Blast Turtle Pokemon ‘Turtonator’ Revealed!

Earlier today on stage at Gamescom in Germany, Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori revealed a new Pokemon: Turtonator!

TurtonatorCategory: Blast Turtle Pokémon
Type: Fire/Dragon
Height: 6’07”
Weight: 467.4 lbs.
Ability: Shell Armor

Because Turtonator lives on volcanoes, feeding on sulfur and other materials found near volcanic craters, its shell has a layer of explosive material—mostly sulfur. When something strikes this Pokémon, sparks fly from the horns on its shell, igniting an explosion!

In areas around volcanic craters, this Pokémon camouflages itself as a rock and waits for prey. At the moment when its prey steps onto the back of its shell, Turtonator strikes its shell with its own tail, triggering an explosion!

The explosive blasts triggered from Turtonator’s back are released through an orifice located on the middle front of the Pokémon’s body. This is Turtonator’s weak point. Attacks landing on its stomach will cause it a great deal of damage.

Shell Trap is a move that only Turtonator is able to learn. With this move, the Pokémon can set a trap at the beginning of the turn, and if Turtonator is hit by an opponent’s physical attack during that turn, Shell Trap triggers an explosion that will deal much greater damage to the opponent.

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  1. Lord o da rings ♕ The Queen ♕
    Lord o da rings


    This looks so bad...
  2. Otaku The wise fool?



    Yay more turtles! ^^

    Note: Do not take this as appreciation for the particular aesthetic or competitive value of this Pokémon. Not sure yet about the former and I'm clueless about the latter. ;)
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  3. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards


    It looks like master Oogway, if drawn by me with my eyes closed using my right hand....

    (Left handed by the way)
  4. Queno138 Metal Balls Trainer


    Wild bowser appeared!
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  5. EthanLac Aspiring Trainer


    Boom. Heh heh. In all seriousness, this could have competitive value, free-switching in, setting a Shell Trap using Focus Sash, and either goading the enemy into using a physical attack, or making them switch out to a special one.
  6. Otaku The wise fool?


    Haven't played the video games in years, but is there any chance you can set up the mine then send up something like Wobbuffet to use Mirrorcoat? Either they walk into Mirrorcoat or they use a Physical Attack and get hit by the mine?
  7. PikaMasterJesi Super Rhythmic Robot


    Turtle ≠ Fire-type.
    Turtle ≠ Dragon-type.

    Honestly, I'm not too sure what I think about this yet. Looks like a mix between an aardvark and a turtle.
  8. King Xerneas A bitter old kween
    King Xerneas


    In case you didn't know it seems to be based off of the Mata Mata which is pretty cool imo, still waiting on that alligator snapping turtle though GF.

    Edit: here's a pic for reference
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  9. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

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    It's design is derpy, but it's cool to see a (hopefully) normal Pokemon that's Fire/Dragon.

    That move shown is kind of like a condensed, attacking version of Iron Barbs/Rough Skin/Aftermath, etc.

    Sounds okay, design is meh.
  10. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer


    Wow... This is what they had to reveal? *sigh*

    You know, after the last episode, I'm not really in the mood for crappy new pokémon like this one. At least, give us Ash-Greninja in the games so we can make a better use of it than Ash.
  11. DannyOHKOs Aspiring Trainer


    Or they could just swing on your other Poke and ignore him? Or their other Poke is a Special Sweeper? There's a lot more options than them somehow being mindgamed into somehow just attacking him...
  12. unownzone In the middle of nothing


    Haha I love this Pokémon XD
    Too bad it won't get to use shell trap that often since tortoises usually aren't that fast
    Or maybe the move will be like protect that always goes first, but doesn't protect you from damage.
    Anyway, I'm excited for this Pokémon! Does anybody think this might be Alola's pseudo-legendary?
  13. unownzone In the middle of nothing


    Associating types and species in Pokémon is kinda meaningless you know?^^
    Look at hippowdon, krookidile and garchomp XD none of them are water type
  14. PikaMasterJesi Super Rhythmic Robot


    You've got a point there; I won't fight it. Still not sure what justifies a Dragon typing, though.
  15. RealSlim Dragons Breeder


    That. Hat.


    Hahah anyway I love it!!
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  16. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer


    It reminds me of Deku from the legend of Zelda
  17. fleshrum April in Kalos...


    The description leans heavily towards their being multiple, so I doubt it's the pseudo-legendary. I like the stache, it reminds me of Wreck-gar.
    Competitively speaking (VGC I mean) it is a strong defensive type combination, and depending on stats and the rest of its move pool, could see play for the same reasons aegislash did. But there are honestly so many wildcards still (Alolan-only dex? Who knows man)
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  18. Craig Collier Aspiring Trainer
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  19. His Goominess sue me
    His Goominess


    Sometimes being reptilian or being big and imposing can be enough for GF to warrant giving a Dragon type out.

    Anyway, not sure how I'm feeling about this Pokemon, I wasn't a huge fan at first but I'm somewhat getting used to it, I might use one in game depending on what other Fire types are available. I'm pleased we've finally gotten a regular Fire/Dragon though.
  20. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
    scattered mind

    Forum Mod Member

    @bbninjas @Celever - This thing reminds me of the bowser challenge XD

    Anyway, its new move is interesting, as well as its typing. However, the design is so weird. I'll have to get used to it.
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