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Maractus (Pokémon)

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Maractus
Cactus Pokémon
マラカッチ
Maracacchi
#556
Maractus

Maractus

Maractus

Maractus
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Chlorophyll Cacophony
Cacophony
Storm Drain
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Maractus

Mega Maractus Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
61.7 lbs. 28.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#556
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#062/#119
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
161
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
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
Body style
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F556.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Maractus (Japanese: マラカッチ Maracacchi) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Maractus is a cactus-like Pokémon, with large ear-like extensions. These extensions feature dark green spiky arrangements at the base, yellow spikes further up, and flowers, with pink petals and yellow centers, at the top. It has a yellow spike on its head, yellow eyes and a spiky-looking mouth. Other dark green spiky arrangements adorn its neck, the wrists of its yellow-fingered arms, and base. Its base features further such green spikes arranged in a five-pointed star.

When Maractus moves its body rhythmically, it emits sounds reminiscent of maracas being played. This allows Maractus to produce up-tempo songs and dances that it can use to scare away predators. Avian Pokémon in particular may try to feed on its flower seeds.

Maractus live in arid regions and dry desert-like areas.

In the anime

Maractus in the anime

Major appearances

Three Maractus appeared in A Maractus Musical! under the ownership of Toby. They performed in a Pokémon Musical and battled Ash's Pikachu, Tepig and Snivy in a Triple Battle.

A Maractus appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.

Minor appearances

A Maractus made a cameo appearance in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

A Maractus appeared in a fantasy in Clash of the Connoisseurs!.

A Maractus appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!.

A Trainer's Maractus appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW053 Maractus Ash's Pokédex Maractus, the Cactus Pokémon. When Maractus dance in rhythm, they sound like maracas shaking. They make their homes in dry desert-like areas.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Maractus in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Maractus was used by a Team Plasma Grunt in Sandstorm. It, together with its Trainer, were easily defeated by Grimsley and his Bisharp.

Later, a boy named Petashi used a Maractus to battle a Trainer's Seismitoad at the Unova Pokémon League and won.


In the TCG

Main article: Maractus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
White Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.
Black 2 When it moves rhythmically, it makes a sound similar to maracas, making the surprised Pokémon flee.
White 2
Generation VI
X It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokemon that prey on its flower seeds.
Y Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Desert Resort
Black 2 White 2
Desert Resort
Dream World
Rugged Mountain*
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Grass)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Rugged Flats
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Miracle Seed Miracle Seed (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Miracle Seed Miracle Seed (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 86
81 - 151 159 - 298
Defense: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Sp.Atk: 106
99 - 173 195 - 342
Sp.Def: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 461   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 VI, 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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 —% 10
00Start After You Normal Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
033 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
066 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1010 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
1313 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1515 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 —% 5
1818 Cotton Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 40
2222 Needle Arm Grass Physical 06060 100100% 15
2626 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
2929 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
3838 Petal Dance Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
4242 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
4545 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —% 5
4848 Petal Blizzard Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
5050 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
5555 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 —% 10
5757 After You Normal Status 0000 —% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Maractus obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Maractus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Maractus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cool 0   0  
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 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10 Cool 0   0  
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 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Maractus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Maractus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
HoppipSkiploomJumpluff Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
ExeggcuteExeggutorHoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunflora Bullet Seed Grass Physical 25 100% 30
SunkernSunfloraRoseliaSnoverAbomasnow Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15
OddishGloomTangelaRoseradeTangrowth Grassy Terrain Grass Status —% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomRoselia
CacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicott
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
BulbasaurExeggutorSunkernShroomishBreloom Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
CacneaCacturne Spikes Ground Status —% 20
ExeggutorTorterraSnoverAbomasnowPhantumpTrevenant Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishCherubiCherrim
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Maractus in Generation VI
  • 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 Maractus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Maractus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Maractus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Maractus can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Maractus cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Maractus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Maractus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor 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 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
PP2556.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
Maractus like to dance. The three of them always have fun when they get together.
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

556Maractus.png
Unevolved
Maractus
 Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 556.png Spr b 5b 556.png Spr 5b2 556.png Spr b 5b 556.png
Spr 5b 556 s.png Spr b 5b 556 s.png Spr 5b2 556 s.png Spr b 5b 556 s.png
Front Back Front Back
556MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Maractus images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Maractus is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 461.
  • Maractus shares its species name with Cacnea. They are both known as the Cactus Pokémon.
  • Two of Maractus's Abilities revolve around how a real-world cactus stores water with great efficiency: Water Absorb absorbs direct damage to restore health from them as well as making it immune to them, while Storm Drain draws in Water-type moves directed at another target, also making it immune.
  • Although Maractus can only be found at the Desert Resort in Generation V where a permanent sandstorm rages, it cannot have any Ability negating sandstorm damage, nor is it Rock-, Ground-, or Steel-type, and thus it is susceptible to damage by the sandstorm.

Origin

Maractus appears to be based on a flowering cactus, most likely the prickly pear, and a maraca. It also physically resembles a rabbit and may be a visual pun on the bunny ears cactus. It also seems to be based on traditional Mexican dress styles and, due to the fact that it dances and makes maraca-like sounds, may be based on Spanish dances, possibly the Mexican version of the Cuban Son.

Name origin

Maractus may be a combination of maraca and cactus.

Maracacchi may be a combination of maraca and mariachi.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マラカッチ Maracacchi From maraca and mariachi
France Flag.png French Maracachi Similar to Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maractus Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Maracamba From Maracas and ¡Ay, caramba!
Italy Flag.png Italian Maractus Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마라카치 Marakachi Transliteration of Japanese name



External links

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