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 2.2 m (7′03″)
Weight 310.0 kg (683.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Shell Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 003 (Diamond/Pearl)
003 (Platinum)
003 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
132 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 236
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 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.
Brilliant Diamond Small Pokémon occasionally gather on its unmoving back to begin building their nests.
Shining Pearl Groups of this Pokémon migrating in search of water have been mistaken for moving forests.
Legends: Arceus This remarkable, large-bodied Pokémon would serve beautifully as borrowed scenery for a garden, and its strength is peerless. Torterra roams the wilderness in search of clean water.

Moves learned by Torterra

Moves learnt by level up

Torterra learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
1Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
1Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
5WithdrawWaterStatus
6LeafageGrassPhysical 40 100
10GrowthNormalStatus
13Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
17CurseGhostStatus
22BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
27Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
33Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
39SynthesisGrassStatus
45CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
51Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
57Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Torterra learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100

Egg moves

Torterra learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Torterra 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

Torterra can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Frenzy PlantGrassSpecial 150 90

Moves learnt by TM

Torterra is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Torterra learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6LeafageGrassPhysical 40 100
11BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
18BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
25Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
34Leaf BladeGrassPhysical 90 100
43Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
52Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
57Headlong RushGroundPhysical 100 100

Move Tutor moves

Torterra can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80

Torterra sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Torterra  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Torterra  sprite from Black & White Torterra  sprite from X & Y Torterra  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Torterra Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Torterra Shiny sprite from Black & White Torterra Shiny sprite from X & Y Torterra Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Turtwig/Grotle
Legends: Arceus Holm of Trials

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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’