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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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Squirtle
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
Squirtle
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
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
66
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
63
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Squirtle
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
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F007.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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.

Contents

Biology

Squirtle 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, purplish or reddish 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 to sleep. The grooved, rounded shape helps to reduce water resistance, allowing the Pokémon to swim at high speeds. 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 past, Skull Bash was its signature move.

In the anime

In the main series

Squirtle in the anime

Major appearances

Gary's Squirtle

Squirtle was mentioned in 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 Professor Oak's lab, he realized 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.

Squirtle was seen in a flashback during I Choose You!, which is set in a different continuity from the main series. Professor Oak revealed to Ash that it had already been collected.

Ash's Squirtle

Squirtle physically debuted in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad. The Squirtle Squad were a gang of rogue Squirtle who were deserted by their Trainers. Ash befriended and caught 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. However, it briefly reappeared in the Advanced Generation series, to assist Ash with his final battle against Brandon.

Squirtle Squad

The Squirtle Squad were a gang of rogue Squirtle who were deserted by their Trainers, who appeared in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad. Ash befriended and captured their leader, while the rest of them became a firefighting group.

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 but was used in several contests. Squirtle was later revealed to have evolved into Wartortle prior to Staging a Heroes Welcome.

Team Go-Getters

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.

Tierno's Squirtle

A Squirtle appeared in Summer of Discovery!, under the ownership of Tierno. Tierno's Squirtle had evolved into Wartortle by the time off Good Friends, Great Training! and then into Blastoise by Tag Team Battle Inspiration!

Other

Multiple wild Squirtle appeared in Beach Blank-Out Blastoise, where they played a major role in the episode.

A Squirtle appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it was cloned from Ash's Squirtle and participated in the battle between the original Pokémon and the cloned Pokémon. It reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.

A Squirtle appeared in Journey to the Starting Line! as one of the three Kanto starter Pokémon Gilbert was supposed to choose from. After they 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, being found stuck in a tree that was hanging over a cliff. Ash's Bulbasaur managed to catch Squirtle before it could fall off the cliff.

A Squirtle appeared in A Six Pack Attack!, where Professor Oak showed it off along with a Bulbasaur and Charmander during the Kanto Fair.

Minor appearances

Squirtle debuted in Pokémon - I Choose You!, where it was seen in Ash's dream.

Two Squirtle appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, with under the ownership of a Gentleman and the other under the ownership of a Trainer.

A Squirtle appeared in The Ultimate Test, under the ownership of the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor.

A Squirtle appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash as one of the Pokémon seen on Scissor Street.

A Squirtle appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Trainer's Squirtle appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

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

A starter Pokémon Squirtle appeared in a flashback in Don't Touch That 'dile.

A Squirtle appeared in a fantasy in A Better Pill to Swallow.

A Trainer's Squirtle appeared in Dueling Heroes as one of the Pokémon participating in the Whirl Cup.

A Squirtle appeared in Gonna Rule The School!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Trainers' School. It was temporarily loaned to one of the school's underage students for use.

A Squirtle appeared in Borrowing on Bad Faith!.

A Squirtle appeared in Sticking With Who You Know!, where it fell in love with a Raichu due to the effect of Professor Kodama's machine.

A Squirtle appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade as one of the Pokémon watching Meloetta's concert.

A Squirtle appeared in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! alongside Bulbasaur and Charmander, when Professor Oak showed off the Kanto starters during the Kanto Fair.

A Trainer's Squirtle appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Squirtle appeared in I Choose You!.

A wild Squirtle appeared in Alola, Kanto!.

Four Trainers' Squirtle appeared in The Power of Us.

A Squirtle appeared in a flashback in SS001, under the ownership of a female Trainer.

A Squirtle appeared in SS002 as one of the starter Pokémon that Go had to choose from.

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 at its opponent whenever it can.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.

In Pokémon Origins

Squirtle in Pokémon Origins

Blue's Squirtle

Blue chose Squirtle as his starter Pokémon in File 1: Red. He later used it to battle Red's Charmander and won with ease. Sometime before Red went to the Pokémon Tower in File 2: Cubone, Squirtle evolved into Wartortle. It was shown later as a Blastoise in File 4: Charizard, when it battled against Red's fully evolved Charizard.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Squirtle

Ash's Squirtle debuts in 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)

Squirtle debuts in Christmas Wishes. It admires Almond and refers to him as his "big brother".

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blasty

Green stole a Squirtle from Professor Oak, which she nicknamed Blasty. He 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. Blasty is never shown in his Squirtle form, (save the contents page of the third volume and a picture Professor Oak had of Green stealing him from his lab). His 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 talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

In They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping, Professor Sycamore has a Squirtle with him.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Squirtle appeared in GDZ38, under the ownership of Kamero.

In Pokémon Newspaper Strip

Misty has a Squirtle in the Pokémon Newspaper Strip.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Squirtle appeared in Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!! as one of the starter Pokémon Red and Green had to choose from.

Giovanni was revealed to have a Squirtle in Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon when he was coming up with three grand schemes.

A Squirtle appeared in Fighting Over Otoshidama!!.

A Squirtle appeared in Take me to the Dragon Palace!.

A Squirtle appeared in Special Fireworks!!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

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

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 from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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

Squirtle in Detective Pikachu

"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 both versions 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Squirtle appears once again as a playable Pokémon fighter used by the Pokémon Trainer.

Detective Pikachu

Five Squirtle appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#007
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 Johto
#232
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#007
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#237
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #086
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#007
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sword When it retracts its long neck into its shell, it squirts out water with vigorous force.
Shield When it feels threatened, it draws its limbs inside its shell and sprays water from its mouth.

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
Received from Professor Oak in Pallet Town 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 defeating him
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Seaward Cave (Island Scan)Mo
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 24, Route 25, Seafoam Islands
Vermilion City (only one)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Blue Field: Viridian City
Stadium
Gym Leader Castle
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Upgrade binder
Trozei!
Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 15, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Waterfall Pond (B8F-B12F)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Lake Afar (B1F-B8F)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Lake Afar (B1F-B8F)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School, Marine Cave
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode C & A)
PokéPark Wii
Iceberg Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley
PokéPark 2
Arcane Area
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Wet and Wild Battle, Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 3
Shuffle
Puerto Blanco: Stage 3
Blau Salon: Stage 402
Event: Special Daily Pokémon (First release; Winking)
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Pearl Lake (All Areas)
Super MD
Starter Pokémon
Picross
Area 07: Stage 04

In events

Games Event Language/Region 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
XYORAS Pokémon Lab Squirtle Japanese region Online 5 July 8 to November 30, 2015
ORAS 2016 World Championships Squirtle All United States 5 August 19 to 21, 2016
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%)*
Events* Blastoisinite Blastoisinite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
44
104 - 151 198 - 292
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Total:
314
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
033 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
066 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
099 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
1212 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1515 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1818 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2121 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00——% 5
2424 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
2727 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
3030 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3333 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
3636 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR56Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR56 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PopplioBrionnePrimarina Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
CorsolaMantineMiloticTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
DewpiderAraquanid
Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
LombreLudicolo Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
SnorlaxCorsolaLotadLombreLudicoloFeebas
MiloticTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskStunfisk
Turtonator
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
WooperQuagsire Haze Ice Status —% 30
LaprasCorsolaMilotic Life Dew Water Status —% 10
CorsolaCorsolaDewpiderAraquanidCursola Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicoloWingull
PelipperSnoverAbomasnowEiscue
Mist Ice Status —% 30
Remoraid Water Spout Water Special 150 100% 5
SlowpokeSlowpokeSnorlaxWooperQuagsire Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Squirtle in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 10
  • 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 Pinani007.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani007.png
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 R-076
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)
Browser entry R-011
It attacks by squirting water from its mouth.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
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
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is shy, but cares about his friends. As he gains more friends, he becomes less shy.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT007.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 20

#007
Shuffle007.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost+
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#007
Shuffle007Winking.png

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO007.png Base Stamina: 127 Base Attack: 94 Base Defense: 121
Egg Distance: 2 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Squirtle Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Tackle
Charged Attacks: Aqua Jet, Aqua Tail, Water Pulse
Frustration*, Return*


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO007S.png GO007F19.png
Sunglasses Yamask costume

Evolution

007Squirtle.png
Unevolved
Squirtle
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16
008Wartortle.png
First evolution
Wartortle
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36
009Blastoise.png
Second evolution
Blastoise
 Water 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 007.png Spr b g1 007.png Spr 1y 007.png Spr b g1 007.png Spr 1g 007.png Spr b g1 007.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 007.png Spr b 2g 007.png Spr 2s 007.png Spr b 2g 007.png Spr 2c 007.png Spr b 2c 007.png
Spr 2g 007 s.png Spr b 2g 007 s.png Spr 2s 007 s.png Spr b 2g 007 s.png Spr 2c 007 s.png Spr b 2c 007 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 007.png Spr b 3r 007.png Spr 3e 007.png Spr b 3r 007.png Spr 3f 007.png Spr b 3f 007.png
Spr 3r 007 s.png Spr b 3r 007 s.png Spr 3e 007 s.png Spr b 3r 007 s.png Spr 3f 007 s.png Spr b 3f 007 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 007.png Spr b 4d 007.png Spr 4d 007.png Spr b 4d 007.png Spr 4h 007.png Spr b 4d 007.png
Spr 4d 007 s.png Spr b 4d 007 s.png Spr 4d 007 s.png Spr b 4d 007 s.png Spr 4h 007 s.png Spr b 4d 007 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 007.png Spr b 5b 007.png Spr 5b 007.png Spr b 5b 007.png
Spr 5b 007 s.png Spr b 5b 007 s.png Spr 5b 007 s.png Spr b 5b 007 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 007.png Spr b 6x 007.png Spr 6x 007.png Spr b 6x 007.png
Spr 6x 007 s.png Spr b 6x 007 s.png Spr 6x 007 s.png Spr b 6x 007 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 007.png Spr b 7s 007.png Spr 7s 007.png Spr b 7s 007.png
Spr 7s 007 s.png Spr b 7s 007 s.png Spr 7s 007 s.png Spr b 7s 007 s.png
Front Back Front Back
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, Gary, and Tierno each owning one.

Origin

Squirtle's design is based on both its final evolved form and baby turtles.[1] Much like Wartortle, its tail is a reference to Japanese legends of the minogame (蓑亀), a turtle which lived for 10,000 years and grew a tail made of seaweed.

Name origin

Squirtle is a combination of squirt (to spray and small child) and turtle.

Zenigame is a combination of 銭 zeni (money) and 亀 kame (tortoise/turtle). It literally means 銭亀 baby 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

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Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゼニガメ Zenigame From 銭亀 zenigame
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 geobugi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 車厘龜 Chēlèihgwāi Partial transliteration of its Japanese name. May be taken from 車厘子 chēlèihji
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 傑尼龜 / 杰尼龟 Jiéníguī Partial transliteration of its Japanese name. The last character in the name means turtle


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