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Tentacruel

Discussion in 'Global Battle Union' started by Joel, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Joel

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    Base stats:
    80 HP
    70 Atk
    65 Def
    80 SpAtk
    120 SpDef
    100 Speed

    Abilities:
    Clear Body: Prevents the enemy from lowering this Pokémon's stats.
    Liquid Ooze: Leeching moves cause the enemy to lose HP instead.
    Rain Dish: Heals 1/16 max HP in rain.

    Moves via level up:

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    Poison Sting
    Supersonic
    Constrict
    Acid
    Toxic Spikes
    BubbleBeam
    Wrap
    Acid Spray
    Barrier
    Water Pulse
    Poison Jab
    Screech
    Hex
    Hydro Pump
    Sludge Wave
    Wring Out


    Moves via TM/HM: (Gen. 5)

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    TM06 Toxic
    TM07 Hail
    TM09 Venoshock
    TM10 Hidden Power
    TM13 Ice Beam
    TM14 Blizzard
    TM15 Hyper Beam
    TM17 Protect
    TM18 Rain Dance
    TM20 Safeguard
    TM21 Frustration
    TM27 Return
    TM32 Double Team
    TM34 Sludge Wave
    TM36 Sludge Bomb
    TM42 Facade
    TM44 Rest
    TM45 Attract
    TM46 Thief
    TM48 Round
    TM55 Scald
    TM66 Payback
    TM68 Giga Impact
    TM75 Swords Dance
    TM84 Poison Jab
    TM87 Swagger
    TM90 Substitute
    HM01 Cut
    HM03 Surf
    HM05 Waterfall
    HM06 Dive


    Moves via TM: (Gen. 4)

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    TM03 Water Pulse
    TM06 Toxic
    TM07 Hail
    TM10 Hidden Power
    TM13 Ice Beam
    TM14 Blizzard
    TM15 Hyper Beam
    TM17 Protect
    TM18 Rain Dance
    TM19 Giga Drain
    TM21 Frustration
    TM27 Return
    TM32 Double Team
    TM36 Sludge Bomb
    TM42 Facade
    TM43 Secret Power
    TM44 Rest
    TM45 Attract
    TM46 Thief
    TM55 Brine
    TM58 Endure
    TM66 Payback
    TM68 Giga Impact
    TM75 Swords Dance
    TM78 Captivate
    TM82 Sleep Talk
    TM83 Natural Gift
    TM84 Poison Jab
    TM87 Swagger
    TM90 Substitute



    Moves via breeding

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    Acupressure
    Aurora Beam
    Aqua Ring
    Bubble
    Confuse Ray
    Haze
    Knock Off
    Mirror Coat
    Muddy Water
    Rapid Spin
    Tickle


    Moves via tutor: (Gen. 4)

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    Dive
    Icy Wind
    Knock Off
    Role Play
    Snore



    Moves via tutor: (Gen. 3)

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    Double-Edge
    Endure
    Icy Wind
    Mimic
    Sleep Talk
    Snore
    Substitute
    Swagger
    Swords Dance


    Dream World Exclusive Moves:

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    Giga Drain


    GBU Singles Sets:

    Acid Spray
    Item: Wise Glasses/Expert Belt/Leftovers/Black Sludge
    Ability: Liquid Ooze/Rain Dish
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 252 SpDef/252 SpAtk/4 HP
    Moveset:
    -Acid Spray
    -Giga Drain
    -Surf
    -Hidden Power Fire/Ice Beam


    Acid Spray will be your main STAB. Pitifully weak at first, in it's own way, gives a boost to Tentacruel's only mediocre base 80 SpAtk stat, since it lowers your opponents Poke's SpDef stat by two stages every time, while still dealing some damage.

    Giga Drain gets the second slot. With it's buff to 75 base power in Gen 5, it is now competitively viable. Coupled with Acid Spray's SpDef drop, the HP gain can be a huge difference maker, and potentially KO some slower Ground types that threaten your Poison typing.

    Surf gets slot three for a second, and more powerful STAB option. Don't bother wasting damage output trying to either inflict burn with Scald, or risking a miss with Hydro Pump.

    Fourth move slot depends on Tentacruel's team mates. Outside of rain teams, HP Fire gets the main slash, along side of Liquid Ooze ability, and either Expert Belt or Wise Glasses for it's hold item. This is to deal with Steel types that will otherwise wall you. With Expert Belt's and Wise Glass' boost, you will OHKO Scizor after Stealth Rock damage if it thinks it can set up on you. It also provides 2HKO's on Skarmory, Forretress, and Ferrothorn.

    On a rain team, HP Fire will be rendered useless. Since a rain boosted Surf will hit Steels for decent damage still, Ice Beam should be used to hit Dragons harder. Also in the rain, Rain Dish ability and either Leftovers or Black Sludge should be used for even more survivalbility.

    Additional comments:
    This Tentacruel variant fairs just as well under sunny skies as it does in the rain. With the combination of the sun, and Acid Spray, HP Fire can hit scary hard if Acid Spray's SpDef drop has first been applied. Giga Drain can hit three of the four weather changers (Tyranitar, Hippowdon, and Politoed) for super effective damage, while both Acid Spray and HP Fire hits Abomasnow super effective. In addition, Tentacruel's Water/Poison typing can help repel other Pokemon that would target sun teams by defending versus Grass type Chlorophyl Pokes on opposing sun teams, and other Water types (especially Drizzletoed, since it can change your weather) that may try to resist and KO your Fire types. However, the sun will weaken Surf's power too much. Ice Beam, Knock Off, or Haze, can replace Surf just fine without loosing any of this sets other merits.

    GBU Doubles:

    To be announced...

    GBU Triples:

    To be announced...

    GBU Rotational:

    To be announced...

    *I'll be editing/adding more sets to the OP as they are suggested*

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