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Squirtle
Squirtle
National Pokédex
Charizard - Squirtle (#007) - Wartortle
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Designed by Game Freak

Squirtle (ゼニガメ, Zenigame) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Water type Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue.

Physiology and Behaviour

Squirtle looks like a turtle. It has purple-black eyes, blue skin, a cream belly, a brick-red shell, and light blue tail. It uses its shell as a protection and sprays water at enemies.

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Squirtle was one of the three starter Pokémon in all of the first generation Pokémon games excluding Pokémon Yellow, though in that game it could be acquired after coming in possession of the Thunder Badge. Squirtle wouldn't become a starter Pokémon again until the remakes of the first generation games, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen for the Game Boy Advance, though in every Pokémon game Squirtle could be obtained by trading, even in console games such as Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and Pokémon Colosseum for the Nintendo GameCube. Squirtle would once again be obtainable in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, where the player could choose one of the three Kanto starters after defeating Red.

Other Pokémon games

Squirtle appears in every platform-linked game to a handheld gaming system starting with Pokémon Stadium for the Nintendo 64. The other games are as follows, Pokémon Stadium 2, Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon Ranch and Pokémon Battle Revolution. Squirtle and his evolutions also appear in Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo 64.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Squirtle appeared as a float in the stage Poké Floats. A trophy of Squirtle was also in this game.

Squirtle appeared as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii, where he was one of the Pokémon Trainer's three different Pokémon, the others being Ivysaur and Charizard. In the game he was the lightest of the three Pokémon, and was the only one who could perform water based attacks. A trophy of Squirtle could be acquired in this game.

Wartortle and Blastoise are both either mentioned or featured in the Super Smash Bros. series though have minor roles.

Trophy descriptions

Super Smash Bros. Melee

"Retreating into its shell and spitting water at its foes is Squirtle's trademark response to danger. It's one of the three Pokémon that trainers can receive from Professor Oak in Pokémon Red and Blue. Squirtle evolves into Wartortle and then Blastoise, ramping up its water powers with each evolution."

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

"A Tiny Turtle Pokémon. In times of danger, it pulls its arms and legs inside its shell to protect itself from enemy attacks. When it conceals its neck, it also shoots a powerful stream of water from its mouth. Its shell not only protects its body, it also reduces water friction when it's in the water. When it levels up, it evolves into Wartortle."

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

The origin for the name Squirtle is not obvious, but can be found. It is observed that Squirtle looks like a turtle, but it's tail resembles a squirrel. Thus, combining the names squirrel and turtle, you get Squirtle. It could also be from squirt, referencing its small size and a "squirt of water" from a water gun.

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. Powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.
Pokémon Yellow Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.
Pokémon Stadium It takes time for the shell to form and harden after hatching. It sprays foam powerfully from its mouth.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold The shell is soft when it is born. It soon becomes so resilient, prodding fingers will bounce off it.
Pokémon Silver The shell, which hardens soon after it is born, is resilient. If you poke it, it will bounce back out.
Pokémon Crystal When it feels threatened, it draws its legs inside its shell and sprays water from its mouth.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon FireRed When it retracts its long neck into its shell, it squirts out water with vigorous force.
Pokémon LeafGreen After birth, its back swells and hardens into a shell. Powerfully sprays foam from its mouth.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Pokémon Pearl It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Pokémon Platinum It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Pokémon HeartGold The shell is soft when it is born. It soon becomes so resilient, prodding fingers will bounce off it.
Pokémon SoulSilver The shell, which hardens soon after it is born, is resilient. If you poke it, it will bounce back out.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Pokémon White It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Pokémon Black 2 It shelters itself in its shell then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Pokémon White 2 It shelters itself in its shell then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Pokémon Y Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
Pokémon Red and Blue
Pallet Town
Pokémon Yellow
Vermilion City
Pokémon FireRed
Pallet Town
Pokémon LeafGreen
Pallet Town
Pokémon HeartGold
Pallet Town
Pokémon SoulSilver
Pallet Town
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Lumiose City
Pokémon Y
Lumiose City


Evolution

Squirtle
Reach level 16.
Wartortle
Reach level 36.
Blastoise
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Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 44
Attack 48
Defense 65
Sp. Attack 50
Sp. Defense 64
Speed 43
Average 52


Moveset

Main article: Squirtle/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
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Fire Leaf
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