How to Beat Tangela

If you are looking for the best ways to defeat Tangela in Pokemon Go, you've come to the right place! This guide will teach you how to successfully win battles against Tangela by exploiting its Type weakness(es).

In addition, it is equally as important to choose the optimal Pokemon and Movesets to take advantage of those weaknesses. This will allow you to to deal maximum damage during battle and defeat Tangela quickly and easily.
How to Beat Tangela
To defeat Tangela in Pokemon Go you must take advantage of its Type Weakness(es). Being a Grass Type, Tangela is vulnerable against Bug, Fire, Flying, Poison and Ice Type Moves.

This guide lists the best Pokemon and best Movesets you should use in order to defeat Tangela as effectively and as efficiently as possible.
Before we get into the details of this guide, please see below. The following is a simple step by step guide/checklist on how to defeat Tangela. If you would like more information surrounding terminology, specific Pokemon, Movesets, DPS, etc. feel free to check out the rest of this guide.
5 Simple Tips to Defeat Tangela
Tip #1. CP (Combat Power) Advantage
Choose Pokemon with equal or higher CP than that of the Tangela you are battling. If your CP advantage is high enough, the next steps will not be as important in battle. Tangela can have up to a maximum of 2208 CP.
Tip #2. Use Move Types Tangela is Weak Against
Taking advantage of the Type Weakness(es) of Tangela will allow you to deal more damage during battle. Tangela is weak against the following Types:
Tip #3. Use Pokemon & Moves of the Same Type for Additional Damage
For example, Bulbasaur using a Grass Move, Charmander using a Fire Move or Squirtle using a Water Move will deal 25% more damage simply because the Pokemon is the same Type as the Move it is using. You can find out more about damage mechanics at the end of this page.
Tip #4. Choose the Best Type(s) of Pokemon
Dealing additional damage, while taking reduced damage is important in defeating Tangela. Avoid using Types of Pokemon Tangela Moves are Super Effective against, instead try to use Types of Pokemon of which Tangela Moves are Not Very Effective against.
MoveXTangela Moves are Super Effective Against
Vine Whip
Power Whip
Sludge Bomb
Solar Beam
MoveTangela Moves Not Very Effective Against
Vine Whip
Power Whip
Sludge Bomb
Solar Beam
Tip #5. Use High DPS Movesets for Max Damage
Taking advantage of the Type Weakness(es) of Tangela and the STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) of your own Pokemon will allow you to deal a great amount of damage during battle. Tangela will go down quickly if the optimal Pokemon & Movesets are used.

You can learn more about high damage Movesets at the end of this guide: Section IV. Best Pokemon & Movesets to use against Tangela in battle.
Thank you for reading. If you would like further or more detailed information on how to defeat Tangela please continue reading the rest of this guide. If you have questions, comments, or tips of your own, feel free to leave a message in the comment section at the end of this guide!
I. Tangela Type Weaknesses
To defeat Tangela you must first learn its Type weaknesses. Using specific Types of Moves that Tangela is weak against will result in those Moves dealing Super Effective damage (25% damage bonus).
Tangela is a Grass Type Pokemon, which means it is weak against the following Move Type(s) and will be vulnerable to the following damage multipliers:
II. Utilizing Benefit of Super Effective Moves
Next we must identify Moves of the above Types. This is important as Moves that are Super Effective deal 25% additional damage. If a Pokemon has a double weakness, the Move will deal 56% additional damage.
In order to defeat Tangela you will want to choose a Pokemon with Move Types Tangela is vulnerable against. The moves of these types are shown below:
Move NameFast/
Bug BiteFast Bug50.45711.11
Bug BuzzCharge Bug754.25-5017.65
Fury CutterFast Bug30.4067.50
MegahornCharge Bug803.20-10025.00
Signal BeamCharge Bug453.10-3314.52
X-ScissorCharge Bug352.10-3316.67
Move NameFast/
EmberFast Fire101.0579.52
Fire BlastCharge Fire1004.10-10024.39
Fire FangFast Fire100.84411.90
Fire PunchCharge Fire402.80-3314.29
Flame BurstCharge Fire302.10-2514.29
Flame ChargeCharge Fire253.10-208.06
Flame WheelCharge Fire404.60-258.70
FlamethrowerCharge Fire552.90-5018.97
Heat WaveCharge Fire803.80-10021.05
Move NameFast/
Aerial AceCharge Flying302.90-2510.34
Air CutterCharge Flying303.30-259.09
Drill PeckCharge Flying402.70-3314.81
HurricaneCharge Flying803.20-10025.00
PeckFast Flying101.15108.70
Wing AttackFast Flying90.75712.00
Move NameFast/
AcidFast Poison101.0579.52
Cross PoisonCharge Poison251.50-2516.67
Gunk ShotCharge Poison653.00-10021.67
Poison FangCharge Poison252.40-2010.42
Poison JabFast Poison121.05711.43
Poison StingFast Poison60.58410.34
SludgeCharge Poison302.60-2511.54
Sludge BombCharge Poison552.60-5021.15
Sludge WaveCharge Poison703.40-10020.59
Move NameFast/
BlizzardCharge Ice1003.90-10025.64
Frost BreathFast Ice90.81711.11
Ice BeamCharge Ice653.65-5017.81
Ice PunchCharge Ice453.50-3312.86
Ice ShardFast Ice151.40710.71
Icy WindCharge Ice253.80-206.58
III. Pokemon Weakness(es) vs. Tangela
Before we go any further, please take a minute to consider the following. Most of this guide is focused on dealing high amounts of damage in a short period of time, in order to beat Tangela as quickly as possible.

However, it is important to note that defensive Type weaknesses play an important role in Pokemon Go battles as well.
First off, Tangela can deal a great amount of damage using Vine Whip and Power Whip. This is especially true if you are using Pokemon that are weak against these Move Type(s). The damage per second and ranking of this moveset is shown below.
High DPS Moveset for Tangela:
Move:Vine WhipPower Whip
Move Type:GrassGrass
Category:Fast Charge
Rank (DPS):#55#26
DPS (w/ STAB):13.531.3
Rank (w/ STAB):#21#5
Tangela is capable of using the following Moves:
Tangela Fast Moves:Tangela Charge Moves:
Vine Whip-Power WhipSludge BombSolar Beam
Sec:0.65 secSec:2.8 sec2.6 sec4.9 sec
While Vine Whip and Power Whip is a strong Moveset, most of Tangela's Moves will deal additional damage if used against certain Types of Pokemon as they will take increased damage from Tangela. Depending on the particular Moveset of the Tangela you are battling against, you will want to try and avoid using Pokemon of the following Types.
MoveXTangela Moves are Super Effective Against
Vine Whip
Power Whip
Sludge Bomb
Solar Beam
On the other hand, there are certain Types of Pokemon in Pokemon Go, that will take less damage from the Moves of Tangela. Therefore, to survive longer during Gym battles you will want to try and use Pokemon of the below Types when battling against Tangela.
MoveTangela Moves are Not Very Effective Against
Vine Whip
Power Whip
Sludge Bomb
Solar Beam
It is important to note that this is not the only factor in choosing the optimal Pokemon to defeat Tangela. If you have a Pokemon with much higher CP and a high damage Moveset vs. Tangela you will obviously want to use that Pokemon. You will be able to win the battle quickly before your opponent has even had a chance to deal much damage.

However, if you are using a Pokemon with average CP and an average moveset, choosing the right Type of Pokemon becomes much more important.
IV. Benefits of Type Weakness & STAB Damage
Getting back to the offensive side of battling, the next step is to identify which Pokemon have the capability of using Super Effective Moves against Tangela.

Furthermore, we must identify Pokemon that are the same Type as the Moves they are using. This will result in an added 25% additional damage bonus, commonly referred to as STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus).
If you are new to Pokemon Go or to the damage mechanics in general, be sure to review the chart below before making your way to Section V. (Best Pokemon Movesets vs. Tangela). It explains how Pokemon Go DB determines the best damage Moveset/Pokemon to beat Tangela.
The following chart explains the terms used in this guide:
Battle Mechanics Terminology (Quick Reference Guide)
DPSDPS stands for Damage per Second. The DPS of each Move is calculated by taking the Power of a Move and dividing it by the time (seconds) it takes to actually perform the move (also known as a cooldown).
STABSTAB stands for Same Type Attack Bonus. When a Pokemon uses a Move that is the same Type as itself that Move will deal additional bonus damage. For example, if a Grass Type Pokemon uses a Grass Type Move it will deal 25% more damage.
Best Fast MoveThe Best Fast Move is calculated by taking the highest DPS Fast Move a Pokemon is capable of using. This includes the 25% STAB bonus. Generally every Pokemon in Pokemon Go will have one of two possible Fast Moves.
Best Charge MoveThe Best Charge Move is calculated by taking the highest DPS Charge Move a Pokemon is capable of using. This includes the 25% STAB bonus. Generally every Pokemon in Pokemon Go will have one of three possible Charge Moves.
Best Fast Move DPS vs. TangelaBest Fast Move DPS vs. Tangela is calculated by taking the Best Fast Move DPS w/ STAB and multiplying that DPS by 1.25 if Tangela has a single weakness to that Type or multiplying that DPS by 1.56 if Tangela has a double weakness to that Type.
Best Charge Move DPS vs. TangelaBest Charge Move DPS vs. Tangela is calculated by taking the Best Charge Move DPS w/ STAB and multiplying that DPS by 1.25 if Tangela has a single weakness to that Type or multiplying that DPS by 1.56 if Tangela has a double weakness to that Type.
Average DPSAverage DPS is simply the average of the Best Fast Move DPS vs. Tangela and the Best Charge Move DPS vs. Tangela. The chart is then sorted by highest Average DPS to lowest.
V. Best Pokemon & Movesets to use against Tangela in battle.
The following chart lists the top Pokemon/Moveset against Tangela. The list is sorted by highest Average Damage per Second to lowest. Type Effectiveness and STAB play a big role in increasing the damage that is done to Tangela. If you follow every step in this guide, you will have a much easier time defeating Tangela. Good Luck!
Best Pokemon Movesets vs. Tangela
PicNameBest Fast MoveBest Charge MoveFast Move TypeCharge Move TypeBest Fast Move DPS vs. TangelaBest Charge Move DPS vs. TangelaAverage DPS
PidgeotWing AttackHurricaneFlyingFlying18.839.128.9
CharizardWing AttackFire BlastFlyingFire18.838.128.4
ArcanineFire FangFire BlastFireFire18.638.128.4
NinetalesEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
PonytaEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
RapidashEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
MagmarEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
FlareonEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
MoltresEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
MukPoison JabGunk ShotPoisonPoison17.933.925.9
BeedrillPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison17.933.125.5
NidorinoPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison17.933.125.5
GrimerPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison17.933.125.5
NidoqueenPoison JabSludge WavePoisonPoison17.932.225.0
NidokingPoison JabSludge WavePoisonPoison17.932.225.0
TentacruelPoison JabSludge WavePoisonPoison17.932.225.0
EkansPoison StingGunk ShotPoisonPoison16.233.925.0
MankeyScratchCross ChopNormalFighting12.037.524.8
Nidoran♀Poison StingSludge BombPoisonPoison16.233.124.6
NidorinaPoison StingSludge BombPoisonPoison16.233.124.6
Nidoran♂Poison StingSludge BombPoisonPoison16.233.124.6
ArbokAcidGunk ShotPoisonPoison14.933.924.4
JigglypuffPoundBody SlamNormalNormal16.232.124.1
ParasectBug BiteSolar BeamBugGrass17.430.624.0
OddishAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
GloomAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
BellsproutAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
WeepinbellAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
VictreebelAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
PrimeapeLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
MachopLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
MachokeLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
HaunterShadow ClawSludge BombGhostPoison14.533.123.8
GengarShadow ClawSludge BombGhostPoison14.533.123.8
MeowthScratchBody SlamNormalNormal15.032.123.5
MachampKarate ChopCross ChopFightingFighting9.437.523.4
IvysaurVine WhipSludge BombGrassPoison13.533.123.3
VenusaurVine WhipSludge BombGrassPoison13.533.123.3
WigglytuffPoundHyper BeamNormalNormal16.230.023.1
ChanseyPoundHyper BeamNormalNormal16.230.023.1
GravelerMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
GolemMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
RhydonMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
DewgongFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
CloysterFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
LaprasFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
ArticunoFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
RattataTackleBody SlamNormalNormal13.632.122.8
EeveeTackleBody SlamNormalNormal13.632.122.8
GastlyLickSludge BombGhostPoison12.533.122.8
SeakingPoison JabMegahornPoisonBug14.331.322.8
VileplumeAcidSolar BeamPoisonGrass14.930.622.7
ZubatBiteSludge BombDarkPoison12.033.122.5
PsyduckWater GunCross ChopWaterFighting15.030.022.5
ButterfreeBug BiteBug BuzzBugBug17.427.622.5
VenomothBug BiteBug BuzzBugBug17.427.622.5
ExeggutorZen HeadbuttSolar BeamPsychicGrass14.330.622.4
TangelaVine WhipPower WhipGrassGrass13.531.322.4
WartortleWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
BlastoiseWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
GolduckWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
SeadraWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
StarmieWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
VaporeonWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
OmastarWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
KoffingTackleSludge BombNormalPoison10.933.122.0
WeezingTackleSludge BombNormalPoison10.933.122.0
DugtrioMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround13.929.821.8
MarowakMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround13.929.821.8
SnorlaxZen HeadbuttBody SlamPsychicNormal11.432.121.7
ParasBug BiteX-ScissorBugBug17.426.021.7
SandslashMud ShotEarthquakeGroundGround13.629.821.7
OnixRock ThrowStone EdgeRockRock11.032.321.6
PoliwrathBubbleHydro PumpWaterWater13.629.621.6
KabutopsMud ShotStone EdgeGroundRock10.932.321.6
DragoniteDragon BreathDragon ClawDragonDragon15.027.321.2
RaticateBiteHyper BeamDarkNormal12.030.021.0
GyaradosBiteHydro PumpDarkWater12.029.620.8
LickitungZen HeadbuttHyper BeamPsychicNormal11.430.020.7
VenonatBug BiteSignal BeamBugBug17.422.720.0
AlakazamPsycho CutPsychicPsychicPsychic15.424.620.0
MewtwoPsycho CutPsychicPsychicPsychic15.424.620.0

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