Grass Type Pokémon Explained – Info, Strengths, Weaknesses


What are Grass Type Pokémon?

Grass type Pokémon are one of the eighteen elemental types found in the world of Pokémon. All Pokémon are categorized into various types based on their characteristics and abilities. They can be a single type or two different types.


Grass type Pokémon are generally associated with natural elements like plants, trees, flowers, and foliage and they draw their powers and abilities from these elements. They are most often found in lush, natural environments like forests, meadows, and gardens within the Pokémon world. The first Grass Type Pokémon in the Pokédex is 0001 Bulbasaur

Grass Type Pokémon Bulbasaur 0001

To date there are 127 Grass Pokémon including Pure Grass types that are only Grass type, and Half Grass types that are those Pokémon whose Primary or Secondary type is Grass.

Complete Grass Pokémon List


What are Grass Type Pokémon Strengths and Weaknesses?

When in battle, all Pokémon types have strengths and weaknesses against other Pokémon types. Their strengths and weaknesses can be reflected in the real world.

Grass Type Strengths:

When attacking – Grass type Pokémon moves are strong against Water type, Rock type and Ground type Pokémon. Just as in the real world Grass pollutes water and grows all over rocks and unkept ground. 

When being attacked – Grass type Pokémon have a resistance to Electric, Grass, Ground and Water type Pokémon. In the real world, none of these elements would do much damage to grass.

Grass Type Weaknesses:

When attacking – Grass type Pokémon moves are weak against Bug, Flying, Fire, Grass, Poison or Steel type Pokémon and will do very little damage.

When being attacked – Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying and Bug type Pokémon. These types all have advantages over Grass in battles. This can be likened to real world situations – Fire, Ice and Poison kill grass and plants, while birds and insects eat flowers and seeds and prevent them from propagating. 


Starter Pokémon – Grass Type

With the exception of Pokémon Yellow and Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee, video game players are able to choose their first partner Pokémon, known as a Starter Pokémon. Players are given a choice of a Grass type, Fire type or Water type Pokémon. The Pokémon that have been the Grass starter Pokémon are:

Pokémon Red, Blue, Green and FireRed, LeafGreen
Bulbasaur 0001Bulbasaur

Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal and HeartGold, Soulsilver
Chikorita PokédexChikorita

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Treecko PokémonTreecko

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Turtwig PokémonTurtwig

Black and White, Black 2 and White 2
Snivy PokémonSnivy

Pokémon X and Y
Chespin starter PokémonChespin

Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Legends Arceus
Rowlet PokémonRowlet

Pokémon Sword and Shield
Grookey PokémonGrookey

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Sprigatito PokédexSprigatito


Pokémon Trainers that specialise in Grass type Pokémon

Throughout the Pokémon game series, players encounter Pokémon Gym Leaders and Trainers that specialise in Grass type Pokémon. 

Grass Gym Leaders

Brassius – Artazon Gym (Scarlet & Violet)

Cilan – Striaton Gym (Black & White)

Erika – Celadon Gym (Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver and Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee)

Gardenia – Eterna Gym (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black 2, White 2, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl)

Milo – Turffield Gym (Sword & Shield)

Ramos Coumarine Gym (X & Y)

Trial Captain

Mallow – Trial Captain of Lush Jungle (Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon)

Trainer Classes

Aroma Lady – Various games

Ranger – Various games


Grass Type Pokémon in the TCG

While there are 18 different Pokémon types in the Pokédex and Video Game series, in the Trading Card Game (TCG) there are only 11 different Pokémon types. This means that in the TCG some categories contain more than one of the Game Pokémon types. 

Grass Type Pokémon in the TCG currently includes all Grass and Bug type Pokémon. Prior to the release of Diamond and Pearl in 2007, Poison type Pokémon were also included with Grass.

The Trading Cards for these Pokémon have the Grass symbol in the top right-hand corner, next to the HP. 

015/197 Decidueye ex

To use the Hunting Arrow attack associated with this card, the player must attach one Basic Grass Energy card and one Colorless Energy (one of any Basic Energy). When deciding which cards to include in a deck, players should be aware of the qualities of their chosen Pokémon cards.

At the bottom of the card is detailed information about that card’s weakness, resistance and retreat cost


In the TCG, Grass type Pokémon generally have a weakness to Fire and Psychic types. The Decidueye ex card above has a weakness to Fire type Pokémon and attacks from these types do double damage.  


Grass type Pokémon cards are resistant to Water and Fighting type Pokémon, this means that attacks from these Pokémon may do less damage due to that resistance. It also means that these types are weaker against Grass and that the player should use Grass Pokémon cards against these Pokémon.




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