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Tentacruel
Tentacruel
National Pokédex
Tentacool - Tentacruel (#073) - Geodude
Ability Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish (Hidden)
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Created by Game Freak

Tentacruel (JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue. It evolves from Tentacool starting at level 30.

Physiology and Behavior

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Pokémon Yellow Its 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.
Pokémon Stadium It has 80 tentacles. Once they wrap around an enemy, the tentacles will not release, no matter what.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
Pokémon Silver In battle, it extends all 80 of its tentacles to entrap its opponent inside a poisonous net.
Pokémon Crystal When its 80 feelers absorb water, it stretches to become like a net to entangle its prey.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon 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 causes rough waves around it.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon FireRed It has 80 tentacles that move about freely. They can sting, causing poisoning and sharp, stabbing pain.
Pokémon LeafGreen The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Platinum It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
Pokémon HeartGold Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
Pokémon SoulSilver In battle, it extends all 80 of its tentacles to entrap its opponent inside a poisonous net.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
Pokémon White It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
Pokémon Black 2 It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
Pokémon White 2 It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Pokémon Y It has 80 tentacles that move about freely. They can sting, causing poisoning and sharp, stabbing pain.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon 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.
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun Normally, it has 80 poisonous tentacles. The longer one has been alive, the fewer tentacles it will have.
Pokémon Moon Although these Pokémon are rare, when a large outbreak of them occurs, all fish Pokémon disappear from the surrounding sea.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue
Evolve Tentacool
Pokémon Yellow
Routes 19, 20, and 21 (Super Rod)
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27 and 41, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island (Super Rod)
Routes 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32, 34, 40 and 41, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island (Surfing)
Pokémon Silver
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27 and 41, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island (Super Rod)
Routes 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32, 34, 40 and 41, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island (Surfing)
Pokémon Crystal
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27 and 41, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island (Super Rod)
Routes 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32, 34, 40 and 41, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Cianwood City, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island (Surfing)
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Abandoned Ship (surfing and Super Rod)
Pokémon Sapphire
Abandoned Ship (surfing and Super Rod)
Pokémon Emerald
Abandoned Ship (surfing and Super Rod)
Pokémon FireRed
Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow, Memorial Pillar, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Water Path, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave, Trainer Tower (Surfing)
Pokémon LeafGreen
Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow, Memorial Pillar, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Water Path, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave, Trainer Tower (Surfing)
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond
Routes 205, 213, 218, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, and 230, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks, Pastoria City, Canalave City, Iron Island, Sunyshore City, Pokémon League(Surfing)
Pokémon Pearl
Routes 205, 213, 218, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, and 230, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks, Pastoria City, Canalave City, Iron Island, Sunyshore City, Pokémon League(Surfing)
Pokémon Platinum
Routes 205, 212, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, and 230, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks, Pastoria City, Canalave City, Iron Island, Sunyshore City, Pokémon League(Surfing)
Pokémon HeartGold
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, and 41, New Bark Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town (Surfing and Super Rod)

Routes 12, 13, 19, 32, 34, and 40, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave*, Whirl Islands*, Olivine City, Cianwood City (Surfing)

Route 47 (Super Rod)
Pokémon SoulSilver
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, and 41, New Bark Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town (Surfing and Super Rod)

Routes 12, 13, 19, 32, 34, and 40, Cherrygrove City, Union Cave*, Whirl Islands*, Olivine City, Cianwood City (Surfing)

Route 47 (Super Rod)
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Evolve Tentacool
Pokémon Y
Evolve Tentacool
Pokémon Omega Ruby
Routes 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, and 133, Mossdeep City, Shoal Cave, Pacifidlog Town, Ever Grande City, Seafloor Cavern, Victory Road, Battle Resort (Surfing)
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Routes 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, and 133, Mossdeep City, Shoal Cave, Pacifidlog Town, Ever Grande City, Seafloor Cavern, Victory Road, Battle Resort (Surfing)
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun
Poni Wilds
Pokémon Moon
Poni Wilds


Evolution

Tentacool
Reach level 30.
Tentacruel
PKMN072 PKMN073

Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 80
Attack 70
Defense 65
Sp. Attack 80
Sp. Defense 120
Speed 100
Average 515

Moveset

Main article: Tentacruel/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
Red Green
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Red Blue
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Yellow
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Gold
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Silver
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Crystal
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Ruby Sapphire
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Emerald
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Fire Leaf
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Diamond Pearl
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Platinum
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Heart Soul
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Black White
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Black 2 White 2
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X Y
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