#777 Togedemaru

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The spiny fur on its back is normally at rest. When this Pokémon becomes agitated, its fur stands on end and stabs into its attackers.
– Pokémon Sun Pokédex


Togedemaru is the cute electric rodent Pokemon of Gen 7 (in the same vein as Pachirisu, Emolga, Dedenne etc). It’s replacing Dedenne as a Pokeball Pokemon in Smash Ultimate.

In the anime, Mamane/Sophocles has a Togedemaru. She seems to like Ash’s Pikachu a lot, often snuggling up to him despite being so spiky. She helps as Sophocles night light.

Its typing of Electric/Steel is pretty good; it’s 4x weak to Ground (but it does learn Magnet Rise by level up), but has a lot of resistances. Being a Pokemon that doesn’t evolve, it doesn’t have very high base stats, but it does have a pretty good stat distribution, having decent Attack and Speed. It has a signature move in Zing Zap, which is a base 80 Electric physical move that has a chance to flinch (basically the electric version of Iron Head)

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