Huntail, The Deep Sea Pokémon. It's presence went unnoticed by people for a long time due to it living in the extrme depths of the sea. Its eyes can see clearly even in the murky ocean depths. It's tail is shaped like a fish. It uses it's tail to attract prey, then swallows it's prey whole with its large gaping mouth.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Huntail would have to be this:


Rain Dance
Ice Beam

Items Attached:

Salac Berry OR
Petaya Berry

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Huntail

Huntail is a pokemon with a fair placements of stats, although its special defense and speed could be a little better to help this pokemon.
It has high Attack, Defense and Special attack, allowing it to pull off a few different movesets, especially with the movepool it has been given, ranging from annoying moves to sweeping moves.
However, Huntail's type and ability has to be taken into consideration too, so this set works well with that. Rain dance being an important move to boost its speed and to boost the strength of surf.
Ice beam covers its grass weakness, and it also covers Flying, Dragon and ground types too. Crunch is a good move considering the 20% chance of lowering your opponent's special defense and covers types such as Ghost and Psychic types.
I would advise that you mix and match some of its other attacks, just to give him some variations, such as: Rain dance, surf, Body slam, Confuse Ray, just to give it a little bit of an annoyer in the set too while still taking advantage of its ability.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed & Special Attack for Huntail with any remaining in Special Defense

Strategy Against Huntail

Huntail' Defenses are above average but it's Physical is higher so a Special Volley or a Electric/Grass Volley should work wonders

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Huntail would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:


Rain Dance
Confuse Ray

Items Attached:

Yellow Scarf

Strategy Using Huntail

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Crunch, 2nd - Rain dance, 3rd - Surf, 4th - Confuse ray, 5th - Crunch

Locations in Games


Evolve Clamperl


Trade from R/S/E

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from R/S/E

Animé Appearences

Huntail has had a few Animé Appearences. In it, Ash & Co. arrived at an island where boys and girls on it were fighting over whats better, Gorebyss or Huntail. The Rest are Cameos

Episode 370: Relicanth & The Deep Sea Treasure!
Episode 371: Gorebyss & Huntail! The Evolution Mystery!

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