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The best team with Torterra in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

Building the best team possible should always be a trainer
Building the best team possible should always be a trainer's goal (Image via Bulbapedia)
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Modified 25 Mar 2021
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Being a Pokemon trainer comes with many different tasks and challenges for a player to take on.

Building the best team possible should always be any trainer's goal. The better a player’s team, the better a trainer they will become and the more Pokemon they can catch. That is the goal, isn't it, to “catch ‘em all?”

So what would a stellar team be without the incredible powerhouse of a Pokemon: Torterra? In this guide, players will learn about one of the best possible teams to have with Torterra as their primary.

Note: This article is subjective and solely reflects the opinion of the writer.


The ideal team with Torterra in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

Luxray

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Introduced in Generation IV, Luxray is an Electric-type Pokemon. It is the final evolution of Shinx, the Flash Pokemon.

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Luxray has a pretty good base stat total of 523. It also has a base attack stat of 120, which is excellent for battle. While Luxray has no immunities, it is resistant to Flying, Steel, and Electric-type Pokemon and moves.

Luxray can hone great moves like Thunder Fang, Spark, Hyper Beam, and Giga Impact. In Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, Luxray can be obtained by evolving Luxio. Players can get a Luxio from Fuego Ironworks or pick up a Shinx on Routes 202, 203, and 204 and then evolve, said Shinx.


Garchomp

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Image via Pokemon Wiki Fandom

Introduced in Generation IV of the Pokemon franchise, Garchomp is a dual-type Dragon and Ground-type Psudeo-Legendary Pokemon. It is also known as the “Mach Pokemon.” Garchomp evolves from Gabite starting at level 48 and is also the final form of Gible.

Garchomp has an impeccable base stat total of 600. This Pokemon’s highest individual stat is its attack of 130, which comes in handy in heated battles. Not only does Garchomp have full immunity to Electric-type Pokemon and moves, but it also has a resistance to Poison, Rock, and Fire-type Pokemon and moves.

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To obtain a Garchomp, players must evolve a Gible through all of its evolutions. Players can obtain a Gible in Wayward Cave at the secret area under Cycling Road.


Rapidash

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Image via Pokemon Wiki Fandom

An incredibly strong Fire-type Pokemon, Rapidash has been loved by fans since its introduction in Generation I. Rapidash is the final evolution of the Fire Horse Pokemon, Ponyta.

Rapidash has a base stat total of 500 with an incredible speed stat of 105. It has a weakness to Ground, Rock, and Water-type Pokemon, so when trying to obtain one or beat one in battle, it is recommended to use one of those.

Meanwhile, if a player is trying to win a battle with a Rapidash, it has great resistance to Bug, Ice, Steel, Fire, Grass, and Fairy-type Pokemon and moves.

In Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, one can obtain a Ponyta to evolve into a Rapidash on Routes 206, 210, 211, 214, and 215.


Lucario

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Image via Pokemon Wiki Fandom

Lucario is a dual-type Fighting and Steel-type Pokemon introduced to the franchise in Generation IV. This Pokemon is loved by many for its strength and stats.

Lucario has a great base stat of 525 with a Special Attack of 115. It also has an immunity to Poison-type Pokemon and moves. This immunity is then backed up by a resistance to Normal Rock, Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice, Dragon, and Dark-type Pokemon and moves.

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Players can obtain a Lucario by leveling up a Riolu during the day with high friendship.


Torterra

Torterra (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Torterra (Image via The Pokemon Company)

The star of the show here is Torterra. Introduced in Generation IV, Torterra is a dual-type Grass and Ground-type Pokemon. No other Pokemon has the same type combination as this one.

Torterra evolves from Grotle starting at level 32. It is also the final form of the Sinnoh starter, Turtwig.

This Pokemon has an excellent base stat of 525 and immunity to Electric-type Pokemon and moves. It is also resistant to Ground and Rock-type Pokemon and Moves.

Torterra can hone great moves like Earthquake, Mega Drain, Solar Beam, and Stone Edge.


Gyarados

Gyarados (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Gyarados (Image via The Pokemon Company)
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Introduced in Generation I, Gyarados is a timeless fan favorite. Gyarados is a dual-type Water and Flying-type Pokemon. It is also categorized as the “Atrocious Pokemon.”

Gyarados evolves from Magikarp starting at level 20. It has a base stat total of 540 along with an immunity to Ground-type Pokemon and moves. Gyarados is also resistant to Fighting, Bug, Steel, Fire, and Water-type Pokemon. This Pokemon can learn great moves like Waterfall, Aqua Tail, Hydro Pump, and Crunch.

Published 24 Mar 2021, 06:37 IST
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