Togedemaru is a dual-type Electric/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. Take a look below for 21 interesting and fun facts about Togedemaru.
1. Togedemaru is a spherical, rodent like Pokemon.
2. Most of its front is white, while its back is primarily gray.
3. It has black eyes, a short pointed snout with a black nose, rounded ears, and a circular, yellow marking on each cheek.
4. Scattered across its back are 14 fur spikes that appear as yellow and brown triangular markings.
5. When attacking, surprised, or agitated these spikes will stand straight up.
6. There is a tail-like needle on the back of its head.
7. The needle is gray with a yellow tip and is shaped like a lightning bolt.
8. Additionally, it has stubby arms and legs.
9. Togedemaru uses the needle on top of its head to attract and gather electricity.
10. Groups can be seen gathered with their needles standing upright, waiting to be struck by lightning on stormy days to make up for its somewhat limited electric capacity.
11. Some Trainers use its ability to absorb electricity as strategy in battle.
12. The opponent is coaxed into unleashing an Electric-type attack, and then has that power turned against it.
13. When it is pleased, this Pokémon will curl into a ball and roll around uncontrollably.
14. Togedemaru is the only Steel-type Pokémon to have the Lightning Rod Ability.
15. Togedemaru may be based on a New World porcupine, given how it can stiffen its triangular body spines. It could also be based on a hedgehog or a Ryukyu spiny rat.
16. Togedemaru may be a combination of toge (thorn or spine), denki (electricity), and maru (round). It literally means “thorned and round” (toge de maru).
17. Sophocles owns a Togedemaru, which debuted in Alola to New Adventure!. Energetic and playful, she has a strong fondness for Ash’s Pikachu and is often seen outside of her Poké Ball.
18. A Trainer’s Togedemaru appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.
19. A Trainer’s Togedemaru appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.
20. Sophocles owns a Togedemaru that first appeared in Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull.
21. A Togedemaru appeared in ICYR2 as one of the Pokémon that Ken befriended.