Huntail

Huntail
ハンテール
Huntail.png
Clamperl < Huntail > Gorebyss
Species
Type
Deep Sea Pokémon
Water.gif
Number
Ability
#367
Height
Weight
5'7" (1.7m)
59.5 lbs. (27kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
60
Tier
EV Yield
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Huntail (ハンテール) is the 177th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Water type, and is known as the Deep Sea Pokémon.

Huntail has the Swift Swim Ability. This Ability doubles its Speed Statistic while it is raining, but the Speed boost won't double on the same turn in which it starts to rain. A second Ability is available to Huntail from the Dream World, the Water Veil Ability. This Ability prevents it from being afflicted by a Burn.

Clamperl can evolve into a Huntail when it is traded while holding a DeepSeaTooth.

Huntail is in the Water 1 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Huntail about 600,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Huntail takes the appearance of an eel with fangs lining its jaw and a fish-shaped tail.

Gender Differences

Huntail doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

The only instance in which Huntail have been found in the wild is at Route 4 in Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2 by fishing at a Shaking Spot with the Super Rod, which is obtained after obtaining the National Pokédex.

In all other games in which a Huntail can be obtained, the only way to do so is by evolving a Clamperl.

Spin-off Games

Huntail appears at Endless Level 55, Forever Level 5 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Huntail can only be obtained by evolving a Clamperl in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Huntail can appear at Miracle Sea B1-B18 & DPB1-B4. Huntail is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Wave Seas 20F-27F.

Huntail appears at the Sea of Wailord in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Huntail appears in the Underwater Ruins portion of Canal Ruins on Sophian Island and the Eastern Sea's Undersea Cavern in the Bottom Right Dark Section in the Present. Like its pre-evolved form Clamperl, Huntail does not appear in the Past Missions.

Huntail can be found at Echo Valley Beach 1-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

Trading Card Game

Huntail appears in only three sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Great Encounters set, and as a Rare Card in the EX Hidden Legends and EX Legend Maker sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Two different trainers used a Huntail in the episode The Evolutionary War. A Wild Huntail appeared in the episode prior to that, The Relicanth Really Can!.

Movies

Wild Huntail appear in the film Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, its lone appearance in the films to date.

Manga

Mr. Briney and Team Aqua both appear with a Huntail that each keep in their respective water tank in Chapter 192. Wild Huntail make appearances in Chapter 201 and 259, both of these appearances being flashbacks.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Huntail finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Over-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. While it has great Attack and Defense Statistics and a usable Special Attack Statistic, Special sweeping is better done by Gorebyss. Shell Smash increases its sweeping potential.

Status Conditions will seriously hurt Huntail's capabilities, and if it is unable to KO its opponents quickly enough, it could find itself either KO'd or hit with a Status Condition. Also, once Huntail's defenses are lowered as a result of Shell Smash, priority moves will be able to finish off an already damaged Huntail.

While the combination of Shell Smash and Baton Pass is banned in the Never-Utilized Tier, it is allowed in the Over-Utilized Tier, hence its placement in this Tier, and it can also get rain support from a Politoed with Drizzle.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Clamperl
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
Diamond/Pearl None Evolve Clamperl
Platinum None Trade
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Clamperl
Black
Black 2
5% (Shaking Spots) Route 4 (Fish with Super Rod)
White
White 2
None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade from Black

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby Huntail's presence went unnoticed by people for a long time because it lives at extreme depths in the sea. This Pokémon's eyes can see clearly even in the murky dark depths of the ocean.
Sapphire Huntail's tail is shaped like a fish. It uses the tail to attract prey, then swallows the prey whole with its large, gaping mouth. This Pokémon swims by wiggling its slender body like a snake.
Emerald To withstand the crushing pressure of water deep under the sea, its spine is very thick and sturdy. Its tail, which is shaped like a small fish, has eyes that light up.
FireRed It lives deep in the sea where no light ever filters down. It lights up its small fishlike tail to attract prey.
LeafGreen It lives deep in the sea where no light ever filters down. It lights up its small fishlike tail to attract prey.
IV Diamond It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
Pearl It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
Platinum It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
HeartGold It lives deep in the pitch-dark sea. It attracts prey by moving its tail in mimicry of a small animal.
SoulSilver It lives deep in the pitch-dark sea. It attracts prey by moving its tail in mimicry of a small animal.
V Black It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
White It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
Black 2 It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
White 2 It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
VI X It lives deep in the sea where no light ever filters down. It lights up its small fishlike tail to attract prey.
Y It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Technique
Full.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
55
. 220 314 .
Atk
104
191 213 307 337
Def
105
193 215 309 339
Sp. Atk
94
173 193 287 315
Sp. Def
75
139 155 249 273
Speed
52
98 109 203 223

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Whirlpool Water.gif 35 85 Special.png
6 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
10 Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png
15 Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
19 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
24 Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
28 Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
33 Baton Pass Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
37 Dive Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
42 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
46 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
51 Hydro Pump Water.gif 120 100 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
HM05 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Mud Sport Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Barrier Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Confuse Ray Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Aqua Ring Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Muddy Water Water.gif 95 85 Special.png
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Super Fang Normal.gif  ?? 90 Physical.png

Clamperl Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
1 Clamp Water.gif 35 85 Physical.png
1 Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
1 Iron Defense Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
51 Shell Smash Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Captivate Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

Trade (Holding a Deep Sea Tooth)
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Huntail
Trade (Holding a Deep Sea Scale)

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Water.gif
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Grass.gif

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