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Squirtle LV.8
ゼニガメ Zenigame
Base Set print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Squirtle
Type Water
Hit Points 40
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 63/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Common
English card no. 93/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B17
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 ID C18
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Common
English card no. 95/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Squirtle.

Squirtle (Japanese: ゼニガメ Zenigame) is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.


Card text

Water Bubble
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
WaterColorless Withdraw
Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to Squirtle during your opponent's next turn. (Any other effects of attacks still happen.)

Pokédex data

Squirtle - Tiny Turtle Pokémon
No. Height Weight
007 1'8" (0.5 m) 20 lbs. (9.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. It powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.

Release information

A prototype Pokémon Leagues were given the Trainer Deck B, which included this card, before the Base Set's official release. This print has a red border and "Trainer Deck B" printed on the back. This card was included in the Base Set, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. In Japan, this card was reprinted with artwork by Miyuki Ogino, one of five winning entries of the 64 Mario Stadium Pokémon Snap Best Photo Contest held in Spring 1999. This print has a camera graphic where an expansion symbol normally would be. This print is extremely rare and the exact number in existence is unknown. The Base Set print was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions.




Bubble and Withdraw are both moves in the Pokémon games that Squirtle can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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