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 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 45.5 kg (100.3 lbs)
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)
040 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It can sometimes be found all dry and shriveled up on a beach. Toss it back into the sea to revive it.
Sword Tentacool is not a particularly strong swimmer. It drifts across the surface of shallow seas as it searches for prey.
Shield This Pokémon is mostly made of water. A Tentacool out in the ocean is very hard to spot, because its body blends in with the sea.

Moves learned by Tentacool

Moves learnt by level up

Tentacool learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
4AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
8WrapNormalPhysical 15 90
12SupersonicNormalStatus 55
16Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
20ScreechNormalStatus 85
24Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
28HexGhostSpecial 65 100
32Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
36Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
40SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
44Sludge WavePoisonSpecial 95 100
48Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AcupressureNormalStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
HazeIceStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
TickleNormalStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Tentacool is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
19SafeguardNormalStatus
21RestPsychicStatus
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
28Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
57PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
73Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical 70 100
74VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
77HexGhostSpecial 65 100
97Brutal SwingDarkPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Tentacool is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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 StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
4ConstrictNormalPhysical 10 100
9SupersonicNormalStatus 55
13AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
18Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
22WrapNormalPhysical 15 90
27SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
31BarrierPsychicStatus
36Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
40ScreechNormalStatus 85
45Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Moves learnt by TM

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

Tentacool sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Tentacool  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Crystal
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
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
Sword
Shield
Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Fields of Honor, Honeycalm Island, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Loop Lagoon, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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