Squirtle Squad

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Squirtle Squad
ゼニガメ団 Zenigame Squad
Squirtle Squad.png
The Squirtle Squad
Debuts in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Kanto
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Squirtle Shin'ichirō Miki
Unshō Ishizuka
Ikue Ohtani
Satomi Koorogi
Eric Stuart

The Squirtle Squad (Japanese: ゼニガメ団 Zenigame Squad) is a group of Squirtle who were abandoned by their Trainers. They are easily identifiable by the fact that they all wear sunglasses.


Original series


Their first appearance was Here Comes the Squirtle Squad. They used to run wild in a small town in Kanto stealing things, writing graffiti and causing trouble for travelers in the area. Once they were tricked by Meowth of Team Rocket, who made a deal for them to help himself, Jessie and James capture Ash's Pikachu. While chasing it, Pikachu sustained a nasty injury from a Goldeen. In order to help Pikachu recover, Ash convinced the Squirtle Squad to allow him to obtain a Super Potion; however, if he didn't return by noon the next day, they would kill Misty (in the dub, they threatened to dye her hair purple). By the time Ash returned, Team Rocket had arrived and decided to bomb the Squirtle Squad, causing a forest fire. Everyone went to find cover in the Squirtle Squad's cave, but, the leader of the Squirtle Squad was stuck on its back, forcing Ash to go back to help it. Working together with Ash, the Squirtle Squad defeated Team Rocket and put out the fire; they were given the title of "Town Fire Fighters," for their good work by Officer Jenny. However, the leader of the Squirtle Squad decided that it would rather travel with Ash; Ash's newly-acquired Squirtle wanted to repay him for saving its life by joining Ash's team.


The Squirtle Squad reunited with its leader when they entered a Pokémon firefighting competition in Johto in The Fire-ing Squad!. They were pitted against Team Wartortle, a group Ash's Squirtle had encountered in the Orange Islands. Ash's Squirtle decided to rejoin the Squad and has continued with them ever since, with the exception of the Silver Conference and the final battle with Brandon.

Advanced Generation series

The Squirtle Squad, including Ash's Squirtle, appeared in Of Meowth and Pokémon Part 1 and Part 2. Three of the members ambushed Smoochum and attacked her with a Water Gun, sending her flying. They were shown in a flashback in Gathering the Gang of Four!.

Squirtle Squad in Sun & Moon

The members of the Squirtle Squad, minus Ash's Squirtle, also appeared in Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, helping Meowth set up his party.

Sun & Moon series

The Squirtle Squad made a cameo reappearance in Alola, Kanto!, where Rotom managed to take a picture of them.

Personality and characteristics

The Squirtle Squad were once troublemakers before their leader joined Ash. The Squirtles stole food, vandalized, and caused trouble for people. However, after Ash saved their leader from a fire, the Squirtle Squad changed their ways and began fighting fires alongside Officer Jenny.

Moves used

Ash's Squirtle

Ash Squirtle Skull Bash.png
Using Skull Bash
Ash Squirtle Rapid Spin.png
Using Rapid Spin
Move First Used In
Water Gun  Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Skull Bash  The Kangaskhan Kid
Tackle The Misty Mermaid
Bubble Beam Mewtwo Strikes Back
Withdraw Fire and Ice
Hydro Pump  Misty Meets Her Match
Rapid Spin  Gathering the Gang of Four!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Other members

Squirtle Squad Water Gun.png
Using Water Gun
Move First Used In
Water Gun Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

In the side series

Pokémon GO

Squirtle Squad Squirtle in Pokémon GO

For the 2018 July 8th Pokémon GO Community Day, a special Squirtle could be caught wearing the sunglasses the members of the Squirtle Squad wear. This Squirtle can also evolve into Wartortle and Blastoise variations, and also have Shiny forms.

Pokémon Channel

In Pokémon Channel, the Shop 'N Squirtle channel is hosted by a member of the Squirtle Squad (named Spencer the Squirtle). The anime special, Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, in which the Squirtle Squad appear, is also included in the game.


In other languages

Language Title
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Squirtlův gang
Denmark Flag.png Danish Squirtle Holdet
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Squirtle Bende
Finland Flag.png Finnish Squirtle-jengi
France Flag.png European French Gang des Carapuce
Germany Flag.png German Schiggy-Meute
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Squirtlebanda
Italy Flag.png Italian Squadra Squirtle
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Squirtle-kompaniet
Poland Flag.png Polish Drużyna Squirtla*
Brygada Squirtli*
Gang Squirtli*
Brygada Squirtle*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Esquadrão Squirtle
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pelotão do Squirtle
Romania Flag.png Romanian Echipa Squirtle
Russia Flag.png Russian Отряд Сквиртл Otryad Skvirtl
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Skvirtl ekipa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escuadrón Squirtle
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Squirtle gänget
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Squirtle takımı
Ukraine Flag.png Ukrainian Банда Сквіртлів Banda Skvirtliv

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