Blastoise is one of the easier rank 4 Raid Bosses, but it does require some attention. It is not soloable and it will take at least 3-4 Trainers with high CP and high HP Pokemon that benefit from SE moves against Blastoise. Do note that most good Blastoise counters have low HP and required dodging specials at least.
Blastoise Boss CP is 24162 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1309 (perfect IV).
Best Blastoise Raid counters
|Best attackers||Other options|
|Exeggutor||Bullet Seed||Solar Beam|
|Venusaur||Vine Whip||Solar Beam||Vileplume||Razor Leaf||Solar Beam|
|Lanturn||Charge Beam||Thunderbolt||Ampharos||Charge Beam||Zap Cannon|
Blastoise Raid Counters Explained
Before we go into deeper analysis, remember that Blastoise can’t be soloed. Before joining raid make sure you are using Pokémon with proper movesets. Blastoise takes Super Effective damage from electric and grass type Movesets, due to its water type.
The best Pokemon to fight Blastoise is Jolteon with Thunder Shock / Thunderbolt Moveset. Even though Jolteon is a glass cannon (low HP, high DPS), a few good dodges will help it deal significant damage with Thunderbolt. In general, we prefer both Thunderbolt and Discharge over Thunder (Jolteon’s third charge move), as it’s only 1 bar and thus very risky to use in Raids.
Both Electric and Grass Pokemon take reduced damage from Water type moves so they are best option to bring along in Blastoise Raid.
- Raichu with Spark/ Wild Charge
- Meganium with Vine Whip/ Solar Beam
- Victreebel with Razor Leaf/ Solar Beam
- Magneton with Spark/ Zap Cannon
- Electabuzz with Thunder Shock/ Thunderbolt
Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:
- Tangela with Vine Whip/ Solar Beam
- Machamp with Counter/ Dynamic Punch
- Electrode with Spark/ Discharge