Pokemon Analysis: Blastoise

by Eric ~ November 3rd, 2013.

BlastoiseHello guys! Today I have a nice little article for you guys! This article will cover both competitive sides of Pokemon. However, I need to go over something pretty important to the future of this website.

I do understand that we have gotten a shout out from both the Deck Out and SixPrizes. I believe we can scratch off the Deck Out off the list, unfortunately. It looks like Esa took down the domain. I believe we can “replace” the Deck Out as your #2 source for Pokemon tcg. (SixPrizes for the win!)

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Although some of our writers are new, still tell your friends about this website! I cannot force you, only beg. Now anyways, moving on…

FOR NOOBIES ONLY

TCG

Blastoise, the energy machine. Surprisingly, most Blastoise cards have to do with a fat retreat cost, and energy. If you guys are new, then this deck is used in the very popular Blastoise/Keldeo/Black Kyrem. Let’s take a good ‘ol look at this amazing deck.

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3 Keldeo EX
3 Squirtle
1 Wartortle
3 Blastoise
3 Black Kyrem EX BRC

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4 Professor Juniper
3 N
4 Skyla
11 Supporters

4 Superior Energy Retrieval
4 Pokemon Catcher
4 Ultra Ball
3 Heavy Ball
1 Dowsing Machine/Computer Search/Scramble Switch
15 Items

3 Tropical Beach/Pokemon Center

Energy
10 Water
6 Electric

This deck is very good and cheap, so I believe the average noob should start with this deck.

When maneuvering this deck, you need to make sure to load up Keldeo with Blastoise and sweep with Black Kyrem. Only use Blastoise in an emergency.

FOR VGC PLAYERS ONLY

VGC

Blastoise is a big boss. I believe it should be trained as an attacking wall. Max out the Special Attack and Special Defense stat and put the rest on the Special Defense.

The moves should be Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Dig, and Rain Dance. Let’s get on with the why part.

Hydro Pump

This is the most obvious choice for Blastoise. It is extremely powerful, especially with Rain Dance.

Rain Dance

This guy gets the team set up. Always start with a Rain Dance or Hydro Pump.

Dig and Ice Beam

These guys are the type counters. Whenever a Zapados comes, Ice Beam can stop it. When any electric type comes, Dig stops it. It’s nothing but common sense.

This isn’t the only way! Here are some suggestions:
Hydro Cannon
Toxic
Split attack and special attack EVs
Withdraw

Alright, that was the article! My question to you guys is, what do you think about my new idea to add VGC tips, too? Remember to tell your friends and league about this website! Peace!

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  • Jeff C

    I think it’s good to add VGC comments. I don’t play it but I am sure there are many others that appreciate it..

    Also, do you think playing Catchers in the TGC version is still worth it with the new rules on making it a flip card now? I hate using those type of cards and would appreciate your take on what would be good replacements. Maybe some Escape Rope, Super Rod, additional supporters?…

  • Alex

    no offense, but that is one of the worst blastoise lists ive ever seen.

  • Alex

    it has 3 squirtles, 11 suporters, and 0 rare candies

  • Plus Four

    If you are serious about improving the standing & reputation of this blog then you really need to tackle 2 fundamental issues – higher article count & article quality.

    To be honest this article is quite poor & too short and you should aim for a minimum of an article a day.

    Tough targets but you say you want to be one of the best!