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If you have a good competitive moveset for Torterra, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for its pre-evolutions, if any, can also be shared on this thread.

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Torterra Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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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

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My Torterra

Torterra @ Leftovers
Ability: Overgrow
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 Atk / 200 SpD / 58 Def

Seed Bomb: STAB

Earthquake: STAB

Stone Edge: Coverage

Curse: Boosting

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Except for the ability (I prefer Shell Armor), I love this set. Stone Edge in particular since it covers every weakness Torterra has.
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Gen V

Torterra (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Overgrow

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Wood Hammer
  • Stone Edge
  • Curse
  • Earthquake
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I love this set but in place of Curse I would add Synthesis
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Rock Polish Sweeper

Torterra @ Yache Berry
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 6 SpD


Rock Polish: Swift Torterra

Seed Bomb: STAB

Earthquake: STAB

Stone Edge: Coverage

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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
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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.

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Grotle @ Evolite
Ability: Shell Armour
Nature: Relaxed
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 6 HP


Stockpile: Boost those Defenses
Synthesis: Healing
Toxic: Status
Leech Seed: Passive and Healing

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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.
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  • 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.

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Torterra
Torterra @ Yache Berry
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Nature: Brave (+Atk -Spd)
-Wood Hammer - Gains STAB and has a crazy 120 base power.
-Earthquake - Epic move that gains STAB.
-Stone Edge - For coverage.
-Leaf Storm / Outrage / Crunch / Stealth Rock - Yes, he has more Attack than Special Attack. That why this is here. Once you use Leaf Storm, Torterra's Special Attack 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.

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not bad I suppose
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Gen 7 ZU Trick Room Sweeper
Torterra @ Choice Band
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Superpower

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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 Atk / 252 Def / 4 HP

  • 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 Atk / 252 Def / 4 HP

  • 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 Atk / 252 Def / 4 HP

  • 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

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

Torterra
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Naive (+Spe, -SpD)
EVs: 252 Atk / 128 SpA / 128 Spe

-Giga Drain ~~~~~ STAB, restores 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

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Role: Physical Sweeper

Torterra @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Spe
- Wood Hammer: 120 power but has 33% recoil
- Earthquake
- Leech Seed: Restores a little HP each turn
-Swords Dance: raises Attack by 2 stages

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The bulky sweeper

Torterra @ Leftovers
Ability: Overgrow / Shell Armor
Nature: Careful / Impish
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD or 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Def with an Impish Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Synthesis
- Earthquake / Leech Seed / Substitute
- Roar / Leech Seed / Protect / Substitute

The screener
Torterra @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
Nature: Careful / Impish
EVs: 252 HP / 128 SpD / 128 Def or 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Def with an Impish Nature
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Safeguard / Seed Bomb / Wood Hammer / Earthquake
- Leech Seed

The set-up
Torterra @ Leftovers / Chesto Berry
Ability: Shell Armor
Nature: Careful / Impish
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD or 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Def with an Impish Nature
- Stockpile
- Seed Bomb / Earthquake / Wood Hammer
- Swords Dance
- Synthesis / Substitute / Rest/ Leech Seed

The staller
Torterra @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
Nature: Careful / Impish
EVs: 252 HP / 128 SpD / 128 Def or 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Def
- Toxic
- Leech Seed
- protect
- Stockpile / Rest / Synthesis / Sandstorm

The basic attacker
Ability: Overgrow / Shell Armor
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Atk / 128 SpD
- Seed Bomb / Wood Hammer: STAB
- Earthquake: STAB
- Stone Edge / Rock Slide: coverage
- Crunch: a little more coverage

Sorry I couldn't think of any other items. These movesets can be mixed together.

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Heres a stally set I like using. Not the greatest set but can work so I decided to post it anyway if someone wants try something a little bit different.

Torterra @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- Leech Seed
- Sand Tomb
- Protect
- Synthesis

Just trap your opponent with Sand Tomb and use Leech Seed on them. Spam Protect and heal yourself with Synthesis when necessary until Leech Seed and Sand Tomb's damage eventually kills them.

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Torterra @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- Stone Edge

Wood Hammer is a powerful STAB move along with Earthquake, which is also effective against Fire. Superpower is there for some coverage AND Stone Edge is the move you're gonna use if they send out your weakness BUT its a doubles match and your teammate is an Electric type which is unlikely but still.

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Torterra @Weakness Policy
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
-Rock Polish
-Seed Bomb
-Earthquake
-Stone Edge

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