Competitive Information for Blastoise [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Blastoise? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Blastoise is an extraordinary Water-typed Pokemon. It's common to see Blastoise show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Blastoise's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake / Dig
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Blastoise (Retro)
Blastoise is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
♦ Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Blastoise's level).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Rollout is a physical 30-base power Rock-type move (power doubles with each hit. repeats for 5 turns).
Item: Mystic Water
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Ice Punch
- Confusion / Mirror Coat
Special Sweeper Blastoise (Retro)
Blastoise is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Confusion is a special 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Mirror Coat is a special 0-base power Psychic-type move (if hit by special attack, returns double damage).
Wondering what moves can Blastoise learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Blastoise can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Blastoise
- Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
Optimize Blastoise's EVs for Gold/Silver
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