Best moveset for Torterra in Pokémon Go

What is the best moveset?

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When deciding on what Pokémon options to use in Pokémon Go, you can have various choices. Not every Pokémon will be used in PvP or raids, but knowing how to utilize a particular choice gives you an edge when using against other trainers. For those keen on using Torterra, we’ve broken down the best moveset to give it, so you succeed in battle.

Torterra is a Ground and Grass-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, and Ice-type moves, but it’s resistant to Electric, Ground, and Rock-type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 2,934, an attack of 171, a defense of 160, and stamina of 182. It doesn’t have the best attack and medium defense, so you have to rely on using supereffective attacks against your opponent.

Here are all of the moves Torterra can learn.

Fast moves

  • Bite (Dark-type) – 4 damage and 2 energy (4 damage per turn)
  • Razor Leaf (Grass-type) – 11 damage and 2 energy (5.5 damage per turn)

Charge moves

  • Earthquake (Ground-type) – 120 damage and 65 energy
  • Frenzy Plant (Grass-type) – 100 damage and 45 energy
  • Sand Tomb (Ground-type) – 25 damage and 40 energy (100% chance to lower opponent’s defense by one rank)
  • Solar Beam (Grass-type) – 150 damage and 80 energy
  • Stone Edge (Rock-type) – 100 damage and 55 energy

Torterra has several choices when it comes to picking a charge move. The best choice for a fast move is going to be with razor leaf. It has superior damage to bite, and the two have the same amount of energy. Plus, razor leaf receives a STAB modifier because of Torterra’s typing.

Now, we have Torterra’s charge moves, and there are several options. Although, you can eliminate solar beam right off the bat. It’s a powerful attack that requires too much energy for it to be a viable choice. An attack that demands that Torterra won’t use much energy, so you’re better off picking from the other choices. Frenzy plant, for example, is an excellent choice. You will always want to use frenzy plant, but it’s a difficult move to teach it because it’s exclusive to its Community Day.

For your second charge move choice, it will depend on how you want to use Torterra. If you plan to use it in the Ultra League, you’re likely better off using stone edge. It matches the damage frenzy plant does, but it requires 10 more energy. Alternatively, if you plan to use Torterra in the Master League, you should consider using earthquake as the second charge move. It does quite a bit of damage, but it costs 65 energy, peaking close to solar beam. Even in the Master League, stone edge might be a better choice, but it will vary on the rest of your team.

Overall, Torterra is not a powerful Pokémon, but you can utilize it against specific choices, and you’ll need to build your team correctly to protect it. A Torterra with a fast move of razor leaf and charge moves frenzy plant and stone edge will be the best moveset.