Tangrowth (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Grass-Type, and is known as the Vine Pokémon.) is the 182nd Pokémon in the
Both of Tangrowth's primary Abilities activate during periods of strong sunlight; Chlorophyll will double its Speed, while Leaf Guard protects it from becoming afflicted with a Status Condition. A third Ability is available to Tangrowth from the Dream World, the Regenerator Ability. This Ability restores up to one-third of its Maximum HP when it is switched out of battle.
Tangrowth is in the Grass Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Tangrowth One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Tangrowth is a Pokémon that reaches up to 6-foot in height. It has blue vines that wrap around its black body, leaving a part of it's face exposed. It has small stumpy feet which are black and tipped with red. Tangrowth has a pair of blue arms with three fingers that are also tipped with red, like it's feet. These two arms actually have no bones and cannot respond to pain, so the arms can break off but Tangrowth won't be affected as they can grow back.
The male Tangrowth has red tipped fingers while the female's fingers are completely red.
Tangrowth can only be obtained by evolving a Tangela in Generation IV. Tangrowth appear in the wild in Generation V, as they can be found at Route 13 and Outside Giant Chasm in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.
Tangrowth can be found at Sealed Ruins B1-B8 & IB1-B6 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Tangrowth is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Mountain B15-B24 and Legendary Wetland on the following floors: 26, 30, 34-36, 39-41, 43 and 45.
Tangrowth appear in the Ranger School in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but the Field Assist Break Lv. 2 is required to find it, and it is also the first Boss Pokémon of the game. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Tangrowth appears in the 3F Observation Room on the Right within the Oblivia Region Sky Fortress in the Present, and in the Forest Temple mission "A Pokémon Forest in the Way" in the past by finishing the mission with an S Rank.
Tangrowth appear at Soothing Shore Treetops 2-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
Trading Card Game
Tangrowth is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Call of Legends set; and as a Rare Card in the Great Encounters, Stormfront, Arceus and Boundaries Crossed sets. Tangrowth is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Arceus set as well, but this Tangrowth is a Lv. X Card.
A Wild Tangrowth appears in the episode Promoting Healthy Tangrowth, which was using an Energy-Draining move to try and restore a very large tree in that particular forest. After draining the energy of a Pokémon, it would leave a Berry for said Pokémon; smaller Pokémon would receive an Oran Berry whilst larger Pokémon would be given a Sitrus Berry.
Tangrowth's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Tangrowth is a part of the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Thanks to its good overall longevity and typing, it can check numerous big threats in the tier, such as Keldeo, Azumarill, and Landorus-T. Tangrowth's Ground resistance sets it apart from Mega Venusaur and Amoonguss as it can check Ground-types like Excadrill a lot more effectively. A physically defensive set takes advantage of Tangrowth's great physical bulk and allows for it to reliably check some of the tier's most threatening Pokémon, such as Mega Metagross, Excadrill, and Mega Lopunny. Another solid Tangrowth set is its Assault Vest set that with maximum investment in Special Defense can make for a great pivot Pokémon thanks to Regenerator while having excellent mixed bulk. Tangrowth's ability to wear down foes with Giga Drain and Knock Off while sustaining great longevity and having the ability to incapacitate a Pokémon with Sleep Powder can make it an extreme nuisance to deal with. However, Tangrowth is held back by its common weaknesses to Ice, Fire, and Flying attacks, all of which are prominent in the tier. It faces big competition from Amoonguss and Mega Venusaur, with Amoonguss having access to Spore and Mega Venusaur having Thick Fat. Tangrowth also lacks great offensive power due to having to invest heavily in Special Defense, as many of its attacks have low base power or have unwanted effects like Leaf Storm's big Special Attack drop.
Black 2/White 2
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
NOTE: The only way for a Tangrowth to know any of the moves in this subsection is for a Tangela to learn these moves in the Third Generation prior to transferring it to a Fourth Generation game, then transferring it to a Fifth Generation game and evolving.
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
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