Wartortle

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

Pokédex data

National № 008
Type Water
Species Turtle Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 22.5 kg (49.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Torrent
Rain Dish (hidden ability)
Local № 008 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
233 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
008 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
238 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
087 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
008 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
072 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
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 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Wartortle changes

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
When tapped on its head, this Pokémon will pull it in, but its tail will stick out a little bit.
Sword It is recognized as a symbol of longevity. If its shell has algae on it, that Wartortle is very old.
Shield It cleverly controls its furry ears and tail to maintain its balance while swimming.

Moves learned by Wartortle

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
9Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
12BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
20ProtectNormalStatus
25Rain DanceWaterStatus
30Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
35Shell SmashNormalStatus
40Iron DefenseSteelStatus
45Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
50Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
Aqua RingWaterStatus
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
HazeIceStatus
Life DewWaterStatus
Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
MistIceStatus
Water SpoutWaterSpecial 150 100
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Wartortle can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWaterPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
5Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
9BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
14WithdrawWaterStatus
20Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
27BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
33Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
40ProtectNormalStatus
46HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
53Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
59Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Wartortle sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Wartortle  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Squirtle
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Wartortle
Japanese カメール (Kameil)
German Schillok
French Carabaffe

Name origin

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