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[[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]]  
Species Cactus Pokémon
Abilities Water Absorb
Storm Drain (Dream World)
None ← 556 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
(マラカッチ Maracacti)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Green>Green</font>
Shape Footprint
Maractus (Japanese: マラカッチ Maracacti) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.


Maractus is a cactus Pokémon, as its name suggests, with a somewhat feminine appearance. It has two ear-like extensions protruding from its head that end in lavender flowers. They have three yellow thorns on them similar to one on he middle of Maractus' forehead. It has yellow eyes and a zigzagged W shaped mouth. Its main body is made of two shades of green (one shade lighter or darker than the other, the light being the main body colour and the dark being the secondary), and ends in either a single star=shaped foot or what appears to be a star-shaped bush. It has mid-sized arms that end in a sort of dark green frill before the hand. Its hands each have three yellow claws similar to its thorns.

Its shiny form has a vivid green replacing the main body colour and purple replacing the secondary. The yellow in its eyes and thorns is replaced by lavender and consequently the lavender in its flowers is replaced by yellow.


Maractus does not evolve.

Game Info

Game Locations

Maractus Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Desert Resort Uncommon

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
It uses uptempo dancing and sound to drive away its natural enemies, the bird Pokémon who aim for its flower’s seeds.
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
When it moves rhythmically, it makes a sound similar to maracas, making the surprised Pokémon flee.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


1 Peck 35 100% 35 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Physical Physical


3 Sweet Scent - 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


6 Growth - -% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


10 Pin Missle 14 85% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


13 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


15 Synthesis - -% 5 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


18 Cotton Spore - 100% 40 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


22 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Physical Physical


26 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


29 Acupressure - -% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


33 Ingrain - -% 20 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


38 Petal Dance 120 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


42 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


45 Sunny Day - -% 5 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Status Status


50 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Special Special


55 Cotton Guard - -% 10 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status


57 After You - -% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • Maractus was revealed after Pokémon Black and White was released.
  • Maractus is the third Cactus Pokémon, the other two being Cacnea and Cacturne.
  • Maractus's English name seems to be derived from the words "maraca" and "cactus".
  • Maractus is placed between two Pokémon whose type it is weak to in the Pokédex, Darmanitan and Dwebble.
  • When affected by sleep, Maractus's eyes do not close, similar to a fish.


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