(タマゲタケ Tamagetake )
[[ Generation V]]
No evolution line
Foongus (Japanese: タマゲタケ Tamagetake) is a / Grass - Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It is classified as the Mushroom Pokémon and evolves into Amoonguss at level 39.
Foongus is a mushroom-type pokémon and the top of the mushroom looks like a Poké ball. It has a white stem with stubby arms sprouting from it. It also has small black eyes and a large pink mouth.
It lures people in with its Poké Ball pattern, then releases poison spores. Why it resembles a Poké Ball is unknown.
For some reason, this Pokémon resembles a Poké Ball. They release poison spores to repel those who try to catch them.
Foongus appears to be based on a mushroom and a
Foongus' name may come from
fool and fungi. Also, if the names of Foongus and its evolved form, Amoonguss, are put together, it sounds like the phrase "Fungus among us."
Foongus is the fourth Pokémon to resemble a Poké Ball, the others being Voltorb, Electrode, and its evolved form. However, unlike the others, it only has a Poké Ball design on it, instead of being in the shape of one.
It is the fifth Pokémon that is based on a mushroom, the first four are Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, and Breloom.
Like the Voltorb line, Foongus will sometimes show up as an item ball, symbolized as a Poké Ball, in the grass, once interacted with, the "Poké Ball" will attack the player.
When a Foongus is mistakenly touched due to its item-like appearance on the screen, it shows a Poké Ball jump up a short length and then come down, causing a small puff of dust.
A Pokémon trainer has reported catching a Foongus holding a [TinyMushroom].