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Blastoise is a playable character in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). Guide features Blastoise's stats, best items, Squirtle, skin, moveset, unite move, build.

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Blastoise Changes & Info

Blastoise Move Changes (October 20th)

Move / StatChanges
Hydro PumpHydro Pump- Ability damage has been decreased by about 39%..
Water SpoutWater Spout- The cooldown has been reduced from 9 seconds to 7.5 seconds.
Hydro TyphoonHydro Typhoon- The amount of damage dealt by the move has been lowered by roughly 21%.

Blastoise received some major adjustments on the Oct 20th Patch, with its Hydro Pump damage being reduced, Water Spout's cooldown being reduced, and its Unite Move: Hydro Typhoon's damage being lowered. This constitutes quite a nerf to Blastoise's damage output, though its crowd control capabilities haven't been affected very much.

Patch Notes: Balance Patch (October 20)

A Newly Added Defender

Blastoise
Release DateSeptember 1st

Blastoise has officially joined the fray on September 1st as the newest Defender in Pokemon Unite!

Update & Latest News

What Kind Of Pokemon Is Blastoise?

Capable Defender

Blastoise is the fourth Defender Pokemon in the game, and has the capacity to displace and do crowd control - much like Snorlax.

Can Defend & Deal Damage

Blastoise

Blastoise is tanky enough to be an effective Defender but also has an impressive moveset that packs a punch - providing for a lot of offensive potential.

Blastoise Overview

Blastoise
RoleDefender
DifficultyIntermediate
Attack TypeSpecial
Tier RankS
(Full Tier List)
List Of Playable Pokemon

Stats

Offense 2 Stars (4)
Endurance 3.5 Stars (7)
Mobility2 Stars (4)
Scoring2 Stars (4)
Support3 Stars (6)
Total25

HP, Defense, & Sp. Defense

※ Listed stat values are at level 15

HPDEFSP DEF
9800599420

Evolution

First
SquirtleSquirtle
Second
(Lv. 5)
WartortleWartortle
Final
(Lv. 9)
BlastoiseBlastoise

Blastoise Best Builds

Overview Of Builds

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Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 5Hydro PumpHydro Pump
Has the user attack by blasting out a huge volume of water, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and shoving them when it hits.
Cooldown: 8.5 seconds
Lv. 7SurfSurf
Has the user charge forward on a wave, shoving opposing Pokemon and leaving them unable to act. The user becomes immune to hindrances while using this move and can jump in a designated direction once this move ends.
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Held Items
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier ・HP +20 (+600)
When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and the nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their max HP.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Wise GlassesWise Glasses ・Sp. Atk +10 (+39)
Increases Sp. Atk by 3%
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 70s)

Maximum Displacement

Going for a Surf/Hydro Pump build will let you push around your enemies with impunity. The key to this build will be to effectively manage where you move your foes. Slamming an enemy into your team at an opportune time can lead to kills, but it can also get your team killed - use discretion when displacing enemies!

Focus On Team Fight Efficiency

Blastoise's Unite move is an absolute powerhouse, so you'll want to save it for major objective battles, such as Drednaw and Zapdos. Pair it up with the Buddy Barrier to provide even more support for your team.

Final Item Is A Freebie

Although we recommend having Focus Band and Buddy Barrier in most cases, your final item in this build is a bit of a wildcard. If you want to increase damage, use Wise Glasses. If, however, you're comfortable with running a more aggressive scoring-oriented build, try out the Score Shield.

Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 5Water SpoutWater Spout
Spouts water toward the designated location, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon in the area of effect for a short time.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Lv. 7Rapid SpinRapid Spin
Has the user spin rapidly, changing the mechanics of its basic attacks as well as its Hydro Pump and Water Spout moves.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Held Items
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier ・HP +20 (+600)
When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and the nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their max HP.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Wise GlassesWise Glasses ・Sp. Atk +10 (+39)
Increases Sp. Atk by 3%
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 70s)

Harnessing Spin Energy

Rapid Spin is an ability that will change how your other moves (Hydro Pump or Water Spout) function. It will effectively make them into AoE attacks, and also increase their damage to boot. This build will provide you with a higher amount of overall team fight damage, at the cost of your displacement ability.

Can't Ult During Rapid Spin

For players new to Blastoise, be careful - you can't activate your ult while you're spinning around! You'll have to toggle the Rapid Spin ability one more time to turn it off first.

Go For Damage

This build employs Wise Glasses to capitalize on the extra offensive potential provided by Blastoise's Rapid Spin.

Lane
MiddleMiddle
Moves
Lv. 5Hydro PumpHydro Pump
Has the user attack by blasting out a huge volume of water, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and shoving them when it hits.
Cooldown: 8.5 seconds
Lv. 7Rapid SpinRapid Spin
Has the user spin rapidly, changing the mechanics of its basic attacks as well as its Hydro Pump and Water Spout moves.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Held Items
Wise GlassesWise Glasses ・Sp. Atk +10 (+39)
Increases Sp. Atk by 3%
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier ・HP +20 (+600)
When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and the nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their max HP.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 70s)

Powerful Jungle Build

Though a Defender, Blastoise deals significant damage that can't be ignored, making it a good candidate for the jungle. Leveling up fast will provide your team with significant advantages in later teamfights.

Get Level 7 Before Drednaw

Your goal with this build will be to dominate the 7:00 Drednaw fight. Try to get level 7 so you can get your second ability and overpower other Pokemon in bottom. Winning this should give you a distinct advantage for the rest of the game.

Muscle Band Possible

Although unorthodox, given that Blastoise is a Special Attacker, it is possible to replace the Wise Glasses with Muscle Band, purely to help you clear the jungle faster and boost your early game.

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Tuukka's Build (Master Rank)

Author's Notes
- Make sure you use Hydro Pump before you rapid spin as it resets the cool down. Once using rapid spin your hydro pump does a 360 knock back and you can eject behind enemy’s to knock them towards your team or away from their goal defense.
- With this build it’s important in big team fights to use your Unite move first for your buddy barrier and the shield from your unite move so you stay alive long enough to deal your damage with hydro/rapid spin.
- Make sure to use your autos during Rapid Spin for aoe damage. With your boosted auto attacks, it reduces the cooldown of Rapid Spin and Hydro Pump, so make sure to do as many as possible.
- You could also swap out Rocky Helmet for Muscle Band for faster auto attack and damage.
- You can auto attack 3 times without a target and it will still reduce the cooldown.
- Try save your unite move for team fight objectives especially Zapdos as it interrupts the enemy from trying to get that last hit.
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Fockz' Build

LaneTop or Bot
MovesHydro PumpHydro Pump
SurfSurf
Held ItemsWise GlassesWise Glasses
Aeos CookieAeos Cookie
Sp. Atk SpecsSp. Atk Specs
Battle Item Eject ButtonEject Button
Author's Notes
- Blastoise Base Stats are very high so you can focus on huge Sp. Atk and life pool

Yeetbread's Build

Author's Notes
- Good for keeping entire groups of enemies off you and your teams back
- You can get in with Rapid Spin to chip away at the enemy even more when combined with Water Spout
- Can change Eject Button out for X-Attack

Azulito's Build

LaneTopTop
MovesWater SpoutWater Spout
SurfSurf
Held ItemsShell BellShell Bell
Focus BandFocus Band
Aeos CookieAeos Cookie
Battle Item X SpeedX Speed
Author's Notes
- Aeos Cookie gives you a nice incentive to score when you end up racking in points from successful defenses. (I prefer the passive aggressive strategy)
- Increasing your health with it and managing battles more efficiently with the supplementary utilization of X-Speed to high-tail it out of there when things get too hectic feels fluid and reliable, imo.
- Water pulse is your best friend on hard pushes, especially from offensive threats either to bait into a tag team assault or hold the goal to bide time for teammates to rejoin you.
- Surf works incredibly well to combo into water pulse as well if you happen to corner them. They will essentially be trapped and slowed which would be advantageous if you have backup for extra firepower to rally behind you. (Think about how you can position Rotom into a corner near YOUR side of the map to easier to defeat and team up with you, similar to Snorlax’s Block tactics.)
- Lastly, the Unite move has some slow start up that can be interrupted which will lead to a waste, but strategic use on low-level targets is devastating.
- Top Lane is recommended and good teammates to combo with are Alolan Ninetails (ice wall is amazing) and Zeraora (DPS is delicious).

Blastoise Strategy Guide

Go Top

Blastoise Strategy

Blastoise is a tank Pokemon & thus benefits when paired with a strong partner, particularly an Attacker. We recommend going top with the likes of Cinderace, Pikachu, Greninja, or any other attacker. However, Blastoise is crucial for teamfights so make sure to rotate bottom for the Drednaw fight at 7 minutes!

Early Game (Lv 1~) Strategy

Bide Your Team & Farm

Blastoise's early days as Squirtle can be a bit rough. You will be very weak until you reach your level 5 power spike, so try to stick with your partner and last hit. Don't overcommit by jumping into the enemy with Skull Bash, as that can cause you to waste your Eject Button.

Use Water Gun To Prevent Scoring

Water Gun has a knockback effect to it - this is key for interrupting Pokemon that try to go for early goals to stack up their Attack Weight or Sp. Atk Specs.

Mid Game (Lv 5~) Strategy

Blastoise Strategy

At level 5 you'll get a bit of a power spike in the form of Hydro Pump and Water Spout. Although both moves have their use, we feel that Hydro Pump usually wins out in most cases, due to its powerful displacement abilities.

Hydro Pump
Hydro PumpHydro PumpRanged
Has the user attack by blasting out a huge volume of water, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and shoving them when it hits.
Cooldown: 8.5 seconds
Damage: 2397
Water Spout
Water SpoutWater SpoutArea
Spouts water toward the designated location, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon in the area of effect for a short time.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Damage: 2214

Note About Hydro Pump

Lowest damage799
Mid-range damage1598
Highest damage2397

From the tests we've ran so far, it seems that Hydro Pump deals more or less damage depending on the range at which it strikes. Basically, the closer you are the more damage it will deal. It seems to have 3 possible damage ranges. Check out the button below for video examples of these ranges.

See Detailed Info Here

Lowest Damage

Damage at 15799

Hydro Pump will do its lowest (799) damage when only the very tip of the ability hits the target.

Mid Damage

Damage at 151598

Mid-level damage occurs after the tip until about halfway down the range of the move.

Max Damage

Damage at 152397

Max damage occurs when you are very close to your target.

Late Game (Lv 7~) Strategy

Blastoise really starts to shine once it gets access to its second upgraded move at level 7. In most cases, we recommend Surf as your second move, but there are a variety of possible builds you can experiment with.

If you choose Rapid Spin, make sure to read up on the different interactions it has with other moves listed below!

Hydro Pump + Surf Build

This build will let you push around foes like no other. You'll be able to ride on the wave you create, while also shoving opponents away. In hectic teamfights, this will allow you to reposition enemies so your allies can dispatch them easier.

Water Spout + Rapid Spin Build

Rapid Spin will alter the effects of your other moves, causing them to deal AoE damage coming from Blastoise's shell. This is a good way to deal more spread out damage to a whole team, but your overall single target damage will go down, so be careful.

Hold Water Sprout Down While Spinning

When in Rapid Spin, make sure you hold down your Water Spout button! Tapping it just once will stop the ability, but holding it down will let you channel it for a longer duration, dealing much more damage.

Hydro Pump + Rapid Spin

The effect of Hydro Pump will change when used in conjunction with Rapid Spin. You will now spray water around you, though you will retain the knockback effect. Like Water Sprout, this move's cooldown will be reset once you enter Rapid Spin. Unlike Water Sprout, however, you can't hold this move down while spinning!

Unite Move Usage

Blastoise's Unite Move is an absolute powerhouse, dealing significant damage and throwing all Pokemon in the area. It is absolutely perfect for teamfights that occur around Zapdos and Drednaw, so you'll always want to make sure it's up for those occasions.

Boosted Autos Reduce Move Cooldowns

When Blastoise uses its powerful 3rd "boosted" basic attack, it will reduce the cooldown on its main abilities by about one second. This is a bit of hidden information that the game doesn't immediately tell you, but is very crucial for maximizing your play. Note that you don't even need to hit a target to trigger the cooldown reduction!

Blastoise - Timing Specific Guide

What To Do At Every Stage Of The Game

This section will teach you specific Wild Pokemon kill orders, as well as exactly what to do at various stages of the game. The timing guidelines here are for builds that use the middle lane.

10:00~8:50

If the middle lane is a desert, the locations of ③ and ④ are switched.
▶ Remoat Stadium Guide

Mid-Lane Sequence 1
Target Level5
Tasks① Get Water Gun as your first move
② Defeat Lillipup
③ KO Ludicolo to get the buff
④ KO Bouffalant to get the buff
⑤ Clear the 2 Corphishes
⑥ Go to the bottom lane

Both Water Gun and Skull Bash inflict disables. You can use this to interrupt and prevent the stun attacks of both Ludicolo and Bouffalant to make farming them faster.

Jungle / Mid-Laner Guide

8:50~7:00

If the middle lane is a desert, the locations of ③ and ④ are switched.
▶ Remoat Stadium Guide

Mid-Lane Sequence 2
Target Level7
Tasks① Clear the 3 Combees and the Vespiquen
② Use Recall to go back to base
③ KO the newly respawned Ludicolo
④ KO the newly respawned Bouffalant
⑤ Eliminate the respawned 2 Corphishes
⑥ Go back to the bottom lane

As a level 5 Pokemon, Blastoise's attack power is still not that great. When contesting the Combees and the Vespiquen, play safe and don't overextend.

7:00~Before Defeating Drednaw

Target Level9
Tasks・ Use Hydro Pump or Water Spout to support allies from afar
・Use 1st move → Rapid Spin → while doing Rapid Spin redo your 1st move to deal significant damage
・ Use Hydro Typhoon and aim to last hit Drednaw while disabling enemy Pokemon

Use the Rapid Spin and 1st move combo to devastate the enemy team and control the flow of the fight. Make good use of these moves and you'll probably end up defeating Drednaw too. If you find it hard to win the fight, use your Unite Move Hydro Typhoon as your last ace to get the last hit.

Drednaw Guide

After Defeating Drednaw~The End

Target Level9~
Tasks・ Act as your team's frontliner and defend them from enemy attacks
・Use 1st move → Rapid Spin → while doing Rapid Spin redo your 1st move to deal significant damage
・ Use Hydro Typhoon and aim to last hit Drednaw or Zapdos while disabling enemy Pokemon

Once you reach level 9, you get to evolve to Blastoise and with it is a significant stat bump. As a Defender, go to the front lines and shield your teammates from enemy attacks. You can also make use of your Unite Move, Hydro Typhoon, to disable enemies for up to 2 seconds, enough time to change the course of a fight. Try to wait for the enemy team to gather around and use you Unite Move to win!

Zapdos Guide

Blastoise Counters

Pokemon Blastoise Is Weak Against

How To Play Against Blastoise

・ Stay at range at all times - do not let it get close to you.
・ Avoid tight corners where it can easily trap and burst you down with Rapid Spin/Water Spout.
・ Try to bully it around in lane while it's still Squirtle. Keep it at low exp for the first Drednaw fight.
・ Don't stack during teamfights - assume it always has its Unite Move up if you're unsure.

Best Matchups For Blastoise

Pokemon Blastoise Is Strong Against

Best Teammates For Blastoise

Blastoise Moves & Unite Move

Basic Attack & Passive

Basic Attack
Basic AttackRange: Long
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing continual damage and decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time when it hits.
Passive
()Torrent
When the Pokemon is at half HP or less, its Attack and Sp. Atk are increased.

Level 1 or 3 Moves (Choose Order)

Water GunWater Gun Ranged
Attacks with a shot of water, shoving opposing Pokemon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Damage: 595
Skull BashSkull Bash Dash
Fiercely rams an opposing Pokemon and leaves it unable to act.
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Damage: 362

Level 5 Moves (Choose One)

Hydro PumpHydro PumpRanged
Has the user attack by blasting out a huge volume of water, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and shoving them when it hits.
Cooldown: 8.5 seconds
Damage: 2397
Water SpoutWater SpoutArea
Spouts water toward the designated location, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon in the area of effect for a short time.
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Damage: 2214

Level 7 Moves (Choose One)

SurfSurfDash
Has the user charge forward on a wave, shoving opposing Pokemon and leaving them unable to act. The user becomes immune to hindrances while using this move and can jump in a designated direction once this move ends.
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Damage: 1567
Rapid SpinRapid SpinBuff
Has the user spin rapidly, changing the mechanics of its basic attacks as well as its Hydro Pump and Water Spout moves.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Damage: 2680

Unite Move (Level 9)

Hydro TyphoonHydro TyphoonHindrance
Has the user spout water to attack while spinning, throwing opposing Pokemon in a large area. This also grants the user a shield.
Cooldown: 1 seconds
Damage: 3368
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