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Just like with my other questions, I'm asking for a general comparison between these two defensive grass types with their pros and cons to each other

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Amoonguss

Pros:

It resists the STABs of very common Pokémon in OU with its great defensive typing, allowing it to play a great defensive role with its high HP.

It is a poison type, meaning it can use Black Sludge.

It’s much more well rounded with its bulk, and it can utilize Black Sludge while Tangrowth is stuck with an Assault Vest due to its bad Special Defense.

The most important thing, in my opinion, it gets Spore, the only 100% accurate sleep move.

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Cons:

It doesn’t have great offensive or defensive stats, and even if it’s more balanced than Tangrowth, it won’t be able to tank/wall as well, in my opinion.

It’s in UU for a reason, while Tangrowth is in OU.

Anything faster with a super effective move could easily get the KO if it has a high Attack/Special Attack stat (252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Psyshock vs. 248 HP / 56 Def Amoonguss in Psychic Terrain: 728-860 (168.9 - 199.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO, I used preset movesets for this calculation).

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Tangrowth

Pros:

It’s in OU. That’s always a good sign when playing OU.

It has great HP, Defense, Attack, and Special Attack, and it can reliably run an Assault Vest set with no offensive EVs and still hit hard.

It gets Knock Off, allowing it to cripple item reliant Pokémon.

It has a good movepool, and it can combat it’s weakness with moves like Earthquake and Hidden Power Ice, and it gets additional coverage in Sludge Bomb.

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Cons:

It has horrible Special Defense and relies on an Assault Vest to patch it up, which hinders its walling capabilities, though it does make a good tank.

It has a worse defensive typing, and it can’t do much about Fairies with Hidden Power Fire (while Amoonguss usually scares them away due to a STAB Sludge Bomb).

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I think they’re pretty even, actually, both having a fair amount of pros and cons.

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Hope this helps! :)

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Thanks for a detailed answer
some tangrowth run sludge bomb
I put that in there, Nebby.

Also, no problem :)
oh I guess I misread
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Amoongus

Pros:
Good defensive typing
Solid bulk
Has Regenerator
Has Spore

Cons:
Weaknesses to common offensive types
Low speed
Low-ish Attack/Special Attack

Tangrowth

Pros:
Good defensive typing
Solid wall
Regenerator
Good utility moves
Resists Ground

Cons:
Passive
Highly susceptible to Knock Off
Can't switch in as well if it loses item
Weaknesses to common offensive types

Hope I helped!

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I think Tangrowth is usually better than Amoonguss for several reasons.

All of Tangrowth's stats are better except HP and special defense. Amoonguss's lower attack stats give opponents more chances to use stuff like swords dance or stealth rock.
Tangrowth's ground resistance and higher physical defense makes it better at checking Garchomp and Diancie.
Amoonguss is weak to psychic, so it's worse at checking stuff like Alakazam.
Earthquake lets Tangrowth threaten Pokemon like Heatran or Magearna that safely switch into Amoonguss.
Knock off lets Tangrowth support the team while holding an assault vest and threaten defensive Pokemon that comfortably wall Amoonguss.

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That's true but Amoonguss can be a status spreader alone. This is gonna be a really hard choice since they're both really good pokemon
Tangrowth can have sleep powder and rocky helmet if you want.
Yeah but sleep powder is even more unreliable than stone miss and that would also leave Tangrowth quite vulnerable on the special side