Tentacruel

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Tentacruel
ドククラゲ
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Tentacool < Tentacruel > Geodude

Species Type
Jellyfish Pokémon Water.pngPoison.png
Number Ability
#73 Clear Body/Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
Height Weight
5′3″ (1.6m) 121.3 lbs. (55kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Tentacool None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 3 60
Tier EV Yield
4th and 5th Gen: OU 2 Special Defense Points

Tentacruel (ドククラゲ) is the 73rd Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water/Poison-Type, and is known as the Jellyfish Pokémon.

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.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] Gender Differences

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

[edit] Game Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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.

Brock's mother Lola appears with her own Tentacruel in A Family That Battles Together, Stays Together!! and Grating Spaces.

[edit] Movies

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."

[edit] Manga

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.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue None Evolve Tentacool
Yellow 10% Route 19
Route 21
Yellow 40% Route 20
Gold/Silver/Crystal Common (Surf/Super Rod) Route 26
Route 27
Union Cave: B2
New Bark Town
Olivine City: Harbor (Super Rod)
Vermilion City
Pallet Town
Gold/Silver/Crystal Common (Surfing) Route 12
Route 13
Routes 19-21
Route 32
Route 34
Route 40
Route 41
Cherrygrove City
Cianwood City
Cinnabar Island
Olivine City
Whirl Islands: 1F & B2 Inner Cave
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 1% Abandoned Ship (Surfing)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 20% Abandoned Ship (Super Rod)
Firered/Leafgreen Rare Bond Bridge
Five Island
Five Isle Meadow
Green Path
Icefall Cave: 1F
Kindle Road
Memorial Pillar
One Island
Outcast Island
Resort Gorgeous
Tanoby Ruins
Trainer Tower
Treasure Beach
Diamond/Pearl 5% (Surfing) Route 205: South
Routes 218-222
Route 226
Route 230
Canalave City
Fuego Ironworks
Iron Island
Pastoria City
Valley Windworks
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 5% (Surfing) Route 213
Platinum 1% (Surfing) Route 205: South
Route 212: South
Iron Island: Outside
Valley Windworks
Platinum 5% (Surfing) Pokémon League
Platinum 9% (Surfing) Routes 218-222
Canalave City
Fuego Ironworks
Pastoria City
Sunyshore City
Platinum 10% (Surfing) Route 226
Route 230
Platinum 30% (Surfing) Route 224
Platinum 60% (Surfing) Route 223
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 7% (Super Rod) Route 20
Route 21
Route 26
Route 27
Route 41
Route 47
New Bark Town
Pallet Town
Vermilion City
Cinnabar Island
Heart Gold/Soul Silver 10% (Surfing) Route13
Routes 19-21
Route 26
Route 27
Route 32
Route 34
Route 40
New Bark Town
Cherrygrove City
Union Cave: B2
Olivine City
Whirl Islands: 1F
Cianwood City
Pallet Town
Vermilion City
Cinnabar Island
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Pokémon Blue The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
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.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

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


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
80
- 270 364 -
Atk
70
130 145 239 262
Def
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Atk
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Def
120
220 245 339 372
Spd
100
184 205 299 328

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Poison Sting Poison.png 15 100 Physical
Start
5
Supersonic Normal.png N/A 55 Status
Start
8
Constrict Normal.png 10 100 Physical
12 Acid Poison.png 40 100 Special
15 Toxic Spikes Poison.png N/A N/A Status
19 Bubblebeam Water.png 65 100 Special
22 Wrap Normal.png 15 90 Physical
26 Acid Spray Poison.png 40 100 Special
29 Barrier Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
34 Water Pulse Water.png 60 100 Special
38 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
43 Screech Normal.png N/A 85 Status
47 Hex Water.png N/A N/A Status
52 Hydro Pump Water.png 120 80 Special
56 Sludge Wave Poison.png 95 100 Special
61 Wring Out Normal.png ?? 100 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM07 Hail Ice.png -- -- Status
TM09 Venoshock Poison.png 65 100 Special
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.png 95 100 Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM55 Scald Water.png 80 100 Special
TM66 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special
HM05 Waterfall Water.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Aurora Beam Ice.png 65 100% Special
Mirror Coat Psychic.png -- 100% Special
Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100% Physical
Haze Ice.png -- --% Status
Confuse Ray Ghost.png -- 100% Status
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Acupressure Normal.png -- --% Status
Muddy Water Water.png 95 85% Special
Bubble Water.png 20 100% Special
Aqua Ring Water.png -- --% Status
Tickle Normal.png -- 100% Status


[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bind Normal.png 15 85% Physical
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Magic Coat Psychic.png -- --% Status
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special

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

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive TM/HM Moves

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 30
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Tentacruel


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ghost.png
Poison.png
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Fire.png
Fighting.png
Poison.png
Steel.png
Water.png
Electric.png
Ground.png
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