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Overview

Squirtle is a Water-type Pokémon that evolves into the Pokémon Starter evolutionary lineage, Wartortle and Blastoise.

Squirtle is also one of the three Pokémon Starters given in the Kanto Region within the Pokémon Red & Blue and Yellow Versions.

History

Squirtle is one of the starter Pokémon available from Professor Oak at the beginning of the Pokémon Red/Blue games. As a Water-type Pokémon, Squirtle is able to use attacks such as Water Gun and Bubble, as well as the HM ability Surf which allows players to ride on a Pokémon over sections of water.

When Pokemon Trainers chooses Squirtle as their Pokemon Starter the quest will be fairly distributed with easy and difficult foes along the way.

Pokemon Trainers who choose to begin their Pokémon journey with Squirtle, their rival will choose Bulbasaur. As Bulbasaur is a Grass-type, he has a elemental advantage over Squirtle. As a Water-type Pokémon, Squirtle is strong against Fire-type Pokémon such as Charmander.

Abilities

As a Water-type Pokémon, Squirtle takes double the damage from Electric and Grass-type moves. However, it only takes half the normal damage from Fire, Water, Ice, and Steel-type attacks.

Data

Type(s)
Type Water
SpeciesTiny Turtle Pokémon
AbilitiesTorrent
Rain Dish (DW)
Pokédex
Charizard ← 007 → Wartortle
Kanto007Johto232/237
HoennN/ASinnohN/A
UnovaN/ACentral Kalos086
Evolves FromNone
Evolves IntoWartortle
Squirtle007
ゼニガメ Zenigame
007Squirtle
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
007008009BlasMS009M
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
WeightHeight
19.8 lbs.9.0 kg1'08"0.5 m
Pokédex ColorEgg Group
BlueMonster
Water 1
ShapeFootprint
Shape06F007
Cry
Type(s)
Type Water
SpeciesTurtle Pokémon
AbilitiesTorrent
Rain Dish (DW)
Pokédex
Squirtle ← 008 → Blastoise
Kanto008Johto233/238
HoennN/ASinnohN/A
UnovaN/ACentral Kalos087
Evolves FromSquirtle
Evolves IntoBlastoise
Wartortle008
カメール Kameiru
008Wartortle
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
007008009BlasMS009M
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
WeightHeight
49.6 lbs.22.5 kg3'03"1.0 m
Pokédex ColorEgg Group
BlueMonster
Water 1
ShapeFootprint
Shape06F008
Cry
Type(s)
Type Water
SpeciesShellfish Pokémon
AbilitiesTorrent
Rain Dish (DW)
Pokédex
Wartortle ← 009 → Caterpie
Kanto009Johto234/239
HoennN/ASinnohN/A
UnovaN/ACentral Kalos088
Evolves FromWartortle
Evolves IntoMega Blastoise
Blastoise009
カメックス Kamekkusu
009Blastoise
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
007008009BlasMS009M
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
WeightHeight
188.5 lbs.85.5 kg5'03"1.6 m
Pokédex ColorEgg Group
BlueMonster
Water 1
ShapeFootprint
Shape06F009
Cry
Type(s)
Type Water
SpeciesShellfish Pokémon
AbilitiesMega Launcher
Pokédex
Wartortle ← 009M → Caterpie
Kanto009Johto234/239
HoennN/ASinnohN/A
UnovaN/ACentral Kalos088
Evolves FromBlastoise
Evolves IntoNone
Mega Blastoise009M
メガカメックス Mega Kamekkusu
009MBlastoise
Generation VI
Evolutionary Line
007008009BlasMS009M
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5 % ♀
WeightHeight
222.9 lbs.101.1 kg5'03"1.6 m
Pokédex ColorEgg Group
BlueMonster
Water 1
ShapeFootprint
Shape06F009M
Cry

Special Appearances

Pokémon Anime

Pokémon Original Series

Squirtle first appears in the Pokemon Original Series in Episode 12 ("Here Comes the Squirtle Squad"). A group of Squirtles that were abandoned by their trainers banded together to form a gang, and Ash Ketchum captures their leader.

Pokémon Games

Squirtle's first appearance was made present in Pokémon Red & Blue Versions as one of the three Pokémon Starters in these games.

Evolution

Squirtle evolves into Wartortle at level 16, and Wartortle evolves into Blastoise at level 36.

Squirtle evolves into this Pokémon, Wartortle

Vitals

Pokédex #TypeHeightWeightJapanese Name
007Water1'08"19.8 lbsゼニガメ
ClassificationAbility
Tiny Turtle Pokémon

Torrent: When HP is below 1/3, the power of Squirtle's Water-type moves increases 1.5x.

Base HappinessCapture RateExperience GrowthGender Ratio`Safari Zone Flee Rate
70451,059,860 pts.Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
0

Base Stats

HPAttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed
444865506443

Locations

Generation I

GameLocationNumber in Game
Red/BlueReceive from Professor Oak as a starter PokémonOne
YellowReceive from Officer Jenny in Vermilion City after receiving the Thunder Badge.One

Generation II

GameLocationNumber in Game
Gold/Silver (Crystal)Time CapsuleNone

Generation III

GameLocationNumber in Game
Ruby/Sapphire (Emerald)Trade (from FireRed or Leaf Green)None
FireRed/LeafGreenReceive as starter Pokémon from Professor OakOne
Colosseum/XDTrade (from FireRed or LeafGreen)None

Generation IV

GameLocationNumber in Game
Diamond/Pearl (Platinum)Pal Park (Field) or Trade from HeartGold/SoulSilverNone
HeartGold/SoulSilverReward from Professor Oak after defeating Red.One

Generation V

GameLocationNumber in Game
Black/WhitePoké Transfer or Dream WorldNone

Side Game Locations

GameLocation
Pokémon SnapValley
Pokémon StadiumGym Leader Castle
Pokémon ChannelUpgrade Binder
Pokémon PinballViridian City
Pokémon Trozei!Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 15
Trozei Battle
"Mr. Who's Den"
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Waterfall Pond (8F-12F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon RangerWaterworks
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
Marine Cave
Pokémon RumbleBright Beach
PokéPark Wii:
Pikachu's Adventure
Iceberg Zone

PokéDex Entries

Each version of Pokémon has a different entry that describes Squirtle.

Gen.MascotEditionLocation
Primera generaciónCharizard iconRed
  • After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. Powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.
Blastoise iconBlue
Pikachu iconYellow
  • Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.
Segunda generaciónHo-Oh iconGold
  • The shell is soft when it is born. It soon becomes so resilient, prodding fingers will bounce off it.
Lugia iconSilver
  • The shell, which hardens soon after it is born, is resilient. If you poke it, it will bounce back out.
Suicune iconCrystal
  • When it feels threatened, it draws its legs inside its shell and sprays water from its mouth.
Tercera generaciónGroudon iconRuby
  • 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.
Kyogre iconSapphire
Rayquaza iconEmerald
  • 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.
Charizard iconFire Red
  • When it retracts its long neck into its shell, it squirts out water with vigorous force.
Venusaur iconLeaf Green
  • After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. Powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.
Cuarta generaciónDialga iconDiamond
  • It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Palkia iconPearl
Giratina origen iconPlatinum
Ho-Oh iconHeartGold
  • The shell is soft when it is born. It soon becomes so resilient, prodding fingers will bounce off it.
Lugia iconSoulSilver
  • The shell, which hardens after it is born, is resilient. If you pock it, it will bounce back out.
Quinta generaciónReshiram iconBlack
  • It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Zekrom iconWhite
Kyurem negro iconBlack 2
  • It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Kyurem blanco iconWhite 2
Sexta generaciónXerneas iconX
  • It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Yveltal iconY
  • Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.
Groudon primigenio iconOmega 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.
Kyogre primigenio iconAlpha Sapphire

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