Tangela is a tier 1 raid boss, it has previously been a tier 3 raid boss. Tangela is a pure Grass type, is boosted by Sunny weather, and has weaknesses to the following types: Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, Bug. It is available as a shiny.

As a tier 1, its stat composition of 183 Attack, 169 Defense, and 163 Stamina brings its raid boss CP to 6578. Tangela is a now a simple solo for all trainers. You can catch a Tangela Raid boss with the following CPs:

  • 1195-1278 (Level 20)
  • 1493-1598 (Weather Boosted Level 25)

Top Tangela Counters

Shadows won’t be listed as they are incredibly expensive to power up, but if you have any of the listed Pokémon as shadows without Frustration, you should use them instead.

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# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 72.72s 1.00
2. Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 79.31s 1.50
3. Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 80.24s 1.67
4. Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 84.01s 1.33
5. Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 82.85s 2.00
6. Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 88.27s 2.00
7. Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 111.53s 1.50
8. Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 105.65s 3.00
9. Fire Spin Fire Sky Attack Flying 121.16s 2.00
10. Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 119.85s 2.83
11. Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 118.22s 3.67
12. Incinerate Fire Brave Bird Flying 129.61s 1.33
13. Vine Whip Grass Sludge Bomb Poison 128.53s 1.67
14. Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 120.86s 3.50
15. Incinerate Fire Overheat Fire 119.79s 3.67

For other budget options reach for any of the Fire type starter Pokémon final evolutions, Honchkrow and Staraptor with Flying moves, Roserade with Poison moves or Flareon.

Tangela Overview

Max CP at Level 40 2238 | Max CP at Level 50 2539
ATK 183 DEF 169 HP 163
Weak To: Strong Against:
Fire Flying Poison Bug Ice Electric Grass Ground Water

Tangela Move Sets

Tangela has access to this set of moves as a raid boss:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
Vine Whip Grass Power Whip* Grass
Infestation Bug Grass Knot Grass
Solar Beam Grass
Sludge Bomb Poison

*denotes Legacy Move.

Weather Effects

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.

Weather Pros Cons
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
Windy Boosts your Flying counters
Rainy Boosts your Bug counters Boosts boss’ Infestation fast move
Snow Boosts your Ice counters
Fog No pros nor cons

 

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