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Tentacool (Pokémon)

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Victreebel #071: Victreebel
Pokémon
#073: Tentacruel Tentacruel
Tentacool
Jellyfish Pokémon
メノクラゲ
Menokurage
#072
Tentacool

Tentacool

Tentacool

Tentacool
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Clear Body or Liquid Ooze Cacophony
Cacophony
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Tentacool

Mega Tentacool Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
100.3 lbs. 45.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#072
Kanto
#164
Johto
#068
Hoenn
#136
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#025
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-276
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
105
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
67
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body10.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F072.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tentacool (Japanese: メノクラゲ Menokurage) is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves into Tentacruel starting at level 30.

Biology

Tentacool possessing a Meowth

Tentacool resembles a box jellyfish. It has a light blue, clear body with two large, transparent, red crystals on each side of its body, and one small one in the middle. It has two small eyes with black pupils and no visible irises near the base of its body. It has two tentacles laced with stinging cells. The tentacles extend from beneath its round, blue lower body, which has a cape-like formation in the back.

Tentacool absorbs sunlight and refracts it using water inside its body to convert it into beam energy, as seen in the anime. It is also able to control Pokémon it touches with its tentacles. Tentacool can be found throughout the ocean. It will sometimes wash ashore and become shriveled and dehydrated, but may be revived if it is thrown back into the ocean.

In the anime

Tentacool in the anime

Major appearances

Tentacool's debut appearance was in the episode Tentacool and Tentacruel.

Minor appearances

It also appeared in Friends to the End during Ritchie and Assunta's battle. However, it is unknown who it belonged to. In the same episode, another Tentacool under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

Multiple Tentacool appeared in Bye Bye Psyduck.

Multiple Tentacool also appeared in The Power of One.

A Trainer used a Tentacool in Hook, Line, and Stinker to aid him in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

A Tentacool appeared in The Joy of Water Pokémon as an inhabitant of Lake Lucid.

A Tentacool also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

Two Tentacool appeared in Mantine Overboard! living underwater.

A Tentacool was seen at a Pokémon Center in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Tentacool appeared in the opening of Pokémon Heroes. Also, a Tentacool was used by a competitor in the Tour de Alto Mare, a water chariot race.

Multiple Tentacool appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A school of Tentacool appeared in a flashback in A Cacturne for the Worse. May fears them due to being surrounded by them at one point, and her mother attempted to catch her, thinking that she was a Tentacool.

A Tentacool appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Tentacool appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

Multiple Tentacool appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

Two Tentacool appeared in Going for the Gold!.

A Tentacool appeared in a flashback/fantasy in Day Three Blockbusters!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP019 Tentacool Ash's Pokédex Tentacool, a Jellyfish Pokémon. 99% of its body is made up of water.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tentacool's first appearance is a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In What a Dragonite multiple wild Tentacool were escaping from a Dragonite.

In The Kindest Tentacruel a herd of Tentacool appeared along with a Tentacruel where a baby Tentacool got its tentacle stuck under a boulder where it later helped rescue Yellow.

A herd of Tentacool appeared in Breath of the Dragonair Part 1 when Yellow was trying to find a Water-type Pokémon to surf across the ocean.

One of the members of the Pokémon Fan Club in Vermilion City apparently bathes with her Tentacool on a regular basis. She is seen again with her Tentacool in The Last Battle XIII during the Chairman's call out to all Trainers to send their Pokémon to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the TCG

Main article: Tentacool (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red Drifts in shallow seas. Anglers who hook them by accident are often punished by its stinging acid.
Blue
Yellow It can sometimes be found all dry and shriveled up on a beach. Toss it back into the sea to revive it.
Stadium Fires beams of light from its clear eyes. Floats around in shallow waters and may sting unwary anglers.
Generation II
Gold When the tide goes out, dehydrated Tentacool remains can be found washed up on the shore.
Silver It drifts aimlessly in waves. Very difficult to see in water, it may not be noticed until it stings.
Crystal As it floats along on the waves, it uses its toxic feelers to stab anything it touches.
Stadium 2 When the tide goes out, dehydrated Tentacool remains can be found washed up on the shore.
Generation III
Ruby Tentacool's body is largely composed of water. If it is removed from the sea, it dries up like parchment. If this Pokémon happens to become dehydrated, put it back into the sea.
Sapphire Tentacool absorbs sunlight and refracts it using water inside its body to convert it into beam energy. This Pokémon shoots beams from its crystal-like eyes.
Emerald Its body is almost entirely composed of water. It ensnares its foe with its two long tentacles, then stabs with the poison stingers at their tips.
FireRed Its eyes are as transparent as crystals. From them, it shoots mysterious beams of light.
LeafGreen Drifts in shallow seas. Anglers who hook them by accident are often punished by their stingers.
Generation IV
Diamond Its body is virtually composed of water. It shoots strange beams from its crystal-like eyes.
Pearl It drifts in sea currents. Countless fishermen are hurt by its poison stingers.
Platinum Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.
HeartGold When the tide goes out, dehydrated Tentacool remains can be found washed up on the shore.
SoulSilver It drifts aimlessly in waves. Very difficult to see in water, it may not be noticed until it stings.
Generation V
Black Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.
White
Black 2 Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its body is virtually composed of water. It shoots strange beams from its crystal-like eyes.
Y Drifts in shallow seas. Anglers who hook them by accident are often punished by their stingers.
Omega Ruby Tentacool's body is largely composed of water. If it is removed from the sea, it dries up like parchment. If this Pokémon happens to become dehydrated, put it back into the sea.
Alpha Sapphire Tentacool absorbs sunlight and refracts it using water inside its body to convert it into beam energy. This Pokémon shoots beams from the small round organ above its eyes.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Routes 19, 20, and 21 (surfing)
Routes 12, 13, 17, and 18, Pallet Town, Viridian City (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Routes 19, 20, and 21 (surfing)
Routes 12, 13, 17, and 18, Pallet Town, Viridian City (Super Rod)
Yellow
Routes 19, 20, and 21, Seafoam Islands (surfing)
Routes 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Cinnabar Island (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Union Cave* (surfing, Old/Good Rod)
Routes 13, 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Whirl Islands* (surfing)
Routes 12 and 32, Olivine City* (surfing and fishing)
Crystal
Routes 26 and 27, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Union Cave* (surfing, Old/Good Rod)
Routes 13, 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Cinnabar Island, Whirl Islands* (surfing)
Routes 12 and 32, Olivine City* (surfing and fishing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 128, Ever Grande City (surfing, Old Rod)
Sootopolis City (Old Rod)
Abandoned Ship (surfing and fishing)
Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Slateport City, Pacifidlog Town, Mossdeep City, Lilycove City, Dewford Town, Shoal Cave, Seafloor Cavern (surfing, Old/Good Rod)
Emerald
Route 128, Ever Grande City (surfing, Old Rod)
Sootopolis City (Old Rod)
Abandoned Ship (surfing and fishing)
Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Slateport City, Pacifidlog Town, Mossdeep City, Lilycove City, Dewford Town, Shoal Cave, Seafloor Cavern (surfing, Old/Good Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, and 24, Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Bond Bridge, Five Isle Meadow, Memorial Pillar, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Water Path, Green Path, Outcast Island, Tanoby Ruins, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave, Trainer Tower (Surfing)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, and 222, Canalave City, Pastoria City, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks, Iron Island, Pokémon League (surfing)
Platinum
Routes 205, 212, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, and 222, Canalave City, Pastoria City, Sunyshore City, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks, Iron Island, Pokémon League (surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27, 41, and 47, New Bark Town, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town (surfing, Old/Good Rod)
Routes 19, 34, and 40, Cherrygrove City, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave*, Whirl Islands* (surfing)
Routes 13 and 32 (surfing and fishing)
Route 12 (fishing)
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Blue Lake
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 8 and 12, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City, Shalour City, Azure Bay (surfing)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 106, 107, 108, 103, 115, 110, 109, 105, 118, 119, 122, 124, 125, 122, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Sea Mauville, Dewford Town, Slateport City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Shoal Cave, Victory Road, Pacifidlog Town, Ever Grande City (surfing)
Route 120, Seafloor Cavern (fishing)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Pallet Town
Viridian City
Cycling Road
Seafoam Islands
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Ocean (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1
Secret Storage 13
Endless Level 8
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Stormy Sea (1F-8F)
Silver Trench (1F-9F)
Grand Sea (1F-9F)
Marvelous Sea (B1-B9)
Fantasy Strait (B1-B9)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Brine Cave (B6-B9)
Lower Brine Cave (B1-B5)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Eastern Sea
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Echo Valley, Sunny Seashore

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Confuse Ray Tentacool English United States 5 July 12 to August 8, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Diamond Pearl Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
X Y Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 335   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 100.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 XY   ORAS   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
0011 0011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100}}100% 35 Clever 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
0055 0044 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 20 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
0088 0077 Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100}}100% 35 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
01212 01010 Acid Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 30 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
01515 01313 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
03333 01616 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20 Beautiful 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
02222 01919 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 090}}90% 20 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
02626 02222 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 1
01919 02525 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
02929 02828 Barrier Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 1 0  
03636 03131 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
N/AN/A 03434 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
04040 03737 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
04343 04040 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10 Clever 2 ♥♥ 1
05050 04343 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
04747 04646 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5 ???  ?  ?
05454 04949 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥ 1
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tentacool obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacool
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacool
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 1
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10 Beautiful 1 4 ♥♥♥♥
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5 Beautiful 1 3 ♥♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5 Beautiful 1 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cute 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cool 1 0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cute 1 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25 Tough 1 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Beautiful 1 0  
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ???  ?  ?
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 2 ♥♥
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacool
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacool
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
SkorupiDrapion Acupressure Normal Status —% 30
ShellderCloyster Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
Corsola Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
KrabbyKinglerCorsolaCorphishCrawdauntClauncher
Clawitzer
Bubble Water Special 40 100% 30
LileepCradily Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Omanyte Haze* Ice Status —% 30
CorphishCrawdauntSkorupiDrapion Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25
Corsola Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
ClauncherClawitzer Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
Kabuto Rapid Spin* Normal Physical 20 100% 40
OmanyteOmastar Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tentacool in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Tentacool in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacool
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacool
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tentacool can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tentacool cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tentacool
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tentacool
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Recover Tentacool (Aquapolis 113)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin072.png Pin072.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS072.png PinRS072.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani072.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP072.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.3%
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP I shoot weird beams! They're really weird!
26%-50% HP Uh, you'd better see this. My health isn't looking half good.
1%-25% HP Uh, listen. I'm ready to go belly-up.
Level up Woohoo, leveled up! Time to shine!
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 Woohoo, leveled up! Time to shine!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP072.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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  
It spits bubbles around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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
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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

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Unevolved
Tentacool
 Water  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 30
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First evolution
Tentacruel
 Water  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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072MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tentacool images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Tentacool is based on a jellyfish, possibly a species of box jellyfish such as Chironex fleckeri or Carukia barnesi.

Name origin

Tentacool is a combination of tentacle and cool.

Menokurage may be a combination of 目の敵 menokataki (enemy) and 水母 kurage (jellyfish). Alternatively, it may be a pun on the expression 目の毒 menodoku ("poison to the eye", referring to a tempting thing but one that must not be looked at), considering that its evolution's name is ドククラゲ dokukurage.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メノクラゲ Menokurage From 目の敵 menokataki and 水母 kurage
France Flag.png French Tentacool Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tentacool Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tentacha From tentacle
Italy Flag.png Italian Tentacool Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 왕눈해 Wangnoonhae From wang, noon, and 해파리 haepari or 해 (海) hae



External links

Notes


Victreebel #071: Victreebel
Pokémon
#073: Tentacruel Tentacruel


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