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 With Officer Jenny
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Squirtle Shin-ichiro Miki
Unshō Ishizuka (EP012-SM042)
Ikue Otani
Satomi Koorogi
Eric Stuart (EP012-HS06)
Unknown (JN141)

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.

In the anime


Original series

The Squirtle Squad putting out a fire

They debuted Here Comes the Squirtle Squad, where they wreaked havoc 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 English 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 Firefighters", 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 entered a Pokémon firefighting competition in Johto in The Fire-ing Squad!, reunited with its leader. 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.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

While appearing as a whole 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. The Squad helped Meowth set up his party in Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, but did not have their leader.

The Squirtle Squad working as performers

They were shown in a flashback in Gathering the Gang of Four!.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Rotom managed to take a picture of the Squirtle Squad in Alola, Kanto!.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

The Squirtle Squad reappeared in A Squad's Worth of Passion!, where they were performers hired by Team Rocket without Officer Jenny's knowledge. They assisted in putting out a warehouse fire before being reunited with Officer Jenny and returned to being firefighters once more.

Personality and characteristics

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

Moves used

Ash's Squirtle

Main article: Ash's Squirtle → Moves used

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 spin-off games

Pokémon GO

For the July 8, 2018 Pokémon GO Community Day, a special Squirtle could be caught wearing sunglasses. Although these glasses were of a different design, it is assumed this was a homage to the Squirtle Squad. This Squirtle can also evolve into Wartortle and Blastoise wearing sunglasses, and also have Shiny forms.

The sunglasses-wearing Squirtle returned during the Ed Sheeran collaboration event, held on November 22-30, 2021.

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Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise

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 in which the Squirtle Squad appears, Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, is also included in the game.


In other languages

Language Title
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Squirtlova banda
Denmark Flag.png Danish Squirtle Holdet
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Squirtle Bende
Finland Flag.png Finnish Squirtle-jengi*
France Flag.png French Gang des Carapuce
Germany Flag.png German Schiggy-Meute
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Squirtlebanda
Italy Flag.png Italian Squadra degli Squirtle
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Squirtle-kompaniet
Poland Flag.png Polish Drużyna Squirtla*
Brygada Squirtli*
Gang Squirtli*
Brygada Squirtle/Gang 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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