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Totodile
Big Jaw Pokémon
ワニノコ
Waninoko
#158
Totodile



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2′00″ 0.6 m
Totodile
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
20.9 lbs. 9.5 kg
Totodile
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
66
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
63
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Totodile
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F158.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Totodile (Japanese: ワニノコ Waninoko) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Croconaw starting at level 18, which evolves into Feraligatr starting at level 30.

Along with Chikorita and Cyndaquil, Totodile is one of the three starter Pokémon of Johto available at the beginning of Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.

Contents

Biology

Totodile is a bipedal, crocodilian Pokémon 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.

In the anime

Totodile in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Totodile

In The Totodile Duel, Ash caught a Totodile after battling for ownership over it with Misty. Totodile, who had a very playful personality, remained with him throughout Ash's journey in the Johto region, before he left it in Professor Oak's lab while leaving for Hoenn.

Wani-Wani

Wani-Wani is Marina's starter Pokémon that she received from Professor Elm. It evolved into a Croconaw prior to The Legend of Thunder!, and then into a Feraligatr prior to A Stand-Up Sit-Down!.

Khoury's Totodile

Khoury's Totodile appeared in An Egg Scramble!, A Rivalry to Gible On! and Bagged Then Tagged!. In the latter episode, it evolved into a Croconaw.

Other

In Don't Touch That 'dile, a Totodile was a prospective starter Pokémon offered by Professor Elm. It fled from his care and found Team Rocket, whereupon it chomped down on Jessie's hair. Ash and his friends eventually managed to get Totodile back to Professor Elm.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a Totodile assisted Pikachu and the Spiky-eared Pichu in the distant past.

In The Power of Us, a Totodile was following Harriet around.

Minor appearances

In Up Close and Personable!, a Totodile lived in the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Totodile watched Meloetta's concert.

A Trainer's Totodile appeared in Battling Besties!.

A Trainer's Totodile appeared in JN031.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP151 Totodile Ash's Pokédex Totodile, the Big Jaw Pokémon. Its highly developed jaw is so powerful, it can crush practically anything. Trainers beware: this Pokémon loves to use its teeth.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP143 Totodile Dawn's Pokédex Totodile, the Big Jaw Pokémon. Totodile has a habit of using its highly developed jaws to chomp on anything in sight, so Trainers beware.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Totodile

Ash's Totodile appears in The Grand Rhydon Plan.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Pikachu and Clefairy meet a Totodile in The Happiness Clover. Totodile tricks Pikachu and Clefairy into finding him a four-leaf clover, though in the end he admits to tricking them and they become friends.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

Main article: Jō's Totodile

owns a Totodile as his starter Pokémon in Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure. It evolved into a Croconaw and then into a Feraligatr.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Silver's Totodile

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 Johto starter Pokémon to evolve. With his increased strength and Surf ability, he is the major mainstay of Silver's team.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Main article: Gold's Totodile

In The Golden Boys, Gold starts with a Totodile that later evolves into a Croconaw.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team, the main character is a Totodile who teams up with a Chimchar named Honō to form Team Blaze.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Silver has a Totodile, which he received from Professor Oak in Welcome Back, Clefairy!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Totodile (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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."

Detective Pikachu

A Totodile appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#007
Gold Its well-developed jaws are powerful and capable of crushing anything. Even its trainer must be careful.
Silver It is small but rough and tough. It won't hesitate to take a bite out of anything that moves.
Crystal This rough critter chomps at any moving object it sees. Turning your back on it is not recommended.
Stadium 2 Its well-developed jaws are powerful and capable of crushing anything. Even its Trainer must be careful.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Despite the smallness of its body, Totodile's jaws are very powerful. While the Pokémon may think it is just playfully nipping, its bite has enough power to cause serious injury.
Sapphire
Emerald Despite its small body, Totodile's jaws are very powerful. While it may think it is just playfully nipping, its bite has enough strength to cause serious injury.
FireRed It is small but rough and tough. It won't hesitate to take a bite out of anything that moves.
LeafGreen Its well-developed jaws are powerful and capable of crushing anything. Even its Trainer must be careful.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#007
Diamond It has the habit of biting anything with its developed jaws. Even its Trainer needs to be careful.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its well-developed jaws are powerful and capable of crushing anything. Even its trainer must be careful.
SoulSilver It is small but rough and tough. It won't hesitate to take a bite out of anything that moves.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It has the habit of biting anything with its developed jaws. Even its Trainer needs to be careful.
White
Black 2 It has the habit of biting anything with its developed jaws. Even its Trainer needs to be careful.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It is small but rough and tough. It won't hesitate to take a bite out of anything that moves.
Y Its powerful, well-developed jaws are capable of crushing anything. Even its Trainer must be careful.
Omega Ruby Despite the smallness of its body, Totodile's jaws are very powerful. While the Pokémon may think it is just playfully nipping, its bite has enough power to cause serious injury.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Crystal
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Received from Professor Birch at Littleroot Town after completing the Hoenn Pokédex
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Reward for defeating 100 Trainers in Mt. Battle
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Starter Pokémon from Professor Elm in New Bark Town
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after first entering the Hall of Fame
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Seaward Cave (Island Scan)Mo
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Puzzle Challenge
Available at the start
Generation III
Channel
Bus Stop
Pinball: R&S
Randomly on the Ruby Field*
Trozei!
Phobos Submarine, Endless Level 32, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Wyvern Hill (6F-11F), Waterfall Pond (6F-10F)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Lake Afar (B5F-B11F)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Lake Afar (B5F-B11F)
MD Stormy
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone
Ranger: GS
Rand's House, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Wet and Wild Battle, Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 5
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 433
Event: Totodile Appears (Winking)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Rippling Shoal (All Areas)
Picross
Area 13: Stage 06
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Entei Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Kris's)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Submission Totodile English United States 5 December 28, 2001 to January 31, 2002;
January 17 to 23, 2003
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3 Submission Totodile Japanese Japan 5 April 27 to May 12, 2002
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Second Campaign Totodile Japanese Japan 10 December 9, 2005 to January 10, 2006
XYORAS Pokémon Lab Totodile Japanese region Online 5 December 23, 2015 to May 9, 2016
July 16 to October 31, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Berry (100%)
Crystal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
64
62 - 127 119 - 249
44
44 - 105 83 - 205
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Total:
314
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Totodile's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fury Swipes Totodile (Neo Genesis 81)
Stomp Totodile (McDonald Pack 8)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Tackle  Normal  Imitation Confrontation

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS158.png PinRSani158.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani158.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.4%
Friend Area: Rub-a-Dub River
Phrases
51%-100% HP Can I bite? Can I really bite?
26%-50% HP Oh, sheesh. I only have half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm fainting... I don't have the power to bite...
Level up I did it! I leveled up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Let's give it our best shot, <name>!
26%-50% HP Ouch... I'm starting to hurt.
1%-25% HP I can't take much more... I need help, <name>...
Level up Yeah! Leveled!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 158.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.png
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 18 Max. exp.: 28
Browser entry R-073
Totodile powerfully spits blobs of water. It may squirt them in succession.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(past)
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry R-090/N-019
It shoots orbs of water to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush158Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 50 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW158.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Totodile often plays in the Beach Zone. He likes Rayquaza's Balloon Panic the most!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT158.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 15

#585
Shuffle158.png

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#585
Shuffle158Winking.png

Swap+
Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
GO158.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 117 Base Defense: 109
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Totodile Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Scratch
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Aqua Jet, Water Pulse

Evolution

158Totodile.png
Unevolved
Totodile
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 18
159Croconaw.png
First evolution
Croconaw
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30
160Feraligatr.png
Second evolution
Feraligatr
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 158.png Spr b 2g 158.png Spr 2s 158.png Spr b 2g 158.png Spr 2c 158.png Spr b 2c 158.png
Spr 2g 158 s.png Spr b 2g 158 s.png Spr 2s 158 s.png Spr b 2g 158 s.png Spr 2c 158 s.png Spr b 2g 158 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 158.png Spr b 3r 158.png Spr 3e 158.png Spr b 3r 158.png Spr 3r 158.png Spr b 3r 158.png
Spr 3r 158 s.png Spr b 3r 158 s.png Spr 3e 158 s.png Spr b 3r 158 s.png Spr 3r 158 s.png Spr b 3r 158 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 158.png Spr b 4d 158.png Spr 4d 158.png Spr b 4d 158.png Spr 4h 158.png Spr b 4h 158.png
Spr 4d 158 s.png Spr b 4d 158 s.png Spr 4d 158 s.png Spr b 4d 158 s.png Spr 4h 158 s.png Spr b 4d 158 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 158.png Spr b 5b 158.png Spr 5b 158.png Spr b 5b 158.png
Spr 5b 158 s.png Spr b 5b 158 s.png Spr 5b 158 s.png Spr b 5b 158 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 158.png Spr b 6x 158.png Spr 6x 158.png Spr b 6x 158.png
Spr 6x 158 s.png Spr b 6x 158 s.png Spr 6x 158 s.png Spr b 6x 158 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 158.png Spr b 7s 158.png Spr 7s 158.png Spr b 7s 158.png
Spr 7s 158 s.png Spr b 7s 158 s.png Spr 7s 158 s.png Spr b 7s 158 s.png
Front Back Front Back
158MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Totodile images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Totodile is based on a baby crocodilian.

Name origin

Totodile is a combination of tot and crocodile.

Waninoko can be taken to mean 鰐の子 (child of a crocodile/alligator).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ワニノコ Waninoko From 鰐の子 wani no ko
France Flag.png French Kaiminus From Caiman and minuscule
Spain Flag.png Spanish Totodile Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Karnimani From Karnivore and Kaiman
Italy Flag.png Italian Totodile Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리아코 Liako From the English word 리틀 and a corruption of 악어 akeo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 小鋸鱷 Síugeuingohk Means "Little saw(-toothed) crocodilian"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 小鋸鱷 / 小锯鳄 Xiǎojù'è Means "Little saw(-toothed) crocodilian"


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