Tentacool

Tentacool is a Water/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Jellyfish Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 072
Type Water Poison
Species Jellyfish Pokémon
Height 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 100.3 lbs (45.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Clear Body
2. Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish (hidden ability)
Local № 072 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
162 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
066 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
072 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
136 (Diamond/Pearl)
136 (Platinum)
164 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
025 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
068 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
106 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
129 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
072 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 67
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 70
130 262
Total 335 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 Tentacool.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)

Tentacool changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Drifts in shallow seas. Anglers who hook them by accident are often punished by its stinging acid.
Yellow It can sometimes be found all dry and shriveled up on a beach. Toss it back into the sea to revive it.
Gold When the tide goes out, dehydrated TENTACOOL remains can be found washed up on the shore.
Silver It drifts aimlessly in waves. Very difficult to see in water, it may not be noticed until it stings.
Crystal As it floats along on the waves, it uses its toxic feelers to stab anything it touches.
Ruby TENTACOOL’s body is largely composed of water. If it is removed from the sea, it dries up like parchment. If this POKéMON happens to become dehydrated, put it back into the sea.
Sapphire TENTACOOL absorbs sunlight and refracts it using water inside its body to convert it into beam energy. This POKéMON shoots beams from its crystal-like eyes.
FireRed Its eyes are as transparent as crystals. From them, it shoots mysterious beams of light.
LeafGreen Drifts in shallow seas. Anglers who hook them by accident are often punished by their stingers.
Emerald Its body is almost entirely composed of water. It ensnares its foe with its two long tentacles, then stabs with the poison stingers at their tips.
Diamond Its body is virtually composed of water. It shoots strange beams from its crystal-like eyes.
Pearl It drifts in sea currents. Countless fishermen are hurt by its poison stingers.
Platinum Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.
HeartGold When the tide goes out, dehydrated TENTACOOL remains can be found washed up on the shore.
SoulSilver It drifts aimlessly in waves. Very difficult to see in water, it may not be noticed until it stings.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.
X Its body is virtually composed of water. It shoots strange beams from its crystal-like eyes.
Y Drifts in shallow seas. Anglers who hook them by accident are often punished by their stingers.
Omega Ruby Tentacool’s body is largely composed of water. If it is removed from the sea, it dries up like parchment. If this Pokémon happens to become dehydrated, put it back into the sea.
Alpha Sapphire Tentacool absorbs sunlight and refracts it using water inside its body to convert it into beam energy. This Pokémon shoots beams from the small round organ above its eyes.
Sun They can be found lying dehydrated on beaches, but they are often still alive. When soaked in water, they will revive.
Moon It drifts in shallow seas, such as the areas near beaches. If you get bitten or stabbed by its toxic tentacles, rush to the hospital.
Ultra Sun It drifts through the sea searching for prey. Its poisonous tentacles break off sometimes, but after a while, they grow back.
Ultra Moon Its body is 99% water. The remaining 1% contains the organ that makes its poison.

Moves learned by Tentacool

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
4SupersonicNormal 55
7ConstrictNormal 10 100
10AcidPoison 40 100
13Toxic SpikesPoison
16Water PulseWater 60 100
19WrapNormal 15 90
22Acid SprayPoison 40 100
25Bubble BeamWater 65 100
28BarrierPsychic
31Poison JabPoison 80 100
34BrineWater 65 100
37ScreechNormal 85
40HexGhost 65 100
43Sludge WavePoison 95 100
46Hydro PumpWater 110 80
49Wring OutNormal 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AcupressureNormal
Aqua RingWater
Aurora BeamIce 65 100
BubbleWater 40 100
Confuse RayGhost 100
HazeIce
Knock OffDark 65 100
Mirror CoatPsychic 100
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
TickleNormal 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BindNormal 15 85
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Knock OffDark 65 100
Magic CoatPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
83InfestationBug 20 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Tentacool 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Water GunWater 40 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Tentacool learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
4ConstrictNormal 10 100
9SupersonicNormal 55
13AcidPoison 40 100
18Bubble BeamWater 65 100
22WrapNormal 15 90
27SurfWater 90 100
31BarrierPsychic
36Poison JabPoison 80 100
40ScreechNormal 85
45Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Moves learnt by TM

Tentacool is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
5RestPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
12FacadeNormal 70 100
25WaterfallWater 80 100
26Poison JabPoison 80 100
27ToxicPoison 90
29ScaldWater 80 100
32Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
47SurfWater 90 100
51BlizzardIce 110 70
52Sludge BombPoison 90 100
53Mega DrainGrass 40 100
55Ice BeamIce 90 100

Tentacool sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Tentacool  sprite from Red & Blue Tentacool  sprite from Silver Tentacool  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Tentacool  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Tentacool  sprite from Black & White Tentacool  sprite from X & Y Tentacool  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Tentacool Shiny sprite from Silver Tentacool Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Tentacool Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Tentacool Shiny sprite from Black & White Tentacool Shiny sprite from X & Y Tentacool Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Tentacool

Red
Blue
Route 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, Pallet Town, Viridian City
Yellow Route 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, Pallet Town, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City
Gold
Silver
Route 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Union Cave, Vermilion City, Whirl Islands
Crystal Route 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Union Cave, Vermilion City, Whirl Islands
Ruby
Sapphire
Route 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Abandoned Ship, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Sootopolis City, Lilycove City
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Bond Bridge, Cerulean City, Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Icefall Cave, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, One Island, Outcast Island, Pallet Town, Resort Gorgeous, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Treasure Beach, Vermilion City, Water Labyrinth, Water Path
Emerald Route 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Abandoned Ship, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Sootopolis City, Lilycove City
Diamond
Pearl
Route 205, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, Canalave City, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Pastoria City, Valley Windworks
Platinum Route 205, 212, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, Canalave City, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Pastoria City, Sunyshore City, Valley Windworks
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32, 34, 40, 41, 47, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Union Cave, Vermilion City, Whirl Islands
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 8, 12, Cyllage City, Ambrette Town, Shalour City, Azure Bay
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 120, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Lilycove City, Victory Road, Battle Resort, Sea Mauville, Team Magma/Aqua Hideout
Sun
Moon
Route 1, 7, 14, 15, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Hano Beach, Brooklet Hill, Secluded Shore
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 7, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Hau'oli City, Hano Beach, Brooklet Hill
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, Seafoam Islands

Other languages

English Tentacool
Japanese メノクラゲ (Menokurage)
German Tentacha
French Tentacool

Name origin

tentacle
the ‘limb’ of a sea creature
cool
low temperature, impressive