|4′3″ (1.3m)||329.6 lbs. (149.5kg)|
|Male: 87.5%||Female: 12.5%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU||2 Defense Points|
Bastiodon (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Rock/Steel Type, and it is known as the Shield Pokémon.) is the 39th Pokémon in the
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.
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.
 Gender Differences
Bastiodon has no gender differences.
 Game Information
 Original Games
The only way to obtain a Bastiodon is to evolve a Shieldon.
 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.
 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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
Bastiodon has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Bastiodon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 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.
 Area Location
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||None||Evolve Shieldon|
 Pokédex Entries
|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.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 By TM/HM
 By Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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