Turtonator (Pokémon)

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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
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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
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
170
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Atk
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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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.

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 feeds on sulfur and other volcanic materials. This diet rich in explosive material has contributed to a layer of explosive material in its shell. This diet also makes Turtonator's feces dangerously explosive. The feces can be put to many different uses; in Pokémon Adventures, they can be used as makeshift landmines, exploding from a mere touch. 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.

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

A Turtonator appeared in Eyes on the Goal!, under the ownership of the Shell Sage.

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.

In the manga

 
Turtonator in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ryuki's Turtonator first appeared in the Destroy!! Results of the Training!, 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
Rolling Fields, Axew's Eye, Stony Wilderness, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills (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 (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Charcoal (5%)
Sword Shield   Charcoal (5%)
Events*   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 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13  TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR43  TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR88  TR88 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR99  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 
      
      
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
     Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
      Rapid Spin Normal Physical 50 100% 40
  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 EP Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
VII Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fire
  Attack Power: 60 - 111   7

#777
 

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


Evolution

 
Unevolved
Turtonator
 Fire  Dragon 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  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. Its shell resembles a simplified explosion, with red and yellow flame making the base of the shell for the base of the explosion, and the rocky lumps representing the debris and shrapnel thrown about as a result of the force.

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
  Japanese バクガメス Bakugames From 爆発 bakuhatsu and kame
  French Boumata From boum and mata mata
  Spanish Turtonator Same as English name
  German Tortunator From tortoise and detonator
  Italian Turtonator Same as English name
  Korean 폭거북스 Pokgeobukseu From 폭 (爆) pok and 거북 geobuk
  Cantonese Chinese 爆焰龜獸 Baauyihmgwāisau From 爆炸 baauja, 火焰 fóyihm, gwāi, and sau
  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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