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Type Grass
Type Grass HOME
For a type area where many Pokémon can be encountered on land, see Tall Grass.

The Grass type (Japanese: くさタイプ, HepburnKusa taipu) 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 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 62 Grass-type moves.
  • In battles: Physical moves stand out.
    • 21 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 18 moves are of the Special type.
    • 17 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Clever moves stand out.
    • 13 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • 10 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 9 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • 5 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Cute type type.

List of Grass-type moves[]

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Absorb Special type Clever type Generation I 20
Apple Acid Special type - Generation VIII 80
Aromatherapy Other type Clever type Generation III -
Bloom Doom - - Generation VII -
Branch Poke Physical type - Generation VIII 40
Bullet Seed Physical type Cool type Generation III 25[1] (x2-5)
Chloroblast Special type - Generation VIII 150
Cotton Guard Other type Cute type Generation V -
Cotton Spore Other type Beautiful type Generation II -
Drum Beating Physical type - Generation VIII 80
Energy Ball Special type Beautiful type Generation IV 90
Flower Trick Physical type - Generation IX 70
Forest's Curse Other type Clever type Generation VI -
Frenzy Plant Special type Cool type Generation III 150
G-Max Drum Solo - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Sweetness - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Tartness - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Vine Lash - - Generation VIII -
Giga Drain Special type Clever type Generation II 75[2]
Grass Knot Special type Cute type[3] Generation IV 20-120 depending on the opponent's weight
Grass Pledge Special type Beautiful type Generation V 80[4]
Grass Whistle Other type Clever type Generation III -
Grassy Glide Physical type - Generation VIII -
Grassy Terrain Other type Beautiful type Generation VI -
Grav Apple Physical type - Generation VIII 80
Horn Leech Physical type Tough type Generation V 75
Ingrain Other type Clever type Generation III -
Ivy Cudgel Physical type - Generation IX 100
Jungle Healing Other type - Generation VIII -
Leaf Blade Physical type Cool type Generation III 90[5]
Leaf Storm Special type Beautiful type[6] Generation IV 130[7]
Leaf Tornado Special type Cool type Generation V 65
Leafage Physical type ??? Generation VII 40
Leech Seed Other type Clever type Generation I -
Magical Leaf Special type Beautiful type Generation III 60
Matcha Gotcha Special type - Generation IX 90
Max Overgrowth - - Generation VIII -
Mega Drain Special type Clever type Generation I 40
Needle Arm Physical type Clever type Generation III 60
Petal Blizzard Physical type Beautiful type Generation VI 90
Petal Dance Special type Beautiful type Generation I 120[8]
Power Whip Physical type Tough type[9] Generation IV 120
Razor Leaf Physical type Cool type Generation I 55
Sappy Seed Special type Cool type Generation VII 90
Seed Bomb Physical type Tough type[3] Generation IV 80
Seed Flare Special type Beautiful type[10] Generation IV 120
Sleep Powder Other type Clever type Generation I -
Snap Trap Physical type - Generation VIII 35
Solar Beam Special type Cool type Generation I 120
Solar Blade Physical type Cool type Generation VII 125
Spicy Extract Other type - Generation IX -
Spiky Shield Other type Tough type Generation VI -
Spore Other type Beautiful type Generation I -
Strength Sap Other type ??? Generation VII -
Stun Spore Other type Clever type Generation I -
Synthesis Other type Clever type Generation II -
Syrup Bomb Special type - Generation IX -
Trailblaze Physical type - Generation IX 50
Trop Kick Physical type - Generation VII 70
Vine Whip Physical type Cool type Generation I 45[11]
Wood Hammer Physical type Tough type Generation IV 120
Worry Seed Other type Clever type[9] Generation IV -

Effectiveness of Grass-type moves[]

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Ground, Type Rock and Type Water.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug, Type Dragon, Type Fire, Type Flying, Type Grass, Type Poison and Type Steel.

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 Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Grass
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Bug
×2
½
½
×4
×4
¼
¼
×2
×2
[12]
×2
½
Type GrassType Dark
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
×0
½
Type GrassType Dragon
×2
×2
¼
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
×2
¼
Type GrassType Electric
×2
¼
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type GrassType Fairy
½
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×4
×2
½
Type GrassType Fighting
½
½
×2
×2
×4
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
Type GrassType Fire
½
½
×2
¼
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Flying
½
×2
×2
¼
×0
×4
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Ghost
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×0
½
Type GrassType Ground
×2
×0
×2
×2
½
×4
½
Type GrassType Ice
×2
½
×2
×4
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Normal
×2
½
×2
×2
×2
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Poison [13]
½
½
½
×2
×2
¼
×2
×2
½
Type GrassType Psychic
×4
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
[14]
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type GrassType Rock
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
Type GrassType Steel [15]
½
½
½
×2
×4
[16]
¼
½
×0
½
½
½
½
Type GrassType Water
×2
×2
½
×2
½
¼

Grass-type-Pokémon Trainers[]

Grass-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders[]

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

Grass-type-Pokémon Trial Captains[]

Leader Location Z-Crystal
VS Mallow SM
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[]

  • Alolan Exeggutor is the tallest and heaviest Grass type.
  • Budew, Shaymin, Foongus, Morelull, and Applin all tie for the smallest Grass type.
  • Kartana is the lightest Grass type.
  • Lotad and Seedot evolve at the lowest level (14)
  • Snover, Ferroseed and Lileep all evolve at the highest level (40)
  • Gogoat has the most HP of all Grass-types (123)
  • Kartana has the most Attack of all Grass-types (181)
  • Dhelmise has the highest Attack of all non-Mega Evolved, and non-Ultra Beast Grass types (131)
  • Breloom has the most Attack of all non-Paradox and non-Legendary Grass types (130)
  • Ferrothorn and Kartana tie for the most Defense of all Grass-types (131)
  • Mega Sceptile has the most Sp. Atk of all Grass-types (145)
  • Wo-Chien has the most Sp. Def of all Grass-types (135)
  • Eldegoss and Toedscruel both have the highest Special Defense of all non-Mega Evolved, and non-Legendary Grass types (120)
  • Hisuian Electrode has the most Speed of all Grass-types (150)
  • Mega Sceptile has the highest base stat total of all Grass-types (630)

Grass-type Pokémon[]

132 Pokémon are Grass type.

Pure Grass-type Pokémon[]

Primary Grass-type Pokémon[]

Secondary Grass-type Pokémon[]

Pokémon with Grass-type alternate formes[]

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

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. Wood also floats in water.
  • 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 most 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 resist 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. Strangely, they're not weak to the steel type.
  • The Dragon type resists them because in ancient mythology, dragons were immune to forces of nature (Grass, Water, Electric and Fire).
  • They resist themselves because plants send out oxygen to other 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-type move.
  4. ^ 50 in Generation V.
  5. ^ 70 in Generation III.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cute type-type move.
  7. ^ 140 until Generation VI.
  8. ^ 90 until Generation IV.
  9. ^ a b Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type-type move.
  10. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type-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 First partner Pokémon in Pokémon Black and White.
  18. ^ a b In Generation V, Cottonee and Whimsicott were pure Type Grass types.
  19. ^ Only its Plant Cloak.
  20. ^ In its Sunshine Form.
  21. ^ In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Type Electric and Type Ghost type.
  22. ^ Only in its Sky Forme.
  23. ^ Due 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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