Totem Pokémon

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A Totem Gumshoos and its ally

Totem Pokémon (Japanese: ぬしポケモン Leader Pokémon) are a type of variant Pokémon that are battled at the end of every trial, having been trained up by the respective Trial Captain to fulfill that role. These Pokémon appear larger and weigh approximately two to four times as much as other Pokémon of the same species.

In the games

At the start of a battle, Totem Pokémon are enveloped in a special aura which boosts one or more of its stats by a fixed number of stages. According to Wicke, their size and aura are a result of being bathed in the energy spilled from Ultra Wormholes, the same kind that the Ultra Beasts use to wield their Ability Beast Boost. Totem Pokémon are battled in SOS Battles, which allows them to summon an ally to help.

SOS Battles with Totem Pokémon differ from regular SOS Battles in that their supply of allies may be limited, which allies they call is not influenced by the weather, and they call allies at specific times rather than at random (so their calls are unaffected by the Adrenaline Orb and status conditions). Both the Totem Pokémon and their allies have more advanced artificial intelligence than wild Pokémon, mirroring Trainer behavior. Totem Pokémon each also hold a specific item, usually one that will synergize effectively with their particular strategies or cover their weaknesses. Due to the island challenge rules, Totem Pokémon and their allies cannot be caught. Like all wild Pokémon, if the player steals an item from a Totem Pokémon (such as by using Thief), the player's Pokémon will still be holding the stolen item at the end of battle.

List of Totem Pokémon

Island Location Totem Pokémon Aura Ally Pokémon
Melemele Island Verdant Cavern Gumshoos
GumshoosS
Level 12
Defense +1 Yungoos
YungoosS
Level 10
Alolan Raticate
Alolan RaticateM
Level 12
Defense +1 Alolan Rattata
Alolan RattataM
Level 10
Akala Island Brooklet Hill Wishiwashi
Wishiwashi
(School Form)
Level 20
Defense +1 WishiwashiAlomomola
Wishiwashi and Alomomola
Level 18
Wela Volcano Park Salazzle
SalazzleSM
Level 22
Sp. Defense +1 Salandit
SalanditSM
Level 20
Alolan Marowak
Alolan MarowakUSUM
Level ??
Speed +2 Unknown
UnknownUSUM
Lush Jungle Lurantis
Lurantis
Level 24
Speed +2 TrumbeakCastform
Trumbeak and Castform
Level 22
Ula'ula Island Hokulani Observatory Vikavolt
Vikavolt
Level 29
Attack, Defense,
Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense
Speed +1
CharjabugCharjabug
Charjabug ×2
Level 27
Thrifty Megamart
(Abandoned Site)
Mimikyu
Mimikyu
Level 33
Attack, Defense,
Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense
Speed +1
HaunterCastform
Haunter and Gengar
Level 27
Poni Island Vast Poni Canyon Kommo-o
Kommo-o
Level 45
Attack, Defense,
Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense
Speed +1
Hakamo-oScizor
Hakamo-o and Scizor
Level 32

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version

Island Location Totem Pokémon Aura Ally Pokémon
Melemele Island Ten Carat Hill Hakamo-o
Hakamo-o
Level 36
Sp. Defense +1 Rockruff
Rockruff
Level 30

In the anime


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Totem Pokémon

Totem Gumshoos
Totem Gumshoos
Ash battled the Totem Gumshoos as part of the Verdant Cavern trial, using his Pikachu and Rowlet. Gumshoos was able to defeat Rowlet but was eventually defeated by Pikachu. After Ash won the battle, Gumshoos gave him a Normalium Z. It later assisted Officer Jenny with tackling an outbreak of Alolan Rattata and Raticate.

Gumshoos's known moves are Frustration and Sand Attack.

Debut To Top a Totem!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Billy Bob Thompson

Totem Raticate
Totem Raticate
A Totem Alolan Raticate was seen guarding a Darkinium Z, which was being targeted by Team Rocket and Team Skull. Although an extremely powerful opponent, taking down Meowth, James's Mareanie, and all of Team Skull's Pokémon, it was eventually defeated by Jessie's Mimikyu.

Raticate's known moves are Tail Whip, Hyper Fang, and Hyper Beam.

Debut A Team-on-Team Tussle!

Totem Wishiwashi
Totem Wishiwashi
A Totem Wishiwashi appeared at Brooklet Hill, being hooked up by Lana, who then proceeded to battle it with her Popplio. It was eventually defeated by Popplio's newly learned Aqua Jet, earning Lana a Waterium Z from it as a reward.

None of Wishiwashi's moves are known.

Debut Big Sky, Small Fry!

Totem Lurantis
Totem Lurantis
Totem Lurantis challenged Ash while he was collecting ingredients for the "Akala Curry" in Lush Jungle with Mallow. Ash then proceeded to battle it with Litten and Rowlet. Although it proved to be an extremely tough opponent, Ash was finally able to defeat it with Litten's Breakneck Blitz, after which it rewarded Ash with a Grassium Z.

Lurantis's known moves are Petal Blizzard, Solar Blade, and Synthesis.

Debut Currying Favor and Flavor!
Voice actors
Japanese Risa Shimizu

Ally Pokémon


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Totem Gumshoos

Ally Yungoos
Ally Yungoos
Ash battled this Yungoos when he first entered the Verdant Cavern trial. It later assisted Officer Jenny with tackling an outbreak of Alolan Rattata and Raticate.

Yungoos's known moves are Hyper Fang and Sand Attack.

Debut To Top a Totem!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Billy Bob Thompson

Ally Gumshoos
Ally Gumshoos
Main article: Officer Jenny's Gumshoos

Ash battled this Gumshoos when he first entered the Verdant Cavern trial. It later assisted Officer Jenny with tackling an outbreak of Alolan Rattata and Raticate. Melemele Island's Officer Jenny later convinced Gumshoos to stay with her.

Debut To Top a Totem!
Voice actors
Japanese Kaito Ishikawa
English Billy Bob Thompson

Totem Raticate

Ally Rattata
Ally Rattata (multiple)
These Alolan Rattata were seen guarding a Darkinium Z, which was being targeted by Team Rocket and Team Skull. Although powerful they were lured into a cage of Berries and trapped there. They later escaped and continued their attack on the thieves.

Rattata's only known move is Hyper Fang.

Debut A Team-on-Team Tussle!

Ally Raticate
Ally Raticate (multiple)
These Alolan Raticate were seen guarding a Darkinium Z, which was being targeted by Team Rocket and Team Skull. Although powerful they were lured into a cage of Berries and trapped there. They later escaped and continued their attack on the thieves.

Raticate's only known move is Hyper Fang.

Debut A Team-on-Team Tussle!

Totem Wishiwashi

Ally Alomomola
Ally Alomomola
This Alomomola appeared to support Totem Wishiwashi during Lana's trial against it, healing it with Heal Pulse. In order to help Lana, Ash then proceeded to fish up the Alomomola and had Pikachu use Electro Ball on it, defeating it and causing it to flee in a fit of tears.

Alomomola's only known move is Heal Pulse.

Debut Big Sky, Small Fry!

Totem Lurantis

Ally Castform

Ally Castform Sunny Form
Ally Castform
This Castform appeared to support Totem Lurantis when it called for help during Ash's battle against it. With its help, Lurantis gained an upper hand over Litten. The Weather Pokémon was eventually defeated by Rowlet.

Castform's known moves are Sunny Day and Water Gun, and its Ability is Forecast.

Debut Currying Favor and Flavor!

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Ash's Totem Kommo-o
Totem Kommo-o
Ash battled this Totem Kommo-o on Poni Island. It initially proved to be a powerful opponent, but after remembering the day they first met, Ash and Pikachu defeated Kommo-o with a 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.

Kommo-o's only known move is Draco Meteor.

Debut Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ash's Totem Wishiwashi
Totem Wishiwashi
This Wishiwashi is the Totem of Brooklet Hill. When Sun traveled to Brooklet Hill to begin his first trial, he encountered a wild Solo Form Wishiwashi that helped retrieve a one yen coin he dropped in the water. Taking a liking to the Pokémon, Sun decided to name it Baht and asked it to help him find the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill. Baht led Sun around the area for hours, but failed to find the Totem each time. Angered by this, Sun's En attacked Baht, causing it to get scared and run away. Several other Wishiwashi soon began surrounding Sun and leaped out of the water as a School Form Wishiwashi, revealing that Baht and the other Wishiwashi were the Totem the whole time. Sun eventually defeated the Totem by attacking its left eye, which contained Baht, the leader controlling the other Wishiwashi. With Baht defeated, the Totem broke apart into several Solo Form Wishiwashi.

Wishiwashi's known moves are Water Gun and Aqua Tail, and its Ability is Schooling.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter

Trivia

  • The battle theme for the Totem Pokémon is a remix of the wild Pokémon battle theme in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

In other languages

Totem Pokémon

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 霸主寶可夢 Bajyú Pokémon
Mandarin 霸主寶可夢 / 霸主宝可梦 Bàzhǔ Pokémon
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Totemový pokémon
Denmark Flag.png Danish Totem Pokémon
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Totem Pokémon
Finland Flag.png Finnish Toteemi-Pokémon
France Flag.png French Pokémon Dominant
Germany Flag.png German Herrscher-Pokémon
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Totem Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon dominante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 주인 포켓몬 Ju-in Pokémon
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Totem Pokémon
Poland Flag.png Polish Pokémon Totem
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pokémon Totem
Russia Flag.png Russian Покемон-Тотем Pokémon-Totem
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon dominante
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Totem Pokémon

Ally Pokémon

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Alliered
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bondgenoot
Finland Flag.png Finnish Liittolainen
France Flag.png French Allié
Germany Flag.png German Mitstreiter
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Alliert
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Bundsförvant


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