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Maractus (Japanese: マラカッチ Marakatchi) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Maractus is a small plant-based cactus-like Pokémon, as its name suggests, with a somewhat feminine appearance. It has two ear-like extensions protruding from its head that end in lavender flowers. They have three yellow thorns on them similar to one on the middle of Maractus' forehead. It has yellow eyes and a zigzagged w-shaped mouth. Its main body is made of two shades of green (one shade lighter or darker than the other, the light being the main body color and the dark being the secondary), and ends in either a single star-shaped foot or what appears to be a star-shaped bush. It has mid-sized arms that end in a sort of dark green frill before the hand. Its hands each have three yellow claws similar to its thorns.

Its Shiny form has a vivid green hue replacing the main body color, and purple replacing the secondary. The yellow in its eyes and thorns is replaced by lavender and consequently the lavender in its flowers is replaced by yellow.

Evolution

Maractus does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Desert Resort Uncommon
Black 2/White 2 Desert Resort Uncommon
X/Y Friend Safari Uncommon
OR/AS Mirage Area Rare
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Black
It uses uptempo dancing and sound to drive away its natural enemies, the bird Pokémon who aim for its flower’s seeds.
White
Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.
Black 2
When it moves rhythmically, it makes a sound similar to maracas, making the surprised Pokémon flee.
White 2
When it moves rhythmically, it makes a sound similar to maracas, making the surprised Pokémon flee.
X
It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
Y
Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.
Omega Ruby
It uses an up-tempo song and dance to drive away the bird Pokémon that prey on its flower seeds.
Alpha Sapphire
Arid regions are their habitat. They move rhythmically, making a sound similar to maracas.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!
Sword
Shield


Stats

Base Stats
HP
75
Attack
86
Defense
67
Sp. Atk
106
Sp. Def
67
Speed
60
Total
461

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Spiky Shield —% 10 Grass Status
1 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status
1 After You —% 15 Normal Status
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
3 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status
6 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
10 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
13 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
15 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
18 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
22 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical
26 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
29 Acupressure —% 30 Normal Status
33 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
38 Petal Dance 120 100% 10 Grass Special
42 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
45 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
48 Petal Blizzard 90 100% 15 Grass Physical
50 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
55 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status
57 After You —% 15 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
N/AXY
1ORAS
Spiky Shield —% 10 Grass Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
After You —% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
3XY
3ORAS
Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
6XY
6ORAS
Growth —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
10XY
10ORAS
Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
13XY
13ORAS
Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special Type Clever 2 3 ♥
15XY
15ORAS
Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
18XY
18ORAS
Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
22XY
22ORAS
Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
26XY
26ORAS
Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
29XY
29ORAS
Acupressure —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
33XY
33ORAS
Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
38XY
38ORAS
Petal Dance 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 6 0 ♥
42XY
42ORAS
Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
45XY
45ORAS
Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
48XY
48ORAS
Petal Blizzard 90 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
50XY
50ORAS
Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
55XY
55ORAS
Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
57XY
57ORAS
After You —% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
1 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
3 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status
6 Growth —% 40 Normal Status
10 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Physical
13 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
15 Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status
18 Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status
22 Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical
26 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
29 Acupressure —% 30 Normal Status
33 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
38 Petal Dance 120 100% 10 Grass Special
42 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
45 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
50 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
55 Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status
57 After You —% 15 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Type Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Bullet Seed Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunflora 25 100% 30 Grass Physical
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status
Grassy Terrain Oddish, Gloom, Tangela, Tangrowth, Roserade, Comfey —% 10 Grass Status
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott, Phantump, Trevenant, Comfey 90% 10 Grass Status
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Spikes Cacnea, Cacturne —% 20 Ground Status
Wood Hammer Exeggutor, Exeggutor, Torterra, Snover, Abomasnow, Phantump, Trevenant 120 100% 15 Grass Physical
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bounce Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Bullet Seed Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunflora 25 100% 30 Grass Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Grassy Terrain Oddish, Gloom, Tangela, Roserade, Tangrowth —% 10 Grass Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott 90% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Spikes Cacnea, Cacturne —% 20 Ground Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Wood Hammer Exeggutor, Torterra, Snover, Abomasnow, Phantump, Trevenant 120 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bounce Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Bullet Seed Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunflora 25 100% 30 Grass Physical
GrassWhistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status
Leech Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Breloom, Roselia, Cacnea, Cacturne, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Cottonee, Whimsicott 90% 10 Grass Status
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Spikes Cacnea, Cacturne —% 20 Ground Status
Wood Hammer Exeggutor, Torterra, Snover, Abomasnow 120 100% 15 Grass Physical
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Drain Punch USUM 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis USUM —% 5 Grass Status
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Worry Seed USUM 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cool 2 2 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Synthesis ORAS —% 5 Grass Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You B2W2 —% 15 Normal Status
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Drain Punch B2W2 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Synthesis B2W2 —% 5 Grass Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Worry Seed B2W2 100% 10 Grass Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Maractus BW Maractus BW Maractus BW Back
Shiny Maractus BW Shiny Maractus BW Shiny Maractus BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Maractus XY Maractus XY MaractusBackXY
MaractusShinyXY MaractusShinyXY MaractusBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Trivia

  • Maractus is the third cactus like Pokémon, the other two being Cacnea and Cacturne.
  • When affected by sleep, Maractus's eyes do not close.

Origin

Maractus is based on a cactus.

Etymology

Maractus's English name seems to be derived from the words "maraca" and "cactus".

Gallery

See also

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