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) is Kiawe's second known Pokémon.


Turtonator and Kiawe

Prior to the start of the 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.

Personality and characteristics

Harper and Sarah after touching Turtonator's spine

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 shown to be a friendly Pokémon as 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. In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, however, it felt uncomfortable when the energetic Harper and Sarah were jumping on its back. Turtonator was also shown to like having its back brushed.

Turtonator has been shown as very kind and helpful when it comes to helping other Pokémon as shown in Rocking Clawmark Hill! where it was helping Rockruff dodge moves and in A Shivering Shovel Search! where it was helping Litten to master Fire Fang. In The Island Whisperer!, it was shown to show affection towards someone by biting onto the persons head, as seen when it bit onto 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.

Moves used

Kiawe Turtonator Shell Smash.png
Using Shell Smash
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.

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.

#776 Turtonator
Cherish Ball summary IV.png 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
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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