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 1.6 m (5′03″)
Weight 55.0 kg (121.3 lbs)
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)
073 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
041 (The Isle of Armor)

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 (4,884–5,140 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Its 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.

Moves learned by Tentacruel

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoison 40 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1Reflect TypeNormal
1Water GunWater 40 100
1WrapNormal 15 90
12SupersonicNormal 55
16Water PulseWater 60 100
20ScreechNormal 85
24Bubble BeamWater 65 100
28HexGhost 65 100
34Acid ArmorPoison
40Poison JabPoison 80 100
46SurfWater 90 100
52Sludge WavePoison 95 100
58Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Tentacruel learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. 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
Confuse RayGhost 100
HazeIce
Knock OffDark 65 100
Mirror CoatPsychic 100
Rapid SpinNormal 50 100
TickleNormal 100

Move Tutor moves

Tentacruel can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Corrosive GasPoison 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AcidPoison 40 100
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1HazeIce
1Mirror CoatPsychic 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
4ConstrictNormal 10 100
9SupersonicNormal 55
13AcidPoison 40 100
18Bubble BeamWater 65 100
22WrapNormal 15 90
27SurfWater 90 100
36BarrierPsychic
46Poison JabPoison 80 100
55ScreechNormal 85
65Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Moves learnt by TM

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

Tentacruel sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
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
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
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, Fields of Honor, Honeycalm Island, Insular Sea, Loop Lagoon, Workout Sea

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