Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Foongus, Amoonguss

#096 Unova / #590 National
Species classification: Mushroom Pokemon
Ability: Effect Spore – 30% chance of inflicting Poison, Paralysis or Sleep on opponent when opponent uses a move that makes contact
Dream World ability: Regenerator – Restores 1/3 HP when user switches out
Location found (Black/White): Routes 6, 7, 10 (appears in grass as an item/Poke Ball)
Wild hold items: Tiny Mushroom (common), Big Mushroom (rare)
Egg groups: Plant
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 HP
Evolution family: Foongus >Amoongussat level 39

The idea that a Pokemon could evolve to resemble an object like a Poke Ball is an interesting one. Similar evolutions can be observed in real life too, with animals that have evolved to trick either predators or prey into thinking they're something they're not. The original Red and Blue introducedVoltorbandElectrode, but they were extremely straightforward takes on the concept – both of them just look like Poke Balls with faces, one bigger than the other. Foongus and Amoonguss are more creative takes on the Poke Ball Pokemon design, with the same typing as one of our favorite Pokemon of all time,Venusaur.

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