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Overgrow: Increases Grass attacks by x1.5 when 33% or less health is remaining.


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Sp Atk

Sp Def




Set Name Nature Item

LeadWig Impish Leftovers

Moves EVs

Stealth Rock
Body Slam
Seed Bomb
Leech Seed
240 HP / 252 Atk / 16 Def

A sound NU NFE lead with its access to Stealth Rock. Although Turtwig's unfortunate Bug weakness hinders it against bulky Bug-types such as and Metapod, Silcoon and Cascoon, Leech Seed can cripple them, giving you an easier time attacking them with physical attacks if that is all one has for options. Although Grass is a poor attacking type in NU NFE, it does get STAB, and is Turtwig's best option against Spheal, Squirtle and Piplup, who can all threaten with Ice attacks, while Body Slam hits all NUs for neutral damage.

Set Name Nature Item

Utility Calm Light Clay

Moves EVs

Stealth Rock
Light Screen
Leaf Storm
252 HP / 100 Sp Atk / 60 Def / 96 Sp Def

This is a more utility-oriented Turtwig, and serves as a very potent screen-setter. Stealth Rock provides an entry hazard, as Turtwig is one of the few NUs that get it. Although there aren't many set-uppers in NU NFE that can abuse the screens, it provides a good overall defensive strategy to aid sweepers in attacking the foe, and Turtwig's defenses make getting both screens up relatively easy if it is not met with a super-effective STAB Ice Beam or Flamethrower.

100 Sp Atk EVs makes Leaf Storm a guaranteed OHKO against the standard bulky Squirtle, and provides a 25% chance of OHKO'ing a max Sp Def Squirtle, and even a non-OHKO can be finished off with an additional Leaf Storm. It is a OHKO on any Spheal who isn't running 252 / 96 with a +Sp Def Nature after factoring in Stealth Rock damage, although it lands a 2HKO on a standard Piplup. The rest of the EVs are delegated to defenses to aid Turtwig in setting up Light Screen and Reflect.

Team Benefit cyndaquil torchic piplup

Arguably the best utility user in NU NFE with its respectable defenses and access to Stealth Rock, Turtwig provides a great switch-out from Cyndaquil or Torchic when faced by the likes of Squirtle and Piplup, as well as Ground attacks from Tyrogue. In UU, Poliwag is a good teammate for Turtwig, as dual screens aid Poliwag in setting up Belly Drum, and is a useful switch-out from Fire and Ice attacks. The screen set, of course, works best with setup attackers, in particular Feebas. SubPetaya sets such as with Cyndaquil and Piplup also work very well thanks to the synergy provided with Turtwig and the opportunity to set dual screens up.

Counters zubat starly

Zubat is neutral to Body Slam and most of Turtwig's other attacks, and can hit with a STAB Sludge Bomb or Air Slash, or Heat Wave. Starly and Pidgey don't enjoy Body Slam's paralysis chance, but can hit Turtwig with Brave Bird.


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