Squirtle (ゼニガメ Zenigame) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Wartortle starting at level 16. It is one of the three Starter Pokémon that can be chosen in Kanto region.

Biology

Physiology

Squirtle is a small, light-blue Pokémon with an appearance similar to a turtle. With its aerodynamic shape and grooved surface, Squirtle's shell helps it wade through the water very quickly. It also offers protection in battle. Like turtles, Squirtle has a shell that covers its body with holes that allow its limbs, tail, and head to be exposed. Unlike a turtle, Squirtle is ordinarily bipedal. 

Natural Abilities

Its shell is highly sturdy, so it can hide within its shell to protect itself from physical attacks.

Personality

Squirtle is usually well behaved, yet it has an underlying rebellious streak. It likes to be open with only a limited number of people and won’t advertise its secrets. It prefers to stay within a close knit group, but can still enjoy making new friends. Other Pokémon may regard it as difficult and hard to get along with, but only if they have previously gotten on its bad side.

Game data

Squirtle is a starter option in Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, FireRed, LeafGreen, and GO. A Squirtle can also be received as a gift in Yellow.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it is playable as part of Pokémon Trainer's team and its moves are Hydro Pump, Withdraw, Water Gun and Waterfall.

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town One
Yellow Received from Officer Jenny in Vermilion City after earning the Thunder Badge. One
Gold and Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town One
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red One
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
Black 2 and White 2 Trade None
X and Y Received as a gift from Professor Sycamore One
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Trade from Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Island Scan - Seaward Cave One
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Kanto Route 24, Kanto Route 25, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City Gift Rare
Sword and Shield Gift from Honey at Master Dojo One


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

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

  • Yellow

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

  • 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, your finger will bounce back out.

  • Crystal

    When it feels threatened, it draws its legs inside its shell and sprays water from its mouth.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emerald

    Its shell is not just for protection. Its rounded shape and the grooves on its surface minimize resistance in

  • Diamond

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

  • Pearl

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

  • 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 soon after it is born, is resilient. If you poke it, it will bounce back out.

  • Black

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

  • White

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

  • Black 2

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

  • White 2

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

  • X

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

  • Y

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

  • Omega 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.

  • Alpha 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.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

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

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

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

  • Sword

    When it retracts its long neck into its shell, it squirts out water with vigorous force.

  • Shield

    When it feels threatened, it draws its limbs inside its shell and sprays water from its mouth.


Spin-off game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-011 PR Squirtle Sprite.png Squirtle Water SOA Soak 1.png Soak 1 PA Water SofA.png Water
Capture Points* On Sight**
77 Runs away.
Browser Entry
It attacks by squirting water from its mouth.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Stats

Squirtle's Stats
HP
44
Attack
48
Defense
65
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
64
Speed
43
Total
314

Learnset

By leveling up

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
10 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
13 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special
16 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
19 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
22 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
25 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
28 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
31 Skull Bash 130 100% 15 Normal Physical
34 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
37 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
40 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
4 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
10 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status Cute 2 0 ♥
13 Bubble 40 100% 30 Water Special Cute 4 0 ♥
16 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
19 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
22 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
25 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
28 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
31 Skull Bash 130 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
34 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
37 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
40 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special
10 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status
13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
16 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
19 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
22 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
25 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special
28 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
31 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal Physical
34 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
37 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
40 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
4 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2
7 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special Cute 2
10 Withdraw —% 40 Water Status Cute 2
13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Cute 3
16 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 3
19 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 2
22 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2
25 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
28 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
31 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1
34HGSSPt Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
34DP Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
37HGSSPt Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
37DP Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special Beauty 2
40HGSSPt Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
4 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Cute 2 2 ♥
10 Withdraw —% 40 Water Cute 1 0 ♥
13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Cute 4 0 ♥
18 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Tough 1 3 ♥
23 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
28 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
33 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
47 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Beauty 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal
7 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water
10 Withdraw —% 40 Water
13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
18 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
23 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal
28 Protect —% 10 Normal
33 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
47 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal
8 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water
15 Water Gun 40 100% 20 Water
22 Bite 60 100% 25 Normal
28 Withdraw —% 40 Water
35 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
42 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
TM05 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM07 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM08 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM09 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM10 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM12 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM13 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM15 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM19 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
TM22 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM25 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM27 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM29 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM34 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
TM35 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
TM39 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
TM47 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM51 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM55 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up 85% 10 Poison Status
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Ground Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Ground Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07ORAS Dive 80 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Ground Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Ground Physical Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM55 Brine 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 3 ♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Tough 2 0 ♥
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM06 Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 89.5% 5 Ice
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Jet Golduck, Seel, Dewgong, Kabuto, Kabutops, Surskit, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 40 100% 20 Water Physical
Aqua Ring Seel, Dewgong, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic, Gorebyss, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola, Dewpider, Araquanid —% 20 Water Status
Aura Sphere Clawitzer 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
Brine Seel, Dewgong, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Lapras, Omanyte, Omastar, Corsola, Pelipper, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Huntail, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola 65 100% 10 Water Special
Dragon Pulse Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Ampharos, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Skrelp, Dragalge, Clawitzer 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Fake Out Lombre 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
Flail Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Feebas, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk, Clauncher, Clawitzer,Turtonator 100% 15 Normal Physical
Foresight Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert 100% 40 Normal Status
Haze Wooper, Quagsire, Surskit, Greninja —% 30 Ice Status
Mirror Coat Corsola, Dewpider, Araquanid 100% 20 Psychic Special
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire, Lotad, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Snover, Abomasnow, Amaura, Aurorus —% 30 Ice Status
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Relicanth, Shellos, Gastrodon, Stunfisk, Pyukumuku —% 15 Ground Status
Muddy Water Wooper, Quagsire, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk, Clauncher, Clawitzer 90 85% 10 Water Special
Refresh Lickitung, Lickilicky, Corsola, Milotic —% 20 Normal Status
Water Spout* Remoraid 150 100% 5 Water Special
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Snorlax, Wooper, Quagsire, Kingdra, Relicanth, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Jet Golduck, Seel, Dewgong, Kabuto, Kabutops, SurskitORAS, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola, Clauncher, Clawitzer 40 100% 20 Water Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Aqua Ring Seel, Dewgong, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic, Gorebyss, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola —% 20 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Aura Sphere Clawitzer 80 —% 20 Fighting Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Brine Seel, Dewgong, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Lapras, Omanyte, Omastar, CorsolaORAS, Pelipper, SphealORAS, SealeoORAS, WalreinORAS, Huntail, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola 65 100% 10 Water Special Tough 3 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Ampharos, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Skrelp, Dragalge, Clawitzer 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Fake Out Lombre 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
Flail Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Feebas, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk, Clauncher, Clawitzer 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Foresight Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert 100% 40 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Haze Wooper, Quagsire, Surskit, Greninja —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire, Lotad, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Snover, Abomasnow, Amaura, Aurorus —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Relicanth, Shellos, Gastrodon, Stunfisk —% 15 Ground Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Muddy Water Wooper, Quagsire, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk, Clauncher, Clawitzer 90 85% 10 Water Special Tough 2 2 ♥
Refresh Lickitung, Lickilicky, Corsola, Milotic —% 20 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Water Spout* Remoraid 150 100% 5 Water Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Snorlax, Wooper, Quagsire, Kingdra, Relicanth, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Jet Golduck, Seel, Dewgong, Kabuto, Kabutops, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola 40 100% 20 Water Physical
Aqua Ring Seel, Dewgong, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic, Gorebyss, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Ducklett, Swanna, Alomomola —% 20 Water Status
Brine Seel, Dewgong, Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Lapras, Omanyte, Omastar, PelipperB2W2, Huntail, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Alomomola 65 100% 10 Water Special
Fake Out Lombre 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
Flail Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Feebas, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk 100% 15 Normal Physical
Foresight Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert 100% 40 Normal Status
Haze Wooper, Quagsire, Surskit —% 30 Ice Status
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Special
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire, Lotad, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Snover, Abomasnow —% 30 Ice Status
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Relicanth, Shellos, Gastrodon, Stunfisk —% 15 Ground Status
Muddy Water Wooper, Quagsire, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Stunfisk 95 85% 10 Water Special
Refresh Lickitung, Lickilicky, Corsola, Milotic —% 20 Normal Status
Water Spout* Remoraid 150 100% 5 Water Special
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Snorlax, Wooper, Quagsire, Kingdra, Relicanth, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Aqua Jet Golduck, Seel, Dewgong, Kabuto, Kabutops, Empoleon, Buizel, Floatzel 40 100% 20 Water Physical Beauty 2
Aqua Ring Seel, Dewgong, Marill, Azumarill, Corsola, Mantine, Milotic, Gorebyss —% 20 Water Status Beauty 0
Fake Out Lombre 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2
Flail Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Feebas 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 2
Foresight Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert 100% 40 Normal Status Smart 1
Haze Wooper, Quagsire, Surskit —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Special Beauty 2
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire, Lotad, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Snover, Abomasnow —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
Mud Sport Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Relicanth, Shellos, Gastrodon —% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
Muddy Water Wooper, Quagsire, Marshtomp, Swampert, Shellos, Gastrodon 95 85% 10 Water Special Tough 2
Refresh Lickitung, Lickilicky, Corsola, Milotic —% 20 Normal Status Cute 0
Water Spout* Remoraid, Octillery 150 100% 5 Water Special Beauty 2
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Snorlax, Wooper, Quagsire, Kingdra, Relicanth, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Flail Feebas 100% 15 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Foresight Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert 100% 40 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
Haze Wooper, Quagsire, Surskit —% 30 Ice Beauty 3 0 ♥
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire, Lotad, Wingull, Pelipper, Surskit —% 40 Ice Beauty 2 0 ♥
Mud Sport Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Relicanth —% 15 Ground Cute 4 0 ♥
Refresh Lickitung, Corsola, Milotic —% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Yawn Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Snorlax, Wooper, Quagsire, Relicanth 100% 10 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Confusion Psyduck, Golduck, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking 50 100% 25 Psychic
Flail * Horsea 100% 15 Normal
Foresight * Psyduck 100% 40 Normal
Haze Wooper, Quagsire —% 30 Ice
Mirror Coat Corsola 100% 20 Psychic
Mist Lapras, Wooper, Quagsire —% 40 Ice

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

By tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Water Pledge SM 80 100% 10 Water Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Water Pledge XYORAS 80 100% 10 Water Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Water Pledge BWB2W2 50 100% 10 Water Special
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Aqua Tail HGSSPt 90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
Dive HGSSPt 60 100% 10 Water Physical Beauty 1
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beauty 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam  85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge E 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Dynamic Punch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Mimic  —% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Seismic Toss  100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute  —% 25 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Ice Beam C 95 100% 10 Ice
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

In the anime

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Squirtle is a playable character in both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as one of the three Pokémon usable by the Pokémon Trainer, with the others being Charizard and Ivysaur.

Trivia

  • Across the many Generations, Squirtle's sprite color has changed noticeably: in Generation I, it was light blue, in Generation II, it was a dark shade of blue, and finally, the color scheme from Generation III and onwards is teal.
  • Squirtle's shiny has stayed the same except one feature. In Generation II, it had a fully green shell, but in Generation III, it had a green back and a light tan chest.
  • Squirtle is one of the 16 Pokémon to be made into a puppet in Japan.

Origin

Squirtle appears to be based on turtles. Much like Wartortle, its tail is a reference to Japanese legends of the minogame (蓑亀), a turtle which lived for 10,000 years and grew a tail made of seaweed.

Names in other languages

  • English: Squirtle's English name can possibly both be a combination of the words "turtle", and "squirt". Turtle would be the animal it's based on off, and squirt means to spray water or small, or a combination between the words "turtle", and "squirrel", considering its tail looks similar to a squirrel's tail.
  • Japanese: ゼニガメ (Zenigame in Romaji) came from the Japanese words Zeni ((ぜに)) which means money and Kame ((がめ)) which means turtle.
  • French: "Carapuce" comes from the combination of the words "carapace" (shell) and "puce"(flea) which could have been used because of the "cute" connotation that this word sometimes implies when used in French (i.e.: "puce" is often used to refer to a little girl).

Gallery

See also

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