Blastoise nicknames

a giant turtle with water cannons on its back

Blastoise was introduced in Generation 1 with a Water typing and a Gigantamax form so there’s plenty of inspiration for a nickname.

Let’s look at some info on Blastoise and suggested nicknames.


Blastoise is a giant turtle with water cannons on its back. And half of its name is tortoise. And blast. While it’s the final evolution of Squirtle, it may have been a standalone Pokémon with no connection to Squirtle or Wartotle.

There was early concept art for a Pokémon called “Karabajio” which looked a helluva lot like Blastoise but without the water cannons (or maybe they were tucked in, we’ll never know). The name looked like a play on Caravaggio as an homage to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles using famous Renassiance artists for their names.


My methodology for nicknames is as follows:

  • I rank nicknames by lettered tiers: S, A, B, C, and D. S is the best and D is the worst.
  • I may use generative AI for inspiration. I’ll always mark these nicknames with an asterisk (*) but they’ll always be amended where necessary
  • I’ll usually list my inspiration for a nickname so you know where they came from

With all that said, let’s look at those Blastoise nicknames!


  • Torrent
  • Karabajio
  • Flo
  • Rent’s Dew


  • Leonardo/Raphael/Donatello/Michelangelo/Caravaggio
  • SprayCharles
  • Shellshocker
  • Nick Cannon
  • Bubba
  • Busta
  • Heavy B
  • Rainer
  • CharginChuck
  • King Koopa


  • Tidal
  • Hydro
  • Marina
  • Shelby
  • Wade
  • Geyser
  • Tank
  • Gabagool


  • Deluge
  • Neptune
  • Coral

Do you have a favourite Blastoise nickname or have a suggestion of your own? If you like any of my nicknames or want to suggest one of your own, head over to the contact me link on the left and email me your suggestion!