Blastoise is one of the more difficult Tier 4 Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO. It is not soloable and it will take at least 4-5 Trainers with high CP and high HP Pokemon that benefit from SE moves against Blastoise. Blastoise Boss CP is 26291 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1409 (level 20, perfect IV, no weather boost) and 1761 (level 25, perfect iv, weather boosted).

Blastoise Raid Counters

Blastoise is a Water type Pokemon with weakness to Electric and Grass type attacks. Most Blastoise counters are strong Electric types that don’t have to be afraid of Blastoise’s Ice moves. During Sunny weather, Grass counters reign supreme.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 438.2s 13
2. Magnezone Spark Wild Charge 451.7s 13
3. Electivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 431.1s 17
4. Zapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 455.8s 16
5. Tangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam 492.3s 13
6. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Knot 462.1s 17
7. Luxray Spark Wild Charge 472.4s 18
8. Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 502.5s 15
9. Shaymin (Sky) Hidden Power Grass Knot 493.2s 16
10. Leafeon Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 504.8s 15
11. Sceptile Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant 476.6s 18
12. Mewtwo Confusion Thunderbolt 507.8s 17
13. Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Solar Beam 516.1s 15
14. Torterra Razor Leaf Frenzy Plant 497.7s 18
15. Meganium Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 548.8s 15
16. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Knot 480.3s 21
17. Latios Dragon Breath Solar Beam 546.7s 16
18. Jolteon Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 515.6s 19
19. Simisage Vine Whip Solar Beam 494.7s 20
20. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 607.3s 12
21. Groudon Mud Shot Solar Beam 539.6s 18
22. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 525.0s 18
23. Regigigas Hidden Power Giga Impact 579.9s 16
24. Zebstrika Spark Wild Charge 507.9s 21
25. Dialga Dragon Breath Thunder 616.3s 13
26. Porygon-Z Charge Beam Solar Beam 529.3s 20
27. Golem (Alola) Volt Switch Wild Charge 538.4s 19
28. Cacturne Sucker Punch Grass Knot 514.7s 21
29. Shaymin (Land) Hidden Power Grass Knot 611.7s 14
30. Victreebel Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 528.1s 21

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 with is Raikou with Thunder Shock / Wild Charge and Magnezone with the appropriate move set. Zapdos, Electivire, Luxray, Mewtwo, and Roserade are also all excellent choices. Both Electric and Grass Pokemon take reduced damage from Water-type moves so are even more-so, the best option to bring along to a Blastoise Raid.

Blastoise has access to the following moves:

Fast Charge
  • Water Gun Water
  • Bite Dark
  • Skull Bash Normal
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Flash Cannon Steel
  • Ice Beam Ice

The only reasonably dangerous move set is Ice Beam, as it deals super effective damage against Grass type counters and because Ice Beam has two bars, which results in frequent move activations. Ice Beam can be dodged, but it takes some practice to do so.