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May's Wartortle

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May's Wartortle
ハルカのカメール Haruka's Kameil
Poké Ball
May Wartortle.png
May's Wartortle
Debuts in The Right Place and the Right Mime
Caught at Pallet Town
Evolves in Prior to Staging a Heroes Welcome
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
Squirtle Wartortle
This Pokémon spent between 59 and 135 episodes as Squirtle.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Squirtle Tomoe Hanba Eric Stuart
Michele Knotz
As Wartortle Katsuyuki Konishi Craig Blair

May's Wartortle (Japanese: ハルカのカメール Haruka's Kameil) was the first Pokémon obtained by May in Kanto, and her sixth overall.


Advanced Generation series

After leaving her Beautifly and her Skitty in Hoenn, she met up with Ash in Pallet Town, where one of Professor Oak's Squirtle took a liking to her. When it did not want to go in Professor Oak's Poké Ball, he allowed it to travel with May, so it went in her Poké Ball instead.

May quickly introduced it to Pokémon Contests, where it adapted well. It was first used in the Battle Stage of the Saffron Contest, defeating Harley's Ariados, which was its first major accomplishment on May's team. It also managed to defeat Drew's Flygon in the Kanto Grand Festival with the help of May's Combusken, yet another of its many feats.

In Harley Rides Again, Squirtle was used in the first round of the Wisteria Contest. Its performance started with it using Rapid Spin to spin across the stage rapidly. It proceeded with a Bubble attack, making a spiral of bubbles while still spinning around. After that, it used its Ice Beam to destroy the bubbles and create a frozen fountain. It received positive reviews from all three judges, advancing May to the Contest Battles.

Diamond & Pearl series

It was assumed that this Pokémon continued to remain on May's team, traveling with her through Johto. Squirtle evolved in time to enter the Wallace Cup with May in Staging a Heroes' Welcome! May used Wartortle in the Performance Stage.

Personality and characteristics

May and Wartortle in the Wallace Cup

May's Squirtle is distinct from Ash's Squirtle, as it is much younger and smaller, mainly because it was intended to be a starter Pokémon. Squirtle started out relatively shy and was a bit of a crybaby. It has considerably grown since its first appearance, crying less and competing in more Contests. As a Wartortle, it showed a more boisterous attitude with no signs of the tears that defined it as a Squirtle.

Moves used

May Wartortle Rapid Spin.png
Using Rapid Spin
May Squirtle Bubble.png
Using Bubble
as a Squirtle
Move First Used In
Bubble Hooked on Onix
Tackle On Cloud Arcanine
Water Gun On Cloud Arcanine
Ice Beam The Saffron Con
Rapid Spin  On Olden Pond
Withdraw Curbing the Crimson Tide!
Aqua Tail  Staging a Heroes Welcome
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Water and Fire Whirlwind


  • Wartortle is May's only Pokémon that is mid-way through its evolution line. All her other Pokémon are at their first or final stage, with all but Glaceon having evolved twice.
  • Between them, Ash, May and Gary own the entire Squirtle line (Ash has Squirtle, May has Wartortle, and Gary has Blastoise).

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Squirtle and Wartortle.

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