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 50 (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.
Sword When the red orbs on Tentacruel’s head glow brightly, watch out. The Pokémon is about to fire off a burst of ultrasonic waves.
Shield Its 80 tentacles can stretch and shrink freely. Tentacruel ensnares prey in a net of spread-out tentacles, delivering venomous stings to its catch.

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.
1AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1Reflect TypeNormalStatus
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1WrapNormalPhysical 15 90
12SupersonicNormalStatus 55
16Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
20ScreechNormalStatus 85
24Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
28HexGhostSpecial 65 100
34Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
40Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
46SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
52Sludge WavePoisonSpecial 95 100
58Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 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.
AcupressureNormalStatus
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
HazeIceStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
TickleNormalStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Corrosive GasPoisonStatus 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.
1AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
1ConstrictNormalPhysical 10 100
1HazeIceStatus
1Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1SupersonicNormalStatus 55
4ConstrictNormalPhysical 10 100
9SupersonicNormalStatus 55
13AcidPoisonSpecial 40 100
18Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
22WrapNormalPhysical 15 90
27SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
36BarrierPsychicStatus
46Poison JabPoisonPhysical 80 100
55ScreechNormalStatus 85
65Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 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 Tentacruel  sprite from Sword & Shield
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, Honeycalm Sea, Insular Sea, Loop Lagoon, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea

Other languages

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

Name origin

tentacle
the ‘limb’ of a sea creature
cruel
mean