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Squirtle
ゼニガメ Zenigame
#007
007Squirtle
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Unknown
Species
Tiny Turtle Pokémon
Abilities
Torrent Rain Dish
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#007
Johto
#237
Hoenn
#209
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-076
Almia
R-011
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
19.8 lbs.
Imperial
9.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06
Footprint
 F007 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Water 1 groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 63 Battle Exp.: 631*

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

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.

Biology

Physiology

Squirtle is a short, tailed bipedal Pokémon. However, it has also been shown to be able to walk on all fours. They resemble a light blue turtle with their most notable feature being the hard shell on their back. This shell forms and hardens on its back after birth. They could perhaps be distantly related to some other turtle-like Pokémon, but Squirtle seems to only be closely related to their evolutions. Three digits are located on each hand and foot.

Squirtle's shell is an extremely helpful defensive tool. They can withdraw into the shell to block physical attacks. Their smooth, hard shell and head also aid them in other ways, such as minimizing their resistance in water to increase their swimming speed, and allowing them to launch attacks like Rapid Spin and Skull Bash.

Squirtle is a natural-born swimmer. However, due to their size, it's easier for them to transport something small (like a Pikachu) than to carry their Trainer.

Their jaws may not look like much, but they are strong enough that a Squirtle can learn to use a Bite attack.

Squirtle's tail seems to resemble that of a squirrel's tail, which allows them to use moves such as Tail Whip and Aqua Tail.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Squirtle can spray water from its mouth. At first, it may only be able to spray foam and bubbles, but with time it can learn to spray water jets like Water Gun and Hydro Pump. If it withdraws, it can still spray water out the holes in its shell.

It can also be easily taught Ice-type moves like Ice Beam and Blizzard.

Behavior

Squirtle are domestic Pokémon, raised to be distributed as starter Pokémon by Professor Oak. As such, they are regarded as well-behaved Pokémon. They are not regarded as the easiest or hardest for a Trainer to raise, since they are not as mild-mannered and easy as Bulbasaur but they are not as rash and hard as Charmander.

They are very loyal to their groups, but they get along better with other Pokémon than with humans, and can sometimes have a bit of an attitude towards humans. It is far from uncommon for them to start or join larger groups.

Habitat

Watersedge

Water's-edge Pokémon

Squirtle are scarce in the wild. Sometimes they can be found living on secluded islands in the ocean or swimming in the rivers of deep canyons, but their chief habitat seems to be small freshwater ponds and lakes. Overall they are found far more often in urban settings, usually in the ownership of Trainers. Kanto is the most likely place to find them.

Diet

Their diet is the usual omnivorous diet of a Pokémon. In the wild it may feed on water plants or aquatic invertebrates.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
When it retracts its long neck into its shell, it squirts out water with vigorous force.
Generation II
Johto
The shell is soft when it is born. It soon becomes so resilient, prodding fingers will bounce off it.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Generation II
Johto
None Trade

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 44
104 - 151 198 - 292
Attack: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Speed: 43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Total: 314   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • 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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
1010 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40
1313 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1919 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
2222 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2525 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2828 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3131 Skull Bash Normal Physical 100100 100100% 15
3434 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
3737 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
4040 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Squirtle obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM03 Surf Water Special 95 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM06 Dive Water Physical 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
055MS086MS087MS140MS141MS Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
086MS087MS183MS184MS222MS226MS Aqua Ring Water Status —% 20
086MS087MS116MS117MS230MS131MS
138MS139MS
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
158MS159MS160MS Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
194MS195MS Haze Ice Status —% 30
222MS Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
131MS194MS195MS Mist Ice Status —% 30
194MS195MS Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
194MS195MS Muddy Water Water Special 95 85% 10
108MS463MS222MS Refresh Normal Status —% 20
223MS224MS Water Spout* Water Special 150 100% 5
079MS080MS199MS143MS194MS195MS
230MS
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Squirtle in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Water Pledge Water Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Squirtle can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Squirtle cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

007
Unevolved
Squirtle
 Water 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 16


008
First evolution
Wartortle
 Water 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 36


009
Second evolution
Blastoise
 Water 


Notes


Starter Pokémon
Kanto
001MS
Bulbasaur
004MS
Charmander
007MS
Squirtle
025MS
Pikachu
133MS
Eevee
Johto
152MS
Chikorita
155MS
Cyndaquil
158MS
Totodile
006MS #006: Charizard
Pokémon
#008: Wartortle 008MS

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