Squirtle is one of the original Kanto starter Pokémon alongside Charmander and Bulbasaur. Squirtle is known as the Tiny Turtle Pokémon and is a Water-type. It evolves into Wartortle at level 16 onward, and into Blastoise at level 36 onward.
When a Squirtle hatches, its shell is soft, but forms and hardens over time until it becomes resilient enough that prodding fingers will bounce off it. When threatened, Squirtle withdraws into its shell and squirts out water with vigorous force. In addition to its defensive potential, Squirtle's shell has a rounded shape with grooves on its surface, which help minimize resistance in water and enable it to swim at high speeds. To hunt, it shoots water at its prey while underwater.
Super Smash Bros.
Squirtle appears as a playable character Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is one of Pokémon Trainer's three Pokémon, alongside Ivysaur and Charizard.
Squirtle returned as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Squirtle's up smash is faster, has better reach, and is a little stronger.
- Squirtle is the first playable starter Pokémon of a region's starter trio.
- It and Pichu are also the only playable Pokémon to be in the first stage of their respective evolutionary lines.