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What is a good moveset for Tangrowth?

2 votes

Yep, I missed another one. Mine is EV trained in Attack, Speed, and HP. It has the ability Chlorophyll. It knows:

Power Whip: High power, STAB, decent PP.

Earthquake: Obviously.

Sleep Powder: Puts the foe to Sleep.

Knock Off: Knocks off the foe's item.

tangrowth learnset

asked Sep 9, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
5th Gen tier: OU
Huh? What? This guy is NU.
Not to smogon
Tangela (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Regeneration
EVs: 120 HP / 136 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder
- Hidden Power [Rock]
the foes item isn't usually worth the trouble. I'd replace knock off

11 Answers

5 votes

Since Yours Is EV Trained In Attack, I Will Give A Physical Moveset. If You Would Also Like The Special Moveset, Comment Below, and Ill Edit it.

Physical: Item: Quick Claw:
Moveset:
Rock Slide: It Covers So Many Weaknesses, that Just Like Sceptile, It Is Worth It.
Power Whip/Seed Bomb: STAB, Decent Coverage.
Sleep Powder Isnt Exactly Accurate, But If You Want To Keep It Go Ahead. If Not, I Would Suggest Earthquake To Cover Its Final Weakness.
Finally: Leech Seed: For Healing, Or Brick Break or Poison Jab For More Coverage.

Special Moveset:
Mine As Well Make Use Of That Chloyaphyl, or Leaf Guard.
Sunny Day: Ability, Solarbeam, Etc.
Solarbeam: STAB Strong Acc. and Power
Ancientpower: Covers 4 Weaknesses
Synthesis: Heals Alot Of HP In The Sun:)
Preferably Holding A Heat Rock.

answered Sep 9, 2010 by Swampert
edited Sep 9, 2010 by Swampert
Sure, give a Special moveset so that people with a special Tangrowth will have a moveset. And I think I'll do Poison Jab instead of Knock Off.
2 votes

Gen V

Tangrowth (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Chlorophyll

EVs: 128 Def / 128 SAtk / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Giga Drain
  • Stun Spore
  • Hidden Power [Fire]
  • Focus Blast
answered Jun 18, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Sun sweeper
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 S.Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Hp


Growth
Solar-beam/Giga-drain
Hidden-power(Fire)
Focus-blast/Ancient-power


Growth boosts S.Attack (and attack but that is not important here) by 2 stages in the sun. Solar-beam is powerful STAB while Giga-drain is healing STAB. Hidden-power(Fire) is coverage and is boosted by the sun. Focus-blast is coverage while Ancient-power is for some fun coverage that can boost all stats for some fun.

Note: You can make this set a Physical one too if you just go Jolly and swap the S.attack EVs for Attack, then teach it Seed-bomb, E-quake, and Rock-slide/Brick-break. Also this set requires Sun-support.

answered Mar 1, 2012 by Speed freak
0 votes

Gen V Set for Tangela

Tangela (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 252 Def / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Giga Drain
  • Sleep Powder
  • Hidden Power [Fire]
  • Leech Seed
answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

I would have

Earthquake-Decent power accuracy and PP

Synthesis-Leech seed or giga drain arn't necessary if you can heal this way

Rock Slide-Coverage

Power Whip-Reasonably accurate and really powerful

answered Feb 17, 2012 by brainbox
0 votes


Item: Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator/Leaf-guard
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 Defense, 180 Hp, 78 S.Defense


Amnesia
Leech-seed
Sleep-powder/Toxic
Giga-drain


Amnesia is for boosting that terrible S.Defense. Leech-seed is for stalling and healing. Sleep-powder gives you more time to heal/boost, while Toxic is for more stalling. Giga-drain is STAB and healing.

answered Feb 17, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Apr 26, 2012 by Speed freak
0 votes

Tangela (M/F) @ Eviolite

Trait: Regenerator
EV's 252 HP / 176 Def / 80 SpD
Nature: Bold (-Att, +Def.)
-Sleep Powder
-Leech Seed
-Substitute
-Giga Drain

Okay here we go, Eviolite is to boost Tangela's decent defenses even higher, the EV's are for bulk, Bold is to make Tangela a Physical Wall. Sleep Powder is to put the opponent to sleep. Leech Seed is to drain the foe's HP away. Substitute makes this a SubSeed set and with Regenerater you can set up Substitutes as long as you want. Giga Drain is to heal and it's STAB.

answered Sep 2, 2012 by Spark Pichu
sub? Y not protect
SubSeed...
0 votes

This thing is one of the most beastly walls in RU, possessing more physical bulk than Skarmory, access to Leech Seed and Sleep Powder, the highly covered ability Regenerator, along with a good STAB in Power Whip and a decent Atk stat to use it.

Tangrowth @ Leftovers
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Atk
Bold Nature
- Sleep Powder
- Leech Seed
- Power Whip
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Insane bulk, the ability to SleepSeed, a great STAB, and HP Fire to take down Ferroseeds and grass type and bug type switch ins. What more does he need?

answered May 1, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
0 votes

--------------------------This moveset is for a SUN TEAM------------------------------

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Bulky Sun Sustaining Vines

Nature - Calm (+SpD, -Atk)

EV's : 252-SpD 252-HP 4-SpA

Item - Big Root / Leftovers ( It's your preference, but I prefer Big Root)

Ability - Leaf Guard - I'm not gettin' toxic'ed today! ;D

Moveset:

Grassy Terrain / HP Fire - I DO know that Grassy Terrain heals the other team to, but the 50% boost to Grass type (STAB in this case) moves helps a lot. HP Fire is for coverage and gets boosted by the sun.

Giga Drain - STAB, also more healing

Leech Seed - I like this for wearing down, also for even more heals

Ingrain / Synthesis - Again, your choice, but I prefer Synthesis for yet even MORE heals! ( Some people playing X / Y may not have access to Tangrowth getting Synthesis. This is due to no move tutors to teach him the move. However, Ingrain works just as well, if not better. Although you can't planning to be switching a lot. ;)

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answered Jan 11 by POKEmon_X_Y_
0 votes

If there is one thing Tangela proves, its that potential can be found in the strangest of places.

Tangela@Eviolite
Ability: Regenerator

Ingrain- Healing.

Leech Seed- More healing.

Giga Drain- Even MORE healing(Max PP).

Sleep Powder- Get a free turn and free healing.

What makes Tangela better than Tangrowth is the Eviolite. They have equal special defense base stat so Eviolite really makes up for it. With that good special attack, Tangela becomes an unusual tank.Give it a Sassy nature and 252 HP/128 Spa/96 Spd/32 Def. P.S. If you pair Tangela with my Klefki in double battles you can do a really effective combo(even enough to counter the Mega Kangaskhan and Rotom Wash pairup.)!

answered Jan 20 by ChewyDonuts
0 votes

@impish @leftovers

Power Whip
Knock Off
Leech Seed
Sleep Powder

Hope I helped!

answered 1 hour ago by Poke_Master_LOL333