Tentacruel is a dual type Water and Poison Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Tentacool starting at level 30. Take a look below for 25 more fun and interesting facts about Tentacruel.
1. Tentacruel is a large, jellyfish like Pokemon.
2. It has clear, light blue body that has two large, red orbs on either side and smaller orb in the center.
3. Its eyes are visible in its round lower body, which is black.
4. Extending from its lower body are two blue, beak like appendages and numerous grayish tentacles.
5. Its red orbs glow whenever it is excited or agitated, and it may alert others to danger by stridently flashing them.
6. They are also capable of refracting sunlight, storing energy, and firing ultrasonic waves.
7. Tentacruel’s primarily light blue body helps it camouflage in the water.
8. It has a total of 80 tentacles, which it can readily extend during hunts to ensnare its prey before immobilizing it with poison.
9. Its tentacles can absorb water to stretch even further.
10. Most of these tentacles are hidden and kept short, leaving up to 14 exposed. However, it tends to lose tentacles as it ages.
11. Tentacruel lives in underwater rock formations and can be found throughout the ocean.
12. In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Tentacruel was originally known as “Manowar”.
13. Tentacruel may take inspiration from the jellyfish and the Portuguese man o’ war.
14. It also shares some characteristics of a squid.
15. Tentacruel also resembles several varieties of the bug-eyed monster and other alien invaders from 1950s B-movies, which is reflected in its ability to fire lasers from the gems on its head.
16. Tentacruel is a combination of tentacle and cruel or ruler (referencing it as the line’s final evolutionary stage).
17. A giant Tentacruel appeared in Tentacool & Tentacruel, marking the species’ debut. It attacked the city of Porta Vista with a group of Tentacool in response to Nastina’s plans to build a hotel on top of their territory. It was eventually talked out of continuing its rampage by Misty.
18. A Tentacruel appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Fergus. It was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Tentacruel clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns.
19. Marina owns a Tentacruel, which appeared in Bye Bye Psyduck. Marina used Tentacruel in her battle with Misty. It battled Goldeen and won, but it was later defeated by Staryu.
20. Multiple Tentacruel appeared in Viva Las Lapras, under the ownership of the pirate Captain Crook. They were used to help him poach Pokémon, but they were ultimately released by Misty.
21. A Tentacruel owned by Captain Marius appeared in Around the Whirlpool, where it got Ash and his friends out of the water using its tentacles. In the same episode, a Tentacruel was among the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.
22. Each of the Invincible Pokémon Brothers has a Tentacruel, as seen in Cerulean Blues. They were used against Misty’s Corsola and Gyarados, eventually hurting the latter. They were then blasted away by Gyarados’s Hyper Beam.
23. Cassidy has a Tentacruel that appeared in The Search for the Legend. It was used along with Butch’s Cloyster in their attempt to capture a wild Moltres.
24. Three Tentacruel appeared in The Great Eight Fate!, under the ownership of Juan. They were some of his Pokémon used in the Sootopolis City Water Exhibit. They and Juan’s other Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket, but they all worked together to escape. It reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.
25. Multiple Tentacruel appeared in The Brockster Is In! when Team Rocket disturbed them. This resulted in them attacking a group of baby Pokémon, leaving them poisoned.