Competitive Information for Tentacool [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Tentacool tentacool
Base Stats for Tentacool

Water / Poison

Abilities:
Liquid OozeLiquid Ooze: This Pokemon damages those draining HP from it for as much as they would heal.
,
Clear BodyClear Body: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's stat stages.


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


Visit Smogon's Pokedex for more competitive movesets for TentacoolVisit Serebii's Pokedex for location, breeding, and other game details about TentacoolVisit Bulbapedia for more information about Tentacool

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Tentacool? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Tentacool is an awesome Water and Poison-typed Pokemon. Tentacool is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Tentacool is weak to Electric, Ground, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Tentacool
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb / Acid
- Double-Edge / Return
- Barrier
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Tentacool (Clear Body)

Tentacool is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember 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 Eviolite was attached to it. 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. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Tentacool's stat stages.

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 foes defense by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 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
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Giga Drain
- Thief

Special Sweeper Tentacool (Clear Body)

Tentacool is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days 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. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Tentacool's stat stages.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
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).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Tentacool has no item, it steals the target's).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Tentacool? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Tentacool
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb / Acid
- Double-Edge / Return
- Barrier
- Toxic

Doubles Physical Sweeper Tentacool (Clear Body)

Tentacool is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously 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 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. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Tentacool's stat stages.

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 foes defense by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 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
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Giga Drain
- Thief

Doubles Special Sweeper Tentacool (Clear Body)

Tentacool is a fabulous Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget back 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 without an Eviolite attached to it. 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. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Tentacool's stat stages.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Tentacool recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Tentacool has no item, it steals the target's).



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 foe(s).
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Dive
60
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
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 foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Acid
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Defense by 1.
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 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
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.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
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.
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 Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Tentacool

Create a build


Have an idea in mind for Tentacool that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Ruby/Sapphire moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.



Hooh
This feature is currently in the final stages of development.