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Pokémon Go: Best Movesets and Counters for Tentacruel

Guide for the best counters against Tentacruel!

Tentacruel is a dual water and poison type tier 3 raid boss and is vulnerable to Electric, Ground, and Psychic-type Pokémon. Tentacruel is known for its defensive stat and it will be not easy for any low and medium-level trainer to defeat the Jellyfish Pokémon. Only a high-level trainer with strong counters can defeat Tentacruel. In this Pokémon Go guide, we will have a look over the best movesets and counters for defeating Tentacruel.

Tentacruel in Pokémon Go

Tentacruel’s strongest moves include Acid and Blizzard which are the best moveset combination for PvP battles possessing the highest total DPS. The jellyfish-like Pokémon possess a raid boss CP of 16253 and has 166 attack points, 209 defense points, and 190 stamina points. Tentacruel is the revolutionized form of Tentacool. It will cost 50 candies for Tentacool to evolve into a Tentacruel. The CP ranges of Tentacruel are 1314 to 1384 at level 20 and 1643 to 1730 at level 25 with Rainy and Cloudy weather boost.

Tentacruel Movesets

Pokémon Go Tentacruel counters
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Tentacruel’s quick moves include Acid and Poison Jab and its charge moves include Sludge Wave, Hydro Pump, and Blizzard. Tentacruel’s charged attacks are the fatal ones out of which Blizzard is the most powerful Ice-type attack. The Pokémon can be obtained through evolution.

Best counters against Tentacruel in Pokémon Go

Below is the list of best counters for Tentacruel in Pokémon Go

  • Alakazam (Mega)– Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Latios (Mega) – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Latias (Mega) – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Manectric (Mega) – Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Ampharos (Mega) – Charge Beam/Zap Cannon
  • Mewtwo – Confusion/Psystrike
  • Gengar (Mega) – Shadow Claw/Psychic
  • Slowbro (Mega) – Confusion/ Psychic
  • Hoopa (Unbound) – Confusion/Psychic
  • Xurkitree – Spark/Discharge
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Metagross – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Hoopa (Confined) – Confusion/Psychic
  • Thundurus (Therian) – Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Landorus (Therian) – Extrasensory/Earthquake
  • Latios – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Magnezone – Spark/Wild Charge
  • Alakazam – Confusion/Psychic
  • Excadrill – Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Steelix (Mega) – Thunder Fang/Earthquake
  • Espeon – Confusion/Psychic
  • Raikou – Volt Switch/Wild Charge
  • Aerodactyl (Mega) – Rock Throw/Earth Power
  • Rhyperior – Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Deoxys (Normal) – Zen Headbutt/Thunderbolt
  • Garchomp – Mudshot/Earthquake
  • Electivire – Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Groudon – Mudshot/Earthquake
  • Zapdos – Thunder Shock/Zap Cannon
  • Absol (Mega) – Snarl/Thunder
  • Articuno (Galarian) – Confusion/Future Sight
  • Azelf – Confusion/Future Sight
  • Gallade – Confusion/Psychic
  • Tapu Lele – Confusion/Future Sight
  • Deoxys (Attack) – Zen Headbutt/Zap Cannon
tentacruel pokemon go movesets
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Remember to use these moves effectively when confronted with Tentacruel in Pokémon Go. Remain extra cautious for Tentacruel’s two best moves, Acid and Poison Jab.

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