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Squirtle (Japanese: ゼニガメ Zenigame) is the Water-type Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region.



Squirtle is a small, light-blue Pokémon with an appearance similar to that of a turtle. 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. 

Special abilities

Squirtle has the ability Torrent, which boosts the power of its water type attacks by 150%, if its health drops to 33% or below.

Squirtle also has the natural ability to shoot water from its mouth, which is where the bulk of its attacks comes from. In order to defend itself from physical attacks, Squirtle hides itself in its shell.


Squirtle evolves into Wartortle at level 16 and again at level 36 into Blastoise.

Game info

Squirtle is a starter option in Pokémon Red and BluePokémon Green, and, more recently, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. A Squirtle can also be received as a gift in Pokémon 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.