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Date Reviewed: 06.09.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 3.17

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

Reeve Torterra.
# 389.
Type: Grass / Ground.
Ability: Overgrow.
Locations: Evolve Grotle.

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re finally reviewing new gen Pokémon, starting with Torterra, the continent Pokémon.

Torterra is one of many surprises here in D&P. It has a very interesting type combination which is both advantage and disadvantages from the moment u pick your Turtwig in early game. Torterra is pretty strong, it can handle those earth and rock type moves, however it is still weak to fire, flying, bug and ice Pokémon. Torterra has a good amount of HP an defense so don’t even think about using speed on this one.

It’s been 4 generations with the same starter ability, useful only in really rare situations. Overgrow will boost the grass type moves if you are almost out of HP.

Let’s move on to the move combinations. New moves for new Pokémon, let’s see what’s up with this big guy…

Nature: Impish (+ Defense, - Special attack).
Equip: Leftovers.
EV´s: 252 HP, 129 Defense, 129 Attack.
- Earthquake
- Wood Hammer
- Stone Edge
- Leech seed

This moveset combined with good defenses gives Torterra enough time to make some serious damage to almost anything u will encounter. Wood Hammer will become a standard (like aerial ace in back in the 3dr generation). Earthquake is a never ending classic and Stone Edge is just amazing… Leech seed usually forces switching so if you want to use Synthesis works ok as well…

Nature: Impish (+ Defense, - Special attack).
Equip: Leftovers.
EV´s: 252 Speed, 252 Defense, 4 Attack.
- Earthquake
- Wood Hammer
- Substitute
- Leech seed

I have to be honest, I wouldn’t think about this one. I just saw it a couple hours ago and I have to say it works quite well… It has enough speed and defense to let its substitute take more than one hit. Leech seed forces even more switches and both earthquake and wood hammer are awesome, but not that devastating…

When should I use this Pokémon?
We are still in the process of discovering how valuable each of the new Pokémon is. Torterra will be very used due to its popularity (let’s face it, the animated series is a huge influence) and we will discover even more move combinations for this one. So try it.

What should I use against this Pokémon?
Aerodactyl works quite well. I managed to beat the substitute-user with my Kingdra (ice beaming). Those reliable flying type moves will do a lot of damage. Brave bird will certainly kill Torterra if it’s not properly trained.

Bottom line:
Feels good to start reviewing these brand new Pokémon, expect a lot more of them, they’re coming…

Remember, If you have DP versions and want to trade or battle with me. I already have a list of haves and want here in the Pojo Forums; the URL is http://www.pojo.biz/board/showthread.php?t=434041 for trading (have some good shinies and legendaries, and all the starters as well). If you want to battle then send me a PM or send an e-mail to reeve.ryu@gmail.com.


Hope you enjoyed.
Nathan Hi, I would just like to introduce myself. My name is Nathan, and I am a Pokemon player. I've played every game (except for those horrible Mystery Dungeon games), and I fancy myself as someone who knows a little on how to battle competitively. Now that that little intro is out of the way, let's look at this week's Pokemon, Torterra. NOTE: The one thing I'm not good at is EV spreads, so if you know a better way to spread any of these movesets, feel free to use them.

Ability: Overgrow (When Torterra's HP gets low, its Grass type attack's power is multiplied by 1.5) Base Stats:
HP: 95
Atk: 109
Def: 105
SpAtk: 75
SpDef: 85
Spd: 56

Oh, Torterra, why did you have to be 4x weak to Ice? As you can see, that is the main thing that is keeping our good friend Giant-Turtle-With-A-Tree-On-His-Back from being all that he can be.
That, and his Speed, but Torterra wasn't built to speed past the compitition. He was built to Tank. And with no further notice, let us go to the movesets:

Torterra@Leftovers/Yache Berry

Relaxed Nature (Spd-, Def+)
HP: 200, Atk: 58, Def: 252
-Leech Seed
-Seed Bomb/Wood Hammer
-Stealth Rock/Crunch/Synthesis

Switch in on something that uses Phisical attacks, Leech Seed, then get the heck out of there, cause if they switch in, then it probably has Ice Beam, and if you don't have Yache, you will most likely die.
Stealth Rock just because it is one of the best moves this gen, Crunch for an extra attack, and Synthesis for extra healing. Use Seed Bomb with Stealth or Crunch, and Wood Hammer with Synth. Just predict when an Ice Beam is coming, and you should do fine.

Torterra@Choice Band
Brave Nature (Spd-, Atk+)

Hp: 129, Atk: 252, Def: 129
-Wood Hammer/Seed Bomb
-Stone Edge/Rock Slide
-Crunch/Superpower/Iron Tail

This is your CB set. Switch in like you would with the other set, and then switch right back out. Observe what they switch in. Then, next time, don't switch out, and nail them with the attack that would do the most. I would use Wood Hammer over Seed Bomb, and Stone Edge over Rock Slide. Crunch is kinda meh, Superpower is there for T-Tars, and Iron Tail because Torterra doesn't have anything else to put there, if you don't like the other two. Like the other set, prediction is the key.

All in all, Torterra could have been a whole lot worse, but he makes a fair Phisical Tank. That 4x Ice weakness really hurts him, though. Ah, what the hey. He's a starter, so I'll go easy on him.

Looks: 5/5 (He's got a freaking TREE on his back!)

Alex Bramham

Torterra gets some nice attacks, but cannot use his ability well because of low speed. With many pokemon carrying an ice move to counter dragons, Torterra has a hard time sweeping.


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