Sophocles's Togedemaru (Japanese: マーマネのトゲデマル Māmane's Togedemaru) is Sophocles's first known Pokémon.
In The Guardian's Challenge!, she was used to help welcome Ash to the school, competing in Sophocles's challenge against Ash and Pikachu to pop balloons the fastest. Sophocles and Togedemaru quickly took the lead, using Togedemaru's spikes to efficiently break the balloons. After Ash attempted to use Pikachu's Thunderbolt to turn the tides, Togedemaru used her Lightning Rod Ability to absorb the attack and quickly pop the remaining balloons with Zing Zap.
In A Shocking Grocery Run!, Togedemaru got separated from Sophocles due to a power outage at the shopping mall caused by Team Rocket. She, Pikachu, and Rotom eventually made their way to the mall's roof, where they came across Team Rocket. During a showdown with the trio, Pikachu got blasted off the roof by Mimikyu's Shadow Ball, but was able to hang on to an opposite building. When Sophocles and Ash arrived, Togedemaru used her Lightning Rod Ability with Pikachu's Thunderbolt to turn the tide of battle with Zing Zap.
In So Long, Sophocles!, Togedemaru was horrified at the mere idea of being separated from Pikachu when Sophocles overheard his parents discussing the possibility of moving houses. She later assisted Sophocles in battling against a wild Charjabug brought as a farewell gift from Ash. She succeeded in weakening it enough for Sophocles to capture it. When Togedemaru discovered that the whole thing was blown out of proportion and that her family would only be moving down the street, so she wouldn't be separated from Pikachu, she got overly excited and shocked Sophocles, Ash, and Kiawe out of happiness.
In When Regions Collide!, Sophocles used Togedemaru alongside Snowy in a battle against Brock's Geodude. Geodude took no damage from Togedemaru's Zing Zap and knocked away Snowy's Powder Snow with Gyro Ball.
In Rescuing the Unwilling!, Togedemaru was sent out at the Ultra Deep Sea in order to rescue Lillie's mother, Lusamine, from the Nihilego that had captured and possessed her. When the possessed Lusamine sent out her Mismagius to attack everyone, Togedemaru absorbed its Electric-type moves with Lightning Rod. Lusamine's Lilligant then made it dance with Teeter Dance. Ash's Litten and Rowlet released it from the dance, and it rejoined the fight. In the next episode, Togedemaru and Charjabug used Zing Zap and Discharge, respectively, on Milotic. Although Milotic appeared to have been defeated by this move, Nihilego made it get back up and continue battling. The battle ended when Ash and Pikachu performed 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt to defeat Nihilego.
Personality and characteristics
Togedemaru has a strong relationship with her Trainer, often seen attached to Sophocles's side. Sophocles even goes to sleep with her by his side, using her glowing cheeks as a nightlight to help with his fear of the dark. Togedemaru loves to be helpful, as seen when she seems very pleased to help Sophocles run his programs, and is very proud to have helped him win a balloon popping challenge.
She seems to be very fond of Ash's Pikachu, even going so far as to jump on Pikachu in order to show her affection towards him. Togedemaru is also a really energetic Pokémon, and is very fond of playing, whether she continuously rolls and bounces around or she is dancing with Pikachu. At the idea of being separated from Pikachu, Togedemaru cried a lot and upon learning that she would not be moving far away, she was overcome with joy and has shown herself to shock others out of her own happiness and bounce around uncontrollably. In Alola, Kanto!, when Pikachu was hit by Kiawe's Marowak and another Marowak commanded by Brock, Togedemaru got angry and fought back at them. When Pikachu went missing during SM067, Togedemaru began crying and had to be comforted by Sophocles and Charjabug.
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In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Togedemaru first appeared in the Sun & Moon chapter, standing next to Sophocles.
In the games
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Togedemaru, nicknamed Togemaru (Japanese: とげまる Togemaru), helps around the Hokulani Observatory. During Sophocles's trial, the Pinger used to summon the Totem Pokémon malfunctioned and began attacking the Charjabug. Although Togemaru used Lightning Rod to absorb the electricity fired by the Pinger, it couldn't fully take the attack, forcing Totem Togedemaru to appear and rescue it as well.
Sophocles uses another Togedemaru in battle. It appears in the following games:
In the TCG
Sophocles's Togedemaru is featured in the TCG as of one Sophocles's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards featuring Togedemaru.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Togedemaru||Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit||006/026|
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Togedemaru.