Tangela (Pokémon)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Revision as of 17:15, 30 August 2007 by Jonah (talk | contribs) (Undo revision 172849 by Ivysaur-MASTER (Talk))
Jump to: navigation, search
000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Chansey
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Kangaskhan 000
Tangela
モンジャラ Monjara
#114
114Tangela.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Grass '
Category
Vine Pokémon
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Leaf Guard
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#114
Johto
#179
Hoenn
#278
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3′03″
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
77.2 lbs.
Imperial
35.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F114.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Plant group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 166 Battle Exp.: 1661*

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

Biology

Physiology

Tangela is covered with thick blue vines (green when shiny) that obscure its face so only its eyes can be seen. It also has a pair of red boot-like feet.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Tangela's vines never stop growing and are easily replaced if lost or damaged. Tangela can ensnare and entangle its foes with its vines.

Behavior

Habitat

Tangela tend to live in the plains.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Erika used a Tangela in when Ash battled her for the Rainbow Badge.

An Officer Jenny owned a Tangela in Gulpin it Down.

In the manga

Like her counterparts in other media, Erika of Pokémon Special has a Tangela in her arsenal.

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 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.
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 It is shrouded by blue vines. No one has seen the face hidden behind this growth of vines.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare Route 21, trade for at Cinnabar Island
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 21, 28, and 44, Mt. Silver
Crystal
Common Routes 21, 28, and 44, Mt. Silver
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Route 21, and One Island
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Mt. Coronet peak
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 13
Endless Level 43
Forever Level 2
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Lapis Cave (9F-12F)
Joyous Tower (47F-50F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Underground Waterways
Jungle Relic
Sekra Mountain Range

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
435
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 100.

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

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
RB Y
Start Constrict Constrict
Bind
Constrict Ingrain
Constrict
Ingrain
Constrict
4   Sleep Powder Sleep Powder  
5       Sleep Powder
8       Absorb
10   Absorb Absorb
12       Growth
13   Poisonpowder Growth
15       PoisonPowder
19   Vine Whip PoisonPowder Vine Whip
22     Vine Whip Bind
24 Bind    
25   Bind
26       Mega Drain
27 Absorb    
28     Bind
29 Vine Whip Absorb     Stun Spore
31   Mega Drain Mega Drain
32 PoisonPowder  
33       AncientPower
34   Stun Spore
36 Stun Spore     Knock Off
37     Stun Spore
39 Sleep Powder  
40   Slam Slam Natural Gift
43       Slam
45 Slam  
46   Growth Tickle
47       Tickle
49 Growth  
50       Wring Out
54       Power Whip

By TM/HM

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02   Headbutt
TM03 Swords Dance Curse
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Body Slam  
TM09 Take Down   Bullet Seed Bullet Seed
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11   Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12   Sweet Scent
TM13   Snore
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM17   Protect Protect Protect
TM19   Giga Drain Giga Drain Giga Drain
TM20 Rage Endure
TM21 Mega Drain Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM22 Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam
TM27   Return Return Return
TM31 Mimic  
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33       Reflect
TM34 Bide Swagger   Shock Wave
TM35   Sleep Talk
TM36   Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb
TM40 Skull Bash  
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43     Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM46   Thief Thief Thief
TM50 Substitute  
TM53       Energy Ball
TM58       Giga Impact
TM70       Flash
TM75       Swords Dance
TM77       Psych Up
TM78       Captivate
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM86       Grass Knot
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
HM01 Cut Cut Cut Cut
HM05   Flash Flash
HM06     Rock Smash Rock Smash

By Breeding

By Move tutor

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen and Pokémon Emerald:

Pokémon Emerald Only:

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Tangela knows Shadow Hold and Shadow Rave as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Morning Sun after being purified.

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box

Trivia

  • Tangela's original name was "Meduza," a misspelling of "Medusa" (a mythological character).
  • Tangela is the only pure Grass-type in Generation I. Others were either Grass and Bug, Grass and Psychic, or Grass and Poison.
  • Although it is said to live in plains, its friend area in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is the Jungle. Also, its Pal Park area is the Forest.

Origin

Tangela is probably 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. Also, Tangela bears a resemblance to Fry Kid from Ronald McDonald fame.

Name origin

Tangela's name is probably based on the word tangle. Its Japanese name may be based on もじゃもじゃ mojyamojya, which means shaggy, or unkempt.

In other languages

  • German: Tangela
  • French: Saquedeneu - From Sac de noeuds, meaning "Knot Bag".
  • Korean: 덩구리 Deongguri

External links

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Chansey
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Kangaskhan 000
Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.