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Tangrowth (Pokémon)

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Tangrowth
モジャンボ Mojumbo
#465
465Tangrowth.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Grass Unknown
Category
Vine Pokémon
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Leaf Guard Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#183*
Sinnoh
#182
Unova
#218
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-036
Oblivia
R-289 N-053
Height
6'07"
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
283.5 lbs.
Imperial
128.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F465.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Grass group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 211 Battle Exp.: 2111*

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

It evolves from Tangela when leveled up while knowing AncientPower.

Biology

Physiology

Tangrowth is a 6-foot-tall Pokémon with a black body wrapped in blue vines. Its stubby black feet are tipped with red. Tangrowth has grown a pair of blue arms that have three fingers that are tipped with red. A pair of saucer-like eyes peek out from beneath the tangled mess of vines.

Gender differences

A female Tangrowth's fingers are completely red while a male's fingers only have red tips.

Special abilities

Much like Tangela, Tangrowth can ensnare and entangle its foes with its vines. Tangrowth can also launch powders that stun or poison the foe. Tangrowth is capable of swinging from branches in a somewhat ape-like manner with speed and agility, making it able to potentially dodge enemy attacks. If one of its arm breaks off, it will easily grow back.

Behavior

Tangrowth are quite unintelligent and slow, but also very friendly. Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, it obscures Tangrowth's eyes. Tangrowth's arms are boneless and are unable to respond to pain, meaning that the arms can break off and Tangrowth wouldn't mind if the situation actually did occur.

Habitat

Tangrowth live in or near jungles with its pre-evolution Tangela and other Grass-types.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Tangrowth ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines.

In the anime

Tangrowth in the anime

Major appearances

Tangrowth made its debut anime appearance in Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!.

Minor appearances

Tangrowth made its debut in The Rise of Darkrai where it had a minor role.

A Tangrowth makes an appearance in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Tangrowth briefly appeared in Working on a Right Move! under the ownership of a Trainer where it defeated another Trainer's Hippowdon in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

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.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Tangrowth in Pokémon Adventures

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

Hiori has a Tangrowth who 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

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 the TCG

Main article: Tangrowth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 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
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
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 Evolve Tangela
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Tangela
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 13, Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Unknown
One
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Trade in Humilau City
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (B1-B49)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sky Fortress
Forest Temple
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Soothing Shore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Korean Nintendo event Pokémon in 2008#Pikachu Cafe Tangrowth Pikachu Cafe South Korea 2008 50 Never

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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


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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —}}—% 20
000Start 000Start Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35
0055 0044 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 075}}75% 15
01919 0077 Vine Whip Grass Physical 03535 100}}100% 15
0088 01010 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100}}100% 25
01515 01414 PoisonPowder Poison Status 0000 075}}75% 35
02222 01717 Bind Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
01212 02020 Growth Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 40
02626 02323 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100}}100% 15
03333 02727 Knock Off Dark Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
02929 03030 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 075}}75% 30
04040 03333 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
N/AN/A 03636 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
03636 04040 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
04343 04343 Slam Normal Physical 08080 075}}75% 20
04747 04646 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
05050 04949 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5
05454 05353 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
05757 05656 Block Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tangrowth obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 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
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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 V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurHoppipSkiploomJumpluff
SeedotNuzleafShiftryTurtwigGrotleTorterra
Amnesia* Psychic Status —% 20
ExeggcuteExeggutor Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SunkernSunfloraCottoneeWhimsicott Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomParasParasect
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumLotadLombreLudicolo
Flail* Normal Physical 100% 15
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraTreeckoShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivy
ServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongus
Amoonguss
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
VictreebelExeggutorBellossomSunfloraShiftryTropius
TurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperior
Leaf Storm Grass Special 140 90% 5
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteExeggutorHoppip
SkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloom
RoseliaRoseradeCacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotle
TorterraCherubiCherrimSnivyServineSerperior
CottoneeWhimsicott
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraLotadLombreLudicolo
ShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoseradeTurtwigGrotle
TorterraTangrowthSnivyServineSerperiorCottonee
WhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomExeggcuteExeggutor
TangelaTangrowthChikoritaBayleefMeganiumLotad
LombreLudicoloTropius
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleafShiftry Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
ExeggcuteExeggutorSeedotNuzleafShiftry Power Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
ParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffFoongus
Amoonguss
Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tangrowth 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 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 V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
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 Tangrowth can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tangrowth cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
114 Seed BombBW Grass Physical 80 100% 15
  • 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 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 Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP465.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: G
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:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Browser entry  
It launches a poison powder to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Grass  Grass Assist.png
( Grass )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It creates vines around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack 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
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.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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

Tangela
Unevolved
Tangela
 Grass 
TM Rock
Level up
knowing AncientPower


Tangrowth
First evolution
Tangrowth
 Grass 

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
Spr 4d 465 m.png Spr 4p 465 m.png Spr 4p 465 m.png Spr b 4d 465 m.png
Spr 4d 465 f.png Spr 4p 465 f.png Spr 4p 465 f.png Spr b 4d 465 f.png
Spr 4d 465 m s.png Spr 4p 465 m s.png Spr 4p 465 m s.png Spr b 4d 465 m s.png
Spr 4d 465 f s.png Spr 4p 465 f s.png Spr 4p 465 f s.png Spr b 4d 465 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 465 m.png Spr 5b 465 m.png Spr b 5b 465 m.png
Spr 5b 465 f.png Spr 5b 465 f.png Spr b 5b 465 f.png
Spr 5b 465 m s.png Spr 5b 465 m s.png Spr b 5b 465 m s.png
Spr 5b 465 f s.png Spr 5b 465 f s.png Spr b 5b 465 f s.png
Tangrowth For other sprites and images, please see Tangrowth images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

It is based on vines. Considering Tangrowth's shaggy appearance, Tangrowth may be based on an exaggerated concept of a shaggy caveman. It may also be based on a Green Man, a motif that is represented as a face surrounded by leaves and vines.

Name origin

Tangrowth is a combination of tangle and growth.

Mojumbo is a combination of もじゃもじゃ mojyamojya (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 mojyamojya (shaggy or unkempt) 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


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