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 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 35.0 kg (77.2 lbs)
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)
080 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Its identity is obscured by masses of thick blue vines. The vines are said to never stop growing.
Sword Hidden beneath a tangle of vines that grows nonstop even if the vines are torn off, this Pokémon’s true appearance remains a mystery.
Shield The vines of a Tangela have a distinct scent. In some parts of Galar, Tangela vines are used as herbs.

Moves learned by Tangela

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
4Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
8GrowthNormalStatus
12Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
16Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
20Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
24Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
28Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
32Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
36Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
40SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
44TickleNormalStatus 100
48Power WhipGrassPhysical 120 85
52IngrainGrassStatus
56Grassy TerrainGrassStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Nature PowerNormalStatus
Rage PowderBugStatus

Move Tutor moves

Tangela 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

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1ConstrictNormalPhysical 10 100
5Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
10ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
15Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
17Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
22BindNormalPhysical 15 85
27GrowthNormalStatus
29Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
34Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
39Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
44SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
49AmnesiaPsychicStatus
54Power WhipGrassPhysical 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.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
09ReflectPsychicStatus
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
45Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
48Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
52Sludge BombPoisonSpecial 90 100
53Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100

Tangela sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Tangela  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Sword
Shield
Forest of Focus

Other languages

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

Name origin

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