Tangela () 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.
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.
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.
Tangela doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Tangela's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
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.
Black 2/White 2
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
- 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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