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#073: Tentacruel 073MS
Tentacool
メノクラゲ Menokurage
#072
072Tentacool
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Poison
Species
Jellyfish Pokémon
Abilities
Clear Body or Liquid Ooze Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#072
Johto
#164
Hoenn
#066
Sinnoh
#136
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-276
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
100.3 lbs.
Imperial
45.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body10
Footprint
 F072 
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
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 105 Battle Exp.: 1051*

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

It evolves into Tentacruel starting at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

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.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Tentacool absorbs sunlight and refracts it using water inside its body to convert it into beam energy.

Behavior

This Pokémon shoots beams from its crystal-like eyes, and are often found floating in shallow waters.

Habitat

Sea

Sea Pokémon

Tentacool 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 extremely common in Kanto and Johto.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Its eyes are as transparent as crystals. From them, it shoots mysterious beams of light.
Generation II
Johto
When the tide goes out, dehydrated Tentacool remains can be found washed up on the shore.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Common Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, and 24, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Vermilion City
Generation II
Johto
Common Routes 32, 34, 40, 41 and 47, Olivine City, Whirl Islands, Ecruteak City, Union Cave, Cherrygrove City, New Bark Town (Surf)

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 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

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
055 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
088 Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100100% 35
1212 Acid Poison Special 04040 100100% 30
1515 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
1919 BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2222 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
2626 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
2929 Barrier Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3636 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
4040 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4343 Hex Ghost Special 05050 100100% 10
4747 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
5050 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100100% 10
5454 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Tentacool obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite HM03 Surf Water Special 95 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM06 Dive Water Physical 80 100% 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
090MS091MS Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 100% 20
222MS Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
098MS099MS222MS Bubble Water Special 20 100% 30
098MS099MS138MS139MS Haze* Ice Status —% 30
222MS Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
138MS139MS Muddy Water* Water Special 95 85% 10
090MS091MS140MS141MS Rapid Spin* Normal Physical 20 100% 40
138MS139MS Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tentacool in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black 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

Evolution

072
Unevolved
Tentacool
 Water  Poison 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 30


073
First evolution
Tentacruel
 Water  Poison 

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