Type Grass.gif

The Grass-type (くさタイプ Kusa taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

Grass is one of the three Starter types, forming a perfectly triangular relationship with Fire and Water.

Many Grass types are based on real-world plants and fungi, not necessarily grass (Pokémon such as Cacturne, which is a cactus, and Foongus, which is a mushroom). Many Grass-type Pokémon also belong to the Plant egg group. Several Grass types are paired with the Poison-type (Pokémon such as Oddish, Venusaur and Bellsprout), reflecting the toxicity of several plants towards mainly humans. Most Grass-types are also simply animals with plant-life attached to them (Pokémon such as Bulbasaur, Paras, Sceptile, Gogoat and Tropius). Some Grass-types are also based on mythical creatures (Pokémon such as Shiftry, which is based on a Tengu, and Tangela, which is based on Medusa).

Most Grass-types can learn "seed", "spore" or "powder" moves that inflict status (usually Poison, Paralysis or Sleep), including a unique type of status caused by Leech Seed; thus, many Grass-types employ a passive style of play during battle. In terms of direct attacks, Grass-types drain HP from opponents with moves like Giga Drain, or attack with leaves, vines, petals, wood or sunlight.

Famous Grass-type Pokémon Trainers include Erika, fourth Gym Leader of the Kanto region; Gardenia, the second Gym Leader of Sinnoh; Cilan, one of the three Striaton Gym Leaders in Unova; Ramos, the fourth Gym Leader of the Kalos region; Mallow, an Akala Island Trial Captain in Alola; and Milo, first Gym Leader of Galar.

Grass-type moves

  • There are 41 Grass-type moves.
  • In battles: Other moves stand out.
    • 10 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 13 moves are of the Special type.
    • 14 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Clever moves stand out.
    • 13 moves are of the Clever type.png type.
    • 10 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 7 moves are of the Cool type.png type.
    • 5 moves are of the Tough type.png type.
    • 2 moves are of the Cute type.png type.

List of Grass-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Absorb Special type.gif Clever type.png Generation I 20
Apple Acid Special type.gif - Generation VIII 80
Aromatherapy Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation III -
Branch Poke Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 40
Bullet Seed Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 25[1] (x2-5)
Cotton Guard Other type.gif Cute type.png Generation V -
Cotton Spore Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation II -
Drum Beating Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 80
Energy Ball Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation IV 90
Forest's Curse Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI -
Frenzy Plant Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 150
Giga Drain Special type.gif Clever type.png Generation II 75[2]
Grass Knot Special type.gif Cute type.png[3] Generation IV 20-120 depending on the opponent's weight
Grass Pledge Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 80[4]
Grass Whistle Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation III -
Grassy Terrain Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI -
Grav Apple Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 80
Horn Leech Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 75
Ingrain Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation III -
Leaf Blade Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 90[5]
Leaf Storm Special type.gif Beautiful type.png[6] Generation IV 130[7]
Leaf Tornado Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 65
Leafage Physical type.gif ??? Generation VII 40
Leech Seed Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation I -
Magical Leaf Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 60
Mega Drain Special type.gif Clever type.png Generation I 40
Needle Arm Physical type.gif Clever type.png Generation III 60
Petal Blizzard Physical type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 90
Petal Dance Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation I 120[8]
Power Whip Physical type.gif Tough type.png[9] Generation IV 120
Razor Leaf Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 55
Sappy Seed Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation VII 90
Seed Bomb Physical type.gif Tough type.png[3] Generation IV 80
Seed Flare Special type.gif Beautiful type.png[10] Generation IV 120
Sleep Powder Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation I -
Snap Trap Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 35
Solar Beam Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 120
Solar Blade Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation VII 125
Spiky Shield Other type.gif Tough type.png Generation VI -
Spore Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation I -
Strength Sap Other type.gif ??? Generation VII -
Stun Spore Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation I -
Synthesis Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation II -
Vine Whip Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 45[11]
Wood Hammer Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation IV 120
Worry Seed Other type.gif Clever type.png[9] Generation IV -

Effectiveness of Grass-type moves

×2

Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Ground.gif, Type Rock.gif and Type Water.gif.

½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug.gif, Type Dragon.gif, Type Fire.gif, Type Flying.gif, Type Grass.gif, Type Poison.gif and Type Steel.gif.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Grass type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Grass.gif
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
½
Type Grass.gifType Bug.gif
×2
½
½
×4
×4
¼
¼
×2
×2
[12]
×2
½
Type Grass.gifType Dark.gif
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
×0
½
Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif
×2
×2
¼
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
×2
½
Type Grass.gifType Electric.gif
×2
¼
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif
½
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×4
×2
½
Type Grass.gifType Fighting.gif
½
½
×2
×2
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif
½
×2
×2
¼
×0
×4
×2
×2
½
Type Grass.gifType Ghost.gif
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×0
½
Type Grass.gifType Ground.gif
×2
×0
×2
×2
½
×4
½
Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif
×2
½
×2
×4
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type Grass.gifType Normal.gif
×2
½
×2
×2
×2
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif [13]
½
½
½
×2
×2
¼
×2
×2
½
Type Grass.gifType Psychic.gif
×4
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
[14]
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type Grass.gifType Rock.gif
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
Type Grass.gifType Steel.gif [15]
½
½
½
×2
×4
[16]
¼
½
×0
½
½
½
½
Type Grass.gifType Water.gif
×2
×2
½
×2
½
¼

Grass-type-Pokémon Trainers

Grass-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
Erika Lets go.jpg
Erika
Celadon City, Kanto Rainbow Badge
Rainbow Badge
VSGardenia.png
Gardenia
Eterna City, Sinnoh Forest Badge
Forest Badge
VSCilan.png
Cilan[17]
Striaton City, Unova Trio Badge
Trio Badge
VSRamos.png
Ramos
Coumarine City, Kalos Plant Badge
Plant Badge
Milo League Card.png
Milo
Turffield, Galar Grass Badge
Grass Badge

Grass-type-Pokémon Trial Captains

Leader Location Z-Crystal
VS Mallow SM.png
Mallow
Lush Jungle, Alola Grassium Z
Grassium Z

Grass-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

There are no Elite Four members that specialize in the Grass type.

Grass type records

Grass-type Pokémon

98 Pokémon are Grass type. (12.22% of all Pokémon)

Pure Grass-type Pokémon

38 Pokémon are pure Grass type. (38.78% of the Grass-type Pokémon)

Tangela Chikorita Bayleef Meganium Bellossom Sunkern
Tangela
#114----

Type Grass.gif

Chikorita
#152----

Type Grass.gif

Bayleef
#153----

Type Grass.gif

Meganium
#154----

Type Grass.gif

Bellossom
#182----

Type Grass.gif

Sunkern
#191----

Type Grass.gif

Sunflora Treecko Grovyle Sceptile Seedot Shroomish
Sunflora
#192----

Type Grass.gif

Treecko
#252----

Type Grass.gif

Grovyle
#253----

Type Grass.gif

Sceptile
#254----

Type Grass.gif

Seedot
#273----

Type Grass.gif

Shroomish
#285----

Type Grass.gif

Cacnea Turtwig Grotle Cherubi Cherrim Carnivine
Cacnea
#331----

Type Grass.gif

Turtwig
#387----

Type Grass.gif

Grotle
#388----

Type Grass.gif

Cherubi
#420----

Type Grass.gif

Cherrim
#421----

Type Grass.gif

Carnivine
#455----

Type Grass.gif

Tangrowth Leafeon Shaymin Snivy Servine Serperior
Tangrowth
#465----

Type Grass.gif

Leafeon
#470----

Type Grass.gif

Shaymin
#492----

Type Grass.gif

Snivy
#495----

Type Grass.gif

Servine
#496----

Type Grass.gif

Serperior
#497----

Type Grass.gif

Pansage Simisage Petilil Lilligant Maractus Chespin
Pansage
#511----

Type Grass.gif

Simisage
#512----

Type Grass.gif

Petilil
#548----

Type Grass.gif

Lilligant
#549----

Type Grass.gif

Maractus
#556----

Type Grass.gif

Chespin
#650----

Type Grass.gif

Quilladin Skiddo Gogoat Fomantis Lurantis Bounsweet
Quilladin
#651----

Type Grass.gif

Skiddo
#672----

Type Grass.gif

Gogoat
#673----

Type Grass.gif

Fomantis
#753----

Type Grass.gif

Lurantis
#754----

Type Grass.gif

Bounsweeet
#761----

Type Grass.gif

Steenee Tsareena Grookey Thwackey Rillaboom Gossifleur
Steenee
#762----

Type Grass.gif

Tsareena
#763----

Type Grass.gif

Grookey
#810----

Type Grass.gif

Thwackey
#811----

Type Grass.gif

Rillaboom
#812----

Type Grass.gif

Gossifleur
#829----

Type Grass.gif

Eldegoss
Eldegoss
#830----

Type Grass.gif

Primary Grass-type Pokémon

41 Pokémon are primary Grass type. (41.84% of the Grass-type Pokémon)

Bulbasaur Ivysaur Venusaur Oddish Gloom Vileplume
Bulbasaur
#001
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Ivysaur
#002
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Venusaur
#003
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Oddish
#043
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Gloom
#044
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Vileplume
#045
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Bellsprout Weepinbell Victreebel Exeggcute Exeggutor Alolan Exeggutor
Bellsprout
#069
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Weepinbell
#070
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Victreebel
#071
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Exeggcute
#102
----

Type Grass.gifType Psychic.gif

Exeggutor
#103
----

Type Grass.gifType Psychic.gif

Alolan Exeggutor
#103
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Hoppip Skiploom Jumpluff Nuzleaf Shiftry Breloom
Hoppip
#187
----

Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif

Skiploom
#188
----

Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif

Jumpluff
#189
----

Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif

Nuzleaf
#274
----

Type Grass.gifType Dark.gif

Shiftry
#275
----

Type Grass.gifType Dark.gif

Breloom
#286
----

Type Grass.gifType Fighting.gif

Roselia Cacturne Tropius Torterra Budew Roserade
Roselia
#315
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Cacturne
#332
----

Type Grass.gifType Dark.gif

Tropius
#357
----

Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif

Torterra
#389
----

Type Grass.gifType Ground.gif

Budew
#406
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Roserade
#407
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Snover Abomasnow Cottonee Whimsicott Foongus Amoonguss
Snover
#459
----

Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif

Abomasnow
#460
----

Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif

Cottonee
#546
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif[18]

Whimsicott
#547
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif[18]

Foongus
#590
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Amoonguss
#591
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Ferroseed Ferrothorn Virizion Chesnaught Rowlet Dartrix
Ferroseed
#597
----

Type Grass.gifType Steel.gif

Ferrothorn
#598
----

Type Grass.gifType Steel.gif

Virizion
#640
----

Type Grass.gifType Fighting.gif

Chesnaught
#652
----

Type Grass.gifType Fighting.gif

Rowlet
#722
----

Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif

Dartrix
#723
----

Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif

Decidueye Morelull Shiinotic Tapu Bulu Kartana Applin
Decidueye
#724
----

Type Grass.gifType Ghost.gif

Morelull
#755
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif

Shiinotic
#756
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif

Tapu Bulu
#787
----

Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif

Kartana
#798
----

Type Grass.gifType Steel.gif

Applin
#840
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Flapple Appletun
Flapple
#841
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Appletun
#842
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Secondary Grass-type Pokémon

19 Pokémon are secondary Grass type. (19.39% of the Grass-type Pokémon)

Paras Parasect Celebi Lotad Lombre Ludicolo
Paras
#046
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Parasect
#047
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Celebi
#251
----

Type Psychic.gifType Grass.gif

Lotad
#270
----

Type Water.gifType Grass.gif

Lombre
#271
----

Type Water.gifType Grass.gif

Ludicolo
#272
----

Type Water.gifType Grass.gif

Lileep Cradily Wormadam Sewaddle Swadloon Leavanny
Lileep
#345
----

Type Rock.gifType Grass.gif

Cradily
#346
----

Type Rock.gifType Grass.gif

Wormadam
#413
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif[19]

Sewaddle
#540
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Swadloon
#541
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Leavanny
#542
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Deerling Sawsbuck Phantump Trevenant Pumpkaboo Gourgeist
Deerling
#585
----

Type Normal.gifType Grass.gif

Sawsbuck
#586
----

Type Normal.gifType Grass.gif

Phantump
#708
----

Type Ghost.gifType Grass.gif

Trevenant
#709
----

Type Ghost.gifType Grass.gif

Pumpkaboo
#710
----

Type Ghost.gifType Grass.gif

Gourgeist
#711
----

Type Ghost.gifType Grass.gif

Dhelmise Zarude Calyrex
Dhelmise
#781
----

Type Ghost.gifType Grass.gif

Zarude
#983
----

Type Dark.gifType Grass.gif

Calyrex
#???
----

Type Psychic.gifType Grass.gif

Pokémon with Grass-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Grass type.

Mega Venusaur Gigantamax Venusaur Mega Sceptile Cherrim Mega Abomasnow Mow Rotom
Mega Venusaur
#003
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

003Venusaur Gigantamax Pokémon HOME.png

#003
----

Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif

Mega Sceptile
#254
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Cherrim
#421
----

Type Grass.gif[20]

Mega Abomasnow
#460
----

Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif

Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Grass.gif[21]

Shaymin Arceus Silvally Gigantamax Rillaboom Gigantamax Flapple

Gigantamax Appletun

Shaymin
#492
----

Type Grass.gifType Flying.gif[22]

Arceus
#493
----

Type Grass.gif[23]

Silvally
#773
----

Type Grass.gif[24]

812GRillaboom.png


#812

----

Type Grass.gif

Gigantamax Flapple
#841
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Gigantamax Appletun
#842
----

Type Grass.gifType Dragon.gif

Relations with other types

  • They're strong against the Ground type because plants absorb minerals from it and open through the ground using their roots.
  • They're strong against the Rock type because plants can crack stones and rocks using their roots.
  • They're strong against the Water type because plants absorb water for their own benefit.
  • They're weak against the Bug type because insects eat plants.
  • They're weak against the Fire type because fire can easily burn plants.
  • They're weak against the Flying type because many birds eat parts of plants (like fruits and leaves). Also, an extremely powerful wind gust can cause plants to be uprooted.
  • They're weak against the Ice type because plants can't resist frost, and die most of the time as a result.
  • They're weak against the Poison type because herbicides like weedkiller are used to exterminate unwanted herbs. It could also be said that Poison represents pollution and Grass represents nature, and nature is damaged thanks to pollution.
  • They're resistant against the Electric type because plants are made of materials that don't conduct electricity, like wood. Also, plants divert electricity to the ground.
  • The Steel type resists them because plants can't degrade metals. It might also come from the fact that machines (like weed-wackers and lawnmowers) are often used to kill plants.
  • The Dragon type resists them because in ancient mythology, dragons were immune to forces of nature (Grass, Water, Electric and Fire).
  • They resist their own types because plants send out oxygen to another plants for their benefits like photosynthesis.

Trivia

Notes

  1. ^ 10 until Generation IV.
  2. ^ 60 until Generation IV.
  3. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type.png-type move.
  4. ^ 50 in Generation V.
  5. ^ 70 in Generation III.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cute type.png-type move.
  7. ^ 140 until Generation VI.
  8. ^ 90 until Generation IV.
  9. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type.png-type move.
  10. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type.png-type move.
  11. ^ 35 until Generation VI.
  12. ^ In Generation I, Poison-type moves were doubly super effective on Grass/Bug-type Pokémon.
  13. ^ In Generation I, Bug-type moves were doubly super effective on Grass/Poison-type Pokémon.
  14. ^ In Generation I, Grass/Psychic-type Pokémon were immune to Ghost-type moves.
  15. ^ Before Generation VI, Grass/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  16. ^ Before Generation VI, Grass/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  17. ^ You'll fight against him only if you chose Oshawott as your Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Black and White.
  18. ^ a b In Generation V, Cottonee and Whimsicott were pure Type Grass.gif types.
  19. ^ Only its Plant Cloak.
  20. ^ In its Sunshine Form.
  21. ^ In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Type Electric.gif and Type Ghost.gif type.
  22. ^ Only in its Sky Forme.
  23. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Meadow Plate.
  24. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Grass Memory.
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