Pokémon UNITE Blastoise Build: Best Items and Moveset

With Blastoise having finally arrived in Pokémon UNITE, many discuss the best possible build for the Pokemon. The inclusion is an early addition to the meta and completes the three starter evolutions from the original Pokemon games. We're here to walk you through the best way to use the big blue Mon in battle so you can take to the arena with confidence.

Strategy and Setup – Blastoise Build

It's no real surprise that Blastoise ends up in the Defender category, so the former Squirtle Squad member will be able to tank hits with relative ease. However, that's not to say it doesn't pack a punch, and with the Torrent useful ability carried over from the mainline games, this Water-type receives a Special Attack boost at less than 50% health. These traits make Blastoise as annoying a wall as Snorlax, and his early community rankings make him one of the best defensive options in the game.

In terms of strategy, Blastoise is a good choice to support attackers due to its attack wall nature. Pair it up with someone's Pikachu or Cinderace, and you should at least be competitive on the upper flank. He's also instrumental in Team Assaults, so bring him into the fray for any Drednaw or Zapdos attacks, as his powerful Unite Move Hydro Typhoon will knock enemies back and provide a temporary shield.


  • water spout – Shoot water towards your opponent and decrease their movement speed while inflicting damage.
  • Hydraulic pump - Keep opponents at bay with Blastoise's cannon crowd control. This attack hurls water at the opponent, dealing damage and preventing them from moving towards you.
  • Quick spin – Increase the power of your Hyrdo Pump, Quick Spin, and Basic Attacks with this move. At level 13, this move receives an upgrade and you will take minor damage from spinning your enemies into submission.


  • buddy barrier – Provides HP boosts for yourself and surrounding allies when your Unite Move is activated.
  • Focus band – Restores health when your Pokemon has dropped below a certain threshold.
  • Wise glasses – Increases your special attack for an even stronger hydraulic pump.


  • Eject button – Quickly get to safety by dashing in a selected direction with this item.

We have plenty of other guides for the best Pokémon UNITE builds, so be sure to check them out.

Pokémon UNITE is available now on Nintendo Switch and will be released for mobile devices later this month.

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