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Charizard (#6) - Squirtle - Wartortle (#8)

Name (japanese), NumberSquirtle (Zenigame), 7
Evolves from(none)
Evolves toWartortle
Hit points44
Special attack²50
Special defense²64
SpeciesTinyturtle Pokémon
Height1'8" (0.51 m)
Weight20 lb (9 kg)
Shiney colour 
Gender distribution87.5% male, 12.5% female
¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.
² Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
³ Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow
Squirtle (Zenigame in Romaji Japanese) is a basic water-type Pokémon that evolves into Wartortle at level 16 and Blastoise at level 36. Squirtle's back hardens into a shell soon after its birth; when it feels threatened, Squirtle restracts into its shell and sprays foam from its mouth.

Name Origin

Squirtle's name is a combination of "squirt" and "turtle." Its Japanese name, Zenigame, shall be translated soon. "Kame" is the Japanese word for "turtle". (In Japanese, the consonant at the beginning of a word often "hardens" when it is used as the second part of a compound word; for example, "kami", meaning "paper", changes its K to a G in "origami".)


In Pokémon Red/Blue, Squirtle is one of the starter Pokémon, together with Bulbasaur and Charmander. In Pokémon Yellow, Squirtle is not a starter; rather, it's obtained in Vermillion City. In Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal, Squirtle must be obtained through trading with another cartridge. In Pokémon Sapphire/Ruby, Squirtle is not available at all.

Squirtle also appears in the Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap.

Strengths / Weaknesses

Squirtle is vulnerable to Grass and Electric, and strong against Fire, Water, Ice and Steel.

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