How to Draw Squirtle Pokémon

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Squirtle, the Tiny Turtle Pokémon, is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Its name is a descriptive combination of "squirt" and "turtle."

Along with Bulbasaur and Charmander, Squirtle is one of the starter Pokémon trainers can choose from in the early Pokémon video games. Squirtle may evolve into Wartortle at level 16 and Blastoise at level 36.

Squirtle can run on all fours or walk on two legs. It can retreat into its shell for protection, or simply to take a nap. It can also squirt blasts of water from its mouth and swim through the water at high speeds.

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Squirtle are rare in the wild, but can sometimes be found around ponds or on islands.

In the Pokémon animated series, Squirtle debuted in an episode entitled "Here Comes the Squirtle Squad!" Ash befriends a Squirtle who leads a gang of Pokémon abandoned by their trainers. Ash's Squirtle often wears dark sunglasses, perhaps a popular culture reference to its Pokédex number "007." For unexplained reasons, Ash's Squirtle never evolves into its advanced forms.

In addition to the animated series, Squirtle has been featured in the trading card game, video games, books, and many merchandising venues, such as clothing, toys, and school supplies. Squirtle was also one of 11 Pokémon selected as mascots for the FIFA World Cup in 2014.

Would you like to draw a smiling Squirtle? This easy, step-by-step Pokémon drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

Squirtle, I choose you!

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Squirtle Pokémon

How to Draw Squirtle: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a circle to form Squirtle’s head. Then, define the outline of the jaw by enclosing a rounded shape just outside the circle.

How to Draw Squirtle: Step 2

2. Enclose a larger circle beneath the head, forming the body. The two shapes should overlap.

How to Draw Squirtle: Step 3

3. Draw the arm. Enclose an irregular shape using curved lines. Notice the pointed finger at the end of the hand. Draw two more fingers within the hand using “V” shaped lines.

How to Draw Squirtle: Step 4

4. Draw the opposite arm. Enclose an irregular shape extending from the body. Notice the two pointed fingers at the tip of the hand. Draw another finger within the hand using a “V” shaped line.


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How to Draw Squirtle: Step 5

5. Draw the legs. Enclose the irregular shape of the legs using curved lines. Notice the three pointed toes at the end of each foot.

How to Draw Squirtle: Step 6

6. Erase guide lines from the head and legs.

How to Draw Squirtle: Step 7

7. Detail Squirtle’s belly and shell. Enclose the edge of the shell between the head, arm, and leg using wavy lines. Detail the top of the shell with two curved lines. Then, detail the belly, or carapace, of the shell. Draw a curved line across the chest, and “V” shaped lines at the sides and bottom of the carapace. Then, draw perpendicular lines across the center.

How to Draw Squirtle: Step 8

8. Draw Squirtle’s tail. Enclose a rounded shape, then draw a spiral line within it.


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How to Draw Squirtle: Step 9

9. Detail Squirtle’s face. Use a curved line for the mouth, with tiny lines indicating the nostrils above it. Enclose rounded shapes to form the eyes, with two ovals in each. Add depth to the brow using small lines.

How to Draw Squirtle: Step 10

10. Color your Squirtle. Squirtle is generally depicted in shades of blue, yellow, and brown.

Are you training to be the next Pokémon master? Learning to draw this and other fantastic Pokémon is a great place to start. Hone your skills with our selection of cartoon character drawing guides, where you'll discover Pikachu, Charizard, and many others. You might even find a few legendary Pokémon!

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