Tentacool (Pokémon)

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



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Type
Water Poison
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Clear Body or Liquid Ooze Cacophony
Cacophony
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Tentacool
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Weight
100.3 lbs. 45.5 kg
Tentacool
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
105
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
67
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Tentacool
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Shape
Body10.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F072.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Tentacool (Japanese: メノクラゲ Menokurage) is a dual-type Water/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Tentacruel starting at level 30.

Biology

Tentacool possessing a Meowth

Tentacool is a small, jellyfish-like Pokémon. 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. Near the base of its body is a pointed, beak-like projection and two eyes with small pupils. There are two grayish tentacles extending from beneath its round lower body, which has a cape-like formation on the back.

Tentacool's entire body is made of 99% water, and the remaining 1% contains the organ that produces its poison. It absorbs sunlight and refracts it using the water inside its body to convert it into beam energy. Its tentacles are laced with stinging cells and, as seen in the anime, it can control Pokémon it touches with its tentacles. The tentacles break off occasionally, but they can regenerate. The poison from its tentacles is so potent, that someone would need to be immediately rushed to the hospital. It is not a very strong swimmer. Tentacool travel throughout the world using ocean currents. Tentacool searches for food while drifting on the surface of shallow seas. Tentacool can blend in the water, making it very difficult to spot. It will sometimes wash ashore and shrivel up due to dehydration, though it remains equally as dangerous. Tentacool may be revived if thrown back into the sea.

In the anime

In the main series

Tentacool in the anime

Major appearances

In Tentacool and Tentacruel, multiple Tentacool had been attacking Nastina's construction site. She subsequently made a public announcement offering one million dollars to anyone who could exterminate them. Team Rocket took up her offer but were quickly surrounded by a huge group of angry Tentacool, one of which evolved into a giant Tentacruel. It subsequently went on a rampage before being stopped by Misty.

Minor appearances

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Tentacool was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Friends to the End, a Tentacool was seen during Ritchie and Assunta's battle, but it is unknown who it belonged to. In the same episode, another Trainer's Tentacool attended the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

Multiple Tentacool appeared in Bye Bye Psyduck.

In The Power of One, multiple Tentacool sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Tentacool appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Tentacool appeared in a fantasy in The Totodile Duel.

In Hook, Line, and Stinker, a Trainer's Tentacool competed in the annual Seaking Catching Competition.

A Tentacool appeared in Snorlax Snowman.

A Tentacool appeared in the opening intro of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

In The Joy of Water Pokémon, a Tentacool lived in Lake Lucid.

In Mantine Overboard!, two Tentacool lived in the sea near Ogi City.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Tentacool lived at a Pokémon Center.

A Tentacool appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, under the ownership of a competitor in the Tour de Alto Mare.

Multiple Tentacool appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In a flashback in A Cacturne for the Worse, May was scared by multiple Tentacool due to being surrounded by them at one point in her childhood. This had resulted in her mother attempting to catch her after mistaking her for a Tentacool.

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

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Tentacool competed in the Terracotta Contest.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Tentacool lived in the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

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

In Going for the Gold!, two Tentacool were exhibits in the Ambrette Aquarium.

Multiple Tentacool appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

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

A Tentacool appeared in The Island Whisperer!.

Multiple Tentacool appeared in I Choose You!.

A wild Tentacool appeared in Alola, Kanto!.

In I Choose Paradise!, two Trainers' Tentacool were at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

Five Tentacool appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.

In The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, Goh attempted to catch a Tentacool out of a horde of them, only for it to dodge the Poké Ball, resulting in Goh catching a different Tentacool instead. Goh's Tentacool reappeared in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, JN014, and JN023.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP019 Tentacool Ash's Pokédex Tentacool, a Jellyfish Pokémon. 99% of its body is made up of water.

In Pokémon Origins

Tentacool in Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, Red caught a Tentacool after passing by it.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a Tentacool was in the waters that surrounded the Seafloor Cavern.

In the manga

Tentacool in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters manga

A Tentacool appeared in JNM01.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Tentacool debuted in a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escaped from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A woman named A has a Tentacool that bathes with her on a regular basis. It debuted in Danger: High Voltorb.

Multiple wild Tentacool appeared in What a Dragonite, where they were escaping from a Dragonite.

Multiple Tentacool appeared in The Kindest Tentacruel. One of them, which was a baby, got its tentacle stuck under a boulder. 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.

A Tentacool appeared in the Trick Master's flashback in The Final Battle V, where it was one of the Pokémon calmed down by the homeland soil.

A Tentacool appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

A Tentacool appeared in Omega Alpha Adventure 5.

A Tentacool appeared in a flashback in PASM30.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Multiple Tentacool appeared in Let's Survive This Sea Battle.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Tentacool appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!?.

In the TCG

Main article: Tentacool (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#072
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 Johto
#162
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 Hoenn
#066
Kanto
#072
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 Sinnoh
#136
Johto
#164
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #025
Hoenn
#068
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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #106
Alola
USUM: #129
Kanto
#072
Sun They can be found lying dehydrated on beaches, but they are often still alive. When soaked in water, they will revive.
Moon It drifts in shallow seas, such as the areas near beaches. If you get bitten or stabbed by its toxic tentacles, rush to the hospital.
Ultra Sun It drifts through the sea searching for prey. Its poisonous tentacles break off sometimes, but after a while, they grow back.
Ultra Moon Its body is 99% water. The remaining 1% contains the organ that makes its poison.
Let's Go Pikachu It can sometimes be found all dry and shriveled up on a beach. Toss it back into the sea to revive it.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #040
Sword Tentacool is not a particularly strong swimmer. It drifts across the surface of shallow seas as it searches for prey.
Shield This Pokémon is mostly made of water. A Tentacool out in the ocean is very hard to spot, because its body blends in with the sea.

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, Cinnabar Island (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27 and 41, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Olivine City*, Cinnabar Island (Surfing, Old/Good Rod)
Routes 19, 34 and 40, Olivine City*, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Whirl Islands*, Union Cave* (Surfing)
Routes 12, 13 and 32 (Surfing or Fishing)
Crystal
Routes 20, 21, 26, 27 and 41, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Olivine City*, Cinnabar Island (Surfing, Old/Good Rod)
Routes 19, 34 and 40, Olivine City*, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Whirl Islands*, Union Cave* (Surfing)
Routes 12, 13 and 32 (Surfing or Fishing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 128, Ever Grande City (Surfing, Old Rod)
Sootopolis City (Old Rod)
Abandoned Ship (Surfing or 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 or 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, Cinnabar Island (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 (Surfing)
Platinum
Routes 205, 212, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, and 222, Canalave City, Pastoria City, Sunyshore City, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks, Iron Island (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 or 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
Route 120, Seafloor Cavern, Battle Resort (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Routes 119 and 128, Victory Road, Ever Grande City (Old Rod or Surfing)
Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Sea Mauville, Dewford Town, Slateport City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Shoal Cave, Pacifidlog Town, Sealed Chamber, Team Magma Hideout (Old Rod, Good Rod, or Surfing)
Alpha Sapphire
Route 120, Seafloor Cavern, Battle Resort (Old Rod or Good Rod)
Routes 119 and 128, Victory Road, Ever Grande City (Old Rod or Surfing)
Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Sea Mauville, Dewford Town, Slateport City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Shoal Cave, Pacifidlog Town, Sealed Chamber, Team Aqua Hideout (Old Rod, Good Rod, or Surfing)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, Hau'oli City, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Brooklet Hill, Hano Beach, Secluded Shore (Surfing)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 1, 7, 8, Hau'oli City, Melemele Sea, Kala'e Bay, Brooklet Hill, Hano Beach (Surfing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 4, 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 24, Seafoam Islands (Sea Skim)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Viridian City
Blue Field: Pallet Town, Cycling Road, Seafoam Islands
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Ocean (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 1, Secret Storage 13, Endless Level 8, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Stormy Sea (B1F-B8F), Silver Trench (B1F-B9F), Grand Sea (B1F-B9F), Marvelous Sea (B1F-B9F), Fantasy Strait (B1F-B9F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Brine Cave (B6F-B9F, Lower Brine Cave B1F-B5F)
MD Sky
Brine Cave (B6F-B9F, Lower Brine Cave B1F-B5F)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Both Modes C)
Ranger: GS
Eastern Sea
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Echo Valley, Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Unidentified Flying Objects
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 4
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 541
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Moonlit Island (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Zygarde Sea, Bulbasaur Sea

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%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Sun Moon Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Sword Shield Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
335
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
088 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
1212 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
1616 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2020 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2424 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2828 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
3232 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
4040 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
4444 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100100% 10
4848 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM73Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR78Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Acupressure Normal Status —% 30
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Haze Ice Status —% 30
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tentacool in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 Pinani072.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS072.png PinRSani072.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
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Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 072.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
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Water
Field move:
(present)
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(Crush ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-276
It spits bubbles around itself that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Poison
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#676
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Toxic Stress
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
GO072.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 97 Base Defense: 149
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Tentacool Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Poison Sting
Charged Attacks: Bubble Beam, Water Pulse, Wrap

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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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
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. The fact that it has only two tentacles may be based on squid. Tentacool also resembles several varieties of the bug-eyed monster and other alien invaders from 1950s B-movies, which is reflected in its ability to fire lasers from the gems on its head.

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

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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 Wangnunhe From wang, noon, and 해파리 haepari or 해 (海) hae
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 大眼水母 Daaihngáahnséuimóuh Literally "Big eyed jellyfish"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 瑪瑙水母 / 玛瑙水母 Mǎnǎoshuǐmǔ Literally "Agate jellyfish"


External links

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