Basculin

Basculin

Official artwork by Ken Sugimori

Classification

The Hostile Pokémon

Water

Damage Taken*

×4: N/A
×2: Electric Grass
×1: Bug Dark Dragon Fairy Fighting Flying Ghost Ground Normal Poison Psychic Rock
×0.5: Fire Ice Steel Water
×0.25: N/A
×0: N/A

Abilities

Reckless
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.
Adaptability
Powers up moves of the same type as the Pokémon.
Mold Breaker hidden ability
Moves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.

Base Stats (460 total)

HP: 70
70
Attack: 92
92
Defense: 65
65
Sp. Atk: 80
80
Sp. Def: 55
55
Speed: 98
98

Size

  • Height: 3'3" / 1 m
  • Weight: 39.7 lbs / 18 kg

Breeding Info

Gender Ratio

50% male
50% female

50% male / 50% female

Egg Groups

Water 2

Tags

Basic, Not fully evolved, Has functional form, Is canon relative

Evolutionary Family

Basculin
Basculin
Base form
Siamacho
Siamacho
Trade while holding Berserk Gene

Flavor Info

Pokédex Entries

Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other’s school.


Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.

Misc Data

  • Catch Rate: 25
  • Base Happiness: 70

Pokédex Categories

Color

Green

Body Shape

Fins Fins

Level-Up Moves

Level Move Type Class Power Acc PP Summary
1RL Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10 The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
1RL Flail Normal Physical * 100% 15 The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move’s power.
1 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 35 A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25 The target is blasted with a forceful shot of water.
4 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10 The user attacks in an uproar for three turns. During that time, no one can fall asleep.
7 Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15 The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. This may also make the target flinch.
10 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25 The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.
13 Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20 The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.
16 Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Looking for an opening, the user strikes consistently. The target’s stat changes don’t affect this attack’s damage.
20 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20 A reckless, full-body charge attack for slamming into the target. This also damages the user a little.
24 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15 The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
28 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm.
32 Soak Water Other 100% 20 The user shoots a torrent of water at the target and changes the target’s type to Water.
36 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15 A reckless, life-risking tackle. This also damages the user quite a lot.
41 Scary Face Normal Other 100% 10 The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.
46 Flail Normal Physical * 100% 15 The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move’s power.
51 Final Gambit Fighting Special * 100% 5 The user risks everything to attack its target. The user faints but does damage equal to its HP.
56 Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10 The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.

TM/HM Moves

# Move Type Class Power Acc PP Summary
006 Toxic Poison Other 90% 10 A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
007 Hail Ice Other —% 10 The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.
010 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15 A unique attack that varies in type depending on the Pokémon using it.
012 Taunt Dark Other 100% 20 The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.
013 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10 The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. This may also leave the target frozen.
017 Protect Normal Other —% 10 Enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
018 Rain Dance Water Other —% 5 The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.
021 Frustration Normal Physical * 100% 20 A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
027 Return Normal Physical * 100% 20 A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
032 Double Team Normal Other —% 15 By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
042 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20 An attack move that doubles its power if the user is poisoned, burned, or has paralysis.
044 Rest Psychic Other —% 10 The user goes to sleep for two turns. This fully restores the user’s HP and heals any status conditions.
045 Attract Normal Other 100% 15 If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
048 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15 The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round and make the attack do greater damage.
055 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15 The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.
087 Swagger Normal Other 85% 15 The user enrages and confuses the target. However, this also sharply raises the target’s Attack stat.
088 Sleep Talk Normal Other —% 10 While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.
090 Substitute Normal Other —% 10 The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user’s decoy.
100 Confide Normal Other —% 20 The user tells the target a secret, and the target loses its ability to concentrate. This lowers the target’s Sp. Atk stat.
H03 Surf Water Special 90 100% 15 The user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave. This can also be used for crossing water.
H04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15 The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. This can also be used to move heavy boulders.
H05 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15 The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. This can also be used to climb a waterfall.
H06 Dive Water Physical 80 100% 10 Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the next turn.
ZC02 Bravado Normal Other 100% 20 The user boasts about its own abilities and demoralizes the target, raising the user's Attack but lowering the target's Defense.
ZC03 Drag Under Water Special 60 100% 10 The user drags the foe under the water with it, holding it down until the next turn. The target cannot attack while underwater.
ZC08 Daring Dash Normal Physical 95 85% 15 The user makes a brave charge at the target that fills it with courage. It may raise the user's Attack and Speed.
ZC52 Berry Share Normal Other —% 10 The user shares its held Berry with the target. The target is placated by the gift and may be easier to catch.
ZC53 Hidden Gift Normal Other —% 10 A unique attack that varies in effect depending on the Pokémon using it.
ZC54 Clear Sky Normal Other —% 5 The user clears the skies and calms the wind, returning the weather to normal.

Tutor Moves

Move Type Class Power Acc PP Summary
Amaze Normal Physical * 100% 15 The user amazes the foe with its coolness and then attacks. It grows in power the cooler the user is.
Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm.
Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5 The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10 If the target’s HP is half or less, this attack will hit with double the power.
Captivate Normal Other 100% 20 If any opposing Pokémon is the opposite gender of the user, it is charmed, which harshly lowers its Sp. Atk stat.
Confound Normal Special * 100% 15 The user confounds the foe with its cleverness and then attacks. It grows in power the cleverer the user is.
Dazzle Normal Special * 100% 15 The user dazzles the foe with its cuteness and then attacks. It grows in power the cuter the user is.
Demolish Normal Physical * 100% 15 The user frightens the foe with its toughness and then attacks. It grows in power the tougher the user is.
Endeavor Normal Physical * 100% 5 An attack move that cuts down the target’s HP to equal the user’s HP.
Endure Normal Other —% 10 The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Enthrall Normal Special * 100% 15 The user enchants the foe with its beauty and then attacks. It grows in power the more beautiful the user is.
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15 The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. This may also make the target flinch.
Ice Water Water Special 80 100% 15 The user shoots painfully cold water at its target. This may also freeze the target.
Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. This also lowers the opposing Pokémon’s Speed stats.
Natural Gift Normal Physical * 100% 15 The user draws power to attack by using its held Berry. The Berry determines the move’s type and power.
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20 The user attacks the target with a secret power. Its additional effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the target flinch.
Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20 Star-shaped rays are shot at the opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. This may also confuse the target.
Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.

Egg Moves

Move Type Class Power Acc PP Summary
Agility Psychic Other —% 30 The user relaxes and lightens its body to move faster. This sharply raises the Speed stat.
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20 A spray of bubbles is forcefully ejected at the target. This may also lower its Speed stat.
Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10 The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their accuracy.
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15 The user attacks by hurling a blob of mud at the target. This also lowers the target’s Speed stat.
Rage Normal Physical 20 100% 20 As long as this move is in use, the power of rage raises the Attack stat each time the user is hit in battle.
Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10 An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the opponent in the same turn.
Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15 The user traps the target in a violent swirling whirlpool for four to five turns.

Other Official Images

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Blue-striped Basculin
Alternate form with a different ability. Wild Basculin may be either form, sometimes depending on location.