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Wartortle #008: Wartortle
Pokémon
#010: Caterpie Caterpie
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Blastoise (disambiguation).
Blastoise
カメックス Kamex
#009
009Blastoise.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Shellfish Pokémon
Abilities
Torrent Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#009
Johto
#239
Hoenn
#211
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-078
Almia
R-013
Oblivia
R-294 N-214
Height
5'03"
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
188.5 lbs.
Imperial
85.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F009.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Water 1 groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 239 Battle Exp.: 2391*

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

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

Blastoise is the version mascot of Pokémon Blue, appearing on the boxart.

Biology

Physiology

Blastoise is a large, tailed bipedal, blue tortoise-like Pokémon with a tough brown shell and two powerful water cannons, which are steel-like in appearance, that jut out of the top sides of its shell. The cannons can be withdrawn inside the shell, or rotated to point backwards; this enables Blastoise to commence jet assisted rams. Blastoise’s head sports triangular ears and is strong and sturdy in shape, allowing it to ram into foes in battle. Blastoise’s arms are thick and patterned with striations, possessing three claws on the hands. The white rim of the shell also encircles the arm. Unlike Wartortle and Squirtle, Blastoise’s tail is blue and stubby.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Blastoise can shoot water from its cannons with enough force to punch holes in steel, and enough accuracy to hit an empty can 160 feet away. Blastoise also has the ability to learn Ice-type moves like Ice Beam and Blizzard. Since Blastoise is a fully evolved Water-type starter Pokémon, it can use Hyper Beam, Giga Impact and Hydro Cannon. It can spin very fast in its shell to knock enemies out of its path. Despite not having Steel as its secondary type, it does however gain access to Steel-type moves such as Gyro Ball, and Flash Cannon, which helps it in battles against types that resist its Water-type moves.

Behavior

Despite their size, Blastoise are very gentle and calm Pokémon. They may be wary at first but can be very good allies in battle. They mainly take the role of leaders in large groups of Squirtle or Wartortle. They firmly plant their feet on the ground before shooting water from the jets on their back, deliberately making themselves heavy to withstand the recoil of their water jets. According to The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide, it uses its heavy body as a crushing weight.

Habitat

Blastoise can be found living on island beaches near the ocean, but their preferred habitat seems to be freshwater ponds and lakes. This Pokémon is most likely to be found in Kanto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Blastoise in the anime

Major appearances

Gary's Blastoise

Gary has a Blastoise that he originally received as a Squirtle from Professor Oak.

Other

In Beach Blank-Out Blastoise a Blastoise that was ruling over an island of Squirtle and Wartortle had a Jigglypuff stuck in one its cannons and its song made everyone fall asleep.

Neesha, a Trainer who went to New Island in Mewtwo Strikes Back, had a Blastoise named "Shellshocker". It fought with Mewtwo's cloned Blastoise and lost. 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 another Trainer's Venusaur, they were the only taken away Pokémon not to be cloned: this could be because Mewtwo didn't need more than one copy of each Pokémon and it already had their clones.

Cissy used a Blastoise against Ash and his Lapras in a Wave Race for the Coral-Eye Badge during Fit to be Tide. It reappeared in flashbacks of A Way Off Day Off, 'Hello, Pummelo! and Viva Las Lapras.

Minor appearances

Blastoise first appeared as a giant mechanical Pokémon in Island of the Giant Pokémon.

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.

The first time a real Blastoise appeared in was in Primeape Goes Bananas. It was in Ash's flashback in an advertisement for the contest in which he won his special hat.

A Blastoise appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, as part of the cast for the movie "Pokémon in Love".

In The Pokémon Water War, Captain Aiden had a team of Blastoise, Wartortle, and Squirtle that were used to extinguish fires. The team of Blastoise reappeared in a flashback in The Fire-ing Squad!.

Blastoise also appeared in The Power of One.

A Blastoise belonging to an unnamed Trainer, appeared in a Hall of Fame photograph in Hello, Pummelo!.

A Blastoise was one of the Pokémon competing in the Pokémon Sumo Wrestling in Ring Masters. It went up against Raiden's Feraligatr and lost.

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

During One Trick Phony!, Jessie used a Blastoise against Ash's Pikachu in an elaborate plan to capture it.

Lola has a Blastoise which she used it to rescue Flint's Golem after it had fallen into water in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!.

A Coordinator used a Blastoise in the Verdanturf Contest in Disguise Da Limit.

Jimmy's Wartortle evolved into Blastoise in Judgment Day!.

Lola has a Blastoise which she used to rescue Flint's Golem after the latter was beaten in a battle.

Sid has a Blastoise in Destiny Deoxys.

Multiple Blastoise appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, as part of the feuding armies.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part Two, Kellyn had three Blastoise use Rain Dance in order to douse a forest fire that was caused by J's Salamence.

A Blastoise is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

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 the attacks from the hydro cannons on its back are virtually unstoppable.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP248 Blastoise Ash's Pokédex Blastoise, the Shellfish Pokémon. Blastoise uses the Hydropumps on its back to fire out extremely powerful blasts.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
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.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Green's Blastoise, Blasty

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blasty

In Pokémon Adventures, one of Green's main Pokémon is a Blastoise nicknamed Blasty, which evolved from the Squirtle she stole from Professor Oak. Blasty knew how to fly by firing air from its cannons, thus giving Green an unusual form of flying transport before she conquered her fear of birds. It was once loaned to Red in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter to allow him to reach the peak of Mt. Silver.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Misty owns a Blastoise in the manga.

Blastoise first appears in Get The Flying Machine!! under the ownership of Blue. It has been mostly relied on since that chapter.

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

A Blastoise is seen with Giovanni and his brother in Pulverize the strongest Pokémon!!.

A Blastoise is seen with Red during the curry cooking competition that went on in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.

Professor Oak owns a Blastoise which debuted in PM038.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

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 Pokémon Ranger Batonnage - the Comic manga

Kellyn caught a Blastoise to put out the fire in the Vien Forest in A Fresh Start.

In the TCG

Main article: Blastoise (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

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

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red 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
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
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
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
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
X Unknown
Y Unknown

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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Wartortle
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Wartortle
Yellow
None Evolve Wartortle
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Time Capsule
Crystal
None Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Wartortle
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park, Trade
Platinum
None Pal Park, Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Wartortle
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Wartortle
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 73
Forever Level 23
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Western Cave (89F-98F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Fall City
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Silver Falls
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach Normal Mode A & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone, Beach Zone *

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in 2002#Blastoise Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2002 40 Never
List of Generation II Nintendo event Pokémon in 2003#Blastoise Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2003 40 Never
List of 10th Anniversary event Pokémon#Articuno and Blastoise 10th Anniversary United States 2006 70 Never
List of 10th Anniversary event Pokémon#Articuno and Blastoise Bryant Park 10th Anniversary United States 2006 70 Never

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 79
139 - 186 268 - 362
Attack: 83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Speed: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Total: 530   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 85.


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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
00Start Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
1010 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
1313 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
2424 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2828 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3232 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3939 Skull Bash Normal Physical 100100 100100% 15
4646 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
5353 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
6060 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Blastoise obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GolduckSeelDewgongKabutoKabutopsEmpoleon
BuizelFloatzelTirtougaCarracostaAlomomola
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
SeelDewgongMarillAzumarillCorsolaMantine
MiloticHuntailTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklett
SwannaAlomomola
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
SeelDewgongHorseaSeadraKingdraLapras
OmanyteOmastarGorebyssPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
TirtougaCarracostaAlomomola
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
LombreLudicolo Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrFeebasMiloticTympole
PalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Foresight Normal Status 100% 40
WooperQuagsireSurskitMasquerain Haze Ice Status —% 30
Corsola Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicolo
WingullPelipperSurskitMasquerainPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonSnoverAbomasnow
Mist Ice Status —% 30
WooperQuagsireMudkipMarshtompSwampertRelicanth
ShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonStunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosShellos
GastrodonGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Muddy Water Water Special 95 85% 10
LickitungLickilickyCorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
RemoraidOctillery Water Spout* Water Special 150 100% 5
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlaxWooperQuagsire
KingdraRelicanthBidoofBibarel
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Blastoise in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Blastoise in that game.
  • 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 tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Hydro Cannon Water Special 150 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Water Pledge Water Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Blastoise can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Blastoise cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
007 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40
007 Block Normal Status —% 5
007 Follow Me Normal Status —% 20
  • 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

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin009.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani009.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP009.png 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!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! I think my shell thickened!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP009.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×3)
Loops: 17 Min. exp.: 150 Max. exp.: 180
Browser entry  
Blastoise attacks by forcefully blasting streams of water.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Rain Dance - field move.png
(Rain Dance ×-)
Browser entry  
It attacks by blasting water from the cannons on its back.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Soak 3 field move.png
(Soak ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW009.png 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.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
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PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
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Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Squirtle
Unevolved
Squirtle
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Wartortle
First evolution
Wartortle
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Blastoise
Second evolution
Blastoise
 Water 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
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II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
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III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
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IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
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Spr 4d 009 s.png Spr 4d 009 s.png Spr 4h 009 s.png Spr b 4d 009 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
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Blastoise For other sprites and images, please see Blastoise images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

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Spr 3f Blastoise credits.png
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FireRed/LeafGreen back and credits' sprites HeartGold/SoulSilver back sprites

Trivia

  • Blastoise, like Ho-Oh (as of the release of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver), Dialga, and Palkia, shares the first letter of its name with the game it is the mascot of: Blue.
  • Blastoise shares the same species name with Kabuto and Kabutops. They are all known as the Shellfish Pokémon.
    • However, despite both of Blastoise's pre-evolutions being turtles, Blastoise is erroneously stated to be a shellfish.
  • Blastoise has the highest base Special Defense of all fully evolved starter Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon Stadium 2, there is a Trainer in the eighth battle of Poké Cup Ultra Ball R-2 who has a Blastoise with both Haze and Mirror Coat. However, it is impossible to breed both of these moves on the same Blastoise until Generation III.
  • Blastoise is the only fully evolved form of a Kanto starter Pokémon that does not have a secondary type.
  • Blastoise is the only fully evolved Kanto starter Pokémon not immune to Toxic Spikes. Venusaur is half Poison-type and Charizard is a half Flying-type.

Origin

Its design appears to be a mix of a sea turtle and a tortoise, further 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 species name.

Name origin

Blastoise's name is a combination of blast (referring to its cannons) and tortoise. It may also derive from Blastoid (an extinct type of stemmed echinoderm with small hickory nut shaped fossils).

Kamex comes from the Japanese word 亀 kame (tortoise/turtle) and possibly マックス max (maximum).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カメックス Kamex From kame and possibly max (maxiumum)
France Flag.png French Tortank From tortue and tank
Spain Flag.png Spanish Blastoise Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Turtok Possibly from turtle and Schillok
Italy Flag.png Italian Blastoise Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거북왕 Geobukwang Portmanteau of turtle and king



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