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Clamperl #366: Clamperl
Pokémon
#368: Gorebyss Gorebyss
Huntail
Deep Sea Pokémon
ハンテール
Huntail
#367
Huntail



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Water Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Huntail
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Weight
59.5 lbs. 27.0 kg
Huntail
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
178
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
170
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
Huntail
0
HP
1
Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F367.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Huntail (Japanese: ハンテール Huntail) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Clamperl when traded holding a Deep Sea Tooth. It is one of Clamperl's final forms, the other being Gorebyss.

Contents

Biology

Huntail is a light-blue, aquatic Pokémon with a serpentine body. Orange, semi-circular fins run the length of its spine, and there are two additional fins on the underside of its lower jaw. A large, fan-like fin projects from the top of its head. White spots that are surrounded by orange rings dot its body, which resemble its eyes. It attracts its prey by wagging its fish-shaped tail, which features glowing eye-spots, a single dorsal fin, and a single pectoral fin. Huntail's large mouth features sharp teeth and allows it to gulp its prey whole.

Huntail swims by wiggling its body, though it is not the strongest swimmer. Its sturdy spine and large eyes allows it to survive in the high pressures and darkness of the deep sea. According to tradition, Huntail washing ashore is a sign that something unfortunate will happen.

In the anime

In the main series

Huntail in the anime

Major appearances

In The Evolutionary War, it is common for people living on the A-B-C Islands, like Keith, to own Huntail. A person has to be on Island C to evolve Clamperl into a Huntail.

Minor appearances

Huntail debuted in a cameo in The Relicanth Really Can.

A Huntail appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, multiple Huntail were present during the final showdown with The Phantom and his crew.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Huntail was living in the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

In Going for the Gold!, multiple Huntail were living in the Ambrette Aquarium.

In Dewpider Ascending!, a Huntail was swimming in the ocean.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG095 Huntail Ash's Pokédex Huntail, the Deep Sea Pokémon. Huntail is the evolved form of Clamperl. It uses its fish-shaped tail to entice prey, before snapping it up in its large jaws.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, two wild Huntail were in the waters that surrounded the Mossdeep Space Center.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Two Huntail appeared in aquariums belonging to Mr. Briney and Team Aqua in Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I.

A Huntail made a cameo appearance as a Pokémon that Sapphire swam on while she trained herself to be part of the wild in Rayquaza Redemption II.

A Huntail belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in PASM36.

In the TCG

Main article: Huntail (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#177
Kanto
#—
Ruby Huntail's presence went unnoticed by people for a long time because it lives at extreme depths in the sea. This Pokémon's eyes can see clearly even in the murky dark depths of the ocean.
Sapphire Huntail's tail is shaped like a fish. It uses the tail to attract prey, then swallows the prey whole with its large, gaping mouth. This Pokémon swims by wiggling its slender body like a snake.
Emerald To withstand the crushing pressure of water deep under the sea, its spine is very thick and sturdy. Its tail, which is shaped like a small fish, has eyes that light up.
FireRed It lives deep in the sea where no light ever filters down. It lights up its small fish-like tail to attract prey.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lives deep in the pitch-dark sea. It attracts prey by moving its tail in mimicry of a small animal.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
White
Black 2 It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #142
Hoenn
#186
X It lives deep in the sea where no light ever filters down. It lights up its small fishlike tail to attract prey.
Y It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
Omega Ruby Huntail's presence went unnoticed by people for a long time because it lives at extreme depths in the sea. This Pokémon's eyes can see clearly even in the murky dark depths of the ocean.
Alpha Sapphire Huntail's tail is shaped like a fish. It uses the tail to attract prey, then swallows the prey whole with its large, gaping mouth. This Pokémon swims by wiggling its slender body like a snake.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #141
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It's not the strongest swimmer. It wags its tail to lure in its prey and then gulps them down as soon as they get close.
Ultra Moon Deep seas are their habitat. According to tradition, when Huntail wash up onshore, something unfortunate will happen.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Clamperl
Emerald
Evolve Clamperl
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Clamperl
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Clamperl
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
White
Evolve Clamperl
Black 2
Route 4 (Fishing in rippling water)
White 2
Evolve Clamperl
Generation VI
X
Route 12 (Super Rod)
Y
Evolve Clamperl
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Clamperl
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 15, Melemele SeaNight (SOS Battle, fishing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Clamperl
Trozei!
Endless Level 55, Forever Level 5, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Clamperl
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F)
MD Sky
Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B4F)
Ranger: SoA
Sea of Wailord
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Echo Valley (post-ending)
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2We
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 395
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Moonlit Island (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 3 Huntail English United States 20 July 31 to August 6, 2004

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)
Black 2 White 2 DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)
X Y Deep Sea Tooth Deep Sea Tooth (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Deep Sea Tooth Deep Sea Tooth (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
104
98 - 171 191 - 337
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
94
89 - 160 173 - 315
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
Total:
485
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Huntail's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS367.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani367.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Deep-Sea Floor
Phrases
51%-100% HP I like the bottom of the sea where it's dark and relaxing.
26%-50% HP Darn... Only half my HP's still left.
1%-25% HP My time's up... Even my taillight's fading...
Level up I leveled up! I wish it were darker, though...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 367.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
Dark
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry R-232
It attacks by letting loose dark pulses and biting.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-065
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush367Body.png Walking Speed: 2.45 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT367.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#539
Shuffle367.png

Astonish
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO367.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 197 Base Defense: 179
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Bite
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Ice Beam, Aqua Tail

Evolution

366Clamperl.png
Unevolved
Clamperl
 Water 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + Deep Sea Tooth
Trade
holding Deep Sea Tooth
367Huntail.png
First evolution
Huntail
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 367.png Spr b 3r 367.png Spr 3e 367.png Spr b 3r 367.png Spr 3r 367.png Spr b 3r 367.png
Spr 3r 367 s.png Spr b 3r 367 s.png Spr 3e 367 s.png Spr b 3r 367 s.png Spr 3r 367 s.png Spr b 3r 367 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 367.png Spr b 4d 367.png Spr 4d 367.png Spr b 4p 367.png Spr 4d 367.png Spr b 4p 367.png
Spr 4d 367 s.png Spr b 4d 367 s.png Spr 4d 367 s.png Spr b 4p 367 s.png Spr 4d 367 s.png Spr b 4p 367 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 367.png Spr b 5b 367.png Spr 5b 367.png Spr b 5b 367.png
Spr 5b 367 s.png Spr b 5b 367 s.png Spr 5b 367 s.png Spr b 5b 367 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 367.png Spr b 6x 367.png Spr 6x 367.png Spr b 6x 367.png
Spr 6x 367 s.png Spr b 6x 367 s.png Spr 6x 367 s.png Spr b 6x 367 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 367.png Spr b 7s 367.png Spr 7s 367.png Spr b 7s 367.png
Spr 7s 367 s.png Spr b 7s 367 s.png Spr 7s 367 s.png Spr b 7s 367 s.png
Front Back Front Back
367MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Huntail images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Huntail appears to have been based on the gulper eel, viperfish, onejaw[1], or moray eel. It also resembles the rarely seen oarfish, mainly because of its orange-colored crest and fins.

Name origin

Huntail may be a combination of hunt or 斑点 hanten (speck or fleck) and tail.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハンテール Huntail From hunt or 斑点 hanten (speck or fleck) and tail
France Flag.png French Serpang From serpent and anguille and maybe fang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Huntail Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Aalabyss From Aal and abyss
Italy Flag.png Italian Huntail Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 헌테일 Huntail Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 獵斑魚 Liè Bān Yú From its Japanese name. Combination of , 斑點, and . Literally "Hunting speckled fish".


External links

References


Clamperl #366: Clamperl
Pokémon
#368: Gorebyss Gorebyss
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