Sophocles's Togedemaru

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Sophocles's Togedemaru
マーマネのトゲデマル Māmane's Togedemaru
Sophocles Togedemaru.png
Sophocles's Togedemaru
Debuts in Alola to New Adventure!
Caught at Alola
Gender Female[1]
Ability Lightning Rod
Current location With Sophocles
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Togedemaru Mika Kanai Kate Bristol

Sophocles's Togedemaru (Japanese: マーマネのトゲデマル Māmane's Togedemaru) is Sophocles's first known Pokémon.


Lightning Rod activated

Togedemaru first appeared in Alola to New Adventure! alongside her Trainer, welcoming Ash to the school. Togedemaru later watched as Team Skull Grunts battled Ash and Kiawe.

In The Guardian's Challenge!, Togedemaru helped Sophocles run his computer program, powering it by running on a wheel. She was later used to help welcome Ash to the school, competing in Sophocles's challenge against Ash and Pikachu to pop balloons the fastest. Sophocles and Togedemaru quickly took the lead, using Togedemaru's spikes to efficiently break the balloons. After Ash attempted to use Pikachu's Thunderbolt to turn the tides, Togedemaru used her Lightning Rod Ability to absorb the attack and quickly pop the remaining balloons with Zing Zap. She later watched Ash and Pikachu's battle against the guardian deity Tapu Koko, after which Sophocles informed Ash that he and Togedemaru could help him with anything related to Electric-type Z-Moves.

Togedemaru and Pikachu

In A Shocking Grocery Run!, Togedemaru got separated from Sophocles due to a power outage at the shopping mall caused by Team Rocket. She, Pikachu, and Rotom eventually made their way to the mall's roof, where they came across Team Rocket. During a showdown with the trio, Pikachu got blasted off the roof by Mimikyu's Shadow Ball, but was able to hang on to an opposite building. When Sophocles and Ash arrived, Togedemaru used her Lightning Rod Ability with Pikachu's Thunderbolt to turn the tide of battle with Zing Zap.

In A Guardian Rematch!, during Ash and Pikachu's battle with Tapu Koko, Togedemaru protected her Trainer and a group of people from an oncoming Discharge attack with her Lightning Rod ability.

In So Long, Sophocles!, Togedemaru was horrified at the mere idea of being separated from Pikachu when Sophocles overheard his parents discussing the possibility of moving houses. She later assisted Sophocles in battling against a wild Charjabug brought as a farewell gift from Ash. She succeeded in weakening it enough for Sophocles to capture it. When Togedemaru discovered that the whole thing was blown out of proportion and that her family would only be moving down the street, so she wouldn't be separated from Pikachu, she got overly excited and shocked Sophocles, Ash, and Kiawe out of happiness.

Personality and characteristics

Togedemaru and Sophocles

Togedemaru has a strong relationship with her Trainer, often seen attached to Sophocles's side. Sophocles even goes to sleep with her by his side, using her glowing cheeks as a nightlight to help with his fear of the dark. Togedemaru loves to be helpful, as seen when she seems very pleased to help Sophocles run his programs, and is very proud to have helped him win a balloon popping challenge.

She seems to be very fond of Ash's Pikachu, even going so far as to jump on Pikachu in order to show her affection towards him. Togedemaru is also a really energetic Pokémon, and is very fond of playing, whether she continuously rolls and bounces around or she is dancing with Pikachu. At the idea of being separated from Pikachu, Togedemaru cried a lot and upon learning that she would not be moving far away, she was overcome with joy and has shown herself to shock others out of her own happiness and bounce around uncontrollably.

She has been shown to be a sore loser, as shown in Racing to a Big Event! when she attacked her Trainer after he got them disqualified from the Pokémon Pancake Race.

Moves used

Sophocles Togedemaru Zing Zap.png
Using Zing Zap
Move First Used In
Zing Zap The Guardian's Challenge!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Sophocles's Togedemaru appears in the following games:

Pokémon Sun and Moon
Electric Steel
Iron Barbs
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Togedemaru Lv.61
Electric Terrain
Electric Status
Zing Zap
Electric Physical
Spiky Shield
Grass Status
Fell Stinger
Bug Physical

In the TCG

Sophocles's Togedemaru is featured in the TCG as of one Sophocles's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards featuring Togedemaru.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Togedemaru Lightning       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   006/026


Related articles

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


  1. Confirmed in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

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