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Tangrowth (Pokémon)

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Tangrowth
Vine Pokémon
モジャンボ
Mojumbo
#465
Tangrowth



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
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Tangrowth
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Weight
283.5 lbs. 128.6 kg
Tangrowth
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
211
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
187
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Tangrowth
0
HP
0
Atk
2
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
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F465.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tangrowth (Japanese: モジャンボ Mojumbo) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Tangela when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.

Contents

Biology

Tangrowth is a large Pokémon with a black body wrapped in a large mass of blue vines. The vines are used to entangle foes and prey. A pair of saucer-like eyes peeks out from beneath the tangled mess of vines. However, these eyes may be hidden in warm seasons due to how profusely the vines grow. Its stubby black feet are tipped with red. Tangrowth has a pair of blue boneless arms that have three fingers. The arms are made form bundles of vines. These fingers are completely red on a female Tangrowth, while they have red tips on a male.

Tangrowth is unfazed if one of its arms is broken off, as it will easily grow back. It will also rip apart vines off its body should they have grown too long. It hunts by disguising itself as a shrub, then grabbing prey with its vines. It can extend its arms as much as it wants. Predators like to eat Tangrowth's vines. When the climate is warm, its vine growth is accelerated. Tangrowth is very rare in the wild, though it can be found in temperate grasslands.

In the anime

Tangrowth in the anime

Major appearances

Tangrowth made its main series debut in Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!, where it was trying to save a dying tree that was a key part of the forest. With the help of Ash and his friends, it was able to save the tree.

A Tangrowth appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, under the ownership of Tammy; it helps her at her flower shop. Tangrowth later worked alongside Joe's Mightyena to stop Zorua from escaping when they spotted it.

Minor appearances

Tangrowth debuted in The Rise of Darkrai.

A Tangrowth briefly appeared in Working on a Right Move!, under the ownership of a Trainer competing in the Lily of the Valley Conference. It was shown defeating another Trainer's Hippowdon.

A Tangrowth appeared in Mewtwo's flashback in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP134 Tangrowth Dawn's Pokédex Tangrowth, the Vine Pokémon. Tangrowth captures its prey by extending its arms, which are made of vines.

In the manga

Tangrowth in Pokémon Adventures

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

Hiori has a Tangrowth, which debuted in Challenge From A Rival. Its vines can be used as ropes to lower Hiori and others down from roofs. It can also use Sleep Powder to help Hiori get by guards.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Getting Past Gastrodon, Jupiter attacked Platinum, Candice, and Maylene using her Tangrowth, Sableye, and Gastrodon when they arrived in Lake Acuity. Most notably, it faced off against Candice's Abomasnow, and was able to overpower and defeat it using a Fire-typed Natural Gift. In subsequent appearances, Jupiter's Tangrowth used only Natural Gift, and its strategy was easily worked around.

A Tangrowth liberated by Team Plasma appeared in PS547 as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

A Tangrowth appeared in A Novel Test!!, under the ownership of Jupiter.

In the TCG

Main article: Tangrowth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #182
Johto
#183
Diamond It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.
Pearl
Platinum Its arms are made of plants that bind themselves to things. They grow back right away if cut.
HeartGold When it remains still, it appears to be a large shrub. Unsuspecting prey that wander near get ensnared by its vines.
SoulSilver Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can't even see its eyes.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #218
Black Its arms are made of plants that bind themselves to things. They grow back right away if cut.
White
Black 2 Even if one of its arms is eaten, it's fine. The Pokémon regenerates quickly and will go right back to normal.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.
Y Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can't even see its eyes.
Omega Ruby It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.
Alpha Sapphire Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can't even see its eyes.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #081
Sword Tangrowth has two arms that it can extend as it pleases. Recent research has shown that these arms are, in fact, bundles of vines.
Shield Vine growth is accelerated for Tangrowth living in warm climates. If the vines grow long, Tangrowth shortens them by tearing parts of them off.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade, Event
Platinum
Evolve Tangela
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Tangela
Generation V
Black White
Route 13, Giant Chasm (rustling grass)
Black 2 White 2
Route 13, Giant Chasm (rustling grass)
Trade Mantine in Humilau City
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Tangela
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tangela
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
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Sky Fortress, Forest Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Go Big or Go Home!, Chill Battle: Garden Keepers
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 199
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Mineral Crust Hollow (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Pikachu Cafe Tangrowth Korean South Korea 50 October 3, 2008

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Petaya Berry Petaya Berry (100%)

In-game trades

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2 Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
535
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

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

By leveling up
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
011 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 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 —% 20
5656 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - 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
TM12Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
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
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
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM50Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM88Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR59Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR71Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR72Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR72 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ExeggcuteExeggutorExeggutor Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
CottoneeWhimsicottGrookeyThwackeyRillaboom Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
LotadLombreLudicoloBounsweetSteeneeTsareena Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurRoseliaRoseradeCherubi
CherrimCottoneeWhimsicottPetililLilligantMaractus
PhantumpTrevenantFlappleAppletun
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleafShiftry Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
FoongusAmoonguss Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tangrowth 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 Tangrowth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - 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 Tangrowth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tangrowth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 465.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry R-036
It launches a poison powder to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-289/N-053
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW465.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Tangrowth is the Attraction Chief of Tangrowth's Swing Along, which you'll find in the garden at the Haunted Zone.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT465.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#225
Shuffle465.png

Cloud Clear
Clears away one black-cloud disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Sleep Combo
Pokémon GO
GO465.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 207 Base Defense: 184
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Vine Whip, Infestation
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Sludge Bomb, Solar Beam, Power Whip*, Rock Slide*

Evolution

114Tangela.png
Unevolved
Tangela
 Grass 
TM Rock VI
Level up
knowing Ancient Power
465Tangrowth.png
First evolution
Tangrowth
 Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
465MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tangrowth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Due to the mystery around Tangela's appearance under the vines, Tangrowth may be based on the swamp monster from the short story "It!" by Theodore Sturgeon, that is ultimately revealed to have formed around a human skeleton. It may also be based on a 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 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

Tangrowth is a combination of tangle and growth.

Mojumbo is a combination of もじゃもじゃ mojamoja (shaggy or unkempt) and jumbo (referring to its size).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モジャンボ Mojumbo From もじゃもじゃ mojamoja and jumbo
France Flag.png French Bouldeneu From boule de nœuds
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tangrowth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tangoloss From Tangela or Tang and Koloss
Italy Flag.png Italian Tangrowth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 덩쿠림보 Deongkurimbo From 덩굴 deong'gul, 넝쿨 neong'kul, 림 (森) rim, and jumbo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 巨蔓藤 Geuihmaahntàhng Same as Mandarin name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 巨蔓藤 Jùmànténg From and 蔓藤 mànténg


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