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[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]]  
Species Shellfish Pokémon
Abilities Torrent
Rain Dish (Dream World)
None ← 009 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Wartortle]]
Evolves into None
(カメックス Kamekkusu)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

Blastoise (Japanese: カメックス Kamekkusu) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region, evolved from Wartortle and Squirtle. Blastoise is the version mascot for Pokémon Blue.



Pokémon Blue Artwork

Blastoise's Red & Blue Artwork

Blastoise are a large tortoise-like Pokémon with some similar features of its pre-evolved forms. Blastoise has a large blue body, cream-colored stomach and a large brown shell rimmed with white, featuring its water cannons. It is now more noticeably bulkier than its previous evolutions. Like its pre-evolved forms. Blastoise has a shell which covers its entire body, which it can also be withdrawn into. Contrary to Squirtle and Wartortle, Blastoise's large water cannons are located on the top left and right sides. The water that comes out of the cannons are capable of punching holes through thick steel.

Special Abilities

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.

Cissy of the Orange League used a Blastoise against Ash in a race during the episode Fit to be Tide. This race was one of the challenges Ash needed to overcome in order to get the Coral-Eye Badge.

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 Pokémon at his Father's lab except for Blastoise.


Blastoise is the evolved form of Wartortle, as of level 36. Blastoise is the final evolution of Squirtle.

Game info

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.


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Wartortle None
Yellow Evolve Wartortle None
Gold/Silver Trade None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Wartortle None
Diamond/Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Wartortle None
Black/White Trade None

Pokédex entries


Spin-off game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-013 PR Blastoise Sprite Blastoise Water SOA Rain Dance Rain Dance PA Water SofA Water
Capture Points* On Sight**
850 Chases and attacks player.
Browser Entry
It attacks by blasting water from the cannons on its back.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Generation I

Main article: Blastoise/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Blastoise/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Blastoise/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Blastoise/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Tail Whip 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Bubble 20 100% 30 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


4 Tail Whip 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


7 Bubble 20 100% 30 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


10 Withdraw -% 40 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Status Status


10 Water Gun 40 100% 25 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


16 Bite 60 100% 25 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


20 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


24 Protect - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


28 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


32 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Physical Physical


39 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


46 Iron Defense - -% 15 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Status Status


53 Rain Dance - -% 5 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Status Status


60 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
File:Blastoise(RB)Sprite.png File:Blastoise Y.png File:Blastoise RG.png Blastoise Back I
Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:Blastoise(G)Sprite.png File:Blastoise S.png File:Blastoise C.gif Blastoise Back II
Blastoise Shiny G Blastoise Shiny S Blastoise Shiny C Blastoise Shiny Back II
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Blastoise RS.png File:Blastoise E.gif File:Blastoise(FRLG)Sprite.png Blastoise Back III
Blastoise Shiny RS Blastoise Shiny E Blastoise Shiny FRLG Blastoise Shiny Back III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Blastoise DPPt.png File:Blastoise DPPt.png File:Blastoise HGSS.png Blastoise Back IV
Blastoise Shiny DPPt Blastoise Shiny DPPt Blastoise Shiny HGSS Blastoise Shiny Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Blastoise BW.png File:Blastoise Back V.png
File:Blastoise Shiny BW.png File:Blastoise Shiny Back V.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


Design origins

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.


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