General Information
Universe Pokémon
Aliases Bakugamesu (バクガメス)
Blast Turtle Pokémon
French: Boumata
South Korea: Pokgeobukseu (폭거북스)
Cantonese: Baauyihmgwāisau (爆焰龜獸)
Mandarin: Bàoyànguīshòu (爆焰龜獸 / 爆焰龟兽)
Classification Turtonator bakugamesu
Species Type Side-necked Turtles
Homeworld Pokémon World
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Average Height 6'07"
Average Weight 467.4 lbs
Locomotion Bipedal
Skin Color Sandy
Lineage Information
Related Species Mata Mata
Cultural Information
Alignment Wild: Neutral
Domesticated: Follows trainer
Personality Neutral
Organization Solitary
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Pokémon World
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Suborder Pleurodira
(Side-necked Turtles)
Family Chelidae
Subfamily Chelinae
Genus Turtonator
Species Bakugamesu (Somarinoa, 2016)
Other Information

Turtonators are a species of side-neck turtles related to Mata Matas, indigenous to the Alola Region of the Pokémon World. They are considered to be Fire/Dragon Types.

Found inside of volcanoes, Turtonators feed upon sulfur and other materials found within or near volcanic craters. Some of this - primarily sulfur - is then passed on to its shell, giving it a layer of explosive material. This protects the creature, as anything striking the shell will cause sparks to fly from the horned protrusions of the shell to ignite an explosion. The species uses camouflage to disguise itself as a rock within the craters that make up their home and acts as a sort of mine should prey step upon its back by striking its own shell with its tail. The explosive blasts triggered from its back are released through an orifice in the midsection of the animal's ventral side; Turtonators must protect this spot as it is their weak point, and damage to this stomach area will invariably cause it great suffering and injury.

They have Shell Armor that protects it from critical injury. It can also set out a Shell Trap, which can be set off by a rival attacking Pokémon should it immediately attack the Turtonator. This will cause the trap to be sprung and cause a significant explosive blast.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • This Pokémon was revealed at Gamescom.
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