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. With the exception of Totem Wishiwashi, 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, which is further revealed in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to be Necrozma's light. 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.

Totem-sized Pokémon

Totem-sized Pokémon have larger heights and weights compared to their original counterparts, which changes the mechanics of some moves (such as Low Kick and Grass Knot). Totem-sized Pokémon can be only obtained in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, where they can be received from Samson Oak at Heahea Beach after meeting him for the first time at Route 2 depending on the number of Totem Stickers the player has obtained.

Totem-sized Pokémon are Shiny-locked, and their sizes cannot be passed down through Pokémon breeding. Even if their species normally have multiple Abilities, Totem-sized Pokémon can only have a particular Ability, as listed below. The Ability is the species's Hidden Ability if the species has two standard Abilities, and the species's sole standard Ability otherwise; thus Totem-sized Pokémon's Ability cannot be changed by Ability Capsule.

Totem-sized Pokémon that originally appeared as Totem Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon are the only ones that can be traded to the original Sun and Moon games, and consequentially, can also be transferred to Pokémon Bank. Totem-sized Pokemon based on Totem Pokémon that only appear in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon cannot be transferred to Pokémon Bank or traded to the original Sun and Moon games.

Pokémon Introduced Height Weight Ability
Raticate Alolan Raticate SM 4'07" 1.4 m 231.5 lbs 105.0 kg Thick Fat
Marowak Alolan Marowak USUM 5'07" 1.7 m 216.1 lbs 98.0 kg Rock Head
Gumshoos Gumshoos SM 4'07" 1.4 m 132.3 lbs 60.0 kg Adaptability
Vikavolt Vikavolt SM 8'06" 2.6 m 325.2 lbs 147.5 kg Levitate
Ribombee Ribombee USUM 1'04" 0.4 m 4.4 lbs 2.0 kg Sweet Veil
Araquanid Araquanid USUM 10'02" 3.1 m 479.5 lbs 217.5 kg Water Bubble
Lurantis Lurantis SM 4'11" 1.5 m 127.9 lbs 58.0 kg Leaf Guard
Salazzle Salazzle SM 6'11" 2.1 m 178.6 lbs 81.0 kg Corrosion
Togedemaru Togedemaru USUM 2'00" 0.6 m 28.7 lbs 13.0 kg Sturdy
Mimikyu Mimikyu SM 1'04" 0.4 m 6.2 lbs 2.8 kg Disguise
Kommo-o Kommo-o SM 7'10" 2.4 m 457.5 lbs 207.5 kg Overcoat

List of Totem Pokémon

Island Location Totem Pokémon Aura Ally Pokémon
Melemele Island Verdant Cavern Gumshoos
GumshoosSUS
Level 12
Defense +1 Yungoos
YungoosSUS
Level 10
Alolan Raticate
Alolan RaticateMUM
Level 12
Defense +1 Alolan Rattata
Alolan RattataMUM
Level 10
Akala Island Brooklet Hill Wishiwashi
WishiwashiSM
(School Form)
Level 20
Defense +1 WishiwashiAlomomola
Wishiwashi and AlomomolaSM
Level 18
Araquanid
AraquanidUSUM
Level 20
Speed +1 DewpiderMasquerain
Dewpider and MasquerainUSUM
Level 18
Wela Volcano Park Salazzle
SalazzleSM
Level 22
Sp. Defense +1 Salandit
SalanditSM
Level 20
Alolan Marowak
Alolan MarowakUSUM
Level 22
Speed +2 Salazzle
SalazzleUSUM
Level 20
Lush Jungle Lurantis
Lurantis
Level 24
Speed +2 TrumbeakCastform
Trumbeak and CastformSM
Level 22
ComfeyKecleon
Comfey and KecleonUSUM
Level 22
Ula'ula Island Hokulani Observatory Vikavolt
VikavoltSM
Level 29
Attack, Defense,
Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense
Speed +1
CharjabugCharjabug
Charjabug ×2SM
Level 27
Togedemaru
TogedemaruUSUM
Level 33
Defense +2 SkarmoryDedenne
Skarmory and DedenneUSUM
Level 32/31
Thrifty Megamart
(Abandoned Site)
Mimikyu
Mimikyu
Level 33SM/35USUM
Attack, Defense,
Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense
Speed +1
HaunterGengar
Haunter and GengarSM
Level 27
BanetteJellicent
Banette and JellicentUSUM
Level 27/33
Poni Island Vast Poni Canyon Kommo-o
Kommo-o
Level 45SM/49USUM
Attack, Defense,
Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense
Speed +1
Hakamo-oScizor
Hakamo-o and ScizorSM
Level 32
NoivernScizor
Noivern and ScizorUSUM
Level 48/46
Seafolk VillageUSUM Ribombee
Ribombee
Level 55
Attack, Defense,
Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense
Speed +2
BlisseyPelipper
Blissey and Pelipper
Level 53/52

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 it was 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

Totem Kommo-o
Totem Kommo-o
When Lillie and Gladion ventured through Vast Poni Canyon, they got attacked by the Totem Kommo-o and its allies. Eventually, Gladion was able to change his Silvally into a Fairy type, allowing it to knock Kommo-o out with a super effective Multi-Attack.

Kommo-o's only known move is Clanging Scales.

Debut Family Determination!

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, Water Gun, and Headbutt, and its Ability is Forecast.

Debut Currying Favor and Flavor!

Totem Kommo-o

Ally Jangmo-o
Ally Jangmo-o (multiple)
These Jangmo-o attacked Lillie and Gladion when the two ventured through the trial site of Vast Poni Canyon. Following the defeat of the Totem Kommo-o, they all retreated as the ceiling began to collapse. They reappeared in the next episode, in which they had cornered Professor Burnet. The Scaly Pokémon were swiftly defeated though by Professor Kukui's Braviary.

None of Jangmo-o's moves are known.

Debut Family Determination!

Ally Hakamo-o
Ally Hakamo-o (multiple)
These Hakamo-o attacked Lillie and Gladion when the two ventured through the trial site of Vast Poni Canyon. Following the defeat of the Totem Kommo-o, they all retreated as the ceiling began to collapse. They reappeared in the next episode, in which they had cornered Professor Burnet. The Scaly Pokémon were swiftly defeated though by Professor Kukui's Braviary.

None of Hakamo-o's moves are known.

Debut Family Determination!

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

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 ICYR1

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Totem Pokémon

Totem Wishiwashi
Totem Wishiwashi
Main article: Sun (Adventures) → Baht

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 PASM09

Totem Lurantis
Totem Lurantis
This Lurantis is the Totem of Lush Jungle. In order to get strong enough to face the Ultra Beasts threatening to invade Alola, Moon summoned Lurantis to Konikoni City with a soup made by Mallow and battled it as a form of training. Despite the assistance of many ally Pokémon, Lurantis was eventually defeated by Moon's Mareanie.

Lurantis's only known move is Solar Blade.

Debut PASM14

Totem Mimikyu
Totem Mimikyu
Main article: Sun (Adventures) → Franc

This Mimikyu is the Totem of the former Thrifty Megamart. Sun was tasked with taking a picture of Mimikyu to complete his second trial. Sun had his Torracat, Dollar, battle Mimikyu in order to keep it still long enough to take the photo. After discovering its anger towards humans for mistreating it, Sun offered it a spot on his team and named it Franc.

None of Mimikyu's moves are known and its Ability is Disguise.

Debut PASM16

Ally Pokémon

Totem Lurantis

Ally Castform
Ally Castform (×2)
These Castform appeared to support Totem Lurantis when it battled against Moon. Despite a lengthy battle, they were all defeated.

None of Castform's moves are known.

Debut PASM14

Ally Trumbeak
Ally Trumbeak (×2)
These Trumbeak appeared to support Totem Lurantis when it battled against Moon. Despite a lengthy battle, they were all defeated.

None of Trumbeak's moves are known.

Debut PASM14

Ally Comfey
Ally Comfey (×3)
These Comfey appeared to support Totem Lurantis when it battled against Moon. Despite a lengthy battle, they were all defeated.

None of Comfey's moves are known.

Debut PASM14

Ally Kecleon
Ally Kecleon
This Kecleon appeared to support Totem Lurantis when it battled against Moon. Despite a lengthy battle, they were all defeated.

None of Kecleon's moves are known.

Debut PASM14

Trivia

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
Greece Flag.png Greek Τοτέμ Totém
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
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Pokémon Đầu Đàn

Ally Pokémon

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 仲間 Ally
Chinese Cantonese 夥伴 Fóbuhn
Mandarin 夥伴 / 伙伴 Huǒbàn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Alliered
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bondgenoot
Finland Flag.png Finnish Liittolainen
France Flag.png French Renfort
Allié
Germany Flag.png German Mitstreiter
Italy Flag.png Italian Alleato
South Korea Flag.png Korean 동료 Dongnyo
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Alliert
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Aliado
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aliado
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Bundsförvant


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