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Wartortle (Pokémon)

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カメール Kameil
Artwork from FR/LG
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Turtle Pokémon
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
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1 m
49.6 lbs.
22.5 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Monster and
Water 1 groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 143 Battle Exp.: 1431*

Wartortle (Japanese: カメール Kameil) is a Water-type Pokémon.

Wartortle comes with the Ability Torrent, which increases the power of Water-type attacks by 50% once the Pokémon has less than one-third of its maximum HP.

Wartortle evolves from Squirtle starting at Level 16, then evolves into Blastoise starting at Level 36.



Gender differences


Special abilities



Wartortle can be found living on island beaches near the ocean, but their prefered habitat seems to be freshwater ponds and lakes.


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In the anime

Wartortle first appearance was during EP060.

Gary Oak had a Wartortle that he received as a Squirtle from Professor Oak; it eventually evolved into a Blastoise.

A Wartortle was owned by a teenager named Jimmy in AG092. The Wartortle evolved into a Blastoise to free itself and Jimmy's Ivysaur and Charmeleon from Team Rocket.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Blue had a Wartortle, which had evolved from a Squirtle she stole from Professor Oak. It has since evolved into Blastoise.

In the TCG

Four Wartortle cards have been released.

Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex
Pokémon Red and Blue Often hides in water to stalk unwary prey. For swimming fast, it moves its ears to maintain balance.
Pokémon Pinball
Pokémon Trading Card Game Base Set
Base Set 2
Legendary Collection
Team Rocket A Pokémon with a negative attitude, it hides in its shell whenever it's in good mood - which is often.
Pokémon Yellow When tapped, this Pokémon will pull in its head, but its tail will still stick out a little bit.
Pokémon Stadium The tail is covered with a rich fur. It stores air in the fur before taking extended dives underwater.
Pokémon Gold It is recognized as a symbol of longevity. If its shell has algae on it, that Wartortle is very old.
Pokémon Stadium 2
Pokémon Silver It cleverly controls its furry ears and tail to maintain its balance while swimming.
Pokémon Crystal Its long, furry tail is a symbol of longevity, making it quite popular among older people.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Its tail is large and covered with a rich, thick fur. The tail becomes increasingly deeper in color as Wartortle ages. The scratches on its shell are evidence of this Pokémon's toughness as a battler.
Pokémon Emerald Its large tail is covered with rich, thick fur that deepens in color with age. The scratches on its shell are evidence of this Pokémon's toughness in battle.
Pokémon FireRed This Pokémon is very popular as a pet. Its fur-covered tail is a symbol of its longevity.
Pokémon LeafGreen It often hides in water to stalk unwary prey. For fast swimming, it moves its ears to maintain balance.

Game locations

Game Rarity Location
Pokémon Red and Blue None Evolve Squirtle
Pokémon Yellow None Evolve Squirtle
Pokémon Gold and Silver None
Pokémon Crystal None
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire None
Pokémon Emerald None
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen None Evolve Squirtle
Pokémon Colosseum None
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness None
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl None

In side games

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 59
119 - 166 228 - 322
Attack: 63
61 - 126 117 - 247
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Total: 405   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 65.

Type effectiveness

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By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Previous Tackle
Tail Whip
Water Gun
Tail Whip
Water Gun
Tail Whip
Water Gun
Tail Whip
Water Gun
16       Bite
19   Bite Bite  
20       Rapid Spin
24 Bite     Protect
25   Rapid Spin Rapid Spin  
28       Water Pulse
31 Withdraw Protect Protect  
32       Aqua Tail
36       Skull Bash
37   Rain Dance Rain Dance  
39 Skull Bash      
40       Rain Dance
44       Hydro Pump
45   Skull Bash Skull Bash  
47 Hydro Pump      
53   Hydro Pump Hydro Pump  


Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02 Headbutt
TM03 Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM04 Rollout
TM05 Mega Kick
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07 Hail Hail
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash
TM09 Take Down
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam
TM12 Water Gun
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM16 Icy Wind
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss
TM20 Rage Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM23 Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM27 Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig Dig
TM31 Mimic Mud-Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect Ice Punch
TM34 Bide Swagger
TM35 Sleep Talk
TM39 Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash Defense Curl
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM50 Substitute
TM55 Tide
TM56 Hurl
TM58 Endure
TM74 Gyro Ball
TM78 Entice
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Nature Blessing
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM03 Surf Surf Surf Surf
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM06 Whirlpool Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM07 Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall
HM08 Dive

By breeding

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald Only:


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Its design appears to be a stylized turtle.

Name origin

Wartortle's name is a combination of war, tortoise, and turtle. The kame in Kameil comes from the Japanese word for tortoise/turtle, 亀, and may be a combination of 亀+テール kame+"tail". It is also a corruption of 噛める kameru, to be able to bite.

In other languages

  • German: Schillok
  • French: Carabaffe
  • Korean: 어니부기 Eonibugi
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 卡咪龟 Ka Me Gui
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 卡美龟 Ka Míi Gui

Related articles

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