Maractus #556

Evolution family

Maractus is part of a one-member family.


Maractus Maractus_shiny
#556 Maractus


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2020 Jan 10
1,299 Increased chance/Previously in:
Native 5-km – 2020 Jan 10 – 2021 Jun 1


 Best moveset for Maractus

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Maractus’ greatest techniques are Poison Jab and Solar Beam. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Poison Jab 12.5 dps
  Solar Beam 44.1 dps


  Bullet Seed 8.7 dps
  Solar Beam 44.1 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Poison Jab 10 8.8 12.5
  Bullet Seed 8 12.7 8.7
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Aerial Ace 55 -13.8 22.9
  Petal Blizzard 110 -38.5 50.8
  Solar Beam 180 -20.4 44.1

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.


Maractus looks like a cactus and has huge ear-like appendages. These extensions include dark green spiky patterns at the base, yellow spikes further up, and blooms at the top with pink petals and yellow centers. It features a yellow spike on top of its head, yellow eyes, and a spiky mouth. Other dark green spiky arrangements cover its neck, yellow-fingered arms’ wrists, and base. Its base has more green spikes grouped in a five-pointed star.

Maractus generates noises similar to maracas as it shakes its body repeatedly. This enables Maractus to create fast-paced melodies and dances that it may utilize to frighten off predators. Avian Pokémon, in particular, may attempt to consume its flower seeds.

Maractus may be found in arid and desert-like environments.