Maractus (Pokémon)

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Maractus
Cactus Pokémon
マラカッチ
Maracacchi
#556
Maractus



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Grass Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Chlorophyll Cacophony
Cacophony
Storm Drain
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Grass
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
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Weight
61.7 lbs. 28.0 kg
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
161
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Body style
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Footprint
F556.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 debuted in A Maractus Musical!, under the ownership of Toby. They performed in the Pokémon Performance Competition, though they had problems with one particular performance. As a result, they were used in a Triple Battle against Ash, where they went up against Pikachu, Tepig, and Snivy to improve their skills, but to no avail. The Maractus eventually overcame this obstacle following an attack by a wild Scolipede. They were given the nicknames Marra, Racca, and Tussy.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's 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 Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice during the Swords of Justice legend.

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

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

A Trainer's Maractus appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! as one of the cruise ship passengers.

A Maractus appeared in SS005, where it was among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area.

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

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.

A Maractus appeared in Special Delivery as one of the Pokémon competing in Nimbasa's Pokémon Musical.


In the TCG

Main article: Maractus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #062
Unova
B2W2: #119
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
Y Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.
Omega Ruby It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
Alpha Sapphire Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#296
Sword With noises that could be mistaken for the rattles of maracas, it creates an upbeat rhythm, startling bird Pokémon and making them fly off in a hurry.
Shield Once each year, this Pokémon scatters its seeds. They're jam-packed with nutrients, making them a precious food source out in the desert.

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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Island (South of Route 134)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Generation VIII
Sword Shield

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Rugged Flats
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Rumble U
Flower Garden: The Garden at the End of Time
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#5)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Miracle Seed Miracle Seed (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Miracle Seed Miracle Seed (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Miracle Seed Miracle Seed (5%)
Sword Shield Miracle Seed Miracle Seed (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
86
81 - 151 159 - 298
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
106
99 - 173 195 - 342
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
461
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 VII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Spiky Shield Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 After You Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
044 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
088 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1212 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1616 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2020 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
2424 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
2828 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3232 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
3636 Petal Blizzard Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
4040 Cotton Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 40
4444 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
4848 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
5252 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
5656 Petal Dance Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
6060 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM50Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM63Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM88Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR23Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR59Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR71Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120 100% 15
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Maractus in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2556.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Maractus like to dance. The three of them always have fun when they get together.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#334
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Barrier Bash
Removes one barrier-type disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO556.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 201 Base Defense: 130
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bullet Seed, Poison Jab
Charged Attacks: Aerial Ace, Petal Blizzard, Solar Beam

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 5b2 556.png
Spr 5b 556 s.png Spr b 5b 556 s.png Spr 5b2 556 s.png Spr b 5b2 556 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 556.png Spr b 6x 556.png Spr 6x 556.png Spr b 6x 556.png
Spr 6x 556 s.png Spr b 6x 556 s.png Spr 6x 556 s.png Spr b 6x 556 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 556.png Spr b 7s 556.png Spr 7s 556.png Spr b 7s 556.png
Spr 7s 556 s.png Spr b 7s 556 s.png Spr 7s 556 s.png Spr b 7s 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 category 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 from Water-type moves 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 cubano.

Name origin

Maractus may be a combination of maraca and cactus.

Maracacchi may be a combination of maraca, cactus and mariachi.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マラカッチ Maracacchi From maraca, cactus 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 Maracacchi Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 街頭沙鈴 / 街头沙铃 Jiētóushālíng From 墨西哥街頭樂隊 Mòxīgē-jiētóuyuèduì and 沙鈴 shālíng.


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