Wartortle are tailed bipedal, indigo-blue turtle-like Pokémon with brown shells and long, furry tails and ears. Wartortle has small fangs protruding out of its mouth, brown irises, and three sharp claws on its arms. Small, oval shaped spots are located under their eyes. To maintain balance while swimming at high speeds, Wartortle move their unusual furry ears and tails. This tail, covered in rich, angelic thick fur, is so long that it sticks out a bit even when Wartortle withdraw into their shell. They use the fur to store air for extended underwater diving. As a Wartortle ages, algae may grow on its shell, and the color of its tail fur deepens.
Wartortle can spit water out of its mouth at higher speeds than Squirtle. It can swim faster, as well. However, being bigger they are a little less maneuverable out of the water than Squirtle. Its shell also provides a great defense.
Wartortle are loyal to their Trainers. They are also more aggressive than Squirtle. They tend to hide in water when hunting and emerge to surprise their prey. They are known to be very tough Pokémon that often have scratches on their shell which serve as reminders of past battles. They are conceived to be a popular pet, as they are long-lived. Wartortle, and in particular their tails, are considered a symbol of longevity. It is said that this Pokémon can live for up to 10,000 years, although this is likely a myth.
Wartortle can be found living on island beaches near the ocean, but their preferred habitat seems to be freshwater ponds and lakes. They are most commonly found in Kanto region.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.