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Blastoise is the final evolutionary stage of Squirtle, and evolves from Wartortle at level 36. It is much larger than Wartortle, with a large shell and water cannons protruding from it's back. These cannons can fire water at very high pressure with great accuracy, doing huge damage to anything they hit. Blastoise looks like a large blue turtle, but like Squirtle and Wartortle it is capable of standing upright on its hind legs and walking. Blastoise is commonly found amongst trainers because of its power and reliability - In the pokemon Anime cartoon Ash's rival Gary has a Blastoise.

As a Water-type Pokémon, Blastoise is weak against Electric and Grass-type moves, taking 100% more damage from these types of attacks. However, it only takes 50% of standard damage from Fire, Water, Ice, and Steel-type moves.

Blastoise first appears in the Pokémon game series in versions Red & Blue, as the final evolutionary stage of one of the three starter Pokémon, Squirtle.

It first appears in the Anime Cartoon series in episode 60 ("Beach Blank-Out Blastoise"). In this episode, a group of Squirtle and Wartortle were distressed because their leader, a Blastoise, had mysteriously fallen asleep and wouldn't wake up.

Blastoise is also featured in the game Super Smash Bro's Melee, where he can appear out of a player-thrown Pokéball. Once he has appeared, he will use his Hydro Pump attack, blasting powerful water in horizontal jets across the stage. The power of its water jets will push Blastoise back slightly after each shot, meaning if Blastoise is close enough to a ledge it can push itself off the stage.


Blastoise is the final of three evolutions of Squirtle. Squirtle evolves from Wartortle at level 16, and Wartortle evolves into Blastoise at level 36.

Mega Evolution

Mega Blastoise
Mega Blastoise

In Generation 6, Blastoise has gained the ability to Mega Evolve by holding the item Blastoisenite. Mega Blastoise loses his shoulder cannons which are then replaced one giant cannon on his back. Additionally, he gains two small cannons on his wrists.

Mega Blastoise gains stat boosts in all categories except speed. He gains the ability Mega Launcher, which powers up Aura and Pulse type moves by 50%, except Heal Pulse, which is enhanced by 75%.



Pokédex #TypeHeightWeightJapanese Name
009Water5'03"188.5 lbsカメックス
Turtle PokémonTorrent: When HP is below 1/3, the power of Water-type moves increases by 1.5x.
Base HappinessCapture RateExperience GrowthGender RatioSafari Zone Flee Rate
70451,059,860 pts.Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%

Base Stats

HPAttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed

Pokédex Entries

Generation I

Blastoise in the Anime, owned by Gary Oak
Blastoise in the Anime, owned by Gary Oak
  • Red/Blue:

    '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.'

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.'

Generation III

  • Ruby/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/Pearl ( 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/White:

    'The jets of water it spouts from the rocket cannons on its shell can punch through thick steel.'


Generation I

GameLocationNumber in Game
Red/BlueEvolve from Wartortle.None
YellowEvolve from Wartortle.None

Generation II

GameLocationNumber in Game
Gold/Silver (Crystal)Time CapsuleNone

Generation III

GameLocationNumber in Game
Ruby/Sapphire (Emerald)Trade (from FireRed or Leaf Green)None
FireRed/LeafGreenEvolve from Wartortle.None
Colosseum/XDTrade (from FireRed or LeafGreen)None

Generation IV

GameLocationNumber in Game
Diamond/Pearl (Platinum)Pal Park (Field) or Trade from HeartGold/SoulSilverNone
HeartGold/SoulSilverEvolve WartortleNone

Generation V

GameLocationNumber in Game
Black/WhitePoké Transfer or Dream WorldNone

Side Game Locations

Pokémon PinballEvolve 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 RangerFall City
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Silver Falls
Pokémon RumbleBright Beach
PokéPark Wii:
Pikachu's Adventure
Granite Zone

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