Tangela is a Grass type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Tangrowth when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power. Take a look below for 24 fascinating and interesting facts about Pokemon.
1. Tangela is a Pokemon covered by blue, seaweed-like veins that obscure its face.
2. There is a small opening in the vines that reveals its eyes surrounded by a black space.
3. The vines give Tangela a round shape, but it is unknown what it looks like without them.
4. Its vines are covered in fine hair and are always growing.
5. If damaged or lost, replacements are grown.
6. There is a pair of red boot-like feet poking out from under the vines, but no visible arms.
7. Tangela can ensnare and entangle anything that moves too close to it with its vines.
8. The vines constantly jiggle and sway, unnerving enemies and causing a tickling sensation if ensnared.
9. Tangela’s vines will snap off easily and painlessly if the target pulls on them, so it can quickly escape.
10. Tangela can usually be found in temperate grasslands.
11. In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Tangela was originally known as “Meduza,” a name derived from the Greek mythological character Medusa.
12. Tangela is likely based on Medusa, a gorgon of Greek mythology, who had a head of snakes and turned any creature that saw her into stone.
13. The tentacles on Tangela, however, are vines.
14. Its Crystal sprite shows it curling into a ball, meaning it may also have design elements from tumbleweed or bird-cage plants.
15. It may also be based on a Green Man, a motif that is represented as a face surrounded by leaves and vines.
16. Tangela’s feet may be based on plants whose flowers resemble footwear, such as lady’s slippers or Thunbergia mysorensis.
17. Tangela may be a combination of tangle and Medusa (referring to its vines resembling a snake hairstyle like Medusa’s).
18. A Tangela appeared in Pokémon Scent-sation!, under the ownership of Erika. It was used during Ash’s Gym battle against her. It is a strong Pokémon that manages to use its vines and Stun Spore in order to incapacitate the opponent. In its battle against Ash, it managed to take out Bulbasaur by using this combination. Erika then recalled Tangela when Ash sent out his Charmander. Erika’s Tangela also appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in an alternate continuity of the main series; it was seen battling Pikachu but was defeated.
19. A Tangela appeared in Gulpin it Down, under the ownership of an Officer Jenny. It was used in addition to her Meganium and Parasect during an effort to stop the massive army of Gulpin that was rioting around the town.
20. A Tangela appeared in Pokémon Scent-sation! as one of the Pokémon in the Celadon Gym, separate from the one Erika kept as one of her battling Pokémon.
21. A Tangela appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.
22. A Tangela appeared in Princess vs. Princess, where it was battling Brock’s Vulpix during the Queen of the Princess Festival.
23. A Tangela appeared in It’s Mr. Mime Time as one of the Pokémon in Stella’s circus.
24. A Tangela appeared in Pikachu’s Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.