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Ash's Torterra
Satoshi's Dodaitose
Ash's Torterra
Trainer: Ash
Gender: Male
Ability: Overgrow (Not yet activated)
Debut: Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Current location: At Professor Oak's laboratory
Evolved: 95 episodes as Turtwig

66 episodes as Grotle

Evolves In: Aiding the Enemy

The Fleeing Tower of Sunnyshore!

Original Trainer: Ash

Ash's Torterra (Japanese:Satoshi's Dodaitose) is a Grass-type Pokémon owned by Ash Ketchum.


It was first caught as a Turtwig after battling Ash and his Pikachu. Turtwig has battled many opponents before: Paul's Chimchar, Roark's Rampardos, Gardenia's Turtwig, and Crasher Wake's Quagsire. While battling Paul's Honchkrow in Aiding the Enemy!, it evolved into Grotle, but lost due to its lowered Speed. But after learning how to cope with its defense from Paul's Torterra when it fought Gliscor, Ash managed to make Grotle stronger and learned Rock Climb. Since evolution, Grotle managed to defeat foes like Candice's Sneasel.

After being used in a gym battle against Volkner, which got postponed, Ash's Grotle evolved during a battle with Team Rocket. With its new size and strengths, it now knows more powerful moves such as Leaf Storm in addition to the moves Energy Ball, Rock Climb and Synthesis. Despite its size and power, it has been defeated in several battles against Pokémon it should have an advantage over: Volkner's Electivire, Bertha's Hippowdon and Paul's Drapion (however although Torterra was part-Ground, he did not know any Ground type moves and his Grass type characteristics made him more vulnerable to Drapion than most Ground types). Ash decided to leave Torterra at Professor Oak's Lab when he made a fresh start for Unova. It currently resides at Professor Oak's Lab.

It will reappear along with all of Ash's Pokemon in an upcoming episode of Best Wishes Season 2.

Known Moves

Move Episode
Leaf Storm
Leaf Storm + {{{3}}}
Rock Climb + {{{3}}}
Energy Ball + {{{3}}}
Synthesis + {{{3}}}
Bite {{{3}}}
Razor Leaf {{{3}}}
Tackle {{{3}}}
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.



  • When it was a Turtwig, it had it's own way of showing affection by biting on someone's head.
  • Torterra is the only Pokémon in Ash's Sinnoh team that has never defeated any of Paul's Pokémon.
  • As a Turtwig, it was more active and very quick, but when it evolved into a Grotle it lost it's speed and became less active.
  • Throughout it's evolution, Torterra has relied on specific stats to battle. As a Turtwig it relied on speed, accuracy and evasiveness, as a Grotle it relied on defense, patience and precise attacks, and as a Torterra it relied on attack power, strength and healing.