The Pokémon universe was a big part of everyone’s childhood. And the launch of Pokémon GO by Niantic excited all the fans and made them nostalgic.
Players can set out on a journey and capture Pokémon in various real-life geographic locations in real-time.
Just like Ash, you too can add Pokémon to your collection. As you explore the outdoors, the app will use your device’s GPS and camera to display Pokémon in your vicinity.
One classic Pokémon that's been around from the start is Squirtle. Ash's own Squirtle in the series helped him conquer several opponents and win battles.
So, if you want to find and catch a Squirtle of your own, you have come to the right place. We have compiled everything you need to know about it, starting from its characteristics and where to find it in Pokémon GO.
What is a Squirtle in Pokémon GO
Squirtle first appeared in “Here Comes the Squirtle Squad” as the leader of a gang of rogue Squirtles. This small blue turtle is a water-type Pokémon.
It weighs around 9 kilograms and is 0.5 meters tall. A hard shell covers a Squirtle’s body, protecting it from surprise attacks and helping it swim at high speed by minimizing water resistance.
In the game, Squirtle has a base capture rate of 20 percent, a base flee rate of 10 percent, and a buddy walking distance of 3 kilometers. It also has decent base stats:
- 94 base attack stat
- 121 base defense stat
- 127 base stamina
Squirtle is resistant to steel, fire, water, and ice-type attacks. Bubble and Aqua Tail are its best moves, dealing the highest total DPS when attacking Pokémon in Gyms and in PVP battles.
However, Squirtle is vulnerable to grass and electric moves. Pokémon like Thundurus (Therian), Zekrom, Deoxys (attack), Deoxys (normal), and Zacian (Crowned Sword) are the strongest against Squirtle.
The Squirtle family currently consists of three Pokémon. Squirtle can evolve into Wartortle, which costs 25 candies. It can then further evolve into Blastoise for 100 candies.
Finally, its final evolution form is Mega Blastoise, which requires 200 Mega Energy the first time and 40 Mega Energy from then onwards.
How to Catch Squirtle in Pokémon GO
Now that you know the characteristics of Squirtle in Pokémon GO, let’s dive into the details on how you can catch one.
Catching a Squirtle in Pokémon GO is a lengthy but simple process. There are three ways to catch it:
- Finding it in the wild near bodies of water such as lakes, ponds, and beaches
- Trainers can utilize a lure
- Trainers can get it from the field research task “Catch 5 Pokémon”
You can increase your chances of catching a Squirtle if you use these three methods correctly.
Squirtle Nest Coordinates: Where to Find Squirtle
The chances of a Squirtle randomly spawning in any location is rare. This makes it hard to locate and catch. However, there’s an easy solution to this problem.
You can find a Squirtle in Pokémon GO by following any of the Squirtle Nest coordinates.
A nest is a specific location in the game where the spawn rate for a particular Pokémon is high. With higher chances of locating a Squirtle in any of these regions, you can easily travel to these places and catch one.
Below is a list of Squirtle Nest coordinates:
- (59.926458, 10.703473) in Kirkeveien 0268, Oslo, Norway
- (-33.8270312, 151.1679592) in 50 Dettmann Ave Longueville NSW 2066, Australia
- (40.3012577, -111.713416) in 260 North 700 West, Utah, USA
- (22.3344, 114.14) in Mei Foo, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- (34.268918, -119.277) in San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura, USA
- (47.486809, 19.0440) in Citadella station 1 Budapest, Hungary
- (34.0274, -118.132425) in 901 Via San Clemente, California, USA
- (851 IL-176, 42.24779) in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
- (22.28222, 114.224444) in Aldrich Bay Park, Hong Kong
- (46.811325, -71.20755) in 43 rue Saint Louis, Quebec, Canada
- (38.900157, -77.139692) in 2700 N Greenbrier Street, Arlington, Virginia, USA
- (39.209495, -76.532585) in 3925 Fort Armistead Road, Baltimore, USA
- (33.359205, -111.766895) in 1045 E Juniper Avenue, Arizona, USA
- (50.9071058, -1.4025378) in 2 New Rd, Southampton, United Kingdom
- (51.5938687, -0.1277375) in South Terrace, London, United Kingdom
How to Get Squirtle without Moving
If you live near any of the Squirtle Nest coordinates, it will be easy for you to physically visit these locations.
However, since these coordinates are scattered worldwide, traveling to these places can be unrealistic for some players.
In such cases, you can use a location spoofing tool to change your device’s current GPS coordinates and visit any coordinate on the map.
One reliable spoofing app for iOS devices is MockGo. This user-friendly app is easy to use and is optimized to ensure complete privacy of your data as you teleport to the address or coordinates you type in.
To spoof your location on iPhone using MockGo, follow these steps:
Step 1. Download and install the app onto your computer or Mac.
Step 2. Open the app and connect your device to your computer via a USB cable.
Step 3. Your current location should appear on the map now. Click the first icon on the top right-hand corner to activate the Teleport Mode.
Step 4. Now, type in or copy-paste a Squirtle Nest coordinate. Then press Go.
Step 5. A permission window will pop up displaying the coordinates, distance, and address of the location you want to teleport to. Click Move Here.
Now open Pokémon GO and your in-game trainer will be located at the new, exact coordinates. Once there, wait for a Squirtle to spawn so you can catch it.
MockGo has many other neat features. For one, it lets you use a joystick to control your GPS movement. You can even simulate walking, driving, or cycling to your chosen location.
Doing so will make your movement seem more realistic. This is important since the game will ban your account if it detects a location hack.
Playing Pokémon GO is highly entertaining. But some Pokémon, like Squirtle, spawn randomly, and their nest locations are isolated in numerous places around the world.
Visiting these places can be difficult if not impossible for many trainers. Luckily, you can easily spoof your location with the help of apps like MockGo.
We hope that our tips and tricks were able to help you capture a Squirtle of your own.