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Squirtle (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#008: Wartortle Wartortle
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Squirtle (disambiguation).
Squirtle
Tiny Turtle Pokémon
ゼニガメ
Zenigame
#007
Squirtle

Squirtle

Squirtle

Squirtle
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Squirtle

Mega Squirtle Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#007
Kanto
#237
Johto
#209
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#086
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-076
Fiore
R-011
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
66
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
63
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F007.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Squirtle (Japanese: ゼニガメ Zenigame) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Wartortle starting at level 16, which evolves into Blastoise starting at level 36.

Along with Bulbasaur and Charmander, Squirtle is one of three starter Pokémon of Kanto available at the beginning of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen.

Biology

In its shell

Squirtle is a small Pokémon that resembles a light blue turtle. While it typically walks on its two short legs, it has been shown to run on all fours in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It has large brown eyes and a slightly hooked upper lip. Each of its hands and feet have three pointed digits. The end of its long tail curls inward. Its body is encased by a tough shell that forms and hardens after birth. This shell is brown on the top, pale yellow on the bottom, and has a thick white ridge between the two halves.

Squirtle's shell is a useful tool. It can withdraw into the shell for protection or for sleeping, and its grooved, rounded shape helps to reduce water resistance when this Pokémon swims. Squirtle can spray foamy water from its mouth with great accuracy. Squirtle is scarce in the wild, although it can be found around small ponds and lakes. The anime has shown that it can be found living on secluded islands with other members of its evolutionary line.

In the anime

Squirtle in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Squirtle

The first real Squirtle appeared in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad. The Squirtle Squad were a gang of rogue Squirtle who were deserted by their Trainers. Ash befriended and captured their leader, while the rest of them became a firefighting group. Squirtle stayed with Ash until The Fire-ring Squad!, when it returned to the Squirtle Squad.

May's Squirtle

May received her own Squirtle from Professor Oak in The Right Place and the Right Mime. May's Squirtle was very young and timid, until evolving before Staging a Heroes Welcome.

Gary's Squirtle

Squirtle was mentioned in the first episode of the anime, Pokémon - I Choose You!, as one of the three starter Pokémon new Trainers in Pallet Town can choose from. Ash dreamed of owning one, and it was his first choice for his starter Pokémon. However, when he arrived at Oak's lab, he found out it was too late, as another Trainer who started the same day had already taken it. It was shown battling and defeating Samurai's Metapod.

It wasn't until The Ties that Bind that it was revealed that the Trainer who took Squirtle was none other than Gary Oak, Ash's rival. By then, it had already evolved into a Blastoise.

Other

Numerous wild Squirtle appeared in Beach Blank-Out Blastoise.

In Journey to the Starting Line, a set of the three Kanto starter Pokémon in which a boy named Gilbert was supposed to choose from as his starting Pokémon were scared off by Ash's Tauros. Professor Oak, Tracey, Delia, and Gilbert had to split up and find the three missing Pokémon. Squirtle was the second one found. The Tiny Turtle Pokémon was stuck in a tree that was hanging over a cliff. Ash's Bulbasaur managed to catch the Squirtle before it could fall off the cliff.

Another Squirtle was seen with Professor Oak in A Six Pack Attack! along with a Bulbasaur and Charmander.

The main character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! special is a Squirtle that claims that he used to be human. He joins Team Go-Getters in their rescue work. While he can't use Water Gun, he is happy to use Bubble because it looks pretty.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

A Squirtle appeared in Summer of Discovery!, under the ownership of Tierno.

Minor appearances

Two Squirtle appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne. One was under the ownership of a Gentleman while the other was under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer.

In The Ultimate Test, a Squirtle was one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor.

Squirtle also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash, The Breeding Center Secret and Dueling Heroes.

A Squirtle under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

A Squirtle appeared in Marina's fantasy in Bye Bye Psyduck.

A Squirtle appeared in A Better Pill to Swallow as a fantasized Pokémon.

A Squirtle was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

Another Squirtle appeared in Sticking With Who You Know!, falling in love with a Raichu.

A Squirtle appeared in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

A Squirtle appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Squirtle appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP012 Squirtle Ash's Pokédex Squirtle. This Tiny Turtle Pokémon draws its long neck into its shell to launch incredible water attacks with amazing range and accuracy. The blasts can be quite powerful.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY039 Squirtle Serena's Pokédex Squirtle, the Tiny Turtle Pokémon. During battle, Squirtle hides in its shell that sprays water in its opponent whenever it can.
This concludes the entries from the X & Y series.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Squirtle in The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Squirtle

Ash's Squirtle has been featured in the manga The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It first appears in the chapter You Gotta Have Friends. Squirtle's capture is not shown in the manga, it is simply stated when it appears from its Poké Ball that "Ash has been busy since the last comic".

Ash's Pikachu also meets an abandoned Squirtle in the chapter Pikachu's Excellent Adventure. This Squirtle, along with other Pokémon, helps Pikachu find the Hidden Village after he is separated from Ash and friends.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Main article: Squirtle (MPJ)

A Squirtle is a supporting character in the Magical Pokémon Journey manga. He first appears in the chapter Christmas Wishes. Squirtle admires Almond and refers to him as his "big brother".

Squirtle also has five sisters which appear in The Five Sisters of Squirtle. Two of his sisters are also Squirtle, twins named Kamee and Kameyo.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blasty

Green stole a Squirtle from Professor Oak, which she nicknamed Blasty. It has since evolved into Wartortle and then Blastoise more quickly than the others, possibly due to her innate talent in evolving Pokémon, as acknowledged by the Masked Man.

Green's Blastoise is never shown in its Squirtle form in the manga (save the contents page of the third volume and a picture Professor Oak had of Blue stealing it from his lab). Its first appearance, as a Wartortle, is in Wartortle Wars, returning as a Blastoise in Zap, Zap, Zapdos.

A Squirtle appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

In PAXY04 Professor Sycamore has a Squirtle with him.

In Pokémon Newspaper Strip

Misty has a Squirtle in the Pokémon Newspaper Strip.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Shigeru's starter Pokémon was a Squirtle he received from his grandfather, Professor Oak.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni was revealed to have a Squirtle when he was coming up with three grand schemes.

In the TCG

Main article: Squirtle (TCG)

Other appearances

Pokémon Trainer commanding Squirtle to use Waterfall in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Squirtle is seen on the stage Pokéfloats and is the first Pokéfloat to appear. Play begins on its head and arms until it slowly leaves off the bottom of the screen. After traveling through all the Pokéfloats, the screen will be empty for a few seconds before Squirtle pops up and the cycle begins again.

Trophy information

Retreating into its shell and spitting water at its foes is Squirtle's trademark response to danger. It's one of the three Pokémon that Trainers can receive from Professor Oak in Pokémon Red and Blue. Squirtle evolves into Wartortle and then Blastoise, ramping up its water powers with each evolution.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Squirtle is a playable Pokémon used by the Pokémon Trainer. It can use Waterfall to recover from falls as well as Withdraw, in which case it retreats to its shell and shoots water from the back of it propelling him forwards. It also uses Water Gun to push enemies with a stream of water. Squirtle is a lightweight and uses various attacks using its shell and Water-type moves to combat its foes. It uses Hydro Pump in the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Water Gun

Withdraw

Waterfall

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(Hydro Pump)

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Trophy Information

"A Tiny Turtle Pokémon. In times of danger, it pulls its arms and legs inside its shell to protect from enemy attacks. When it conceals its neck, it also shoots a powerful stream of water from its mouth. Its shell not only protects its body, but also reduces water friction when in the water. When leveled up, it evolves into Wartortle."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Squirtle returns as a trophy in the 3DS version of the game.

Trophy information

NA: At the start of their Pokémon adventures, many aspiring trainers visit Professor Oak to choose one of three starter Pokémon. Squirtle's always a popular choice, what with it being so gosh-darn adorable. When it's in danger, though, it withdraws into its shell and spits a high-pressure burst of water—a bit less adorable.

PAL: At the start of their Pokémon adventures, many aspiring trainers visit Professor Oak to choose one of three starter Pokémon. Squirtle's always a popular choice, what with him being so flipping adorable. When it's in danger, though, it withdraws into its shell and spits a high-pressure burst of water, which isn't quite so adorable.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. Powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.
Blue
Yellow Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.
Stadium It takes time for the shell to form and harden after hatching. It sprays foam powerfully from its mouth.
Generation II
Gold The shell is soft when it is born. It soon becomes so resilient, prodding fingers will bounce off it.
Silver The shell, which hardens soon after it is born, is resilient. If you poke it, it will bounce back out.
Crystal When it feels threatened, it draws its legs inside its shell and sprays water from its mouth.
Stadium 2 The shell is soft when it is born. It soon becomes so resilient, prodding fingers will bounce off it.
Generation III
Ruby Squirtle's shell is not merely used for protection. The shell's rounded shape and the grooves on its surface help minimize resistance in water, enabling this Pokémon to swim at high speeds.
Sapphire
Emerald Its shell is not just for protection. Its rounded shape and the grooves on its surface minimize resistance in water, enabling Squirtle to swim at high speeds.
FireRed When it retracts its long neck into its shell, it squirts out water with vigorous force.
LeafGreen After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. Powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.
Generation IV
Diamond It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The shell is soft when it is born. It soon becomes so resilient, prodding fingers will bounce off it.
SoulSilver The shell, which hardens soon after it is born, is resilient. If you poke it, it will bounce back out.
Generation V
Black It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
White
Black 2 It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
White 2
Generation VI
X It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Y Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.
Omega Ruby Squirtle’s shell is not merely used for protection. The shell’s rounded shape and the grooves on its surface help minimize resistance in water, enabling this Pokémon to swim at high speeds.
Alpha Sapphire

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Blue (Japan)
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Yellow
Received from Officer Jenny in Vermilion City after receiving the Thunder Badge
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Received from Professor Sycamore in Lumiose City after battling him

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Stadium Gym Leader Castle
Pokémon Channel Upgrade binder
Pokémon Pinball Viridian City
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 15
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Waterfall Pond (8F-12F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Waterworks
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
Marine Cave
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach Normal Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Iceberg Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Zap Cannon Squirtle English United States 5 December 28, 2001 to January 31, 2002;
January 17 to 23, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fourth Campaign Squirtle Japanese Japan 10 February 11 to 28, 2006
B2W2 Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle Japanese Japan 1 September 1 to 30, 2012
BWB2W2 Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle Korean South Korea 1 November 8 to 11, 2012
B2W2 Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle Korean Wi-Fi 1 February 14 to March 31, 2013
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGBY Gym Leader Castle Squirtle Japanese hide 5 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Squirtle English hide 5 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Squirtle French hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Squirtle German hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Squirtle Italian hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Squirtle Spanish hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Squirtle Japanese PGL 10 October 14, 2010 to May 31, 2011
BW Global Link Squirtle Korean PGL 10 May 11, 2011 to May 11, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Stadium* Normal Box (100%)* Gorgeous Box (100%)*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 44
104 - 151 198 - 292
Attack: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Speed: 43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Total: 314   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 50.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
1313 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1919 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
2222 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2525 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2828 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3131 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10
3434 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
3737 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4040 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Squirtle obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Squirtle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Squirtle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Squirtle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Squirtle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
GolduckSeelDewgongKabutoKabutopsEmpoleon
BuizelFloatzelTirtougaCarracostaAlomomolaClauncher
Clawitzer
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
SeelDewgongMarillAzumarillCorsolaMantine
MiloticGorebyssTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadDucklett
SwannaAlomomola
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
Clawitzer Aura Sphere Fighting Special 80 —% 20
SeelDewgongHorseaSeadraKingdraLapras
OmanyteOmastarPelipperHuntailPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonTirtougaCarracostaAlomomola
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraAmpharosAxewFraxure
HaxorusSkrelpDragalgeClawitzer
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
Lombre Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrCorsolaFeebasTympole
PalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Foresight Normal Status 100% 40
WooperQuagsireSurskitGreninja Haze Ice Status —% 30
Corsola Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadWingullPelipper
SurskitPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonSnoverAbomasnow
AmauraAurorus
Mist Ice Status —% 30
WooperQuagsireMudkipRelicanthShellosGastrodon
Stunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon
TympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
LickitungLickilickyCorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
Remoraid Water Spout* Water Special 150 100% 5
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlaxWooperQuagsire
KingdraRelicanthBidoofBibarel
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Squirtle in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Squirtle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Squirtle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Squirtle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Squirtle can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Squirtle cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Squirtle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Squirtle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-exclusive moves

Move Card
Pound Squirtle (Vending S1)
Double Slap Squirtle (Expedition 131)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin007.png Pin007.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani007.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP007.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.7%
Friend Area: Turtleshell Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll knock them out with my Water Gun!
26%-50% HP I'm down to half HP...
1%-25% HP I might not make it... I want to rest inside my shell...
Level up Yes! Leveled up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Let's give it our best, <name>!
26%-50% HP I'm starting to feel it...
1%-25% HP Graah... I'm almost done... Help me, <name>...
Level up Yeah! I leveled!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP007.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak fm.png
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 22 Max. exp.: 32
Browser entry  
Squirtle puffs its cheeks, then shoots water that can extinguish a small fire.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
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It attacks by squirting water from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
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Attack
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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW007.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Squirtle came to see the Ice Tree in the Iceberg Zone, and his most loved Attraction is Empoleon's Snow Slide!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2007.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is shy, but cares about his friends. As he gains more friends, he becomes less shy.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

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Unevolved
Squirtle
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16
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First evolution
Wartortle
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36
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Second evolution
Blastoise
 Water 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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007MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Squirtle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

$1 coins from Niue
  • Niue released a one-dollar coin featuring Squirtle as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Squirtle on one side and the nation's coat of arms on the other.
  • As a species, Squirtle has been trained most frequently of all the Kanto starter Pokémon by major anime Trainers, with Ash, May, and Gary each owning one.
  • In version 1.0 of FireRed and LeafGreen Squirtle is listed as the "Tiny Pokémon" in its Pokédex entry. This could be due to a programming oversight or a glitch, as this is fixed in later versions of the game.

Origin

Squirtle appears to be based on sea turtles and tortoises.

Name origin

Squirtle is a combination of squirt (to spray or little, tiny) and turtle, for its turtle-like appearance.

Zenigame is the Japanese word 銭亀 (pond turtle). According to Pokémon Black and White's television program PokéQuiz, "'Zeni' is an old-fashioned word for money. Squirtle's shells look like old coins, so that's how they got their name!"

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゼニガメ Zenigame Pond turtle
France Flag.png French Carapuce From Carapace and puce. Puce can also be a term of affection for something cute
Spain Flag.png Spanish Squirtle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schiggy From Schildkröte
Italy Flag.png Italian Squirtle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꼬부기 Kkobugi From 꼬마 kkoma and 거북이 geobuk'i


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