Kiawe's Turtonator

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Kiawe's Turtonator
カキのバクガメス Kaki's Bakugames
Poké Ball
Kiawe Turtonator.png
Kiawe's Turtonator
Debuts in Alola to New Adventure!
Caught at Alola
Gender Male*
Ability Shell Armor*
Current location With Kiawe
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Turtonator Kenta Miyake Marc Thompson

Kiawe's Turtonator (Japanese: カキのバクガメス Kaki's Bakugames) was one of the two original Pokémon acquired by Kiawe in the Alola region prior to the start of the Sun & Moon series.


Turtonator and Kiawe

Prior to the start of the Sun & Moon series, Turtonator was used in Kiawe's grand trial against Olivia where it battled her Lycanroc on Akala Island in order to receive his grandfather's Z-Ring.

Turtonator first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, being Kiawe's choice to battle against Tupp, Zipp, and Rapp, a trio of Team Skull Grunts. It was joined by Ash and his Pikachu. Turtonator was shown to be a capable fighter, starting the battle by easily taking hits from Zubat's Leech Life and Yungoos's Bite attacks before countering them with Shell Trap. After Ash and Pikachu gained the upper hand, Kiawe had Ash stand back to allow Turtonator to finish the fight. Calling out to Turtonator, the Firium Z on Kiawe's Z-Ring glowed, and after a series of synchronized poses, Turtonator unleashed its Z-Move, Inferno Overdrive, wiping out Team Skull's Pokémon, forcing the Grunts to retreat.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, Kiawe used Turtonator to battle an Alolan Marowak that had stolen the treasured "Wela Crown", an item said to boost the power of the Pokémon wearing it, from Wela Volcano Park. During the battle, Turtonator was shown being able to use Dragon Tail. However, Turtonator ended up getting defeated by the Bone Keeper Pokémon, with even its Z-Move failing to hit its target. Later, after receiving some encouraging words from Ash, Kiawe agreed to have a practice battle between Pikachu and Turtonator in order to be ready for a rematch with Marowak. During the battle, Turtonator ended up learning a new move, which boosted Kiawe's confidence even further. The next day, Kiawe challenged Marowak again. With its new move, Shell Smash, Turtonator was able to gain enough Speed to keep up with Marowak, allowing it to defeat its opponent this time around and retrieve the stolen crown. After the battle, Marowak chose to join Kiawe's team.

In When Regions Collide!, Turtonator battled against Brock's Steelix. Turtonator started the battle with Flamethrower which Steelix deflected with Gyro Ball to reduce the damage. Turtonator was then squeezed by Steelix's Bind, but freed itself using Shell Trap. Recovering from the attack, Turtonator tried to use Dragon Tail. Before it could hit though, Steelix burrowed underground with Dig and struck Turtonator with the super effective move. When Kiawe decided to use his Z-Move, Brock revealed his Key Stone and Mega Evolved Steelix into Mega Steelix. Kiawe then had Turtonator attack with Inferno Overdrive, scoring a direct hit. Steelix, however, was able to endure the Z-Move and retaliated with Stone Edge. Turtonator attempted to block the move with Dragon Tail, but was overpowered, knocking it out, making Steelix the winner.

In Rescuing the Unwilling!, Turtonator and Marowak were used to fight Lusamine's Salazzle, which was under Nihilego's control, to allow Ash to save Lusamine. Salazzle was hit simultaneously with Marowak's Bonemerang and Kiawe and Turtonator's Inferno Overdrive. However, the next episode revealed that despite the critical damage dealt to it, Salazzle was forced to continue fighting by Nihilego. The battle ended when Ash and Pikachu performed 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt to defeat Nihilego.

In The Young Flame Strikes Back!, Turtonator helped Kiawe against Viren and his henchmen. It was knocked out after protecting Mimo from Electivire's Thunder.

In Securing the Future!, Turtonator joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

Personality and characteristics

Harper and Sarah after touching Turtonator's spikes

Turtonator is a very powerful and defensive Pokémon, able to take multiple hits from Team Skull's Pokémon without showing any signs of damage. It has a trusting relationship with its Trainer, as Kiawe confidently sends it into battle with his Charizard on the line. It is also a friendly Pokémon, as first shown in Getting to Know You!, where it got along with the other Pokémon and even allowed Ash and his classmates's Pokémon to play on its back. Its friendly nature was shown again in A Glaring Rivalry!, when it joined the other Pokémon in taking part in a Charjabug train. In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, however, it felt uncomfortable when the energetic Harper and Sarah were jumping on its back. Turtonator also likes having its back brushed.

Turtonator is very kind and helpful when it comes to helping other Pokémon. For example, in Rocking Clawmark Hill!, it helped Rockruff dodge moves; and in A Shivering Shovel Search!, it helped Litten to master Fire Fang. It also shows affection towards someone by biting onto the person's head, as seen in The Island Whisperer! when it bit Olivia's head. In spite of Turtonator being a very stoic Pokémon, it is able to get agitated, as shown in A Crowning Moment of Truth! and Currying Favor and Flavor!, where it got annoyed with Kiawe's Marowak for trying to attack it and then proceeding to get its head stuck inside the hole in Turtonator's chest. Turtonator's rivalry with Marowak even extends to it glaring at Marowak while eating its food. Turtonator is protective of Mimo, as seen in The Young Flame Strikes Back!, when it stepped in to protect her from Electivire's Thunder. In Evolving Research!, much like the rest of Kiawe's Pokémon, it greatly enjoys the taste of Poni Island daikon. In Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!, Turtonator was shown to be a voice of reason when it tried to calm down its eccentric Trainer.

Moves used

Kiawe Turtonator Shell Trap.png
Using Shell Trap
Move First Used In
Shell Trap Alola to New Adventure!
Flamethrower Young Kiawe Had a Farm!
Dragon Tail A Crowning Moment of Truth!
Shell Smash A Crowning Moment of Truth!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Z-Moves used

Picture Z-Move First Used in Base Move
Kiawe Turtonator Inferno Overdrive.png Inferno Overdrive Alola to New Adventure! Shell Trap or Flamethrower
Description: Turtonator strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. It then gathers a large ball of fire in front of its mouth and launches it towards the target.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
Super Pokémon Fireworks.png Twirling with a Bang! Electroweb, Zing Zap, Discharge, Bubble Beam, Magical Leaf, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, and Powder Snow The Ultra Guardians' Pokémon
Description: Super Pokémon Fireworks (Japanese: 超特大ポケモン花火 Super Special Pokémon Fireworks) A combination move used by the Ultra Guardians' partner Pokémon and their Ride Pokémon. Pikachu launches Electroweb into the air, followed by Togedemaru and Charjabug adding to it by creating a makeshift Electroweb with Zing Zap and Discharge, respectively. Popplio, Steenee, Turtonator, and Charizard add to the combination with Bubble Beam, Magical Leaf, and a double Flamethrower, respectively. Flygon, Garchomp, and Altaria then use a triple Fire Blast, followed by Snowy's Powder Snow and Poipole's poison. Together, the moves make a giant spinning ferris wheel-shaped construction.

In the games

Ash's Classmates' Partner Pokémon

A Japanese event distributed an in-game representation of Kiawe's Turtonator, along with Mallow's Steenee and Lillie's Alolan Vulpix via serial code and local wireless. The serial codes were available at Æon stores in Japan from June 26 to July 4, 2017, and could be used until July 14, 2017. The local wireless were available at Pokémon Center stores and Pokémon Stores in Japan from July 22 to August 13, 2017.

The same Turtonator was distributed to players who inserted a serial code that was given away at various Homeplus and Toys "R" Us stores in South Korea on August 5, 6, 12 and 26, 2017. The serial code was distributed to those who completed all seven trials of the Alola Challenge (Korean: 알로라 챌린지 Alola Challenge). The serial codes could be used to obtain Turtonator from August 12 to September 30, 2017.

#776 Turtonator
Cherish Ball Level 30 (met at level 27) 776Turtonator.png
Fire Dragon
Ability: Shell Armor
Held item: Moomoo Milk Moomoo Milk
ID: 170626
OT: カキ
Met: the Pokémon animated show (fateful encounter)
Nature: Brave
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Fire Special
Shell Trap
Fire Special
Dragon Tail
Dragon Physical
None None
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online June 26 to July 14, 2017
SM local wireless all Pokémon Center stores, Japan
Pokémon Stores, Japan
July 22 to August 13, 2017
SM serial code Korean online August 12 to September 30, 2017
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Turtonator.

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