Squirtle

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For fighter info, see Squirtle (SSBB) and Squirtle (SSBU).
Squirtle
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Official artwork of Squirtle from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions.
Universe Pokémon
Debut Pokémon Red and Green Versions (1996) Japan
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Pokémon Rumble Rush (2019)
Console of origin Game Boy
Species Squirtle
Gender Varies
Place of origin Kanto
Designed by Atsuko Nishida
English voice actor Michele Knotz
Japanese voice actor Rikako Aikawa
Article on Bulbapedia Squirtle (Pokémon)

Squirtle (ゼニガメ, Zenigame) is a fictional creature from the Pokémon series. It debuted in the series' first generation as Kanto's first stage Water-type starter Pokémon, and represents that generation as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (via Pokémon Trainer).

Origin[edit]

Official artwork of Squirtle from Pokémon Red and Green Versions.

Squirtle is a small, blue, bipedal turtle-like creature, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #007 as the "Tiny Turtle Pokémon". Squirtle is also one of the Kanto region's three starter Pokémon. However, unlike in Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue Versions, Squirtle is obtainable alongside its fellow Kanto starters Bulbasaur and Charmander under special conditions in Pokémon Yellow Version, and relatively on in Pokémon X and Y. 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 is 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.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Squirtle balloon in Poké Floats.

Squirtle makes a very brief cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee's introduction sequence. A giant balloon of Squirtle is also one of the many floating and bending "platforms" that are seen throughout Poké Floats. It is the first balloon in the stage and its head and arms are where the four fighters start off on at the beginning of the match.

Trophy[edit]

Squirtle features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various Single-player Regular Matches. It reads as follows:

The Squirtle trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Retreating into its shell and spitting water at its foes is Squirtle's trademark response to danger. It's one of the three Pokémon that trainers can receive from Professor Oak in Pokémon Red and Blue. Squirtle evolves into Wartortle and then Blastoise, ramping up its water powers with each evolution.
  • Pokémon Red & Blue, 9/98


In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Squirtle (SSBB)
Squirtle, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Squirtle appears as a playable character Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is one of Pokémon Trainer's three Pokémon, alongside Ivysaur and Charizard. Squirtle can be switched into or out of battle via Pokémon Change, which operates similarly to Transform.

Trophy[edit]

The Squirtle trophy in Brawl.
Squirtle
A Tiny Turtle Pokémon. In times of danger, it pulls its arms and legs inside its shell to protect itself from enemy attacks. When it conceals its neck, it also shoots a powerful stream of water from its mouth. Its shell not only protects its body, it also reduces water friction when it's in the water. When it levels up, it evolves into Wartortle.
Game Boy: Pokémon Red/Blue
GB Advance: Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
Squirtle Pokémon series TypeIcon(Water).png Attack +41 PokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Squirtle (Pokemon series).png
Squirtle
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Squirtle, along with Ivysaur, did not return as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. 4. However, Squirtle does appear as a collectable trophy in both versions of Super Smash Bros. 4.

Trophy[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Squirtle trophy is part of the Pokémon Classics Trophy Box.

The Squirtle trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
The Squirtle trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Squirtle
Ntsc At the start of their Pokémon adventures, many aspiring trainers visit Professor Oak to choose one of three starter Pokémon. Squirtle's always a popular choice, what with it being so gosh-darn adorable. When it's in danger, though, it withdraws into its shell and spits a high-pressure burst of water—a bit less adorable.
Pal At the start of their Pokémon adventures, many aspiring trainers visit Professor Oak to choose one of three starter Pokémon. Squirtle's always a popular choice, what with him being so flipping adorable. When it's in danger, though, it withdraws into its shell and spits a high-pressure burst of water, which isn't quite so adorable.
Game Boy: Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
GB Advance: Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen (09/2004)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Squirtle (SSBU)
Squirtle, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Squirtle returns as a playable character as part of Pokémon Trainer, alongside Ivysaur and Charizard, in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like Ivysaur and Charizard, it is no longer subject to stamina, and thus remains effective throughout a fight. Unlike Brawl, Pokémon Trainer is an unlockable character instead of a starter character.

Squirtle was previously considered the strongest party member of the Pokémon Trainer's team in Brawl, due to a combination of its quick mobility overall, fast attacks, and excellent aerial game, which made it a potentially viable contender in competitive play. Possibly as a result, Squirtle has received a mix of buffs and nerfs, but was nerfed overall. Unlike the other party Pokémon, Squirtle's moveset has been reworked into newer, different attacks, with many of its standard attacks being altered.

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