Tentacool (メノクラゲ Menokurage) is a Water/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Tentacool is an aquatic Pokémon based on the box jellyfish. Tentacool have two long tentacles that extend from the base of its large, blue head. There are three red gems on this Pokémon's head: two on the sides of its head and one on its forehead.

Behavior

It drifts aimlessly wherever the ocean currents take it, sometimes ending up in shallow waters where it may be accidentally caught in fishing lines. Tentacool may also end up stuck on beaches when low tide comes; since its body is largely composed of water, it will shrivel up, risking death from dehydration if it stays out of the sea for too long. Tentacool has two main weapons. At the tips of its tentacles are toxic feelers, which it uses to stab anything it touches with stinging acid. Due to its excellent camouflage in the water, Tentacool can often remain undetected by swimmers right up to the moment it stings them. Tentacool's gelatinous, watery body can also absorb sunlight and refract it within, producing beam energy it shoots from its crystal-like eyes.

Special Abilities

Tentacool can have the ability Clear Body or the ability Liquid Ooze. Clear Body prevents the opponent from lowering Tentacool's stats. Liquid Ooze damages any opponent who attempts to drain Tentacool's HP. Its body is composed almost entirely of water. It also shoots strange beams from its crystals on its head.

Evolution

Tentacool evolves into Tentacruel at level 30.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Routes 19, 20, 21 (Surfing)
Pallet Town, Viridian City, Routes 12, 13, 17, 18 (Super Rod)
Common
Yellow Routes 19, 20, 21 and Seafoam Islands (Surfing)
Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Cinnabar Island, Routes 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 (Super Rod)
Common
Gold and Silver Routes 20, 21, 41, and 42 Common
Crystal Routes 20, 21, 41, and 42 Common
Ruby and Sapphire Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Slateport City, Sootopolis City, Seafloor Cavern, and Shoal Cave Common
FireRed and LeafGreen Routes 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24, Bond Bridge, Berry Forest, Memorial Pillar, Five Isle Meadow, Water Labyrinth, Resort Gorgeous, Fortune Island, Icefall Cave, Tanoby Ruins, Trainer Tower, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Mt. Ember Common
Emerald Routes 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Slateport City, Sootopolis City, Seafloor Cavern, and Shoal Cave Common
Diamond and Pearl Routes 205, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Mountain, Canalave City, Pastoria City, and Valley Windworks Common
Platinum Routes 205, 212, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, Pastoria City, Canalave City, Sunyshore City, Valley Windworks, and Fuego Ironworks Common
HeartGold and SoulSilver Routes 32, 34, 40, 41, 47, Cherrygrove City, Ecruteak City, New Bark Town, Olivine City, Union Cave, Whirl Islands Common
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World - Sparkling Sea (with 7,500 Dream Points) None
X and Y Ambrette Town, Route 8, Cyllage City, Shalour City, Route 12, Azure Bay (Surf) Common


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Drifts in shallow seas. Anglers who hook them by accident are often punished by its stinging acid.

  • Yellow

    It can sometimes be found all dry and shriveled up on a beach. Toss it back into the sea to revive it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Black

    Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.

  • White

    Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.

  • Black 2

    Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.

  • White 2

    Because its body is almost entirely composed of water, it shrivels up if it is washed ashore.

  • 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.

  • 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!

    It can sometimes be found all dry and shriveled up on a beach. Toss it back into the sea to revive it.

  • 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.


Stats

Tentacool's Stats
HP
40
Attack
40
Defense
35
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
100
Speed
70
Total
335

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
4 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status
7 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical
10 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special
13 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
16 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
19 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical
22 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special
25 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
28 Barrier —% 20 Psychic Status
31 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
34 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
37 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
40 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
43 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
46 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
49 Wring Out 100% 5 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2 3 ♥
5 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status Smart 3 0 ♥
8 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
12 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special Smart 3 0 ♥
15 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Smart 2 0 ♥
19 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2 3 ♥
22 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
26 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special Beauty 2 1 ♥
29 Barrier —% 20 Psychic Status Cool 1 0 ♥
33 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 3 0 ♥
36 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
40 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 3 0 ♥
43 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special Smart 2 1 ♥
47 Hydro Pump 100 85% 5 Water Special Beauty 1 0 ♥
50 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 3 0 ♥
54 Wring Out 110% 5 Normal Special Tough 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
5 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status
8 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical
12 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special
15 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
19 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
22 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical
26 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special
29 Barrier —% 20 Psychic Status
33 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
36 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
40 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
43 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
47 Hydro Pump 100 85% 5 Water Special
50 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
54 Wring Out 120% 5 Normal Special

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2
5 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
8 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 0
12 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special Smart 3
15 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Smart 2
19 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
22 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Physical Tough 0
26 Barrier —% 20 Psychic Status Cool 2
29 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
33 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
36 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
40 Hydro Pump 100 85% 5 Water Special Beauty 2
43 Wring Out 120% 5 Normal Special Smart 2

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Smart 2 3 ♥
6 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
12 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal Tough 2 3 ♥
19 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Smart 1 4 ♥
25 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Beauty 1 3 ♥
30 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal Tough 3 0 ♥
36 Barrier —% 20 Psychic Cool 1 0 ♥
43 Screech 85% 40 Normal Smart 1 3 ♥
49 Hydro Pump 120 85% 5 Water Beauty 4 0 ♥

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
6 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal
12 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal
19 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison
25 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water
30 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal
36 Barrier —% 20 Psychic
43 Screech 85% 40 Normal
49 Hydro Pump 120 85% 5 Water

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
1 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison
13 Wrap 15 90% 20 Normal
17 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal
22 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
27 Constrict 10 100% 35 Normal
33 Barrier —% 20 Psychic
40 Screech 85% 40 Normal
48 Hydro Pump 120 85% 5 Water

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Smart 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Tough 2 0 ♥
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM06 Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acupressure Skorupi, Drapion —% 30 Normal Status
Aqua Ring Corsola —% 20 Water Status
Aurora Beam Shellder, Cloyster 65 100% 20 Ice Special
Bubble Krabby, Kingler, Corsola, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Crabrawler, Crabominable 40 100% 30 Water Special
Confuse Ray Lileep, Cradily 100% 10 Ghost Status
Haze * Krabby, Omanyte —% 30 Ice Status
Knock Off Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Special
Muddy Water Clauncher, Clawitzer 90 85% 10 Water Special
Rapid Spin * Shellder, Kabuto, Anorith 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
Tickle Omanyte, Omastar 100% 20 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Acupressure Skorupi, Drapion —% 30 Normal Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Aurora Beam Shellder, Cloyster 65 100% 20 Ice Special Beautiful 2 3 ♥
Aqua Ring Corsola —% 20 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Bubble Krabby, Kingler, Corsola, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Clauncher, Clawitzer 40 100% 30 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Confuse Ray Lileep, Cradily 100% 10 Ghost Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Haze * Omanyte —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Knock Off Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Muddy Water Clauncher, Clawitzer 90 85% 10 Water Special Tough 2 2 ♥
Rapid Spin * Kabuto 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Tickle Omanyte, Omastar 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acupressure Skorupi, Drapion —% 30 Normal Status
Aurora Beam Shellder, Cloyster 65 100% 20 Ice Special
Aqua Ring Corsola —% 20 Water Status
Bubble Krabby, Kingler, Corsola, Corphish, Crawdaunt 20 100% 30 Water Special
Confuse Ray Lileep, Cradily 100% 10 Ghost Status
Haze * Omanyte —% 30 Ice Status
Knock Off Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Special
Muddy Water * Omanyte 95 85% 10 Water Special
Rapid Spin * Kabuto 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
Tickle Omanyte, Omastar 100% 20 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Acupressure Skorupi, Drapion —% 30 Normal Status Cool 0
Aurora Beam Shellder, Cloyster 65 100% 20 Ice Special Beauty 2
Confuse Ray Lileep, Cradily 100% 10 Ghost Status Smart 2
Haze * Krabby, Kingler, Omanyte, Omastar —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
Knock Off Corphish, Crawdaunt, Skorupi, Drapion 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Special Beauty 2
Muddy WaterHGSS * Omanyte, Omastar 95 85% 10 Water Special Tough 2
Rapid Spin * Shellder, Cloyster, Kabuto, Kabutops, Anorith, Armaldo 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 2
Safeguard * Corsola —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aurora Beam Shellder, Cloyster 65 100% 20 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
Confuse Ray Lileep, Cradily 100% 10 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
Haze * Krabby, Kingler, Omanyte, Omastar —% 30 Ice Beauty 3 0 ♥
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Beauty 2 0 ♥
Rapid Spin * Shellder, Cloyster, Kabuto, Kabutops, Anorith, Armaldo 20 100% 40 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Safeguard * Corsola —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Aurora Beam Shellder, Cloyster 65 100% 20 Ice
Haze * Krabby, Kingler, Omanyte, Omastar —% 30 Ice
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic
Rapid Spin * Shellder, Cloyster, Kabuto, Kabutops 20 100% 40 Normal
Safeguard * Corsola —% 25 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bind USUM 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bind ORAS 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bind B2W2 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Dive HGSSPt 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beauty 1
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Magic Coat HGSS —% 15 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Ice Beam C 95 100% 10 Ice
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

Major appearances

Goh's Tentacool.

Tentacool appeared with its evolution, Tentacruel on Tentacool & Tentacruel. The Tentacool destroy the town until Misty stops them. Goh owns a a Tentacool that he caught in PJ008: The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!.

Minor appearances

A Tentacool appeared in Up Close and Personable!.

Trivia

  • The Pokédex states that Tentacool's body is 99% water. However, in real life, jellyfish bodies are 95% water.
  • Tentacool is the Dutch, French, German, and Italian name for the band Off the Hook in the Splatoon series.

Origin

Tentacool is based off of a jellyfish, possibly a Box Jellyfish. It may also take inspiration from aliens as they are able to control minds and shoot beams out of the red gems atop their heads.

Etymology

"Tentacool" comes from the words "tentacle" and "cool".

Its Japanese name, "Menokurage", comes from 目の敵 (menokataki, enemy), 海月(kurage, jellyfish), and possibly "venom", “menace", and/or 面倒臭い (mendokusai, annoying, as its commonness may be considered annoying by some players).

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See also

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