Blastoise, known in Japan as Kamex , is a Water-type Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, it first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels, later appearing in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated and printed adaptations of the franchise. It's known as the Shellfish Pokémon. It is the final evolution of Squirtle and the evolved form of Wartortle. Its English name is based on the word "Blast", referring to its water-cannons, while its Japanese name is a combination of words 亀 kame (tortoise) and マックス max (maximum). Blastoise, along with the other starter Pokémon, was also in the first Pokémon movie.