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Foongus (Pokémon)

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Escavalier #589: Escavalier
Pokémon
#591: Amoonguss Amoonguss
Foongus
タマゲタケ Tamagetake
#590
590Foongus.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Grass Poison
Category
Mushroom Pokémon
Abilities
Effect Spore Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#096 #161
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'08"
Imperial
0.2 m
Metric
Weight
2.2 lbs.
Imperial
1.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F590.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Grass group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 59 Battle Exp.: 591*

Foongus (Japanese: タマゲタケ Tamagetake) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves into Amoonguss starting at level 39.

Biology

Physiology

Foongus is a mushroom-like Pokémon. Its cap looks quite similar to a Poké Ball, and its white, stem-like body sports stubby, digit-less arms, a large pink mouth, and pinprick-like dark eyes.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Foongus uses the Poké Ball-like pattern on its head to lure others, then releases a cloud of poisonous spores.

Behavior

Foongus moves by either hopping or turning on its side and rolling on its cap. When a Trainer attempts to catch Foongus, it releases poisonous spores as a defensive tactic.

Habitat

Foongus live in grassy areas, luring people and Pokémon with its Poké Ball patterns.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Foongus in the anime

Major appearances

Foongus made its anime debut in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, when a group of Foongus poisoned Ash and his friends's Pokémon after Ash's Scraggy used Headbutt on the Mushroom Pokémon.

A Foongus appeared in Clash of the Connoisseurs!. A girl named Marigold played with it. She hid it from her father as she was afraid he would not like it.

Minor appearances

A photo of multiple Foongus appeared in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!.

A Foongus under Bobby's care made a brief appearance The Lonely Deino!. It was being picked up by its Trainer who referred to it as his "Best Buddy".

Foongus has made cameo appearances in Lost at the Stamp Rally!, A Maractus Musical!, The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, Cilan Takes Flight!, Climbing the Tower of Success!, and Search for the Clubultimate!.

Multiple Foongus appeared in All for the Love of Meloetta!.

A Foongus appeared in Expedition to Onix Island! and Cameron's Secret Weapon!.

A Foongus appeared in BW127.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW032 Foongus Ash's Pokédex Foongus, the Mushroom Pokémon. Foongus release poisonous spores to repel anyone who tries to catch them. For unknown reasons, they resemble Poké Balls.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

File:Faitsu Foongus.png
Foongus in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Foongus is a Pokémon owned by Faitsu. She used it to defeat a Sigilyph, earning its Trainer a Pokédex.

In the TCG

Main article: Foongus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black It lures people in with its Poké Ball pattern, then releases poison spores. Why it resembles a Poké Ball is unknown.
White For some reason, this Pokémon resembles a Poké Ball. They release poison spores to repel those who try to catch them.
Black 2 It lures Pokémon with its pattern that looks just like a Poké Ball then releases poison spores.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Common Routes 6, 7, 10 (both in tall grass and as fake items)
Black 2 White 2
Unknown
Common
Routes 6 and 7 (both in tall grass and as fake items)
Routes 5, 6 and 13 (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Desolate Canyon, Forest Grotto, Mountain Pass, Inflora Forest, Breezy Meadow,
Tempting Path, Magnagate dungeons, Moonlit Forest, Rusty Mountain (Mapless Street)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumn: Volcanic Slope, Firebreathing Mountain
Field: Volcanic Slope

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
BalmMushroom BalmMushroom (1%)
Black 2 White 2 TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
BalmMushroom BalmMushroom (1%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 69
129 - 176 248 - 342
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total: 294   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
066 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
088 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1212 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
1515 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1818 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
2020 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2424 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3232 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
3535 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
3939 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 —% 15
4343 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
4545 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
5050 Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Foongus obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Foongus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Foongus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Foongus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Foongus

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropius Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
CherubiCherrim Defense Curl* Normal Status —% 40
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunflora
Endure* Normal Status —% 10
BellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelSnivyServineSerperior Gastro Acid Poison Status 100% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsprout
WeepinbellVictreebelTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunflora
SeedotNuzleafShiftryShroomishBreloomRoselia
RoseradeCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrim
CarnivineSnoverAbomasnowSnivyServineSerperior
CottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Growth Normal Status —% 40
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplume
ParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelExeggcute
ExeggutorTangelaTangrowthChikoritaBayleefMeganium
HoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishCottonee
PoisonPowder Poison Status 75% 35
FerroseedFerrothorn Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomParasParasect
BellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelExeggcuteExeggutorTangela
TangrowthHoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishBreloom
RoseliaCottonee
Stun Spore Grass Status 75% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Foongus in Generation V
  • 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 Foongus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Foongus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Foongus

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 After You Normal Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Gastro Acid Poison Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Foongus can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Foongus cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Foongus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Foongus

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2590.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
Amoonguss is a dreamer and confused him a lot. As a result, he came to think that he should stay as he is.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Foongus
Unevolved
Foongus
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 39


Amoonguss
First evolution
Amoonguss
 Grass  Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 590.png Spr 5b 590.png Spr b 5b 590.png
Spr 5b 590 s.png Spr 5b 590 s.png Spr b 5b 590 s.png
Foongus For other sprites and images, please see Foongus images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Foongus, along with its evolution, is similar to Voltorb and Electrode in that it resembles a Poké Ball.
    • However, unlike Voltorb and Electrode, it only has a Poké Ball design on it, instead of being in the shape of one.
    • Likewise, it features the whole design, complete with the circle resembling the button in the middle (contrary to Voltorb's evolution line having just the shape and general colors, and according to the Pokédex, being transformed Poké Balls themselves).
    • Foongus's Shiny form's coloration is reminiscent of that of the Master Ball. It shares this trait with its evolved form.
  • Foongus and its evolved form, Amoonguss, share their species name with Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, and Breloom. They are all known as the Mushroom Pokémon.

Origin

It appears to be based on amanita muscaria or mushrooms of the agaricus genus, due to it being Poison-type. The cap is designed to look like the front of a Poké Ball.

Name origin

Foongus is a corruption of fungus and may be a combination of fool (to deceive, referencing its use of its Poké Ball-like cap to attract unsuspecting prey) and fungus. Together with its evolution, their names are a corruption of the phrase, "Fungus among us."

Tamagetake may be a combination of 玉 tama (sphere), 魂消る tamageru (to be astonished), and 茸 take (mushroom, or more specifically, the Shiitake mushroom).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese タマゲタケ Tamagetake From tama, 魂消る tamageru and take
France Flag.png French Trompignon From tromper and champignon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Foongus Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tarnpignon From Tarnung and Champignon
Italy Flag.png Italian Foongus Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜놀버슬 Kkamnolbeoseul From 깜놀 kkamnol, 버섯 buseot, and 구슬 gooseul



External links

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