Rain Dish (Dream World)
|Pokédex color||Egg groups|
|188.5 lbs.||85.5 kg||5'03"||1.6 m|
|Generation IV||Generation V|
Blastoise (pronunciation: BLAS-tois) is a -type Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region. It is the evolved form of Wartortle and is the final evolution of Squirtle. Blastoise is the version mascot for Pokémon Blue.
Blastoise are a large tortoise-like Pokémon with some similar features of its pre-evolved forms. Like its pre-evolved forms, Blastoise has a shell that covers its entire body, which can also be withdrawn into. Contrary to Squirtle and Wartortle, Blastoise's shell features large water cannons located on the top left and right sides. The water that comes out of the cannons are capable of punching holes through thick steel
Blastoise, like Wartortle and Squirtle, can shoot out water, though not from its mouth, but its large cannons. These cannons allow water to be shot at much greater force, which leaves them the backing force of all water attacks.
In the anime
Gary Oak was revealed to have a Blastoise in the episode The Ties that Bind, which was originally a Squirtle that he received as his starter Pokémon from his grandfather, Professor Oak. Gary used his Blastoise during the Silver Conference as his trump card to battle Ash Ketchum's Heracross, which it defeated with ease using Hydro Pump. It then put up a strong fight against Muk by using Rapid Spin, which made Ash withdraw Muk. After Ash sent out Bayleef, Blastoise finished things off quickly by using Bite. It, however, was defeated by Charizard's overwhelming Seismic Toss resulting in a loss for Gary.
A Trainer named Neesha owned a Blastoise named "Shellshocker", seen in the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back. Mewtwo had a cloned Blastoise to fight Shellshocker. Before Gary Oak went to the Hoenn region he left all his pokemon at his Father's lab except for Blastoise.
Blastoise first appeared in the Generation I games as the final evolved form of Squirtle. Blastoise are not obtainable in the wild and thus can only be obtained by trading in games where they are not received through events. A Blastoise is owned by Red in Pokémon Gold and Silver, as well as in their remakes. In the remakes, it is level 84, making it the strongest Blastoise to be owned by a foe. Its moveset with Red is Blizzard, Focus Blast, Hydro Pump and Hydro Cannon.
|Red||A brutal Pokémon with pressurized water jets on its shell. They are used for high speed tackles.|
|Yellow||Once it takes aim at its enemy, it blasts out water with even more force than a fire hose.|
|Stadium||It has spouts extending from its shell at the top. They spray water like cannons, hard enough to pierce concrete walls.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Diamond||The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.|
Spin-off game data
- Main article: Blastoise/Learnset Generation I
- Main article: Blastoise/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Blastoise/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Blastoise/Learnset Generation IV
|Level||Move||Power||Accuracy||PP||Type||Damage Type||Contest Type||Appeal||Jam|
|Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
|I||Red||Blue||Yellow||Red (JP)||Green (JP)||Back|
|File:Blastoise Shiny DPPt.png||File:Blastoise Shiny DPPt.png|
|V||Black||White||Black 2||White 2||Back|
Blastoise's design seems to be based on a Tortoise and tank.
- English: Blastoise's English name comes from a combination of the words "blast", in reference to its water cannons, and "tortoise".
- Japanese: Kamex (Kamekkusu in Romaji) probably mean Kame (tortoise) and "ex".
- French: "Tortank" comes from the combination of the words "tortue" (turtle) and "tank" (war tank).
- Blastoise bears a striking resemblance to another Nintendo character, Bowser from the Super Mario series.