Foongus (Japanese: タマゲタケ Tamagetake) is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon. It evolves into Amoonguss (Japanese: モロバレル Morobareru) and retains the Grass/Poison dual-type.
The mushroom cap Pokemon Foongus is based on the word “fungus” and the larger mushroom Amoonguss is a play on the phrase “the fungus among us”. I do not like to train Pokemon where these fungi live. (I’m not a fun guy.) These Pokemon are usually just a status problem waiting to happen. Also, that Pokeball pattern cap would always fool me because I thought I have found an item in the field.
Here are my nickname suggestions for these mushroom Pokemon.
“Moshi Moshi” — This is a phrase for answering the telephone in Japanese (as seen above).
“Fungo” – as in to “hit a fungo” in baseball. A fungo is a fly ball hit for practice fielding by a player who tosses a ball in the air and hits it as it comes down. A special, lighter “fungo bat” is used for practice.
If you are Italian, fungo means mushroom.
However if you Italian-American and only a little bit angry, you can substitute “fungo” instead of “f*ck you” as appropriate. (As if you would ever see Italian guys talking like that.)
“MooGooGaiPan” — Thank goodness that in Kalos you can now use 12 letters! You can name your Pokemon after the wonderful Cantonese stir-fry dish with white chicken, mushrooms (moo-goo) and snow pea pods in a white sauce.
… and that’s some gooooood fungus.