Squirtle

Squirtle is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Tiny Turtle Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 007
Type Water
Species Tiny Turtle Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 19.8 lbs (9.0 kg)
Abilities Torrent
Rain Dish (hidden ability)
Local № 007 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
232 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
007 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
237 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
086 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
Japanese Zenigame

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 63
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster, Water 1
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 44
198 292
Attack 48
90 214
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 64
119 249
Speed 43
81 203
Total 314 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Squirtle.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Name origin

squirt
to shoot water
squirrel
rodent with a bushy tail
turtle
water-based reptile

Squirtle changes

Pokédex entries

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.
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.
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.
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. It 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 water, enabling SQUIRTLE to swim at high speeds.
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 soon after it is born, is resilient. If you poke it, it will bounce back out.
Black
White
It shelters itself in its shell, then strikes back with spouts of water at every opportunity.
Black 2
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 the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger.
Omega Ruby
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.

Moves learned by Squirtle

Moves learnt by level up

Squirtle learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7Water GunWater 40 100
10WithdrawWater
13BubbleWater 40 100
16BiteDark 60 100
19Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
22ProtectNormal
25Water PulseWater 60 100
28Aqua TailWater 90 90
31Skull BashNormal 130 100
34Iron DefenseSteel
37Rain DanceWater
40Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Squirtle learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Squirtle egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100
Aqua RingWater
Aura SphereFighting 80
BrineWater 65 100
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
ForesightNormal
HazeIce
Mirror CoatPsychic 100
MistIce
Mud SportGround
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
RefreshNormal
Water SpoutWater 150 100
YawnNormal

Move Tutor moves

Squirtle can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron TailSteel 100 75
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water PledgeWater 80 100
Water PulseWater 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Squirtle is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
74Gyro BallSteel 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Squirtle can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
ConfusionPsychic 50 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Squirtle learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7Water GunWater 40 100
10WithdrawWater
13BubbleWater 40 100
16BiteDark 60 100
19Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
22ProtectNormal
25Water PulseWater 60 100
28Aqua TailWater 90 90
31Skull BashNormal 130 100
34Iron DefenseSteel
37Rain DanceWater
40Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Squirtle learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Squirtle egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100
Aqua RingWater
Aura SphereFighting 80
BrineWater 65 100
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
ForesightNormal
HazeIce
Mirror CoatPsychic 100
MistIce
Mud SportGround
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
RefreshNormal
Water SpoutWater 150 100
YawnNormal

Move Tutor moves

Squirtle can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sun & Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Water PledgeWater 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Squirtle is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
74Gyro BallSteel 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Squirtle can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Bubble BeamWater 65 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
ConfusionPsychic 50 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Squirtle sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Squirtle  sprite from Red & Blue Squirtle  sprite from Silver Squirtle  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Squirtle  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Squirtle  sprite from Black & White Squirtle  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Squirtle Shiny sprite from Silver Squirtle Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Squirtle Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Squirtle Shiny sprite from Black & White Squirtle Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Squirtle

Red
Blue
Pallet Town
Yellow Vermilion City
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Pallet Town
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pallet Town
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Lumiose City
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Seaward Cave