Blastoise (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Blastoise
カメックス Kamex
#009
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Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water '
Category
Shellfish Pokémon
Ability
Torrent
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#009
Johto
#234
Hoenn
#211
Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
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Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Monster and
Water 1 groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 210 Battle Exp.: 2101*

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

Blastoise comes with the Ability Torrent, which increases the power of Water-type attacks by 50% once the Pokémon has less than one-third of its maximum HP.

Blastoise evolves from Wartortle starting at Level 36

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

Biology

Physiology

Blastoise is a bipedal, large, blue tortoise with a brown shell and two water cannons that jut out of the top of its shell. The cannons can be withdrawn inside the shell, or rotated to point backwards; this enables Blastoise to commence jet assisted rams.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Blastoise can be found living on island beaches near the ocean, but their prefered habitat seems to be freshwater ponds and lakes.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the games

In the anime

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

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.

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

A trainer that went to New Island in Mewtwo Strikes Back had a Blastoise named "Shellshocker".

Cissy used a Blastoise against Ash and his Lapras in a Wave Race during Fit to be Tide.

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

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

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

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

A coordinator uses a Blastoise in the Verdanturf Contest.

Lola has a Blastoise.

Sid had a Blastoise in Destiny Deoxys.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, one of Blue'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

Six Blastoise cards have been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Brothers 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'.

SSBM 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.

Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex
Pokémon Red and Blue A brutal Pokémon with pressurized water jets on its shell. They are used for high speed tackles.
Pokémon Pinball
Pokémon Trading Card Game Base Set
Base Set 2
Legendary Collection
Team Rocket An aggressive Pokémon that tackles anything it see.
Pokémon Yellow Once it takes aim at its enemy, it blasts out water with even more force than a fire hose.
Pokémon Stadium It has spouts extending from its shell at the top. They spray water like cannons, hard enough to pierce concrete walls.
Pokémon Gold It deliberately makes itself heavy so it can withstand the recoil of the water jets it fires.
Pokémon Stadium 2
Pokémon Silver The rocket cannons on its shell fire jets of water capable of punching holes through thick steel.
Pokémon Crystal It firmly plants its feet on the ground before shooting water from the jets on its back.
Pokémon Ruby and 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon FireRed It crushes its foe under its heavy body to cause fainting. In a pinch, it will withdraw inside its shell.
Pokémon LeafGreen The pressurized water jets on this brutal Pokémon's shell are used for high-speed tackles.

Game locations

Game Rarity Location
Pokémon Red and Blue None Evolve Wartortle
Pokémon Yellow None Evolve Wartortle
Pokémon Gold and Silver None
Pokémon Crystal None
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire None
Pokémon Emerald None
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen None Evolve Wartortle
Pokémon Colosseum None
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness None
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl None

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei Endless Level 73
Forever Level 23
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Western Cave (89F-98F)
Pokémon Ranger Fall City

Base stats

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.

Type effectiveness

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Learnset

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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Previous Tackle
Tail Whip
Bubble
Water Gun
Bite
Withdraw
Tackle
Tail Whip
Bubble
Withdraw
Water Gun
Bite
Rapid Spin
Protect
Tackle
Tail Whip
Bubble
Withdraw
Water Gun
Bite
Rapid Spin
Protect
Luster Cannon
Tackle
Tail Whip
Bubble
Withdraw
Water Gun
Bite
Rapid Spin
Protect
Water Pulse
Aqua Tail
39 Skull Bash
42 Skull Bash Rain Dance Rain Dance
46 Rain Dance
52 Hydro Pump
53 Hydro Pump
55 Skull Bash Skull Bash
68 Hydro Pump Hydro Pump

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02 Headbutt
TM03 Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04 Rollout
TM05 Mega Kick Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07 Hail Hail
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash
TM09 Take Down
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam
TM12 Water Gun
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16 Icy Wind
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss
TM20 Rage Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM23 Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM26 Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake
TM27 Fissure Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig Dig
TM31 Mimic Mud-Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect Ice Punch
TM34 Bide Swagger
TM35 Sleep Talk
TM39 Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash Defense Curl
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM50 Substitute
TM52 Focus Bomb
TM55 Tide
TM56 Hurl
TM58 Endure
TM68 Giga Attack
TM72 Snow Slide
TM74 Gyro Ball
TM78 Entice
TM80 Rock Slide
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Nature Blessing
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
TM91 Luster Cannon
HM03 Surf Surf Surf Surf
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM06 Whirlpool Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM07 Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall
HM08 Dive Rock Climb

By breeding

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald Only:

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Only:

Evolution

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Trivia

Origin

Its design appears to be a turtle mixed with aspects of a tank.

Name origin

Blastoise's name is a combination of blast, referring to its cannons, and tortoise. The kame in Kamex comes from the Japanese word for tortoise/turtle, 亀.

In other languages

  • German: Turtok
  • French: Tortank - Tortue means tortoise and tank is the same word in English
  • Korean: 거북왕 Geobukwang
  • Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong): 水箭龟 Shűi Jìan Gui

Related articles

External links

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