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 6′07″ (2.0 m)
Weight 283.5 lbs (128.6 kg)
Abilities Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator (hidden ability)
Local № 182 (Platinum)
183 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
218 (Black 2/White 2)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 30 (3.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 187
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Moves learned by Tangrowth

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.
1BlockNormal
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
40Ancient PowerRock 60 100
43SlamNormal 80 75
46TickleNormal 100
49Wring OutNormal 100
50Grassy TerrainGrass
53Power WhipGrass 120 85
56BlockNormal

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.
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

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

Tangrowth 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
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 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
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BlockNormal
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
40Ancient PowerRock 60 100
43SlamNormal 80 75
46TickleNormal 100
49Wring OutNormal 100
50Grassy TerrainGrass
53Power WhipGrass 120 85
56BlockNormal

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

Tangrowth is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & 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
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bullet SeedGrass 25 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 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
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Tangrowth sprites

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

Other languages

English 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