Tangela is a tier 3 raid boss that arrived alongside Regirock in August 2018. Tangela is a pure Grass type, is boosted by Sunny weather, and has weaknesses to the following types:
- Fire, , Ice, Poison, Bug
As a tier 3, its stat composition of 183 Attack, 205 Defense, and 130 Stamina brings its raid boss CP to 16085. With these stats, it makes for a semi-difficult tier 3 solo, but not impossible or close to the likes of Ninetales or Claydol. You can catch a Tangela Raid boss with the following CPs:
- 1195-1262 (Level 20)
- 1493-1577 (Weather Boosted Level 25)
|WEAKNESS Fire Poison Ice Bug||BOOSTED BY Sunny|
Your best counters will be the usual go-to Fire types like the ones listed at the top of the list. Tangela really has nothing to hurt them, and only Sludge Bomb, its Poison type charge move, would hit with neutral damage.
Speaking of which, here are the moves that Tangela gets:
- Infestation (Bug, fast)
- Vine Whip (Grass, fast)
- Solar Beam (Grass, 1 bar charge)
- Sludge Bomb (Poison, 2 bar charge)
- Grass Knot (Grass, 2 bar charge)
The best moveset to counter will be Vine Whip/Solar Beam, while the worst moveset to find will be Vine Whip/Sludge Bomb. This is due to Solar Beam being incredibly slow and a 1-bar move, so it will not fire off as much, nor hit as hard in the long run.
Either fast move can also be easily countered by your Fire types, and double resisted as well by your Fire/ type counters.
Sunny weather boosts both your best counters, and the raid boss itself. Due to this, it actually lowers the time to win for Tangela, so Sunny weather is the best weather to make a attempt. Rainy weather will boost its Bug type moves, and Cloudy will make its Sludge Bomb even more of a pain. Luckily, your countering Bug or Poison types will also get a boost under these weather conditions. Super weird huh? To help visualize this, here is a weather table for your viewing pleasure.
|Sunny||Boosts your Fire counters, gives you a weather boosted Tangela||Boosts boss’ Vine Whip, Solar Beam, and Grass Knot|
|Partly Cloudy||No pros nor cons|
|Cloudy||Boosts your Poison counters||Boosts boss’ Sludge Bomb charge move|
|Rainy||Boosts your Bug counters||Boosts boss’ Infestation fast move|
|Snow||Boosts your Ice counters||–|
|Fog||No pros nor cons|
Basically, this is one of those raid bosses where the weather can be a blessing and a curse at the same time
These are not going to be your best bet for soloing the raid boss, but if you are a lower level looking to do the raid with some friends here are some other counters worth looking at.
- Typhlosion Ember/Overheat
- Jynx Frost Breath/Avalanche
- Arcanine Fire Fang/Fire Blast (A Flamethrower Arcanine will be as good as Salamance however this depends on this legacy move that phased out in early 2017.)
- Scizor Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
- Crobat Air Slash/Sludge Bomb
- Mewtwo Psycho Cut or Confusion/Shadow Ball
- Houndoom Fire Fang/Fire Blast
And that is all that we have for you! Feel free to leave your success (or fail) stories in the comments below!