Torterra

Torterra is a Grass/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Continent Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 389
Type Grass Ground
Species Continent Pokémon
Height 7′03″ (2.2 m)
Weight 683.4 lbs (310.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Shell Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 003 (Diamond/Pearl)
003 (Platinum)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 236
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 95
300 394
Attack 109
200 348
Defense 105
193 339
Sp. Atk 75
139 273
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 56
105 232
Total 525 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 Torterra.

Evolution chart

(Level 18) (Level 32)

Torterra changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond Small Pokémon occasionally gather on its unmoving back to begin building their nests.
Pearl Groups of this Pokémon migrating in search of water have been mistaken for “moving forests.”
Platinum Some Pokémon are born on a TORTERRA’s back and spend their entire life there.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Ancient people imagined that beneath the ground, a gigantic TORTERRA dwelled.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Some Pokémon are born on a Torterra’s back and spend their entire life there.
X
Omega Ruby
Ancient people imagined that beneath the ground, a gigantic Torterra dwelled.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Small Pokémon occasionally gather on its unmoving back to begin building their nests.

Moves learned by Torterra

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1EarthquakeGround 100 100
1Razor LeafGrass 55 95
1TackleNormal 40 100
1WithdrawWater
1Wood HammerGrass 120 100
5WithdrawWater
9AbsorbGrass 20 100
13Razor LeafGrass 55 95
17CurseGhost
22BiteDark 60 100
27Mega DrainGrass 40 100
33Leech SeedGrass 90
39SynthesisGrass
45CrunchDark 80 100
51Giga DrainGrass 75 100
57Leaf StormGrass 130 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Torterra learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EarthquakeGround 100 100

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Frenzy PlantGrass 150 90
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
SynthesisGrass
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Torterra 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1EarthquakeGround 100 100
1Razor LeafGrass 55 95
1TackleNormal 40 100
1WithdrawWater
1Wood HammerGrass 120 100
5WithdrawWater
9AbsorbGrass 20 100
13Razor LeafGrass 55 95
17CurseGhost
22BiteDark 60 100
27Mega DrainGrass 40 100
33Leech SeedGrass 90
39SynthesisGrass
45CrunchDark 80 100
51Giga DrainGrass 75 100
57Leaf StormGrass 130 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Torterra learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EarthquakeGround 100 100

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Frenzy PlantGrass 150 90
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Torterra 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

Torterra sprites

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

Where to find Torterra

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Turtwig/Grotle
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/Grotle
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Turtwig/Grotle

Other languages

English Torterra
Japanese ドダイトス (Dodaitose)
German Chelterrar
French Torterra

Name origin

tortoise
large reptile with a protective shell
terra
Latin for ‘earth’