PokemonRadar, Week 14

Welcome to the fourteenth installment of GamesRadar’s weekly feature, PokemonRadar. No special news to report this week, but who needs it? Today we'll examine the three final evolutions of the starter Pokemon: Naetoru, Hikozaru, and Pocchama.

Next week, you can look forward to four new Pokemon, each of which has two stages, including the precursor to Lucario, the star of the most recent Pokemon movie!

Don't forget that you can always see the movies of this week's Pokemon star by hitting the Movies tab up at the top of the page.

Now, to the Pokemon!

Pokemon Name: Dotaitosu
Type: Grass / Ground
Classification: Continent
Pokedex Number: 003 Sinnoh / 389 National
Abilities: Overgrow - Increases the power of Grass-type attackswhen HP is low
Location Found: Evolved from Hayashigame
Useful Attacks: Leaf Storm

Dotaitosu is the final evolution of the sapling snapping turtle Pokemon Naetoru. No longer a simple reptile, Dotaitosu is a massive ankylosaur, sporting a mountainous spike and a giant tree on its back, conveying both of its aspects. After two stages as a pure-grass type, it gains a second Ground type, giving it one of the more interesting of the new type combinations. While this setup makes it double weak to Ice and Poison attacks, the Grass type protects its Ground aspect from Water attacks, while the Ground type is an effective counter to fire attacks. Its new Leaf Storm move is the most powerful Grass-type attack, but lowers Dotaitosu's Special Attack rating, making subsequent uses weaker.