Amoonguss is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Foongus starting at level 39. Take a look below for 26 interesting and fascinating facts about Amoonguss.
1. Amoonguss is a mushroom like Pokemon with a large, light colored Poke Ball designed cap with warts.
2. It also has a huge, gray, stem-like body; fierce-looking eyes; and a large, pink mouth.
3. Amoonguss wields two Poké Ball-like shields.
4. It uses the Poké Ball-like patterns on its arms to lure in prey, though it doesn’t work too well in most cases.
5. Amoonguss is a carnivore, which can be found mainly in long grass as only their mushroom cap head protrudes from it, generally close to water.
6. Amoonguss, along with its pre-evolved form, is similar to Voltorb and Electrode in that it resembles a Poké Ball.
7. Amoonguss’s Shiny form’s coloration is reminiscent of that of the Master Ball. It shares this trait with its pre-evolved form.
8. Amoonguss and its pre-evolved form share their species name with Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, and Breloom. They are all known as the Mushroom Pokémon.
9. Amoonguss has the highest base HP of all Poison-type Pokémon.
10. Due to the fact that its Pokedex entries imply it preys on humans, Amoonguss appears to be based on the mushroom monsters from The Voice in the Night, a short story by the English writer William Hope Hodgson that inspired a famous Japanese cult film.
11. It’s appearance may draw inspiration from Amanita muscaria or mushrooms of the Agaricus genus.
12. Like Voltorb and its evolved form, the idea of them being mistaken for the standard Item Balls is similar to a mimic, a monster archetype commonly found in RPGs.
13. Amoonguss may be a combination of amanita (a genus of mushroom) and fungus or humongous (huge). Together with its pre-evolution, their names are a corruption of the phrase, “Fungus among us.”
14. James’s Amoonguss debuted in New Places… Familiar Faces!. He eventually had to give Amoonguss up to Giovanni as a sign that they accomplished something in Unova.
15. Multiple Amoonguss debuted in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!. Two of them attempted to attack Pikachu, but Pikachu was rescued by Robert. They then later attempted to attack a Deerling with Poison Powder, but Robert took the hit instead.
16. Three Amoonguss appeared in Unrest at the Nursery! as antagonists of the episode. They attacked a Vullaby when it accidentally kicked a rock into one of their own.
17. Multiple Amoonguss appeared in Team Plasma’s Pokémon Power Plot! as test specimens of Colress. They attacked Ash and his friends, but were subdued by Pikachu’s Thunderbolt and taken to the Floccesy Town Pokémon Center to be treated.
18. An Amoonguss appeared in Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, when its rest was disturbed by Bonnie and Pikachu. Angry at having its sleep disturbed, it used Spore on them. Later on, this process was repeated with Ash and his other friends.
19. A Trainer’s Amoonguss appeared in Lost at the League!, where it was seen being defeated by Cameron’s Ferrothorn during the Vertress Conference.
20. A Trainer’s Amoonguss appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! as one of the cruise ship passengers. It was seen competing in the Marine Cup Tournament but was soon defeated after being frozen.
21. An Amoonguss appeared in a fantasy or a flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.
22. An Amoonguss appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.
23. A Trainer’s Amoonguss appeared in a flashback in Valuable Experience for All!, where it was defeated by Astrid’s Mega Absol in the Lumiose Conference.
24. Two Amoonguss appeared during a flashback in The Legend of X, Y, and Z!.
25. An Amoonguss will appear in M23.
26. An Amoonguss appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero.