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Turtwig
Turtwig
National Pokédex
Deoxys - Turtwig (#367) - Grotle
Ability Overgrow
Shell Armor (Hidden)
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Created by Game Freak

Turtwig(JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Grass Starter Pokémon that made its first appearance in the fourth generation games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Physiology and Behavior

The Turtwig species can be found living in forests, much like other grass Pokémon. Many of them probably live with Professor Rowan, as he gives them out to new trainers . Like most Pokémon, Turtwig can eat berries, but being a plant Pokémon, he also goes through photosynthesis.

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Turtwig first appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl as a Starter Pokémon. Other than the player being able to train one, Gardenia, one of the gym leaders, also uses one. Turtwig returned in Pokémon Platinum.

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Turtwig appeared as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl along with the other starter Pokémon in the game (Piplup appeared as a Poké Ball Pokémon in addition to being a trophy). The following is Turtwig's trophy description:

Trophy descriptions

"A Tiny Leaf Pokemon. Despite its animal appearance, Turtwig actually has vegetation sprouting from its head. The shell on its back is made of soil and hardens when it drinks water. Much like a plant, Turtwig performs photosynthesis, absorbing sunlight and making oxygen. It also relies heavily on water to keep its plant healthy and thus spends a lot of time near lakes."

In the anime

Turtwig first appeared in the made for TV movie Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which was in a way a preview for the upcoming television show. In the movie, Turtwig appeared along side the other starter Pokémon Chimchar and Piplup.

Turtwig-anime

Turtwig and Pikachu in the anime.

Turtwig is the second Pokémon that Ash catches in Sinnoh. In the episode where Ash catches him, Team Rocket kidnaps Ash's Pikachu. Soon after they escaped in their balloon, it crashed. Noticing that the Pikachu was in trouble, Turtwig defended him against the team. Once Ash arrived, Turtwig thought falsely that they were trying to capture Pikachu, so Turtwig grabbed the tired Pokémon and ran. Later on, the misunderstandings were forgiven, and at the end of the show, Turtwig joins Ash's team.

In episode 6 of Diamond and Pearl, Ash's Turtwig battled with Paul's Chimchar, but lost.

In the manga, the character Diamond has a Turtwig.

Pokémon Trading Card Game

TurtwigCard

The Japanese Turtwig card.

Currently there are three Turtwig cards available in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In March 2007, Pokémon USA released a limited edition collectors level 10 Turtwig card along with their partner starter Pokémon (Chimchar Lv. 8 and Piplup Lv. 9).

Worldwide cards:

  • Diamond & Pearl, as Turtwig Lv. 10, Grass-type common card.

Japanese cards:

  • Turtwig - PPP Promotion Cards
  • Turtwig - "DP-P" Promotional Cards

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

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

Game locations

Title Location(s)
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Pokémon Pearl
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Lake Verity
Pokémon Platinum
Starter Pokémon from Professor Rowan's briefcase near Route 201
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Trade
Pokémon Omega Ruby
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after entering the Hall of Fame twice
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after entering the Hall of Fame twice


Evolution

Turtwig
Reach level 18.
Grotle
Reach level 32.
Torterra
PKMN387 PKMN388 PKMN389

Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 55
Attack 68
Defense 64
Sp. Attack 45
Sp. Defense 55
Speed 31
Average 318

Moveset

Main article: Turtwig/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
Diamond Pearl
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Platinum
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Heart Soul
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Black White
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Black 2 White 2
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X Y
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