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 3′07″ (1.1 m)
Weight 213.8 lbs (97.0 kg)
Abilities 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 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1WithdrawWater
5WithdrawWater
9AbsorbGrass 20 100
13Razor LeafGrass 55 95
17CurseGhost
22BiteDark 60 100
27Mega DrainGrass 40 100
32Leech SeedGrass 90
37SynthesisGrass
42CrunchDark 80 100
47Giga DrainGrass 75 100
52Leaf StormGrass 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.
AmnesiaPsychic
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Grassy TerrainGrass
GrowthNormal
Heavy SlamSteel 100
Sand TombGround 35 85
Seed BombGrass 80 100
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
SwallowNormal
ThrashNormal 120 100
TickleNormal 100
Wide GuardRock
Worry SeedGrass 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 PowerGround 90 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
SynthesisGrass
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
75Swords DanceNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 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.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1WithdrawWater
5WithdrawWater
9AbsorbGrass 20 100
13Razor LeafGrass 55 95
17CurseGhost
22BiteDark 60 100
27Mega DrainGrass 40 100
32Leech SeedGrass 90
37SynthesisGrass
42CrunchDark 80 100
47Giga DrainGrass 75 100
52Leaf StormGrass 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.
AmnesiaPsychic
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Grassy TerrainGrass
GrowthNormal
Sand TombGround 35 85
Seed BombGrass 80 100
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
SwallowNormal
ThrashNormal 120 100
TickleNormal 100
Wide GuardRock
Worry SeedGrass 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
75Swords DanceNormal
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Grotle sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Answers to Grotle questions

Other languages

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

Name origin

grove
a small wood or forest
turtle
water-based reptile