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Ash's Squirtle

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Squirtle was used more prominently in the Orange Island Gyms, first in competition against [[Cissy]]'s {{p|Seadra}} in ''[[EP085|Fit to be Tide]]''. Both Pokémon had to shoot cans with Water Gun, but when they hit the final can at the same time, the match resulted in a draw. Though it did not win, Ash still congratulated it on its admirable work.
In ''[[EP093|Naval Maneuvers]]'', it joined Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Pikachu and Ash in steering the ice sled down the mountain, resulting in a win for Ash. It was also sent out to battle a wild {{AP|Snorlax}} in [[EP094|the next episode]], but was flattened by Body Slam, having done completely nothing. In ''[[EP099|The Mandarin Island Mis-Match]]'', it defeated a Trainer's {{p|Persian}} with Skull Bash, but was defeated by a single {{m|Take Down}} from the Trainer's {{p|Tauros}}.
[[File:Ash Squirtle Hydro Pump Rudy Starmie.png|thumb|220px|left|Learning Hydro Pump to overcome Rudy's Starmie]]
One of Squirtle's most notable battles and its only Gym Battle win was in ''[[EP103|Misty Meets Her Match]]''. Earlier in the episode, it helped Pikachu and Bulbasaur destroy the targets, before coming out third against [[Rudy]]'s {{p|Starmie}}. Its powerful Water Gun managed to match Squirtle's, and Rudy's music allowed Starmie to dance away from Squirtle's moves and then use {{m|Thunderbolt}} to knock Squirtle into submission. With encouragement from Misty, Squirtle propelled itself away from Thunderbolt and while using Withdraw, learnedlearns Hydro Pump to become airborne and hit Starmie hard. Closing the battle with Skull Bash, Ash wins the battle and his third Orange Island Gym Badge.
In ''[[EP106|The Pokémon Water War!]]'', Squirtle attempted to rescue a warehouse on fire, but when the fire spread, it needed rescuing itself by [[Captain Aidan]] and Team Wartortle. This shot Squirtle's confidence as a firefighter and Ash pleaded with Aidan to allow Squirtle to train with his team for a short period. However, they fell into a Team Rocket trap and were captured, but Squirtle's thinking allowed the group to escape: they flooded the cabin to allow mobility, and then tricktricked {{MTR}} into cutting the nets, before blasting Team Rocket away. Squirtle then joins the effort at a burning apartment and halts the fire, saving the day.
In ''[[EP111|Hello, Pummelo!]]'', Squirtle was sent against {{OBP|Drake|Orange League}}'s Onix, who managed to evade Water Gun with {{m|Dig}}, and then caught Squirtle with {{m|Bind}}. However, Squirtle broke free with a Withdraw/Hydro Pump combination, then hit Onix with Skull Bash to knock it out. In [[EP112|the next episode]], it fought {{TP|Drake|Dragonite}}, only for its Hydro Pump to be countered by Dragonite's Water Gun. Squirtle was able to use Withdraw in time to evade most of the following {{m|Thunderbolt}}, but was still badly hurt. Squirtle used Bubble Beam to hit Dragonite dead-on, but this was the only successful attack and it was beaten by a slam from Dragonite's tail. Pikachu went on to defeat the exhausted Dragonite and Squirtle earned a place in the Orange Islands Hall of Fame.
Squirtle accompanied Ash to [[Johto]] as well, the final time it would serve as a permanent member of his team. In ''[[EP117|Don't Touch That 'dile]]'', Squirtle was used against Team Rocket with BulbasaurPikachu, PikachuBulbasaur, and Charizard. Combining its Water Gun with their attacks, it fired directly on Team Rocket's Pokémon. In ''[[EP118|The Double Trouble Header]]'', it was sent out to battle against Team Rocket along with Bulbasaur after they captured Pikachu and {{TP|Casey|Chikorita}}. During its time with him, it and Bulbasaur showed concern for him on occasions, such as when Ash, Pikachu, and his soon to be caught Chikorita were lost in a snowstorm in ''[[EP126|The Chikorita Rescue]].'' In ''[[EP127|Once in a Blue Moon]]'', a Quagsire stole the [[GS Ball]] and swam away. Ash tried to run after it, but ended up sending out Squirtle to chase it down. After failing to wrestle it out of the Quagsire's mouth, Squirtle used Water Gun, causing the GS Ball it slips out of Quagsire's mouth, and allowing Pikachu to catch it on the shore. While both Quagsire and Squirtle were using Water Gun against each other, Misty tried once again to catch it, but before throwing the Poké Ball, Officer Jenny stopped them and arrested them for violating the Quagsire Preservation Restrictions. Squirtle would again be used in ''[[EP129|Ignorance is Blissey]]'', where it was deployed with {{AP|Chikorita}} to retrieve some food that Team Rocket had stolen. It used Water Gun on Jessie, James and Meowth while Ash's other Pokémon attacked their Pokémon.
[[File:Ash Squirtle Bulbasaur.png|thumb|220px|Squirtle and Bulbasaur]]
In ''[[EP147|The Fire-ing Squad!]]'', it competed in an event called the [[Fire and Rescue Grand Prix]], a firefighting competition for water Pokémon. As luck would have it, one of the teams was the Squirtle Squad, but they were confused without their leader. Ash's Squirtle led the Squirtle Squad to win the Grand Prix, and at the end of the episode Squirtle returned to the Squirtle Squad because Ash felt that the old gang needed Squirtle more than he did. It said goodbye to its friends and Bulbasaur extended a {{m|Vine Whip|vine}} to its long-time friend, shaking solemnly.
It returned briefly to [[EP267|battle in the]] [[Silver Conference]], after {{AP|Kingler}} was badly injured by a group of renegade {{p|Voltorb}}. It joined {{AP|Totodile}} and {{AP|Phanpy}} against the {{type|Fire}} trainerTrainer [[Macy]]. It was Ash's last Pokémon, faced with an advantaged {{p|Electabuzz}}. However, Squirtle proved much faster and managed to hit Electabuzz with a series of Water Guns before it could launch any {{type|Electric}} moves. A Skull Bash was enough to knock out Electabuzz and even up the match for Ash, leaving just {{p|Quilava}} left. Squirtle used an explosion of moves to cover a stealthy Water Gun, but was hit and knocked on its back by Quilava. As Macy went in for the knock outknockout, Squirtle used Hydro Pump to hit Quilava with water and its own body, sealing the victory for Ash.
In [[EP268|Tie One On!]], Squirtle and Bulbasaur rekindle their friendship, but Squirtle starts a fight with [[Jackson]]'s {{p|Azumarill}} and {{TP|Jackson|Meganium}}. Bulbasaur attempts to restrain its hotheaded companion, but ends up becoming angry at Meganium and Azumarill when they play dirty and trip it over. Squirtle stayed around to watch Ash's Silver Conference battles, and then left in ''[[EP272|Johto Photo Finish!]]''
==={{series|Advanced Generation}}===
====Kanto Battle Frontier====
[[File:Ash and Squirtle.png|thumb|200px|Squirtle and Ash]]
In ''[[AG189|Gathering the Gang of Four!]]'', Squirtle returned to help Ash with his final battle against {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}, meeting [[May's Squirtle]]. It expressed happiness in seeing {{AP|Bulbasaur}}Pikachu and {{AP|Pikachu}}Bulbasaur again and departed with the two, Ash, and {{AP|Charizard}} for the woods. Though tension between the group began to erupt, they settled their differences and sat as Ash recalled his meetings with the four of them. After Pikachu was captured by Team Rocket, Squirtle participated in saving his teammate.
In ''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]'', Squirtle battled Brandon's {{p|Ninjask}}. Squirtle's {{m|Rapid Spin}} successfully deflected {{m|Aerial Ace}}, but Ninjask gained the upper hand by stalling Squirtle with Double Team and hitting with Aerial Ace. Squirtle managed to escape {{m|Sandstorm}} with Hydro Pump, but became blinded by {{m|Sand Attack}}, leaving it exposed to Ninjask's attacks. While the next Hydro Pump missed, the water was able to clear Squirtle's eyes. Squirtle then swiftly unleashed Skull Bash, knocking Ninjask out of the battle. Squirtle was then matched up against Brandon's {{p|Solrock}}. In this battle, all of Squirtle's moves were dodged or blocked by Solrock's Psychic moves. A missed Rapid Spin saw Squirtle crash into the wall, and it was flattened by {{m|Solar Beam}}, causing it to lose the battle. After Ash defeated Brandon, Squirtle returned to the Squirtle Squad.