Fomantis (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Araquanid #752: Araquanid
Pokémon
#754: Lurantis Lurantis
Fomantis
Sickle Grass Pokémon
カリキリ
Karikiri
#753
Fomantis



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Leaf Guard Cacophony
Cacophony
Contrary
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
3.3 lbs. 1.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
50
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

Fomantis (Japanese: カリキリ Karikiri) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves into Lurantis when leveled up in the day starting at level 34.

Biology

Fomantis is a small, plantlike Pokémon. It has large, dark pink eyes with slightly darker pupils. Bunches of light green leaves surround its head, and a particularly large tuft in front slightly overhangs its face. A small, dark green bulb sprouts from the center of its head, which emits a pleasant aroma. Around its neck is a collar of short, dark green leaves. Extending from its collar are four lighter green leaves with white tips: two in the front and two in the back. In the front, these leaves act as scythe-like arms. Its main body is pale pink with a thick, dark pink stripe down the front and back. It has a stubby tail and two short legs.

In order to achieve evolution, Fomantis stores up energy gathered by photosynthesis. It is nocturnal, so during the day, it spreads its leaves wide to catch the sunlight. During the night, it spends its time searching for a new spot to sleep for the next day. It will not stay in the same spot for more than a day due to the danger involved. If anything bothers it while it is gathering sunlight, Fomantis will fiercely attack it. When regularly exposed to sunlight, it grows up with vivid coloration. Though it excels at long-range attacks, it will rarely use those that require it to use its stored photosynthetic energy.[1] Fomantis can give off a sweet and refreshing scent. Bug Pokémon like Cutiefly are known to gather near it due to its scent.

In the anime

 
Fomantis in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Fomantis debuted in Currying Favor and Flavor!. Ash and Mallow encountered a group of sleeping Fomantis whilst searching for a Mago Berry.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Fomantis appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM035 Fomantis Rotom Pokédex Fomantis, the Sickle Grass Pokémon. A Grass type. Fomantis sleep with their leaves spread to gather sunlight for photosynthesis.

In the TCG

Main article: Fomantis (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #143
Alola
USUM: #176
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun During the day, it sleeps and soaks up light. When night falls, it walks around looking for a safer place to sleep.
Moon They give off a sweet and refreshing scent. Cutiefly often gather near the tall grass where Fomantis are hiding.
Ultra Sun When the sun rises, Fomantis spreads its four leaves and bathes in the sunlight. The tip of its head has a pleasant aroma.
Ultra Moon It loves the sunshine. When it basks in the sunlight regularly, it grows up with vivid coloration.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #017
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword When bathed in sunlight, this Pokémon emits a pleasantly sweet scent, which causes bug Pokémon to gather around it.
Shield During the day, Fomantis basks in sunlight and sleeps peacefully. It wakes and moves around at night.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 5, Lush Jungle
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 5, Lush Jungle
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Beach, Forest of Focus, Training Lowlands
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#7)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon   Miracle Seed (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Miracle Seed (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
250
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
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

Fomantis is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.2.0+.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
055 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1010 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 05555 09595% 25
2020 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2525 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3030 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
3535 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
4040 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
4545 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
5050 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Fomantis
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Fomantis

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM10  TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR18  TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR50  TR50 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR71  TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Fomantis
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Fomantis

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
       Aromatherapy Grass Status —% 5
    Defog* Flying Status —% 15
      
    
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Fomantis 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 Fomantis in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Fomantis
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Fomantis

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Fomantis
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Fomantis
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 090}}90% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Fomantis
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Fomantis
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 30 - 85   5

#717
 

Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
80px Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 65 Base Defense: 43 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 100 Base Defense: 26
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50 +  
Fast Attacks: Fury Cutter, Razor Leaf
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Grass Knot, Leaf Blade

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Fomantis
 Grass 
 
Level 34
in the day
 
First evolution
Lurantis
 Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Fomantis images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Fomantis may be based on the orchid flower along with the orchid mantis, reversing the mimetic relationship between those two organisms.

Name origin

Fomantis may be a combination of faux (French for both false and scythe) and mantis.

Karikiri may be a combination of 仮 kari (pseudo-), 刈 kari (prune; trim), and 螳螂 kamakiri (praying mantis).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese カリキリ Karikiri From kari, kari, and 螳螂 kamakiri
  French Mimantis From mimétisme and mantis
  Spanish Fomantis Same as English name
  German Imantis From imitieren and Mantis
  Italian Fomantis Same as English name
  Korean 짜랑랑 Jjarangnang From 가짜 gajja and 랑 (螂) rang
  Mandarin Chinese 偽螳草 / 伪螳草 Wèitángcǎo / Wěitángcǎo From 偽 / 伪 wèi / wěi, 螳螂 tángláng, and cǎo
  Cantonese Chinese 偽螳草 Ngaihtòhngchóu From ngaih, 螳螂 tòhnglòhng , and chóu


Notes

External links

  #752: Araquanid
Pokémon
#754: Lurantis  
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