How to Get a Squirtle in "Pokemon: Pearl"


Squirtle, a cute, blue, turtle-like creature, was a classic part of the game for fans of the first generation of "Pokemon" titles, "Pokemon: Red Version" and "Pokemon: Blue Version." However, when "Pokemon: Pearl Version" was released, the game no longer included Squirtle. While players cannot capture Squirtle in the "Pearl" version of "Pokemon," that doesn't mean that it's impossible to use a Squirtle in the game at all. Players have two main ways to get a Squirtle to use in-game for "Pokemon: Pearl Version."


  • Travel to Sandgem Town and speak to Professor Rowan at Lake Verity. He will drop some items that you must return to him.

  • Return the items to the Professor at his lab. Once you have done so, he will give you an upgraded Pokedex.

  • Connect your game and game system with a friend who has a compatible version of "Pokemon" (either "LeafGreen" or "FireRed"). Your friend can then give you a Squirtle.

Pal Park

  • Locate the Pal Park closest to your current location. One is located in Fuschia City, and the other is on Route 221 in Sinnoh.

  • Before entering the park, make sure you have transferred at least six Pokemon from one of the following versions of the game: "Ruby," "Sapphire," "Emerald," "FireRed," "LeafGreen." The Pokemon you transfer must be of the same language/country of origin as your own copy of "Pearl."

  • Speak with Professor Oak or the Warden's Son -- who you speak to depends on which park you are at. Follow the character's instructions, and select the "Migrate" option.

Tips & Warnings

  • Trading is only supported on the Nintendo DS for "Pearl."
  • Migrating a Squirtle into "Pearl" cannot be reversed.

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