and pretty powerful
  • Stone Edge-Very powerful, and, gives Torterra coverage over all of its weaknesses, Flying, Fire, Bug & Ice
  • Swords Dance/Curse-(Swords Dance)Combined with Torterra's great Attack stat, this makes him one hell of a dangerous Pokémon. (Curse) It raises Torterra's Attack stat and Defense stat by 1 stage each, which can be really useful, although it does lower Torterra's Speed

answered Mar 23 by Torterra02
edited Mar 23 by Torterra02
1 every  moveset is The same
2 It doesnt fit with Swords Dance as It will be OHKOd before it could do anything
3Try curse
Thanks Akely! btw, can I just call you Dragneel instead?
Call me Drag
If u really want to sweep in Gen 4 and 5 try Impish ( -SpAtk +Def) for the endurance to set up then sweep
0 votes

Okay, so I put a lot of thought into my Torterra,

Torterra
Trait: Overgrow
Nature: Naive (+Speed, -SpDefense)
Ev train: 252 Attack, 130 SpAttack, 130 Speed
-Giga Drain~~~~~STAB Restore Health from recoil on Wood Hammer
-Wood Hammer~~~~~Strong STAB move, but at the cost of recoil, solved ^^^^
-Earthquake~~~~~STAB, Strong move
-Crunch/Stone Edge/Rock Slide~~~~~Type Coverage

answered May 13 by ZeCreeperKiller