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Pokémon Go Turtwig Community Day guide: best movesets and start time

If you don’t already have a Torterra, now is your chance

Turtwig stands in a forest on a phone screen Niantic

Turtwig’s Pokémon Go Community Day will take place Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m in your local time.

Turtwig’s evolved form, Torterra, isn’t the best grass-type DPS around, falling behind Roserade or other grass-type starters with Community Day moves. However, grabbing many Torterras will be an easy feat this weekend and they’re still pretty strong, so if you’re lacking grass-type attackers, make use out of this Community Day.

How do I get a Shiny Turtwig?

Shiny Turtwigs will spawn randomly among the masses of other Turtwig at rate of about one-in-24. After the Community Day, Shiny Turtwigs will be able to spawn in the wild or hatch out of eggs, but at a much lower rate.

Shiny and normal Turtwig, Grotle, and Torterra side by side. Image: Niantic via Polygon

What move does Torterra learn?

Unsurprisingly, Torterra learns Frenzy Plant when evolved during the event period and up to two hours after. Make sure to evolve your Turtwig and Grotle into a Torterra before 4 p.m. in your local time in order to get the special move.

How do I make the most of this Community Day?

This Community Day features tripled catch Stardust, so make sure to catch any many Pokémon as you can and consider popping a Star Piece if you have any.

The best moveset to give your Torterra is Razor Leaf and Frenzy Plant if you’re in need of a grass-type DPS. If you already have a team of Roserade or Sceptile, you’re better off using those.

If you’re deciding which Shiny Turtwig to evolve at the end of the day, try using one of the new search strings. Sort your ‘mons by “recent” using the lower right icon, then type “4*” in the search box at the top. This will let you know if you have any 100% IV Turtwig. Most people won’t be so lucky, so next you’ll want to type “3*” in the search box, which will show you any recent ‘mons that are 80% or above. Appraise these to see which one is best and then evolve your new buddy!

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