|#73|| Clear Body/Liquid Ooze|
|5′3″ (1.6m)||121.3 lbs. (55kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|4th and 5th Gen: OU||2 Special Defense Points|
Tentacruel (Pokédex. It is a Water/Poison-Type, and is known as the Jellyfish Pokémon.) is the 73rd Pokémon in the
Tentacruel can use one of two Abilities: Clear Body, which prevents opponents from lowering its Statistics by way of moves or Abilities, but its own Moves can still reduce its Statistics; or Liquid Ooze, which causes opponents that use Energy-Draining attacks against it to lose HP instead of recovering HP. A third Ability is available to Tentacruel from the Dream World, the Rain Dish Ability, which restores one-sixteenth of its Maximum HP during periods of Heavy Rain.
Tentacool can evolve into Tentacruel at Level 30.
Tentacruel is in the Water 3 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Tentacruel 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Tentacruel hasn't made any dramatic changes through evolution. It has gotten much larger and has grown many more tentacles. Its face appears to be black, with two beak like features attached to it that are coloured blue.
The gem-like feature on its forehead grows in size after evolution, and there are two gem-like domes on the sides of its head.
 Gender Differences
Tentacruel doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
The only way to obtain a Tentacruel in Red and Blue is to evolve a Tentacool. Wild Tentacruel can be found on Routes 19, 20 and 21 in Yellow by using the Super Rod. In Gold, Silver and Crystal, Tentacruel can be found on Routes 12, 13, 19-21, 32, 34 40 and 41, along with Cherrygrove City, Cianwood Citym Cinnabar Island, Olivine City and Whirl Islands 1F & B2 by Surfing; Olivine City's Harbor by using the Super Rod; and Routes 26 & 27, New Bark Town, Union Cave B2, Vermilion City and Pallet Town by both Surfing and using the Super Rod.
Tentacruel can be found at Abandoned Ship B1 by both Surfing and Fishing in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. In Fire Red and Leaf Green, Tentacruel can be found on One Island, Bond Bridge, Green Path, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Icefall Cave 1F, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, Treasure Beach, Outcast Island, Resort Gorgeous, Tanoby Ruins and Trainer Tower.
Tentacruel can be found on Routes 205 South, 213, 218-224, 226 and 230, along with Pastoria City, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks, Sunyshore City, Pokémon League, Iron Mountain and Canalave City in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, all by Surfing. Tentacruel can also be found on Route 212 South in Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Tentacruel can be found at Routes 12, 13, 19-21, 26, 27, 32, 40, 41 and 47, along with New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave, Cianwoodd City, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cinnabar Islands, Vermilion City and Pallet Town all by Surfing but some areas also include the possibility of finding one using a Super Rod.
 Spin-Off Games
Tentacruel makes appearances at Secret Storage 11 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Tentacruel can be found at Stormy Sea 31F-39F, Silver Trench 35F-44F and Far-Off Sea 21F-30F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Tentacruel can be found at Miracle Sea B1-B18 & DPB1-B4, Bottomless Sea B1-B49 and Surrounded Sea B1-B20. Surrounded Sea is known as Enclosed Sea in Explorers of Sky with the same floor range. While Tentacruel is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, the only way to obtain one is to evolve a Tentacool.
Tentacruel can be found in the Sea of Wailord in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Tentacruel can be found in the Eastern Sea Undersea Cavern, inside the Dark Room and Bottom Right Dark Room.
Tentacruel can be found at Sunny Seashore Beach 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Tentacruel is listed in seven sets and the Southern Islands mini-set. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Fossil, EX Hidden Legends, EX Legend Maker, Legends Awakened and Triumphant sets; and as a Rare Card in the Gym Heroes and Aquapolis sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
In Tentacool and Tentacruel, an episode that has since been banned, a Wild Tentacool would have a barrel of Team Rocket's "Super Secret Stun Sauce" land on it, causing to evolve into a ginormous Tentacruel. It would proceed to lead an attack on the city, destroying the hotel that was in construction over their habitat amongst other damage until the words from Pikachu and Misty got through to Tentacruel, ending the rampage.
A villain named Captain Crook would use Tentacruel to try and poach the same Wild Lapras that is also in the same family as Ash's Lapras in Viva Las Lapras. Not the only time that a criminal would utilize a Tentacruel, as Cassidy of Team Rocket would use her own Tentacruel in The Search For A Legend. Kim, Kai and Kail would also use Tentacruel for trouble-making purposes in Gotta Catch Ya Later! and Cerulean Blue.
A trainer named Fergus would appear with a Tentacruel in Mewtwo Strikes Back, which was subsequently cloned, with the clone making a subsequent appearance in Mewtwo Returns. Wild Tentacruel make an appearance in The Power of One and Zoroark: Master of Illusions, along with the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation."
Wild Tentacruel make appearances in Chapters 12 and 58. Koga would use his Tentacruel to assist Red and Blue in finding a shortcut to Ilex Forest in Chapter 176.
Archie would ambush Ruby with a Tentacruel at Sootopolis City, appearing in Chapters 264-267, and once again under disguise as Guile Hideout in Chapter 328.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Tentacruel has been a staple in the OverUsed (OU) Tier in both Generation IV and Generation V. In Gen 4, Tentacruel's good Speed, acceptable Special Attack, and high Special Defense makes it a great option for Toxic Spikes and Rapid Spin support. It keeps these qualities in Generation 5, and also gains some new perks. Scald is a good movepool addition with the 30% burn chance offering to patch up Tentacruel's lower Defense stat. It also receives Rain Dish through the Dream World which makes it a staple on rain stall teams.
On rain teams, Tentacruel is also viable in the Uber Tier thanks to Toxic Spikes and Rapid Spin, but must be wary for Earthquake, which is commonplace among the physical sweepers in the Tier.
 Area Locations
|Gold/Silver/Crystal||Common (Surf/Super Rod)||Route 26|
Union Cave: B2
New Bark Town
Olivine City: Harbor (Super Rod)
|Gold/Silver/Crystal||Common (Surfing)||Route 12|
Whirl Islands: 1F & B2 Inner Cave
|Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald||1%||Abandoned Ship (Surfing)|
|Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald||20%||Abandoned Ship (Super Rod)|
Five Isle Meadow
Icefall Cave: 1F
|Diamond/Pearl||5% (Surfing)||Route 205: South|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||5% (Surfing)||Route 213|
|Platinum||1% (Surfing)||Route 205: South|
Route 212: South
Iron Island: Outside
|Platinum||5% (Surfing)||Pokémon League|
|Platinum||9% (Surfing)||Routes 218-222|
|Platinum||10% (Surfing)||Route 226|
|Platinum||30% (Surfing)||Route 224|
|Platinum||60% (Surfing)||Route 223|
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||7% (Super Rod)||Route 20|
New Bark Town
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||10% (Surfing)||Route13|
New Bark Town
Union Cave: B2
Whirl Islands: 1F
|Black/White||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|Black 2/White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|I||Pokémon Red||The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||Its 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||In battle, it extends all 80 of its tentacles to entrap its opponent inside a poisonous net.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||When its 80 feelers absorb water, it stretches to become like a net to entangle its prey.|
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Tentacruel has large red orbs on its head. The orbs glow before lashing the vicinity with a harsh ultrasonic blast. This Pokémon's outburst causes rough waves around it.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Tentacruel has tentacles that can be freely elongated and shortened at will. It ensnares prey with its tentacles and weakens the prey by dosing it with a harsh toxin. It can catch up to 80 prey at the same time.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||It lives in complex rock formations on the ocean floor and traps prey using its 80 tentacles. Its red orbs glow when it grows excited or agitated.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||It has 80 tentacles that move about freely. They can sting, causing poisoning and sharp, stabbing pain.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||With 80 tentacles for ensnaring victims, it prevents escape until the prey is weakened by poison.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It alerts others to danger by stridently flashing the red orbs on its head.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||In battle, it extends all 80 of its tentacles to entrap its opponent inside a poisonous net.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.|
|V||Pokémon White||It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.|
|VI||Pokémon X||The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||It has 80 tentacles that move about freely. They can sting, causing poisoning and sharp, stabbing pain.|
|VI||Pokémon Omega Ruby|
|VI||Pokémon Alpha Sapphire|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 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)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
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