Tangela

Tangela is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Vine Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 114
Type Grass
Species Vine Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 77.2 lbs (35.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Chlorophyll
2. Leaf Guard
Regenerator (hidden ability)
Local № 114 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
179 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
114 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
181 (Platinum)
182 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
217 (Black 2/White 2)
114 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 87
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 55
103 229
Defense 115
211 361
Sp. Atk 100
184 328
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 60
112 240
Total 435 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Tangela.

Evolution chart

(after Ancient Power learned)

Tangela changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
The whole body is swathed with wide vines that are similar to seaweed. Its vines shake 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
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
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
White
The blue vines shrouding its body are covered in a growth of fine hair. It is known to be ticklish.
Black 2
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
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.

Moves learned by Tangela

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1IngrainGrass
4Sleep PowderGrass 75
7Vine WhipGrass 45 100
10AbsorbGrass 20 100
14Poison PowderPoison 75
17BindNormal 15 85
20GrowthNormal
23Mega DrainGrass 40 100
27Knock OffDark 65 100
30Stun SporeGrass 75
33Natural GiftNormal 100
36Giga DrainGrass 75 100
38Ancient PowerRock 60 100
41SlamNormal 80 75
44TickleNormal 100
46Wring OutNormal 100
48Grassy TerrainGrass
50Power WhipGrass 120 85

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
ConfusionPsychic 50 100
EndeavorNormal 100
FlailNormal 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Leaf StormGrass 130 90
Leech SeedGrass 90
Mega DrainGrass 40 100
Natural GiftNormal 100
Nature PowerNormal
Power SwapPsychic
Rage PowderBug
Wake-Up SlapFighting 70 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BindNormal 15 85
EndeavorNormal 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Pain SplitNormal
Seed BombGrass 80 100
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
SynthesisGrass
Worry SeedGrass 100

Moves learnt by TM

Tangela 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
83InfestationBug 20 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Tangela 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormal Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Tangela learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
5Sleep PowderGrass 75
10ConfusionPsychic 50 100
15Vine WhipGrass 45 100
17Poison PowderPoison 75
22BindNormal 15 85
27GrowthNormal
29Stun SporeGrass 75
34Mega DrainGrass 40 100
39Leech SeedGrass 90
44SlamNormal 80 75
49AmnesiaPsychic
54Power WhipGrass 120 85

Moves learnt by TM

Tangela is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
5RestPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
12FacadeNormal 70 100
27ToxicPoison 90
45Solar BeamGrass 120 100
48Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
52Sludge BombPoison 90 100
53Mega DrainGrass 40 100

Tangela sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Tangela  sprite from Red & Blue Tangela  sprite from Silver Tangela  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Tangela  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Tangela  sprite from Black & White Tangela  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Tangela Shiny sprite from Silver Tangela Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Tangela Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Tangela Shiny sprite from Black & White Tangela Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Tangela

Red
Blue
Route 21, Cinnabar Island
Yellow Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 21, 28, 44, Mt. Silver
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 21, Cinnabar Island, Treasure Beach
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Great Marsh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 21, 28, 44, Mt. Silver
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 13, Giant Chasm
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
Route 21

Other languages

English Tangela
Japanese モンジャラ (Monjara)
German Tangela
French Saquedeneu

Name origin

tangle
twisted mesh of strands (e.g. vines)