Competitive Information for Tangela [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Tangela tangela
Base Stats for Tangela

Grass


Evolutions / Family:
Tangela

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 Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Tangela is an astounding Grass-typed Pokemon. Tangela are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Tangela is weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Tangela
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Giga Drain / Solar Beam
- Confusion
- Thief
- Synthesis

Special Sweeper Tangela (Retro)

Tangela is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Tangela from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Grass-type move (Tangela recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Solar Beam is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
Confusion is a special 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Tangela has no item, it steals the target's).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Tangela by a weather-dependent amount).



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%
20
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Vine Whip
35
100%
10
No additional effect.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bind
15
75%
20
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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 1/4 recoil.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slam
80
75%
20
No additional effect.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Growth
--
--
40
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Poison Powder
--
75%
35
Poisons the 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, the user's party has doubled Def.
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.
Sweet Scent
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's evasiveness by 1.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Tangela can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Tangela

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