Blastoise has the Torrent Ability. Using this Ability, its Water-type moves increase in power by 50% once its HP drops below one-third of its maximum. Its Hidden Ability is Rain Dish, which restores one-sixteenth of this Pokémon's Maximum HP at the end of each turn in which it is raining.
Blastoise takes on the appearance of a large blue tortoise. One of its most distinguished features is the twin water cannons, concealed within its shell unless it's about to use a move such as Hydro Pump.
Blastoise doesn't have any characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
Blastoise can only be obtained by evolving a Wartortle, which is consistent through all of its game appearances.
Blastoise appears at Endless Level 73, Forever Level 23 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Blastoise appears at Western Cave 89F-98F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. Blastoise appears at End Lake at random from B1 to B24 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Blastoise is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on Storm Island 21F-29F and at Legendary Wetland on the following floors: 26, 31, 33-35, 39 & 40; 42, 44, 46 and 47.
Blastoise appears in the Seaport Underground Chamber of Fall City in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Assist Break x2 is required to find it. Blastoise appears at Vien Forest in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Blastoise appear in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the river portion of Silver Falls on Sophian Island in the Present. In the Past, a Blastoise can be obtained by finishing the Light Temple mission At Last, Arceus and the Light with an S Rank.
Blastoise appears at Everspring Valley Lake 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Blastoise appears in a total of 11 different sets, the 7th Movie Halfdeck and Pokémon Organized Play Series 3 as a Rare Card. Blastoise is listed as a Common Card in the VS Set. Blastoise is listed as a Rare Card in the Base, Team Rocket (2), Expedition (3), EX FireRed and Leaf Green (EX Card), EX Crystal Guardians (2; 1 Delta Species Card), Secret Wonders, Platinum, Unleashed and Boundaries Crossed sets.
Blastoise is listed as a Hidden Ultra Rare Card in the Plasma Storm set, this Blastoise being similar to the Base Set Blastoise.
Blastoise appears on the cover of Pokémon Blue.
Blastoise would also appear in Super Smash Bros and Super Smash Bros Melee as a Pokémon that appears from a Poké Ball. It uses Hydro Pump in one direction, but the recoil from each blast of water pushes it backwards, creating the potential for an opponent or opponents getting knocked back if contact is made with the Shellfish Pokémon.
Gary would feature a Blastoise in his Johto League battle against Ash, which was originally his Starter Pokémon back when it was a Squirtle. The battle was a full 6-on-6 battle; Blastoise would defeat Ash's Heracross and Bayleef before being defeated by a Seismic Toss from Charizard at the end of the battle.
Orange League Gym Leader Cissy used a Blastoise in a race against Ash's Lapras. Lapras won the race and the first Orange League badge by a very slim margin.
A trainer named Neesha used a Blastoise in Mewtwo Strikes Back, which also featured a Blastoise under the command of Mewtwo. Sid used a Blastoise in the flim Destiny Deoxys, and a third trainer used a Blastoise in the film Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
A Wild Blastoise appeared in the film The Power of One and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Vacation.
Prior to the battle against Team Rocket at Saffron City, Green's Wartortle would evolve into a Blastoise, making his first appearance in Chapter 30. Turtley, the nickname that she gave to her Blastoise, would remain on her team throughout and be a powerful contributor on her own journey as she tries to reveal the secrets of her past.
Blastoise is in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. It is the most reliable Rapid Spin user in the tier due to its solid Water typing and good defenses that make it a sturdy presence for a team that can remove entry hazards on a more consistent basis than any other spinner. It has a favorable matchup against common Stealth Rock setters like Bronzong and Rhyperior. It has a typing that is favorable for taking physical attacks, and when fully invested, Blastoise can take physical attacks pretty well. It also has access to Foresight to make it so that Ghost-types cannot stop it from spinning away the entry hazards. Blastoise's biggest flaws are its lack of reliable recovery, vulnerability to status ailments if it chooses to not opt for Refresh, and competition from other bulky Water-types like Slowking and Alomomola. Blastoise also struggles against Grass-types like Virizion and Venusaur which can easily switch into it and threaten it out.
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