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Overview

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. If the trainer chooses 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.

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.

Squirtle first appears in the Anime Cartoon 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. Squirtle first appears in Pokémon versions Red & Blue as one of the three starter Pokémon 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

Data

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

Pokédex Entries

Generation I

  • Red/Blue:

    'After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. Powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.'

  • Yellow:

    'Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.'

Generation II

  • 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.'

Generation III

  • Ruby/Sapphire:

    '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.'

  • 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

  • Diamond/Pearl ( Platinum):

    'It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.'

  • 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 after it is born, is resilient. If you pock it, it will bounce back out.'

Generation V

  • Black/White:

    'It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.'

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

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