Darmanitan < Maractus > Dwebble

Species Type
Cactus Pokémon Grass.png
Number Ability
#556 Water Absorb/Chlorophyll
Storm Drain
Height Weight
3'3" (1m) 61.7 lbs. (28kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Grass 255
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Special Attack Points

Maractus (マラカッチ) is the 62nd Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Grass-Type, and it is known as the Cactus Pokémon.

Maractus can have one of two Abilities: Water Absorb, which restores up to a quarter of its Maximum HP when it gets hit by a move of the Water Type; or Chlorophyll, which doubles its Speed during periods of strong sunlight. A third Ability is available to Maractus from the Dream World, the Storm Drain Ability. This Ability will draw Water-Type moves to it, nullifying the move and increasing its Special Attack by one stage.

Maractus doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Maractus is in the Grass Egg Group, and it will take approximately 5,120 Steps for its Egg to hatch. It takes Maractus One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Maractus takes on the appearance of a living cactus that has flowers blooming on the top of its head.

[edit] Gender Differences

Maractus doesn't have any gender differences to help distinguish between male or female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Maractus appears at Desert Resort in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Maractus appears at Sea Song Beach in the Cove Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. Befriending it requires luring the Maractus that's by itself on the East section of the beach over to the other pair of Maractus.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Maractus is listed in the 2011 McDonalds Promo, and is also listed in the Black&White set as an Uncommon Card and as a Rare Card.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Maractus is predominantly featured in the episode A Maractus Musical, in which a trainer that performs with his Maractus is also featured.

[edit] Movies

Maractus has yet to make an appearance in the Movies.

[edit] Manga

Maractus's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Maractus is listed in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling because the other Grass-Types can do what it does better. There is one thing Maractus can do that other Grass-Types can't: it can use the Chlorophyll Ability in tandem with Spikes. Outside of that, it's low defenses and shallow movepool keep it from being a viable threat to too many Pokémon that aren't weak to Grass-Type moves.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 10% Desert Resort: Entrance & Desert
Black2/White2 10% Desert Resort: Entrance & Desert

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red
Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow

II Pokémon Gold
II Pokémon Silver
II Pokémon Crystal

III Pokémon Ruby
III Pokémon Sapphire
III Pokémon Emerald
III Pokémon FireRed
III Pokémon LeafGreen

IV Pokémon Diamond
IV Pokémon Pearl
IV Pokémon Platinum
IV Pokémon HeartGold
IV Pokémon SoulSilver

V Pokémon Black It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
V Pokémon White Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.
V Pokémon Black 2 When it moves rhythmically, it makes a sound similar to maracas, making the surprised Pokémon flee.
V Pokémon White 2 When it moves rhythmically, it makes a sound similar to maracas, making the surprised Pokémon flee.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 260 354 -
159 177 271 298
125 139 233 256
Sp. Atk
195 217 311 342
Sp. Def
125 139 233 256
112 125 219 240

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Peck Flying.png 35 100 Physical
Start Absorb Grass.png 20 100 Special
3 Sweet Scent Normal.png N/A 100 Status
6 Growth Normal.png N/A N/A Status
10 Pin Missile Bug.png 14 85 Physical
13 Mega Drain Grass.png 40 100 Special
15 Synthesis Grass.png N/A N/A Status
18 Cotton Spore Grass.png N/A 100 Status
22 Needle Arm Grass.png 60 100 Physical
26 Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100 Special
29 Assurance Normal.png N/A N/A Status
33 Ingrain Grass.png N/A N/A Status
38 Petal Dance Grass.png 120 100 Special
42 Sucker Punch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
45 Sunny Day Fire.png N/A N/A Status
50 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
55 Cotton Guard Grass.png N/A N/A Status
57 After You Normal.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bullet Seed Grass.png 25 100% Physical
Bounce Flying.png 85 85% Physical
Worry Seed Grass.png -- 100% Status
Leech Seed Grass.png -- 90% Status
Wood Hammer Grass.png 120 100% Physical
Spikes Ground.png -- --% Status
Grasswhistle Grass.png -- 55% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
After You Normal.png -- --% Status
Bounce Flying.png 85 85% Physical
Drain Punch Fighting.png 75 100% Physical
Endeavor Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Helping Hand Normal.png -- --% Status
Hyper Voice Normal.png 90 100% Special
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Seed Bomb Grass.png 80 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Synthesis Grass.png -- --% Status
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special
Worry Seed Grass.png -- 100% Status

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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