Get ready to make a big splash in Pokémon UNITE, as Blastoise is now available to join your team. This popular Pokémon is a Ranged Defender, and it's sure to provide some useful support for your squad. This Pokémon begins each match as Squirtle, but it will evolve into Wartortle at Lv. 5 and Blastoise at Lv. 9. You can even make your Blastoise look positively fancy with its Fashionable Style Holowear.
Blastoise's basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing continual damage and decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when it hits. Blastoise's Ability, Torrent, causes its Attack and Sp. Atk to increase when the Pokémon is at half HP or less. Now, let's look at Blastoise's available moves.
At Lv. 1 and Lv. 3, Squirtle can learn Water Gun and Skull Bash. Water Gun is a ranged attack that hits opponents with a shot of water, shoving them back and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. Skull Bash, on the other hand, is a dash attack in which Squirtle fiercely rams an opposing Pokémon and temporarily leaves it unable to act.
When Squirtle reaches Lv. 5, Water Gun can be upgraded into one of two moves. Hydro Pump is a ranged attack in which Squirtle blasts out a huge volume of water, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and shoving them when it hits. The move can be further upgraded to increase the damage it deals. Water Spout is an area attack in which Squirtle sprays water toward a designated location, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokémon in the area of effect for a short time. Like Hydro Pump, it can be upgraded to increase its damage.
By Lv. 7, Squirtle will have already evolved into Wartortle, and you'll be able to upgrade Skull Bash into one of two moves. Surf is a dash attack that has Wartortle charge forward on a wave, shoving opposing Pokémon and leaving them unable to act for a short time. Wartortle becomes immune to hindrances while using this move and can jump in a designated direction once this move ends. You can even upgrade Surf to grant Wartortle a shield when the move hits. Rapid Spin is a self-buff move that causes Wartortle to spin rapidly, changing the mechanics of its basic attacks as well as its Hydro Pump and Water Spout moves. An upgrade to Rapid Spin reduces the damage Wartortle receives while using it.
Blastoise's Unite Move, Hydro Typhoon
To inflict some real damage, take advantage of Blastoise's Unite Move, Hydro Typhoon, which it learns at Lv. 9. This area attack has Blastoise spout water in all directions while it spins. Any opposing Pokémon caught in the attack's large area of effect will be thrown. The move also grants Blastoise a shield to protect it from incoming attacks.
Blastoise is ready to shell out some punishment and defend your team. You can surf on over to the Unite Battle Committee shop and get Blastoise's Unite license now.
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