|#114|| Chlorophyll/Leaf Guard|
|3′3″ (1m)||77.2 lbs. (35kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE/NU||1 Defense Point|
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.
 Gender Differences
Tangela doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 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 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.
 Spin-Off Games
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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
 Pokémon Information
 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.
 Area Location
|Fire Red/Leaf Green||Common||Route 21|
|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|
Mt Silver: Outside
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||90%||Route 21 (Day)|
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||95%||Route 21 (Morning & Day)|
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)|
|I||Pokémon Red||The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. The vines sway as it walks.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. The vines sway as it walks.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||Its identity is obscured by masses of thick, blue vines. The vines are said to never stop growing.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||The vines that cloak its entire body are always jiggling. They effectively unnerve its foes.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||It tangles any moving thing with its vines. Their subtle shaking is ticklish if you get ensnared.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||During battle, it constantly moves the vines that cover its body in order to annoy its opponent.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||Blue plant vines cloak the Pokémon's identity in a tangled mass. It entangles anything that gets close.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. The vines sway as it walks.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It is shrouded by blue vines. No one has seen the face hidden behind this growth of vines|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It is shrouded by blue vines. No one has seen the face hidden behind this growth of vines|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||The vines that cloak its entire body are always jiggling. They effectively unnerve its foes.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||It tangles any moving thing with its vines. Their subtle shaking is ticklish if you get ensnared.|
|V||Pokémon Black||The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish|
|V||Pokémon White||The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||It tangles any moving thing with its vines. Their subtle shaking is ticklish if you get ensnared.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Black 2/White 2
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 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 TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
- 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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