|#465|| Chlorophyll/Leaf Guard|
|6′7″ (2m)||283.5 lbs. (128.6kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|RU||2 Defense Points|
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.
 Gender Differences
The male Tangrowth has red tipped fingers while the female's fingers are completely red.
 Game Information
 Original Games
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.
 Spin-Off Games
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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Tangrowth is a part of the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. Thanks to Regenerator, great physical bulk, and some decent resistances, Tangrowth is among the tier's best pivots. Tangrowth is capable of handling numerous Pokémon in the tier such as Jellicent, Flygon, Mega Steelix, Rhyperior, and Alomomola. Tangrowth's focus on its special attacking side also prevents it from being hindered too badly by Scald burns. The best Tangrowth set is its offensive pivot set with either a Life Orb or Choice Specs that hits hard with STAB Leaf Storm while having sufficient coverage in Focus Blast and Sludge Bomb to hit potential switch-ins hard or to incapacitate foes with Sleep Powder. Tangrowth can also run an Assault Vest set to patch up its mediocre special bulk which acts as a good offensive pivot with more bulk than the offensive set. Lastly, Tangrowth can opt for a defensive set that takes advantage of Tangrowth's high HP and defense stats and uses some great utility moves like Knock Off, Sleep Powder, or Stun Spore. However, Tangrowth is far from flawless, as its pitiful Special Defense without an Assault Vest leads to it not taking even resisted special attacks very well. It is also a bit on the slow side and has common weaknesses to Fire and Ice attacks.
Tangrowth is usable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. Tangrowth is capable of consistently checking some big threats in the tier, such as Feraligatr, Mega Swampert, and Krookodile, thanks to its typing, physical bulk, and Regenerator. Tangrowth also has access to some great utility moves like Leech Seed and Sleep Powder and can even opt for a more offensive approach thanks to its relatively high 110 base Special Attack. However, Tangrowth's slow Speed and bad Special Defense are its downfalls in the UU tier, as it can be overwhelmed by many specific threats. Tangrowth also faces competition from other defensive Grass-types like Chesnaught and Amoonguss, both of which have specific advantages over Tangrowth.
Tangrowth is also viable in 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.
 Area Location
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Black 2/White 2
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 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 TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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