PokemonRadar: week eight

Seven installments ago,we introduced you to the Sinnoh region's three starter Pokemon, Naetoru, Hikozaru and Pocchama. Today we'll take a look at their three evolutions.

Now, to the Pokemon!

Pokemon Name: Hayashigame
Type: Grass
Classification: Tree Grove
Pokedex Number: 002 Sinnoh / 388 National
Ability: Overgrow - Increases the strength of Grass-type attacks when HP is low
Location Found: Evolved from Naetoru
Useful Attacks: Mega Drain

Trading in his adorable overbite for an intimidating grimace, Naetoru evolves into this walking shrubbery. There isn't anything particularly special about Hayashigame - he's still a pure Grass-type, and naturally has better stats than Naetoru. Being a tortoise and growing as quickly as he is, it's no surprise that Hayashigame is slower than the other starters at this phase of his development, but he's also got a better variety of moves than the others.