Squirtle Pokémon Card Value

Written By // SU Staff in Pokémon

Best Squirtle Pokemon Cards

Squirtle Pokémon Card Guide

One of the first starter Pokémon to choose from, all the way back from the Pokémon Red days, was Squirtle. Any team water fan always went with Squirtle, who eventually evolved into a beloved Blastoise. Most people would choose Squirtle for its super-effective Water-type moves against Brock’s Rock- types.

Many people, myself included, choose Squirtle for its defensive abilities, and it’s the coolest Pokémon while in glasses. Since The beginning of Pokémon, Squirtle has been one of the original 150 Pokémon. Squirtle has been featured in numerous Anime, video games and movies.

With all of that beloved spotlight time, is Squirtle a good card to collect? And are Squirtle cards worth any money?

Let’s look at some of the top Squirtle Pokémon card values.

Introduction

The Squirtle Cards

Depicted as a “tough guy” personality when Ash first encountered Squirtle, it really puts on a show. Sometimes, they can be seen wearing dark sunglasses, and other times they are hidden inside of its shell. Squirtle was one of Ash’s most trustworthy Pokémon, but far from perfect. Sometimes this cute Pokémon can be extremely immature and mischievous. Through all of this, Squirtle is shown to be a born leader and has a fire-fighting spirit.  

Category and Element of Squirtle

Squirtle’s design is based on its final evolved form and baby turtles. Its tail is a reference to Japanese legends of the minogame, a turtle that lived for 10,000 years and grew a tail made of seaweed. Squirtle’s name comes from the combination of Squirt and turtle, Squirtle. Squirtle is a Water-type Pokémon that evolves into Wartortle at level 16, then later Blastoise at level 36.  It is a small Pokémon that walks on two short legs, and looks like a light blue turtle. In the beginning Pokémon games, Squirtle was a starter Pokémon of the Kanto region. 

10 Most Valuable Squirtle Pokémon Cards

Explore the Squirtle Pokémon cards that have sold for the most money at auction.

1996 PM Japanese Basic Squirtle No Rarity Symbol

1996 P. M Japanese Basic Squirtle No Rarity Symbol

The original Base Set of Pokémon cards has captured the love of collectors for nearly 20 years. Squirtle is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card and this card was first released as part of Japanese Base Set, released as Expansion Pack on October 20, 1996. This was the first expansion in the Pokémon Card Game. This card was illustrated by Mitsuhiro Arita. The no rarity Pokémon cards are extremely rare, this Squirtle card is one of those cards that does not contain a rarity symbol on the bottom right corner. This is from the very first printing from the Japanese Base Set, and they did not have rarity symbols.

These No Rarity cards are extremely difficult to find and it’s speculated that these cards were only printed for one to two weeks, before they were switched to include rarity symbols. No one knows where these cards come from, they were not included in 1st print decks or Promotions, or Japanese Base Set Packs. Japanese packs featuring short tops have been confirmed to NOT have these cards in them. Due to their age, and limited print run, these cards in perfect condition are extremely valuable. This card is highly sought after by Squirtle fans as well as collectors who want to collect Japanese 1st set cards. Japanese Base Set was only considered to have only one print run until recently. 

PSA Population Report:

Out of the 179 cards that have been sent to the PSA for grading, only 29 have received a perfect Gem Mint 10 grade. The lowest graded 1996 Japanese Basic Squirtle was a Good 2. This card is showing a huge increase in price and is definitely going to keep increasing in value. Due to its extremely limited print run, these cards are very rare and valuable.

Average Selling Price: $4,000

1996 PM Japanese Basic Squirtle No Rarity Symbol PSA Data

2002 Pokemon Squirtle Rev Foil Legendary Collection

2002 Pokémon Squirtle – Rev. Foil Legendary Collection

This Legendary Reverse Foil card was a part of the Pokémon: Legendary Collection released on May 24, 2002.   This card featured a Reverse Holofoil printed Squirtle. On this card Squirtle is pictured as a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. This card has a fireworks-like pattern that when combined with the blue color makes it look like glistening water on a sunny day. This Squirtle is pretty well collectable and you just have to love Legendary collection cards, they will never make Pokémon cards that look this cool ever again. 

PSA Population Report:

Out of the 242 Legendary Squirtle cards that have been graded, only 39 have received a PSA of Gem Mint 10. The lowest grade given was a PR 1. The most grades given out was a Mint 9, with 110. The chances of your card getting a perfect grade are very low, and that is one of the factors keeping this card retaining value. The PSA is showing a steady projected price increase for this card. 

Average Selling Price: $1,200-$1,500

2002 Pokemon Squirtle Rev Foil Legendary Collection PSA Data

2002 Pokemon Japanese Squirtle Holo McDonalds

2002 Pokémon Japanese Squirtle- Holo McDonalds

This card was exclusively released in Japanese McDonald’s restaurants for a limited time from January 26 to February 24, 2002. Each Happy Meal purchased included a booster pack with six cards. At least one of these cards would be a Holofoil card, like this Squirtle card. This card is also compatible with Nintendo’s e-Reader device.  On this card, Squirtle is a Water-type Basic Pokémon. This card has a curved artwork window and shows Squirtle preforming Bubble, a move that Squirtle can do. The background is also really nice as well and really makes Squirtle look like he is enjoying himself. Due to this card only being included in Happy Meals, and because many were damaged from e-Reader devices, this card can be worth some money. 

PSA Population Report:

Only 459 of these Japanese McDonalds Squirtle cards have been sent to the PSA for grading. 282 cards have received a perfect grade. With the lowest score being a VG-EX4 rating. This card is showing a very good price increase and will continue to bring this cards value up. 

Average Selling Price: $750-$850

2002 Pokemon Japanese Squirtle Holo McDonalds PSA Data

2000 Topps Pokémon Lugia Mov. 2000 1st Appearance Foil

2000 Topps Chrome Squirtle Pokémon T.V- Tekno

This card was a part of the Topps cards produced, based on the Pokémon Anime, featuring scenes from Mewtwo Strikes Back and The Power of One on the back of the cards. These cards are not for use with the official Pokémon Trading Card Game and only for collecting. This card was included in the Pokémon Chrome Trading Card Series 1. Squirtle Tekno- Chrome was the highest variant of this card that you could find. The front of this card shows a joyful Squirtle running, with a blue foil background looking like water bubbles in the light. The back of this card shows his first appearance scene from Episode 12- “Here Comes the Squirtle Squad”. This card is perfect to add to any Squirtle lovers’ collection or anyone who loves the earlier Pokémon cards.

PSA Population Report:

There have only been 6 Chrome- Tekno Topps Squirtle’s sent in to the PSA for grading. The lowest grade given was a NM7. There were 3 perfect Gem Mint 10 condition cards. These cards are for collecting only, as you can not play with these cards, so they are very important to those that collect as well as for nostalgia. The PSA is showing a very sharp increase in price for this card. 

Average Selling Price: $610

2000 Topps Chrome Squirtle Pokemon TV Tekno PSA Data

1995 PM Japanese Topsun Squirtle Blue Back

1995 P.M Japanese Topsun Squirtle Blue Back

This was the first Squirtle card to be printed, along with its Green-Back and holofoil variant. This card was released in Japan in June 1997 in boxes of gum. There are three different variants of this card possible, Green-back, Blue-back and Holofoil Topsun cards. This is the first origin cards for the Squirtle Pokémon that we know and love today. These Blue-back cards are the rarest compared to the Green-back. This card features a half-art of Squirtle on the front of the card. As well as his stats and attack on the front. Unlike the Holofoil, the back of this card just contains blue lettering. While this card cannot be played in the official Pokémon TCG, this card is for collectors and Pokémon fans.

PSA Population Account:

There have only been 65 Squirtle Blue-back Topsun cards sent to the PSA for grading. The most commonly graded card was a Mint 9, with 27 cards being given that. The lowest grade given was a Good 2 grade. There have only been 8 of these cards graded with a perfect Gem Mint 10. Due to their limited print and old age, the price for these cards is going to be increasing over time. 

Average Selling Price: $500-$800

2012 Pokemon B and W Full Art Lugia EX Plasma Storm Holo PSA Data

2004 Pokemon EX Squirtle Fire Red Leaf Green Ref

2004 Pokémon EX Squirtle Fire Red Leaf Green- Ref

Pokémon TCG: EX FireRed & LeafGreen is the sixth main expansion of cards from the EX Series. Released in English on August 30, 2004 this card features Generation I Pokémon and the Kanto region. This Squirtle is also a Water- type Basic Pokémon card showcasing beautiful artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita. This card shows Squirtle diving into the water and like usual, very happy. The water shows beautiful depth and water ripples, as well as symbols for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen in holofoil. This is a really wonderful card, showing Squirtle’s playful nature and would be a perfect addition for any Squirtle collector. 

PSA Population Account:

There have only been 74 of these Pokémon EX Squirtle cards sent in for grading. The most common grade given out was a Mint 9, with 32 of these grades being handed out. The lowest grade given was an EX- MT 6. There have only been 25 Gem Mint 10 grades for this card. The PSA is showing a very sharp increase in price for this card that is expected to continue. 

Average Selling Price: $560

2004 Pokemon EX Squirtle Fire Red Leaf Green Ref PSA Data

2006 Pokemon Squirtle Rev Foil EX Crystal Guardians

2006 Pokémon Squirtle- Rev. Foil EX Crystal Guardians

This card was a part of the Pokémon TCG: EX Crystal Guardians and is the fourteenth main expansion in the Pokémon TCG released in English on August 30, 2006. This set expansion was set on a mysterious island, far from the city of Holon, where both regular and Delta Species live. This island grows crystals, which are said to grant special powers, hence the name EX Crystal Guardians. This card showcases Bubblebeam, a move that Squirtle can learn in Generation I via TM11. This Squirtle is shown foot-surfing across water, with a beautiful sunset in the background illuminating the blue water with pink/purple rays, and Squirtle zooming past trees. This card has some amazing artwork from Hajime Kusajima, with the words “EX Crystal Guardians” on the bottom right of the artwork box. This would be a good card for anyone wanting to add some cheaper Squirtle cards, or someone who wants to add this to their deck. 

PSA Population Account:

There have only been 81 of these Squirtle EX Crystal Guardian cards sent to the PSA for grading. The most common grade given out was a Mint 9, there were 56 of them. The lowest grade given was an EX- MT 6. There have been 17 cards graded with a PSA of a perfect Gem Mint 10 grade. The PSA is showing a steady increase in price for this card that should continue for some time. 

Average Selling Price: $450

2006 Pokemon Squirtle Rev Foil EX Crystal Guardians PSA Data

2009 Pokemon Platinum Squirtle Reverse Foil

2009 Pokémon Platinum Squirtle- Reverse Foil

This card was found in the Pokémon TCG: Platinum expansion and was released in English on February 11, 2009. This card featured a Water-type Basic Squirtle. Both moves for Squirtle listed are Skull Bash and Bite, which are both moves in the Pokémon games that Squirtle can learn. This cards Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. The card has an awesome blue Holofoil which gives the appearance of glistening water. The artwork, illustrated by Masakazu Fukuda, shows a more animated Squirtle, splashing through some water.

PSA Population Account:

There have only been 4 of these Platinum Squirtle cards sent to the PSA for grading. The lowest grade given was a NM-MT 8, while the most common grade was a Mint 9. There is only 1 card that has been graded a perfect Gem Mint 10 condition. This card is very rare to come by and this card will be holding its value.

Average Selling Price: $500

2009 Pokemon Platinum Squirtle Reverse Foil PSA Data

2019 Pokemon Sun Moon Squirtle Reverse Foil Unbroken Bonds

2019 Pokémon Sun & Moon Squirtle- Reverse Foil Unbroken Bonds

This card was a part of the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon- Unbroken Bonds expansion, released in English on May 3, 2019. This set is based on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Let’s Go, Eevee! Featuring Generation VII Pokémon. This Squirtle is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card, featuring Bubble, an attack move that Squirtle can do. The holofoil on this card is a giant, blue Water-type symbol, with smaller Water-type symbols all over it that shine perfectly in the light like glistening water. Squirtle’s artwork is done by Tetsuya Koizumi and shows Squirtle swimming, with some Algae beneath him, and the suns rays shining brightly down. This card is a very neat design, and really keeps up with the Water-type Pokémon’s high standard. 

PSA Population Account:

There have only been 19 of the Unbroken Bonds Squirtle cards sent to the PSA for grading. The lowest grade given out was a grade of NM-MT8, while the most common grade was Mint 9, having 10. There are only 7 cards that have received a perfect Gem Mint 10 condition.

Average Selling Price: $315

2019 Pokemon Sun Moon Squirtle Reverse Foil Unbroken Bonds PSA Data

2005 Pokemon Ditto (Squirtle) Reverse EX Delta Species

2005 Pokémon Ditto (Squirtle) -Reverse EX Delta Species

This card was a part of the October 31, 2005 release of the Pokémon TCG: EX Delta Species expansion. This expansion introduced Delta Species, and was set in the Holon Research Tower. These Pokémon have been altered by a wave of electromagnetic radiation produced by an experiment gone awry at Holon labs. The result was Delta Species Pokémon, like that pictured above, they possessed different types other than their usual species. The artwork for this card is by Yuka Morii and depicts Ditto having transformed into a Squirtle. There are many cards in this set that show Ditto as a different Pokémon. This card features a Water- type boarder and the background for Squirtle is a rainbow-colored foil that really makes the Ditto Squirtle seem to pop off the card. This card is considered very uncommon by Pokémon collectors. 

PSA Population Account:

There have been 91 of these cards sent for PSA grading. The lowest grade given was a grade of VG3. The highest, and most common grade, for this Ditto (Squirtle) was 44 Gem Mint 10 condition grades. The PSA is showing a steady increase for this card. 

Average Selling Price: $300

Lugia Holo 9 PSA Data

Frequently Asked Questions About Squirtle Pokémon Cards

Are Squirtle cards rare?

Squirtle is a common rarity card, which makes it not highly sought after, though there are some cards that are an exception to this. 

How many Squirtle cards are there?

Squirtle has been featured on 22 different cards since the Base Set of the Pokémon TCG.

How much are Squirtle cards worth?

1st Edition Squirtle cards tend to be worth around $370-$1,175. 

How much is a 1995 Squirtle Pokémon card worth?

They can average around $800.

How rare is shiny Squirtle?

There is about a 1/450 chance of encountering a Shiny Squirtle.

How much is a PSA 10 Squirtle worth?

They average around $100 depending on the card and its condition. 

How much is a 1st Edition Squirtle worth?

A 1st Edition Squirtle can average around $200-$500 depending on the card and how rare it is . 

Is Squirtle rare in Pokémon go?

Squirtle is quite rare, even when you do encounter them, they are quite hard to catch. 

What is the name of the Squirtle with sunglasses?

The Squirtle Squad is the name of the Squirtles with sunglasses.

How much is a 1st Edition Team Rocket Squirtle worth?

 They can average around $50.

Is Squirtle a turtle or tortoise?

A turtle. 

How much is a Squirtle Pokémon card worth from 2021?

They tend to average around $40. 

0 Comments
Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Learn More About Pokémon

Top 10 VMAX Pokémon Cards

Pokémon VMAX cards are very powerful-boosted cards, that evolved from Pokémon V cards, with some averaging $100 and others thousands.

Top 10 Pokémon Energy Cards

The backbone of the Pokémon Trading Card Game is Energy cards. Your cards would be useless if you didn’t have enough of these in your deck.

Top 10 Shiny Pokémon Cards

Legendary Lugia has been a beloved favorite due to all of its appearances, with the biggest being the mascot of Pokémon Silver.

Best Pokémon Emulators

There are options to play your favorite Pokémon games for free on your pc or on your mac using an emulator. Learn more!

Best Pokémon Tins To Buy

If you are looking to buy the best Pokemon tins to buy, whether it is for re-sale or for the best promo cards you are at the right place!

Top Team Rocket Card Set Values

Team Rocket introduced Dark Pokémon which feature high attack damage, offensive strategies, and artwork to signify they were corrupt Pokémon.

Arcanine Pokémon Card Value

Arcanine has been featured on 25 different Pokémon cards since it debuted in the Base Set of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.