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Type(s)
Type Grass  
Species Vine Pokémon
Abilities Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator (DW)
Pokédex
Chansey ← 114 → Kangaskhan
Kanto 114 Johto 179/182
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 181
Unova 217 Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Tangrowth
Tangela
114
モンジャラ Monjara
114Tangela
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
114465
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue Grass
Shape Footprint
Shape07
F114
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

Tangela is a Vine Pokémon. Its body is covered with blue vines covered with tiny hairs that grow to give the impression that Tangela is circular in shape. Two big eyes are all people see inside the vines and there are no visible arms. It also wears two red shoes that poke out of the vines.

Special abilities

Tangela can have the ability Chlorophyll or the ability Leaf Guard. Chlorophyll causes Tangela's Speed to rise when it is sunny. Leaf Guard grants Tangela immunity to status effects when it is sunny. It is shrouded in blue vines. No one has seen the face hidden behind this growth of vines.

Evolution

Tangela evolves into Tangrowth when it learns the move AncientPower at level 33. Or when taught the move AncientPower and then leveled up.

Game info

Game locations

Tangela Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 21 Uncommon
Yellow Safari Zone Rare
Gold/Silver Route 21, 28, 44, Mt. Silver Common
Crystal Route 21, 28, 44, Mt. Silver Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Route 21, Treasure Beach Rare
Diamond/Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Great Marsh Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 21, 28, 44, Mt. Silver Common
Black/White Route 13, Giant Chasm Uncommon
X/Y Friend Safari Uncommon


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. The vines sway as it walks.
Yellow
Its identity is obscured by masses of thick, blue vines. The vines are said to never stop growing.
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.
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.
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
The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.
HeartGold
The vines that cloak its entire body are always jiggling. They effectively unnerve its foes.
SoulSilver
It tangles any moving thing with its vines. Their subtle shaking is ticklish if you get ensnared.
Black
The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.
White
The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.
Black 2
The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.
White 2
The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.
X
Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.
Y
It tangles any moving thing with its vines. Their subtle shaking is ticklish if you get ensnared.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status
8 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
12 Growth —% 40 Normal Status
15 Poisonpowder 75% 35 Poison Status
19 Vine Whip 35 100% 15 Grass Physical
22 Bind 15 75% 20 Normal Physical
26 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
29 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status
33 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
36 Knock Off 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
40 Natural Gift ?? 100% 15 Normal Physical
43 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
47 Tickle 100% 20 Normal Status
50 Wring Out ?? 100% 5 Normal Special
54 Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical

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

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Type Smart 0
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
4 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Type Smart ♥♥♥
10 Absorb 20 100% 20 Grass Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥
13 Growth —% 40 Normal Type Beauty 0
19 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
22 Vine Whip 35 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
28 Bind 15 75% 20 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
31 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass Type Smart ♥♥♥♥
37 Stun Spore 70% 30 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
40 Slam 85 75% 20 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
46 Tickle 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0

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

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal
4 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass
10 Absorb 20 100% 20 Grass
13 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison
15 Vine Whip 35 100% 10 Grass
25 Bind 15 75% 20 Normal
31 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
34 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass
40 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal
46 Growth —% 40 Normal

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

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal
1 Bind RB 15 75% 20 Normal
24 Bind Y 15 75% 20 Normal
27 Absorb Y 20 100% 20 Grass
29 Absorb RB 20 100% 20 Grass
29 Vine Whip Y 35 100% 10 Grass
32 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison
36 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass
39 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass
45 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal
49 Growth —% 40 Normal

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

TMs/HMs

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Type Cool ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Type Tough ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cute ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0

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

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM12 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal

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

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal

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

Breeding

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Amnesia Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry —% 20 Psychic Type Cute 0
Confusion Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff 50 100% 25 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥
Flail Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Paras, Parasect, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 0
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Tropius 90% 10 Grass Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥
Mega Drain Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia 40 100% 10 Grass Type Smart ♥♥♥♥
Petal Dance Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Roselia 90 100% 20 Grass Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
Nature Power Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Sunkern, Sunflora, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Tropius —% 20 Normal Type Beauty 0
Reflect Exeggcute, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Acc. PP Type
Amnesia Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff —% 20 Psychic
Confusion Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff 50 100% 25 Psychic
Flail Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Paras, Parasect, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium 100% 15 Normal
Mega Drain Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora 40 100% 10 Grass
Reflect Exeggcute, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium —% 20 Psychic

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Body Slam  85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
Double-Edge  120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough ♥♥ 0
Mimic  —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Substitute  —% 10 Normal Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Type Beauty 0

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

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 114 front Y 114 front GR 114 front Tangela1Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 114 front S 114 front C 114 front Tangela2back
TangelaGs TangelaSilvs C 114 front Tangela2backs
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 114 front E 114 front FRLG 114 front Tangela3back
TangelaRSs TangelaEs TangelaFRLGs Tangela3backs
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 114 front Pt 114 front HGSS 114 front Tangela4back
TangelaDPs TangelaPlats TangelaHGSSs Tangela4backs
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Tangela BW Tangela BW Back
Shiny Tangela BW Shiny Tangela BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Tangela XY

Trivia

  • Despite having vines, it couldn't learn Vine Whip in Red and Blue, though it could in Pokémon Yellow.
  • Tangela was the only pure Grass type Pokémon in Generation I.
  • Tangela's original name was Meduza which was inspired by the Greek monster, Medusa. Medusa was a woman with numerous vine-like snakes as hair with the ability to turn anyone that made eye contact with her to stone.
  • Tangela is the first pure Grass type Pokémon in the National Pokédex.
  • Tangela is the only non-generation II Pokémon that evolves only when knowing Ancient Power.
    • It is also the only one that isn't captured by a main character in the Sinnoh Series.

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