Pokemon come in various shapes, sizes, and of course types, and Grass type Pokemon are very common in the Pokemon world.
Sopme people consider this type of Pokemon to be disappointing, however, there are more than a few Grass Pokemon that are unique in terms of appearance and extremely powerful in combat.
Regardless to say, some of these Grass type Pokemon can be very rare and almost impossible to catch, let’s take a closer look at some of the best among them with our top 20 grass pokemon picks!
Considering the fact that this is the starting point of our list, it only feels appropriate to start it off with one of the Grass type starter Pokemon, Chikorita. Grass type Pokemon generally don’t get picked very often as they provide fewer advantages when compared to the other starter alternatives such as Cyndaquil and Totodile.
This, combined with the fact that Chikorita and its evolutions such as Meganium don’t have particularly impressive stats seems to be the reason why Chikorita is rarely chosen to accompany trainers on their adventures.
Nevertheless, we feel like a Grass Pokemon list of any kind would not be complete without this little cutey that is brimming with personality and has been such an impactful character and faithful companion to Ash during the Johto League.
Next up, we have Victreebel, a Grass/Poison type who was one of the original 151 Pokemon from the first generation.
Based on the pitcher plants, Vitreebel became known as the Flycatcher Pokemon capable of luring its prey into a trap by producing sweet smells, then slowly digesting it, making its smell even sweeter.
Victreebel comes across as a solid attacker and its offensive capabilities go hand in hand with its Chlorophyll ability, making it suited to appear on this list.
Vileplume is another Grass/Poison type Pokemon from the first generation on this list. Introduced in Pokemon Red and Blue, Vileplume is an evolution of Gloom and is vastly remembered as the Pokemon with a hat made of flower petals.
Vileplume is based on a Corpse Flower which can be found in the Amazon and is known to produce a vile smell similar to a rotting animal carcass which is why its Poison type part makes a lot of sense.
In terms of abilities, Vileplume’s strength lies within his hidden ability called Spore which can be used to inflict Sleep, Paralysis, or even Poison effects on those Pokemon who are unlucky enough to come in contact with it.
Lurantis, also known as the Bloom Sickle Pokemon is a Grass type that comes from the Alola region and the evolved form of Formantis. This Pokemon is known to pretend to be a bug in order to avoid predators, however, don’t let this deceive you. Should it not be able to avoid a battle, Lurantis is definitely capable of putting up a fight.
When it comes to stats, Lurantis comes with higher-than-average Defense, decent Attack, and a subpar Speed stat in order to counterbalance two of the former. However, its best asset is its Contrary Hidden Ability which functions in a very interesting way. Namely, if Lurantis is hit by any kind of stat-lowering move, instead of being lowered, Lurantis’ stats actually increase which can be very useful in battles against NPC Pokemon.
Next up we have Exeggutor, a Grass/Psychic type Pokemon that was introduced in generation one. This pokemon is an evolved form of Exeggcute and its evolution occurs when an Exeggcute is exposed to a leaf stone.
Right off the bat, Exeggutor is a strange Pokemon, both in terms of appearance and abilities. If we take a look at it, we can see that Exeggutor seems like a strange combination of a palm tree and a bunch of eggs with faces on them, making him one of the weirdest-looking Pokemon in the Pokedex.
Things get even stranger when taking a look at the Alolan Exeggutor which has an elongated neck and is actually a Grass/Dragon type. All in all, Exeggutor earns an entry on this list purely due to its confusing nature and quirky appearance.
Venusaur is the final evolution form of Bulbasaur, a grass starter Pokemon from generation one which, become an iconic character of the franchise over two decades later. This pure Grass type Pokemon is and always has been an excellent addition to any team which makes it worthy of appearing on any list of this type.
When it comes to stats, Venusaur doesn’t have any particular ones that are extremely high, but rather comes with a great balance of all of them, however, it does boast 100 Special Attack and 100 Special Defense.
Besides well-balanced stats, Venusaur comes equipped with a wide variety of abilities including Poison type attacks such as Sludge Bomb, which is excellent against Fairy type, as well as other Grass type Pokemon, as well as Giga Drain which excels against Water type Pokemon and helps Veusaur regain some of its health in the process.
So far there is no doubt that Venusaur has a lot going for it, however, Venusaur can become even more powerful due to its ability to Mega Evolve or Gigantamax, depending on which generation of Pokemon you are playing.
Leafeon is pure Grass type Pokemon that was first introduced to the franchise in the fourth generation of games, Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl. This Pokemon is one of many evolved versions of Eevee and requires the players to meet special evolution conditions in order to obtain it. Depending on which game you are playing, you can get your Leafeon by either training your Eevee near a Mossy rock, or using a Leaf Stone.
Leafeon is a good Pokemon to add to your roster in certain situations and is an excellent Pokemon to use temporarily while you are trying to obtain a stronger Grass type. Leafeon is a decent attacker with its 110 Attack stat and its Defense of 130 makes it able to take a hit as well, however, the rest of its stats are significantly lower than average.
8. Tapu Bulu
Tapu Bulu is a Legendary Grass/Fairy type Pokemon and one of the four guardian deities that made their debut appearance in the Alola region. Many would describe Tapu Bulu as being lazy, however, don’t let this trick you as Tapu Bulu is the hardest-hitting Pokemon among the four deities.
As previously mentioned, Tapu Bulu is a vicious attacker with its Attack stat being 130, however, its Defense isn’t lagging far behind with a value of 115. Besides high Attack and Defense stats, Tapu Bulu also has access to a massive set of abilities among which are Giga Impact and Hyper Beam. Both of these abilities have 150 Power, which when combined with other Fairy type attacks that Tapu Bulu can dish out is an excellent recipe for annihilating enemies, especially Dragons.
Tangrowth was first introduced in the fourth generation of Pokemon games and is an evolved form of Tangela. While Tangrowth doesn’t seem that impressive, at least in terms of appearance, looks can be deceiving as this pure Grass type Pokemon can be very effective in combat if used properly.
When it comes to stats, Tangorwth excels at being a tank as its Defense stat is 125. This combined with 100 points of HP allows it to take quite a punch and makes him only vulnerable to special attacks that can take it down in a single hit. Tangrowth’s other stats are not bad either with its Special Attack being 110 and its Attack being 100.
Tangrowth comes with a bunch of excellent abilities as well such as Chlorophyll which can double its Speed stat when exposed to sunlight, and Regenerator which allows Tangrowth to regain ⅓ of its HP upon being withdrawn from battle. Overall, Tangrowth is a well-rounded Pokemon that can be a good addition to any roster, provided that you don’t use it against other Pokemon with a powerful Special Attack stat.
Ferrothorn is a Grass/Steel type Pokemon that was added to the Pokedex during the fifth generation of Pokemon games, and contrary to the majority of Grass type Pokemon, is a very capable tank that can take a lot of damage.
As a proper tank, Ferrothorn’s strongest stats are its 131 Defense and 113 Special Defense which makes it one of the best Grass type tanks in the franchise. Still, it is worth mentioning that Ferrothorn is extremely weak to fire, however, its Grass/Steel type makes it immune to all Poison and very resistant against Normal, Rock, Steel, Water, Grass, Electric, Psychic, Dragon, and Fairy-type attacks.
Ferrothorn’s biggest weakness however is its low Speed of only 20, however, its move set somewhat makes up for that. With abilities like Stealth Rock and Spikes Ferrothorn is capable of setting traps for its opponents, its Gyro Ball deals damage based on how slow the user is, and its other abilities such as Iron Barbs and Leech Seed allow Ferrothorn to remain longer in the battle, and deal damage to enemies when being attacked.
Celebi is a Mythical Pokemon that was created by Ken Sugimori and made its debut appearance in Pokemon Gold and Silver games. Arguably one of the cutest Pokemon out there, Celebi is a Grass/Psychic type and is considered to be a forest guardian and has been seen appearing on multiple occasions throughout history.
Celebi is also known as the Time Travel Pokemon and due to its time-traveling capabilities, it has been seen as early as generation two. Not many trainers were able to get their hands on Celebi which is why it gained mythical status. It is worth noting that Celebi was only obtainable through a specific event that was organized by Game Freak and Nintendo.
When it comes to stats, Celebi has an even 100 in each of them, however, due to its dual type, it comes with seven weaknesses, them being Bug, Flying, Ice, Fire, Poison, Dark, and Ghost. Overall, Celebi is a good addition to any team capable of going up against most other Pokemon without much hassle.
Zarude is one of the later additions to the Pokedex, being added in Pokemon Sword and Shield, and is another Mythical Pokemon on this list. This Grass/Dark type Pokemon was exclusively obtainable by using a special code and is one of the rarest creatures on our list.
Zarude has 600 total base stats with the strongest among them being Attack at 120 and Defense, Speed, and HP, each being at 105. This means that Zarude has one of the highest HP stats when it comes to Grass type Pokemon, and while it is not the fastest, its Speed is more than enough to allow it to attack first against the majority of opponents.
When it comes to abilities, one worth mentioning is Jungle Healing which allows Zarude to heal itself and its allies for 25% of their maximum HP and remove non-volatile status effects such as Poison, Burn, and Paralysis.
Regardless of its high stats or powerful abilities, Zarude should be used with caution and in specific situations as its Grass/Dark type makes it vulnerable to numerous attack types such as Fighting, Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, Ice, and Fairy.
This is counterbalanced by it being immune to Psychic type moves as well as resistant to Ghost, Ground, Water, Grass, Dark, and Electric types.
Introduced to the franchise during the fourth generation, Shaymin is a pure Grass type Mythical Pokemon that looks like a cute miniature hedgehog with a bush, flowers, and leaves growing out of its body instead of spikes. However, don’t let its cute aesthetic fool you as Shaymin is one of the best Pokemon that you can take bring into battle.
As a Mythical Pokemon, Shaymin has 600 total base stats, and just like Celebi, it has 100 in each of them which can be either good or bad depending on your personal point of view, as at first glance, Shaymin doesn’t seem to reign supreme in any specific area.
However, with 100 in each of its major stats, Shaymin can be very effective in both offense and defense due to its unique move set. While abilities such as Natural Cure and Leech Seed can help Shaymin last longer on the battlefield, moves like Seed Flare allow it to cause a significant amount of damage to its opponents.
If you are not happy with Shaymin as it is in its Land Forme, you can always give it a Gracidea flower and turn it into its Sky Forme. This will raise Shaymin’s Special Attack and Speed to 125 but lower its Defense and Special Defense to 75.
Decidueye is Grass/Ghost Pokemon that was first introduced in the games Pokemon Sun and Moon and is the final evolved form of Rowlet. This Pokemon bears the appearance of a bird with a hood over its head equipped with a bow and arrow, resembling Robin Hood or a character that came out from an Assasin’s Creed franchise. Decidueye owes a lot of its popularity due to its cool appearance, however, its combat abilities are nothing to scoff at either.
Decidueye has 530 total base stats with its strongest one being its Attack at 107 followed by Special Attack and Special Defense at 100 with its weakest stat being Speed at only 70. Its Grass/Ghost type makes it immune to Normal and Fighting moves and resistant to Ground, Water, Grass, and Electric moves. On the opposite side, it also makes it very weak to Flying, Ghost, Fire, Ice, and Dark moves.
When it comes to combat, Decidueye can be very useful in specific situations, especially if he is able to use Nasty Plot to increase its Special Attack. It is also worth noting that another version of this Pokemon exists called Hisuian Decidueye which has different stats and appearance.
Similarly to Exeggutor, at number fifteen we have another strange Pokemon called Ludicolo, which is basically a crossover between a pineapple and a duck wearing a sombrero and dancing around to music while becoming stronger at the same time. Ludicolo is said to appear around children and likes to entertain them for no particular reason.
This Grass/Water type Pokemon is an evolved form of Lombre which occurs when Lomber is exposed to a Water Stone and despite its quirky appearance, Ludicolo is a very capable fighter and can hold its own in battle.
Ludicolo’s best asset is its Special Attack and its abilities such as Swit Swin which increases its Speed by a large amount in Rain which when combined with its Water Type moves such as Hydro Pump allows Ludicolo to quickly dispatch enemies.
Rowlet is a Grass/Flying type Pokemon and one of the starters from the seventh generation of Pokemon games. Bellowed by many due to its cute appearance, this baby owl has become one of the most popular critters out there, and even Ash managed to catch one in Alola.
When taking a look at its stats and abilities, they are nothing to really write home about, however, it is worth mentioning that Rowlet can evolve into a much more powerful Dartrix at level seventeen which in turn can evolve into Deciduye which is already on this list.
All in all, Rowlet earns a spot on this list, not due to its incredible power, but its cute design, massive popularity, and potential to become an extremely cool and powerful addition to your team in the future.
With Halloween right behind us at the time of writing this article, we can’t help but mention Pimpkaboo, a jack-o-lantern Pokemon clearly inspired by this spooky holiday. This Grass/Ghost type Pokemon was added to the Pokedex during the sixth generation and comes in various sizes which determine its stats and is capable of evolving into Gourgeist when traded with other trainers.
Pumpkaboo’s biggest asset is its Trick or Treat ability which allows it to turn other Pokemon’s type into Ghost, and since Ghost type moves are very effective against other Ghosts, Pumpkaboo’s ability perfectly sets its opponents up in order to hit them with more powerful Ghost moves at the later point in the battle.
Rosarede is the epitome of elegance in the Pokemon world and the evolution of Reselia and was introduced to the franchise during the fourth generation. While nowadays it is not as popular as it used to be, this Grass/Poison type Pokemon can still perform excellently in battle.
Roserade’s best stat is its 125 Special Attack followed by 105 Defense. Its lowest stat is its HP at only 60 with the rest of the stats being roughly the same. Roserade doesn’t have many weaknesses due to its type and its abilities such as Sludge Bomb and Giga Drain can do a lot of damage to an enemy very quickly.
It is also worth mentioning that Roserade is a decent support Pokemon courtesy of its moves such as Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Sleep.
Kartana is a Grass/Steel type Pokemon and one of the Ultra Beasts that deputed in the seventh generation. These Ultra Beasts came from another dimension and first appeared in the Alola region, and one thing that they have in common is that all of them are extremely powerful.
When it comes to stats Kartana boasts 181 Attack, 131 Defense, and 109 Speed, however, its HP is extremely low sitting only at 59. Nevertheless, due to its type, not many things are capable of causing severe damage to Kartana.
Finishing things off, we have Sceptile, the final evolutionary form of Treecko that was introduced in the third generation of Pokemon games. Sceptile is a pure Grass type Pokemon and has become a favorite of many due to its protagonist in the anime. It is also arguably one of the coolest-looking Pokemon on this list.
Sceptile is an extremely fast Pokemon and is an excellent attacker with its Speed of 120 and Special Attack of 105 with its other stats being more or less average. Its Defense and HP are Sceptile’s biggest downsides, however, these do not hinder Sceptile in any meaningful way as it is capable of hitting first and hitting strong meaning that most of Sceptile’s opponents will not get a chance to strike back.
If all this wasn’t enough to make convince you that Sceptile is one of the best Grass Pokemon out there, then its ability to Mega Evolve certainly will as it will raise Sceptile’s base stats by 100 points making it even faster and deadlier.