Tangela (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Chansey #113: Chansey
Pokémon
#115: Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Tangela
Vine Pokémon
モンジャラ
Monjara
#114
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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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg
Tangela
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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
0
Atk
1
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
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body07.png
Footprint
F114.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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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 a Pokémon covered by blue, seaweed-like vines that obscure its face. There is a small opening in the vines that reveals its eyes surrounded by a black space. The vines give Tangela a round shape, but it is unknown what it looks like without them. Its vines are covered in fine hair and are always growing. If damaged or lost, replacements are grown. There is a pair of red boot-like feet poking out from under the vines, 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 causing a tickling sensation if ensnared. Tangela's vines will snap off easily and painlessly if the target pulls on them, so it can quickly escape. The vines of Tangela are said to have a distinct scent. In Galar, its vines are used as herbs. Tangela can usually be found in temperate grasslands.

In the anime

 
Tangela in the anime

Major appearances

In Pokémon Scent-sation!, Erika used a Tangela during her Gym battle against Ash. It is a strong Pokémon that manages to use its vines and Stun Spore in order to incapacitate the opponent. During the battle, it managed to take out Bulbasaur by using this combination. Erika then recalled Tangela when Ash sent out his Charmander. A second Tangela was seen in Celadon Gym. 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.

In Gulpin it Down, Officer Jenny used a Tangela during an effort to stop the massive army of Gulpin that was encroaching the town.

Minor appearances

A Tangela appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

In Princess vs. Princess, a Tangela battled Brock's Vulpix during the Queen of the Princess Festival.

In It's Mr. Mime Time, Stella used a Tangela for her circus.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Tangela was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Friends to the End, a Trainer's Tangela attended the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In The Power of One, a Tangela sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Tangela appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Tangela participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In The Grass Route, a Trainer's Tangela competed in the Grass Tournament.

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

In Throwing in the Noctowl, a Tangela lived at Wings Alexander's barn.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, multiple Tangela protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells.

In A Hurdle for Squirtle, a Coordinator's Tangela competed 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.

In Alola, Kanto!, four wild Tangela were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Two Tangela got tied up into each other's vines in Sleuths for Truth!.

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

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Tangela appeared in Tangela's Secret.

Pokémon Adventures

Multiple 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.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Tangela appeared in GDZ26.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Tangela appeared in Big Struggle with the Powerful Opponent Venusaur!!.

A Tangela appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match.

Professor Oak owns a Tangela, which debuted in Save the Pokémon Zoo!!.

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

A Tangela was one of the Pokémon Lunick captures in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode One. Lunick used Tangela's vines to rescue a girl from a burning building.

Pokémon Zensho

A Tangela appeared in PZ05.

In the TCG

Main article: Tangela (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#114
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 Johto
#179
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#114
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 Sinnoh
Pt: #181
Johto
#182
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 Unova
B2W2: #217
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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 Alola
#—
Kanto
#114
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
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
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #080
Sword Hidden beneath a tangle of vines that grows nonstop even if the vines are torn off, this Pokémon's true appearance remains a mystery.
Shield The vines of a Tangela have a distinct scent. In some parts of Galar, Tangela vines are used as herbs.


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, breed event Tangrowth
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
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: 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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Pinsir Sea, Celebi Sea, Garchomp Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Celebi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal


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

Tangela is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.2.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
044 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
088 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1616 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
2020 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
2424 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2828 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3232 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3636 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
4040 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4444 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4848 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
5252 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
5656 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 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/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
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
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM88  TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass 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
TR72  TR72 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM09  TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
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
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33  TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 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
TM53  TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
    Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
      Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
    Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
      
      
      
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
       Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
   Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tangela 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 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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
      
 
Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5
      
      
      
   
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
      
      
      
      
  
Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
      
   
Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
    Power Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
      Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tangela 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 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Constrict × Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Morning Sun Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Wake-Up Slap × Fighting Physical 07070 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Worry Seed Grass Status 0000 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Wring Out × Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5
  • 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 Tangela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangela
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for 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-069
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 Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 60
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
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  Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 183 Base Defense: 169
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   100 +  
Fast Attacks: Vine Whip, Infestation*
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot*, Sludge Bomb, Solar Beam, Power Whip

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
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Trivia

Origin

Due to the mystery around Tangela's appearance under its vines, it may be based on the swamp monster from the short story "It!" by Theodore Sturgeon. In addition, it may also be inspired by the Sargassum seaweed monsters written by the English writer William Hope Hodgson, which inspired monsters in Japanese pop culture.

It may also be based on Selaginella lepidophylla, a plant that forms tumbleweeds; and Medusa, a gorgon of Greek mythology. In addition, it may be based on a Green Man, a motif represented as a face surrounded by leaves and vines.

Its Pokédex entries state that its vines will be entangled with its surroundings. This may be a reference to 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.

Name origin

Tangela may be a combination of tangle and -ella (A common suffix used in botany).

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
  Cantonese Chinese 長藤怪 Chèuhngtàhnggwaai Literally "Long vine freak"
  Mandarin Chinese 蔓藤怪 Mànténgguài Literally "Vine freak"


External links

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