Competitive Information for Tentacool [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Tentacool tentacool
Base Stats for Tentacool

Water / Poison


Evolutions / Family:
Tentacool
Tentacruel

Weakness Chart for Water/Poison-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
2x
  
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 Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Tentacool is a pretty decent Water and Poison-typed Pokemon. Tentacool is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Tentacool is weak to Bug, Electric, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Tentacool
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Mega Drain
- Barrier

Special Sweeper Tentacool (Retro)

Tentacool is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. The rules of gen-one were quite varied from today. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Blizzard is a special 120-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Tentacool recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Tentacool's defense by 2 stages).



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
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Acid
40
100%
30
33% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Constrict
10
100%
35
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
20% chance to poison the target.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Wrap
15
85%
20
Prevents the target from moving for 2-5 turns.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
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 Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Tentacool

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