Competitive Information for Tentacool [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Tentacool tentacool
Base Stats for Tentacool

Water / Poison


Evolutions / Family:
Tentacool
Tentacruel

Weakness Chart for Water/Poison-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
2x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Tentacool? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Tentacool is popular Water and Poison-typed Pokemon. Tentacool is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Tentacool is weak to Electric, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Tentacool
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb / Acid
- Double-Edge / Return
- Barrier
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Tentacool (Retro)

Tentacool is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Tentacool is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until equipping Eviolite became the goto option. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Tentacool from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Acid is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Tentacool's defense by 2 stages).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Tentacool
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Giga Drain / Mega Drain
- Mirror Coat

Special Sweeper Tentacool (Retro)

Tentacool is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Tentacool is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Tentacool from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (10% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aurora Beam is a special 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Tentacool recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Tentacool recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Tentacool learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Acid
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Constrict
10
100%
35
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Wrap
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Def.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Tentacool can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Tentacool

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