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Nate's Grotle
キョウヘイのハヤシガメ Kyōhei's Hayashigame
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Nate Grotle
Nate's Grotle
Debuts in On the Shores of Success!
Caught at Sinnoh
Evolves in A Museum Piece Battle!
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location With Nate
387MS 388MS
This Pokémon spent 97 episodes as Turtwig.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Turtwig Unknown Unknown
As Grotle Unknown Unknown

Nate's Grotle (Japanese: キョウヘイのハヤシガメ Kyōhei's Hayashigame) was the first Pokémon acquired by Nate on his journey, given to him by Professor Rowan.

History Edit

Grotle first appeared as a Turtwig alongside his Trainer in On the Shores of Success! Having witnessed Lewis battling a wild Oshawott, Nate decided to have a battle with him, sending out Turtwig to battle Lewis' Aipom. After a hard-fought battle, both Pokémon ended up knocking each other out.

Turtwig took part in the battle against Team Plasma in Crisis in the Cold! It battled a grunt's Patrat and won.

In Going Solosis!, Turtwig briefly battled a wild Solosis, but was incapacitated by Hypnosis. He later witnessed Nate catch the Solosis.

In Pokémon - The Musical!, Turtwig, alongside the rest of the group's Pokémon, took part in a Pokémon Musical.

In A Museum Piece Battle!, Turtwig participated in a battle against Lenora and her Watchog. Being pinned down by Watchog's attacks, Turtwig evolved into Grotle. With his new defensive capabilities, Grotle was able to easily withstand Watchog's Iron Tail and strike back with Seed Bomb. Grotle then demonstrated that he had learnt Curse, further boosting his Attack and Defence and allowing him to defeat Watchog.

Personality and characteristics Edit

Turtwig is shown to a friendly Pokémon, quickly making friends with the other Pokémon in the group. He takes battling very seriously and refuses to give up, no matter what. This trait was largely seen in his battle against Lenora's Watchog. Grotle's personality remained very much the same when it evolved.

Moves used Edit

Nate Grotle Razor Leaf
Using Razor Leaf
Move First Used In
Razor Leaf  On the Shores of Success!
Energy Ball  On the Shores of Success!
Tackle Crisis in the Cold!
Seed Bomb  Ganging Up on Tubeline Bridge!
Curse  A Museum Piece Battle!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Nate's Pokémon
On hand
Ani388MS Grotle 
Ani082MS Magneton 
Ani566MS Archen 
Ani451MS Skorupi 
With Professor Juniper
579MS Reuniclus