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Tangrowth (Pokémon)

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Tangrowth
Vine Pokémon
モジャンボ
Mojumbo
#465
Tangrowth

Tangrowth

Tangrowth

Tangrowth
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 Tangrowth

Mega Tangrowth Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 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
283.5 lbs. 128.6 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
#465
Kanto
#183*
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#182
Sinnoh
#218
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-036
Almia
R-289/N-053
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
211
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
187
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F465.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Biology

Tangrowth is a large Pokémon with a black body wrapped in 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. 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.

In the anime

Tangrowth in the anime

Major appearances

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

A Tangrowth makes an appearance in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, under the ownership of Tammy.

Minor appearances

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

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 It ensnares prey by extending arms mades 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.

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

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
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
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 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:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5
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 —% 20
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
4040 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
4343 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4646 Tickle Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4949 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
5050 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 —% 10
5353 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
5656 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
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 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 09090 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 —}}—% 20
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 Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
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 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 TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
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 Tangrowth 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 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 VI
Other generations:
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 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

114Tangela.png
Unevolved
Tangela
 Grass 
TM Rock
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
465MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tangrowth images on the 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 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


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