Wartortle

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

Wartortle artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 008
Type Water
Species Turtle Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 49.6 lbs (22.5 kg)
Abilities Torrent
Rain Dish (hidden ability)
Local № 008 (Red/Blue)
233 (Gold/Silver)
008 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
238 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
087 (X/Y)
Japanese Kameru

Training

EV yield 1 Defense, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 143
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 59
228 322
Attack 63
117 247
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 58
108 236
Total 405 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 Wartortle.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Often hides in water to stalk unwary prey. For swimming fast, it moves its ears to maintain balance.
Yellow When tapped, this POKéMON will pull in its head, but its tail will still stick out a little bit.
Gold It is recognized as a symbol of longevity. If its shell has algae on it, that WARTORTLE is very old.
Silver It cleverly controls its furry ears and tail to maintain its balance while swimming.
Crystal Its long, furry tail is a symbol of longevity, making it quite popular among older people.
Ruby
Sapphire
Its tail is large and covered with a rich, thick fur. The tail becomes increasingly deeper in color as WARTORTLE ages. The scratches on its shell are evidence of this POKéMON’s toughness as a battler.
FireRed This POKéMON is very popular as a pet. Its fur-covered tail is a symbol of its longevity.
LeafGreen It often hides in water to stalk unwary prey. For fast swimming, it moves its ears to maintain balance.
Emerald Its large tail is covered with rich, thick fur that deepens in color with age. The scratches on its shell are evidence of this POKéMON’s toughness in battle.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is said to live 10,000 years. Its furry tail is popular as a symbol of longevity.
HeartGold It is a well-established symbol of longevity. If its shell has algae on it, that WARTORTLE is very old.
SoulSilver It cleverly controls its furry ears and tail to maintain its balance while swimming.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is said to live 10,000 years. Its furry tail is popular as a symbol of longevity.
X When tapped, this Pokémon will pull in its head, but its tail will still stick out a little bit.
Y It is said to live 10,000 years. Its furry tail is popular as a symbol of longevity.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Its tail is large and covered with a rich, thick fur. The tail becomes increasingly deeper in color as Wartortle ages. The scratches on its shell are evidence of this Pokémon’s toughness as a battler.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Name origin

war
epic battle
tortoise
large reptile with a protective shell
turtle
water-based reptile

Moves learned by Wartortle

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7Water GunWater 40 100
10WithdrawWater
13BubbleWater 40 100
17BiteDark 60 100
21Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
25ProtectNormal
29Water PulseWater 60 100
33Aqua TailWater 90 90
37Skull BashNormal 130 100
41Iron DefenseSteel
45Rain DanceWater
49Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

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

Wartortle 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

Wartortle 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

Wartortle 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7Water GunWater 40 100
10WithdrawWater
13BubbleWater 40 100
17BiteDark 60 100
21Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
25ProtectNormal
29Water PulseWater 60 100
33Aqua TailWater 90 90
37Skull BashNormal 130 100
41Iron DefenseSteel
45Rain DanceWater
49Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

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

Wartortle 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

Wartortle 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

Wartortle 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

Wartortle sprites

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

Where to find Wartortle

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Squirtle
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Squirtle
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Squirtle
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Squirtle
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Squirtle