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If you have a good competitive moveset for Blastoise, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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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

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Well... and there goes me thinking this was a bad Mega! Let me correct anyone else who thinks so with a stupidly powerful set:

Blastoise @Blastoisinite
Ability: Torrent---->Mega Launcher
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 200 Spe, 58 Sp. Def
Nature: Modest/Timid (Power or Speed)
Water Pulse: STAB, boosted by ability.
Aura Sphere: Epic, ability boosted, kills things.
Dark Pulse: Boosted by ability, kills Psychic types.
Dragon Pulse: Kills Dragon types, ability boosted.

So, should be self-explanatory: Switch in, Mega Evolve, rip your enemies limb from limb.

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Blastoise (M) @Blastoisinite
Trait : Mega Launcher
- Aura Sphere
- Surf (STAB)
- Ice Beam (covers grass)
- Earthquake (covers electric)/Dragon Pulse (Also boosted by Mega Launcher)
Ok, lemme explain.
Aura sphere:always hits, boosted 50% by Mega Launcher, so it has 120 power(more than hydro pump).
Surf:STAB, nice power, accuracy, useful outside of battle as well.
Ice beam for grass cover, and Earthquake for covering Electric. Earthquake is hard to get, if you can't get the TM use dragon pulse which is also very good.
I hope my set brings victory to many!

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blastoise @ damp rock/blastoisinite. damp rock increases the duration of rain.

trait: rain dish
nature: modest.
ev's 295 Sp.Atk 247 Speed
waterfall/fake out: waterfall for the flinching and fake out for always flinching the target.
dark pulse: advantage against psychic/ghost type pokémon and the flinching.
aura sphere 80 power&can never miss!
rain dance: works together with rain dish!
i think that's a pretty good blastoise
(sorry if my english is'nt that good!)

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Using it right now. a mixed evs support can make it sweep away teams.

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Trait: Torrent --- Mega Launcher

Evs: 4hp, 208 atk, 28 def, 252 spa, 16 spd.
Nature: Quiet (+spa-spe)


Ice Beam (90 power, coverage against grass types, may freeze the opponent, pretty much always hits. every water type with a good sp.a. stat should have it ((if it learns)) )

Dragon Pulse (85 base power, pretty much always hits, boosted by mega launcher, takes care of most dragon types. also deals a great damage to any other damage which don't resist it).

Aura Sphere (80 Base power, booster by mega launcher, has to hit, covers 5 types. just awesome)

Aqua Tail (good to have a physical attack anyways, you also get a STAB boost. accuracy is not bad too.)

It's slow, but bulky enough to hung on a move. and if you do so, your opponent will be in some troubles.

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Blastoise (M) @ Blastoisinite
Trait: Mega Launcher
Calm Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Earthquake
- Ice Beam
- Dragon Pulse

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Special Lure!
Blastoise @Leftovers
Ability: Rain Dish
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SpD, 4 SpA
-Aqua Ring/Toxic
-Iron Defense
-Mirror Coat
-Water Spout/Scald

Works great with rain support!

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I personally just toy around with Blastoise's Mega. I stick with one main moveset.

Mega Blastoise
Modest Nature (+SpAtk -Atk)
Mega Launcher

Water Spout (STAB)
Ice Beam (covers Grass, Dragon, Flying)
Aura Sphere (to check Snorlax)
Dark Pulse (Psychic and Ghost types)

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This is a moveset for a Mega Blastoise
Nature: Timid, Item: Blastoisinite
EVs: 252SpAtk, 252Spd, 4Def
IVs: 31HP, Def, SpAtk, SpDef, Spd
Water Pulse - Stab move, boost to 90 Base Power with Mega Launcher
Aura Sphere - Coverage for Normal, Dark, Ice, Rock, and Steel Types, Never Misses, boost to 120 Base Power with Mega Launcher
Dragon Pulse - Coverage for Dragon Types, boost to 128 Base Power with Mega Launcher
Dark Pulse - Coverage for Psychic and Dark Types, Chance to Flinch, Boost to 120 Base Power with Mega Launcher
Ability: Mega Launcher - This ability gives a 50% boost to any pulse/aura moves and essentially what makes a Mega Blastoise moveset
I really hope this helps anyone who wishes to run a Bulky Special Sweeper Mega Blastoise.

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Gen 8

(oh lawd, they gave him Shell Smash)

Blastoise @ White Herb
Ability: Torrent
Happiness: 160
EVs: 252 SpA / 80 SpD / 176 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shell Smash
- Aura Sphere
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam

Okay, so, as of the time I write this, Blastoise remains unreleased in Gen 8, but when it becomes available through Pokemon Home, I can guarantee you this is going to be a crazy popular option to run it with. Offensive standard Blastoise is here, folks. They buffed him with a new move. Merry Christmas, Blastoise.