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Tangrowth (Pokémon)

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Origin
===Origin===
Due to the mystery around Tangela's appearance under the {{wp|vines}}, Tangrowth may be based on the {{wp|swamp monster}} from the short story "{{wp|It! (short story)|It!}}" by {{wp|Theodore Sturgeon}}, that is ultimately revealed to have formed around a human skeleton. It may also be based on a {{wp|Green Man}}, a motif that is represented as a face surrounded by leaves and vines.
 
Its [[Pokédex]] entries state that its vines will bind and ensnare its surroundings. This may be a reference to {{wp|thigmotropism}}, a biological reaction plants have towards contact that encourages them to coil around objects they touch as they grow, allowing stability in their stems and branches.
 
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