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Date published 07/10/2020
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30 Fun And Interesting Facts About Squirtle From Pokemon
1. Squirtle is a small Pokemon that resembles a light blue turtle.
2. While it typically walks on its two short legs, it has been shown to run on all fours in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
3. It has large, purplish or reddish eyes and a slightly hooked upper lip.
4. Each of its hands and feet have three pointed digits.
5. The end of its long tail curls inward. Its body is encased by a tough shell that forms and hardens after birth.
6. This shell is brown on the top, pale yellow on the bottom, and has a thick white ridge between the two halves.
7. Squirtle’s shell is a useful tool. It can withdraw into the shell for protection or to sleep. The grooved, rounded shape helps to reduce water resistance when this Pokémon swims.
8. Squirtle can spray foamy water from its mouth with great accuracy.
9. Squirtle is scarce in the wild, although it can be found around small ponds and lakes.
10. The anime has shown that it can be found living on secluded islands with other members of its evolutionary line.
11. In the past, Skull Bash was its signature move.
12. Niue released a one-dollar coin featuring Squirtle as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Squirtle on one side and the nation’s coat of arms on the other.
13. As a species, Squirtle has been trained most frequently of all the Kanto starter Pokémon by major anime Trainers, with Ash, May, Gary, and Tierno each owning one.
14. Squirtle’s design is based on both its final evolved form and baby turtles.
15. Much like Wartortle, its tail is a reference to Japanese legends of the minogame, a turtle which lived for 10,000 years and grew a tail made of seaweed.
16. Squirtle is a combination of squirt (to spray and small child) and turtle.
17. Squirtle was mentioned in Pokémon – I Choose You!, as one of the three starter Pokémon new Trainers in Pallet Town can choose from.
18. Ash dreamed of owning one, and it was his first choice for his starter Pokémon. However, when he arrived at Professor Oak’s lab, he realized it was too late, as another Trainer who started the same day had already taken it. It was shown battling and defeating Samurai’s Metapod.
19. It wasn’t until The Ties that Bind that it was revealed that the Trainer who took Squirtle was none other than Gary Oak, Ash’s rival. By then, it had already evolved into a Blastoise.
20. Squirtle was seen in a flashback during I Choose You!, which is set in a different continuity from the main series. Professor Oak revealed to Ash that it had already been collected.
21. Squirtle physically debuted in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad.
22. The Squirtle Squad were a gang of rogue Squirtle who were deserted by their Trainers. Ash befriended and caught their leader, while the rest of them became a firefighting group.
23. Squirtle stayed with Ash until The Fire-ring Squad!, when it returned to the Squirtle Squad. However, it briefly reappeared in the Advanced Generation series, to assist Ash with his final battle against Brandon.
24. The Squirtle Squad were a gang of rogue Squirtle who were deserted by their Trainers, who appeared in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad. Ash befriended and captured their leader, while the rest of them became a firefighting group.
25. May received her own Squirtle from Professor Oak in The Right Place and the Right Mime. May’s Squirtle was very young and timid but was used in several contests. Squirtle was later revealed to have evolved into Wartortle prior to Staging a Heroes Welcome.
26. The main character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! special is a Squirtle that claims that he used to be human. He joins Team Go-Getters in their rescue work. While he can’t use Water Gun, he is happy to use Bubble because it looks pretty.
27. A Squirtle appeared in Summer of Discovery!, under the ownership of Tierno. Tierno’s Squirtle had evolved into Wartortle by the time off Good Friends, Great Training! and then into Blastoise by Tag Team Battle Inspiration!
28. Multiple wild Squirtle appeared in Beach Blank-Out Blastoise.
29. A Squirtle appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it was cloned from Ash’s Squirtle and participated in the battle between the original Pokémon and the cloned Pokémon. It reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.
30. Blue chose Squirtle as his starter Pokémon in File 1: Red. He later used it to battle Red’s Charmander and won with ease. Sometime before Red went to the Pokémon Tower in File 2: Cubone, Squirtle evolved into Wartortle. It was shown later as a Blastoise in File 4: Charizard, when it battled against Red’s fully evolved Charizard.
The first video game appearance of Squirtle was in Pokémon Red and Blue. Squirtle is a starter Pokémon the player can choose from at the beginning of Pokémon Red and Blue, and their remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Squirtle and the other starters from Red and Blue are replaced by Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow, the only starter available in it. Instead, they are each obtained from certain NPCs. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as a reward from Professor Oak after defeating the final boss, Red, the player can choose from Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.
In Pokémon X and Y, players can also choose between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle near the start of the game shortly after having chosen the games’ new starter Pokémon, and arriving at Lumiose City, after defeating the Pokémon professor. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can use the island scan feature on Rotom to get Squirtle on Monday at Seaward Cavern in Melemele Island by scanning 10 QR codes.
Aside from the main games, Squirtle appears in Hey You, Pikachu!, Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Puzzle League, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, the Pokémon Ranger games,PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure and its sequel, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, and Pokémon Quest. Squirtle appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of many Pokémon balloon floats in the stage Poké Floats; it is the first Poké Float to appear.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Squirtle is now playable, under the command of the Pokémon Trainer. The Trainer also has an Ivysaur and a Charizard which must be switched between in order to avoid fatiguing the Pokémon. Squirtle returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, once again linked with Ivysaur and Charizard, although the removal of the fatigue mechanic means that an entire match can be played effectively using Squirtle alone.
In the animated series, Ash Ketchum, Brock, and Misty encounter a gang of five Squirtle known as the Squirtle Squad in his debut episode “”Here Comes the Squirtle Squad!””. They first appear as delinquents, but their interactions with Ash and Co. result in them becoming honorary firefighters of their town. The leader of the gang, however, chooses to go with Ash and battle for him; throughout Ash’s journey through the Kanto region, it is an invaluable member of Ash’s team, and proves its strength without ever evolving. Eventually, the Squirtle parts ways with Ash in order to lead its old gang, who were suffering a lack of proper guidance. Despite returning to its hometown, Squirtle will happily aid Ash whenever he requests it.
Whenever Squirtle appears he puts on a pair of black pointed sunglasses. Some think he does this because his Pokédex number is 007 which relates to the movie James Bond. Ash’s second female companion, May received her own Squirtle from Professor Oak. May’s Squirtle was very young and timid until evolving, despite being recently born, it quickly grows accustomed to the Pokémon Contests May participates in, even helping May win some, earning Ribbons as rewards.
After May leaves Ash’s group, she temporarily reunites with him in Sinnoh, revealing that many of her Pokémon had now evolved; Squirtle has since evolved into Wartortle. Eric Stuart does the voice of Squirtle up until late in Ash’s Hoenn adventure; Michelle Knotz takes over his role afterwards.
Squirtle is also the main protagonist of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate!; this Squirtle actually happens to be a young boy, transformed and sent to a world completely inhabited by Pokémon.
In other media
Blue, the original female protagonist in the Pokémon Adventures, stole a Squirtle from Professor Oak’s laboratory. It was not seen until Chapter 15, “”Wartortle Wars””, by which point it had evolved into a Wartortle, nicknamed Turtley, which she used to try and escape from another trainer, Red, chasing her.
In the Pokémon: Pikachu Shocks Back manga, when Pikachu is separated from Ash temporarily it meets a cynical Squirtle, who believes Ash has abandoned Pikachu. Later, Ash has caught a Squirtle of his own, which accompanies Ash throughout his journeys in the Orange Islands.