How to get Blastoise in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
pokemon go gen 1 starter blastoise

The iconic Blastoise is highly sought-after by Pokemon Go players for PvP and PvE, so here’s how to get this starter, the best moves, and its shiny chances.

With Rediscover Kanto in full swing in Pokemon Go, players are catching classic Gen 1 Pokemon to use in PvP and PvE battles. Among these, the Water-type starter Blastoise is in high demand.

If you’re eager to add this fan-favorite starter to your team or get more Candy to power it up, here’s how to get Blastoise in Pokemon Go, with details on its shiny availability and recommended moveset for PvP and PvE.

How to get Blastoise in Pokemon Go

Here’s how you can get Blastoise in Pokemon Go:

  • By catching it in the wild
  • By catching Wartortle and evolving it with 100 Candy
  • By catching Squirtle and evolving it to Wartortle with 25 Candy, and then evolving Wartortle with 100 Candy

You will also get Squirtle on completing the ‘Catch 20 Pokemon from the Kanto region’ task in step (1/5) of the Rediscover Kanto Special Research.

While Blastoise and Wartortle are rare spawns, according to the new biomes, you’re more likely to find Squirtle near water bodies and during Rainy in-game weather.

Be sure to use a Silver Pinap or Pinap Berry to earn bonus Candy each time you catch Squirtle and evolve it to Blastoise ASAP.

Can Blastoise be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can get shiny Blastoise in Pokemon Go either in the wild or by evolving a shiny Squirtle.

The shiny odds for a Blastoise is 1 in 88 encounters or 1.13% chance, while for Squirtle, it’s 1 in 192 encounters or 0.52% chance. Keep in mind that you cannot get a wild shiny Wartortle in Pokemon Go.

pokemon go species blastoise in the anime
Blastoise’s stats in Pokemon Go are 171 Attack, 207 Defense, and 188 HP.

Blastoise Pokemon Go best moveset for PvP

The best PvP moveset for Blastoise in Pokemon Go is Water Gun combined with Hydro Cannon and Ice Beam.

Water Gun has balanced damage and energy per turn, making it terrifying with the powerful Hydro Cannon that is cheap and deals impressive damage figures. Blastoise is very tanky, and with this incredible Water-type duo of moves, it can trouble even the toughest opponents.

In my experience, I’ve often cushioned hits without using shields and gone on to win battles with Blastoise. Its secondary Charged Move, Ice Beam, gives it coverage against Dragon Pokemon and Grass types that it is weak to.

Blastoise Pokemon Go best moveset for PvE

The best PvP moveset for Blastoise in Pokemon Go is Water Gun with Hydro Cannon.

These two moves form a formidable DPS (Damage Per Second) pair making Blastoise a great counter for Fire, Ground, and Rock-type Raid Bosses.

Is Blastoise good in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Blastoise is good in Pokemon Go, especially in the Great and Ultra League.

Blastoise’s bulk and moveset help it excel in the lower Go Battle League formats, and even though it is outclassed by a few Water Pokemon in PvE. Mega Blastoise, on the other hand, is top-notch in the meta.

Complete Blastoise Pokemon Go moveset

Here’s the complete Blastoise moveset in Pokemon Go:

Blastoise Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Water Gun (Water)
  • Bite (Dark)

Blastoise Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Hydro Cannon (Water)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Ice Beam (Ice)
  • Flash Cannon (Steel)
  • Skull Bash (Normal)

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