Tangela

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Grass
Tangela
(モンジャラ Monjara)
114.png
114Tangela.png
Vine Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
114
Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator (Dream World)
50% ♀/ 50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Blue Unknown
Weight Height
77.2 lbs ??? 3'03" ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F114.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
65 55 115
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
100 40 60
Total
435

[[Category:Blue Pokémon]]


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

Appearance

Tangela is a Vine Pokémon. Its body is covered with blue vines. Two big eyes are all people see inside the vines. It also wears two red shoes.

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

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

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
Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.
White 2
Many writhing vines cover it, so its true identity remains unknown. The blue vines grow its whole life long.
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.
Sun
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Moon
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Learnset

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

Sprites

I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 114 front.png Tangela(Y)Sprite.png GR 114 front.png Tangela1Back.png
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Tangela(G)Sprite.png TangelaSilver.png CrystalTangela.gif Tangela2back.png
TangelaGs.png TangelaSilvs.png TangelaCs.gif Tangela2backs.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
TangelaRS.png TangelaE.gif Tangela(FrLg)Sprite.png Tangela3back.png
TangelaRSs.png TangelaEs.gif TangelaFRLGs.png Tangela3backs.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
TangelaDP.png TangelaPlat.png Tangela HGSS.png Tangela4back.png
TangelaDPs.png TangelaPlats.png TangelaHGSSs.png Tangela4backs.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Tangela BW.gif Tangela BW Back.gif
Shiny Tangela BW.gif Shiny Tangela BW Back.gif

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

References