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Squirtle is a small Pokémon that resembles a light blue turtle. While it typically walks on its two short legs, it has been shown to run on all fours as well. It has large brown eyes and a slightly hooked upper lip. Each of its hands and feet has three pointed digits. The end of its long tail curls inward. Its body is encased by a tough shell that forms and hardens after birth. This shell is brown on the top, pale yellow on the bottom, and has a thick white ridge between the two halves. Its height is 1'08" and weight is 19.8 lbs.
Squirtle's shell is a useful tool. It can withdraw into the shell for protection, and its grooved, rounded shape helps to reduce water resistance when this Pokémon swims. Squirtle can spray foamy water from its mouth with great accuracy.
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The first real Squirtle appeared in Here Comes the Squirtle Squad. The Squirtle Squad were a gang of rogue Squirtle who were deserted by their Trainers. Ash befriended and captured their leader, while the rest of them became a firefighting group. Squirtle stayed with Ash until The Fire-ring Squad!, when it returned to the Squirtle Squad.
Numerous wild Squirtle appeared in Beach Blank-Out Blastoise.
In Journey to the Starting Line, a set of the three Kanto starter Pokémon in which a boy named [[Gilbert (Kanto)|Gilbert}} was supposed to choose from as his starting Pokémon were scared off by Ash's Tauros. Professor Oak, Tracey, Delia, and Gilbert had to split up and find the three missing Pokémon. Squirtle was the second one found. The Tiny Turtle Pokémon was stuck in a tree that was hanging over a cliff. Ash's Bulbasaur managed to catch the Squirtle before it could fall off the cliff.
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.
One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.
A Squirtle appeared in A Better Pill to Swallow as a fantasized Pokémon.
A Squirtle appeared in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.
Squirtle, Tiny Turtle Pokémon. The pre-evolved form of Wartortle. It draws its long neck into its shell to launch incredible water attacks with amazing range and accuracy. The blasts can be quite powerful.