Tangrowth

Tangrowth is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Vine Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 465
Type Grass
Species Vine Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 128.6 kg (283.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Chlorophyll
2. Leaf Guard
Regenerator (hidden ability)
Local № 182 (Platinum)
183 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
218 (Black 2/White 2)
081 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 30 (3.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 187
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 100
310 404
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 125
229 383
Sp. Atk 110
202 350
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 50
94 218
Total 535 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 Tangrowth.

Evolution chart

(after Ancient Power learned)

Tangrowth changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond
Pearl
It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.
Platinum Its arms are made of plants that bind themselves to things. They grow back right away if cut.
HeartGold When it remains still, it appears to be a large shrub. Unsuspecting prey that wander near get ensnared by its vines.
SoulSilver Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can’t even see its eyes.
Black
White
Its arms are made of plants that bind themselves to things. They grow back right away if cut.
Black 2
White 2
Even if one of its arms is eaten, it’s fine. The Pokémon regenerates quickly and will go right back to normal.
X
Omega Ruby
It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can’t even see its eyes.
Sword Tangrowth has two arms that it can extend as it pleases. Recent research has shown that these arms are, in fact, bundles of vines.
Shield Vine growth is accelerated for Tangrowth living in warm climates. If the vines grow long, Tangrowth shortens them by tearing parts of them off.

Moves learned by Tangrowth

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
1BlockNormalStatus
1GrowthNormalStatus
1Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
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

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

Tangrowth 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

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BlockNormalStatus
1ConstrictNormalPhysical 10 100
1IngrainGrassStatus
4Sleep PowderGrassStatus 75
7Vine WhipGrassPhysical 45 100
10AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
14Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
17BindNormalPhysical 15 85
20GrowthNormalStatus
23Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
27Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
30Stun SporeGrassStatus 75
33Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
36Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
40Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
43SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
46TickleNormalStatus 100
49Wring OutNormalSpecial 100
50Grassy TerrainGrassStatus
53Power WhipGrassPhysical 120 85
56BlockNormalStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90
Leech SeedGrassStatus 90
Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
Nature PowerNormalStatus
Power SwapPsychicStatus
Rage PowderBugStatus
Wake-Up SlapFightingPhysical 70 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BindNormalPhysical 15 85
BlockNormalStatus
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Pain SplitNormalStatus
Seed BombGrassPhysical 80 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
SynthesisGrassStatus
Worry SeedGrassStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Tangrowth 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
Bullet SeedGrassPhysical 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Tangrowth sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Tangrowth  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Tangrowth  sprite from Black & White Tangrowth  sprite from X & Y Tangrowth  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Tangrowth Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Tangrowth Shiny sprite from Black & White Tangrowth Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Tangrowth

Diamond
Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Tangela
Black
White
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Black 2
White 2
Route 13, Giant Chasm, Humilau City
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tangela
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
Evolve Tangela

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Tangrowth
Japanese モジャンボ (Mojumbo)
German Tangoloss
French Bouldeneu

Name origin

tangle
twisted mesh of strands (e.g. vines)
growth
expansion, enlargement