Thursday, June 12

Ranking the Pokemon: #38- Blastoise

Quite possibly a distant relative of Bowser, Blastoise is one of the more popular Pokemon out there. But for that lazy design, as well as the fact that Blastoise's turrets only are used for one move (Hydro Pump, which I like less than Surf), it suffers a bit. The big blue beast was the final evolution of Squirtle, until GameFreak introduced a Mega Evolve feature, so now Blastoise can become Mega Blastoise using the Blastoisinite. I just...I don't even...

Anyway, Blastoise is interesting because its best stat is its Defense, which most Water-types do not often utilize. The rest of its stats all hover around average, but hey, there's no major weaknesses. And as the rapper Houston once said, "I like dat."

Blastoise is a pure Water-type; it doesn't have that dual Ice-type that most Waters do. Of course, that doesn't help give Blizzard STAB, but it does take away a few needless weaknesses. You'll definitely want to outfit Blastoise with Surf, and Earthquake isn't a bad call either, since Blasty can...blast...the earth...with its big butt...and cause...quakes...yeah. I think I wrapped that sentence up quite nicely, if I do say so myself. 

That last move is up to you--Submission can take care of any Normal-types you come across (or fellow Water-types that are also Icees). Alternatively, you can go full tank mode: Surf, Reflect, Double Team and Rest. Not only will you have absurdly high Defense, you'll be harder to hit, AND when your HP is low you can replenish it. I apologize in advance for the friends you'll probably lose if you pull out this method. But that's assuming anyone still plays original Pokemon games.

By the way...two fish were in a tank. One turns to the other and says "You man the guns. I'll drive."

Battling Grade: B+

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