Totodile is a bipedal, crocodilianPokémon with well-developed jaws. It has red eyes with ridges above them, black markings around its eyes, and several sharp teeth. On its chest is a yellow, V-shaped marking that extends to its arms; there is a thin line through the center of the marking. Totodile has five fingers and three toes. Down its back is a row of three red spines with a small, red ridge on either side. The tip of its tail has a single red spine as well. Totodile tends to be playful by nature and has a habit of biting anything it sees, including its Trainer. However, its jaws are capable of crushing anything, so it sometimes causes serious injuries. Totodile is scarce in the wild, though it can be found around bodies of water like rivers, ponds, and lakes.
Silver stole a Totodile from Professor Elm's lab in Sneasel Sneak Attack, though it first appeared in Murkrow Row. He was then able to evolve into a Croconaw after destroying a built-in iron ball trap with Exbo's help, but being left in a coma after his Trainer and Gold's defeat against the Masked Man left him unable to evolve until the fight with an outraged Lugia enticed all three of the Johtostarter Pokémon to evolve. With his increased strength and Surf ability, he is the major mainstay of Silver's team.
Totodile was the only Generation II starter Pokémon to appear only as a random trophy, not in a Poké Ball.
Melee trophy information
"Little but feisty is the best description for these Water-type Pokémon. The first thing they do when they see something move is latch onto it with their powerful jaws. Totodile was one of the three Pokémon that Professor Elm offered to Trainers in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. They evolve into Croconaw."
Brawl trophy information
"A Big Jaw Pokémon. This alligator-like Pokémon stands on two legs. It has a small body but an impressive jaw that boasts potent bite power. It can do serious damage to someone even if it's just playing. Its tendency to chomp down on anything that moves in front of it means Trainers have to be extra cautious around it. When it levels up, it evolves into Croconaw."