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Mega Torterra

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And another Mega! This time, giving an old friend a little boost, its Mega Torterra!

The soil shell that covered Torterra has hardened to they point of becoming a powerful metal, stronger than any rock or earth, thus gaining the Steel-typing, changing Torterra's weaknesses. Mega Torterra's shell is adorned with plantlife, and supply it with massive amounts of energy to move it's enormous body, but it also allows it to use all the powers of the earth by granting it the ability "Terra Firma". Mega Torterra is almost twice as big and over three times as heavy after undergoing Mega Evolution, granting it huge amount of power while furthering it's defensive prowess.

-Mega Torterra
-Grass/Steel
-Ability:Terra Firma*
-BST:95/159/155/55/125/36
-Height:13'11"
-Weight:2108.2 lbs

*"Terra Firma: Ground and Rock type moves used by this pokemon recieve a boost."(50%)

Torterra is such a sad case. Back in pokemon Pearl, I remember when I first evolved my Turtwig into a Grotle, and how exited I was when it evolved again into Torterra, back when I didn't go to any website to find out what pokemon were in-game. Torterra was a beast, destroying pretty much anything with it's Earthquake, while sporting the insanely powerful Leaf Storm and Wood Hammer to annihalate anyone who dares to wander in my way to becoming the champion of Sinnoh. But alas, as I moved on to new regions, and continued further and further, I found out that Torterra, while as badass as it was back in DPP, just couldn't compete in such a brutal metagame that hosts giant steel claded bugs, fire breathing dancing dragons, screaming pixies and super-sonic birds that dive bomb everywhere. It really pained me, and it didn't help that Torterra's Hidden Ability was wasted to Shell Armor. So to mitigate for that, I decided to give it a Mega that will strike fear to the hearts of all who see it. Mega Torterra is bulky, powerful and has a good defensive typing, becoming a stronger, faster Ferrothorn with reliable recovery. 

P.S. Before anyone says anything about the typing being changed, there's Mega Charizard X, Mega Gyarados and Mega Altaria.

Hope you like it!

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RedDemonInferno's avatar

You basically make it to be four times weak to Fire, but since Steel type Pokemon can learn Ground and Rock type moves it's basically ignored.

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As I wrote down in the description, Mega Toreterra, as I made it, is a stronger, faster and bulkier alternative to Ferrothorn, one of the most played pokemon at the time, and unfortunately the fire weakness isn't ignored, but it does make it much more difficult for Fire types to switch in on Mega Torterra.

Waluigi516's avatar
It looks more like a Grass-Rock type to me, but if you're determined to keep the Steel type, you could give the grey parts a metallic sheen to make it more obvious 
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If I'll ever remake this design, I'll keep that in mind :thumbsup: Thanks!
MegaFist2's avatar
I like what you did to one of my favorite Pokémon here, you gave it a typing that works well with it and gave it an ability that further strengthens it movepool.
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Thank you! Torterra is one of my favorites too, so I really wanted to mitigate as many problems as I could with this Mega.
closetstoryteller's avatar
Turtwig was the first pokemon I ever got when he became a Torterra I went to the name changer and wanted to call him "grass-Godzilla" but becas of the charitor limit in platinum he ended up with the name "GRASSZILLA" I still have him in ultra-sun
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Please, Nintendo, for the love of God! Make this a thing!!!

I'm literally begging!!!
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If only, if only ....
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SacredTerradorHobbyist Artist
Why don't they give Torterra ANYTHING to make it viable? It even sucked in the anime. Ash's and Paul's Torterras each had a roughly 5% win rate. 


Turtwig did better than Torterra!
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The treatment Torterra got in the anime is a disgrace. Back in the day I was really exited when Grotle evolved, seeing as it actually did well against some major battles. But Torterra just plainly sucked, losing every major match afterwards, and with him being my favorite starter from Sinnoh by far., it broke my heart again and again. And as you've said, GF did nothing to make Torterra any more viable than it is right now (which is, NOT viable), even it's Hidden Ability is Shell Armor....
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Seriously, they could've at least given it solid rock or filter. At least it would negate a few of it's weaknesses. It would even let it take an ice hit or two.
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WarWaltz713Professional General Artist
wow i really like this! Ive always thought torterra needed to be ramped up.
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TRXPICSStudent Digital Artist
Thank you! And I totally agree! 
xxzombiefacexx's avatar
the spiky stones are really cool
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Thanks man!
favepkmnisbuizle's avatar
i really like this design, but when i think of mega torterra i think of making it more like what it is based on, the world turtle, so a couple of water falls and volcanoes and other land features would make it seem better, in my opinion.
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First of all, thank you! And welcome to DA!
As far as to the design, even though Torterra is based on the world turtle, it is also based on a thyrephoran dinosaur, or an armored dinosaur. So I wanted my design to be more realted this side of Torterra. Although the idea of adding more landscapes to Torterra is cool, it is also highly impractical design wise, as it will have too details IMO. It will look better in some regards, but I think more of the competitive side of the pokemon, and what would fit him better in the current metagme, and I design the Mega after that. So beng a Grass/Steel type is the first thing that I thought about, with the design following it from there. 
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Hey cool art of Torterra but the typing is a bit weak, it will still get wreck by fire type moves (no matter how much you raise is base stat), so the only way to make Torterra truly bulky is to make him Grass/Rock type, in that way its only weaknesses are the following: Ice (x2), Steel (x2), Bug (x2) and Fighting (x2), with it's second typing as a Rock type, it will gain a STAB for rock types move, which can be use against both Ice and Bug types pokemon, while having a Ground type move for Steel types, with only Fighting types pokemon to worry about but even then it won't be a problem neither if you give Mega Torterra the "Solid Rock" ability, which weakens super effective moves against it, so combine this ability with the base stat that you gave to Torterra, then it will be very bulky (although it's stats would be better like this: 95/149/155/55/135/36, but this is my opinion).
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Okay, I get what you are saying, but I'll have to say that it's not entierly right. Grass/Rock is not as great as it seems, being weak to Fighting, Bug, Steel and Ice while only having resistances to Normal and Electric and being neutral too everything else. Also, I percieve Torterra as a more offensively inclined Tank than a defensive wall, henceforth it's increase to a base 159 Attack. 

The typing that I gave it, Grass/Steel, may not fix Torterra's Fire weakness and it gives it a new weakness to Fighting, but it makes Torterra a much more solid switch-in to a multitude of threats, which are pretty much the things that Ferrothorn can switch in on, like Scizor, Azumarill, Garchomp, the Lati twins and many more, and unlike Ferrothorn, Mega Torterra can set up either Swords Dance or Rock Polish, depending on what you want to do, while threatening pokemon like Mega Venasaur with a powerful Iron Head/ Tail or Eartquake. the Steel type also makes Ice and Bug types much less threatning, even though they are much less common than more metagame dominating types, like Dragon, Fairy and Flying.

The ability of choice, "Terra Firma", is suitable to a more offensive pokemon, like Torterra, as it gives it's Steel type moves an insane amount of power while giving a boost to important coverege moves like Earthquake and Stone Edge, being able to predict a switch to something like Zapdos, Talonflame or Charizard, doing massive damage or even outright KOing them. Solid Rock/ Filter is a wonderful ability for sure, and it can make Torterra really bulky, and with a combination of a fairly reliable recovery in Synthesis, or even Leech Seed, Torterra would be hard to take down, that's for sure, but as I've said, Mega Torterra is and offensive Tank, with the ability to switch in and either set up, wall, stall or attack. 

The combination of Mega Torterra's typing, ability and movepool make it an anti-metagame threat that can potentially run many sets with different purposes, like an entry hazard setter, a Tank, a Wall, a Wallbreaker, a Sweeper, whatever your heart desires Torterra can do. But you must always remember that Pokemon is a game that uses a team of 3 or 6, so if you want to use a pokemon to the full extent of it's potential, you should support it with it's other teammates. 
For example: Mega Torterra is weak to Fire and Fighting? Azumarill and Air Balloon Heatran can take care of them. Mega Torterra is too slow for you taste? Use Trick Room Cresselia or a pokemon that can use Thunder Wave.
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very nice please more megas :D
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YOU TURNED MY FIRST 'MON INTO A BADASS! I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS!
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Glad you like it! 
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awesome!
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