Grotle

Grotle is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Grove Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 388
Type Grass
Species Grove Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 97.0 kg (213.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Shell Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 002 (Diamond/Pearl)
002 (Platinum)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 89
164 304
Defense 85
157 295
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 36
69 188
Total 405 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 Grotle.

Evolution chart

(Level 18) (Level 32)

Grotle changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
Pearl The shell is hardened soil. Some Pokémon come to peck the berries growing on the trees on its back.
Platinum It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
A GROTLE that lives in the forest is said to have its own secret springwater.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.
X
Omega Ruby
It lives along water in forests. In the daytime, it leaves the forest to sunbathe its treed shell.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It knows where pure water wells up. It carries fellow Pokémon there on its back.

Moves learned by Grotle

Moves learnt by level up

Grotle learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
5WithdrawWaterStatus
9AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
13Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
17CurseGhostStatus
22BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
27Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
32Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
37SynthesisGrassStatus
42CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
47Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
52Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90

Egg moves

Grotle learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Grotle egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
GrowthNormalStatus
Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
SwallowNormalStatus
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
Wide GuardRockStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Grotle can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Grass PledgeGrassSpecial 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Grotle is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Grotle can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Grotle learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
5WithdrawWaterStatus
9AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
13Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
17CurseGhostStatus
22BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
27Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
32Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
37SynthesisGrassStatus
42CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
47Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
52Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90

Egg moves

Grotle learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Grotle egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
GrowthNormalStatus
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
SwallowNormalStatus
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
Wide GuardRockStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Grotle can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sun & Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grass PledgeGrassSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Grotle is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Grotle can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Grotle sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Grotle  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Grotle  sprite from Black & White Grotle  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Grotle Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Grotle Shiny sprite from Black & White Grotle Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Grotle

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Turtwig
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Turtwig
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ula'ula Meadow
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Answers to Grotle questions

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Grotle
Japanese ハヤシガメ (Hayashigame)
German Chelcarain
French Boskara

Name origin

grove
a small wood or forest
turtle
water-based reptile