Tangrowth (Japanese: モジャンボ Mojanbo) is a Grass-Type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Tangrowth is a big, heavy Pokémon with thick, shaggy vines all over its entire body, save for a few spots. Its extendable arms (which are also composed of vines) have three magenta-colored fingers. It also has stubby magenta-colored feet and white eyes with black pupils, making them resemble googly eyes. However, although its eyes are sometimes visible, they get hidden in warm areas because of their profuse growth.

Gender differences

Females have more magenta on their fingers than the males.

Behavior

Tangrowth are predatory Pokémon that bind and ensnare their prey with vines. To get their prey to get close enough without spooking them, they often pretend to be large, unassuming shrubs. However, although they are predators themselves, Tangrowth have predators of their own (though they don't mind being attacked by them because of their regeneration).

Natural abilities

As shown by their Hidden Ability in Regenerator, Tangrowth have an amazing healing factor. Their vines grow back very quickly if they get cut, so they don't mind losing them.

Evolution

Tangrowth evolves from Tangela by leveling up after it learns the move Ancient Power.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Trade None
Platinum Evolve Tangela None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Tangela None
Black and White Route 13, Giant Chasm Rare
X and Y Evolve Tangela None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sky Stairway (B1F-B49F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Ranger School


Pokédex entries

  • Diamond

    It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.

  • 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

    Its arms are made of plants that bind themselves to things. They grow back right away if cut.

  • White

    Its arms are made of plants that bind themselves to things. They grow back right away if cut.

  • Black 2

    Even if one of its arms is eaten, it's fine. The Pokémon regenerates quickly and will go right back to normal.

  • 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

    It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.

  • Y

    Its vines grow so profusely that, in the warm season, you can't even see its eyes.

  • Omega Ruby

    It ensnares prey by extending arms made of vines. Losing arms to predators does not trouble it.

  • 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.


Side game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-036 PR Tangrowth Sprite.png Tangrowth Grass SOA Tackle 2.png Tackle 2 PA Grass SofA.png Grass
Capture Points* On Sight**
350 Runs away.
Browser Entry
It launches a poison powder to attack.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Stats

Tangrowth's Stats
HP
100
Attack
100
Defense
125
Sp. Atk
110
Sp. Def
50
Speed
50
Total
535

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Block —% 5 Normal Status
1 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status
7 Vine Whip 45 100% 25 Grass Physical
10 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
14 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status
17 Bind 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
20 Growth —% 20 Normal Status
23 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
27 Knock Off 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
30 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status
33 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical
36 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
40 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
43 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
46 Tickle 100% 20 Normal Status
49 Wring Out 100% 5 Normal Special
50 Grassy Terrain —% 10 Grass Status
53 Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical
56 Block —% 5 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
1 Block —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
4 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status Clever 1 3 ♥
7 Vine Whip 45 100% 25 Grass Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
10 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Clever 4 0 ♥
14 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
17 Bind 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
20 Growth —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
23 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special Clever 2 3 ♥
27 Knock Off 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
30 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status Clever 2 1 ♥
33 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
36 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
40 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
43 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
46 Tickle 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
49 Wring Out 100% 5 Normal Special Tough 2 1 ♥
50 Grassy Terrain —% 10 Grass Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
53 Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
56 Block —% 5 Normal Status Cute 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1BW
1B2W2
Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status
1BW
1B2W2
Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical
5BW
4B2W2
Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status
19BW
7B2W2
Vine Whip 35 100% 15 Grass Physical
8BW
10B2W2
Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special
15BW
14B2W2
PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status
22BW
17B2W2
Bind 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
12BW
20B2W2
Growth —% 40 Normal Status
26BW
23B2W2
Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special
33BW
27B2W2
Knock Off 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
29BW
30B2W2
Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status
40BW
33B2W2
Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical
N/ABW
36B2W2
Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special
36BW
40B2W2
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
43BW
43B2W2
Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
47BW
46B2W2
Tickle 100% 20 Normal Status
50BW
49B2W2
Wring Out 100% 5 Normal Special
54BW
53B2W2
Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical
57BW
56B2W2
Block —% 5 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 IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Ingrain —% 20 Grass Status Smart 0
1 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 0
5 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status Smart 2
8 Absorb 20 100% 25 Grass Special Smart 1
12 Growth —% 40 Normal Status Beauty 0
15 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status Smart 2
19 Vine Whip 35 100% 15 Grass Physical Cool 3
22 Bind 15 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 0
26 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special Smart 1
29 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Status Smart 2
33 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
36 Knock Off 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
40 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
43 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
47 Tickle 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2
50 Wring Out 100% 5 Normal Special Smart 2
54 Power Whip 120 85% 10 Grass Physical Beauty 3
57 Block —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2
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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
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
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug 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 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 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 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 3 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 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 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 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 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
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
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
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
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
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
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 IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM09 Bullet Seed 10 100% 30 Grass Physical Cool 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
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

To see the Egg Moves that Tangrowth can learn, refer to Tangela.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bind USUM 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Synthesis USUM —% 5 Grass Status
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
Bind ORAS 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Synthesis ORAS —% 5 Grass Status Clever 1 0 ♥
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
Bind B2W2 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
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
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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Block HGSS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Seed Bomb HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Synthesis HGSSPt —% 5 Grass Status Smart 0
Worry Seed HGSS 100% 10 Grass Status Beauty 2
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

Tangrowth first appeared in The Rise of Darkrai, but only as a cameo. Tangrowth's first real appearance was in Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!. It pretended it was the king of the forest when it hurt Dawn's Mamoswine and Ash's Grotle. Tangrowth at the end healed them both. In the thirteenth movie, Tangrowth was a major character. It was a friend of Ash's Pikachu that met him in a forest in Johto. Not much is known about it because the movie wasn't released.

Origin

Like its pre-evolution, Tangrowth is based on a bush. It also bears a slight resemblance to an orangutan, early hominid (hence why Tangela only evolves if it knows Ancient Power) or some other type of primate.

Etymology

Tangrowth comes from the words tangle and growth. It may also incorporate the word tentacle.

Mojanbo comes from もじゃもじゃ (mojamoja, unkempt), "jumbo" (large), and possibly the Swahili greeting "jambo," as Swahili is spoken in some parts of Africa, known for its abundance of nature and as the evolutionary birthplace of hominids.

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See also

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