Competitive Information for Tentacruel [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Tentacruel tentacruel
Base Stats for Tentacruel

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 Tentacruel? 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.


Common team mates for Tentacruel in Pokemon Red/Blue:

ZapdosGengarVictreebelNidokingMukArcanineVenomothWeezingTangelaDugtrioArticunoMoltres


Tentacruel is a decent Water and Poison-typed Pokemon. Tentacruel is a normal Pokemon to see in Generation 1. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Tentacruel is weak to Bug, Electric, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Tentacruel
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Surf / Hydro Pump
- Mega Drain
- Swords Dance

Mixed Tank Tentacruel (Analytic)

Tentacruel is a wonderful Mixed Tank. The original Red/Blue Pokemon had alot to deal with on the battle field. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

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).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Hydro Pump is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Water-type move that deals a serious amount of damage.
Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Tentacruel recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Tentacruel's attack by 2 stages).




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

Special Sweeper Tentacruel (Retro)

Tentacruel is an astounding Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Things definately worked differently in the first generation. 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 large 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 (Tentacruel recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Barrier is a status move (raises your Tentacruel's defense by 2 stages).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Tentacruel 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.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
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 Tentacruel 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 Tentacruel

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