Squirtle, #031, The Tiny Turtle Pokemon
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Height: 1'8"
Weight: 53.3 lbs.
Length: 2'4" (head to tail)
Width: 1'3"
Egg Group: Monster / Water 1
Diet: Squirtle are mainly herbivorous in nature, eating seaweed at the bottom of ponds as well as algae, although they have been known to eat meat, especially small insects and fish they catch in the ponds they commonly live in. They also have been known to eat the carcasses of much larger aquatic creatures.
Characteristics: Squirtle definitely lives up to its title of the "Tiny Turtle;" the Pokemon is diminutive, not even reaching two feet. They are surprisingly heavy for their size, likely due to the large shell they have. This shell is strong, allowing the Pokemon to take hits that one would not expect a Pokemon of its size to take. Squirtle are surprisingly fast, especially when considering their short legs and awkward weight. They are more adept in the sea then they are on land. They are skilled swimmers, using their tail as a sort of a rudder to agilely turn. While a Squirtle can't breathe underwater, they are able to hold their breath for extended periods of time. Squirtle also are possessed of the ability to create water; much of the room in their shell is actually devoted to a giant gland capable of rapidly creating water. This is what fuels many of their attacks, allowing them to shoot water out of multiple orifices. Squirtle are capable of living in both fresh and saltwater although they are rarely seen willingly entering saltwater.
Behavior: Squirtle are a fairly peaceful Pokemon, rarely instigating fights. However, they will protect their ponds with their lives. These freshwater ponds, these oases, prove to be a death trap for unknowing trespassers. Drinkers are often pulled under by the Squirtle, the small Pokemon easily keeping their unwary prey underwater until they are dead. The body is then removed from the water to keep the water clean. They will never hunt outside their pond, but those who try to infringe on their ponds, maliciously or otherwise, are rarely met with a happy fate. For some reason this aggression doesn't often extend to other Water types, just Pokemon or humans that try to enter their territory. Perhaps this fixation on a single object is what makes a Squirtle such a good Pokemon. When captured from the wild it is often hard to break, usually trying to flee back to their pond. However, those bred in captivity, away from a pond, often fixate on their Trainer as their 'pond,' making them their focus. Due to this they can become extremely loyal Pokemon.
Habitat: Squirtle commonly live in freshwater ponds. These ponds tends to be rich in plant-life as well as other aquatic animals, but usually devoid of other animal life. Very rarely they can be seen in rivers and such, although they prefer the tranquility of their ponds. Squirtle have yet to be seen willingly entering salt water.
Population: Squirtle often live in small grounds of about four to six. Occasionally a Wartortle or two is mixed in with the group, usually acting as a leader. Squirtle, while not rare, are hard to find. Due to their very specific locations, there are a few well-documented ponds with large populations of Squirtle, although entering those areas is risky, to say the least.
Relation with other Pokemon: Squirtle will rarely hurt other purely aquatic Pokemon that share their pond, although that courtesy usually only extends to Magikarp and to occasional Goldeen. Other water types, such as Psyduck, Goldeen, and other such Pokemon will rarely come near their ponds.
In the World: Squirtle are widely seen as a menace due to them taking fresh water and hording it all to themselves. They also are a well-liked starter if bred, although ones caught in the wild are often seen as rebellious and difficult to train.
Lifespan: Even in their first stage Squirtle have a long lifespan, living nearly twenty years.
Egg: A Squirtle Egg is small, only about 8" tall and 5" across. They have a much softer shell than most Pokemon while in an Egg. If a Breeder wants the Egg to hatch without any significant disfigurement it must be kept very moist so the shell remains soft.
Breeding: Squirtle, like many young Pokemon, are not yet able to breed until level 20 or evolution. To be coaxed to breed, a Squirtle must have a large aquatic area and an Pokemon capable of remaining underwater with them.

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