Tentacruel

Tentacruel
ドククラゲ
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Tentacool < Tentacruel > Geodude
Species Type
Jellyfish Pokémon Water.gif Poison.gif
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
UU 2 Special Defense Points
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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. Its Hidden Ability is Rain Dish, 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

Biology

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 colored 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 City, 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 Island 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, Cianwood City, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cinnabar Island, Vermilion City and Pallet Town all by Surfing but some areas also include the possibility of finding one using a Super Rod.

In Pokémon X and Y, the only way to obtain Tentacruel is to evolve a Tentacool. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild at Routes 124-134, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Ever Grande City, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road and the Battle Resort by Surfing.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Tentacruel can be caught in the wild at Poni Wilds through Surfing.

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

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.

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."

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.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Tentacruel resides in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a great defensive typing, solid bulk, and some great utility moves in Rapid Spin and Toxic Spikes, Tentacruel makes for a standout utility Pokémon that is the most reliable spinner in the tier. Since Tentacruel brings immense utility, it can find itself on many different team archetypes in the UU tier. It also has a good Speed stat for a defensive Pokémon and is not complete set-up bait with decent offensive prowess and the threat to burn an opposing Pokémon with Scald, which includes spinblockers like Doublade and Sableye that try to prevent it from getting rid of the entry hazards. It checks threats like Cobalion, Infernape, and Doublade relatively well, and a resistance to Fairy allows for it to check Florges and Sylveon pretty well. Moves like Haze and Acid Spray add to Tentacruel's utility, as the former allows for it to remove boosts against certain foes and the latter can make it so Tentacruel is not easy set up bait against bulkier Calm Mind sweepers and allow for it to break through troublesome Ghost-types like Sableye. It can even deviate from the normal defensive spinner set to run an offensive set that can break through some of its typical counters. However, Tentacruel does not have the best physical bulk, leading to it struggling against physical Fire-types like Entei, which can wear it down through Sacred Fire burns. It also is not as consistent against teams that utilize Spikes due to it being affected by the entry hazards itself and being worn down in the process if it cannot get past a Ghost-type like Sableye.

Tentacruel is also a viable option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. With a defensive typing that allows it to check numerous threats such as Keldeo, Azumarill, and Clefable, Tentacruel is certainly capable of holding its own in the OU tier. Tentacruel is one of few Rapid Spin users that can beat Mega Sableye with Acid Spray and Scald to wear it down immensely. Tentacruel does suffer from having weaknesses to common attacking types, such as Electric, Psychic, and Ground. It also faces fierce competition as a Rapid Spin user from Starmie, which has access to reliable recovery in Recover, a better Speed tier than Tentacruel, and the ability to go offensive, but Tentacruel does offer some unique resistances and and lacks a Pursuit weakness.

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
HeartGold/SoulSilver 7% (Super Rod) Route 20, Route 21, Route 26, Route 27, Route 41, Route 47, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island
HeartGold/SoulSilver 10% (Surfing) Route 13, 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
X/Y None Evolve Tentacool
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 5% (Surf) Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 15% (Surf) Route 124, Route 125, Route 126, Route 127, Route 128, Route 129, Route 130, Route 131, Route 132, Route 133, Route 134, Ever Grande City, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 50% (Surf) Battle Resort
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 65% (Surf) Seafloor Cavern
Sun/Moon 30% (Surf) Poni Wilds

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Blue The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Yellow Its 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.
II Gold Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
Silver In battle, it extends all 80 of its tentacles to entrap its opponent inside a poisonous net.
Crystal When its 80 feelers absorb water, it stretches to become like a net to entangle its prey.
III 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.
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.
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.
FireRed It has 80 tentacles that move about freely. They can sting, causing poisoning and sharp, stabbing pain.
LeafGreen The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
IV Diamond With 80 tentacles for ensnaring victims, it prevents escape until the prey is weakened by poison.
Pearl It alerts others to danger by stridently flashing the red orbs on its head.
Platinum It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
HeartGold Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
SoulSilver In battle, it extends all 80 of its tentacles to entrap its opponent inside a poisonous net.
V Black It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
White It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
Black 2 It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
White 2 It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
VI X The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Y It has 80 tentacles that move about freely. They can sting, causing poisoning and sharp, stabbing pain.
Omega 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 creates rough waves around it.
Alpha 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.
VII Sun Normally, it has 80 poisonous tentacles. The longer one has been alive, the fewer tentacles it will have.
Moon Although these Pokémon are rare, when a large outbreak of them occurs, all fish Pokémon disappear from the surrounding sea.

Pokéthlon Statistics

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


Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
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
Speed
100
184 205 299 328

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Reflect Type Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Wring Out Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
Start Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
Start Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Start Constrict Normal.gif 10 100 Physical.png
Start Acid Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
4 Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
7 Constrict Normal.gif 10 100 Physical.png
10 Acid Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
13 Toxic Spikes Poison.gif -- -- Other.png
16 Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
19 Wrap Normal.gif 15 90 Physical.png
22 Acid Spray Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
25 Bubble Beam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
28 Barrier Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
32 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
36 Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
40 Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
44 Hex Ghost.gif 65 100 Special.png
48 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
52 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
56 Wring Out Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.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
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Acupressure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Aqua Ring Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Aurora Beam Ice.gif 65 100 Special.png
Bubble Water.gif 20 100 Special.png
Confuse Ray Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Mirror Coat Psychic.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
Muddy Water Water.gif 90 85 Special.png
Rapid Spin Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 100 -- Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 160 -- Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 160*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 100 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 160 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 140 -- Special.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.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 TM/HM Moves

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 30
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Tentacruel

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ghost.gif
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Fighting.gif
Ice.gif
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