Togepi is a small, light-yellow Pokémon with a rounded, egg-shaped body. After hatching from its Egg, Togepi's body remains encased in its eggshell. That shell has a white base color, and rounded, mostly unfilled shapes (with thick borders that are either red or blue) dot the shell on all sides. Sticking out of its shell, Togepi has stubby, rounded cone arms and round feet with two toes each. Togepi has thin, black, oval eyes with thin, black arcs on their outer sides. Its head has five round-tipped, conical spikes that seem to form a crown. It also has semi-oval, brown pads on the soles of its feet.
The anime has shown that it can retract into its shell, which it usually does to sleep. It is able to siphon the positive energy of others, storing that happiness in its shell, and then release it to those in need of it. Togepi is able to release poison from the spikes on its head. It has a very joyful nature. As a result, it is said that it shares its joy with those who take care of it. Because of its disposition, Togepi is seen as a sign of good luck, especially if a Trainer is capable of getting a sleeping Togepi to stand. Togepi's innocent smile is said to calm the soul. It is also shown in the anime that Togepi can act very maliciously at times, causing havoc and bad luck to its enemies. Although it is rare in the wild, Togepi can most commonly be found living within the forests.
Togepi, the Spike Ball Pokémon. Togepi is filled with an energy that makes people happy. When treated well, Togepi shares this energy with others, but when it comes near a human with an impure heart, this energy quickly disappears, leaving Togepi exhausted.
Gold was given an Egg created by Jasmine's Togetic from Professor Elm that later hatched into a Togepi, which was nicknamedTogebo. Togebo's Egg first appeared in Stantler By Me, but Togebo wouldn't officially appear until Gligar Glide. Due to his abilities as a hatcher, Togebo was born with Gold's trouble-making habits, much to Professor Elm's displeasure. Despite this, Gold wasn't able to truly connect with Togebo until the climax of the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, where he evolves into a Togetic and then a Togekiss via a Shiny Stone.
These adorable Spike Ball Pokémon hatch from eggs given out by Professor Elm's assistant. Common superstition holds that their shells are chock-full of happiness and that they become good-luck charms when handled with kindness. It's impossible to predict which ability a Togepi will call upon when it uses its Metronome move, so you'd better be ready!
The Melee trophy incorrectly states that Togepi's first appearance was in Pokémon Gold and Silver. Togepi's first appearance was actually in Hey You, Pikachu!.
Brawl trophy information
"A Spike Ball Pokémon. It's said that its shell is filled with joy, and a proverb asserts that if you can get a sleeping Togepi to stand up, you will gain happiness. Togepi can lower its opponent's attack power using Charm. Once it has become friends with its Trainer, Togepi evolves into Togetic."
Togepi also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.
NA:This Fairy-type Pokémon grows by feeding off the happiness, fun, and kindness of others. It's always filled with joy! In Smash Bros., Togepi uses the unpredictable Metronome move on foes. This move can cause drowsiness, damaging-flower growth, or stage darkness.
PAL:A Fairy-type Pokémon that's always sunny side up! It can siphon positive energy from people and spread it across the world. Its Metronome attack can have a wide variety of effects. Maybe it'll plunge the stage into darkness. Maybe it'll plant damage-dealing seeds on fighters' heads. Whatever it does, Togepi will leave fighters scrambling.
As its energy, Togepi uses the positive emotions of compassion and pleasure exuded by people and Pokémon. This Pokémon then stores up feelings of happiness inside its shell, then shares them with others.
Togepi is the second Generation II Pokémon (after Ho-Oh) to appear in the Kanto saga of the anime. It is also the first future generation Pokémon with a known name at the time of its appearance to appear in the anime.
Togepi was the first Generation II Pokémon to appear in a Pokémon video game. It made an appearance in Hey You, Pikachu!, which was released in Japan on 12 December 1998, almost a full year before the first Generation II games, Pokémon Gold and Silver, were released, on 21 November 1999.
Togepi appears in Pokémon Battle Chess. To use it, one must have their Egg damaged three times, then Togepi hatches and behaves like a king piece in chess. When the player loses their Togepi, they lose.
Togepi appears to be based on the concept of a baby hatchling of any of a number of species of animals. It could also possibly be based on an egg, with its evolved forms based loosely on birds.
Due to its tendency to bring luck (either good or bad), Togepi is possibly based on the dokkaebi, a Korean mythological goblin that brings bad luck and good luck to anyone. This might explain why Togepi can have Super Luck as its Hidden Ability.
Togepi and Togepy may be a combination of 刺 toge (spike) and ピヨピヨ piyopiyo (onomatopoeia for a bird chirping).