Squirtle Raid Guide

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Squirtle is a pure Water type 1* Raid Boss. Optimal raid counters include Electric and Grass types. Squirtle evolves into the powerful Blastoise and then into Mega Blastoise. Mega Blastoise is one of the best Water type Megas for Raids.

It is an easy solo.

Squirtle Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Squirtle:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Leaf Blade Grass 8.33s 0.00
2. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Thunder Electric 8.85s 0.00
3. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Thunder Electric 9.40s 0.00
4. Venusaur (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 10.53s 0.00
5. Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 10.87s 0.00
6. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass 10.92s 0.00
7. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Power Whip Grass 11.15s 0.00
8. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Psychic Psychic 11.79s 0.00
9. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 9.35s 0.00
10. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 11.90s 0.00
11. Gardevoir (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Psychic Psychic 11.88s 0.00
12. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Thunder Electric 12.22s 0.00
13. Deoxys (Attack) Zen Headbutt Psychic Zap Cannon Electric 12.30s 0.00
14. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 12.29s 0.00
15. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Brave Bird Flying 12.53s 0.00
16. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 12.55s 0.00
17. Deoxys Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric 12.54s 0.00
18. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Luster Purge Psychic 12.60s 0.00
19. Chesnaught Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 12.60s 0.00
20. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 12.58s 0.00
21. Raikou Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric 12.59s 0.00
22. Kartana Air Slash Flying Leaf Blade Grass 12.67s 0.00
23. Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 12.72s 0.00
24. Simisage Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 13.04s 0.00
25. Tsareena Magical Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass 13.14s 0.00
26. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Sludge Bomb Poison 13.18s 0.00
27. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 13.20s 0.00
28. Shaymin (Sky) Hidden Power Normal Solar Beam Grass 13.40s 0.00
29. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 13.59s 0.00
30. Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 13.63s 0.00
31. Tapu Bulu Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 11.17s 0.00
32. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Ourage Dragon 13.84s 0.00
33. Roserade Poison Jab Poison Solar Beam Grass 14.07s 0.00

Catchable CP range

Squirtle can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 497 – 540 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 621 – 675 CP at level 25 with Rainy weather boost

Squirtle Stats

Squirtle has the following stats in Pokémon GO:

Squirtle Water
Max CP at lvl 40 946 | Max CP at lvl 50 1069
ATK 94 DEF 121 HP 127
Weak to Strong Against
Electric Grass Fire Ground Rock


Squirtle Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Bubble Water
  • Tackle Normal
  • Water Pulse Water
  • Aqua Jet Water
  • Aqua Tail Water

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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