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[[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]]  
Species Vine Pokémon
Abilities Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator (Dream World)
None ← 114 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Tangrowth]]
(モンジャラ Monjara)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

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


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.


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

In the anime

When Ash battled Erika for the Rainbow Badge in Pokémon Scent-sation!, she used a Tangela.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) 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

Pokédex entries



Generation I

Main article: Tangela/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Tangela/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Tangela/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Tangela/Learnset Generation IV


Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
File:Tangela(RB)Sprite.png File:Tangela(Y)Sprite.png File:TangelaJapGreen.png Tangela1Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:Tangela(G)Sprite.png File:TangelaSilver.png File:CrystalTangela.gif Tangela2back
TangelaGs TangelaSilvs File:TangelaCs.gif Tangela2backs
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:TangelaRS.png File:TangelaE.gif File:Tangela(FrLg)Sprite.png Tangela3back
TangelaRSs TangelaEs TangelaFRLGs Tangela3backs
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:TangelaDP.png File:TangelaPlat.png File:Tangela HGSS.png Tangela4back
TangelaDPs TangelaPlats TangelaHGSSs Tangela4backs
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Tangela BW.png File:Tangela GenV Back.png
File:Tangela BW Shiny.png File:Tangela GenV Back Shiny.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • 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 AncientPower.
    • It is also the only one that isn't captured by a main character in the Sinnoh Series.


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