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 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. 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)
007 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 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 (4,884–5,140 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)

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
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.

Moves learned by Squirtle

Moves learnt by level up

Squirtle learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
3Water GunWater 40 100
6WithdrawWater
9Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
12BiteDark 60 100
15Water PulseWater 60 100
18ProtectNormal
21Rain DanceWater
24Aqua TailWater 90 90
27Shell SmashNormal
30Iron DefenseSteel
33Hydro PumpWater 110 80
36Skull BashNormal 130 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWater 40 100
Aqua RingWater
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
HazeIce
Life DewWater
Mirror CoatPsychic 100
MistIce
Water SpoutWater 150 100
YawnNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Squirtle is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Squirtle is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Squirtle learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
5Tail WhipNormal 100
9BubbleWater 40 100
14WithdrawWater
18Water GunWater 40 100
23BiteDark 60 100
27Bubble BeamWater 65 100
32ProtectNormal
36HeadbuttNormal 70 100
41Hydro PumpWater 110 80
45Skull BashNormal 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Squirtle is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Squirtle sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 24, 25, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Squirtle
Japanese ゼニガメ (Zenigame)
German Schiggy
French Carapuce

Name origin

squirt
to shoot water
turtle
water-based reptile