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Fire / Dragon Pokemon Turtonator Revealed for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon

Nintendo has revealed a new Pokemon appearing in both Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.

The new Pokemon, Turtonator, is somewhat of an interesting hybrid that’s both Fire and Dragon types. Featured above, you can view its reveal trailer.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the Pokemon, via Nintendo:


  • Category: Blast Turtle Pokemon
  • 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.


Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are launching for the Nintendo 3DS on November 18th in North America and on November 23rd in Europe.

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16 comments
  1. Guest
    Guest
    August 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    It looks bad

  2. Jack
    Jack
    August 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    what the fuck is this thing

  3. BlastHardCheese
    BlastHardCheese
    August 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Seems to be based on a Mata mata turtle

  4. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    August 18, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    This guy looks familiar…

  5. Guin
    Guin
    August 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    It’s one of the better looking ones I guess.

  6. CrimsonColossus
    CrimsonColossus
    August 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Is it voiced by Arnold Schwarzenegger?

  7. scemar
    scemar
    August 18, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    oh a turtle kaiju
    ok the description sounds cool, but the looks are somehow off, I still want to like him though

    hopefully he has cool pre evolutions or evolutions and stuff, not a fan of single evolution pokemon

  8. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    August 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Huhuh….Turd-onator.

  9. Nin
    Nin
    August 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Damn it, just because a Turtle is a lizard doesn’t mean that you can call it a Dragon type. Executor at least looked sorta like a dinosaur.

  10. scemar
    scemar
    August 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    in its defense, it does look like one of those turtle monsters
    it stands on its two feet, it has an over the top spiky shell, and it has combustion powers

  11. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I’m naming it Downswer because it’s a retarded Nintendo turtle.

  12. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    August 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Finally, a fire type that may not just be automatically weak to water.

    And it being a shell-type Pokemon, it should have access to Shell Smash.

  13. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    August 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

    So if anyone steps on that turtle their leg gets blown off?

  14. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    August 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

    It’s okay Charizard, what matters is the dragon type on the inside.

  15. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    August 19, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I like turtles.