Competitive Information for Blastoise [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Blastoise blastoise
Base Stats for Blastoise

Water

Abilities:
TorrentTorrent: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Water attacks.
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Rain DishRain Dish: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon heals 1/16 of its max HP each turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise

Weakness Chart for Water-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Blastoise? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common single-battle team mates for Blastoise in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

Indeedee-FTogekissDragapultIncineroarWhimsicottConkeldurrExcadrillRaichuHattereneVenusaur


Blastoise is an extraordinary Water-typed Pokemon. Blastoise are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Blastoise's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Blastoise
Item: White Herb / Mystic Water
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Water Spout / Muddy Water
- Ice Beam / Blizzard
- Dark Pulse
- Shell Smash / Yawn

Special Sweeper Blastoise (Popular/Trending)

Blastoise is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Blastoise's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Water Spout is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Water-type move (less power as Blastoise's hp decreases).
Muddy Water is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (30% chance to lower the foes accuracy by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Blizzard is a special 110-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze foes. can't miss in hail).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Shell Smash is a status move (lowers def, spd by 1 stage; raises atk, spa, spe by 2 stages).
Yawn is a status move (puts the target to sleep after 1 turn).




Species: Blastoise
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Aqua Tail
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Body Slam

Physical Sweeper Blastoise (Torrent)

Blastoise is a notable Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Blastoise's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Blastoise's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Blastoise afterwards).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Blastoise
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Water Spout / Surf
- Ice Beam
- Dragon Pulse
- Flash Cannon

Special Sweeper Blastoise (Torrent)

Blastoise is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Blastoise's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Blastoise's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Water Spout is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Water-type move (less power as Blastoise's hp decreases).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Blastoise
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Rain Dish
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 30 Hp / 240 Atk / 240 Spe
Moveset:
- Aqua Jet
- Rain Dance
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake

Blastoise Physical Sweeper (Attack Turtle)

Blastoise is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Blastoise's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Rain Dish, if rain dance is active Blastoise heals 1/16 of its max hp each turn.

Aqua Jet is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Water-type move (usually goes first).
Rain Dance is a status move (for 5 turns, heavy rain powers water moves).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Blastoise? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common double-battle team mates for Blastoise in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DragapultPelipperBisharpTogekissMamoswineToxicroakBarraskewdaJirachiCobalionCelebiAraquanidArcanine


Species: Blastoise
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Liquidation / Aqua Tail
- Outrage

Doubles Physical Sweeper Blastoise (Torrent)

Blastoise is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Blastoise's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Blastoise's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Outrage is a physical 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Blastoise afterwards).




Species: Blastoise
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Water Spout / Surf
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Dragon Pulse
- Flash Cannon

Doubles Special Sweeper Blastoise (Torrent)

Blastoise is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Blastoise's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Torrent, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Blastoise's attacking stat is 1.5x with water attacks.

Water Spout is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Water-type move (less power as Blastoise's hp decreases).
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Dragon Pulse is a special 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Aura Sphere
80
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hydro Cannon
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pledge
80
100%
10
Use with Grass or Fire Pledge for added effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Water Spout
150
100%
5
Less power as user's HP decreases. Hits foe(s).
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aqua Jet
40
100%
20
Usually goes first.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Rapid Spin
50
100%
40
Free user from hazards/bind/Leech Seed; +1 Spe.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Aqua Ring
--
--
20
User recovers 1/16 max HP per turn.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Life Dew
--
--
10
Heals the user (and allies) by 1/4 amount.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Shell Smash
--
--
15
Lowers Def, SpD by 1; raises Atk, SpA, Spe by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Yawn
--
--
10
Puts the target to sleep after 1 turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Blastoise can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Blastoise

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