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Tangela (Pokémon)

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====Name origin====
Tangela may be a combination of ''tangle'' and ''{{wp|Medusa}}-ella'' (referringA tocommon itssuffix vinesused resemblingin a snake hairstyle like Medusa'sbotany).
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''.