Tentacool (Pokédex. It is a Water/Poison-Type, and is known as the Jellyfish Pokémon.) is the 72nd Pokémon in the
Tentacool can use one of two Abilities: Clear Body, which prevents opponents from lowering its Statistics but it can still lower its own Statistics via its own moves; or Liquid Ooze, which causes opponents that use energy-draining attacks on it to lose HP instead of recovering. A third Ability is available to Tentacool from the Dream World, the Rain Dish Ability, which restores one-sixteenth of its Maximum HP at the end of each turn in which it is raining heavily.
Tentacool gain the opportunity to evolve into a Tentacruel starting at Level 30.
Tentacool is in the Water 3 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Tentacool 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Tentacool's appearance is inspired from the Jellyfish. Its body is mostly blue, with two red crystal-like features on the side. In the centre, respectively its forehead, has another crystal-like feature though, it is much smaller than the other two. Its eyes appears to have no irises, just tiny black pupils. Tentacool has two tentacles that come from the bottom of its body; each tentacle is poisonous.
Tentacool doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
Tentacool can be found on Routes 19, 20 and 21 whilst Surfing in Red, Blue and Yellow. Tentacool can also be found by Fishing with a Super Rod at Routes 12, 13, 17 & 18, along with Pallet Town and Viridian City in Red and Blue. In Yellow, by using the Super Rod, Tentacool can be found at Routes 11, 13 & 17-21, along with Cinnabar Island, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor and Pallet Town, along with Surfing at the Seafoam Islands.
Tentacool can be found at Routes 13, 19-21, 34, 40 & 41, along with Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Whirl Islands 1F & B2 in Gold, Silver and Crystal, along with Routes 12, 26, 27 & 32, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermillion City and Union Cave B2 by Surfing and Fishing with either the Old Rod or Good Rod.
Tentacool can be found on every route that features water except for Route 102 in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald by either Surfing or Fishing. In Fire Red and Leaf Green, Tentacool can be found on various Seaside-based routes including throughout the Sevii Islands.
Tentacool can be found on Route 205 South, Routes 213 & 218-222, Canalave City, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Mountain, Pastoria City and Valley Windworks by Surfing in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Tentacool can also appear at Sunyshore City via Surfing in Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Tentacool appears on the same routes as it did in their Generation II counterparts, including some locations in which the Super Rod gets used.
Tentacool makes appearances at Secret Storage 1 & 13, Endless Level 8 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Tentacool can be found at Stormy Sea 1F-8F, Silver Trench 1F-9F, Far-Off Sea 1F-9F, Marvelous Sea B1-B9 and Fantasy Strait B1-B9 in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Tentacool can be found at Brine Cave B6-B9 & DPB1-B5. Tentacool is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Ruby Lake B1-B12 and Ripple Seas 1F-17F.
Tentacool can be found at the Cave Entrance to the Eastern Sea Undersea Cavern in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, its only appearance in the Pokémon Ranger subseries as of writing.
Tentacool can be found at Echo Valley Beach 1-3 and Sunny Seashore Beach 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Tentacool is listed in seven different sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Fossil, Aquapolis, Ex Hidden Legends, EX Legend Maker, Legends Maker and Triumphant sets; as an Uncommon and Rare Card in the Gym Heroes set (one of each rarity).
A horde of Wild Tentacool were featured alongside an oversized Tentacruel in Tentacool and Tentacruel, an episode that had since been banned due to real-life events. A hotel that was under construction over their habitat enraged the Pokémon, driving them to attack the nearby resort, but Pikachu and Misty were able to calm the tensions before more damage was done.
Most recently, wild Tentacool make an appearance in Up Close and Personable.
Wild Tentacool make an appearance in The Power of One and the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation."
Red would accidentally set Professor Oak's Tentacool free in Chapter 2, but he would recapture it.
Ms A of the Kanto Pokémon Fan Club would get a shock from her own Tentacool in Chapter 179.
Tentacool is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive TM/HM Moves
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM55: Brine
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
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