073 Tentacruel

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    77
  • Main moves:
    Poison Jab, Acid Spray, Scald
  • Type
    WATER
    POISON
  • Level:
    21.5-25
  • Rank:
    Lvl 23.5 1/15/15CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    110
  • Defense:
    139.8
  • Stamina:
    132
  • Overall:
    2033

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Key Losses

Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
  • - Inconsistent
    May depend on baits and performs inconsistently.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Poison Jab 3.5 4.2 2 General
2 Fast Acid 2.5 3.6 2 Low Quality
3 Charged Scald 30% chance -1 Atk opponent 50 96 1.92 8 - 7 - 7 High Energy Debuff
4 Charged Sludge Wave 65 132 2.03 10 - 9 - 9 Nuke
5 Charged Blizzard 75 140 1.87 11 - 11 - 11 Coverage Nuke
6 Charged Hydro Pump 75 156 2.08 11 - 11 - 11 Nuke
7 Charged Acid Spray 100% chance -2 Def opponent 45 24 0.53 7 - 6 - 7 Debuff
Weaknesses
electric
x1.6
ground
x1.6
psychic
x1.6
Resistances
water
x0.625
steel
x0.625
poison
x0.625
ice
x0.625
fire
x0.625
fighting
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Tentacruel is a Water & Poison Pokémon which evolves from Tentacool. It is vulnerable to Ground, Electric and Psychic moves. Tentacruel's strongest moveset is Poison Jab & Hydro Pump and it has a Max CP of 2,422.

About

"Tentacruel has large red orbs on its head. The orbs glow before lashing the vicinity with a harsh ultrasonic blast. This Pokémon's outburst creates rough waves around it."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Poison Jab + Acid Spray and Hydro Pump or Blizzard or Sludge Wave

Poison Jab and Acid both benefit from STAB, but the former is superior.

Due to the large amounts of energy needed for Tentacruel's charge moves, Acid Spray is recommended for its lesser energy cost, which helps to bait shields in addition to its debuff utility. Sludge Wave doesn't offer any additional coverage, but costs less energy than other options and hits hard with STAB. Hydro Pump can deal massive damage with STAB, and is more preferable against neutral opponents. Blizzard can be elected for coverage against popular Dragons and Flying-types. The addition of Scald following the September 2022 update gives Tentacruel a slightly cheaper option than other available Charge Move options, but its damage threat is not as high. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3 / 5

Tentacruel has a niche as a unique anti-meta specialist, sporting above average bulk, and a defensive Water/Poison typing. While its Poison moveset offensively doesn't provide a lot of value, Tentacruel's reputation largely comes from its nuke-style plays. Access to very hard-hitting charge moves makes Tentacruel very threatening, though only when shields are down. This limits its viability in the early game due to possible inconsistencies with baiting shields. Positive matchups against common picks like Azumarill and Registeel are definitely a plus, but at the cost of losses against various other meta Pokemon. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

Tentacruel needs some XL candy to reach the CP cap of Ultra League. Just like in Great League, its role in Ultra League as an anti-meta specialist makes it somewhat niche, with clean wins against a very specific group of Pokemon, and losses against the rest of the meta. Blizzard is needed to defeat Giratina, while Hydro Pump is mandatory to have a chance at Galarian Stunfisk. The buffs to Poison Jab and Acid Spray following the GBL Season 8 update considerably improves Tentacruel's performance in the meta, but choosing between Blizzard or Hydro Pump makes it less solid overall. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Tentacruel is too weak for the Master League.

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