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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating
1 / 5
PvP Attacker Rating
-
Defense Tier
-

Pokemon Stats

85.50 kg Weight
1.60 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2466
ATK 171
DEF 207
STA 188

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Water Gun sports higher EPS and better synergy with Blastoise' best charged moves, therefore it is marginally better than Bite.

  • Hydro Cannon is the objectively best attack in the game. Use this if you have it.

  • Hydro Pump is Blastoise's optimal non-exclusive charge move.

  • Ice Beam has its select advantageous matchups.

  • Flash Cannon is an awful 1-bar charge move.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Water Gun hits a little harder than Bite thanks to STAB and also gains energy faster, but Bite has wide neutral coverage that leaves Blastoise less of a sitting duck against Grass types. Overall, Bite has a slight edge.

  • Hydro Cannon is a fantastic choice for power and pairs best with Bite, while Ice Beam is perfect for counter-coverage and works just fine with either quick move.

  • Hydro Pump hits hard and early in the animation, but Blastoise may not live to use it.

  • Even when Hydro Pump is resisted, Flash Cannon is still worse.

PVE Overview

Blastoise: the OG bad Vaporeon. After 3 generations of Pokemon, there are now numerous bad Vaporeon, who itself is now a worse Gyarados. On defense, Blastoise is also weak. Its fast moves barely do anything to attackers, while its bulk is nowhere close to that of Vaporeon or Milotic.

In July of 2018, Blastoise was blessed with the objectively strongest charged move currently available in the game: Hydro Cannon. This improved its standing slightly, but it's still nothing great. However, that same community day also gave Blastoise something even greater than Hydro Cannon: a pair of awesome shades!

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Water Gun + Hydro Cannon and Ice Beam

Water Gun performs better than Bite and also gets STAB. 

Behold, arguably the best charge move in the game: Hydro Cannon (40 Energy, 2.25 DPE). This is the main highlight of Blastoise, and is almost mandatory if you want Blastoise to perform at its peak potential. Hydro Pump is a lot slower and less efficient in comparison; if you're gonna use Blastoise then trade for one with Hydro Cannon, or don't use Blastoise at all. 

Ice Beam should be the second charge move for Blastoise as it provides meaningful coverage. Flash Cannon can hit hard, but with a 65 energy cost it's quite slow and doesn't really complement Blastoise anyways. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 4 / 5

Blastoise is one of the very few Pokemon blessed with arguably the best charge move in the game: Hydro Cannon. With a defensive stat distribution, Blastoise has the bulk needed to compete with most of the meta picks in Great League. What prevents Blastoise from topping almost every possible opponent is mostly the unspectacular energy gains from its fast moves, which limits its use of Hydro Cannon and its coverage Ice Beam against Grass-type counters. Overall a very solid pick, and bonus swag points if you're rocking a shiny variant with shades from its Community Day. #squirtlesquad 

Ultra League: 4.5 / 5

Blastoise feels most comfortable in Ultra League, with a max CP of 2466. Hydro Cannon and good bulk still carry it to near the top of the ranks, though it gets shut down by the big Dragon-types and Grass-types, even with Ice Beam. Against any other opponent that doesn't resist Hydro Cannon, Blastoise is all set to blow them out of the water. 

Master League: 1.5 / 5

Hydro Cannon isn't enough to carry Blastoise into Master League, where its lack of legendary stats severely hold it back from being anywhere near the top ranks. Wins against Groudon, Mamoswine, and Tyranitar are still appreciated though. 

Fast Moves

6
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
5
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
10.00
10.00
12.50

Charge Moves

100
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
0.90
0.00
1.00
37.04
46.30
37.04
130
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
2.10
0.00
1.30
39.39
49.24
51.21
90
More Info

Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
1.50
0.00
1.80
27.27
34.09
49.09

Legacy Charge Moves

90
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
1.10
0.00
1.80
47.37
59.21
85.26

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Water Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012934
2001.56172
200293109
2002.5125146
4003156183
4003.5188220
4004220258
4004.5252295
6005284332
6005.5315369
6006347407
6006.5379444
8007411481
8007.5443518
8008474555
8008.5506593
10009538630
10009.5570667
100010602704
100010.5632740
130011662775
130011.5692810
130012722845
130012.5752880
160013782916
160013.5812951
160014842986
160014.58721021
1900159031057
190015.59331092
1900169631127
190016.59931162
22001710231197
220017.510531233
22001810831268
220018.511131303
25001911431338
250019.511731373
25002012031409
250020.512331444
30002112641479
300021.512941514
30002213241550
300022.513541585
35002313841620
350023.514141655
35002414441691
350024.514741726
40002515041761
400025.515351796
40002615651832
400026.515951867
45002716251902
450027.516551937
45002816851973
450028.517152008
50002917452043
500029.517752078
50003018062113
500030.518212131
60003118362149
600031.518512166
60003218662184
600032.518812202
70003318962219
700033.519112237
70003419262254
700034.519412272
80003519562290
800035.519712307
80003619862325
800036.520012342
90003720162360
900037.520312378
90003820462395
900038.520612413
100003920762430
1000039.520912448
100004021062466
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