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.

Behavior

Maractus usually shake themselves to fend themselves by startling bird Pokemon through their rhythmic dances and body movements, as well as producing a sound similar to a maracas. They scatter their seeds once in a year.

Natural Abilities

Their seeds are full of nutrients, which can be a precious food source that can benefit survival in deserts.

Habitat

Maractus dwell in dry and arid areas, such as deserts.

Evolution

Maractus does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Desert Resort Uncommon
Black 2 and White 2 Desert Resort Uncommon
X and Y Friend Safari Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Mirage Area Rare
Sun and Moon Transfer None


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.

  • Sword

    With noises that could be mistaken for the rattles of maracas, it creates an upbeat rhythm, startling bird Pokémon and making them fly off in a hurry.

  • Shield

    Once each year, this Pokémon scatters its seeds. They're jam-packed with nutrients, making them a precious food source out in the desert.


Stats

Maractus's 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 Tough 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status Cute 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
After You —% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Clever 4 0 ♥
3XY
3ORAS
Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
6XY
6ORAS
Growth —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
10XY
10ORAS
Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
13XY
13ORAS
Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special Clever 2 3 ♥
15XY
15ORAS
Synthesis —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
18XY
18ORAS
Cotton Spore 100% 40 Grass Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
22XY
22ORAS
Needle Arm 60 100% 15 Grass Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
26XY
26ORAS
Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
29XY
29ORAS
Acupressure —% 30 Normal Status Tough 1 0 ♥
33XY
33ORAS
Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
38XY
38ORAS
Petal Dance 120 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
42XY
42ORAS
Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
45XY
45ORAS
Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
48XY
48ORAS
Petal Blizzard 90 100% 15 Grass Physical Beautiful 2 2 ♥
50XY
50ORAS
Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
55XY
55ORAS
Cotton Guard —% 10 Grass Status Cute 1 0 ♥
57XY
57ORAS
After You —% 15 Normal Status 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 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.

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 Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM96 Nature Power —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status 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 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 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 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 Cute 1 0 ♥
Bullet Seed Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunflora 25 100% 30 Grass Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Grass Whistle Sunkern, Sunflora, Roselia, Snover, Abomasnow 55% 15 Grass Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Grassy Terrain Oddish, Gloom, Tangela, Roserade, Tangrowth —% 10 Grass Status 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 Clever 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb Bulbasaur, Exeggutor, Sunkern, Shroomish, Breloom 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Spikes Cacnea, Cacturne —% 20 Ground Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Wood Hammer Exeggutor, Torterra, Snover, Abomasnow, Phantump, Trevenant 120 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Worry Seed Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Exeggcute, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Shroomish, Cherubi, Cherrim 100% 10 Grass Status 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 Cute 3 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Drain Punch ORAS 75 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Synthesis ORAS —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Worry Seed ORAS 100% 10 Grass Status 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


Appearances

Anime

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".

Marakatchi seems to be a portmanteau of "maraca" and "mariachi" (a type of music that originated in Mexico).

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See also

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