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Tentacruel (Pokémon)

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Tentacool #072: Tentacool
Pokémon
#074: Geodude Geodude
Tentacruel
ドククラゲ Dokukurage
#073
073Tentacruel.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Poison
Category
Jellyfish Pokémon
Abilities
Clear Body or Liquid Ooze
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#073
Johto
#165
Hoenn
#067
Sinnoh
#137
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-234
Oblivia
R-277
Height
5'03"
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
121.3 lbs.
Imperial
55.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Body style
Body10.png
Footprint
 F073.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 3 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 205 Battle Exp.: 2051*

Tentacruel (Japanese: ドククラゲ Dokukurage) is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Tentacool starting at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Tentacruel are large, primarily blue jellyfish-like Pokémon. They have two big, red crystal spheres encrusted onto its upper body which can refract sunlight and can be used to store energy. The round lower body, from which Tentacruel’s eyes can be seen, appears black in coloration, but it is possible the coloration was meant to stylistically represent a dark space. It can extend up to 80 tentacles out of its body, most of which are hidden, leaving up to 14 exposed. It has two blue beak-like appendages.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Its stings are known to cause excruciating pain. The red orbs on its body glow before lashing the vicinity with a harsh ultrasonic blast, the outburst causing rough waves around it. Tentacruel is able to use Toxic Spikes, BubbleBeam and Hydro Pump. As demonstrated in Tentacool and Tentacruel, Tentacool have the ability to shoot laser beams from the gem in their head. Its evolution is able to control Pokémon it touches with its tentacles, but it is unknown if Tentacool have this ability.

Behavior

Tentacruel’s tentacles can be freely elongated and shortened, and can absorb water to stretch to some length. The tentacles are normally kept short, but on hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey, weakening the prey by dosing it with a harsh toxin. The tentacles are extended in such a manner as to form an encircling poisonous net, which is difficult to escape from. Its red orbs glow when it grows excited or agitated, and it may alert others to danger by stridently flashing them.

Habitat

Tentacruel can be found throughout the ocean, usually congregating in places where warm currents and cold currents come together, and where minerals are plentiful. They are common in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Tentacruel can catch up to eighty prey at a time.

In the anime

Tentacruel in the anime

Major Appearances

A giant Tentacruel attacks the city of Porta Vista in the once banned episode Tentacool and Tentacruel.

Multiple Tentacruel appeared in Viva Las Lapras, under the ownership of the pirate Captain Crook.

Minor Appearances

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Tentacruel owned by Fergus was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Tentacruel clone is seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

Marina owns a Tentacruel in Bye Bye Psyduck.

Each of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers in Cerulean Blues has a Tentacruel.

Cassidy has a Tentacruel.

Juan has several Tentacruel that appeared in The Great Eight Fate!.

A Tentacruel is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP019 Tentacruel Ash's Pokédex Tentacruel, a Jellyfish Pokémon. An evolved form of the Tentacool. Its numerous tentacles serve as a powerful weapon. It is known as the "Gangster of the Sea."
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP113 Tentacruel Ash's Pokédex Tentacruel, the Jellyfish Pokémon. Its potent poison stingers can quickly paralyze its victims.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the TCG

Main article: Tentacruel (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red The tentacles are normally kept short. On hunts, they are extended to ensnare and immobilize prey.
Blue
Yellow Its 80 tentacles can stretch and contract freely. They wrap around prey and weaken it with poison.
Stadium It has 80 tentacles. Once they wrap around an enemy, the tentacles will not release, no matter what.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 Its 80 tentacles absorb water and stretch almost endlessly to constrict its prey and enemies.
Generation III
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.
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.
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.
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.
Generation IV
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.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Tentacool
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Routes 19, 20, and 21 with Super Rod
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 41, 42, 20, and 21
Crystal
Common Routes 41, 42, 20, and 21
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Abandoned Ship
Emerald
Rare Abandoned Ship
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare (FR)
Common (LG)
Knot Island, Kin Island, Chrono Island, Fortune Island, and Quest Island
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 205 and 224, Sunyshore City, Sinnoh League (Surf)
Platinum
Uncommon Routes 205, 212, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 230, Pastoria City, Canalave City, Sunyshore City, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Pokémon League
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Routes 41, 42, 20, and 21
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Tentacool
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Stormy Sea (31F-39F)
Silver Trench (35F-44F)
Far-off Sea (21F-30F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1-B20)
Miracle Sea (B1-B18)
Deep Miracle Sea (B1-B4)
Bottomless Sea (B1-B49)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Sea of Wailord
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
East Sea
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Diamond Pearl Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 515   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 120.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin073.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS073.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani073.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP073.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -30%
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP Know how many of these tentacles I have? Eighty!
26%-50% HP I don't like this. My health is out by half.
1%-25% HP Useless... I can barely raise my tentacles...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I feel invigorated!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I feel invigorated!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP073.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry  
It shoots poisonous needles and scatters poison to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Tentacool
Unevolved
Tentacool
 Water  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Tentacruel
First evolution
Tentacruel
 Water  Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 073.png Spr 1y 073.png Spr 1g 073.png Spr b g1 073.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 073.png Spr 2s 073.png Spr 2c 073.png Spr b 2g 073.png
Spr 2g 073 s.png Spr 2s 073 s.png Spr 2c 073 s.png Spr b 2g 073 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 073.png Spr 3e 073.png Spr 3f 073.png Spr b 3r 073.png
Spr 3r 073 s.png Spr 3e 073 s.png Spr 3f 073 s.png Spr b 3r 073 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 073.png Spr 4p 073.png Spr 4h 073.png Spr b 4d 073.png
Spr 4d 073 s.png Spr 4p 073 s.png Spr 4h 073 s.png Spr b 4d 073 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 073.png Spr 5b 073.png Spr b 5b 073.png
Spr 5b 073 s.png Spr 5b 073 s.png Spr b 5b 073 s.png
Tentacruel For other sprites and images, please see Tentacruel images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Tentacruel's original English name was "Man O War."
  • Although it is stated to have eighty tentacles, only a little more than ten can often be seen.
  • Despite what the Generation III and beyond Pokédex entry states, Tentacruel cannot learn Flash.
  • The anime's Pokédex entry labeling Tentacruel as the "Gangster of the sea" could be a reference to its pose in Pokémon Red and Blue, which resembles the way of how a mob leader would cross his arms.
  • In Pokémon.com's online Pokédex, Tentacruel was randomly listed in the coding. It also mentioned Electric, possibly meaning that Tentacruel was originally to be part Electric-type.
  • Tentacruel's Crystal still sprite is different from that of Gold and Silver, making it one of few Pokémon to have three distinctly different sprites in Generation II.

Origin

Tentacruel is similar to the Portuguese man o' war, which is not a jellyfish but a cluster of polyps.

Name origin

Tentacruel's name is a combination of tentacle and cruel. Dokukurage literally means 毒水母, poison jellyfish.

In other languages

  • German: Tentoxa - Portmanteau of Tentakel (tentacle) and toxisch (toxic).
  • French: Tentacruel
  • Korean: 독파리 Dokpari
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 毒刺水母 Dú Cì Shuǐ Mǔ - Literally "Venomous sting jellyfish".
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 多腳水母 - Literally "many feet jellyfish".

External links

Notes


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#074: Geodude Geodude
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