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 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 10.2 kg (22.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Shell Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 001 (Diamond/Pearl)
001 (Platinum)
001 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
130 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 64
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 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)

Turtwig changes

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.
Brilliant Diamond Made from soil, the shell on its back hardens when it drinks water. It lives along lakes.
Shining Pearl It undertakes photosynthesis within its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if the Pokémon is thirsty.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon becomes more energetic the more sunlight there is. The part resembling a shell is similar to silt and is slightly damp and warm to the touch.

Moves learned by Turtwig

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5WithdrawWaterStatus
6LeafageGrassPhysical 40 100
10GrowthNormalStatus
13Razor LeafGrassPhysical 55 95
17CurseGhostStatus
21BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
25Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
29Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
33SynthesisGrassStatus
37CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
41Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
45Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by level up

Turtwig 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

Move Tutor moves

Turtwig 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
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Stealth RockRockStatus

Turtwig sprites

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

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Grassland Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern
Legends: Arceus Droning Meadow

Other languages

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

Name origin

turtle
water-based reptile
twig
a small tree branch