Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re
finally reviewing new gen Pokémon, starting with Torterra, the
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…
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
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
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.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you enjoyed.
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
Ability: Overgrow (When Torterra's HP gets low, its Grass type
attack's power is multiplied by 1.5) Base Stats:
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
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:
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.
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
Looks: 5/5 (He's got a freaking TREE on his back!)
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.