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|National Dex Nr.||#114|
|Ability/ies||Chlorophyll, Leaf Guard |
|Average Height||3'03" 1.0 m|
|Average Weight||77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg|
Tangela (Japanese: モンジャラ Monjara) is a Grass-type Pokémon. It evolves into Tangrowth when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.
Tangela is covered with thick blue vines that obscure its face so only its eyes can be seen. These vines are covered in fine hair, and they give it a round shape. It is unknown what it looks like without them. The vines are always growing, and can be replaced if lost or damaged. It has a pair of red boot-like feet, but no visible arms.
Tangela can ensnare and entangle anything that moves too close to it with its vines. The vines constantly jiggle and sway, unnerving enemies and deters herbivores that might mistake Tangela for a shrub. Tangela's vines will snap off easily and painlessly if the target pulls on them, suggesting that the ensnaring is intended to scare off potential predators. Tangela can usually be found on the edge of many grassy plains, be it near a mountain range or the ocean. However, it can also be found in large forests or jungles.
- In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Tangela was originally known as "Meduza," a misspelling of the Greek mythological character Medusa.
- Although it is said to live in plains, its Friend Area in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is the Jungle. Also, its Pal Park area is the Forest.
- Tangela and Tropius are the only two Pokémon that are not starters or Legendary Pokémon of a previous generation unavailable in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. They must be transferred forward from a Generation III game or traded from Pokémon Platinum.
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