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.

Grookey artwork by Ken Sugimori

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
Catch rate
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate

Breeding

Egg Groups
Gender
Egg cycles

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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6Branch PokeGrass 40 100
8TauntDark 100
12Razor LeafGrass 55 95
17ScreechNormal 85
20Knock OffDark 65 100
24SlamNormal 80 75
28UproarNormal 90 100
32Wood HammerGrass 120 100
36EndeavorNormal 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 OutNormal 40 100
GrowthNormal
Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
Leech SeedGrass 90
Nature PowerNormal
StrengthNormal 80 100
Worry SeedGrass 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 DanceNormal
07Low KickFighting 100
13Focus EnergyNormal
20SubstituteNormal
26EndureNormal
27Sleep TalkNormal
35UproarNormal 90 100
37TauntDark 100
65Energy BallGrass 90 100
77Grass KnotGrass 100
85Work UpNormal

Grookey sprites

Where to find Grookey

Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Answers to Grookey questions

Name origin

groove
rhythm
monkey
a species of primate