Competitive Information for Squirtle [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Squirtle squirtle
Base Stats for Squirtle

Water


Evolutions / Family:
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise

Weakness Chart for Water-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Squirtle? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.


Squirtle is an astounding Water-typed Pokemon. Squirtle is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Squirtle's only type-related weaknesses are Electric and Grass.


Species: Squirtle
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Dig
- Seismic Toss / Counter
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Squirtle (Retro)

Squirtle is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. . Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Dig is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Squirtle's level. can hit ghost types).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Squirtle
Moveset:
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Toxic
- Reflect

Special Sweeper Squirtle (Retro)

Squirtle is pretty popular Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. . Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Bubble Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Water-type move (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Blizzard is a special 120-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Squirtle's defense is doubled).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Squirtle learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble
20
100%
30
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
No additional effect.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Withdraw
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Squirtle can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Squirtle

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