Turtwig

Turtwig is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Tiny Leaf Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 387
Type Grass
Species Tiny Leaf Pokémon
Height 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 22.5 lbs (10.2 kg)
Abilities Overgrow
Shell Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 001 (Diamond/Pearl)
001 (Platinum)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
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 55
220 314
Attack 68
126 258
Defense 64
119 249
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 31
60 177
Total 318 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 Turtwig.

Evolution chart

(Level 18) (Level 32)

Pokédex entries

Diamond Made from soil, the shell on its back hardens when it drinks water. It lives along lakes.
Pearl It undertakes photosynthesis with its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if it is thirsty.
Platinum The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy TURTWIG, the shell should feel moist.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Photosynthesis occurs across its body under the sun. The shell on its back is actually hardened soil.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The shell on its back is made of soil. On a very healthy Turtwig, the shell should feel moist.
X
Omega Ruby
Photosynthesis occurs across its body under the sun. The shell on its back is actually hardened soil.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It undertakes photosynthesis with its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if it is thirsty.

Moves learned by Turtwig

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
5WithdrawWater
9AbsorbGrass 20 100
13Razor LeafGrass 55 95
17CurseGhost
21BiteDark 60 100
25Mega DrainGrass 40 100
29Leech SeedGrass 90
33SynthesisGrass
37CrunchDark 80 100
41Giga DrainGrass 75 100
45Leaf StormGrass 130 90

Egg moves

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

Turtwig 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

Turtwig 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

Turtwig 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
5WithdrawWater
9AbsorbGrass 20 100
13Razor LeafGrass 55 95
17CurseGhost
21BiteDark 60 100
25Mega DrainGrass 40 100
29Leech SeedGrass 90
33SynthesisGrass
37CrunchDark 80 100
41Giga DrainGrass 75 100
45Leaf StormGrass 130 90

Egg moves

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

Turtwig 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

Turtwig 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

Turtwig 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

Turtwig sprites

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

Where to find Turtwig

Diamond
Pearl
Lake Verity
Platinum Route 201
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
Route 101
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Grotle/Torterra

Other languages

English Turtwig
Japanese ナエトル (Naetle)
German Chelast
French Tortipouss

Name origin

turtle
water-based reptile
twig
a small tree branch