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 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 28.0 kg (61.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Water Absorb
2. Chlorophyll
Storm Drain (hidden ability)
Local № 062 (Black/White)
119 (Black 2/White 2)
296 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 161
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Grass
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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 changes

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.
Sword With noises that could be mistaken for the rattles of maracas, it creates an upbeat rhythm, startling bird Pokémon and making them fly off in a hurry.
Shield Once each year, this Pokémon scatters its seeds. They’re jam-packed with nutrients, making them a precious food source out in the desert.

Moves learned by Maractus

Moves learnt by level up

Maractus learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1After YouNormalStatus
1IngrainGrassStatus
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Spiky ShieldGrassStatus
4GrowthNormalStatus
8Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
12Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
16Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
20Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
24Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
28Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
32SynthesisGrassStatus
36Petal BlizzardGrassPhysical 90 100
40Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
44Sunny DayFireStatus
48Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
52AcupressureNormalStatus
56Petal DanceGrassSpecial 120 100
60Cotton GuardGrassStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Maractus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Maractus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Maractus is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1After YouNormalStatus
1Cotton GuardGrassStatus
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Spiky ShieldGrassStatus
3Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
6GrowthNormalStatus
10Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
13Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
15SynthesisGrassStatus
18Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
22Needle ArmGrassPhysical 60 100
26Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
29AcupressureNormalStatus
33IngrainGrassStatus
38Petal DanceGrassSpecial 120 100
42Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
45Sunny DayFireStatus
48Petal BlizzardGrassPhysical 90 100
50Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
55Cotton GuardGrassStatus
57After YouNormalStatus

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.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100
Grass WhistleGrassStatus 55
Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SpikesGroundStatus
Wood HammerGrassPhysical 120 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 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 YouNormalStatus
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Drain PunchFightingPhysical 75 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Maractus sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Maractus  sprite from Black & White Maractus  sprite from X & Y Maractus  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 6, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Maractus
Japanese マラカッチ (Maracacchi)
German Maracamba
French Maracachi

Name origin

maracas
rhythm instrument
cactus
a desert plant