Tangela

Type Tier
Grass UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
65
333
Atk
55
208
Def
115
328
SpA
100
298
SpD
40
178
Spe
60
218
  • Overused

Overview

Game Freak really must not have liked Tangela, because they took away an astonishing 120 points from its Special Defense, essentially taking away any of Tangela's tanking ability. It not learning Leech Seed is a bummer too. However, Tangela has potential in UU for absorbing hits from threats that only have physical attacks.

Name Item

Double Powder

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Stun Spore
~ Sleep Powder
~ Giga Drain
~ Reflect / Synthesis

Double Powder is a good thing to have, so status away. Giga Drain combined with Tangela's decent Special Attack makes it a good Rhydon, Golem, and Marowak counter. Reflect can help the team, or Synthesis keeps Tangela in the game longer.

Other Options

Swords Dance and Body Slam should only be used together. It can work in UU for something unexpected, but you probably would want to leave this job to Meganium or Venusaur. You could also use Growth to bolster the strength of Giga Drain, since it's tough working with 8 PP.

Checks and Counters

Exeggutor hard counters Tangela because Tangela can't do anything back to it. Skarmory, Zapdos, Moltres, Charizard, Jynx, Houndoom, Gengar, Articuno, Muk, Heracross, Tentacruel, and Victreebel all work as counters because they have at least one move that smokes Tangela.