Maractus

Maractus is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Cactus Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 556
Type Grass
Species Cactus Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 61.7 lbs (28.0 kg)
Abilities Chlorophyll
Water Absorb
Storm Drain (hidden ability)
Local № 062 (Black/White)
119 (Black 2/White 2)
Japanese Marakatchi

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 161
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 86
159 298
Defense 67
125 256
Sp. Atk 106
195 342
Sp. Def 67
125 256
Speed 60
112 240
Total 461 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

  • Maractus does not evolve.

Name origin

maracas
rhythm instrument
cactus
a desert plant

Pokédex entries

Black It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
White Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.
Black 2
White 2
When it moves rhythmically, it makes a sound similar to maracas, making the surprised Pokémon flee.
X
Omega Ruby
It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.

Moves learned by Maractus

Moves learnt by level up

Maractus learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1After YouNormal
1Cotton GuardGrass
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Spiky ShieldGrass
3Sweet ScentNormal
6GrowthNormal
10Pin MissileBug 25 95
13Mega DrainGrass 40 100
15SynthesisGrass
18Cotton SporeGrass 100
22Needle ArmGrass 60 100
26Giga DrainGrass 75 100
29AcupressureNormal
33IngrainGrass
38Petal DanceGrass 120 100
42Sucker PunchDark 70 100
45Sunny DayFire
48Petal BlizzardGrass 90 100
50Solar BeamGrass 120 100
55Cotton GuardGrass
57After YouNormal

Egg moves

Maractus learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Maractus egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlying 85 85
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100
Grass WhistleGrass 55
Grassy TerrainGrass
Leech SeedGrass 90
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SpikesGround
Wood HammerGrass 120 100
Worry SeedGrass 100

Move Tutor moves

Maractus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
BounceFlying 85 85
Drain PunchFighting 75 100
EndeavorNormal 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Helping HandNormal
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SynthesisGrass
Throat ChopDark 80 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

Maractus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Maractus can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Maractus learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1After YouNormal
1Cotton GuardGrass
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Spiky ShieldGrass
3Sweet ScentNormal
6GrowthNormal
10Pin MissileBug 25 95
13Mega DrainGrass 40 100
15SynthesisGrass
18Cotton SporeGrass 100
22Needle ArmGrass 60 100
26Giga DrainGrass 75 100
29AcupressureNormal
33IngrainGrass
38Petal DanceGrass 120 100
42Sucker PunchDark 70 100
45Sunny DayFire
48Petal BlizzardGrass 90 100
50Solar BeamGrass 120 100
55Cotton GuardGrass
57After YouNormal

Egg moves

Maractus learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Maractus egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlying 85 85
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100
Grass WhistleGrass 55
Grassy TerrainGrass
Leech SeedGrass 90
Seed BombGrass 80 100
SpikesGround
Wood HammerGrass 120 100
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

Maractus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Maractus can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Maractus sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Maractus  sprite from Black & White Maractus  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Maractus Shiny sprite from Black & White Maractus Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Maractus

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Desert Resort
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game