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#073 Tentacruel

official Tentacruel artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Tentacruel
Type WaterPoison
Species Jellyfish Pokémon
Height 1.6 m (5' 3")
Weight 55 kg (121.3 lbs)
Catch rate 60

Tentacruel's description

Tentacruel is a Water- / Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #073. The Pokédex classifies it as the Jellyfish Pokémon.

Tentacruel's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
독파리 (Dokpari) Tentacruel Tentoxa ドククラゲ (Dokukurage) 毒刺水母 / 毒刺水母 (Dúcìshuǐmǔ)

Tentacruel's resistances & weaknesses

FireWaterElectricIceFightingPoisonGroundPsychicBugSteelFairy
x ½x ½x 2x ½x ½x ½x 2x 2x ½x ½x ½

Tentacruel's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Slow
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 2 Sp. Def

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Water 3
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Tentacruel's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Clear Body Liqiud Ooze Rain Dish

Tentacruel's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 80
140 270 187 364
Attack 70
67 130 134 262
Defense 65
63 121 128 251
Sp. Atk 80
76 148 145 284
Sp. Def 120
112 220 189 372
Speed 100
94 184 167 328
Total 515

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Tentacruel's evolutions

Tentacruel's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueThe tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
1YellowIts 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.
1StadiumIt has 80 tentacles. Once they wrap around an enemy, the tentacles will not release, no matter what.
2GoldIts 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
2SilverIn battle, it extends all 80 of its tentacles to entrap its opponent inside a poisonous net.
2CrystalWhen its 80 feelers absorb water, it stretches to become like a net to entangle its prey.
2Stadium 2Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
3RubyTentacruel 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.
3SapphireTentacruel 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.
3EmeraldIt 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.
3FireRedIt has 80 tentacles that move about freely. They can sting, causing poisoning and sharp, stabbing pain.
3LeafGreenThe tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
4DiamondWith 80 tentacles for ensnaring victims, it prevents escape until the prey is weakened by poison.
4PearlIt alerts others to danger by stridently flashing the red orbs on its head.
4PlatinumIt extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
4HeartGoldIts 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
4SoulSilverIn battle, it extends all 80 of its tentacles to entrap its opponent inside a poisonous net.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2It extends its 80 tentacles to form an encircling poisonous net that is difficult to escape.
6XThe tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
6YIt has 80 tentacles that move about freely. They can sting, causing poisoning and sharp, stabbing pain.
6Omega RubyTentacruel 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.
6Alpha SapphireTentacruel 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.
7SunNormally, it has 80 poisonous tentacles. The longer one has been alive, the fewer tentacles it will have.
7MoonAlthough these Pokémon are rare, when a large outbreak of them occurs, all fish Pokémon disappear from the surrounding sea.
7Ultra SunIt fires off ultrasonic waves from its red orbs to weaken its prey, and then it wraps them up in its 80 tentacles.
7Ultra MoonIt 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.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Its 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.