Basculin

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Water
Basculin
(バスラオ Basslao)
550A.png
550BBasculin.png
Hostile Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
Lilligant
550
Sandile
Ability Gender
Reckless
Rock Head
Adaptability
Mold BreakerDW
50% ♀
50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Green Water 2
Weight Height
39.7 lbs. 18 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Body style Footprint
Body03.png F550.png
Cry
HP Attack Defense
70 92 65
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
80 55 98
Total
460

Basculin (Japanese: バスラオ Basslao) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V and is set to appear in Pokémon Black and White. Its classification is the Violent Pokémon. It has two forms which are dependent on the version. It is basically another Magikarp except Basculin can learn TMs and Basculin doesn't evolve.

Appearance

Basculin is a fish-like Pokémon. In its red form, two parts of its body are separated by a bright red-orange stripe and has spiky white fins. Its blue form, however, will replace the red-orange stripe with a blue one, and its fins and eyes have a sleeker design.

Evolution

Basculin does not evolve.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Surf or fish Common

Pokédex Entries

Generations I - IV
Basculin did not appear during the Generation I - IV games.
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.
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Learnset

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical


1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special


4 Uproar 90 100% 10 Normal Special


7 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical


10 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical


13 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical


16 Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical


20 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical


24 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical


28 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical


32 Soak - 100% 20 Water Status


36 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical


41 Scary Face - 100% 10 Normal Status


46 Flail - 100% 15 Normal Physical


51 Final Gambit - 100% 5 Fighting Physical


56 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites

I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Basculin did not appear in Generation I
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Basculin did not appear in Generation II
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Basculin did not appear in Generation III
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Basculin did not appear in Generation IV
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Basculin BW.gif File:Basculin BW Back.gif
File:Shiny Basculin BW.gif File:Shiny Basculin BW Back.gif

Forms

Red-Stripe 550.png
550ABasculin.png
Ability
Reckless
Blue-Stripe 550A.png
550BBasculin.png
Ability
Rock Head

Origins

Design origins

Basculin appears to be based on a piranha.

Etymology

Basculin's name is probably a combination of the words bass and masculine.

Trivia

  • Basculin's Red-Stripe Forme is exclusive to Pokémon Black while its Blue-Stripe Forme is exclusive to Pokémon White. Since it cannot change freely between the formes, each forme is more of a variant.
    • Though with the use of the Super Rod or surf on a Rare Pokémon spot will always yield the opposite form.
  • While most Pokémon can have up to 3 abilities legitimately (two primary abilities and and a hidden ability), Basculin can legitimately have four: a Blue-Striped Basculin has the ability Rock Head while the Red-Striped Basculin can have Reckless.
  • Basculin and Zweilous are both known as the Hostile Pokémon.

References