Blastoise (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Blastoise (disambiguation).
Blastoise
Shellfish Pokémon
カメックス
Kamex
#0009
Blastoise
Blastoise
Mega Blastoise
Mega Blastoise
Gigantamax Blastoise
Gigantamax Blastoise



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Mega Blastoise
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Blastoise
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent
Blastoise
Cacophony
Mega Blastoise
Cacophony
Gigantamax Blastoise
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Mega Launcher
Mega Blastoise
Cacophony
Gigantamax Blastoise
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Blastoise
5'03" 1.6 m
Mega Blastoise
82'00"+ 25.0+ m
Gigantamax Blastoise
0'0" 0 m
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Weight
188.5 lbs. 85.5 kg
Blastoise
222.9 lbs. 101.1 kg
Mega Blastoise
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Blastoise
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Blastoisinite [[|]]
Base experience yield
210
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
239
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Mega Blastoise
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Gigantamax Blastoise
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Footprint
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Mega Blastoise
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Blastoise (Japanese: カメックス Kamex) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Wartortle starting at level 36. It is the final form of Squirtle.

Blastoise has two forms: Mega Blastoise and Gigantamax Blastoise. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Blastoise using the Blastoisinite, and can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Blastoise if it has the Gigantamax Factor. Gigantamax Blastoise was introduced in The Isle of Armor.

Blastoise is the game mascot of the Japanese and international versions of Pokémon Blue, appearing on the boxart of both games.

Biology

 
Blastoise inside its shell

Blastoise is a large, bipedal turtle Pokémon. Its body is blue and is mostly hidden by its tough, brown shell. This shell has a cream-colored underside and a white ridge encircling its arms and separating the upper and lower halves. Two powerful water cannons/jet nozzles reside at the top of its shell over its shoulders. These cannons can be extended or withdrawn. Blastoise's head has triangular ears that are black on the inside, small brown eyes, and a cream-colored lower jaw. Its arms are thick, and it has three claws on each hand. Its feet have three claws on the front and one on the back. Poking out of the bottom of its shell is a stubby tail.

The powerful cannons on this Pokémon's back are capable of producing water blasts that can pierce steel and concrete and can be used for high-speed charges. The speed of Blastoise's charges is similar to the force of a rocket. Blastoise deliberately makes itself heavy to withstand these powerful blasts and to crush its opponents. The anime has shown that Blastoise can take the role of a leader in large groups of Squirtle and Wartortle. Its preferred habitat seems to be freshwater ponds and lakes. As shown in Pokémon Sleep, Blastoise is known to sleep soundly while protected by its tough shell [1]. Blastoise has also been seen sleeping with its belly exposed on very rare occasions. This due to Blastoise feeling completely secure in its surroundings and quickly falling asleep.

In Generation II, Skull Bash was its signature move, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.

Forms

 
Gigantamax Blastoise shooting streams of water from its cannons

Blastoise has two forms: Mega Blastoise and Gigantamax Blastoise.

When Mega Evolved, Blastoise develops two smaller shells over its arms, each with their own water cannon. The two cannons on its back are replaced by a single, central water cannon of greater size that can retract into its shell. This cannon extends forward over Mega Blastoise's head and is said to have a blast range of over 6 miles (10 kilometers).[2] Small ridges develop over its now-red eyes and extend to its ears. The ears angle slightly backward and there is a small point on its chin.

As Gigantamax Blastoise, it becomes larger. Its eyes are white with bright blue sclerae. Its blue arms, head and legs change to light blue, and the underside of its shell becomes dark red. Its shell transforms into a battleship-like formation, with 31 cannons of different sizes: sets of twin cannons emerge from hexagon and rectangle-shaped holes within the shell, and a main cannon protrudes from the center. Several white triangular spots are located on its tail and legs. Three red clouds surround the main cannon.

Gigantamax Blastoise can adapt to any situation using various cannon combinations. It is not very good at precision shooting, so instead of aiming its attacks, it prefers to overwhelm its opponent by launching dynamic, powerful torrents from its cannons. According to one legend, its main cannon is so staggeringly powerful it can blast holes through the mountains. Gigantamax Blastoise can also align the 12 cannons surrounding its main cannon individually to attack in any direction.[3]

Gigantamax Blastoise is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Cannonade.

Mega
Blastoise
 
Gigantamax
Blastoise
 

Evolution

Blastoise evolves from Wartortle and is the final form of Squirtle.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Squirtle
 Water 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Wartortle
 Water 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Blastoise
 Water 


In the anime

Main series

 
Blastoise in the anime
 
Mega Blastoise in the anime

Major appearances

Gary's Blastoise

Gary has a Blastoise that he received as a Squirtle from Professor Oak. It physically appeared in The Ties That Bind.

Tierno's Blastoise

Tierno has a Blastoise that he received as a Squirtle from Professor Sycamore. He first appeared in Tag Team Battle Inspiration!, having evolved from Wartortle.

Other

A Blastoise appeared in Beach Blank-Out Blastoise, where it ruled over an island of Squirtle and Wartortle. It had a Jigglypuff stuck in one of its cannons, and Jigglypuff's song subsequently made everyone fall asleep.

A Blastoise nicknamed Shellshocker appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, under the ownership of Neesha. It was taken away from her by one of Mewtwo's special Poké Balls but was liberated by Ash along with the other confiscated Pokémon. Along with Ash's Charizard and Corey's Venusaur, they were the only confiscated Pokémon not to be cloned and they had the same marks that Squirtletwo had, indicating that it was likely obtained by Mewtwo through different means than the ones used to clone. After being freed, it fought with Mewtwo's cloned Blastoise and lost. Neesha's Blastoise appeared in an alternate timeline of the main series that was introduced in I Choose You!, where it was seen battling Corey's Venusaur; it is unknown if it holds the same nickname in that timeline.

In Fit to be Tide, Cissy used her Blastoise to compete against Ash and his Lapras in a Wave Race for the Coral-Eye Badge. Despite a well-fought race, Ash ultimately won by having Lapras use Ice Beam and riding on the ice. It reappeared in flashbacks of A Way Off Day Off, Hello, Pummelo!, and Viva Las Lapras.

Multiple Blastoise appeared in The Pokémon Water War, under the ownership of Captain Aidan. They worked alongside a team of Wartortle and Squirtle that were used to extinguish fires. The team of Blastoise reappeared in a flashback in The Fire-ing Squad!.

A Blastoise appeared in Ring Masters as one of the Pokémon competing in Rikishii Town's Sumo Conference. It went up against Raiden's Feraligatr and lost despite its extreme strength, thus allowing Feraligatr to proceed to the finals.

In One Trick Phony!, Jessie borrowed a Blastoise from the Battle Park and used it against Ash and his Pikachu in an elaborate plan to capture it.

In A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!, Lola's Blastoise rescued Flint's Golem after it had fallen into water. It reappeared in a fantasy in Grating Spaces!.

In Destiny Deoxys, Sid used a Blastoise as his main battling Pokémon.

In Judgment Day!, Jimmy's Wartortle evolved into a Blastoise while it was still being captured by Team Rocket. This allowed it to escape with its massive size.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), three Blastoise were captured by Kellyn's Capture Styler so they could use Rain Dance in order to douse a forest fire that was caused by J's Salamence.

In Mega Evolution Special I, Siebold's Mega Blastoise battled Alain and his Charizard. Blastoise was successful in defeating Charizard.

In A Glaring Rivalry!, a Sailor's Blastoise battled Gladion and his Midnight Form Lycanroc and was eventually defeated by Counter.

Minor appearances

In Island of the Giant Pokémon, a giant robot Blastoise was at Pokémon Land.

In The Ghost of Maiden's Peak, a Gastly created an illusion of Blastoise in order to frighten Ash's Squirtle. Gastly subsequently combined this Blastoise with an illusionary Venusaur to create a Venustoise, which terrified both Squirtle and Bulbasaur out of battling.

Blastoise made its physical debut in Primeape Goes Bananas in a flashback, Ash saw a Blastoise in an advertisement for the contest in which he won his special hat.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Blastoise was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, a Blastoise was part of the cast for the movie "Pokémon in Love".

In The Power of One, multiple Blastoise sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Blastoise appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In The Fire-ing Squad!, a Blastoise competed in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix.

In Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?, a Blastoise appeared in Nurse Joy's poem.

In Disguise Da Limit, a Coordinator's Blastoise competed in the Verdanturf Contest.

A Trainer's Blastoise appeared in Training Wrecks.

A Trainer's Blastoise appeared in Eight Ain't Enough.

In Spontaneous Combusken!, a Coordinator's Blastoise in the Chrysanthemum Contest.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Blastoise were part of the feuding armies that were eventually placated by Sir Aaron in the past.

A Blastoise appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Summer Academy. It was used by one of the students in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

A Blastoise that can Mega Evolve appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I.

A Mega Blastoise appeared in the opening credits of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

In a flashback in Battling the Beast Within!, the Ultra Rangers' Blastoise and its fellow Pokémon attempted to battle a Guzzlord that was wreaking havoc at the Ultra Ruin but lost.

A Trainer's Blastoise appeared in a video hologram in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.

Six Blastoise appeared in Eyes on the Goal!, under the ownership of the Shell Sage.

A Trainer's Blastoise appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

A Trainer's Blastoise appeared in Distant Blue Sky!.

In Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch!, a Blastoise appeared in a fantasy.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP060 Blastoise Ash's Pokédex Blastoise, the Shellfish Pokémon. The evolved form of Wartortle. Blastoise's strength lies in its power, rather than its speed. Its shell is like armor and attacks from the hydro cannon on its back are virtually unstoppable.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP248 Blastoise Ash's Pokédex Blastoise, the Shellfish Pokémon. Blastoise uses the Hydro Pumps on its back to fire out extremely powerful blasts.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG092 Blastoise May's Pokédex Blastoise, the Shellfish Pokémon. Blastoise is the final evolved form of Squirtle. It can launch powerful blasts of water from its water spouts.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY090 Blastoise Serena's Pokédex Blastoise, the Shellfish Pokémon. Blastoise's heavy body weight can leave opponents unable to battle. It retreats into its shell when necessary.

Pokémon Origins

 
Blastoise in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Blastoise was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

Blue sent out his Blastoise in File 4: Charizard during his Champion battle with Red. It defeated Red's Persian and Jolteon, but lost to his Charizard.

Pokémon Generations

Blue owns a Blastoise, which appeared in The Challenger. He used it during his Pokémon League battle against Lance and his Dragonite, where it eventually won, allowing Blue to become the new Champion.

GOTCHA!

A Blastoise briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Red.

Pokémon Evolutions

 
Blastoise in Pokémon Evolutions
 
Mega Blastoise in Pokémon Evolutions

A Blastoise appeared in The Discovery, under the ownership of Green. She used it to help her traverse Cerulean Cave and later to battle Elaine's newly-caught Mewtwo. However, despite Mega Evolving it, it was no match for the Legendary Pokémon, giving Elaine the victory.

In the manga

 
Blastoise in Pokémon Adventures
 
Mega Blastoise in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Gary's Blastoise

Gary Oak owns a Blastoise that appeared in One Half Of A Poké Ball. It was the final Pokémon Gary used during his match with Ash, where it fought Pikachu.

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

Kellyn captured a Blastoise to put out the fire in the Vien Forest in A Fresh Start before eventually releasing it.

Magical Pokémon Journey

Squirtle has two older sisters who are Blastoise. Their names are Kameko and Kamemi and they appear in The Five Sisters of Squirtle. Kameko is the oldest of all of Squirtle's siblings, with Kamemi as the second-oldest.

Movie adaptations

Neesha's Blastoise, nicknamed Shellshocker, appears in Mewtwo Strikes Back!. Mewtwo's Blastoise clone, named Blastoisetwo, also appears.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

A Blastoise appeared in PMHGSS11.

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

Main article: Blasty

One of Green's main Pokémon is a Blastoise nicknamed Blasty, which evolved from Wartortle prior to Zap! Zap! Zapdos!.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

A Blastoise was fantasied along with the other fully evolved Kanto Starters in Chinchou in Charge, where the Pokémon Association Chairman of Kanto and Johto explains to Bill and Janine the special privilege of entering the finals unconditionally after collecting the badges.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Blasty has obtained a Blastoisinite, with it he can Mega Evolve into Mega Blastoise.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Blastoise appears in The Truth About The Mysterious Whirl Islands!!. It had ruled over the island for a century before turning violent. At Slowking's request, Gold defeats it, destroying Slowking's Cave in the process. The Blastoise later appears at the end of A Serious Crisis!! The Battle With The Lugia along with Slowking and Lugia.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Blastoise appeared in A Mischievous Wartortle.

A Blastoise appeared in GDZ38, under the ownership of Kameta.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Main article: Blue's Blastoise (Pocket Monsters)

A Blastoise appeared in Let's Get that Moon Rock!!, under the ownership of Misty.

Blue is revealed to have a Blastoise, which first appeared in Get The Flying Machine!!. It is his main Pokémon.

A Blastoise appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!?.

Green is shown with a Blastoise in Part-Time Job At The Swimming Pool!!, where it challenges Red to a swimming competition.

A Blastoise is seen with Giovanni and his brother in Pulverize the strongest Pokémon!!. It reappeared in Good-Bye, Pikachu?!.

A Blastoise appeared in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious? as one of the participants of a curry cooking competition.

A Blastoise appeared in The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!.

Professor Oak owns a Blastoise, which debuted in Save the Pokémon Zoo!!.

A Blastoise appeared in Clefairy, a Doctor!?.

A Blastoise appeared in The Fake Pikachu!!.

A Blastoise appeared in Team Rocket's Downfall!!.

A Blastoise appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

A Blastoise appeared in The Ancient Pokémon Discovery!.

A Blastoise appeared in Clefairy, a Supernatural Being?!.

A Blastoise appeared in Marill's Special Training to Surpass Pikachu!!.

A Blastoise appeared in Take me to the Dragon Palace!.

A Blastoise appeared in Special Fireworks!!.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Blastoise appeared in Clefairy's Golf Debut!.

Pokémon Zensho

In Pokémon Zensho, Shigeru's Squirtle eventually evolved into a Blastoise that fought Satoshi's Charizard for the title of Champion of the Pokémon League.

In the TCG

Main article: Blastoise (TCG)

In the TFG

One Blastoise figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Blastoise will use Hydro Pump in one direction. Each Pump moves Blastoise backward slightly making it a danger to those fighting behind it as well.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Blastoise reappears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Like in SSB, it uses Hydro Pump as its attack. Blastoise's trophy also refers to Blastoise as the 'Definitive Water Type'.

Trophy information

"Blastoise is the next evolutionary step after Wartortle. The thick jets of water they shoot from the cannons on their backs are strong enough to cut through steel plating. When in danger, they hide inside their armored shells. Blastoise is so popular among Trainers that it's considered the definitive Water-type."

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Blastoise was briefly considered as a possible playable character before it was switched out for Squirtle.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Blastoise appears in the background of the Flood Chamber in the Kalos Pokémon League, along with Wailord, Piplup, and Clawitzer.

 
Mega Blastoise trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

A trophy of Mega Blastoise also exists in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

Blastoise

NA: On a hot summer day, it's great to cool off by playing in a sprinkler. Don't look to Blastoise as a replacement, though—those water jets on its back are extremely powerful and would send you flying. In fact, Blastoise itself is so huge so it doesn't get blown away when it fires. Speaking of fires, Blastoise is better than a fire truck at putting them out!

PAL: Tempted to have a Blastoise hose the mud off your bike? Well, don't. The water jets from its rocket cannons might look perfect for that, but they'd just blast your bike into oblivion. In fact, the reason Blastoise grow so big and heavy is so they don't get blown away themselves. If your house is on fire, though, feel free to get a Blastoise to help!

Mega Blastoise

NA: Some species of Pokémon living in Kalos have the ability to Mega Evolve, and here's one! Mega Blastoise is a bit bigger than Blastoise, and instead of two cannons on its shell, it has one huge cannon. This may seem like a downgrade, but wait–there are two on its arms! This math is easy: three is better than two.

PAL: Some species of Pokémon living in Kalos have the ability to Mega Evolve, and here's one! Mega Blastoise is a bit bigger than Blastoise, and instead of two cannons on its shell, it has one huge cannon. This may seem like a downgrade, but wait - there are two on its arms, too! Basic arithmetic: three is better than two.

Pokkén Tournament

Blastoise is a DLC playable character in Pokkén Tournament DX who was released on March 23, 2018.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Blastoise retains its role as a background character in the Kalos Pokémon League's Flood Chamber. It also appears as a Spirit.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

A Blastoise appeared in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. It battled a Gengar at an illegal fight club, only to be defeated.

Pokémon UNITE

 
Blastoise in Pokémon UNITE
Main article: Blastoise (UNITE)

Blastoise is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a ranged defender that starts as Squirtle and evolves into Wartortle at level 5, which evolves into Blastoise at level 9.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#009
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) A brutal Pokémon with pressurized water jets on its shell. They are used for high speed tackles.
Blue
Yellow Once it takes aim at its enemy, it blasts out water with even more force than a fire hose.
Stadium It has spouts extending from its shell at the top. They spray water like cannons, hard enough to pierce concrete walls.
Generation II Johto
#234
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.
Stadium 2 It deliberately makes itself heavy so it can withstand the recoil of the water jets it fires.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#009
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
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.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#239
Diamond The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
White
Black 2 The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #088
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#009
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Once it takes aim at its enemy, it blasts out water with even more force than a fire hose.
Let's Go Eevee
Mega Blastoise
Let's Go Pikachu The cannon on its back is as powerful as a tank gun. Its tough legs and back enable it to withstand the recoil from firing the cannon.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #073
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It crushes its foe under its heavy body to cause fainting. In a pinch, it will withdraw inside its shell.
Shield The rocket cannons on its shell fire jets of water capable of punching holes through thick steel.
Brilliant Diamond The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.
Shining Pearl
Gigantamax Blastoise
Sword It's not very good at precision shooting. When attacking, it just fires its 31 cannons over and over and over.
Shield Water fired from this Pokémon's central main cannon has enough power to blast a hole into a mountain.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#172
Scarlet It deliberately increases its body weight so it can withstand the recoil of the water jets it fires.
Violet It has jet nozzles on its shell. This impressive Pokémon uses these jets to charge toward foes with all the force of a rocket.


 
Blastoise in the Blueberry Pokédex

Alternate games

Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Trading Card Game (Base Set, Base Set 2, Legendary Collection)
A brutal Pokémon with pressurized water jets on its shell. They are used for high speed tackles.
Pokémon Trading Card Game (Team Rocket)
An aggressive Pokémon that tackles anything it sees.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Wartortle
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Wartortle
Yellow
Evolve Wartortle
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Wartortle
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Wartortle
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Evolve Wartortle (from Event Squirtle)
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Evolve Wartortle (from Event Squirtle)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Wartortle
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Wartortle
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Wartortle
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Wild Area News Wartortle
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Evolve Wartortle
Workout Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Wartortle
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Evolve Wartortle


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Wartortle
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 73, Forever Level 23, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Western Cave (B89F-B98F)
Ranger
Fall City
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B17F-B24F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B17F-B24F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode A & S)
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone, Beach Zone*
Ranger: GS
Silver Falls
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley
PokéPark 2
Arcane Area
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Wet and Wild Battle (Reward), Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 5
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Pearl Lake (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 21: Stage 08
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Gengar Sea, Garchomp Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Mt. Faraway (50F-59F)
New Snap
Blushing BeachDay Level 3, Maricopia Reef Evening Level 2
Generation IX
Sleep
Greengrass Isle (from Master 5)
Cyan Beach (from Master 2)
Lapis Lakeside (from Ultra 4)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX8
Masters EX
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & WartortleEgg
Poké Fair sync pair scout or Ticket Scout (after completing Victory Road): Sygna Suit Blue & Blastoise (Mega Blastoise)
UNITE
Purchase for 8,000 Aeos Coins/460 Aeos Gems


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Blastoise English United States 40  March 15 to 21, 2002;
September 27 to October 3, 2002;
February 14 to 20, 2003
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Blastoise English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Blastoise English United States 70 August 8, 2006
XYORAS Pokémon Scrap Blastoise Japanese region Online 100 April 28 to August 31, 2016
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 50, 80 February 22 to 27, 2022
Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
SV Blastoise the Unrivaled Steel hide 100 March 6 to 12, 2024

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Yellow

Stats

Base stats

Blastoise
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
79
139 - 186 268 - 362
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 85.
Mega Blastoise
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
79
139 - 186 268 - 362
103
97 - 170 189 - 335
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Total:
630
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Blastoise is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
Evo.Evo. Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
099 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1212 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1515 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2020 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2525 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
3030 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3535 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
4242 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4949 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5656 Wave Crash Water Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Blastoise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Blastoise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM046  TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM112  TM112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM124  TM124 Ice Spinner Ice Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM145  TM145 Water Pledge Water Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM154  TM154 Hydro Cannon Water Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM180  TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM196  TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209  TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Blastoise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Blastoise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Life Dew Water Status —% 10
Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
Mist Ice Status —% 30
Water Spout Water Special 150 100% 5
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Blastoise
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Blastoise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Blastoise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Blastoise
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Blastoise
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Blastoise

Pokémon Pinball
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -33.9%
Friend Area: Turtleshell Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP This thick shell isn't just for show!
26%-50% HP Not good. My HP's down to half...
1%-25% HP I'm done for... My shell is cracking...
Level up Leveled up! I think my shell thickened!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle
Connected to: Graveler, Golem, Octillery
Connection Orb Set: 4

Phrases
Normal Count on my water spouts!
Low HP (< 50%) This is not how it's supposed to go…
Phrases if the hero
Normal (All right! I'll give it my all!)
Low HP (< 50%) (This is hard…but I need to hang in there!)
Phrases if the partner
Normal Let's give it our all!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm OK… I can take it a little more…
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:    
(Soak ×3)
Loops: 17 Min. exp.: 150 Max. exp.: 180
Browser entry R-078
Blastoise attacks by forcefully blasting streams of water.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:  
Water
Field move:  
(Rain Dance ×-)
Browser entry R-013
It attacks by blasting water from the cannons on its back.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Water
Field move:
(present)
 
(Soak ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Water
Field move:
(past)
 
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry R-294/N-214
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Blastoise was guarding the Granite Zone but traveled to the Beach Zone to train himself! He performs best on Empoleon's Snow Slide.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Water
  Attack Power: 60 - 135   20

#009
 
 

Stabilize+
Sometimes erases two of the foe's disruptions on the board.
Mega Effects   4
Erases all Pokémon within two spaces of the match.
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 188 Base Attack: 171 Base Defense: 207
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:  200/40/20/10
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Bite
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Ice Beam, Hydro Pump, Skull Bash*, Hydro Cannon, Return , Frustration 
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #100
Blastoise’s water cannons pack so much power, they can propel Blastoise through the air! The Pokémon can also be seen sunbathing at times. It appears to feel safer when it’s tucked inside its shell.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
   
Sunglasses Clone

Mega Blastoise

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Battle
Connected to: Graveler, Golem, Octillery
Connection Orb Set: 4

Phrases
Normal Count on my water spouts!
Low HP (< 50%) This is not how it's supposed to go…
Phrases if the hero
Normal (All right! I'll give it my all!)
Low HP (< 50%) (This is hard…but I need to hang in there!)
Phrases if the partner
Normal Let's give it our all!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm OK… I can take it a little more…
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 188 Base Attack: 264 Base Defense: 237
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Bite
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Ice Beam, Hydro Pump, Skull Bash*, Hydro Cannon, Return 

Form data

Mega Evolution

Default
 
Blastoise
Blastoise
 Water 

 
Blastoisinite


Held Blastoisinite
 
Mega Blastoise
Blastoise
 Water 

Gigantamax

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Blastoise
Blastoise
 Water 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Blastoise
Blastoise
 Water 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Squirtle
 Water 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Wartortle
 Water 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Blastoise
 Water 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Blastoise images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

 
FireRed/LeafGreen credits

Trivia

Origin

Blastoise's design appears to be a turtle mixed with aspects of a tank. Blastoise's cannons may have been derived from the functioning tubes found in mussels and some other shellfish, thus its category.

Gigantamax Blastoise's shell may be based on a battleship. It may also be based on Leonardo da Vinci's design for an armored fighting vehicle, which itself is inspired by a turtle's shell.

Name origin

Blastoise may be a combination of blast (referring to its cannons) and tortoise.

Kamex may be a combination of 亀 kame (tortoise, turtle) and マックス makkusu (max; maximum).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese カメックス Kamex From kame and マックス makkusu
  French Tortank From tortue and tank
  Spanish Blastoise Same as English name
  German Turtok From turtle and Lock
  Italian Blastoise Same as English name
  Korean 거북왕 Geobugwang From 거북이 geobugi and wang
  Mandarin Chinese 水箭龜 / 水箭龟 Shuǐjiànguī From shuǐ, 火箭 huǒjiàn, and 龜 / 龟 guī
  Cantonese Chinese 水箭龜 Séuijingwāi From séui, 火箭 fójin, and gwāi


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