Togebo

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Togebo
トゲたろう Togetarō
Poké Ball
Togebo.png
Gold's Togekiss
Egg obtained Teddiursa's Picnic
Hatches in Gligar Glide
Hatched at Route 34
Evolves in All About Arceus VIII
All About Arceus VIII
Gender Male
Ability Hustle
Nature Naughty
Current location With Gold
Egg Togepi Togetic Togekiss
This Pokémon spent 12 rounds in its Egg, 352 rounds as Togepi, and less than 1 round as Togetic.

Togebo (Japanese: トゲたろう Togetarō), known as Togetaro in Chuang Yi's translations, is a Togekiss owned by Gold in the Pokémon Adventures manga. Togebo was hatched from an Egg laid by the two Togetic owned by Jasmine. As of All About Arceus V, he is level 81 and his Characteristic is "sore loser."

History

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

As an Egg

Prior to Number One Donphan, Tobego was conceived by Jasmine's two Togetic when she let both of them in the Day Care. His Egg was found by the Day-Care Couple and delivered to Professor Elm. Togebo was first seen as an Egg in Violet City with an assistant of Professor Elm who was looking for Gold so he could give it to him. After some time, the assistant eventually catches up with Gold and gives the Egg to him, which he names "Eggy."

In Gligar Glide, right after Gold goes to sleep in the woods on the outskirts of Goldenrod City, a Gligar swoops down and snatches Togebo's Egg. Aibo tries, unsuccessfully, to wake Gold and he rallies his teammates to chase after it. Aibo catches up first and tries to attack Gligar but it uses Poison Sting, causing Aibo to fall. Then Gligar kicks Polibo, who has just jumped out of the water. Pretending to be a tree, Sudobo catches Gligar, and Exbo uses a powerful Ember. Gligar flies away to a tree to eat the Egg, but Sunbo lands on Gligar's head. Unfortunately, this makes Gligar headbutt the Egg, creating a crack in the shell. Then pieces of the Egg fly off, and Togepi appears. Gligar, still hungry, attempts to eat Togepi anyways. Togepi retaliates with Double-Edge and Metronome. Metronome comes out as Supersonic, which scares Gligar off.

As a Togepi

In Tyranitar War, Togebo was used in Gold's fight against Silver. He managed to defeat his powerful Tyranitar with Double-Edge, but was knocked out as well when Tyranitar fell on top of him.

In The Last Battle VI, Togebo watches the rest of Gold's Pokémon battle against the Masked Man from inside his Poké Ball, infuriated that Gold didn't think he was strong enough to battle.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

In Out-Odding Oddish, Togebo is used in the Pokéathlon alongside Sunbo and Sudobo. They start with the Jump Course, and are shown competing in Disc Catch competition. Sunbo and Sudobo easily catch a disc that was thrown to them, and Gold points out that most Pokémon would crowd together to catch a single disc, but since Togebo is small, he can easily move through crowds. Togebo pushes his opponents away and easily catches the disc, which signifies the end of the match. The next round they compete in is the Lamp Jump. While Sudobo and Sunbo easily touch some lights, Togebo rudely pushes his opponents out of the way, which gives Gold enough to points to earn the Jump Medal. The same three later competed in the Speed Course and encounter a powerful Trainer, Jet. In the Hurdle Dash and Pennant Capture competitions, Jet's team easily defeats Sunbo and Sudobo. In the final match, Relay Run, while most Trainers are seen running with their Pokémon, Gold is seen simply sliding on the ground slowly while riding on his skateboard in the wrong direction. An exhausted and in last place Sudobo struggles to move on, so he is switched for Sunbo. Seeing there is not much time left, Gold switches Sunbo out for Togebo. Togebo's fast speed allows him to easily catch up to Jet's Dodrio, but he is kicked away into the gravel by Dodrio's foot. The dirt gets into Togebo's eyes, preventing him from being able to see and run properly. Gold commands Togebo to keep going and gives him directions on where to move, having spent his time memorizing the course. Togebo continues running and eventually manages to make it past Jet's Dodrio, which gives Gold the win.

As a Togetic

In One Tough Togepi, Gold sends out his entire team, save Togebo, to fight and distract Lance's Dragonite. Once Dragonite attacks with Hyper Beam Gold launches Togebo's Poké Ball with his billiard cue, which meets the devastating laser attack. Togebo manages to endure the attack long enough to shoot past Dragonite, and comes back around with a Double-Edge at the back of its head, fainting the dragon. Later, after Aibo evolves into an Ambipom, Togebo is seen sulking over the attention that he receives from the Kimono Girls. It is then revealed that Gold doesn't exactly know how to evolve Togebo.

In All About Arceus II, after Gold manages to find the missing Lance at the Ruins of Alph, it is revealed that the reason that Togebo has yet to evolve is due to the fact that the two aren't fully connected. Lance then gives Togebo a Shiny Stone in the event that they figure it out. When Gold goes to battle the rampaging Arceus in All About Arceus VIII, Gold realizes how he never thought Togebo to be as strong as his other Pokémon and kept him as a last resort in all of his battles. Realizing his grave mistake, Gold tells Togebo to fight; Togebo joins the battle, evolving into a Togetic and then into a Togekiss immediately after. With their new power, Gold and Togebo manages to calm Arceus down.

Personality and characteristics

Gold and Togebo

Since hatching from his Egg, Togebo picked up some of Gold's habits such as gambling. He is a very naughty and stubborn Pokémon, and is often seen with a sulk on his face. As described by DJ Mary, Gold and Togebo are so alike they may as well be twins. Despite being newly hatched, Togebo was easily able to defeat opponents more experienced such as Gligar and Tyranitar, but also fainted in the process as for the latter. In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Togebo felt like that it wasn't fully connected with Gold, as stated by Lance one point. During the fight with Arceus, Gold has Togebo fight Arceus, finally realizing what happened, which caused Togebo to evolve into Togetic and then Togekiss with a Shiny Stone.

Moves used

Togebo Togepi Metronome.png
Using Metronome as a Togepi
Move First Used In
Double-Edge Gligar Glide
Metronome Gligar Glide
Growl Gligar Glide*
Charm Gligar Glide*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves used via Metronome

Togebo Togepi Metronome Leer.png
Using Leer as a Togepi
Move First Used In
Supersonic Gligar Glide
Leer Quilava Quandary
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese トゲたろう Togetarō From トゲ~ Toge- and ~たろう -tarō
English Togebo* From Toge- and -bo
Togetaro* From Toge- and -taro
French Totoge From Toge-
Spanish Togetaro From Toge- and -taro
Korean 토돌이 Todor-i From 토게~ Toge- and ~돌이 -dor-i
Chinese (Mandarin) 波克太郎 Bōkètàiláng From 波克~ Bōkè- and ~太郎 -tàiláng
Chinese (Cantonese) 刺太郎 Chitaailòhng From 小刺蛋 Síuchidáan and ~太郎 -taailòhng
Vietnamese Togetarou Transliteration of his Japanese name

Eggy
Language Name Origin
English Eggy From Egg
Korean 알이 Ali From 알 Egg
Vietnamese Trứng

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Togepi, Togetic, and Togekiss.


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