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Tentacruel (Pokémon)

Tentacool #072: Tentacool
Pokémon
#074: Geodude Geodude
Tentacruel
Jellyfish Pokémon
ドククラゲ
Dokukurage
#073
Tentacruel

Tentacruel

Tentacruel

Tentacruel
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Clear Body or Liquid Ooze Cacophony
Cacophony
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Tentacruel

Mega Tentacruel Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#073
Kanto
#165
Johto
#069
Hoenn
#137
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#026
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-234
Almia
R-277
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
205
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
180
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body10.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F073.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tentacruel (Japanese: ドククラゲ Dokukurage) is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Tentacool starting at level 30.

Biology

Tentacruel is a large, primarily blue jellyfish-like Pokémon. It has two large, red crystal spheres encrusted in its upper body that can refract sunlight and store energy. The round lower body, from which Tentacruel’s eyes are visible, appears black. It can extend up to 80 tentacles out of its body. Most of these tentacles are hidden, leaving up to 14 exposed. It has two blue beak-like appendages.

Tentacruel’s tentacles can be freely elongated and shortened, and can absorb water to stretch to some length. The tentacles are normally kept short, but on hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey. It weaks the prey by dosing it with a harsh toxin. Its red orbs glow when it grows excited or agitated, and it may alert others to danger by stridently flashing them. Tentacruel can be found throughout the ocean.

In the anime

Tentacruel in the anime

Major appearances

A giant Tentacruel attacks the city of Porta Vista in the once banned episode Tentacool & Tentacruel.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Tentacruel owned by Fergus was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Tentacruel clone is seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

Multiple Tentacruel appeared in Viva Las Lapras, under the ownership of the pirate Captain Crook.

A Tentacruel owned by Captain Marius appeared in Around the Whirlpool where it got the gang out of the water using its tentacles. In the same episode, a Tentacruel was among the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.

Cassidy has a Tentacruel that appeared in The Search for the Legend.

Multiple Tentacruel appeared in The Brockster Is In!.

Minor appearances

A Tentacruel appeared in a fantasy in Who Gets to Keep Togepi?.

A Tentacruel under the ownership of a Trainer, appeared in Round One - Begin!, during the Indigo League.

Marina owns a Tentacruel in Bye Bye Psyduck.

Tentacruel appeared in a fantasy in Charizard Chills.

Multiple Tentacruel also appeared in The Power of One.

Two Tentacruel appeared in The Joy of Water Pokémon. One was living in Lake Lucid, while the other one was receiving special treatment in a salt bath tank in the Pokémon Center near the lake.

A Tentacruel appeared in Dueling Heroes.

Each of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers in Cerulean Blues has a Tentacruel.

Lola owns a Tentacruel as seen in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!.

Juan has several Tentacruel that appeared in The Great Eight Fate!.

A Tentacruel is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

Another Tentacruel appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Multiple Tentacruel appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP019 Tentacruel Ash's Pokédex Tentacruel, a Jellyfish Pokémon. An evolved form of the Tentacool. Its numerous tentacles serve as a powerful weapon. It is known as the "Gangster of the Sea."
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP113 Tentacruel Ash's Pokédex Tentacruel, the Jellyfish Pokémon. Its potent poison stingers can quickly paralyze its victims.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP190 Tentacruel Dawn's Pokédex Tentacruel, the Jellyfish Pokémon, and the evolved form of Tentacool. Tentacruel uses its tentacles to capture prey and holds it until weakened from poison.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Tentacruel in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Wild Tentacruel were first seen in Wake Up--You’re Snorlax! as obstacles for the racers.

In The Kindest Tentacruel a herd of Tentacool appeared along with a Tentacruel where a baby Tentacool got its tentacle stuck under a boulder where it later helped rescue Yellow and later threw the Pokémon Fan CLub Chairman out of the ocean.

Later, it is seen in the possession of various villains such as Koga of the Team Rocket triad and Archie of Team Aqua, as well as his Emerald chapter guise, Guile Hideout.

In the TCG

Main article: Tentacruel (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Blue
Yellow Its 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.
Stadium It has 80 tentacles. Once they wrap around an enemy, the tentacles will not release, no matter what.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
Generation 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.
Generation 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.
Generation V
Black It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
White
Black 2 It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
White 2
Generation 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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Tentacool
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Tentacool
Yellow
Routes 19, 20, and 21 (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Olivine City*, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Union Cave* (surfing and Super Rod)
Routes 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 32, 34, 40, 41, Olivine City, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Whirl Islands* (surfing)
Crystal
Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Olivine City*, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Union Cave* (surfing and Super Rod)
Routes 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 32, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Whirl Islands* (surfing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Abandoned Ship (surfing and Super Rod)
Emerald
Abandoned Ship (surfing and Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow, Memorial Pillar, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Water Path, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave, Trainer Tower (surfing)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 213, 218, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, and 230, Pastoria City, Canalave City, Sunyshore City, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Pokémon League (surfing)
Platinum
Routes 205, 212, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, and 230, Pastoria City, Canalave City, Sunyshore City, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Pokémon League (surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, and 41, New Bark Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town (surfing and Super Rod)
Routes 12, 13, 19, 32, 34, and 40, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave*, Whirl Islands*, Olivine City, Cianwood City (surfing)
Route 47 (Super Rod)
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Tentacool
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, and 133, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Ever Grande City, Shoal Cave, Seafloor Cavern, Victory Road, Battle Resort, (surfing)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Tentacool
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Tentacool
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Stormy Sea (31F-39F)
Silver Trench (35F-44F)
Grand Sea (21F-30F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Sea of Wailord
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Eastern Sea
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Sunny Seashore

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Diamond Pearl Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 515   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 120.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 XY   ORAS   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
0011 0011 Reflect Type Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
0011 0011 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥ 1
0011 0011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100}}100% 35 Clever 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
0011 0011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 20 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
0011 0011 Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
N/AN/A 0011 Acid Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 30 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
0055 0044 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 20 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
0088 0077 Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
01212 01010 Acid Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 30 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
01515 01313 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
03434 01616 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20 Beautiful 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
01919 01919 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 090}}90% 20 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
02626 02222 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 1
02222 02525 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
02929 02828 Barrier Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 1 0  
03838 03232 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
N/AN/A 03636 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
04343 04040 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
04747 04444 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10 Clever 2 ♥♥ 1
05656 04848 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
05252 05252 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5 ???  ?  ?
06161 05656 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥ 1
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tentacruel obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacruel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacruel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 1
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10 Beautiful 1 4 ♥♥♥♥
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5 Beautiful 1 3 ♥♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5 Beautiful 1 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cute 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cool 1 0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cute 1 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25 Tough 1 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Beautiful 1 0  
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 2 ♥♥
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacruel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacruel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
SkorupiDrapion Acupressure Normal Status —% 30
ShellderCloyster Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
Corsola Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
KrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphishCrawdaunt Bubble Water Special 40 100% 30
LileepCradily Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Omanyte Haze* Ice Status —% 30
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25
Corsola Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
Omanyte Muddy Water* Water Special 90 85% 10
Kabuto Rapid Spin* Normal Physical 20 100% 40
OmanyteOmastar Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tentacruel in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Tentacruel in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacruel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacruel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tentacruel can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tentacruel cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacruel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacruel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
072 Giga DrainBW Grass Special 75 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacruel
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacruel
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin073.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS073.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani073.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP073.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -30%
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP Know how many of these tentacles I have? Eighty!
26%-50% HP I don't like this. My health is out by half.
1%-25% HP Useless... I can barely raise my tentacles...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I feel invigorated!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I feel invigorated!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP073.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry  
It shoots poisonous needles and scatters poison to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits bubbles around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

072Tentacool.png
Unevolved
Tentacool
 Water  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 30
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First evolution
Tentacruel
 Water  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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073MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tentacruel images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Tentacruel is similar to the Portuguese man o' war, which is not a jellyfish but a cluster of polyps. It also shares some characteristics of a squid.

Name origin

Tentacruel is a combination of tentacle and cruel or ruler (referencing it as the line's final evolutionary stage).

Dokukurage literally means 毒水母 (poison jellyfish).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドククラゲ Dokukurage Literally 毒水母 poison jellyfish
France Flag.png French Tentacruel Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tentacruel Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tentoxa From Tentakel and toxisch
Italy Flag.png Italian Tentacruel Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독파리 Dokpari From dok and 해파리 haepari



External links

Notes


Tentacool #072: Tentacool
Pokémon
#074: Geodude Geodude


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