You’ll find Blastoise’s Mega Stone (Blastoisinite) in the top right corner of the front deck of the S.S. Tidal. But before you can board this ship you’ll need the S.S. Ticket, which you get after finishing the Delta Episode.
Once you have the ticket, you can access the previously-inaccessible S.S. Tidal and get your Mega Stone.
Blastoisinite Location (Step-by-Step)
Some Mega Stones, such as Blastoise’s Mega Stone, are only available after completing the Delta Episode. This is a mission available after becoming the Hoenn League Champion.
After finishing the Delta Episode, Norman (the player’s father) will give you the S.S. Ticket in Littleroot Town. You can use this ticket to board the S.S. Tidal and get your Mega Stone.
So to get started, just Fly to a nearby harbor in either Slateport or Lilycove City.
Step 1: Present your ticket to the attendant in the Harbor and select the opposite harbor destination, depending on which harbor you’re in. So basically:
- Choose Lilycove City if you are departing from Slateport Harbor
- Choose Slateport City if you are departing from Lilycove Harbor
Step 2: Once you’re on the S.S. Tidal, proceed down the hallway on the left.
Step 3: Eventually you’ll trigger a cutscene between Mr. Briney and Drake (if this is your first time here).
After that, continue westward.
Step 4: Exit the hallway on the far western side – this will bring you out to the deck of the ship.
Step 5: On the deck, interact with the sparking object in the top north corner to obtain the Blastoisinite.
Is Mega Blastoise Worth Using?
Although Mega Blastoise may not be the most meta-defining Mega Evolution in the competitive scene, it’s still worth using. Especially if you’re only using it in a single-player playthrough of OR/AS.
It serves a unique role as an offensive Rapid Spinner, utilizing Mega Launcher to inflict significant damage while clearing entry hazards with Rapid Spin. However, lacking any recovery moves as a tank makes it susceptible to being worn down over time.
The Blastoisinite will boost Blastoise’s base stats and temporarily change its ability. Mega Blastoise’s new ability is Mega Launcher, which boosts the user’s aura and pulse moves by 50%.
Here’s a list of all the aura and pulse moves that Mega Blastoise can learn:
|Aura Sphere||Fighting||80||–||Cannot miss|
|Dark Pulse||Dark||80||100||20% chance to cause the target to flinch|
|Water Pulse||Water||60||100||20% chance of confusing the target|
And if you want to use Mega Blastoise in your party, consider the following pros & cons:
- Boasts well-rounded stats. Mega Blastoise has a powerful base Special Attack of 135 and impressive defensive stats, allowing it to deal heavy damage while also having the ability to tank hits.
- Mega Blastoise fills the niche role of an offensive Rapid Spinner. Mega Blastoise is not limited to only dealing damage; it can also effectively remove common entry hazards such as Stealth Rock with Rapid Spin.
- Access to a wide variety of coverage moves. The addition of Mega Launcher has expanded Blastoise’s movepool, allowing it to learn great coverage moves such as Aura Sphere, Dark Pulse, and Dragon Pulse.
- Mega Launcher is a fantastic ability. Aura Sphere, Dark Pulse, and Dragon Pulse become incredibly powerful when used with Mega Launcher, effectively giving them a Same-type Attack Bonus (STAB) boost.
- It possesses a below average Speed stat. Even after Mega Evolving, Blastoise’s base Speed of 78 remains the same. Hence, it usually needs to take a hit before counterattacking.
- Lacks reliable recovery moves. Despite its ability to tank hits, Mega Blastoise has no reliable recovery options except for Rest, which is generally not recommended.
- Vulnerable to Status moves. Mega Blastoise’s vulnerability to status conditions like Will-O-Wisp or Toxic is amplified by its lack of recovery moves. This makes it an easier target for opponents to stall it out.