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Blastoise (Pokémon)

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Wartortle #008: Wartortle
Pokémon
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Blastoise
カメックス Kamex
#009
009Blastoise.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water '
Category
Shellfish Pokémon
Ability
Torrent
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.: 210 Battle Exp.: 2101*

Blastoise (Japanese: カメックス Kamex) is a Template:Type2 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, bipedal, blue tortoise-like Pokémon with a tough brown shell and two powerful water cannons, which are like steel 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 The cannons can be withdrawn inside the shell, or rotated to point backwards; this enables Blastoise to commence jet assisted rams.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 Pokémon, it can use Hyper Beam and Giga Impact. It can spin very fast in its shell to knock enemies out of its path.

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. It firmly plants its feet on the ground before shooting water from the jets on its back, deliberately making itself heavy to withstand the recoil of its 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

Its diet seems to be omnivorous, like its pre-evolutions; it may also eat aquatic invertebrates also.

In the anime

File:Gary blastoise.jpg
Blastoise in the anime

Major appearances

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.

Gary's Blastoise

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

Cissy's Blastoise

Cissy used a Blastoise against Ash and his Lapras in a Wave Race for the Coral-Eye Badge during Fit to be Tide.

Other

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.

In The Pokémon Water War, Captain Aiden had a team of Blastoise, Wartortle, and Squirtle that were used to extinguish fires.

Jimmy's Wartortle evolved into Blastoise in Judgement 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.

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.

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.

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

A Coordinator used a Blastoise in the Verdanturf Contest.

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

In Pokémon Adventures, one of Green's main Pokémon is a Blastoise, evolved from the Squirtle she stole from Professor Oak.

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)

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 Template:Type2.

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 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.
Generation 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.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Wartortle
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
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
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Wartortle
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
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 Rumble Bright Beach

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

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Special moves

None.

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  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
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
Spr 1b 009.png Spr 1y 009.png Spr 1g 009.png Spr b g1 009.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 009.png Spr 2s 009.png Spr 2c 009.png Spr b 2g 009.png
Spr 2g 009 s.png Spr 2s 009 s.png Spr 2c 009 s.png Spr b 2g 009 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 009.png Spr 3e 009.png Spr 3f 009.png Spr b 3r 009.png
Spr 3r 009 s.png Spr 3e 009 s.png Spr 3f 009 s.png Spr b 3r 009 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 009.png Spr 4d 009.png Spr 4h 009.png Spr b 4d 009.png
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
Spr 5b 009.png Spr 5b 009.png Spr b 5b 009.png
Spr 5b 009 s.png Spr 5b 009 s.png Spr b 5b 009 s.png
Blastoise For other sprites and images, please see Blastoise images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Blastoise, like Ho-Oh, 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.
  • 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 that does not have a secondary type.

Origin

Its 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 species name.

Name origin

Blastoise's name is a combination of blast, referring to its cannons, and tortoise. Kamex comes from the Japanese word for tortoise/turtle, 亀 kame, and possibly マックス makkusu, or max, as in maximum.

Blastoise's name may also come from the word Blastoid, which are an extinct type of stemmed echinoderm with small hickory nut shaped fossils.

In other languages

  • German: Turtok - Possibly from turtle and referencing its pre-evolution's name, Schillok, with the -ok ending.
  • French: Tortank - From tortue (tortoise) and tank.
  • Korean: 거북왕 Geobukwang - Portmanteau of turtle and king.
  • Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong): 水箭龜 Shűi Jìan Gui - "Water rocket turtle".

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