Foongus (Pokémon)

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Foongus
Mushroom Pokémon
タマゲタケ
Tamagetake
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Foongus



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Effect Spore Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Foongus
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
2.2 lbs. 1.0 kg
Foongus
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
59
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Foongus
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png
Footprint
F0590.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
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Foongus (Japanese: タマゲタケ Tamagetake) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Amoonguss starting at level 39.

Biology

Foongus is a white, mushroom-like Pokémon with a cap that looks quite similar to a Poké Ball. It has stubby, digit-less arms, a tiny mouth with large pink lips, and pinprick-like dark eyes. A theory suggests that the developer of modern Poké Balls actually modeled it after Foongus's cap due to liking the Pokémon, although this is supposition.

Foongus uses its Poké Ball-like pattern to lure people and Pokémon in grassy areas, before releasing a cloud of poisonous spores to defend itself. The spores can be used as a stomach medicine if thoroughly dried. Foongus moves by either hopping or turning on its side and rolling on its cap. It is one of the shortest Grass-type Pokémon. It prefers damp places, such as around trees.

Evolution

Foongus evolves into Amoonguss.

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Unevolved
Foongus
 Grass  Poison 

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First evolution
Amoonguss
 Grass  Poison 


In the anime

Main series

Foongus in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Foongus debuted in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, when they poisoned Ash and his friends' Pokémon after Scraggy used Headbutt on one of the Mushroom Pokémon.

In Clash of the Connoisseurs!, Marigold played with a Foongus. Then, she hid it from her father as she was afraid he would not like it.

In Expedition to Onix Island!, a Foongus was living at a deserted island. It ended up attacking Dawn when she got too close.

In Go, Go Gogoat!, multiple Foongus were living at an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands. They attacked Ash and his friends with Poison Powder.

Minor appearances

Multiple Foongus appeared in Lost at the Stamp Rally!.

Multiple Foongus appeared in A Maractus Musical!.

In The Lonely Deino!, a Foongus was under Bobby's care. It was later picked up by its Trainer.

A Foongus appeared in The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, under the ownership of a shopper at the Driftveil Market.

A Trainer's Foongus appeared in Cilan Takes Flight!.

A Trainer's Foongus appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

A Foongus appeared in Search for the Clubultimate!.

A Foongus appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1.

Multiple Foongus appeared in All for the Love of Meloetta!.

Multiple Foongus appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup!, all under the ownership of a Trainer.

A Trainer's Foongus appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

In Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, Flora's Foongus was seen with her in a Pokémon Center.

Two Foongus appeared in Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, both under the ownership of a Trainer.

A Trainer's Foongus appeared in Cameron's Secret Weapon!.

In The Island of Illusions!, a Foongus was living at Grand Spectrala Islet.

Multiple Foongus appeared in A Pokémon of a Different Color!.

Multiple Foongus appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Trainer's Foongus appeared in Thawing an Icy Panic! and Under the Pledging Tree!. In the latter episode, it attended the Coumarine City Festival.

In So You're Having a Bad Day!, Bonnie and Meowth landed on top of multiple Foongus. While Meowth was able to escape unscathed, Bonnie fell victim to their Spores.

A Foongus appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW032 Foongus Ash's Pokédex Foongus, the Mushroom Pokémon. Foongus release poisonous spores to repel anyone who tries to catch them. For unknown reasons, they resemble Poké Balls.
BW138 Foongus Ash's Pokédex Foongus, the Mushroom Pokémon. It has the appearance of a Poké Ball which lures people close. That's when Foongus releases its poison spores.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Foongus briefly appeared in The Plan, under the ownership of a Pokémon Breeder who was listening to Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

A Foongus appeared in the manga adaptation of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as a resident of Allearth Forest.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Foongy

A Foongus appeared in The Case of the Missing Pokémon, where it was one of the Pokémon kidnapped by Team Plasma. It was later found in a stronghold and returned to its Trainer.

A Foongus appeared in Up in the Air.

A Foongus appeared in a flashback in A Wretched Reunion.

Foongus is a Pokémon owned by Whitley. She used him to defeat a Sigilyph, earning his Trainer a Pokédex. This Foongus is nicknamed "Foongy". Foongus was a Pokémon liberated by Team Plasma. He first appeared in A Difficult Parting.

Multiple Foongus appeared in Scizor Defends as residents of the Pokémon Village. One of them reappeared in Charizard Transforms.

A Foongus appeared in Chesnaught Protects.

A Foongus appeared in a flashback in Yveltal Steals.

A Foongus appeared in Xerneas Gives.

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A Foongus appeared in The King's Identity...!!.

A Foongus appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero.

Pokémon RéBURST

A Foongus appeared in RB15.

A Foongus appeared in RB26.

A Foongus appeared in RB76.

In the TCG

Main article: Foongus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #096
Unova
B2W2: #161
Black It lures people in with its Poké Ball pattern, then releases poison spores. Why it resembles a Poké Ball is unknown.
White For some reason, this Pokémon resembles a Poké Ball. They release poison spores to repel those who try to catch them.
Black 2 It lures Pokémon with its pattern that looks just like a Poké Ball then releases poison spores.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #053
Hoenn
#—
X It lures people in with its Poké Ball pattern, then releases poison spores. Why it resembles a Poké Ball is unknown.
Y It lures Pokémon with its pattern that looks just like a Poké Ball then releases poison spores.
Omega Ruby It lures people in with its Poké Ball pattern, then releases poison spores. Why it resembles a Poké Ball is unknown.
Alpha Sapphire It lures Pokémon with its pattern that looks just like a Poké Ball then releases poison spores.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #077
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword No one knows what the Poké Ball-like pattern on Foongus means or why Foongus has it.
Shield The spores released from this Pokémon's hands are highly poisonous, but when thoroughly dried, the spores can be used as stomach medicine.
Generation IX Paldea
#205
Kitakami
#—
Scarlet There is a theory that the developer of the modern-day Poké Ball really liked Foongus, but this has not been confirmed.
Violet This Pokémon prefers damp places. It spurts out poison spores to repel approaching enemies.


Pokédex Image Foongus SV.png
Foongus in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 6, 7, and 10 (both in tall grass and as fake items)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 6 and 7 (both in tall grass and as fake items)
Routes 5, 6, and 13 (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 15, 16, and 20, Pokémon Village (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province: Tagtree Thicket
West Province: Area Three
North Province: Area Two
Tera Raid Battles (2★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumn: Volcanic Slope, Firebreathing Mountain; Field: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
MD GTI
Desolate Canyon (1F-7F), Forest Grotto (1F-7F), Mountain Pass (1F-7F), Inflora Forest (1F-8F), Breezy Meadow (1F-8F), Tempting Path (1F-9F), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Tu
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Fluffy Meadow (All Areas)
Picross
Area 23: Stage 11
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Celebi Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Secret Side PathNight, Florio Nature ParkNight with Secret Side Path
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 524


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
BalmMushroom BalmMushroom (1%)
Black 2 White 2 TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
BalmMushroom BalmMushroom (1%)
X Y Tiny Mushroom Tiny Mushroom (50%) Big Mushroom Big Mushroom (5%)
Scarlet Violet Tiny Mushroom Tiny Mushroom (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
69
129 - 176 248 - 342
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total:
294
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
044 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
088 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
1212 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1616 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
2020 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 00——% 15
2424 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3232 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4040 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
4848 Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Foongus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Foongus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM131Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM131 Pollen Puff Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM137Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM159Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Foongus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Foongus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BramblinBrambleghast Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
HoppipSkiploomJumpluffShroomishBreloomToedscool
Toedscruel
Poison Powder Poison Status 75% 35
BramblinBrambleghast Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
SunkernSunfloraBreloomSprigatitoFloragatoMeowscarada
Scovillain
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Foongus or copied using Mirror Herb in Generation IX
  • 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 Foongus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Foongus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Foongus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush590Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 50
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2590.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Amoonguss is a dreamer and confused him a lot. As a result, he came to think that he should stay as he is.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT590.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#672
Shuffle590.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO0590.png Base HP: 170 Base Attack: 97 Base Defense: 91
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Foongus Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Feint Attack
Charged Attacks: Energy Ball, Body Slam, Grass Knot, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
NPS590.png
Photodex entry #216
The pattern on Foongus’s cap looks just like a Poké Ball—a device you don’t see often around Lental. No one can really explain why it looks the way it does.

In Pokémon GO, Foongus could be obtained by completing the Special Research, Distracted by Something Shiny.

Evolution data

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Unevolved
Foongus
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 39
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First evolution
Amoonguss
 Grass  Poison 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 590.png Spr b 5b 590.png Spr 5b 590.png Spr b 5b 590.png
Spr 5b 590 s.png Spr b 5b 590 s.png Spr 5b 590 s.png Spr b 5b 590 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 590.png Spr b 6x 590.png Spr 6x 590.png Spr b 6x 590.png
Spr 6x 590 s.png Spr b 6x 590 s.png Spr 6x 590 s.png Spr b 6x 590 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 590.png Spr b 7s 590.png Spr 7s 590.png Spr b 7s 590.png
Spr 7s 590 s.png Spr b 7s 590 s.png Spr 7s 590 s.png Spr b 7s 590 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
400px 400px
Cross-Generation
HOME
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Menu HOME 0590.png For other sprites and images, please see Foongus images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Foongus, along with its evolution, is similar to Voltorb and Electrode in that it resembles a Poké Ball.
    • However, unlike Voltorb and Electrode, it only has a Poké Ball design on it, instead of being in the shape of one.
    • Likewise, it features the whole design, complete with the circle resembling the button in the middle (contrary to Voltorb's evolution line having just the shape and general colors, and according to the Pokédex, being transformed Poké Balls themselves).
    • Foongus's Shiny form's coloration is reminiscent of that of the Master Ball. It shares this trait with its evolved form.
  • Foongus and its evolved form share their species name with Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, and Breloom. They are all known as the Mushroom Pokémon.
  • Foongus is tied with Paldean Wooper for the lowest base Speed stat of all Poison-type Pokémon.
  • According to Ken Sugimori, Foongus, Amoonguss, Ferroseed, and Ferrothorn were all designed by the same designer.[1]

Origin

Foongus appears to be based on Amanita muscaria or mushrooms of the Agaricus genus, due to it being Poison-type. Like Voltorb and its evolved form, the idea of them being mistaken for the standard Item Balls is similar to a mimic, a monster archetype commonly found in RPGs.

Name origin

Foongus may be a combination of fool (to deceive) and fungus. Together with its evolution, their names are a corruption of the phrase, "Fungus among us." This is confirmed by Ali the Student in North Province (Area Two) in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Tamagetake may be a combination of 玉 tama (sphere), 魂消る tamageru (to be astonished), and 茸 take (mushroom).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese タマゲタケ Tamagetake From tama, 魂消る tamageru, and take
France Flag.png French Trompignon From tromper and champignon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Foongus Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tarnpignon From Tarnung and Champignon
Italy Flag.png Italian Foongus Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깜놀버슬 Kamnolberseul From 깜놀 kkamnol, 버섯 beoseot, and 구슬 guseul
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 哎呀球菇 Āiyāqiúgū*
寶貝球菇 Bǎobèiqiúgū*
From 哎呀 Āiyā!, qiú, and
From 寶貝球 Bǎobèi-qiú, 寶貝 bǎobèi, qiú, and
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 哎呀球菇 Āaiyākàuhgū*
精靈球菇 Jīnglìhngkàuhgū*
From 哎呀 Āaiyā!, kàu, and
From 精靈球 Jīnglìhng-kàuh, kàuh, and


Related articles

References

  1. Nintendo Dream Vol. 205, May 2011 (Shellspider's blog (Japanese), Translation by Dr. Lava)

External links


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