Grookey

Grookey is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Chimp Pokémon.

Grookey is one of the starter Pokémon available in Pokémon Sword & Shield (releasing late 2019) along with Scorbunny and Sobble.

It is a mischievous Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity. During the Sword & Shield announcement trailer it is seen tapping the stick it keeps in its hair, then climbing to the top of a building.

Grookey appears to be based on a spider monkey.

Pokédex data

National № 810
Type Grass
Species Chimp Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 5.0 kg (11.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Grassy Surge (hidden ability)
Local № 001 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field, Grass
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 65
121 251
Total 310 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Grookey.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 35)

Pokédex entries

Sword When it uses its special stick to strike up a beat, the sound waves produced carry revitalizing energy to the plants and flowers in the area.
Shield It attacks with rapid beats of its stick. As it strikes with amazing speed, it gets more and more pumped.

Moves learned by Grookey

Moves learnt by level up

Grookey learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6Branch PokeGrassPhysical 40 100
8TauntDarkStatus 100
12Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
17ScreechNormalStatus 85
20Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
24SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
28UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
32Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
36EndeavorNormalPhysical 100

Egg moves

Grookey learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Grookey egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
GrowthNormalStatus
Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Nature PowerNormalStatus
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Grookey can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Grookey is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Grookey is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
00Swords DanceNormalStatus
07Low KickFightingPhysical 100
13Focus EnergyNormalStatus
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
35UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
37TauntDarkStatus 100
65Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
77Grass KnotGrassSpecial 100
85Work UpNormalStatus

Grookey sprites

Type Generation 8
Normal Grookey  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny

Where to find Grookey

Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Grookey
Japanese サルノリ (Saru nori)
German Chimpep
French Ouistempo

Name origin

groove
rhythm
monkey
a species of primate