Best Grass Type Pokémon In Pokémon Sword And Shield

Can’t decide on which Grass types to add to your competitive Pokémon team? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best choices to round out your lineup.


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Grass type Pokémon are often underrated. A lot of players tend to overlook how powerful and how valuable these Pokémon are when constructing a competitive team. Most Grass type Pokémon have very good stats and abilities making them incredibly versatile picks that can fill a lot of roles on any team. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best Grass types that you should consider adding to your team.

Ludicolo

Type: Water/Grass

Locations: (Sword) Trade; (Shield) Dappled Grove, Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)

Weakness: Flying 2x, Poison 2x, Bug 2x

Most Grass types are incredibly weak to Fire. After all, Grass is a flammable material. But what if that Grass type is also a Water type? Enter Ludicolo. First introduced in Generation III, Ludicolo is a staple of competitive Pokémon battles. Its unique dual type combination makes it safe from both types’ individual weaknesses; Grass with Fire and Water with Electric. Ludicolo is also a great Tank for your team boasting a particularly high Special Defense and Special Attack. It’s a great two way Pokémon that fits the role of a Drainer on your team that specializes in HP draining moves while being a solid Wall that can endure a bunch of hits.

Ferrothorn

Type: Grass/Steel

Locations: Dusty Bowl, Bridge Field (Wanderer), Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Dusty Bowl, Giant’s Mirror, Giant’s Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)

Weakness: Fighting 2x, Fire 4x

Much like Ludicolo, Ferrothorn is another staple Pokémon in competitive battles. It’s literally one of the best Walls in the game with a Defense stat that can reach up to 397 and a Special Defense stat up to 364 when its IVs, EVs, and Level are maxed out. It’s type is also incredibly unique with only two other Grass/Steel type Pokémon; those two being its base form, Ferroseed, and the legendary Pokémon, Kartana. Being such a durable Pokémon, Ferrothorn excels in a variety of roles and provides exceptional utility and versatility. It’s often used as a Spike setter then boosting its defenses while the opponents wear themselves out. Its hidden ability, Anticipation, also adds to its overall utility which allows it to ‘shudder’ whenever the opposing team has a Pokémon with 1 hit KO moves or moves that are super effective against Ferrothorn.

Tsareena

Type: Grass/Steel

Locations: Stony Wilderness, Dappled Grove, Giant’s Mirror (Max Raid Battle)

Weakness: Flying 2x, Poison 2x, Bug 2x, Fire 2x, Ice 2x

While on the surface, Tsareena doesn’t seem so strong. Especially when you consider that it’s a pure Grass type making it susceptible to a number of weaknesses. But if you take a closer look at it’s stats, it has a very high Attack comparable to the best Physical Sweepers in the game. Its Defense and Special Defense isn’t too bad as well so it could be a very strong Pokémon to use when it has a type advantage. Also, thanks to its physiology, Tsareena can actually learn some of the most powerful moves out there like Hi Jump Kick or Bounce. Plus, it can possess the hidden ability, Sweet Veil, which prevents this Pokémon and its allies from falling asleep from moves like Hypnosis. With Tsareena you get great offense, solid defense, and some utility; it’s the whole package.

Venusaur

Type: Grass/Poison

Locations: Evolve Thwackey

Weakness: Flying 2x, Fire 2x, Psychic 2x, Ice 2x

Who could forget the first ever Grass type Pokémon to exist? Venusaur has been around since Generation I and has been extremely powerful ever since. Thanks to its absurdly high Special Defense and Special Attack, Venusaur brings it on both sides whether it’s offense or defense. It also has a particularly deep move pool that makes it so versatile that it can fit a variety of roles. Whether it’s a Tank, Utility, Sweeper, Wall, Annoyer, etc., you’re guaranteed success when you have Venusaur on your team. Despite not having access to its Mega Evolution, Venusaur can still decimate opponents thanks to its new Gigantamax form. 

Rillaboom

Type: Grass/Steel

Locations: Trade, Evolve Wild Area News Ivysaur

Weakness: Flying 2x, Fire 2x, Psychic 2x, Ice 2x

Most players consider the Grass type starters as the weakest in each generation. While yes it’s true that Cinderace and Inteleon can be more powerful than Galar’s grass starter, Rillaboom is no slouch. In fact, it is the best Grass type that you can have on your team. This Pokémon has such well rounded stats that it can play as a sort of hybrid role on your team being both a Tank and a Sweeper. It can learn a ton of powerful Grass type moves like Grassy Glide and Wood Hammer. It’s signature move, Drum Beating, can also deal ridiculous amounts of damage to its target. Best of all, Rillaboom can possess the hidden ability, Grassy Surge. Grassy Surge creates a low-lying grassy field, like the move Grassy Terrain, when the Pokémon enters battle. It restores the HP of grounded Pokémon each turn and increases the power of Grass type attacks. When combined with the right move set, Rillaboom can effectively take down the enemy team on its own. If you only have one spot for a Grass type Pokémon on your team, make it Rillaboom.

So there you have it! These are the best Grass type Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield. There are lots of Grass Pokémon that could’ve made this list but we find that these five Pokémon are stronger than the rest and can easily be successful in most scenarios. 

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