Competitive Information for Tangela [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Tangela tangela
Base Stats for Tangela

Grass

Abilities:
ChlorophyllChlorophyll: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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Leaf GuardLeaf Guard: If Sunny Day is active, this Pokemon cannot be statused, but Rest works normally.


Evolutions / Family:
Tangela
Tangrowth

Weakness Chart for Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
2x
2x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
  
2x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Tangela? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Tangela is a fabulous Grass-typed Pokemon. Tangela is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Tangela is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Tangela
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Hyper Beam
- Ancient Power

Special Sweeper Tangela (Chlorophyll)

Tangela is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Tangela from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tangela's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Tangela's speed is doubled.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Tangela's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Tangela cannot move next turn).
Ancient Power is a special 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).




Species: Tangela
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 246 Hp / 16 SpA / 246 SpD
Moveset:
- Ancient Power
- Pain Split
- Substitute
- Reflect

Tangela Special Wall (Regeneration X)

Tangela is a pretty decent Special Wall. It is primarily designed to take a considerable amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Tangela last longer regaining it's health points every turn.

Ancient Power is a special 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Pain Split is a status move (shares hp of Tangela and target equally).
Substitute is a status move (Tangela takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Reflect is a status move (for 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Tangela? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Tangela
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Hyper Beam
- Ancient Power

Doubles Special Sweeper Tangela (Chlorophyll)

Tangela is an astounding Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Tangela from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Tangela's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Chlorophyll, if sunny day is active Tangela's speed is doubled.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Tangela's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Tangela cannot move next turn).
Ancient Power is a special 60-base power Rock-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Tangela learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
60
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Storm
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Wring Out
--
100%
5
More power the more HP the target has left.
Bind
15
75%
20
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bullet Seed
10
100%
30
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Constrict
10
100%
35
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Power Whip
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Vine Whip
35
100%
15
No additional effect.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growth
--
--
40
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Ingrain
--
--
20
Traps/grounds user; heals 1/16 max HP per turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack changes based on terrain. (Tri Attack)
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the target.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Powder
--
75%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stun Spore
--
75%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Tangela can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Tangela

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