Competitive Information for Grotle [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Grotle grotle
Base Stats for Grotle

Grass

Abilities:
OvergrowOvergrow: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Grass attacks.
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Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.


Evolutions / Family:
Turtwig
Grotle
Torterra

Weakness Chart for Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
2x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
0.5x
2x
  
2x
  
  
  
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Grotle? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Grotle is pretty popular Grass-typed Pokemon. Grotle is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Grotle is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Grotle
Item: Grassium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Seed Bomb
- Superpower
- Double-Edge / Return
- Crunch

Physical Sweeper Grotle (Overgrow)

Grotle is a decent Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Grotle is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Grotle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Grotle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grotle's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Grotle's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Grotle? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Species: Grotle
Item: Grassium Z / Eviolite
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Razor Leaf / Seed Bomb
- Superpower
- Double-Edge / Return
- Crunch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Grotle (Overgrow)

Grotle is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Grotle is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Grotle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Grotle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Overgrow, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Grotle's attacking stat is 1.5x with grass attacks.

Razor Leaf is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Grotle's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Grotle learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Grass Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Fire or Water Pledge for added effect.
Leaf Storm
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bullet Seed
25
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Razor Leaf
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Grassy Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Grass power, +1/16 max HP.
Growth
--
--
20
Raises user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1; 2 in Sun.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Grotle can perform in Sun/Moon. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SM Move and Ability Combos for Grotle

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