Tangela

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Tangela
モンジャラ
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Chansey < Tangela > Kangaskhan

Species Type
Vine Pokémon Grass.png
Number Ability
#114 Chlorophyll/Leaf Guard
Regenerator
Height Weight
3′3″ (1m) 77.2 lbs. (35kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Tangrowth
Egg Group Catch Rate
Grass 45
Tier EV Yield
NFE/NU 1 Defense Point

Tangela (モンジャラ) is the 114th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Grass-Type, and is known as the Vine Pokémon.

Tangela can use one of two Abilities: Chlorophyll, which doubles its Speed during periods of strong sunlight; or Leaf Guard, which gives it an immunity to receiving Status Conditions whilst the sunlight is strong. A third Ability is available to Tangela from the Dream World, the Regenerator Ability. This Ability restores up to one-third of its Maximum HP when it gets switched out of battle.

When introduced in Generation I Tangela couldn't evolve, but starting in Generation IV a Tangela can evolve into a Tangrowth if it Levels Up while it knows the move Ancientpower.

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

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Tangela appears to be covered in vines to hide its face so it can conceal its identity and only its eyes can be seen. It also has red boot-like feet.

[edit] Gender Differences

Tangela doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Tangela can be found on Route 21 in Red and Blue, and at the Safari Zone in Yellow. In Gold, Silver and Crystal, Tangela can still be found on Route 21, but also appear at Route 28, Route 43 and Mt. Silver.

Tangela's original appearance is reprised in Fire Red and Leaf Green, appearing at Route 21, but Tangela can also be found at Treasure Beach.

Tangela appear in all six sections of the Great Marsh in Pokémon Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Tangela can be found on Routes 21, 28 & 44, along with Mt. Silver. Tangela also appears on the Pokéwalker course Big Forest.

Tangela can be found on Route 13 and at Giant Chasm in Black and White. Tangela appears at those same locations in Black 2 and White 2, but can also be found at a Hidden Grotto on Route 13.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Tangela is a Shadow Pokémon obtainable in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, obtainable by snagging it from Cipher Peon Targ at Cipher's Key Lair.

Tangela can be found at Secret Storage 13, Endless Level 43, Forever Level 2 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Tangela appears at Lapis Cave 9F-12F and Joyous Tower 47F-50F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Tangela can be found at Waterfall Cave B1-B8. Tangela is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Exciting Meadow 1F-11F and Final Island 1F-3F.

Tangela can be found at the Underground Waterways and the Sekra Mountain Ranger in Pokémon Ranger. This is Tangela's only appearance in the Pokémon Ranger sub-series as of writing.

Tangela appear at Soothing Shore Treetops 2-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast, but they won't appear until after completing the game.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Tangela is listed as a Common Card in the Base, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Aquapolis, Great Encounters, Stormfront, Arceus (2), Call of Legends and Boundaries Crossed sets; as an Uncommon ard in the EX Legend Maker set; and as a Rare Card in the EX Fire Red and Leaf Green set.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Erika would use a Tangela in the episode Pokémon Scent-sation in a Gym Battle against Ash. It would defeat Ash's Bulbasaur by using Stun Spore to paralyze it. [[Officer Jenny] would use a Tangela during the episode Gulpin It Down!, which also featured Ash's Treecko and a Wild Gulpin growing to ginormous proportions, then facing off against each other.

[edit] Movies

Wild Tangela make appearances in The Power of One and Celebi: Voice of the Forest, along with the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation."

[edit] Manga

Tangela's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

While it is an unevolved Pokémon Tangela is still a viable choice in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. Eviolite gives Tangela an increase to its less-than-stellar Special Defense and impressive Defense Statistics, the latter of which is great for dealing with the many physical threats that are in the tier. Even with the defensive boost, however, Tangela is vulnerable to special attacks.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Rare Route 21
Yellow Rare Safari Zone
Gold/Silver/Crystal Common Route 21
Route 28
Route 43
Mt. Silver
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
Fire Red/Leaf Green Common Route 21
Treasure Beach
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Cipher Key Lair (Snag from Cipher Peon Targ)
Diamond/Pearl None Pal Park or Trade
Platinum 5% Great Marsh: Areas 1, 2, 5 & 6
Platinum 15% (Night) Great Marsh: Areas 3 & 4
Platinum 25% (Morning & Day) Great Marsh: Areas 3 & 4
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 30% Route 28
Route 44
Mt Silver: Outside
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 90% Route 21 (Day)
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 95% Route 21 (Morning & Day)
Black/White 25% Route 13
Giant Chasm: Outside
Black 2/White 2 25% Route 13
Black 2/White 2 30% Giant Chasm: Outside
Black 2/White 2 Unknown% Route 13 (Hidden Grotto)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. The vines sway as it walks.
Blue The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. The vines sway as it walks.
Yellow Its identity is obscured by masses of thick, blue vines. The vines are said to never stop growing.
II Gold The vines that cloak its entire body are always jiggling. They effectively unnerve its foes.
Silver It tangles any moving thing with its vines. Their subtle shaking is ticklish if you get ensnared.
Crystal During battle, it constantly moves the vines that cover its body in order to annoy its opponent.
III Ruby Tangela's vines snap off easily if they are grabbed. This happens without pain, allowing it to make a quick getaway. The lost vines are replaced by newly grown vines the very next day.
Sapphire Tangela's vines snap off easily if they are grabbed. This happens without pain, allowing it to make a quick getaway. The lost vines are replaced by newly grown vines the very next day.
Emerald Its vines snap off easily and painlessly if they are grabbed, allowing it to make a quick getaway. The lost vines are replaced by new growth the very next day.
FireRed Blue plant vines cloak the Pokémon's identity in a tangled mass. It entangles anything that gets close.
LeafGreen The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. The vines sway as it walks.
IV Diamond It is shrouded by blue vines. No one has seen the face hidden behind this growth of vines
Pearl It is shrouded by blue vines. No one has seen the face hidden behind this growth of vines
Platinum The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.
HeartGold The vines that cloak its entire body are always jiggling. They effectively unnerve its foes.
SoulSilver It tangles any moving thing with its vines. Their subtle shaking is ticklish if you get ensnared.
V Black The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish
White The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish
Black 2 Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.
White 2 Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.
VI X Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.
Y It tangles any moving thing with its vines. Their subtle shaking is ticklish if you get ensnared.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
. 240 334 .
Atk
55
103 115 209 229
Def
115
211 235 329 361
Sp. Atk
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Def
40
76 85 179 196
Speed
60
112 125 219 240

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

[edit] Black/White

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Ingrain Grass.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Constrict Normal.gif 10 100 Physical.png
5 Sleep Powder Grass.gif N/A 75 Other.png
8 Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
12 Growth Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Poisonpowder Poison.gif N/A 75 Other.png
19 Vine Whip Grass.gif 35 100 Physical.png
22 Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
26 Mega Drain Grass.gif 40 100 Special.png
29 Stun Spore Grass.gif N/A 75 Other.png
33 Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
36 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
40 Natural Gift Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
43 Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
47 Tickle Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
50 Wring Out Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
54 Power Whip Grass.gif 120 85 Physical.png

[edit] Black 2/White 2

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Ingrain Grass.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Constrict Normal.gif 10 100 Physical.png
4 Sleep Powder Grass.gif N/A 75 Other.png
7 Vine Whip Grass.gif 35 100 Physical.png
10 Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
14 Poisonpowder Poison.gif N/A 75 Other.png
17 Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
20 Growth Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
23 Mega Drain Grass.gif 40 100 Special.png
27 Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
30 Stun Spore Grass.gif N/A 75 Other.png
33 Natural Gift Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
36 Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
40 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
43 Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
46 Tickle Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
49 Wring Out Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
53 Power Whip Grass.gif 120 85 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
Mega Drain Grass.gif 40 100 Special.png
Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Leech Seed Grass.gif -- 90 Other.png
Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Leaf Storm Grass.gif 140 90 Special.png
Power Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Rage Powder Bug.gif -- -- Other.png
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png

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

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Morning Sun Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 100 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Tangela
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Level up
+ Knows Ancient Power


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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[edit] Trivia

  • Tangela's original name was Meduza, a mispelling of a Greek mythology enemy called Medusa.
  • Despite it being made out of vines, it can't learn Vine Whip in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue.
  • Tangela was the only pure Grass type Pokémon in Generation I.
  • Until Generation IV, Tangela was the only pure Grass-type Pokémon to not evolve.

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