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Sprigatito - Type and Abilities

Sprigatito - Type

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Category Grass Cat Pokemon
Type Grass
Height 0.4m
Weight 4.1kg
Ability Overgrow

Gen 9 Starter Pokemon Details

Sprigatito Type Effectiveness

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
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Takes 0.5x damage
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Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage

Sprigatito Abilities

Name Description
Overgrow Powers up Grass-type moves in a pinch.

Sprigatito Name Origin


Sprigatito is a portmanteau of the words sprig and gatito, which is Spanish for kitten.

Real-Life Inspirations

Sprigatito may be based on the Iberian Lynx - a wild cat species native to the Iberian Peninsula, which the new region appears based on; specifically, Spain and the surrounding areas.

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Sprigatito Evolution

Currently Unknown


The evolutions of Sprigatito is currently unknown. It's likely that the evolution will be announced before the release of the game in further Pokemon Presents announcements or other trailers.

May Have a Hidden Ability Similar to Protean or Libero

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Out of all three starters, we suspect (and our poll suggests) that Sprigatito would be the most popular choice.

In recent years it seems that The Pokemon Company has rewarded the fans' favorite choice with strong abilities such as Protean for Greninja, and Libero for Cinderace. Both Greninja and Cinderace have been given a lot of special attention across the franchise, and this generation might give the grass-type starters a chance to bloom.

Its feline design attributes also lends itself well to the chance that it can be a faster Pokemon. With a unique type-changing ability similar to Libero, it can overcome the numerous weaknesses that Grass-types typically have to watch out for.

Poised To Be Uniquely Situated as a Fast Utility Pokemon

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It's faster than Lechonk at least.

There's a high chance that Sprigatito and its evolutions will have access to reliable recovery moves as well as moves that can disrupt the opponent. If it ends up being a fast Pokemon as its design suggests, it can fill a role that is not often seen in a team composition - that of a speedy utility Pokemon.

The previous feline starter, Incineroar (who was also a fan favorite), offered defensive utility thanks to access to Intimidate, decent bulk, and moves such as Parting Shot. Perhaps this generation's cat will share similar levels of utility.

Hopefully Will Be a Dual-typed Pokemon

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Access to Bite is not a lot to go on, but Grass/Dark might have a chance!

The previous three starters Rillaboom, Inteleon, and Cinderace all maintained their single typing throughout their evolutionary stages. Hopefully this trend will not continue into Generation 9 and that Sprigatito can earn a useful secondary type to benefit from additional STAB.

Sprigatito Strengths and Characteristics

Might Have Access to Recovery and Disruptive Moves

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The official Pokemon website says that Sprigatito's fur behaves similarly to plants wherein it can absorb energy from the sunlight. It wouldn't be a long shot to assume that this will grant Sprigatito access to moves such as Synthesis to provide reliable recovery.

It was also mentioned that Sprigatio is able to emit mesmerizing aromas from its forepaws. It can use this aroma to offer aromatherapy to its teammates, and make opponents lose their will to battle. This can suggest that moves such as Aromatherapy and Sweet Scent may also be in its learnset.

Sprigatito Tera Forms

Sprigatito has been confirmed to have at least one Tera Type - the Grass Tera Type. This allows it to have stronger Grass-type attacks. This boost is applied in addition to the Same Type Attack Bonus for an even stronger attack.

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Sprigatito 1868
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