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Pokemon of the Week RS: Blastoise

by Eraleas

Blastoise artwork

General info

Type
Water
Ability
Torrent (Water moves are multiplied by 1.5 when HP are below 1/3rd)
Base Stats
  • HP: 79
  • Attack: 83
  • Defense: 100
  • Speed: 78
  • Special Attack: 85
  • Special Defense: 105
Description

As one of the Fire Red and Leaf Green starters, Blastoise cannot be too bad; he has very high defenses which make him an ideal Tank for your team. He could have a better Special Attack stat to be called a Special Sweeper but still has a Special Attack of 85 which can give it the power to inflict some serious damage. He isn’t too fast but not too slow either. In overall, a good Pokémon with a variable moveset.

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Role: Tank

Item Held
Leftovers
Nature
Calm (+Special Defense –Attack)/Bold (+Defense –Attack)
Effort Points
6 HP, 252 Defense, 252 Special Defense
Moveset
  • Surf
  • Rest/Refresh
  • Yawn/ Haze
  • Mirror Coat/Toxic/Yawn

Strategy

It isn’t a standard set; it completely depends on what you want to have. Prefer Surf over Hydro Pump since it is more accurate and has more Power Points. Pick either Rest or Refresh to get rid of status conditions. Rest will also recover your Hit Points and Leftovers will protect you will asleep. Pick either Haze or Yawn to pseudohaze the opponent (since he might probably switch to avoid falling asleep). Finally, Mirror Coat to get rid of those Grass and Electric types who come out and blast you with their forces (you’ll probably survive the hit so get them back!). If you dislike Mirror Coat make your choice between Toxic or Yawn (if you don’t have it already).

Egg Moves

These are the moves Squirtle can learn through breeding with Pokémon of the Monster and/or Water I Egg Group, and the Pokémon it can get them from.

Haze
Wooper/Quagsire or Surskit/Masquerain
Flail
Feebas/Milotic
Mist
Lapras, Wooper/Quagsire, Lotad/Lombre/Ludicolo, Wingull/Pelipper or Surskit/Masquerain
Mirror Coat
Corsola
Foresight
Mudkip/Marshtomp/Swampert
Refresh
Lickitung, Corsola or Milotic
Mud Sport
Mudkip/Marshtomp/Swampert or Relicanth
Yawn
Slowpoke/Slowbro/Slowking, Snorlax, Wooper/Quagsire, Relicanth

Training Grounds

This section is to advise you on the areas in which you can train for the acquisition of the Effort Points presented above. It is recommended you use 10 vitamins on the stat you desire to raise. Do not use vitamins on stats that require less than 100 Effort Points. Equip the Macho Brace on your Pokémon to speed up the process even more.

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
HP
Rusturf Tunner [Wishmur +1]
Defense
Any Diving Route [Clamperl +1]
Granite Cave [Aron +1]
Victory Road 1F, B1F, B2F [Lairon +2]
Mt. Pyre [Duskull +1] (Ruby mainly)
Special Defense
Route 114 [Lotad +1] [Lombre +2] (Sapphire only)
Mt. Pyre [Duskull +1] (Ruby mainly)
Any Sea Route [Tentacool +1] [Tentacruel +2]
Fire Red/Leaf Green
HP
Viridian Forest [Caterpie +1]
Defense
Viridian Forest [Metapod +2] [Kakuna +2]
Special Defense
Any Sea Route [Tentacool +1] [Tentacruel +2]

Contests

Item Held
Pink Scarf
Contest Moveset 1
Yawn [Cute]
Rest [Cute]
Tail Whip [Cute]
Water Gun [Cute]
Item Held
Blue Scarf
Contest Moveset 2
Rain Dance [Tough]
Hydro Pump [Beauty]
Surf [Beauty]
Dive [Beauty]

The Squirtle family is clearly not too suited for contests since its moves do not give away too many appeal points. However, 2 different Contest movesets are viable; a Cute and a Beauty one. When using the Cute Contest moveset, be sure to take advantage of the Yawn+Rest combo. In case you need more appeal points, use Water Gun and make use of Tail Whip when you are the last to appeal. Now, if you decide to use the Beauty Contest moveset, use either the Surf+Dive combo or the Rain Dance+Hydro Pump combo; the first one is based on pure luck since Surf’s appeal depends on the previous appeal and the second one simply has Rain Dance which isn’t a Beauty type move. Since the sets and the choices are not standard, I cannot guide you precisely; you’ll have to figure out the way to victory all by yourselves!

Useful Links: If you are not familiar with game language used above, read through the
Stats & Training Guide, the Team Building Guide and the Egg Group Guide. More guides shall be added soon to help you out. If you have suggestions on additional movesets for either Battles or Contests, please post them in the Comments section. I will then evaluate them and probably add some of them, giving you credit.

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