How to Get Tentacool & Evolve Into Tentacruel Pokemon BDSP

Those of you having trouble figuring out how to get Tentacool and evolve it into Tentacruel in Pokemon BDSP or Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, first of all, welcome. Second of all, you’re going to need to get a specific hidden move and then look for Tentacool in one of three different places. It is a little bit convoluted, no doubt about that. So, let’s see where you can find Tentacool and how to evolve it.

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How to Get Tentacool & Evolve Into Tentacruel Pokemon BDSP

How to Get Tentacool Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

To get Tentacool in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl or BDSP, the first step you need to do is get the Surf hidden move. We cover that in our How to Get Surf guide; that’s not what we’re here for. After you get the Surf move, you can then go to several different locations: the river on Route 205, the lake on Route 218, or the canal in Canalave City. We opted for the latter of these three options – just surfed around the canal until a Tentacool popped up. If you need further assistance with this, feel free to check out our video below.

How to Evolve Tentacool into Tentacruel Pokemon BDSP

To evolve Tentacool into Tentacruel in Pokemon BDSP or Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, you just need to level it up to 30. That’s all there is to it, as far as we know. Really, the only hard part out of this whole thing is actually getting Tentacool in the first place; increasing its level to 30 is just a matter of grind. And that about wraps it up. If you’re having trouble with anything else in the game, we’ve got a long list of Pokemon BDSP guides for you to peruse. For example, we’ve written articles like How to Get Dratini, Dragonair & Evolve Into Dragonite and Get Snorunt & Evolve into Froslass, Glalie.

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