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Amoonguss
Mushroom Pokémon
モロバレル
Morobareru
#591
Amoonguss



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Effect Spore Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Amoonguss
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
23.1 lbs. 10.5 kg
Amoonguss
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
162
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Amoonguss
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F591.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Amoonguss (Japanese: モロバレル Morobareru) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Foongus starting at level 39.

Contents

Biology

Amoonguss is a mushroom-like Pokémon with a large, light-colored Poké Ball designed cap with warts. It also has a huge, gray, stem-like body; fierce-looking eyes; and a large, pink mouth. Amoonguss wields two Poké Ball-like shields. It uses the Poké Ball-like patterns on its arms to lure in prey, though it doesn't work too well in most cases. It also blows poisonous spores at its opponents. These spores can grow into mushrooms on wherever they landed if they are not washed off quickly. Amoonguss rarely moves, preferring to stand near any dropped Poké Balls. Amoonguss is a carnivore, which can be found mainly in long grass as only their mushroom cap head protrudes from it, generally close to water.

In the anime

In the main series

Amoonguss in the anime

Major appearances

James's Amoonguss

James's Amoonguss debuted in New Places... Familiar Faces!. He eventually had to give Amoonguss up to Giovanni as a sign that they accomplished something in Unova.

Other

Multiple Amoonguss debuted in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!. Two of them attempted to attack Pikachu, but Pikachu was rescued by Robert. They then later attempted to attack a Deerling with Poison Powder, but Robert took the hit instead.

Three Amoonguss appeared in Unrest at the Nursery! as antagonists of the episode. They attacked a Vullaby when it accidentally kicked a rock into one of their own.

Multiple Amoonguss appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! as test specimens of Colress. They attacked Ash and his friends, but were subdued by Pikachu's Thunderbolt and taken to the Floccesy Town Pokémon Center to be treated.

An Amoonguss appeared in Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, when its rest was disturbed by Bonnie and Pikachu. Angry at having its sleep disturbed, it used Spore on them. Later on, this process was repeated with Ash and his other friends.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Amoonguss appeared in Lost at the League!, where it was seen being defeated by Cameron's Ferrothorn during the Vertress Conference.

A Trainer's Amoonguss appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! as one of the cruise ship passengers. It was seen competing in the Marine Cup Tournament but was soon defeated after being frozen.

An Amoonguss appeared in a fantasy or a flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.

An Amoonguss appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

A Trainer's Amoonguss appeared in a flashback in Valuable Experience for All!, where it was defeated by Astrid's Mega Absol in the Lumiose Conference.

Two Amoonguss appeared during a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.

An Amoonguss will appear in M23.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW054 Amoonguss Ash's Pokédex Amoonguss, the Mushroom Pokémon and the evolved form of Foongus. By swinging its Poké Ball-like arms while dancing, Amoonguss is able to lure its prey.

In Pokémon Generations

Multiple Amoonguss appeared in The Uprising, under the ownership of some Team Plasma Grunts. They were used to battle Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

In the manga

Amoonguss in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

An Amoonguss appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Bronius owns an Amoonguss. In Big City Battles, he used him to put Bianca to sleep with Spore. He had a battle with Black's Pignite, Nite, and lost due to the type disadvantage. Amoonguss reappeared in Homecoming.

A Trainer's Amoonguss appeared in PS547.

An Amoonguss appeared in Charizard Transforms as a resident of the Pokémon Village.

An Amoonguss appeared in a flashback in Yveltal Steals.

Two Amoonguss appeared in Zygarde Agitated, under the ownership of Team Flare Grunts.

An Amoonguss appeared in Xerneas Gives.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

An Amoonguss appeared in TA43.

In the TCG

Main article: Amoonguss (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #097
Unova
B2W2: #162
Black It lures prey close by dancing and waving its arm caps, which resemble Poké Balls, in a swaying motion.
White They show off their Poké Ball caps to lure prey, but very few Pokémon are fooled by this.
Black 2 It moves the caps on both arms and does a dance to lure prey. It prefers damp places.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #054
Hoenn
#—
X They show off their Poké Ball caps to lure prey, but very few Pokémon are fooled by this.
Y It lures prey close by dancing and waving its arm caps, which resemble Poké Balls, in a swaying motion.
Omega Ruby They show off their Poké Ball caps to lure prey, but very few Pokémon are fooled by this.
Alpha Sapphire It lures prey close by dancing and waving its arm caps, which resemble Poké Balls, in a swaying motion.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #078
Sword This Pokémon puffs poisonous spores at its foes. If the spores aren't washed off quickly, they'll grow into mushrooms wherever they land.
Shield Amoonguss generally doesn't move as much. It tends to stand still near Poké Balls that have been dropped on the ground.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Route 10 (both in dark grass and as fake items)
Route 11 (both in tall grass and as fake items)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 11, 22, and 23 (both in tall grass and as fake items)
Route 22, Abundant Shrine*, and Pinwheel Forest* (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 20, Pokémon Village
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Foongus
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus (Wanderer)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope, Firebreathing Mountain
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
MD GTI
Ochre Quarry (1F-13F), Withered Savanna (1F-17F), Windy Shoreline (1F-11F), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Tu
Shuffle
Event: Amoonguss Appears
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Fluffy Meadow (Center Boss, Back)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Baik Jongyoon's Amoonguss Korean online 50Shiny August 9 to 20, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
BalmMushroom BalmMushroom (1%)
Black 2 White 2 TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
BalmMushroom BalmMushroom (1%)
X Y Tiny Mushroom Tiny Mushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
Events* Focus Sash Focus Sash (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
114
174 - 221 338 - 432
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
464
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 20
011 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1616 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
2020 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 —% 15
2424 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3232 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
3636 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4242 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
4848 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
5454 Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Amoonguss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Amoonguss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM88Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR59Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR96Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR96 Pollen Puff Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Amoonguss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Amoonguss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Cherubi Defense Curl* Normal Status —% 40
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplume
TangelaBellossomTangrowthCottoneeWhimsicott
Poison Powder Poison Status 75% 35
SeedotNuzleafShiftry Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutor
RoseliaRoseradeCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Amoonguss in Generation VIII
  • 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 Amoonguss in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Amoonguss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Amoonguss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Amoonguss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Amoonguss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Amoonguss
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Amoonguss
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2591.png Strong: Tepig icon.png Weak: Pikachu icon.pngOshawott icon.pngSnivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He wants to be disguised and surprise everyone. He has tried many disguises, but he can't choose one.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT591.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#673
Shuffle591.png

Paralysis Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO591.png Base Stamina: 249 Base Attack: 155 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Feint Attack
Charged Attacks: Foul Play, Sludge Bomb, Grass Knot

Evolution

590Foongus.png
Unevolved
Foongus
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 39
591Amoonguss.png
First evolution
Amoonguss
 Grass  Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 591.png Spr b 5b 591.png Spr 5b 591.png Spr b 5b 591.png
Spr 5b 591 s.png Spr b 5b 591 s.png Spr 5b 591 s.png Spr b 5b 591 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 591.png Spr b 6x 591.png Spr 6x 591.png Spr b 6x 591.png
Spr 6x 591 s.png Spr b 6x 591 s.png Spr 6x 591 s.png Spr b 6x 591 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 591.png Spr b 7s 591.png Spr 7s 591.png Spr b 7s 591.png
Spr 7s 591 s.png Spr b 7s 591 s.png Spr 7s 591 s.png Spr b 7s 591 s.png
Front Back Front Back
591MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Amoonguss images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Due to the fact that its Pokedex entries imply it preys on humans, Amoonguss appears to be based on the mushroom monsters from The Voice in the Night, a short story by the English writer William Hope Hodgson that inspired a famous Japanese cult film. Its appearance may draw inspiration from Amanita muscaria or mushrooms of the Agaricus genus.

Like Voltorb and its evolved form, the idea of them being mistaken for the standard Item Balls is similar to a mimic, a monster archetype commonly found in RPGs.

Name origin

Amoonguss may be a combination of amanita (a genus of mushroom) and fungus or humongous (huge). Together with its pre-evolution, their names are a corruption of the phrase, "Fungus among us."

Morobareru is a combination of もろに moro ni (completely) and ばれる bareru (slang for "[for a secret] to be exposed"), referring to how it no longer convincingly looks like a Poké Ball.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モロバレル Morobareru From もろ moro and ばれる bareru
France Flag.png French Gaulet From gauler and bolet
Spain Flag.png Spanish Amoonguss Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Hutsassa From Hut and Tausendsassa
Italy Flag.png Italian Amoonguss Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뽀록나 Pporokna From 뽀록나다, slang term for 들통나다
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 暴露菇 Bàolùgū​ From 暴露 bàolù and gū​


Related articles

External links


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