This Totodile is a Water-type Pokémon owned by Ash. It was captured by Ash using his Lure Ball, making it the only one of Ash's Pokémon that has never been inside an ordinary Poké Ball.


Totodile is jolly, playful and really likes to dance. It has even been known to use this dancing tactic to help win battles, it has also proven to be a strong Pokémon in battles, although its endurance was not very high but it made up for this with its impressive dodging abilities.



Totodile first appeared in The Totodile Duel. Since Misty also wanted it, she and Ash decided to battle in order to determine who's it was. Ash won the battle. When Team Rocket tries to cause mischief towards them, Ash releases Totodile who also bites the tip of Jessie's prompts her to release Arbok followed by James' Weezing. Totodile manage to Bite Arbok as well as attacking Weezing with Scratch and finally blasts them off with Water Gun. Totodile dances with Pikachu as Ash carries it knowing that he got Totodile.

Totodile teams up with Dorian's Mantine to blasts Team Rocket off until its battle against his Lantern where it ends up losing. It was soon captured along with Dorian's Pokemon by Team Rocket including both Misty and Dorian. They were soon rescued by Misty's Psyduck who blasts Team Rocket and their Pokemon with its newly leaned Psychic.

Totodile later battles Macy's Slugma in the Silver Conference as it manages to give an upperhand but it was later defeated by her Electabuzz prompting Ash to use his Squirtle as his last Pokemon to defeat both her Electabuzz and Quilava.

Ash left it at Professor Oak's lab as he decided to make a fresh start when he left for Hoenn.


Totodile reappeared in An Old Family Blend, where it had gone missing from its Lure Ball, like Ash's other Pokémon. Totodile was found dancing in the fountain, where it bit Ash's head before he recalled back to its Lure Ball. Totodile was later sent along with Ash's Corphish and Dawn's Piplup using its powerful abilities to extinguish the fire made by Ash's Cyndaquil who unleashes Flame Wheel when Team Rocket attempts to capture it. Later they teamed up with Ash's Bayleef and Pikachu to stop Team Rocket while they were defending Cyndaquil from being captured as their attacks were unaffected until Cyndaquil's evolution to Quilava who destroy the robot to blasts them away with its newly learned Eruption. Totodile, Corphish, Bayleaf, Pikachu and Ash give a hearty laugh towards Quilava after its evolution.


Totodile and Corphish made their brief appearance in Alola, Kanto!, which they were swimming under the lake after both Misty and Lana manage to find the latter's Popplio within the depths of the lake.

Known moves

Move Episode/Chapter
Ash Totodile Water Gun
Scratch The Totodile Duel
Bite + The Totodile Duel
Water Gun + The Totodile Duel
Tackle - The Fortune Hunters
Headbutt + A Corsola Caper!
Skull Bash - Dueling Heroes
Scary Face One Trick Phony!
Slash Just Add Water
Leer + Playing with Fire!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Voice actresses


  • Totodile was fought over for its ownership by Ash and Misty.
  • Totodile is Ash's only Johto starter that hasn't evolved at least once.
  • Totodile has been referred to as male in JE037: Love, Totodile Style, but only in the English dub.
  • Totodile and Ash's 30 Tauros are the only Pokémon to be caught in different types of Poké Balls; however Totodile was captured and is kept in a Lure Ball and Ash used Safari Balls to catch his Tauros, but whenever Ash uses one in battle, they seem to be kept in normal Poké Balls.