Lilligant < Basculin > Sandile

Species Type
Hostile Pokémon Water.png
Number Ability
#550 Reckless/Adaptability
Rock Head (Blue-Striped Form Only)
Mold Breaker
Height Weight
3'3" (1m) 39.7 lbs (18kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Water 2 25
Tier EV Yield
NU/RU 2 Speed Points

Basculin (バスラオ) is the 56th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Water Type, and it is known as the Hostile Pokémon.

Basculin is the only Pokémon in the series that can use up to four Abilities. Reckless will increase the amount of damage done by moves that have recoil damage by 20%, but this also increases the recoil as well, and Adaptability increases the Same Type Attack Bonus of its Water-Type moves from 50% to 100%.

Blue-Striped Forme Basculin have access to the Rock Head Ability. This nullifies the effect of recoil from moves such as Double-Edge. Basculin's Dream World Ability is Mold Breaker regardless of form, this Ability allows its moves to work regardless the opponent's Ability.

Basculin doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Basculin is in the Water 2 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Basculin One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Basculin takes upon the form of a fish with a relatively big chin. It has a stripe running from the top of its mouth to the top of its tail on both sides of it.

The fins on a Red-Striped Basculin appear to be more spiked in shape whereas the fins on a Blue-Striped Basculin take on a smoother appearance. Additionally, the eyes on a Red-Striped Basculin appear to be rounded, while a Blue-Striped Basculin's eyes appear to be glaring.

Basculin's form is dependant on its appearance when captured in the Wild. The Red-Striped Form is more predominant in Black, whereas the Blue-Striped form is more common to appear in White.

[edit] Gender Differences

Basculin doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Basculin can be found all over Unova when Fishing or Surfing in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Basculin can appear at Arbor Area's Verdant Courts and the Arcana Zone's Lakeshore in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. Basculin won't appear in these two areas until you've befriended Surskit. To befriend Basculin you have to defeat it in a Tag Race.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Basculin is listed as a Common Card in thet Emerging Powers (2) set, and as an Uncommon Card in the Black&White and Next Destinies sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Cilan would capture a Basculin during the episode A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition, but after a run-in with Team Rocket, it was discovered that Basculin was released along with all the Pokémon that had been captured by a Wild Frillish.

[edit] Movies

Wild Basculin appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.

[edit] Manga

Basculin's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Basculin is capable of battling in both the Never-Utilized and Under-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. The Water Type is very crowded in the Metagame to begin with, and Basculin's limited movepool and low defenses don't do it any favors. It does have access to Adaptability, which gives its Water Moves more punch than it would have with any other Ability that it has access to.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 30% Route 3 (Fish)
Route 6 (Fish)
Route 11 (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Route 14 (Surf: Shaking Spots & Fishing)
Striaton City
Wellspring Cave: 1F & B1 (Fish)
Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Fish)
Dragonspiral Tower: Outside (Fish)
Challenger's Cave: B2 (Fish)
Victory Road: 1F & 3F (Fish)
Village Bridge (Fish)
Giant Chasm: Cave & Inner Cave (Surf: Shaking Spots & Fishing)
Abundant Shrine (Fish or Surf at Shaking Spots)
Lostlorn Forest
Black/White 35% Route 1 (Fish: Shaking Spots)
Black/White 40% Route 11 (Fish)
Abundand Shrine (Fish)
Black/White 70%(Surf) Route 11
Route 14
Giant Chasm: Cave & Inner Cave
Abundant Shrine
Black/White 95% Route 1 (Fish)
Village Bridge (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Black/White 100% (Surf; Regular and Shaking Spots) Route 1
Route 3
Route 6
Striaton City
Wellspring Cave: 1F & B1
Pinwheel Forest: Inside
Dragonspiral Tower: Outside
Challenger's Cave: B2
Victory Road
Lostlorn Forest
Black/White 100% Village Bridge (Surf)
Black2/White2 5% Route 13 (Surf)
Undella Towl (Surf)
Seigaiha City (Surf)
Black2/White2 30% Route 1 (Fish: Shaking Spots)
Route 3 (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Route 3 (Fish)
Route 6 (Fish)
Route 11 (Fish)
Route 11 (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Route 14 (Fish)
Route 14 (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Route 19 (Fish)
Route 20 (Fish)
Route 22 (Fish)
Route 23 (Fish)
Route 23 (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Striation City (Fish)
Wellspring Cave: 1F & B1 (Fish)
Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Fish)
Dragonspiral Tower: Outside (Fish)
Village Bridge (Fish)
Village Bridge (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Giant Chasm: Cave/Inner Cave (Fish)
Giant Chasm: Cave/Inner Cave (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Abundant Shrine (Fish)
Lostlorn Forest (Fish)
Lostlorn Forest (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Aspertia City (Fish)
Floccesy Ranch (Fish)
Relic Path: Room 2 (Fish)
Clay Road: Rooms 2 & 3 (Fish)
Victory Road: 1F, 3F & 4F (Fish)
Victory Road: Outside (Fish)
Victory Road: Outside (Surf/Fish: Shaking Spots)
Nature Sanctuary (Fish)
Black2/White2 35% Route 6 (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Route 22 (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Abundant Shrine (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Relic Path: Room 2
Victory Road: 1F, 3F & 4F (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Nature Sactuary (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Black2/White2 65% Route 20 (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Floccesy Ranch (Surf: Shaking Spots)
Black2/White2 70% Route 11 (Surf)
Route 14 (Surf)
Route 20 (Surf)
Route 22 (Surf)
Route 23 (Surf)
Striaton City (Surf)
Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Surf)
Village Bridge (Surf)
Giant Chasm: Cave & Inner Cave (Surf)
Abundant Shrine (Surf)
Floccesy Ranch (Surf)
Relic Path: Room 2 (Surf)
Victory Road: Outside, 1F, 3F & 4F (Surf)
Nature Sanctuary (Surf)
Black2/White2 100% Route 1 (Surf)
Route 19
Wellspring Cave: 1F & B1 (Surf)
Dragonspiral Tower: Outside (Surf)
Aspertia City (Surf)
Clay Road: Rooms 2 & 3 (Surf)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red
II Gold
III Ruby
IV Diamond
V Black Red and blue Basculin get along so poorly, they'll start fighting instantly. These Pokémon are very hostile.
White Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other's school.
Black 2 Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
White 2 Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 250 344 .
170 189 283 311
121 135 229 251
Sp. Atk
148 165 259 284
Sp. Def
103 115 209 229
180 201 295 324

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
4 Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
7 Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
10 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
13 Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
16 Chip Away Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
20 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
24 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
28 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 100 Physical.png
32 Soak Water.gif N/A 100 Other.png
36 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
41 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
46 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
51 Final Gambit Fighting.gif ?? 100 Special.png
56 Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM05 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Bubblebeam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Mud Shot Ground.gif 55 95 Special.png
Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Whirlpool Water.gif 35 85 Special.png
Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Brine Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black2/White2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Last edited by Docile on 26 February 2014 at 09:29
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