Shieldon < Bastiodon > Burmy

Species Type
Shield Pokémon Rock.pngSteel.png
Number Ability
#411 Sturdy
Height Weight
4′3″ (1.3m) 329.6 lbs. (149.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Shieldon None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster 45
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Defense Points

Bastiodon (トリデプス) is the 39th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Rock/Steel Type, and it is known as the Shield Pokémon.

Bastiodon uses the Sturdy Ability. This Ability gives it an immunity to being taken out by a One-Hit KO Move such as Horn Drill or Sheer Cold, and it also prevents it from being KO'd from an attack if its HP is full. A second Ability is available to Bastiodon from the Dream World, the Soundproof Ability. This Ability gives it an immunity to all moves that are Sound-Based, preventing moves such as Screech or Hyper Voice from working.

Shieldon can evolve into Bastiodon at Level 30.

Bastiodon is in the Monster Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 7,680 Steps to hatch. It takes Bastiodon 600,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Bastiodon, similar to Shieldon, has a big shield for its face. After evolving, Bastiodon's shield becomes much bigger, and is armored. There are ridges along the top of its face, and there are horns sticking out around its eyes.The rest of its body also looks as if it has much more black armor, and it has gained spikes along its back.

[edit] Gender Differences

Bastiodon has no gender differences.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

The only way to obtain a Bastiodon is to evolve a Shieldon.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Bastiodon appears at Hidden Land 1F-15F & I1F-8F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, but it cannot be recruited, leaving evolution as the only means of obtaining Bastiodon in these games. Bastiodon is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Plains 6F-19F.

Bastiodon appears at Chroma Highlands and Chroma Ruins in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Bastiodon appears in the room on the left side on the first floor of the Oblivia Ruins in the Present, and in the Past, can be obtained at the Fire Temple mission "Shaken by Aggron's Footsteps!" by finishing the mission with an S Rank, and "Graveler's Terrible Rocks" by capturing it or its pre-evolved form and obtaining its Slate.

Bastiodon can be obtained in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure by clearing Bastiodon's Panel Crush in the Cavern Zone. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Bastiodon appears at Rockridge Fort in the Crag Area. This Bastiodon can be befriended by battling it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.

The only way to obtain a Bastiodon in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Shieldon.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Bastiodon appears in the Pokémon Rumble promotional set and Pokémon Organized Play Series 6 as a Rare Card. Bastiodon is listed as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures, Platinum and Rising Rivals sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Byron would use his Bastiodon to battle his son Roark and his Rampardos in the episode Ancient Family Matter. Bastiodon would defeat Rampardos, then Bastiodon would be used against Ash in the episode Dealing With Defensive Types. Bastiodon would defeat Chimchar before losing to Gliscor. The remaining two appearances by Byron's Bastiodon were flashbacks.

[edit] Movies

Bastiodon has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Bastiodon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Bastiodon finds itself to be a reliable support Pokémon in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. In addition to having a variety of options on the support side of things, its high Defenses give it staying power. Additionally, its Ability ensures that if it does take a hit that deals a lot of damage, Metal Sound enables it to retaliate with 50% more damage than it took. Outside of that, its low Offensive and Speed Statistics make sweeping a bad idea because those attacks won't do much damage.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Shieldon
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Shieldon
Black/White None Evolve Shieldon
Black2/White2 None Evolve Shieldon

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond Any frontal attack is repulsed. It is a docile Pokémon that feeds on grass and berries.
IV Pokémon Pearl When attacked, they form a wall with their shield like faces to protect their young.
IV Pokémon Platinum When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
IV Pokémon HeartGold When attacked, they form a wall. Their rock-hard faces serve to protect them from the attacks.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver When attacked, they form a wall. Their rock-hard faces serve to protect them from the attacks.

V Pokémon Black When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
V Pokémon White When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
V Pokémon Black 2 When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
V Pokémon White 2 When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 230 324 -
98 109 203 223
306 341 435 478
Sp. Atk
89 99 193 212
Sp. Def
252 281 375 412
58 65 159 174

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
Start Protect Normal.png N/A N/A Status
Taunt Dark.png N/A 100 Status
Metal Sound Steel.png N/A 85 Status
15 Take Down Normal.png 90 85 Physical
19 Iron Defense Steel.png N/A N/A Status
24 Swagger Normal.png N/A 90 Status
28 Ancientpower Rock.png 60 100 Special
30 Block Normal.png N/A N/A Status
36 Endure Normal.png N/A N/A Status
43 Metal Burst Steel.png ?? 100 Physical
51 Iron Head Steel.png 80 100 Physical
58 Heavy Slam Steel.png ?? 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM23 Smack Down Rock.png 50 100 Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM41 Torment Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.png -- -- Status
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.png 80 100 Special
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical
Scary Face Normal.png -- 100% Status
Focus Energy Normal.png -- --% Status
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Rock Blast Rock.png 25 90% Physical
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Screech Normal.png -- 85% Status
Curse Ghost.png -- --% Status
Fissure Ground.png  ?? 30% Physical
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Status
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status
Wide Guard Rock.png -- --% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Block Normal.png -- --% Status
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Iron Head Steel.png 80 100% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Magic Coat Psychic.png -- --% Status
Magnet Rise Steel.png -- --% Status
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] By TM/HM

[edit] By Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Shieldon Bastiodon
Level 30

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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