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What is a good moveset for Blastoise?

5 votes

I have a blastoise in SS and want to know a good moveset.

EDIT: A blastoise with equal attack and sp. attack, the average blastoise

Blastoise Learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by Swampert
edited Jun 28, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Blastoise (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 16 HP / 64 Def / 176 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Dragon Tail
- Scald
- Rapid Spin
- Ice Beam
Wartortle (M) @ Eviolite
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Scald
- Aqua Ring
- Refresh
- Haze

32 Answers

7 votes

Hydro pump/Surf- Stab, good power, your choice

Aqua ring/Protect-aqua ring helps him restore even more health, and protect lets him stall and gain HP back.

ice beam- Grass types? check

toxic- wear down foes. He's got the defenses for it.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Ok what about Flash Cannon Instead of toxic?
If you see a need for it, then go ahead, I couldn't think of anything else.
All right, thx, but 1 thing, im out of earthquake tms! What Should I replace it with?
Oh  noes! The only other ground type move it can learn is dig.
Al right, ill use dig, since you can buy the dig tms, ill neve run out of them
Out of Earthquakes! That's my worst nightmare! Good thing I have a brother to play the games through and get me Earthquake and other TMs.
Mine knows outrage instead of toxic :) I randomly decided to get the bp to get it and now it pisses off and confuses my friends. I kow its kinda pointless cause he already know ice beam but I think its a nice touch
Ice Beam
Dark Pulse

Item: Blastoisinite
3 votes

I have three movesets, all with a variation from the standard Blastoise. These work great because you don't have Earthquake and Dig isn't very good. It is order of what I think is best to worst:

  1. Offensive and Defensive: Leftovers

Surf: STAB, good power, high accuracy, double damage against diving foes.

Ice Beam: Good power, high accuracy, chance to freeze, used to deal with Grass types.

Mirror Coat: An effective counter to Sp. Attacks, which Blastoise can survive.

Iron Defense: To make sure Blastoise isn't beaten by Physical moves.

  1. Defensive Behemoth: Leftovers

Toxic: Can't have a defensive set without this can we?

Iron Defense: Makes Blastoise into even more of a defensive behemoth.

Aqua Ring: Heals Blastoise.

Water Spout: So we aren't crippled by Taunt. High power with high HP (which is great with Aqua Ring), STAB, high accuracy, deals with Poison and Steel types who won't be harmed by Toxic.

  1. Ultimate Offense: Lum Berry

Skull Bash: Increases defense on turn one, then unleashes a high damaging, high accuracy attack onturn two.

Rain Dance: Increases the power of Surf.

Ice Beam: Good power, high accuracy, STAB, chance to freeze, used to deal with Grass types.

Surf: Good power, high accuracy, double damage against diving Pokemon , STAB, powered up by Rain Dance.

answered Aug 12, 2010 by trachy
edited Aug 12, 2010 by trachy
Sometimes rain dance is a wasted turn
3 votes

Gen V: rain abuser:

Ability: rain Dish

suggested item: Leftovers

Aqua Ring-Restores health gradually. Works well with rain dish.

Water Spout/Surf/ScaldSTAB, gets powered from rain. Water spout can work very well with the rain, STAB, and his health constantly going up. Surf isn't always as strong, but is more reliable. Scald leaves the chance to burn, cutting attack power in the process.

Ice beam-covers grass weakness.

refresh/toxic/haze-Support move of your choice.

answered Jun 10, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jun 10, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
3 votes

Gen VI

Blastoise (M)@ Blastoistinite
Trait: Mega Launcher
EVs: 240 HP / 252 SAtk / 16 SDef
Modest Nature

  • Water Pulse/Hydro Pump
  • Aura Sphere
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Dark Pulse

What we thought was the worst Mega Evolution turned out to be one of the top Megas out there. It can fully abuse it's new Ability with it's buffed SAtk and Defenses. Breed these Moves with a Male Clawitzer to obtain such a behemoth. By far the best Kanto Starter Mega Evolution.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by Psychic x
It can learn Aura Sphere? o.o
You know that Hydro Pump is also boosted, right?
I didn't lol
Hydro Pump isn"t boosted.
2 votes

Hydro Pump: While less reliable than Surf, it does a massive amount of damage.

Ice Beam: Deals with multiple foes.

HP Grass: Deals with foes of the water type.

Yawn: Good for forcing switches or just putting the foe to sleep.

answered Dec 16, 2010 by trachy
2 votes

Hello people! How you doing? Never mind. Anyway, today I plan on a short but hopefully interesting review on the famous Blastoise! I'll do this in sections, giving an overview, pros,cons, and sets for it's respected tiers and uses. I this case, lets begin!!


Everyone knows about this overgrown Squirrel turtle hybrid. It's got bulk to jump at and a very decent movepool. Although it's never really seen much shine since Gen 3/4, it's definitely not a forgotten Pokemon. It also has access to the rather exclusive rapid spin, making a fairly reliable spinner. It doesn't however appreciate the poison damage from toxic spikes, and with almost no recovery, it doesn't appreciate repeated switch ins. Play it carefully however, and you'll be laughing at your opponents petty Night slash or psychic right in their face.


Bulky Spinner

Blastoise @ Leftovers
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk
- Toxic
- Scald
- Rapid Spin
- Dragon Tail

This is one of the most common used sets in UU. By spreading toxic out then tailing your opponent of of the arena, you'll find your sweepers will be making short work of your enemy's walls. Spin gets rid of the obvious hazards with is good with Pokemon like Yanmega with needs. Speaking of which, Yanmega struggles to 2HKo even with no SpDef investment.

Choice Specs

Blastoise @ Choice Specs
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Surf

The power that this far underrated set brings catches many Pokemon off guard. Hydro pump does immense damage against everything not named Snorlax or Milotic. Hp Grass hits annoying Swampert or Quagsire (unless your names flare you won't be using Quag very often, but whatever). Ice beam 2HKOs SpDef Roserade, and KOes all others. Tho it won't like a leaf storm to the pokeballs.

I would put more sets, (i got so many it isn't even funny >.<) but I am going to break the limit.


Respectable bulk mixed with a good movepool that includes Rpaid spin makes for a troll and a half. The specs set isn't half bad either in terms of power.


Although it is a good bulky water type, it isn't the best. If you don't nee rapid spin, it's best just to go with Swampert, Miltolic or Suicune. All have good ovepools and greater bulk.

Blastoise also don't have any real recovery unless you count ChestoRest. And that isn't exactly reliable.

I hope this helped you in anyway, or at least you got a cheap laugh from it.

answered May 31, 2013 by AreWeFreshYet?
0.0 that first one you totally stole from me. :P jk.
'Hydro pump does immense damage against everything not named Snorlax or Milotic.'

*names Arcanine one of those*
the firs one, as it says, is one of the most common sets around >.<
Actually 252 HP / 4 SDef Blastoise can survive a LO Leaf Storm from Rosy with around 8% HP if it was at 100% when it got hit c:
1 vote

Gen V

Blastoise (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Rain Dish

EVs: 128 HP / 184 Def / 196 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Scald
  • Aqua Ring
  • Protect
  • Ice Beam

A more defensive Blastoise, that can do decnt damage with Scald and Ice Beam, Scald especially with STAB and hopefully Rain support. A combined Rain Dish, Leftovers, and Aqua Ring can do quite a lot of healing, and Scald can burn the foe, meaning Blastoise has even better defensive capabilities. Protect can give you a free turn with healing and burn damage for the foe.

answered Sep 29, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Rapid spinner set

Rapid spin(to clear out annoying entry hazards)


Ice beam- covers grass


answered Feb 15, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Jun 28, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Another Rapid Spinner/Staller

Rapid Spin-get rid of Stealth Rock etc..
Surf/Ice Beam-STAB or Grass types
Toxic-you know why
Protect-one turn to increase Toxic

Evs:252 HP 128 DEF 128 SP DEF

answered Feb 23, 2011 by Psychic x
1 vote

SP Attacker:

Surf/Water Spout-STAB
Ice Beam-Grass types
Focus Blast-coverage
HP Ground-Electric types

Item-Choice Specs
Evs-252 SP ATT 252 HP

answered Feb 23, 2011 by Psychic x
1 vote

Here's a special attack lure I made a while back. It works well with rain dish. The suggested item is leftovers.

aqua ring-Restores health gradually

Iron Defense-Boosts up defense, making the enemy more inclined to use special moves on you.

mirror coat-Deflects special damage back at the opponent with double damage.

Surf/brine/scald-STAB; there in case you come across a dark type.

answered Jun 10, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Blastoise (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Annoyer

Trait: Torrent

EVs: 4 HP / 96 Def / 156 SAtk / 252 SDef

Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Iron Defense
  • Mud-Slap
  • Muddy Water
  • Aqua Ring or Toxic

If you ever want to really get on someones nerves, Add this to your team.

Mud-Slap Muddy Water combo Lets Mud Slap Start for some annoying Accuracy hax, and then he can start doing a good amount of Damage, While still destroying your opponents accuracy.

Iron Defense lets him Quickly Shoot up his Defense to be as good as his Special Defense.

And You have the Option of Aqua Ring or Toxic for More consistant Damage or More Healing on top of leftovers.

answered Jul 15, 2011 by Josh
1 vote


Blastoise (M) @ Leftovers

Ability: Torrent

EVs: 136 HP / 16 Atk / 252 Def / 104 SDef

Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)

  • Toxic
  • Dig - Physical
  • Hydro Pump - Special
  • Ice Beam - Special

Equalized attacking stats by using just 16 Ev's, so another mixed Starter it is!

Toxic is painful to anything not steel or poison type, which is alot.
Dig takes out Poison and Steel types, but it's main purpose is stalling out Toxic without using protect, and dealing some decent damage when it hits, Sweet!
Ice Beam takes down birds who you can't hit with the Toxic + Dig ( Uh oh ) Combo.
And Hydro Pump ( He needs the extra power in there ) is for a nasty STAB hit to anything levitating or that just needs to be nailed.
Go Blastoise!

answered Sep 9, 2011 by Josh
1 vote

Double/Triple Battle

Blastoise (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Torrent/Rain Dish
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Water Spout
- Surf
- Blizzard/Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Electric]

Give this guy Rain Dance support, and you'll be OHKOing everything. Torrent is probably the best ability, as it helps make Surf better when you are down on HP. However, Rain Dish can keep you healthy, especially if you team up Blastoise with Heal Pulse support. Water Spout OHKOs every foe you'll face (exaggerating, but it still is incredibly powerful). Surf is for use when you are down on HP and is still an effective multi-battle attack, especially if you team it up with Water Absorb or Storm Drain. Blizzard gives coverage while also hitting mutilple foes. However, it is inaccurate, especially since you won't be having Hail support since if you will have any weather support it will be Rain Dance. Ice Beam is more accurate yet less powerful and only hits one foe. HP Electric is coverage.

answered Jan 16, 2012 by trachy
edited Jan 16, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Blastoise-Mega @ Blastoisinite
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Ability: Mega Launcher
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Water Pulse
- Aura Sphere
- Dragon Pulse
- Iron Defense

answered Mar 29, 2014 by YHN
edited Mar 31, 2014 by YHN
1 vote

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Blastoise (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Rest
- Toxic
- Protect
- Water Pulse

Here we have a basic Tank/Annoyer set for Blastoise. Toxic wears the opponents HP down each turn. Protect helps Toxic do its thing + Keeps Blastoise alive with Leftovers. Rest is when you have bad health and need to heal. Water Pulse is STAB + 20% chance of confusing the opponent.

answered Nov 13, 2014 by frczen
1 vote

ability:mega launcher
EV's:252 def,252 sdef,4 satk

-surf/hydro pump/scald etc-STAB
-dark paulse/dragon paulse-with the ability mega launcher this should do a lot of damage
-dragon tail/ice beam/earthquake/aura sphere/aqua ring-coverage
-rapid spin/or one of the above moves-rapid spin is very useful and I believe blastoise is the best rapid spin user.

answered Jul 11 by kobrah
0 votes

This moveset is sort of like DarkTyphlosions,but with some different moves:

Aqua tail-I wouldn't go with Hydro Pump with only 5PP.

Ice beam-Deal with those grass types!Also a chance to freeze the foe.

Scull Bash-High accuracy and high attack.

Earthquake-Deal with thoses electric types!

answered Aug 2, 2010 by PokeGirl
0 votes

Moveset for Wartortle.

Gen V



Calm Nature(-Attack +Sp Defense)

EVs-252 Defense 252 Dp Defense 4 Sp Attack

  • Yawn
  • Protect
  • Scald
  • Rest/Toxic

This Is the standard Moveset for Wartortle. Yawn is there to put foes to sleep, Protect Is there to ensure that Yawn will hit and you won't receive damage. Scald is there for STAB and if you are lucky, Burn Hax which makes you a better Wall. Rest is to recover when you need it and Toxic is there to badly Poison foes. Rest is more recommended when its not used in a Drizzle team, and Toxic for running Rain Dish with Drizzle.

answered Aug 4, 2011 by Psychic x
0 votes

Doubles / Triples

Blastoise (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 HP / 40 Def / 216 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Surf
- Blizzard
- Aqua Ring
- Protect

Surf is STAB and hits multiple spaces, Blizzard is coverage and hits multiple spaces.
Aqua Ring + Lefties is nice, and if rain comes up you have RD at your service.
Protect can come handy in weird situations and can stall out for more HP.

answered Jan 27, 2012 by Josh