Blastoise

Blastoise
カメックス
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Wartortle < Blastoise > Mega Blastoise
Species
Type
Shellfish Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#9
Height
Weight
5' (1.6m)
188.5 lbs. (85.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Blastoise (カメックス) is the ninth Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and it is known as the Shellfish Pokémon.

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.

Squirtle can evolve into Wartortle starting at Level 16, and can evolve a second time into Blastoise starting at Level 36. It can then Mega Evolve into Mega Blastoise.

Blastoise is in the Egg Groups Monster and Water 1, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Blastoise 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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.

Gender Differences

Blastoise doesn't have any characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Blastoise can only be obtained by evolving a Wartortle, which is consistent through all of its game appearances.

Spin-Off Games

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.

Other Appearances

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

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.

Movies

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.

Manga

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.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow None Evolve Wartortle
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Trade
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen None Evolve Wartortle
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Pal Park or Trade
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Pal Park or Evolve Wartortle
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Wartortle
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A brutal Pokémon with pressurized water jets on its shell. They are used for high speed tackles.
Blue A brutal Pokémon with pressurized water jets on its shell. They are used for high speed tackles.
Yellow Once it takes aim at its enemy, it blasts out water with even more force than a fire hose.
II Gold It deliberately makes itself heavy so it can withstand the recoil of the water jets it fires.
Silver The rocket cannons on its shell fire jets of water capable of punching holes through thick steel.
Crystal It firmly plants its feet on the ground before shooting water from the jets on its back.
III Ruby Blastoise has water spouts that protrude from its shell. The water spouts are very accurate. They can shoot bullets of water with enough accuracy to strike empty cans from a distance of over 160 feet.
Sapphire Blastoise has water spouts that protrude from its shell. The water spouts are very accurate. They can shoot bullets of water with enough accuracy to strike empty cans from a distance of over 160 feet.
Emerald The waterspouts that protrude from its shell are highly accurate. Their bullets of water can precisely nail tin cans from a distance of over 160 feet.
FireRed It crushes its foe under its heavy body to cause fainting. In a pinch, it will withdraw inside its shell.
LeafGreen The pressurized water jets on this brutal Pokémon's shell are used for high-speed tackles.
IV Diamond The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
Pearl The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
Platinum The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
HeartGold It deliberately makes itself heavy so it can withstand the recoil of the water jets it fires.
SoulSilver The rocket cannons on its shell fire jets of water capable of punching holes through thick steel.
V Black The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
White The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
Black 2 The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
White 2 The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
VI X It crushes its foe under its heavy body to cause fainting. In a pinch, it will withdraw inside its shell.
Y The pressurized water jets on this brutal Pokémon's shell are used for high-speed tackles.
Omega Ruby Blastoise has water spouts that protrude from its shell. The water spouts are very accurate. They can shoot bullets of water with enough accuracy to strike empty cans from a distance of over 160 feet.
Alpha Sapphire Blastoise has water spouts that protrude from its shell. The water spouts are very accurate. They can shoot bullets of water with enough accuracy to strike empty cans from a distance of over 160 feet.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
79
. 268 362 .
Atk
83
153 171 265 291
Def
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Sp. Def
105
193 215 309 339
Speed
78
144 161 255 280

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Withdraw Water.gif -- -- Other.png
4 Tail Whip Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
7 Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
10 Withdraw Water.gif -- -- Other.png
13 Bubble Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
17 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
21 Rapid Spin Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
25 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
29 Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
33 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
40 Skull Bash Normal.gif 130 100 Physical.png
47 Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
54 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
60 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Aqua Ring Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Aura Sphere Fighting.gif 80 -- Special.png
Brine Water.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 85 100 Special.png
Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Flail Normal.gif -- 100 Physical.png
Foresight Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Mirror Coat Psychic.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
Mist Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Mud Sport Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Muddy Water Water.gif 90 85 Special.png
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Water Spout Water.gif 150 100 Special.png
Yawn Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Hydro Cannon Water.gif 150 90 Special.png
Water Pledge Water.gif 80 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 140*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 160*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 175*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 100 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 120*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 16
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Level 36
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Blastoise

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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