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From Bulbapedia.
Togepi's official artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Games Melee
Move Metronome
Rarity Uncommon
Japanese voice actor Satomi Kōrogi
Article on Bulbapedia Togepi (Pokémon)
It unleashes one of its five different abilities at random. If the screen gets pitch black, it’s not a software bug!
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Togepi (トゲピー, Togepy) is a creature from the Pokémon franchise. It appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. 4.


Togepi's official artwork from Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Togepi is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II, who was changed into a Fairy-type in Generation VI, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #175 as the "Spike Ball Pokémon". It evolves into Togetic when its Friendship reaches a certain point, gaining a secondary Flying type, and then into Togekiss using a Shiny Stone. It is very rarely found in the wild, and it's most often received as a gift when still an Egg.

Metronome is a very peculiar move naturally available to very few Pokémon: when selected, it allows the user to perform a move chosen randomly among almost all the moves existing in the game. Togepi can learn it naturally at a very low level in every game.

Togepi first appeared in episode 50 of the Pokémon anime, Who Gets to Keep Togepi?, over a year before appearing in a Generation II game. This makes Togepi the second Johto Pokémon with this distinction after Ho-Oh, which appeared in episode one. Its western video game debut was in Pokémon Puzzle League.

Its voice clip used from Melee to Smash 4 is from the Pokémon episode The Battle of the Badge. It has a new voice clip in Ultimate.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

It uses Metronome as its attack. While Clefairy's Metronome attack deals out various damaging attacks, Togepi's Metronome deals out status effects to all characters within a certain radius. The summoner is not harmed by any of Togepi's Metronome attacks.

Togepi in Melee

Togepi's Metronome is made up of five attacks that are chosen randomly. The attacks are:

  • Leech Seed: Inflicts the flower status on any fighters who are in Togepi's glowing attack radius. Other than the flower damage, the attack hits consecutively with no knockback, and deals about 22%, with the first hit dealing the most damage.
  • Powder Snow: A blast of ice is shot out. Any character stuck in the blast radius will be frozen for a couple of seconds and take damage. Unlike other freezing attacks, Powder Snow is a meteor smash, and as a result has no noticeable knockback on grounded characters. Deals about 10% damage.
  • Sleep Powder: Togepi casts Sleep Powder, but unlike Bellossom's attack, it's in a large radius and in a single burst. A character will fall asleep momentarily if they are in the attack's radius, taking about 10% damage. As with other attacks that induce sleep, it doesn't affect mid-air characters.
  • Magnitude: Togepi starts shaking the ground. Anyone near Togepi will become buried for a couple of seconds, like the effect from Donkey Kong's Headbutt attack. This attack looks similar to Venusaur's attack. Hits a maximum of 3 times, each one doing 5% damage.
  • Night Shade: Togepi releases a black magic aura, which completely blackens the screen for several full seconds, disorienting players, though computer-controlled characters are unaffected. Due to its undesirable nature, this attack is noticeably rarer than the other four.


Togepi features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various single-player regular matches, though it only appears once 200 VS matches have been played.

Togepi trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Togepi's trophy in Melee
(1.0/1.01 NTSC) These adorable spike-shelled Pokémon hatch from eggs given out by Professor Elm's assistant. Common superstition holds that their shells are chock-full of happiness and that they become good-luck charms when handled with kindness. It's impossible to predict which ability a Togepi will call upon when it uses its Metronome move, so you'd better be ready!
(1.02 NTSC/PAL) These adorable Spike Ball Pokémon hatch from eggs given out by Professor Elm's assistant. Common superstition holds that their shells are chock-full of happiness and that they become good-luck charms when handled with kindness. It's impossible to predict which ability a Togepi will call upon when it uses its Metronome move, so you'd better be ready!
Pokémon Gold & Silver (10/00)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Togepi in Brawl.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Togepi returns, while still using Metronome with a similar set of moves to what it used in Melee. However, while each move functions the same as it did in Melee, some moves have been replaced, namely:

  • Hypnosis replaces Sleep Powder, which scatters dark, blue waves around Togepi, rather than small spores. Otherwise it has the same effect of putting opponents to sleep.
  • SmokeScreen replaces Night Shade, with Togepi now releasing dense black smoke to obstruct the stage causing the same effect of the screen fading to black, allowing the screen blackening effect to better reflect Pokémon canon as SmokeScreen obscures vision while Night Shade is a damaging attack.


Screenshot by Dany36
Togepi's trophy in Brawl
A Spike Ball Pokémon. It's said that its shell is filled with joy, and a proverb asserts that if you can get a sleeping Togepi to stand up, you will gain happiness. Togepi can lower its opponent's attack power using Charm. Once it has become friends with its Trainer, Togepi evolves into Togetic.
Game Boy: Pokémon Gold/Silver
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Togepi Pokémon series TypeIcon(Body).pngTypeIcon(Spin).png Attack +11 Pikachu Pokémon Trainer Lucario Jigglypuff PikachuHeadSSBB.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Togepi (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Togepi in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Togepi in Smash 4.

Togepi returns as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Smash 4. It still uses Metronome and works like in Brawl.


Togepi's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC This Fairy-type Pokémon grows by feeding off the happiness, fun, and kindness of others. It's always filled with joy! In Smash Bros., Togepi uses the unpredictable Metronome move on foes. This move can cause drowsiness, damaging-flower growth, or stage darkness.
Game Boy: Pokémon Gold & Pokémon Silver (10/2000)
3DS: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
PAL A Fairy-type Pokémon that's always sunny side up! It can siphon positive energy from people and spread it across the world. Its Metronome attack can have a wide variety of effects. Maybe it'll plunge the stage into darkness. Maybe it'll plant damage-dealing seeds on fighters' heads. Whatever it does, Togepi will leave fighters scrambling.
Game Boy: Pokémon Gold/Silver (04/2001)
3DS: Pokémon X/Y (10/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Togepi as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Togepi reappears in Ultimate as a Poké Ball Pokémon and remains mostly unchanged from previous games.

Togepi cannot be summoned on Arena Ferox, Brinstar, Corneria, Magicant, or Spirit Train.

Move Relative frequency Probability
Powder Snow 3 23.1%
Leech Seed 3 23.1%
Hypnosis 3 23.1%
Magnitude 3 23.1%
Smokescreen 1 7.7%


Togepi also appears as an Advanced-class support spirit. It can be summoned using the spirit cores of Gordo and Mega Eggdozer.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Togepi.png
★★ 1 Critical-Health Stats ↑ Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese トゲピー, Togepy
UK English Togepi
France French Togepi
Germany German Togepi
Spain Spanish Togepi
Italy Italian Togepi
China Chinese 波克比
South Korea Korean 토게피, Togepi
Netherlands Dutch Togepi
Russia Russian Тогэпи