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Arburian Pelarotas[1] (also called Tortugans)[pop-up 1][2] are a species from the once peaceful planet Arburia.[note 1] They have a sister species, the Vulpinic Tortugans.[pop-up 4][6]

Their evolved counterparts are Evolved Arburian Pelarotas.


Arburian Pelarotas are hulking, broad-shouldered aliens covered in natural, yellow armored-shell plating on their back, shoulders, thighs/hips, and forearms. They are mostly white with black on their upper half and have four claws on both of their hands for fingers, having a color scheme and claws similar to that of a panda. Arburian Pelarotas are covered in fur across the thickest parts of their body, while every other part except for their elbows and knees is short fur.[DR 1]

When Cannonbolt turns into a sphere, he rolls up into a ball, with his backplates and the plates on his arms covering him. His sphere form has semi-circular stripes across his body, with black lines around the circular plates, and his side plates are the plates on his arms.

Adults have the same appearance as children, only with sharper claws and small lines near their fingers.

Female Arburian Pelarotas appear to have a slimmer torso and pelvis, their armor is also smaller and they have feminine lips.

Powers and Abilities[]

Arburian Pelarotas can curl into a ball, encasing themselves in his plating. In general, the Arburian Pelarota species mostly used this maneuver for defense, like an armadillo. Arburian Pelarotas are nigh-invulnerable when curled into a ball.[DJW 1]

When rolled up, Arburian Pelarotas become like a motorized wheel that can move at great speed (because of chemicals in their exo-plates that reduce friction)[pop-up 5][2] and can increase their rotational momentum to slam into and/or run over their enemies. Arburian Pelarotas are able to maneuver around their surroundings in ball form thanks to the short fur on their bodies, registering shifts in air and motion around them. Between that and their excellent hearing, Arburian Pelarotas receive something akin to echolocation - giving them "eyeless" vision.[DR 2][DR 3]

Arburian Pelarotas can ricochet and bounce off surfaces like a pinball in sphere form, suffering little-to-no loss in momentum.[1]Arburian Pelarotas can also house people and fairly large objects within their spheroid form and provide them the same level of protection that they have.[7]

Arburian Pelarota shells can deflect lasers[1] and conduct electricity, such as that generated by a Gimlinopithecus.[8]

Arburian Pelarotas possess enhanced strength, being able to fight on par with enemies about their size.[9] They can also break free from traps made of Lepidopterran slime.[10] Arburian Pelarotas also have enhanced reflexes, being able to quickly dodge most attacks.[11]

Arburian Pelarotas possess enhanced digging, as seen when Cannonbolt quickly tunneled underground in his sphere form before jumping out to attack Future Vilgax.[12]

Arburian Pelarotas are capable of withstanding the vacuum of space, but they still need to breathe. Without an oxygen supply, Arburian Pelarotas are limited to holding their breath.[13]

From inside their shells, Arburian Pelarotas can withstand twice the heat of reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.[pop-up 6][7] Similarly, their shells are resistant to acids and lava,[3][merch 4] as well as cold temperatures of places such as Mikd'lty,[14] and can withstand the plasma generated by members of Ball Weevil's species.[DJW 2]


An Arburian Pelarota's bipedal form is top-heavy, making them very unbalanced and clumsy. This is because they are made to spin, not walk.[pop-up 7][2]

Arburian Pelarotas cannot roll over slippery surfaces, such as a Gourmand's slime spit, as it will cause them to immediately uncurl from their sphere form and fall over.[15]

Arburian Pelarotas can be trapped by strong adhesives, such as those used by the Stalker.[16] Similarly, they can be held in place by beings with as much strength as a Chimera Sui Generis.[12]

An Arburian Pelarota's large body makes it hard for them to move in small spaces, such as in vehicles like the Proto-TRUK.[13]

Arburian Pelarotas can be incapacitated by electricity when not curled into a ball, such as that generated by a Transylian.[17] Similarly, Arburian Pelarotas can be burned by extremely hot objects when not curled into a ball.[18]

In their uncurled form, Arburian Pelarotas can be controlled by a Vladat via their Corrupturas.[DJW 3]

Notable Arburian Pelarotas[]

Notable Arburian Pelarota Hybrids[]

Video Games[]

Ben 10: Protector of Earth[]

Arburian Pelarotas are capable of rolling in a circular pattern to damage enemies, compressing themselves tightly and then releasing the pressure to create a sonic blast. Arburian Pelarotas are able to flop onto the ground to create a shockwave, as well as rotate quickly to generate a miniature tornado.

Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Portuguese (Br) Pelarota Arburiano From the original name.
Turkish Neburyalı Topaçata From Neburyalı, Neburian and Topaç, Spinning Top.


The name Arburian Pelarota is based on Arburia (the Arburian Pelarota home planet), pelota (Spanish for "ball") and rota (a play on "rotation").

The alternate name Tortugans is based on tortuga (Spanish for "turtle"), referring to their ability to hide inside an armored shell.


  • Arburian Pelarotas are believed to be extinct from the universe, but it wouldn't surprise Eugene Son if there are a few alive somewhere.[ES 1]


  1. The "Arburia" name comes from "Arburian Pelarota", the name of Cannonbolt's species. However, the original name for the planet as revealed in the pop-up trivia for the Original Series episode Benwolf, Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix and Cannonbolt's Bandai card was "Aruburia".[pop-up 2][3][pop-up 3][4][merch 1] The page was created as "Arburia" by an anonymous user on September 16, 2009‎ with no source. The page was later renamed to "Aruburia" on April 4, 2011 by Ultimatehero, who cited the Bandai card. However, Orion Invictus would rename the page back to "Arburia" on October 14, 2011 with no source. The spelling stuck ever since. The Arburia spelling was later used in Cannonbolt's bio in the DS and 3DS versions of the Ben 10: Omniverse video game,[merch 2] which was released in 2012, marking the first official use of the spelling. It would again be used for Cannonbolt's bio on the Omniverse Aliens at War DVD,[merch 3] which was released in 2013. The term was then used in the Cannonbolt AW1: Beach Ballers short, which takes place in the Reboot Continuity. As the name of the planet was never mentioned in the Classic Continuity, the spelling of this planet is dubious.[5]




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