Huntail

Huntail is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Deep Sea Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 367
Type Water
Species Deep Sea Pokémon
Height 5′07″ (1.7 m)
Weight 59.5 lbs (27.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
Water Veil (hidden ability)
Local № 177 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
142 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
186 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
141 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Defense
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 170
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 104
191 337
Defense 105
193 339
Sp. Atk 94
173 315
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 52
98 223
Total 485 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Huntail.

Evolution chart

(trade holding Deep Sea Tooth)
(trade holding Deep Sea Scale)

Huntail changes

Pokédex entries

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.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It lives deep in the sea where no light ever filters down. It lights up its small fishlike tail to attract prey.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It lives deep in the pitch-dark sea. It attracts prey by moving its tail in mimicry of a small animal.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It lives deep in the sea. With a tail shaped like a small fish, it attracts unsuspecting prey.
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.
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.

Moves learned by Huntail

Moves learnt by level up

Huntail learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1WhirlpoolWater 35 85
5ScreechNormal 85
9Scary FaceNormal 100
11Feint AttackDark 60
14Water PulseWater 60 100
16Ice FangIce 65 95
19BrineWater 65 100
23Sucker PunchDark 70 100
26DiveWater 80 100
29Baton PassNormal
34CrunchDark 80 100
39Aqua TailWater 90 90
45CoilPoison
50Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Huntail learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Huntail egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua RingWater
BarrierPsychic
Body SlamNormal 85 100
BrineWater 65 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
EndureNormal
Mud SportGround
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
RefreshNormal
SupersonicNormal 55
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Huntail can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BindNormal 15 85
BounceFlying 85 85
Icy WindIce 55 95
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
Super FangNormal 90
Water PulseWater 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Huntail. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
ClampWater 35 85 Level up
Iron DefenseSteel Level up
Shell SmashNormal Level up
Water GunWater 40 100 Level up
Iron DefenseSteel Move tutor

Moves learnt by TM

Huntail is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Huntail can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Huntail does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Huntail does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Huntail sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Huntail  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Huntail  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Huntail  sprite from Black & White Huntail  sprite from X & Y Huntail  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Huntail Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Huntail Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Huntail Shiny sprite from Black & White Huntail Shiny sprite from X & Y Huntail Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Huntail

Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Evolve Clamperl
Platinum Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Clamperl
Black Route 4
White Evolve Clamperl
Black 2 Route 4
White 2 Evolve Clamperl
X Route 12
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Clamperl
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 15, Melemele Sea, Hau'oli City
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Huntail
Japanese ハンテール (Huntail)
German Aalabyss
French Serpang

Name origin

hunt
chase or forage for food
tail
hindmost part of an animal