Tentacruel

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

Pokédex data

National № 073
Type Water Poison
Species Jellyfish Pokémon
Height 5′03″ (1.6 m)
Weight 121.3 lbs (55.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Clear Body
2. Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish (hidden ability)
Local № 073 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
163 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
067 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
073 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
137 (Diamond/Pearl)
137 (Platinum)
165 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
026 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
069 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
107 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
130 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Defense
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 180
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 120
220 372
Speed 100
184 328
Total 515 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 Tentacruel.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)

Tentacruel changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Yellow Its 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
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.
Sun Normally, it has 80 poisonous tentacles. The longer one has been alive, the fewer tentacles it will have.
Moon Although these Pokémon are rare, when a large outbreak of them occurs, all fish Pokémon disappear from the surrounding sea.
Ultra Sun It fires off ultrasonic waves from its red orbs to weaken its prey, and then it wraps them up in its 80 tentacles.
Ultra Moon It communicates with others of its kind by lighting up the red orbs on its head. When the orbs are blinking, it’s a warning sign.

Moves learned by Tentacruel

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoison 40 100
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1Reflect TypeNormal
1SupersonicNormal 55
1Wring OutNormal 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
32Poison JabPoison 80 100
36BrineWater 65 100
40ScreechNormal 85
44HexGhost 65 100
48Sludge WavePoison 95 100
52Hydro PumpWater 110 80
56Wring OutNormal 100

Egg moves

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

Tentacruel 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

Tentacruel 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
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
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
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

Tentacruel 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoison 40 100
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1Reflect TypeNormal
1SupersonicNormal 55
1Wring OutNormal 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
32Poison JabPoison 80 100
36BrineWater 65 100
40ScreechNormal 85
44HexGhost 65 100
48Sludge WavePoison 95 100
52Hydro PumpWater 110 80
56Wring OutNormal 100

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
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
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
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

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

Tentacruel sprites

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

Where to find Tentacruel

Red
Blue
Evolve Tentacool
Yellow Route 19, 20, 21
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
Abandoned Ship
FireRed
LeafGreen
Bond Bridge, Five Island, Five Isle Meadow, Green Path, Icefall Cave, Kindle Road, Memorial Pillar, One Island, Outcast Island, Resort Gorgeous, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Treasure Beach, Water Labyrinth, Water Path
Emerald Abandoned Ship
Diamond
Pearl
Route 205, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 230, Canalave City, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Pastoria City, Pokémon League, Sunyshore City, Valley Windworks
Platinum Route 205, 212, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 230, Canalave City, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Pastoria City, Pokémon League, 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
Evolve Tentacool
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road, Battle Resort
Sun
Moon
Poni Wilds
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 14, 15, Ancient Poni Path, Poni Breaker Coast

Other languages

English Tentacruel
Japanese ドククラゲ (Dokukurage)
German Tentoxa
French Tentacruel

Name origin

tentacle
the ‘limb’ of a sea creature
cruel
mean