- 1 1. Leafeon (Base Stats Total: 525)
- 2 2. Torterra (Base Stats Total: 525)
- 3 3. Roserade (Base Stats Total: 515)
- 4 4. Abomasnow (Base Stats Total: 494)
- 5 5. Hisuian Electrode (Base Stats Total: 490)
- 6 6. Hisuian Lilligant (Base Stats Total: 480)
- 7 7. Carnivine (Base Stats Total: 454)
- 8 Honorable mention for best Grass-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- 9 Legendary and Mythical Grass-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Unlike most Pokémon games, Grass-types are not as abundant in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. In a twist, it’s actually one of the rarer types in the game. Still, nabbing one is a good idea, particularly to counter Oshawott’s weakness should you have chosen it as your starter.
Below, you will find a list of of the best Grass-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. There are a few important notes to keep in mind when viewing this list. First, this list won’t include Rowlet and its line or any Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. Two, each Pokémon on this list has at least a Base Stats Total of 454, which is admittedly low; this was to account for the lack of Grass-types available. Three, secondary type (if any) matters when considering any added weaknesses. This is especially true for Grass-types, who have many weaknesses.
This list will be in descending order from highest Base Stat Total.
1. Leafeon (Base Stats Total: 525)
An Eeveelution introduced later, Leafeon is a great choice for any team to combat Water-type Pokemon.
Leafeon boasts high Attack (110) and Defense (130), making a fairly decent physical tank with good physical offense. It also has good Speed at 95. However, its HP and Special Defense are both 65, with Special Attack at 60. Its low HP stat is why its only a “fairly decent tank.”
It learns Leaf Blade, one of the strongest physical Grass-type moves. The move is aided by Leafeon’s high Attack stat. It can also learn a variety of moves, particularly as an Eevee prior to evolution that will help in covering its weaknesses.
As a pure Grass-type, Leafeon is weak to Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, and Bug attacks. Offensively, Grass is effective against Water, Ground, and Rock. Water only has two weaknesses, so having a Grass-type is a good choice. Grass-types also have resistances to Electric and Ground.
An Eeveelution introduced later, Leafeon is a great choice for any team to combat Water-type Pokemon. It can be evolved by purchasing a Leaf Stone with Merit Points and using it on an Eevee, or by choosing to evolve Eevee by the Mossy Rock in Grandtree Arena. Eevee can be found in the Horseshoe Plains. However, it is very skittish and will run away as soon as it notices you!
2. Torterra (Base Stats Total: 525)
The final evolution of the eventual Sinnoh starter, Torterra maintains a good Base Stats Total in Arceus. It’s probably the ideal choice to add to your lineup.
It’s balanced between HP, Attack, and Defense with stats at 95, 109, and 105, respectively. It has decent Special Defense and Special Attack at 85 and 75. However, Torterra’s Speed is a paltry 56.
Still, Torterra’s move set is heavily geared toward physical attacks to maximize its Attack stat. Grass-type moves it learns include Leaf Blade and Wood Hammer. It also learns the Ground attack Bulldoze and the Dark attack Bite.
Along with the weakness of Grass-types, Torterra adds a double weakness to Ice. While still weak to Fire, Bulldoze helps mitigate the damage. It turns its Poison weakness into normal damage, but Bulldoze is also super effective against most Poison-types. Ground is also good against Steel-type Pokémon,
You can find Torterra at Holm of Trials. However, if you want to evolve one from a Turtwig, Turtwig can be found at Droning Meadow.
3. Roserade (Base Stats Total: 515)
Another evolution introduced after its predecessor’s generation, Roserade is a formidable Pokemon to add to your party.
Roserade has high Special Attack and Special Defense at 125 and 105, respectively. It also has a Speed stat of 90. Its three other stats are low: Attack at 70, Defense at 65, and HP at 60.
Roserade learns mostly special attack moves to buttress its stats. It can learn Energy Ball and Petal Dance in addition to Venoshock, with physical attack Poison Jab as well. It can also learn Stun Spore and Poison Powder, an easy way to debilitate your opponent and set wild Pokémon for easy catches.
It adds a secondary Poison-type. This adds a weakness to Psychic while reverting Bug to normal damage. It also adds resistance to Fighting, but Poison is neutralized by Steel.
Roserade can be found at Cloudpool Ridge. If you want a Budew, they can be found at Fabled Spring, Gapejaw Bog, and Golden Lowlands, but will need to give a Shiny Stone to evolve from Roselia into Roserade.
4. Abomasnow (Base Stats Total: 494)
Abomasnow makes its way to this list as possibly the most well-rounded of those listed at the expense of excelling in any one stat.
Abomasnow has Attack and Special Attack of 92, with HP at 90. Its Special Defense is 85 and Defense 72, though its Speed is 60. It’s best suited to be an offensive specialist.
It has a good move set, including Grass-type attacks Energy Ball and Wood Hammer. It can also learn Ice-type attacks Icicle Crash and Blizzard.
As an added Ice-type, it adds weaknesses to Fighting, Rock, and Steel. Further, it has a double weakness to Fire. On the plus side, Ice-type attacks are good against one weakness of Flying and possibly up to three if Rock and Steel-types are paired with a secondary Ground-type.
Abomasnow can be found at Avalugg’s Legacy and Glacier Terrace. Snover can be found in the same locations.
5. Hisuian Electrode (Base Stats Total: 490)
Hisuian Electrode received a makeover (or maybe a blast from the future?), resembling the early, rustic Pokéballs than the refined ones we’ve come to know.
Electrode is one thing: a Speed fiend! Its Speed stat is an astounding 150. Very few Pokémon will be as fast as Electrode in Arceus. It has decent Special Attack and Special Defense, both at 80, and Defense of 70. However, its HP is 60 and Attack a paltry 50.
Luckily, most of its move set is geared toward special attacks. It can learn Energy Ball and Chloroblast as well as Thunderbolt and Thunder. Hisuian Electrode can be your Water-type assassin, and there are many Water-types in Hisui.
With its secondary Grass-type, Electrode’s Ground weakness reverts to normal damage. The same applies to Electrode’s Flying weakness for its Grass-type. It does add weaknesses to Poison, Ice, Bug, and Fire with by becoming Grass-type.
Electrode can be found by evolving Hisuian Voltorb. Hisuian Voltorb can be found at Sacred Plaza in Coronet Highlands. Evolve it with a Leaf Stone.
6. Hisuian Lilligant (Base Stats Total: 480)
Another Hisuian form, Lilligant appears with a more sleek redesign for this prequel.
Lilligant has two great stats: Attack and Speed at 105 each. It can hit fast and hard. Its Defense and Special Defense are 75 with HP at 70. However, its Special Attack is a meager 50.
Luckily, Lilligant has a move set that leans toward physical attacks. It can learn Leaf Blade along with Drain Punch and Close Combat. It does learn some special attacks, such as Energy Ball and Leaf Storm, but its best to favor its physical attacks with its stats.
Hisuian Liligant adds a secondary Fighting-type, adding weaknesses to Psychic and Fairy It also adds a double weakness to Flying, much like Hisuian Decidueye. Its Fighting-type moves can at least combat Ice-types, also adding offensive strengths against Rock, Steel, and Normal.
Lilligant can be obtained by evolving Petilil. Petili can be found at Cottonsedge Prairie and Holm of Trials. To evolve Petilil, use a Sun Stone.
7. Carnivine (Base Stats Total: 454)
The Bug Catcher Pokemon makes an appearance on this list solely because its the best of a lack of options.
It favors Attack and Special Attack at 100 and 90, respectively. HP (74), Defense (72), and Special Defense (72) are decent, but it’s even slower than Torterra with a Speed of 46. While it can hit for good damage, it’s a matter of if it can land a hit or not.
It at least learns a good mix of moves, though aside from Absorb, its only offensive Grass-type move is Energy Ball as it can learn Stun Spore and Sleep Powder. It also can learn Bite and Crunch, the latter a powerful Dark-type attack. It can learn the near-infallible Magical Leaf from a move tutor.
As a pure Grass-type, it maintains the same weaknesses as Leafeon with one exception: it is immune to Ground attacks due to its ability, Levitate. Grass-types already have resistances to Ground attacks, so this just adds some icing on the cake so to speak.
You can find Carnivine at Cloudpool Ridge, Gapejaw Bog, Golden Lowlands, Holm of Trials, and Lonely Spring.
Honorable mention for best Grass-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Here are some Grass-types that didn’t quite make the cut for the above list. They may be worth it to your team construction, or could be sentimental favorites.
- Cherrim (Grass, Base Stats Total: 450)
- Wormadam (Bug-Grass, Base Stats Total: 424)
- Decidueye (Grass-Fighting, Base Stats Total: 530) – one of the Legends Arceus starters.
Accounting for the pre-evolved forms of the above Pokémon and one Mythical, that is all of the Grass-type Pokémon available in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Legendary and Mythical Grass-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
However, you can only unlock Shaymin if you have save data from Sword and Shield on the console, which also unlocks some Shaymin clothing. Shaymin is then available in the post-game.
While not many, these are the best Grass-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Which will you add to your growing team?