Foongus is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves into Amoonguss starting at level 39. Take a look below for 27 interesting and fun facts about Foongus.
1. Foongus is a white mushroom like Pokemon with a cap that looks quite similar to a Poke Ball.
2. It has stubby, digit-less arms, a large pink mouth, and pinprick-like dark eyes.
3. It uses the Poké Ball-like pattern on its head to lure people and Pokémon in grassy areas, then releases a cloud of poisonous spores to defend itself.
4. It moves by either hopping or turning on its side and rolling on its cap.
6. Unlike Voltorb and Electrode, it only has a Poké Ball design on it, instead of being in the shape of one.
7. It features the whole design, complete with the circle resembling the button in the middle (contrary to Voltorb’s evolution line having just the shape and general colors, and according to the Pokédex, being transformed Poké Balls themselves).
8. Foongus’s Shiny form’s coloration is reminiscent of that of the Master Ball. It shares this trait with its evolved form.
9. Foongus and its evolved form share their species name with Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, and Breloom. They are all known as the Mushroom Pokémon.
10. Foongus has the lowest base Speed stat of all Poison-type Pokémon.
11. Foongus appears to be based on Amanita muscaria or mushrooms of the Agaricus genus, due to it being Poison-type.
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. Foongus is a corruption of fungus and may be a combination of fool (to deceive, referencing its use of its Poké Ball-like cap to attract unsuspecting prey) and fungus. Together with its evolution, their names are a corruption of the phrase, “Fungus among us.”
14. Multiple Foongus debuted in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, when they poisoned Ash and his friends’ Pokémon after Scraggy used Headbutt on one of the Mushroom Pokémon.
15. A Foongus appeared in Clash of the Connoisseurs!. A girl named Marigold played with it, then hid it from her father as she was afraid he would not like it.
16. A Foongus appeared in Expedition to Onix Island! as a resident of a deserted island. It ended up attacking Dawn when she got too close.
17. Multiple Foongus appeared in Go, Go Gogoat! as residents of an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands. They attacked Ash and his friends with Poison Powder.
18. Multiple Foongus appeared in Lost at the Stamp Rally!.
19. Multiple Foongus appeared in A Maractus Musical!.
20. A Foongus briefly appeared The Lonely Deino!, under the care of a Day Care owner named Bobby. It was picked up by its Trainer, who referred to it as his “best buddy”.
21. A Foongus appeared in The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, under the ownership of a shopper at the Driftveil Market.
22. A Trainer’s Foongus made a cameo appearance in Cilan Takes Flight!.
23. A Trainer’s Foongus made a cameo appearance in Climbing the Tower of Success!.
24. A Foongus briefly appeared in Search for the Clubultimate!.
25. A Foongus made a cameo appearance in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1.
26. Multiple Foongus appeared in All for the Love of Meloetta!.
27. Multiple Foongus appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup!, all under the ownership of a Trainer.