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Sophocles's Togedemaru

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|gender=Female<ref>Confirmed in ''[[SM006|A Shocking Grocery Run!]]''.</ref>|
|ability={{a|Lightning Rod}}|
|image=[[File:Sophocles Togedemaru.png|250px]]|
|caption=Sophocles's Togedemaru|
|epname=Alola to New Adventure!|
|noevo=incap |
|current=[[Party|With Sophocles]]|
|java1=[[Mika Kanai]]|
|enva1=[[Kate Bristol]]| <small>([[SM001]]-[[SM080]])</small><br>[[Emily Cramer]] <small>([[SM081]]-present)</small>
'''Sophocles's Togedemaru''' (Japanese: '''マーマネのトゲデマル''' ''MāmaneMamane's Togedemaru'') is {{an|Sophocles}}'s first known {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}. She is often seen [[Walking Pokémon|outside of her Poké Ball]].
==HistoryIn the anime==
[[File:Sophocles and Togedemaru.png|thumb|left|250px|Togedemaru and Sophocles]]
Togedemaru first appeared in ''[[SM001|Alola to New Adventure!]]'' alongside her {{pkmn|Trainer}}, welcomingwhere they first welcomed {{Ash}} to the [[Pokémon School|school]]. Togedemaru later watched as a group of {{tc|Team Skull Grunt}}s battled Ash and {{an|Kiawe}}. In ''[[SM002|The Guardian's Challenge!]]'', she was used to help welcome Ash to the school, competing in Sophocles's challenge against Ash and {{AP|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 {{m|Thunderbolt}} to turn the tides, Togedemaru used her {{a|Lightning Rod}} [[Ability]] to absorb the attack and quickly pop the remaining balloons with {{m|Zing Zap}}.
[[File:Sophocles Togedemaru Lightning Rod.png|thumb|250px|Lightning Rod activated]]
In ''[[SM006|A Shocking Grocery Run!]]'', Togedemaru got separated from Sophocles due to a power outage at the shopping mall caused by {{TRT}}. She, Pikachu, and [[Rotom Pokédex|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 {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}}'s {{m|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 ''[[SM043|When Regions Collide!]]'', Sophocles used Togedemaru alongside [[Snowy]] in a battle against {{an|Brock}}'s {{TP|Brock|Geodude}}. Geodude took no damage from Togedemaru's Zing Zap and knocked away Snowy's {{m|Powder Snow}} with {{m|Gyro Ball}}.
In ''[[SM053|Rescuing the Unwilling!]]'', Togedemaru was sent out at the [[Ultra Deep Sea]] in order to rescue {{an|Lillie}}'s mother, [[Lusamine]], from the {{DL|RecurringUltra wild Pokémon in theBeasts (anime)|Nihilego}} that had captured and possessed her. When the possessed Lusamine sent out her {{p|Mismagius}} to attack everyone, Togedemaru absorbed its Electric-type moves with Lightning Rod. Lusamine's {{p|Lilligant}} then made it dance with {{m|Teeter Dance}}. [[Ash's Litten]] and {{AP|Rowlet}} released it from the dance, and it rejoined the fight. In [[SM054|the next episode]], Togedemaru and Charjabug used Zing Zap and Discharge, respectively, on {{p|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 {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}} to defeat Nihilego.
==PersonalityIn and''[[SM090|Securing characteristics==the Future!]]'', Togedemaru joined the rest of Alola in showering {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Necrozma}} with light so it could return to its {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|normal form}}.
In [[SM129]], Sophocles used Togedemaru in the [[Battle Royal]] preliminary round of the [[Manalo Conference]]. She battled a {{p|Shiinotic}} before defeating a {{p|Politoed}} with her newly learned {{m|Spiky Shield}}. Ultimately, Togedemaru was among the 16 Pokémon still standing in the end, allowing Sophocles to proceed to the next round.
===Personality and characteristics===
[[File:Sophocles Togedemaru and Ash Pikachu.png|thumb|250px|Togedemaru and Pikachu]]
Togedemaru has a strong relationship with her {{pkmn|Trainer}}, often being seen attached to Sophocles's side. Sophocles even goes to sleep with her by his side, using her glowing cheeks as a {{wp|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, andwho is very fond of playing, whether sheby continuouslyrepeatedly rollsrolling and bouncesbouncing around or she is dancing with Pikachu. At the ideaprospect of being separated from Pikachu, Togedemaru cried a lot, andbut upon learning that she would not be moving far away, she was overcome with joy and hasbounced shownaround herselfuncontrollably toand shockshocked the others out of her own happiness and bounce around uncontrollably. In ''[[SM042|Alola, Kanto!]]'', when Pikachu was hit by [[Kiawe's Marowak]] and another {{p|Marowak}} commanded by {{an|Brock}}, Togedemaru got angry and fought back at them. When Pikachu went missing in ''[[SM067|Love at First Twirl!]]'', Togedemaru began crying and had to be comforted by Sophocles and Charjabug.
She has been shown to beis a sore loser, as shown in ''[[SM013|Racing to a Big Event!]]'', when she attacked her Trainer after he got eliminated from the [[Pokémon Pancake Race]]. She also has a slightly darker side, as seen in the [[Poké Problem]] segment for [[SM083]], where she smirked at the idea of scaring students and their Pokémon at the Pokémon School due to her increase in size from {{an|Faba}}'s size altering machine. In ''[[SM104|That's Some Spicy Island Research!]]'', Togedemaru was shown to have a distaste for [[Poni Island]] radishes.
==MovesIn used==''[[SM106|Evolving Research!]]'', while Sophocles was trying to battle with Charjabug so it could evolve into {{p|Vikavolt}}, Togedemaru was shown to be inconsiderate, absorbing Charjabug's {{m|Discharge}} and attacking a wild {{p|Golduck}} with {{m|Zing Zap}}. In the same episode, she was revealed to enjoy riding on Vikavolt without fear.
{{anmov/h|electric|steel|Sophocles Togedemaru Zing Zap.png|Using Zing Zap}}
===Moves used===
{{anmov/h|electric|steel|Sophocles Togedemaru {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 2}}|0=Zing Zap|1=Spiky Shield}}.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 2}}|0=Zing Zap|1=Spiky Shield}}}}
{{anmov|electric|Zing Zap|SM002|The Guardian's Challenge!}}
{{anmov|grass|Spiky Shield|SM129}}
====Moves improvised====
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{electric color}}; border: 3px solid #{{steel color dark}}; {{roundy}}"
! {{color|FFF|Partnered With}}
|- style="background:#FFF"
| rowspan="2" | [[File:Super Special Pokémon Fireworks.png|150px]]
| ''[[SM078|Twirling with a Bang!]]''
| {{m|Electroweb}}, {{m|Zing Zap}}, {{m|Discharge}}, {{m|Bubble Beam}}, {{m|Magical Leaf}}, {{m|Flamethrower}}, {{m|Fire Blast}}, and {{m|Powder Snow}}
| The [[Ultra Guardians]]' Pokémon
|- style="background:#FFF"
| colspan="3" style="text-align:left" |'''Description:''' Super Pokémon Fireworks (Japanese: '''超特大ポケモン花火''' ''Super Special Pokémon Fireworks'') A combination move used by the Ultra Guardians' partner Pokémon and their [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]]. Pikachu launches {{m|Electroweb}} into the air, followed by Togedemaru and {{TP|Sophocles|Charjabug}} adding to it by creating a makeshift Electroweb with {{m|Zing Zap}} and {{m|Discharge}}, respectively. {{TP|Lana|Popplio}}, Steenee, {{TP|Kiawe|Turtonator}}, and {{pTP|Kiawe|Charizard}} add to the combination with {{m|Bubble Beam}}, {{m|Magical Leaf}}, and a double {{m|Flamethrower}}, respectively. {{p|Flygon}}, {{p|Garchomp}}, and {{p|Altaria}} then use a triple {{m|Fire Blast}}, followed by [[Snowy]]'s {{m|Powder Snow}} and {{AP|Poipole}}'s poison. Together, the moves make a giant spinning ferris wheel-shaped construction.
[[File:Sophocles Togedemaru Adventures.png|thumb|170px|Togedemaru in Pokémon Adventures]]
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
Togedemaru first appeared in [[PASM19]], standing next to Sophocles watching people be evacuated to [[Hokulani Observatory]] when [[Ultra Beast]]s started rampaging around [[Ula'ula Island]]. Later, it was seen trying to help prevent a {{p|Celesteela}} and {{p|Guzzlord}} from reaching Hokulani Observatory, but was defeated.
==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 [[Island challenge|trial]], the device used to summon the [[Totem Pokémon]] malfunctions and begins attacking the {{TP|Sophocles|Charjabug}} used as a part of the trial. Although Togemaru uses its {{a|Lightning Rod}} to absorb the electricity fired by the device, it isn't able to fully absorb the attack, forcing Totem Togedemaru to step in and rescue it as well.
Sophocles uses another Togedemaru in battle. It appears in the following games:
! {{al|Pokémon League}}<br>[[Pokémon League (Alola)/Title Defense|Title Defense]]
|- style="vertical-align:top"
! {{al|Pokémon League}}<br>[[Pokémon League (Alola)/Title Defense|Title Defense]]
! colspan=2 | [[Battle Agency]]
|- style="vertical-align:top"
* {{p|Togedemaru}} is the first Pokémon belonging to a main character to use her [[Ability]] in the {{series|Sun & Moon}}.
* Togedemaru is the only non-[[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]] belonging to one of {{ashcl|Ash's classmates}} whose capture conditions are unknown.
[[Category:Sun and Moon characters]]
[[Category:Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon characters]]
[[Category:Masters characters]]
[[Category:Pokémon Adventures characters (Pokémon)|Togedemaru]]
[[Category:Female characters (Pokémon)|Togedemaru]]
[[de:Chrys’ Togedemaru]]
[[es:Togedemaru de Sophocles/Chris]]
[[fr:Togedemaru de Chrys]]
[[it:Togedemaru di Chrys]]