It seems like the people behind Pokemon really like turtles, from starters like Squirtle and Turtwig to Torkoal. Now, the latest addition to Pokemon Sun and Moon looks like it will be yet another turtle, and it is called Turtonator, which they introduced in a brand new video:

Turtonator is a Fire/Dragon type Pokemon, and it has a unique move called Shell Trap, which according to the official website, “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.”

Here is how the Pokemon was described by the official website:

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.


Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will both be released for the Japanese and North American markets on 18 November 2016, and will be released in Europe on 23 November 2016.