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Blue Basculin

Blue Basculin

Basculin's Type

WATER

Basculin's Pokédex #s

Galar #
154
National #
550

Basculin's Base Stats

HP:
70
Attack:
92
Defense:
65
Sp. Atk:
80
Sp. Def:
55
Speed:
98
Total:
460

Misc. Info

Egg Groups:
Water 2
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
2 Speed

Basculin's Abilities

Here are what abilities Basculin can possibly have, along with their effects.
Rock Head
Prevents all recoil damage Basculin takes from moves that cause recoil damage.
Adaptability
Raises the damage increase from Same Type Attack Bonus to 2.0× instead of 1.5×.
Mold Breaker
Basculin's moves are not affected or blocked by the target's Ability.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Basculin's weakness and resistance is to various types.
ELECTRIC
GRASS
½
FIRE
WATER
ICE
STEEL

Basculin's Evolution Line

Basculin does not evolve into any other known or available Pokémon.

Basculin's Moves

Below is a list of all of the moves that Basculin can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Basculin learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Water Gun
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
40 100% 25 One Target
1
Tail Whip
Lowers all nearby enemies' Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 30 Nearby Enemies
4
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
8
Flail
Does more damage when Basculin's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
12
Aqua Jet
Has higher priority.
WATER
PHYSICAL
40 100% 20 One Target
16
Bite
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
20
Scary Face
Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
24
Headbutt
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
28
Soak
Changes the target's type to Water until it switches out.
WATER
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
32
Crunch
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
36
Take Down
Basculin takes 25% of Take Down's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
90 85% 20 One Target
40
Final Gambit
Does damage equal to Basculin's remaining HP and then Basculin faints.
FIGHTING
SPECIAL
varies 100% 5 One Target
44
Aqua Tail
Damages the target.
WATER
PHYSICAL
90 90% 10 One Target
48
Thrash
Confuses Basculin after 2–3 turns.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 100% 10 Random Enemy
52
Double-Edge
Basculin takes 33% of Double-Edge's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 100% 15 One Target
56
Head Smash
Basculin takes -50% of Head Smash's damage as recoil damage.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
150 80% 5 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Basculin can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM21
Rest
Basculin restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Basculin from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM26
Scary Face
Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 10 One Target
TM27
Icy Wind
100% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ICE
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM35
Hail
Changes the weather to hail for 5 turns.
ICE
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM36
Whirlpool
Traps the target for 2–5 turns; does 1/16 max HP per turn. Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
35 85% 15 One Target
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Basculin is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM40
Swift
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 Nearby Enemies
TM42
Revenge
Attacks last; if damaged this turn, hits for double damage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM45
Dive
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
WATER
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM52
Bounce
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn. Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
85 85% 5 One Target
TM53
Mud Shot
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 One Target
TM55
Brine
Does double damage if the target's HP is 50% or less.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM58
Assurance
Does double damage if the target was already damaged this turn.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM67
Ice Fang
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target. Has a separate 10% chance to make the target flinch.
ICE
PHYSICAL
65 95% 15 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Basculin can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR03
Hydro Pump
Damages the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
110 80% 5 One Target
TR04
Surf
Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 All But Self
TR05
Ice Beam
Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
ICE
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR12
Agility
Raises Basculin's Speed by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
TR16
Waterfall
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
WATER
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Basculin's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR21
Reversal
Does more damage when Basculin's HP is low.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Basculin's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR32
Crunch
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR35
Uproar
Lose control for up to 5 turns. While the Uproar is active, no Pokémon can be asleep.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 Random Enemy
TR37
Taunt
Prevents the target from using Status moves for the next few turns.
DARK
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TR39
Superpower
Lowers Basculin's Attack and Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
120 100% 5 One Target
TR45
Muddy Water
30% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Accuracy by one stage.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 85% 10 Nearby Enemies
TR69
Zen Headbutt
Has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.
PSYCHIC
PHYSICAL
80 90% 15 One Target
TR84
Scald
Has a 30% chance to burn the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR97
Psychic Fangs
Breaks the opponent's Light Screen or Reflect.
PSYCHIC
PHYSICAL
85 100% 10 One Target
TR98
Liquidation
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
WATER
PHYSICAL
85 100% 10 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Basculin can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Bubble Beam
10% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
WATER
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Endeavor
Does damage to set the target's HP equal to Basculin's. Fails if Basculin has more HP.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 5 One Target

Where to Find Basculin

If you're looking for where to find Basculin, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Basculin in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently the encounters do not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)
Exclusive to Pokémon Shield

Basculin is exclusive to Pokémon Shield, so if you are playing Pokémon Sword, you will need to trade with someone playing Pokémon Shield in order to obtain it for your Pokédex.

Basculin in the Wild

Wild Area: North Lake Miloch

Fishing Rod Encounters
Shield
2%
Lv. 14-16

Wild Area: Motostoke Riverbank

Fishing Rod Encounters
Shield
35%
Lv. 26-28

Hulbury

Fishing Rod Encounters
Shield
10%
Lv. 20-24

Notes About Basculin

Blue-Striped Basculin is exclusive to Pokémon Shield. If you're playing Pokémon Sword, you'll find Red-Striped Basculin instead.
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