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Tangela (Pokémon)

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Chansey #113: Chansey
Pokémon
#115: Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Tangela
Vine Pokémon
モンジャラ
Monjara
#114
Tangela

Tangela

Tangela

Tangela
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Leaf Guard Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Tangela

Mega Tangela Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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Weight
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
#114
Kanto
#182
Johto
#278
Hoenn
#181
Sinnoh
#217
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-069
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
166
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
87
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
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
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
Body07.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F114.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tangela (Japanese: モンジャラ Monjara) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Tangrowth when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.

Biology

Tangela is covered with thick blue vines that obscure its face so only its eyes can be seen. These vines are covered in fine hair, and they give it a round shape. It is unknown what it looks like without them. The vines are always growing, and can be replaced if lost or damaged. It has a pair of red boot-like feet, 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 deters herbivores that might mistake Tangela for a shrub. Tangela's vines will snap off easily and painlessly if the target pulls on them, suggesting that the ensnaring is intended to scare off potential predators. Tangela can usually be found on the edge of many grassy plains, be it near a mountain range or the ocean. However, it can also be found in large forests or jungles.

In the anime

Tangela in the anime

Major appearances

Erika used a Tangela when Ash battled her for the Rainbow Badge in Pokémon Scent-sation!.

An Officer Jenny owned a Tangela in Gulpin it Down.

Minor appearances

A Tangela appeared battling Brock's Vulpix in Princess vs. Princess.

Tangela made an appearance in The Kangaskhan Kid.

A Tangela under the ownership of Stella appeared in It's Mr. Mime Time.

A Tangela under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

Tangela also appeared in The Power of One.

A Tangela appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Tangela belonging to an unnamed competitor appeared in The Grass Route competing in the Grass Tournament.

A Tangela appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Tangela was one of the Pokémon seen at Wings Alexander's barn in Throwing in the Noctowl.

Several Tangela appeared in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!.

An image of a Tangela appeared in Hocus Pokémon.

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.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Like her counterparts in other media, Erika of Pokémon Adventures has a Tangela in her arsenal. This Tangela goes by the nickname Angela in the English translations, or Mon-chan in Japanese.

In The Last Battle XIII a Tangela was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic manga

Tangela is one of the Pokémon Lunick captures in the adaptation of Pokémon Ranger. Lunick uses Tangela's vines to rescue a girl from a burning building.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Tangela took part in a baseball match in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

In the TCG

Main article: Tangela (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. The vines sway 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
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
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
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
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
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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Route 21
Trade Venonat 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
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 21, 28, and 44, Mt. Silver
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)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Cinnabar Island
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 13
Endless Level 43
Forever Level 2
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Lapis Cave (9F-12F)
Joyous Tower (47F-50F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Waterworks
Jungle Relic
Sekra Range
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley *
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎ Normal Mode A & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Soothing Shore (post ending)

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 Miracle Seed (100%)
Ranch Coba Berry Coba Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 435   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.
  • 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 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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Ingrain Grass Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100100% 35
044 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
077 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
1010 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
1414 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1717 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2020 Growth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
2323 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2727 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 25
3030 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
3333 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3636 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3838 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
4141 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4444 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4646 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
4848 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 —% 10
5050 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tangela obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 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 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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • 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

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BulbasaurSeedotTurtwig Amnesia* Psychic Status —% 20
ExeggcuteExeggutor Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
SunkernCottonee Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
ParasChikorita Flail* Normal Physical 100% 15
OddishGloomParasParasectTangelaTangrowth
HoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomish
RoseliaTurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServine
SerperiorCottoneeMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
VictreebelExeggutorBellossomSunfloraShiftryTropius
TurtwigGrotleTorterraSnivyServineSerperior
Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurExeggcuteHoppipSkiploom
JumpluffSunkernSunfloraShroomishBreloomRoselia
CacneaCacturneTurtwigGrotleTorterraCherubi
CherrimSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicott
PhantumpTrevenant
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomTangelaTangrowth
HoppipSkiploomJumpluffSunkernSunfloraLotad
LudicoloShroomishBreloomRoseliaRoseradeTurtwig
GrotleTorterraCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongus
Amoonguss
Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
OddishGloomExeggcuteTangelaTangrowthChikorita
BayleefMeganiumSunkernSunfloraLotadTropius
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
LotadLombreLudicoloSeedotNuzleaf Nature Power Normal Status —% 20
Seedot Power Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
ParasParasectHoppipSkiploomJumpluffFoongus
Amoonguss
Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tangela 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 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tangela can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tangela cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Kick Tangela (Aquapolis 112)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin114.png Pin114.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani114.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP114.png 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!
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 Oh, yes, yes! I've gotten my level!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP114.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cross fm.png
(Cross ×1)
Loops: 2 Min. exp.: 30 Max. exp.: 70
Browser entry  
Tangela can extend its vine and lasso a Post to cross a gap.
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.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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

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

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 114.png Spr 1y 114.png Spr 1g 114.png Spr b g1 114.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 114.png Spr 2s 114.png Spr 2c 114.gif Spr b 2g 114.png
Spr 2g 114 s.png Spr 2s 114 s.png Spr 2c 114 s.gif Spr b 2g 114 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 114.png Spr 3e 114.gif Spr 3f 114.png Spr b 3r 114.png
Spr 3r 114 s.png Spr 3e 114 s.gif Spr 3f 114 s.png Spr b 3r 114 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 114.png Spr 4p 114.png Spr 4h 114.png Spr b 4d 114.png
Spr 4d 114 s.png Spr 4p 114 s.png Spr 4h 114 s.png Spr b 4d 114 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 114.png Spr 5b 114.png Spr b 5b 114.png
Spr 5b 114 s.png Spr 5b 114 s.png Spr b 5b 114 s.png
Tangela For other sprites and images, please see Tangela images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Tangela is likely based on Medusa, a gorgon of Greek mythology, who had a head of snakes and turned any creature that saw her into stone. The tentacles on Tangela, however, are vines. Its Crystal sprite shows it curling into a ball, meaning it may also have design elements from tumbleweed or bird-cage plants. It may also be based on a Green Man, a motif that is represented as a face surrounded by leaves and vines.

Name origin

Tangela may be a combination of tangle and Medusa (referring to its vines resembling a snake hairstyle like Medusa's).

Monjara may be based on もじゃもじゃ mojamoja (shaggy or unkempt). It may also include monster.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モンジャラ Monjara From もじゃもじゃ mojamoja and monster
France Flag.png French Saquedeneu From sac de noeuds
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tangela Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tangela Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Tangela Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 덩쿠리 Deongkuri From 덩굴 Deonggul or 넝쿨 Neongkul



Notes


External links

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