Turtonator

Turtonator is a Fire/Dragon type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Blast Turtle Pokémon.

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!

Pokédex data

National № 776
Type Fire Dragon
Species Blast Turtle Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 212.0 kg (467.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Shell Armor
Local № 224 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
288 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
347 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 70 (9.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 170
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 78
144 280
Defense 135
247 405
Sp. Atk 91
168 309
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 36
69 188
Total 485 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Turtonator.

Evolution chart

Turtonator changes

Pokédex entries

Sun The shell on its back is chemically unstable and explodes violently if struck. The hole in its stomach is its weak point.
Moon It gushes fire and poisonous gases from its nostrils. Its dung is an explosive substance and can be put to various uses.
Ultra Sun It lives in volcanoes and eats sulfur and other minerals. Materials from the food it eats form the basis of its explosive shell.
Ultra Moon Its exploding shell poses a real danger but is sensitive to moisture. On rainy days, Turtonator takes silent refuge in caves.
Sword Explosive substances coat the shell on its back. Enemies that dare attack it will be blown away by an immense detonation.
Shield Eating sulfur in its volcanic habitat is what causes explosive compounds to develop in its shell. Its droppings are also dangerously explosive.

Moves learned by Turtonator

Moves learnt by level up

Turtonator learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4EmberFireSpecial 40 100
8ProtectNormalStatus
12EndureNormalStatus
16FlailNormalPhysical 100
20IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100
24Iron DefenseSteelStatus
28Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
32Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
36FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
40Shell TrapFireSpecial 150 100
44Shell SmashNormalStatus
48OverheatFireSpecial 130 90
52ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100

Egg moves

Turtonator learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Turtonator egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

Turtonator can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Burning JealousyFireSpecial 70 100
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Turtonator is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Turtonator is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Turtonator learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
9ProtectNormalStatus
13IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100
17FlailNormalPhysical 100
21EndureNormalStatus
25Iron DefenseSteelStatus
29FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
33Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
37Shell SmashNormalStatus
41Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
45Shell TrapFireSpecial 150 100
49OverheatFireSpecial 130 90
53ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100

Egg moves

Turtonator learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Turtonator egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

Turtonator can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Turtonator is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Turtonator sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Turtonator  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Turtonator  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Turtonator Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Turtonator

Sun Blush Mountain
Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Blush Mountain
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Lake of Outrage
Shield Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Turtonator
Japanese バクガメス (Bakugames)
German Tortunator
French Boumata

Name origin

turtle
water-based reptile
detonator
device causing an explosion