Top 10 Grass-Types

Last week we covered the lovely Water-types, and today we are finishing off the starter type trio, with the Grass-type. Fun fact: I’ve never actually chosen a Grass-type as a starter – the closest one that came to that was Grookey!

So, here’s my list!


10. Leavanny

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I have a feeling that my good friend Tim reckons Leavanny should be here, and I agree  (more so for Bug-types than Grass, but I digress). I do hope Leavanny gets into Sword/Shield because it’s such a great Pokemon to use as long as you don’t let it get too close to any Flying- or Fire-types. Leavanny is blessed with great base Attack and Speed stats, and a large amount of beastly Physical attacks by level up and TM, too!

9. Trevenant

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Trevenant is the tree of my nightmares (literally, I had a nightmare when I was younger about a tree from my childhood home slamming me onto the ground, Whomping Willow style). While Trevenant is slow, it hits like a truck (just like the tree from my nightmare). Its shiny form is lovely, like autumn (and not like the tree from my nightmare).

8. Appletun

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I loved using Gigantamax Appletun for Gmax Kingler Max Raids (Kingler got Max Quake so using an Electric-type was a no-go). Even though I have both Flapple and Appletun, I usually go for Appletun automatically. It’s a slow boy, but it’s tanky enough that it won’t be much of a problem.

7. Whimsicott

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I’ve been watching a lot of VGC battles, with a lot of people using a Whimsicott on their team, and it’s clear to see why. It’s fast and relatively bulky, and even with a Trick Room setup, it can utilise its Prankster Ability to make sure that it always goes first while setting up. Now all I need is the Whimsicott Ditto plush.

6. Gourgeist

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Gourgeist is Trevenant’s counterpart, but a bit more fun. It’s a great Pumpkin Pokemon, and I like that it comes in four variations: Small Size, Average Size, Large Size and Super Size, each having a different base stat distribution. As of Generation 8, they also have different Pokedex entries. And I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like a good jack-o’-lantern.

5. Decidueye

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Considering how much love Rowlet gets, I don’t see enough love given to Decidueye. I’m aware that it’s the third (and last) part-Ghost on this list, but I digress. Decidueye was my go-to False Swiper for my shiny hunting in Ultra Sun, and it really helped – at least until I got a shiny Pangoro on the team for that purpose.

4. Kartana

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Kartana is always a funny Pokemon to look at. But it has a place in my list here because it’s design, and also the fact that when I went to shiny hunt one, I got it immediately, without having to soft-reset. Kartana was one of the reasons I went with Sun instead of Moon, and it was worth it. In terms of Special Defense, it’s frail as hell, but it’s a physical behemoth!

3. Breloom

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As you may recall, Breloom made the top spot in my Fighting-types list, but narrowly missed out (to be fair, the top two of this list are two of my all-time favourites). I loved using Breloom in Omega Ruby, and I’ve always liked Breloom, but now it’s more than ever. I’d also love to be able to shiny hunt a Shroomish sometime (this is a hint to make Shroomish and Breloom part of the Galar region).

2. Ludicolo

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Ludicolo is one of my favourite Pokemon of all time, as is the next on the list. I’ve mentioned a lot about this one in my last post, actually, so I won’t keep you too long with this one. Generally, I love its jolly and carefree nature, as well as how good it actually looked in Detective Pikachu.

1. Roserade

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Roserade was one of the mainstays of my Diamond playthrough, and it was so handy to have with its Poison Point Ability. While I don’t seek out having a Roserade in my party for every new Pokemon game (I like using Pokemon from their specific region), it’s a solid part of my Poison-type shiny team.

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Grass-Types

  1. Tim

    I do love me some Leavanny. I put it on my Grass team out of necessity (read, needing to find a sixth Grass type I liked while having tons of Bugs I like), but I definitely agree it’s more of a Bug Pokemon. And hurray for Kartana! One of my favorite ultra beasts.

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    1. thatlittlelola

      You can never go wrong with Leavanny or Kartana. Leavanny is stylised more as a Bug Pokemon, but it’s still great nonetheless (I don’t often use Grass-types so it can get difficult picking some)

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