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Pokémon
#777: Togedemaru Togedemaru
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Turtonator (disambiguation).
Turtonator
Blast Turtle Pokémon
バクガメス
Bakugames
#776
Turtonator



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Shell Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
70 (16.6%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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Weight
467.4 lbs. 212.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
170
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Turtonator (Japanese: バクガメス Bakugames) is a dual-type Fire/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Contents

Biology

Turtonator is a bipedal, turtle-like Pokémon with a spiny shell. Its skin is a muted green and only visible on its limbs, tail, head, and neck. On top of its head is an additional shell with many points around the brim. This extra shell has a black center, yellow in the middle, and a red outer rim. Its eyes have black markings around the bottom, and it has a tubular, yellow snout with a single, large nostril. Turtonator has a wide mouth with the lower lip marked by a jagged yellow line extending from its nose. On each side of Turtonator's long neck are two short, triangular projections. Its front legs have mitten-like hands, while its hind feet have claw-like red growths around them. Most of its tail is also covered by red plating, which has fin-like projections. The shell that encases its body has a red underside with a star-shaped, yellow-rimmed hole in the center. The back of the shell has a yellow center with several spikes: four large spikes with red bases form a star-shape in the center with four smaller spikes around them.

This Pokémon resides on volcanoes, where it camouflages itself among the rocks and waits for prey. In addition to hunting, Turtonator also feed on sulfur and other volcanic materials. This diet rich in explosive material has contributed to a layer of explosive material in its shell. When prey steps onto its shell, it strikes itself with its own tail to cause an explosion. The explosion is ignited by sparks from the spikes on its shell and released through the hole on its chest.[1] This orifice also acts as Turtonator's weak point. Its explosive capabilities are dampened by the rain, however, so it takes refuge in caves on rainy days. It is also capable of spewing poisonous gas and flames from its nostrils. As shown in Pokémon Adventures the Sun/Moon/Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon chapter Turtonator can use its feces as explosive land mines.

Turtonator is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Shell Trap.

In the anime

Turtonator in the anime

Major appearances

Kiawe's Turtonator

Kiawe has a male Turtonator that he obtained prior to Alola to New Adventure!, the episode where he and the species debuted. Turtonator was first used to battle Tupp, Zipp, and Rapp. It has extreme power and Defense.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
SM034 Shell Smash Rotom Pokédex That's Shell Smash! It makes Turtonator vulnerable to damage, but in return, it increases power and speed.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the manga

Turtonator in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ryuki's Turtonator first appeared in the PASM34, when it was sent out to battle Gladion.

In the TCG

Main article: Turtonator (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #224
Alola
USUM: #288
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun The shell on its back is chemically unstable and explodes violently if struck. The hole in its stomach is its weak point.
Moon It gushes fire and poisonous gases from its nostrils. Its dung is an explosive substance and can be put to various uses.
Ultra Sun It lives in volcanoes and eats sulfur and other minerals. Materials from the food it eats form the basis of its explosive shell.
Ultra Moon Its exploding shell poses a real danger but is sensitive to moisture. On rainy days, Turtonator takes silent refuge in caves.
Generation VIII Galar
#347
Sword Explosive substances coat the shell on its back. Enemies that dare attack it will be blown away by an immense detonation.
Shield Eating sulfur in its volcanic habitat is what causes explosive compounds to develop in its shell. Its droppings are also dangerously explosive.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun
Blush Mountain
Moon
Trade, Event
Ultra Sun
Blush Mountain
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Lake of Outrage or Max Raid Battle
Shield
Trade

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Turtonator Appears

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Easter Turtonator Egg All Japan 1 March 18 to April 9, 2017
SM Korean Turtonator Egg All South Korea 1 April 29 to May 7, 2017
SM Kiawe's Turtonator Japanese Online 30 June 26, 2017 to July 14, 2017
SM Kiawe's Turtonator All Japan 30 July 22 to August 13, 2017
SM Kiawe's Turtonator Korean Online 30 August 12 to September 30, 2017

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Sword Shield Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Events* Moomoo Milk Moomoo Milk (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
36
36 - 96 69 - 188
Total:
485
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1616 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2020 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100100% 15
2424 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
2828 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
3232 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3636 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4040 Shell Trap Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
4444 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
4848 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
5252 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Turtonator
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Turtonator

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR79Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR88Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR88 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Turtonator
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Turtonator

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlowpokeSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingGoomySliggoo
GoodraBergmiteAvaluggAppletun
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
ScraggyScraftyDrednaw Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseBergmiteAvalugg Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
Avalugg Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Turtonator in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Turtonator in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Turtonator
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Turtonator

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Turtonator
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Turtonator
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 111 Raise Max Level.png 7

#777
Shuffle776.png

Block Shot
Erases two unbreakable-block disruptions and increases damage.


Evolution

776Turtonator.png
Unevolved
Turtonator
 Fire  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 776.png Spr b 7s 776.png Spr 7s 776.png Spr b 7s 776.png
Spr 7s 776 s.png Spr b 7s 776 s.png Spr 7s 776 s.png Spr b 7s 776 s.png
Front Back Front Back
776MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Turtonator images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Turtonator can be seen as a counterpart to Drampa. Both are Dragon-type Pokémon with the same base stat total. They also share the same stat values, but with the exception of Speed, these values are assigned to different stats. While Turtonator is exclusive to Sun, Ultra Sun, and Sword, Drampa is exclusive to Pokémon Moon, Ultra Moon, and Shield.

Origin

Turtonator may be based on the mata mata, a kind of turtle. It also has elements of a land mine.

Turtonator's Dragon type and spiny turtle shell may also be loosely inspired by the Tarasque, a mythological dragon-like hybrid; and the dragon turtle, a Chinese creature featuring the head of a dragon and the body of a turtle.

Name origin

Turtonator may be a combination of turtle and detonator.

Bakugames may be a combination of 爆発 bakuhatsu (explosion) and 亀 kame (turtle).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バクガメス Bakugames From 爆発 bakuhatsu and kame
France Flag.png French Boumata From boum and mata mata
Spain Flag.png Spanish Turtonator Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tortunator From tortoise and detonator
Italy Flag.png Italian Turtonator Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폭거북스 Pokgeobukseu From 폭 (爆) pok and 거북 geobuk
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 爆焰龜獸 Baauyihmgwāisau From 爆炸 baauja, 火焰 fóyihm, gwāi, and sau
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 爆焰龜獸 / 爆焰龟兽 Bàoyànguīshòu From 爆炸 bàozhà, 火焰 huǒyàn, 龜 / 龟 guī, and 獸 / 兽 shòu


Related articles

Notes

External links

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