Tangela (Pokémon)

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Tangela
Vine Pokémon
モンジャラ
Monjara
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Tangela



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Leaf Guard Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Tangela
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Weight
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
166
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
87
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Tangela
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HP
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Atk
1
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tangela (Japanese: モンジャラ Monjara) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Tangrowth when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.

Biology

Tangela is covered with thick blue vines that obscure its face so only its eyes can be seen. These vines are covered in fine hair, and they give it a round shape. It is unknown what it looks like without them. The vines are always growing, and can be replaced if lost or damaged. It has a pair of red boot-like feet, but no visible arms.

Tangela can ensnare and entangle anything that moves too close to it with its vines. The vines constantly jiggle and sway, unnerving enemies and deterring herbivores that might mistake Tangela for a shrub. Tangela's vines will snap off easily and painlessly if the target pulls on them, suggesting that the ensnaring is intended to scare off potential predators. Tangela can usually be found in grassy plains.

In the anime

 
Tangela in the anime

Major appearances

Erika used a Tangela during Ash's Gym battle against her in Pokémon Scent-sation!. It is a strong Pokémon that manages to use its vines and Stun Spore in order to incapacitate the opponent. In its battle against Ash, it managed to take out Bulbasaur by using this combination. Erika then recalled Tangela when Ash sent out his Charmander. Erika's Tangela also appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in an alternate continuity of the main series; it was seen battling Pikachu but was defeated.

An Officer Jenny owned a Tangela in Gulpin it Down. Tangela was used in addition to her Meganium and Parasect, to try to stop the massive army of Gulpin that was rioting around the town.

Minor appearances

A Tangela appeared in Pokémon Scent-sation! as one of the Pokémon in Celadon Gym, separate from the one Erika kept as one of her battling Pokémon.

A Tangela appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

A Tangela appeared in Princess vs. Princess, where it was battling Brock's Vulpix during the Queen of the Princess Festival.

A Tangela appeared in It's Mr. Mime Time as one of the Pokémon in Stella's circus.

A Tangela appeared in Pikachu's Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Trainer's Tangela appeared in Friends to the End during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

A Tangela appeared in The Power of One.

A wild Tangela appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Tangela appeared in Beauty and the Breeder, under the ownership of a Pokémon Breeder participating in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Trainer's Tangela appeared in The Grass Route, where it was seen competing in the Grass Tournament.

A Tangela appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

A Tangela appeared in Throwing in the Noctowl as one of the Pokémon seen living at Wings Alexander's barn.

Multiple Tangela appeared in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, where they protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

A Coordinator's Tangela appeared in A Hurdle for Squirtle, where it was seen competing in the Saffron City Pokémon Contest.

A Tangela appeared in From Cradle to Save, under the ownership of a student at the Pokémon Ninja School.

Four wild Tangela appeared in Alola, Kanto!, where they were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP026 Tangela Ash's Pokédex Tangela, a Vine Pokémon. Its body is wrapped in vines. The rest of its form is hidden beneath these vines.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tangela debuted in Sigh for Psyduck as corpses used by Koga's Gastly.

A Tangela appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Tangela physically debuted in Blame it on Eevee. Like her counterparts in other media, Erika of Pokémon Adventures has a Tangela in her arsenal. This Tangela goes by the nickname of Angela in the English translations, or Mon-chan in Japanese.

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Tangela appeared as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explains that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

A Tangela appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Tangela appeared in The Final Battle VI, under the ownership of the Battle Factory. It was stolen alongside a Hypno.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

Tangela is one of the Pokémon Lunick captures in the adaptation of Pokémon Ranger. Lunick uses Tangela's vines to rescue a girl from a burning building.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Tangela took part in a baseball match in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

In the TCG

Main article: Tangela (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. Its vines shake as it walks.
Blue
Yellow Its identity is obscured by masses of thick, blue vines. The vines are said to never stop growing.
Stadium Its identity is obscured by countless blue vines that are similar to seaweed. Will become entangled with anything.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 The vines that cloak its entire body are always jiggling. They effectively unnerve its foes.
Generation 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
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.
Generation IV
Diamond It is shrouded by blue vines. No one has seen the face hidden behind this growth of vines.
Pearl
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.
Generation V
Black The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.
White
Black 2 Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.
White 2
Generation 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 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII
Let's Go Pikachu Its identity is obscured by masses of thick blue vines. The vines are said to never stop growing.
Let's Go Eevee


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Route 21
Trade Venonat at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
Route 21
Yellow
Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 21, 28, and 44, Mt. Silver
Crystal
Routes 21, 28, and 44, Mt. Silver
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Route 21, Treasure Beach
Trade Venonat at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 21, 28, and 44, Mt. Silver
Routes 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, Fuchsia City (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Big Forest
Generation V
Black White
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Route 13 (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Grass)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Forest (north of Lilycove City, east of Mossdeep City, west of Route 114, north of Route 124), Mirage Island (west of Dewford Town), Mirage Mountain (north of Route 125)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 21


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Cinnabar Island
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 13, Endless Level 43, Forever Level 2, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Lapis Cave (9F-12F), Joyous Tower (47F-50F)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel, Waterworks, Jungle Relic, Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
Ranch
Hayley's trades
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode A & S, Advanced Mode C & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore (post-ending)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land, Wonder Area: Go Big or Go Home!,
Unidentified Flying Objects, Chill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 178
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Mineral Crust Hollow (All Areas)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Synthesis Tangela English United States 5 November 1 to 7, 2002;
January 3 to 9, 2003

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Pokémon XD   Miracle Seed (100%)
Ranch   Coba Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
435
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 100.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
011 Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100100% 35
055 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
1010 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1515 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
1717 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
2222 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2727 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2929 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
3434 Mega Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3939 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
4444 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4949 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
5454 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangela
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM07  TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM08  TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM09  TM09 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM12  TM12 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM27  TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM45  TM45 Solar Beam Grass Special 200200 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM52  TM52 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM53  TM53 Mega Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangela
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
011 Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100100% 35
044 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
077 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
1010 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
1414 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1717 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2020 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2323 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2727 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3030 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
3333 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3636 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3838 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
4141 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4444 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4646 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
4848 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 —% 10
5050 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangela
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10  TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21  TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27  TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33  TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM36  TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48  TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM53  TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88  TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96  TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
XTM100  TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangela
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
       Amnesia* Psychic Status —% 20
    Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
   Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
     Flail* Normal Physical 100% 15
      
      
      
      
  
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
      
      
 
Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5
      
      
      
      
   
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
      
      
      
      
      
Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
      
      
 
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
      Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
   Power Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
      
 
Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
  Wake-Up Slap*USUM Fighting Physical 70 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tangela in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Tangela in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangela
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
S M US UM Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
S M US UM Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
S M US UM Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
S M US UM Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
S M US UM Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
S M US UM Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
S M US UM Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tangela can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tangela cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangela
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Kick Tangela (Aquapolis 112)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.4%
Friend Area: Jungle
Phrases
51%-100% HP Careful. You don't want to get tangled up in my vines.
26%-50% HP I don't like this! I'm already down to half health!
1%-25% HP I'm faltering... You have to help me...
Level up Oh, yes, yes! I've gotten my level!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:  
Grass
Field move:  
(Cross ×1)
Loops: 2 Min. exp.: 30 Max. exp.: 70
Browser entry R-000
Tangela can extend its vine and lasso a Post to cross a gap.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#224
 

Stabilize
Sometimes erases one of the foe's disruptions on the board.
Skill Swapper: Constrict
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 130 Base Attack: 183 Base Defense: 205
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   100 +   1
Fast Attacks: Vine Whip, Infestation*
Charged Attacks: Power Whip*, Grass Knot*, Sludge Bomb, Solar Beam

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Tangela
 Grass 
 
Level up
knowing Ancient Power
 
First evolution
Tangrowth
 Grass 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
  For other sprites and images, please see Tangela images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Tangela is likely based on Medusa, a gorgon of Greek mythology, who had a head of snakes and turned any creature that saw her into stone. The tentacles on Tangela, however, are vines. Its Crystal sprite shows it curling into a ball, meaning it may also have design elements from tumbleweed or bird-cage plants. It may also be based on a Green Man, a motif that is represented as a face surrounded by leaves and vines.

Name origin

Tangela may be a combination of tangle and Medusa (referring to its vines resembling a snake hairstyle like Medusa's).

Monjara may be based on もじゃもじゃ mojamoja (shaggy or unkempt) or 毛むくじゃら kemukujara (hairy or densely covered in thick hair). It may also include monster.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese モンジャラ Monjara From もじゃもじゃ mojamoja and monster
  French Saquedeneu From sac de noeuds
  Spanish Tangela Same as English name
  German Tangela Same as English name
  Italian Tangela Same as English name
  Korean 덩쿠리 Deongkuri From 덩굴 Deonggul or 넝쿨 Neongkul
  Mandarin Chinese 蔓藤怪 Mànténgguài Literally "Vine freak"
  Cantonese Chinese 長藤怪 Chèuhngtàhnggwaai Literally "Long vine freak"


Notes


External links

  #113: Chansey
Pokémon
#115: Kangaskhan  


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