Tentacruel

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
8.5
Tentacruel
55.00 kg Weight
1.60 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2374
ATK 166
DEF 237
STA 160
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Poison Jab and Acid are almost exactly the same; They have the same cooldown, and Acid has one less damage per hit, but one more energy. Poison Jab is going to do more damage, so it's slightly better.
  • All three of Tentacruel's charge moves are one bar, which makes its power rankings fairly simple. All three are usable. 
  • Hydro Pump is optimal for the raw damage and STAB. 
  • Sludge Wave is about 20 less damage, and is one of the two types effective against Fairy. 
  • Blizzard has a little more damage than Sludge Wave, and a smaller dodge window. Ice type coverage is SE against Dragon, Grass, Ground, and Flying; all meta-relevant types. 
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Poison Jab is only slightly better than Acid for the damage; both should be usable. 
  • Hydro Pump and Blizzard are preferred, due to type coverage and similar strength levels. 
  • Sludge Wave is more relevant on offense, since Fairy types aren't typically attackers. 
Rating Explanation:

Tentacruel is typically an overlooked Pokemon in the normal games, but in PoGo, it's a defensive powerhouse. With one of the highest defense stats, Tentacruel is a great choice for defending gyms, and taking down Fairy types. It has a natural resistance to almost half of all move types, and weakness to only three. 

 

Unfortunately, Tentacruel's gonna get hit hard by meta relevant sweepers; Alakazam, Espeon, Lugia, Rhydon, and Jolteon to some respect. Luckily, Tentacruel's high defense stat and decent stamina, it will stand its own even in these unfavorable matchups.  

Fast Moves
+ 13.50
9
True DPS:
More Info

Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.80
0.20
10.00
11.25
14.06
+ 15.00
10
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.80
0.60
8.75
12.50
15.63
Charge Moves
+ 50.32
130
True DPS:
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Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.10
1.40
0.00
-100
41.94
52.42
+ 47.27
130
True DPS:
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.30
2.10
0.00
-100
39.39
49.24
+ 41.25
110
True DPS:
More Info

Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.20
1.00
0.00
-100
34.38
42.97
Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Supreme Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Thunder Shock Wild Charge
Good Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Confusion Future Sight
Fast Move Charge Move
Charge Beam Thunderbolt
Tank Counters
Other
Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 7.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Water/Poison

.714x - -
1.4x .714x .714x
.714x - -
- 1.4x .714x
- .714x 1.4x
- .714x .714x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Poison Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Water Medal:

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve
Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012833
2001.55969
200289105
2002.5119141
4003150176
4003.5180212
4004211248
4004.5241284
6005272320
6005.5302356
6006333391
6006.5363427
8007394463
8007.5424499
8008455535
8008.5485571
10009516606
10009.5546642
100010577678
100010.5605712
130011634746
130011.5663780
130012692814
130012.5721848
160013750881
160013.5778915
160014807949
160014.5836983
1900158651017
190015.58941051
1900169221085
190016.59511119
2200179801153
220017.510091187
22001810381220
220018.510671254
25001910951288
250019.511241322
25002011531356
250020.511821390
30002112111424
300021.512401458
30002212691492
300022.512971526
35002313261560
350023.513551593
35002413841627
350024.514131661
40002514421695
400025.514701729
40002614991763
400026.515281797
45002715571831
450027.515861865
45002816151899
450028.516441933
50002916721967
500029.517012001
50003017302035
500030.517452051
60003117592068
600031.517732085
60003217882102
600032.518022119
70003318172136
700033.518312153
70003418452170
700034.518602187
80003518742204
800035.518892221
80003619032238
800036.519182255
90003719322272
900037.519462289
90003819612306
900038.519752323
100003919902340
1000039.520042357
100004020182374
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