Top 10 Best Grass Type Pokemon
I must admit this guy isn't the best choice game-wise. But have you seen him in the anime! He is so awesome he even beat Darkrai, a LEGENDARY Pokémon. I mean, his Leaf Blade is so powerful. He is so powerful that he tied with May's Blaziken, who is a fire type. I bet if that battle wasn't a contest, Sceptile would have won. Not only his power, but his speed and his never-giving-up spirit are also amazing. He's so fast May's Blaziken only landed about four hits on him, whereas he landed about ten. And when he fought with Darkrai, he kept on falling down to his Dark Void-Dream Eater combo, not to mention the powerful Ice Beam and Dark Pulse, but he still won thanks to his mega fighting spirit. I mean, he is one thing: BEAST.
Seriously, people? Sceptile is the best Grass-type there is. I started out with the third-generation games, and THIS Pokémon was the first Pokémon I ever got. So maybe it holds a very soft spot in my heart, but that definitely doesn't cloud my judgment by saying it's the best Grass-type there is. With great overall stats, particularly speed, and an awesome move pool, Sceptile is a machine. I just recently brought mine over from my Diamond, and he's better than ever now with SolarBeam, Leaf Storm, Energy Ball, and Frenzy Plant. Mine pretty much single-handedly defeated the Elite Four in Emerald.
He was the first Pokémon I ever got (my 1st was Platinum), and the 1st I got to level 100. I threw a Quick Claw on this guy, and Earthquake one-shot practically everything. -speed + attack Quick Claw is just a free attack. It is neutral to fire, which is huge. If your opponent brings out an ice type, just switch. Not too many people will be ready to take on a properly trained Torterra. He is also a defensive monster, making Leech Seed, Giga Drain, Big Root with Protect possible.
Torterra, what can I tell you about this Pokemon? Dual type grass and ground. Ice type Pokemon are very effective against this one, but no problem, give it a Quick Claw to use Hammer Arm first. Okay, now Fire type? Earthquake will take it on easily. Looks awesome. Can take on anyone, no matter who the opposite Pokemon is. Torterra rules...
I love Torterra! My favorite grass type. I have one in Diamond that is Level 100 with Frenzy Plant, Leaf Storm, Earthquake, and Rock Smash (not the best moveset, but hey, I was young). For all those who are on the fence about using it, use it! A physical wall and attacker, an Earthquake from this guy will haunt your opponents' nightmares! By far my favorite grass type of all time.
Beats Torterra all day, also learns Toxic, Leech Seed, Synthesis, and then your choice of a STAB move! His poison typing blocks the Synchronize ability from turning Toxic back on himself. Don't be deceived by his flower, he is NOT delicate and he WILL send you into oblivion. His stats make him an outstanding wall, his moves give him a fear factor, and his Mega Evolution changes his ability to Thick Fat, ridding him of his weakness to fire, leaving only Flying and Psychic types to worry about. How does this get any better with a Grass type?
The best Generation 1 starter by a mile. The first two gyms it is super effective against. Squirtle is good against one while Charmander is good against none. What Venusaur has over the others is the overworld. Both the caves and water sections are filled with rock and water types, making Venusaur great there, and the Elite Four is filled with not only water types but again, rock types. Plus, he is only weak to two gym leaders, with the rest having him resist the gym leaders.
I love love LOVE Leafeon, and she was my very first grass type Pokémon! All it took was some light battling with an Eevee, a Pokémon, and leveling up in the same place I got it! And Giga Drain, a move Leafeon can learn, is really good! I think that Leafeon should be at least 1-3 on the list, but hey, at least he made it on the list at all! Mine also learned Aerial Ace, PEOPLE. This guy is also adorable in those little internet pics with Glaceon. The only problem with Leafeon is his shiny.
Leafeon is one of my favorite Eeveelutions, other than Sylveon. Anyway, its stats are pretty amazing. Its ability Chlorophyll is so damn cool! And if it has Leaf Guard, that's also amazing. Leaf Guard prevents the Pokémon from getting any debuff like poison, sleep, or burn. Stuff like that. It is used after Sunny Day (I'm not so sure if it's Sunny Day) is used by a Pokémon, then swapped to Leafeon, nothing of the above sort will affect it. Pretty helpful. Chlorophyll is a totally different story. Chlorophyll increases Pokémon's speed after bright sunshine. Chlorophyll is a hidden ability. Leafeon is my favorite grass type, other than Torterra, which is so cool. It may be the best starter for a grass trainer. In addition to that, it is so cute (notice its obliviously cute nature), but I do think Leafeon deserves a place in the top 5. Should mythical Pokémon like Celebi be counted?
It can Baton Pass Subs, Sword Dances, Nasty Plots. Stealth Rock, Thunder Wave, Perish Song, it's got status moves, mate. Need something to take burns, poison, etc.? Natural Cure can do that. It can even use Nasty Plot itself and clean up teams. But defensively, it's mixed. You're great against most Water, Electric, and Ground types, but Dark, Flying, and especially Bug are pretty common. Also, as a side note, it's gosh darn cute.
Yes, Celebi is awesome. If you know how to train it, it has the power of a Mewtwo, and the additional cuteness of Mew. Number two (Bulbasaur) and number so-called one (Torterra) are totally, totally lame. I bet you a Leaf Storm-Psychic Celebi could take down these weak Pokémon in one hit! Celebi rules, and the other grass types except Roserade and Serperior are horrible.
I don't understand why this Pokemon doesn't get the same recognition as Mew. What Mew is to Kanto, Celebi is to Johto. Also, Celebi is dual-type unlike Mew who is only Psychic. Whereas, Celebi is both Psychic/Grass. Underrated legendary Pokemon. Base stats speak for themselves.
You have got to vote for Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur is the best choice for Leaf Green/Fire Red because it can easily defeat the first two gyms plus it has awesome stats. I tell you, if you pick Bulbasaur, you'll never regret it.
Bulbasaur is really cute. I mean, a Grass/Poison type?! You've got to be kidding me! It even has Sleep Powder and Solar Beam! Plus, it can learn Poison type moves (so long other Grass type Pokemon). Overall, despite Bulbasaur's red eyes, it still looks cute!
I have a Bulbasaur that I got when I first started Pokemon Leaf Green. I loved it so much I didn't evolve it. Now it is a level 100 and still a Bulbasaur! It has helped me out so much with its good defensive stats and great attacks. It definitely is my strongest Pokemon.
Roserade is an incredible Grass-type which I have used in more than one party. Not only can Roserade poison an opponent's Pokémon and inflict them with status conditions, but it also has good attack moves too. For example, Mega Drain, Petal Dance, and Magical Leaf. Being half Poison-type, Roserade can also learn powerful moves like Sludge Bomb, Toxic, and Poison Jab. With Grass Knot to eliminate heavier foes and Solar Beam with an attack of 120, Roserade is a tough Pokémon to beat. No types are 4x effective on Roserade, and Roserade is resistant to common and strong types like Water and Fighting. With a high special attack, Roserade also looks elegant with its masquerade and bouquet origins. Finally, with a three-stage evolution, you can raise adorable Budew to angelic Roselia to the unbeatable Roserade. For your team, Roserade is a must-have!
This thing has been placed too low on this list. It has a base 125 Sp. Atk., base 105 Sp. Def., and base 90 Spd. It can have Poison Point or Natural Cure (Natural Cure is more useful since you can have Toxic or Toxic Spikes for better poisoning).
Two words: Petal Dance. This is a rather exclusive Grass type move that is very powerful. It's like Thrash but Grass and Special. This is the best Pokemon that can learn it.
Before Roserade, all the good Grass type Pokemon were mostly less powerful forms of Venusaur. The Grass Poison typing is good because it eliminates the Grass weaknesses to Bug and Poison and only adds the weakness to Psychic.
Roserade can learn Shadow Ball and outspeeds virtually all Psychic types (don't try your luck with Alakazam). Roserade is essentially a stronger, faster Venusaur with even higher Sp. Def. It can get Sleep Powder and Extrasensory as egg moves.
Basically, just stay away from Flying types with this thing and you will survive just about everything because of that glorious 105 Sp. Def. If you want to or have to deal with Fire types, you can use Water Sport. It is just so versatile and it casts shame on the fact it can only have 4 moves at a time.
That being said, it learns Petal Dance, Giga Drain, Toxic, Toxic Spikes, Leech Seed, Aromatherapy, Synthesis, and Magical Leaf leveling up (Sludge Bomb and Shadow Ball by TM). You could almost have a full team of these things and have each one do something different.
There is literally a Roserade build to fit almost any team and I think this thing easily deserves the number one slot on the list.
A lot of people argue that in competitive, Mega Sceptile is the better choice because it doesn't have to use a move to get its Sp. Attack high and that it's much faster, and that it can also run mixed. While this is true, Serperior has one advantage over Sceptile, and that is that it doesn't use a Mega slot. That is why I think that Serperior should be right below Sceptile at the very least.
Overall, its base is balanced with a little extra speed. Serperior could level itself with Sceptile and Meganium (all three of them are my choices for starters, by the way). I mean, seriously, with Leaf Tornado to mess with an opponent's accuracy while using Coil to buff yourself, and either Leech Seed or Giga Drain for sapping HP. And yes, the all-time grass-favored moves: Leaf Blade or Energy Ball.
Sure, it's not all-powerful, and that's the REASON why I like it as a Grass starter. Seeing it not on the top 10 chart is kind of disappointing. Many people prefer either Celebi or Shaymin because of the features *cough* level of cuteness *cough* and the role they play in the movie, but that's just me.
One thing that bothers me though, WHY is the Regal Pokemon not a cross with Poison type? I mean, seriously, it's a SNAKE! None of us have to think twice that Serperior is a Grass/Poison type at first sight. But no, it's just a Grass-type Pokemon.
Sure, it gets Coil and Gastric Acid upon leveling up, and that's it! WHAT?! Are you kidding me? Maybe it should have been a Poison-type Pokemon instead of Grass. I mean, we've seen plant Pokemon with Grass and Poison types, but not snake-type Pokemon?! That just insults the venomous Green Mamba.
Ser - Serpent, perior = Superior
The Japanese version:
Ja 蛇 - Snake.
Its body is serpentine, which most snakes have poison as their main weapon, right?! HMM?!
Shaymin Sky Form is the best. He has Serene Grace, which allows it to flinch a lot of Pokémon with Air Slash. It increases the 30% flinch chance of Air Slash to 60%. He is also quite fast and can keep flinching Pokémon, but he still has his disadvantages. Pokémon such as Zubat, Dragonite, and Lucario have an ability called Inner Focus. This ability prevents flinching. After all, I still think that Shaymin Sky Form is the best grass-type Pokémon.
Shaymin of course! All of Shaymin's stats are 100! Now, who doesn't like Shaymin? Shaymin is the best out of all the Pokemon. Torterra's total stats are 525. Shaymin's total stats are 600.
Shaymin's Seed Flare is so OP, you get it at level 100. I do feel as though the sky form and land form transformation is a little confusing, though.
Meganium was the king of grasslands! A base stat of 525! Great! I love Meganium so much I want to kiss and hug one if I saw one! I just hate Chikorita and Bayleef, but love Meganium, darling! Y'know why? At first, I'm very stupid and hate all of dumb Chikorita's evolutions. Then, I see Meganium saved my favorite Pokémon, Arcanine, in the Pokémon comics. Now, I love them so much I want to smell his flower (even though I don't even like flowers and their smell, but Meganium must have a good flower), and I really want to try riding this dear Pokémon! He has huge, sharp claws that could tear an Arceus apart! Its petals could be so nice even Arceus died! It was so powerful that Arceus lay in front of him, surrendering!
It takes a certain maturity to appreciate Meganium. In my later years, I started Soul Silver with one, and it currently knows Petal Dance, Frenzy Plant, Grass Knot, and Light Screen. It is a defensive tank, second only to my Umbreon. Not to mention, heavy opponents don't stand a chance with Grass Knot. I think it's much better than Sceptile or Venusaur. It should be #2, under Torterra.
Yeah, coolest looking grass type besides Torterra! I still did not vote for Chesnaught, but he should be at #1 (besides Torterra). He is also one of the only grass-fighting types out there.
One of my favorites. A powerhouse mofo, it can learn rock moves, so the weakness for grass and fighting towards flying is basically gone.
I was feeling like Chesnaught was number 1, like I mean come on. Greninja and Chesnaught are incredible! They make a great team.
Sceptile can learn Earthquake and dragon-type moves. So it can beat most of the fire-type Pokemon and can counterattack dragon types. Leaf Blade is a badass move. I still wonder why it is below Chikorita.
I love Treecko because he/she's a lizard-like Pokemon, and I love Bearded Dragons, Geckos, and other lizards.
Treecko can evolve into an ultra-mega powerful Sceptile, complete with awesome attacks. Sceptile could be a powerhouse member on your team against the Elite Four.
Ultra adorable, great speed stats, learns moves quickly, come on people, how can you hate on Treecko! He's a boss, and he deserves to be at number 1!
I'm quite happy to see Victreebel in a top 10 spot. It has quite strong mixed attacking stats and is a nightmare to face under the sun. I always found it strange that Victreebel can't learn Poison Jab or Gunk Shot. Sludge Bomb is often more than enough to get the job done though.
One of the coolest looking grass-type Pokemon, especially considering that he was created in Gen 1, which had some pretty simplistic designs for their Pokemon.
Victreebel's design is just so cool! It is a giant flesh-eating plant and can be very powerful too!
I'm usually not a fan of grass type Pokemon. But I have to say, Virizion is such a good Pokemon. And underrated.
Virizion is so OP. It knows Leaf Blade and a level 60 Virizion can destroy a level 100 Blastoise, so that is good. And Virizion is so good looking, so that is good!
As much as I love Snivy and Shaymin, I will have to go with Virizion because she is one of my all-time favorites.
Besides being my favorite Pokémon, he was one of my biggest contributors to getting my golden symbol of the Battle Tower. Tropius SubSeeder is very good, and with the help of another Pokémon that covers its two major weaknesses of Fire and Ice (Milotic), it becomes very difficult to stop. Besides that, with the Leech Seed, the possibility for other Pokémon to be able to configure increases.
Two words. Banana Beard.
Okay. Guess I need more about old Banana Beards.
To begin, both of the possible abilities for this guy are very useful in the sunlight, either doubling his speed or allowing him to regrow the berry he had before the fight. This makes him extremely useful in a sunny day team. Also, his ability to have Solar Beam adds on to his solar-usage.
His typing also aids him slightly, as now he only takes damage from fire, rock, and 4X Ice. While he does take regular electric rather than 0.5X with the grass typing, this would normally be higher with his flying typing.
If you haven't tried out Tropius yet, I highly suggest you try.
(His name is also a slight nod to the Troposphere of the atmosphere.)
This dude is an absolute tank in the Gen 6 games. It can learn many powerful Grass-type moves that can easily wipe out opposing Pokémon. It's also a goat, a massive one, so large that people can ride on its back in Lumiose City in the Taxi feature. Yes, he/she goes slow and the music's repetitive, but I can just relax and play disco music on my Bluetooth speaker to clean up any repetitiveness, like you're listening to a radio station in a GTA game. One minor criticism: Alexa has a Gogoat she can ride around in the anime, yet has a saddle on her Gogoat. Many people can ride around on Gogoat without a saddle, you know! In other words, Gogoat is... the goat. He/she really needs more love.
I swear, despite Gogoat's slowness in the Gen 6 games (he/she'll also be returning in the Gen 9 games, Scarlet & Violet), it is a pretty tanky Pokemon that's basically an essential if you are big on Pokemon that can avoid multiple weaknesses. He/she's the Tauros of the Gen 6 games, damn straight. Great stats, as well. Apart from great use in battle, I feel like if you could ride other Pokemon in the games, then Gogoat would be it. Just imagine it. Your hands gripping the horns, the sweet smell of leather and grass, and the sound of hooves clopping... that sounds like a pleasant experience. I wish I could ride my 3 Gogoats (screw what the anime has to say about pronunciation) in X&Y, Banjo, Trip-Trap, and MMM (Michael Martin Murphey), but it turns out you can't do it... Shame, really.
Tangrowth is a beast in so many respects. With Earthquake, it gets coverage of fire among other pesky types, and it has a killer defensive and special attacking stat. I personally think it looks cool too, but that is just me. After trying a lot of grass type Pokemon, I have to say Tangrowth was the best for me.
I love Tangrowth. He looks cool. He plays like a tank. He can take heavy hits and deal them right back. And he has Earthquake to knock out fire types. He is a beast, and there has never been anything quite like him.
Tangela may be pretty mediocre, but his evolution is a TANK. He has great stats (with an amazing base stat of 535), a great movepool, and I think that he's downright adorable (and I also think that I'm probably the only one with that opinion :P).
I liked this and I didn't even know it was a grass type, so it's my 2nd favorite ultra beast.
While Sceptile is superior in terms of battle capabilities, Grovyle wins in terms of character. His Explorers of Sky incarnation is one of the deepest video game characters I have ever seen, and his quotes and exploits are still memorable even to this day. Not to mention that Grovyle is my favorite Pokemon because of this.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky. Easily one of the best Pokemon spinoff games and has one of the best characters made in the franchise, Grovyle. Also, shout out to when Ash's Sceptile was a Grovyle. He was badass.
Grovyle looks awesome. I always choose Treecko as a starter, so I can evolve him into Grovyle. Grovyle always was a good battler. I always won with him!
Well, Oddish is weak, and Gloom isn't much better. They're fine statistically, but in Gen 3 all I could do was have them use Bullet Seed again and again. But Vileplume is a monster. In Ruby, he swept all of Wallace's team just by using Petal Dance while running a Persim Berry. I didn't even need Magneton. Also, Glacia's Walrein somehow defeated my Magneton with one Surf, so my Vileplume took over and easily killed Walrein. Vileplume got a lot better in Gen IV too, with access to moves like Energy Ball.
Learns Dazzling Gleam to take on Dragon, Fighting, and Dark. Poison moves take care of Fairies and Grass. Then Grass offense itself with moves like Solar Beam, Giga Drain, and Petal Dance kills Ground, Water, and Rock Pokemon! Plus, it is adorable, I love the Oddish-Gloom line.
It isn't just an amazing Grass type, it's the best Pokemon of all time. If you've never used an Oddish, get yourself one now! It's adorable, powerful, and great with status.
Yeah, I really think that Turtwig should be in the top three. He has some really good stats at the beginning too. And, also he evolves into Torterra in a bit and can own people. And also, he is pro period.
Turtwig is so strong from the start! It learns good moves like Razor Leaf from the start (I know you like that move). It is so cute too.
They're just so cute and I want to hug them. My favorite grass type by far!
Decidueye is only number 53!? Why!? Not only is it the best-looking non-Mega Evolve Pokémon, in my opinion, but it's in the underused tier, making it the best non-Mega Evolve grass-type starter without a hidden ability. It has access to the best ghost-type physical move: Spirit Shackle, and is possibly the most dangerous Pokémon for Milotic and Vaporeon, besides Mega Sceptile. Don't underestimate Decidueye when you see its stats!
Weirdly, on the Ghost type list, Decidueye is a rank lower. This Pokemon is by far my MVP. He also is the only Ghost type starter, so he is really cool. So cool, in fact, I say he should have been in the newer Super Smash Bros game instead of Incineroar. He would definitely be badass.
Decidueye is pretty cool. Honestly, I'm a little bit salty towards him because everybody constantly says that he's better than Incineroar (I used Incineroar in my Pokémon Sun playthrough, an absolute beast and carrier of my whole team, which is why I hate how this guy gets more attention). In truth, though, Decidueye is a more than decent Pokémon with a good design and nice stats. I mean, look at him. How could you look at that and not go, "That's a badass Pokémon!"? Seriously though, an awesome Pokémon and a pat on the back from me.
Very strong Pokemon, couldn't have beaten it if I didn't have 3 dragon types and a Metagross. This is a great Pokemon because my cousin chose Snivy and I chose Oshawott.
Snivy is the best grass type ever! (S)he is calm, cool, and classic. Perfect Pokemon for me. (But Snivy is in the 34th rank... But it's okay. 34th rank is not bad. n_n)
Snivy is smart and yet powerful. There's no grass type Pokémon better than it, I think.
My favorite Pokémon of all time. Just overall good, fun look, and good types.
You always know if a Pokémon is good or bad by watching it dance.
I find it funny they made the Mexican Pokémon grass and water...