Squirtle is a Water-type Pokémon modeled after an aquatic sea turtle. The blue color that it acquires is given to Squirtle because of how the ocean reflects blue light on a Sea turtle. Squirtle's shell is brown with a yellow underbelly; Squirtle is known to withdraw into its shell, both in and outside of battle.
Squirtle has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
Squirtle is available as one of the three original starters in Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and their remakes, Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen. Officer Jenny will offer the player a Squirtle in Pokémon Yellow after obtaining the Thunder Badge.
Squirtle appears at Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 15, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Squirtle can be found at Waterfall Pond 8F-12F, and is a Starter Pokémon in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Squirtle appears at End Lake at Random B1-B24. Squirtle is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Storm Island 1F-10F and Final Island 7F-11F.
Squirtle appears within the Underground Waterways in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Ability Cross is required to reach it. Squirtle appears at the Ranger School and the Marine Cave in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and doesn't appear in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
Squirtle can be found at Everspring Valley Lake 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
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Squirtle is listed in the McDonald's Promos set, Pokémon Organized Play Series 4 as a Common Card, the Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Promo and Battle Strength Deck Blastoise/Kyurem EX.
Squirtle is listed as a Common Card in the Base, Team Rocket, Expedition (2), EX Team Magma VS Team Aqua, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Crystal Guardians (2), Secret Wonders, Platinum, Unleashed, Boundaries Crossed and Plasma Storm sets.
AnimeSquirtle is one of the first Pokémon Ash catches. Originally Squirtle was a troublemaker and was the leader of a group of Squirtles known as the Squirtle Squad. Here Comes the Squirtle Squad because the Squirtle were abandoned by their trainers.
When Ash and friends make their way to town, the Squirtle play pranks on them as well. After there a large fire in the town causes an emergency, the Squirtle Squad puts it out, and Officer Jenny allows the Squirtle Squad to be the town's official fire fighters.
The leader of the Squirtle Squad, however, decides to go on a journey with Ash after Ash saves it from Team Rocket. Squirtle becomes a power player on Ash's team. Squirtle is also adored by Misty as a result of being a Water-type and she's glad Ash manages to place one on his team. Eventually Squirtle returns to his post as the leader of the Squirtle Squad despite being sad having to leave Ash; during later episodes in both Johto and Hoenn, Squirtle is seen to still be called upon to join Ash's team on occasion.
May would also obtain a Squirtle in the episode The Right Place at the Right Mime by hatching one from a Pokémon Egg. It would evolve into a Wartortle prior to its appearance in the Wallace Cup during the episode Staging A Heroes Welcome.
Ash's Squirtle appears in the films Mewtwo Strikes Back and The Power of One, along with the Pikachu shorts Pikachu's Vacation, Pikachu's Rescue Adventure and Meloetta's Sparkling Recital. May's Squirtle appears in the films Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and the Pikachu shorts Pikachu's Ghost Festival and Pikachu's Island Adventure.
Green (known as Blue in Japan's version of the Manga) would steal a Squirtle from Professor Oak's lab, which would evolve into a Wartortle prior to Red encountering her at Celadon City in Chapter 15.
Squirtle is in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokemon.
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