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Best Pokemon Unite Blastoise Build: Moveset, Held Items & Stats

Published: 1/Sep/2021 9:49

by Brent Koepp

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The Kanto starter is one of the strongest Defenders in the TiMi Studios MOBA with the right Held Items and moveset. Here is the best Pokemon Unite Blastoise build that will have you stunning enemies while defending your teammates with ease.

In Pokemon Unite, the Defender role consists of fighters who are meant to protect teammates. Kanto’s Blastoise is the latest to join the group and is packed with moves to stun and disrupt opponents in the TiMi Studios MOBA.

The popular Squirtle evolution uses its tanky defensive shell to absorb damage while using its torrent of water attacks to leave enemies paralyzed. This guide will take a look at the best Pokemon Unite Blastoise moveset for the free-to-play multiplayer.

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Pokemon Unite Blastoise stats
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The Gen I Water-type starter has finally arrived in Pokemon Unite.

Best Blastoise build Pokemon Unite

From Held Items to the best abilities that make up its moveset, here is everything you need to know about turning Blastoise into one of the most disruptive Defenders in Pokemon Unite.

Pokemon Unite Blastoise moveset

Move Unlocked At Upgrade Level
Pokemon Unite Blastoise Water Gun ability icon Water Gun (Ranged) Level 1 Level 4
Pokemon Unite Blastoise Hydro Pump ability icon Hydro Pump (Ranged) Level 5 Level 11: The move’s damage is increased.
Pokemon Unite Blastoise Surf ability icon Surf (Dash) Level 7 Level 13: Blastoise gets a shield when this move hits.
Pokemon Unite Blastoise Unite ability Hydro Typhoon icon Hydro Typhoon (UNITE Move) Level 9

At the beginning of the match, Trainers should choose Water Gun first as it acts as a strong ranged attack to keep enemies at a distance. Once in your lane, you can use it to hit opposing players as the move also decreases their speed. This is great for slowing down escape attempts. The second move you will get is Skull Bash which paralyzes anyone that it hits. Using these two abilities back to back is a deadly combination.

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When Squirtle evolves into Wartortle at Level 5, we recommend choosing Hydro Pump. This powerful attack not only dishes out a large amount of damage, but it also has a Shove status effect which can be used to knock players off your goal zone. The move can be used both for interrupting goals, as well shoving players around in team fights. Hydro Pump can even be used to snipe min-bosses such as Drednaw or Zapdos.

After hitting level 7, make sure to choose Surf as your final ability. Just like Slowbro, the move will act as a form of crowd control. You will use the move to dive into groups of enemies to shove and disrupt them. The upgraded version at level 13 also gives you a shield, making Blastoise an even tankier defense.

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In the late game, players should be using the upgraded version of Surf to crash into team fights such as Zapdos, before popping off its Unite move Hydro Typhoon.

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Best Blastoise Pokemon Unite Held Items

Held Item What it Does Max Stat Boosts
Buddy Barrier Buddy Barrier When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that ‘mon and the nearby ally with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 40% of their max HP. HP + 600
Focus Band Focus Band When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost. Def + 30
Sp. Def + 30
muscle band Muscle Band When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased 3% of the opposing Pokemon’s remaining HP. Attack + 15
Basic Attack Speed +7.5%
  • Buddy Barrier: Buddy Barrier has perfect synergy with Blastoise’s Unite move, Hydro Typhoon, as it gives the Pokemon multiple shields that stack. The Held Item also grants the Defender 600 HP at max level, truly making the Kanto starter a tank.
  • Focus Band: Because Blastoise will be diving into enemies regularly with its Surf ability, Focus Band will give the Defender enough extra survivability to escape each encounter. The add-on gives the tanky turtle that little extra HP to stay alive.
  • Muscle Band: Although the Water-type will mainly be used to stun and disrupt, Muscle Band will add extra damage to its Hydro Pump and Surf attacks. The Held Item will also give the Gen I character more power to its basic attack which really adds up over time.

Best Blastoise Battle Item Pokemon Unite

Battle Item What it Does Unlocked At
Pokemon Unite Battle Item Full Heal Full Heal Removes all status conditions and makes your Pokemon immune to hindrances for a short time. Trainer Level 14
Eject Button Eject Button Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated direction. Trainer Level 11
  • Full Heal: Because Blastoise will mainly be used for stunning and disrupting opposing team players, Full Heal can be used to protect you when diving into enemies. The Battle Item will ensure that you don’t get stunned and have your own moves interrupted.
  • Eject Button: The second item we recommend is Eject Button. Since Blastoise is a bulky Defender that will constantly be throwing itself into battle, Eject Button combined with Focus Band will allow you to escape and live to see another battle.

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Blastoise Pokemon Unite Stats

Level HP Attack Defense Special Attack Special Defense Speed
1 3225 150 100 50 70 3700
2 3319 152 107 75
3 3432 154 116 81
4 3568 157 126 88
5 4060 168 163 114
6 4256 172 178 124
7 4491 177 196 137
8 4773 183 217 152
9 5769 204 293 205
10 6175 214 324 227
11 6662 224 361 253
12 7247 238 405 284
13 7948 252 458 321
14 8790 270 522 366
15 9800 292 599 420

Pokemon Unite Blastoise Evolution Level

Trainers will have to work their way to the tanky turtle, as the Pokemon has three evolution stages. Squirtle evolves starting at level 5, with Wartortle evolving into Blastoise at Level 9.

Squirtle (Level 1) Wartortle (Level 5) Blastoise (Level 9)
Pokemon Unite Squirtle character model icon Pokemon Unite Wartortle Character Model Icon Pokemon Unite Blastoise Character Model Icon

How to unlock Blastoise in Pokemon Unite

Just like the other Pokemon in the game, Blastoise can only be playable once Trainers obtain a special License.

  • To unlock Blastoise in Pokemon Unite, you’ll need to purchase a Blastoise License from the Unite Battle Committee shop for either 460 Aeos Gems or 8,000 Aeos Coins.
  • Once in a match, players will first start out as Squirtle. Utilize its Water Gun and Hydro Pump abilities to quickly gain XP from neutral enemies and opposing players. Wartortle will evolve into Blastoise once hitting level 9.

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For more tips and tricks on becoming the ultimate Pokemon Unite player, check out our guides below:

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