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'''Basculin''' (Japanese: '''バスラオ''' ''Basslao'') is a {{type|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.
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'''Basculin''' (Japanese: '''バスラオ''' ''Basslao'') is a {{type|Water}}-type [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation V]].
   
== Appearance ==
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==Biology==
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.
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===Physiology===
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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 has a sleeker design, notably seen on its its fins and eyes.
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===Behavior===
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Basculin are aggressive, violent Pokémon. Blue and Red Basculin do not get along and often fight. However, on rare occasions, members of one school might mingle with the other's school.
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
 
'''Basculin''' does not evolve.
 
'''Basculin''' does not evolve.
 
{{Family|[[File:550.png]] / [[File:550B.png]]}}
 
 
   
 
==Game Info==
 
==Game Info==
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|pokemon=Basculin
 
|pokemon=Basculin
 
|backcolor={{Water}}
 
|backcolor={{Water}}
|blackwhite=[[Surf]] or fish
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|blackwhite=[[Unova Route 1|Route 1]], [[Unova Route 3|Route 3]], [[Unova Route 6|Route 6]], [[Unova Route 11|Route 11]], [[Unova Route 14|Route 14]], [[Striaton City]], [[Wellspring Cave]], [[Pinwheel Forest]], [[Dragonspiral Tower]], [[Unova Victory Road|Victory Road]], [[Giant Chasm]], [[Abundant Shrine]], [[Lostlorn Forest]]
|bwrarity=Common
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|bwrarity={{tt|Common|Using Surf or Fishing}}
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|black2white2= [[Unova Route 1|Route 1]], [[Unova Route 3|Route 3]], [[Unova Route 6|Route 6]], [[Unova Route 11|Route 11]], [[Unova Route 12|Route 12]], [[Unova Route 13|Route 13]], [[Unova Route 19|Route 19]], [[Unova Route 20|Route 20]], [[Unova Route 22|Route 22]], [[Unova Route 23|Route 23]], [[Aspertia City]], [[Relic Passage]], [[Striaton City]], [[Wellspring Cave]], [[Pinwheel Forest]], [[Relic Passage]], [[Lostlorn Forest]], [[Clay Tunnel]], [[Abundant Shrine]], [[Village Bridge]], [[Dragonspiral Tower]], [[Undella Town]], [[Humilau City]], [[Giant Chasm]], [[Victory Road]], [[Nature Preserve]]
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|b2w2rarity={{tt|Common|Using Surf or Fishing}}
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|black=Red and blue Basculin get along so poorly, they'll start fighting instantly. These Pokémon are very hostile.
 
|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.
 
|white=Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other's school.
}}
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|black 2=Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
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|white 2=Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
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|x=Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
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|y=Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other's school.}}
   
 
===Learnset===
 
===Learnset===
{{Movessettop
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====Leveling====
|backcolor={{Water}}
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{{Movessettop|type=Water|gen=V}}
}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Tackle]]|50|100|35|Normal|Physical}}
{{Movessetmid
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Water Gun]]'''|40|100|25|Water|Special}}
|1|[[Tackle]]|50|100|35|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|4|[[Uproar]]|90|100|10|Normal|Special}}
}}
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{{Movessetmid|7|[[Headbutt]]|70|100|15|Normal|Physical}}
{{Movessetmid
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{{Movessetmid|10|[[Bite]]|60|100|25|Dark|Physical}}
|1|'''[[Water Gun]]'''|40|100|25|{{type|Water}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|13|'''[[Aqua Jet]]'''|40|100|20|Water|Physical}}
}}
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{{Movessetmid|16|[[Chip Away]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical}}
{{Movessetmid
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{{Movessetmid|20|[[Take Down]]|90|85|20|Normal|Physical}}
|4|[[Uproar]]|90|100|10|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|24|[[Crunch]]|80|100|15|Dark|Physical}}
}}
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{{Movessetmid|28|'''[[Aqua Tail]]'''|90|90|10|Water|Physical}}
{{Movessetmid
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{{Movessetmid|32|[[Soak]]|-|100|20|Water|Status}}
|7|[[Headbutt]]|70|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|36|[[Double-Edge]]|120|100|15|Normal|Physical}}
}}
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{{Movessetmid|41|[[Scary Face]]|-|100|10|Normal|Status}}
{{Movessetmid
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{{Movessetmid|46|[[Flail]]|-|100|15|Normal|Physical}}
|10|[[Bite]]|60|100|25|{{type|Dark}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|51|[[Final Gambit]]|-|100|5|Fighting|Physical}}
}}
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{{Movessetmid|56|[[Thrash]]|120|100|10|Normal|Physical}}
{{Movessetmid
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{{Movessetend|type=Water}}
|13|'''[[Aqua Jet]]'''|40|100|20|{{type|Water}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|16|[[Chip Away]]|70|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|20|[[Take Down]]|90|85|20|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|24|[[Crunch]]|80|100|15|{{type|Dark}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|28|'''[[Aqua Tail]]'''|90|90|10|{{type|Water}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|32|[[Soak]]|-|100|20|{{type|Water}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|36|[[Double-Edge]]|120|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|41|[[Scary Face]]|-|100|10|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|46|[[Flail]]|-|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|51|[[Final Gambit]]|-|100|5|{{type|Fighting}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetmid
 
|56|[[Thrash]]|120|100|10|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
 
}}
 
{{Movessetend
 
|backcolor={{Water}}
 
}}
 
   
 
===Sprites===
 
===Sprites===
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|bgcolor={{Water}}
 
|bgcolor={{Water}}
 
|name = Basculin
 
|name = Basculin
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|bwspr =Basculin-Red-Striped BW.gif
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|bwsprs =BasculinRedShinyBW.gif
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|bwsprf =Basculin-Blue-Striped BW.gif
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|bwsprfs =BasculinBlueShinyBW.gif
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|b2w2spr =
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|b2w2sprs =
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|Vback =BasculinRedBackBW.gif
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|Vbacks =BasculinRedBackShinyBW.gif
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|Vbackf =BasculinBlueBackBW.gif
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|Vbackfs =BasculinBlueBackShinyBW.gif
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|xyspr=BasculinRedXY.gif
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|xysprs=BasculinRedShinyXY.gif
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|xysprf=BasculinBlueXY.gif
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|xysprfs=BasculinBlueShinyXY.gif
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|VIback=BasculinRedBackXY.gif
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|VIbacks=BasculinRedBackShinyXY.gif
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|VIbackf=BasculinBlueBackXY.gif
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|VIbackfs=BasculinBlueBackShinyXY.gif
 
}}
 
}}
   
== Trivia ==
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==Trivia==
*Basculin appears to be based on a piranha.
 
*Its name is probably a combination of Bass and Masculin.
 
 
*Basculin was first shown within footage from the Pokémon Searcher BW tour on August 7, 2010. It was used by Cheren in the demo. It was officially revealed on the October issue of Coro Coro on September 11, 2010.
 
*Basculin was first shown within footage from the Pokémon Searcher BW tour on August 7, 2010. It was used by Cheren in the demo. It was officially revealed on the October issue of Coro Coro on September 11, 2010.
*Basculin's Red Stripe Forme is exclusive to Pokémon Black while its Blue Stripe Forme is exclusive to Pokémon White. Its forms do not change, it's the first Pokémon to do this.
 
**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 a hidden ability), Basculin can legitimately have four, as an NPC in [[Driftveil City]] in Pokémon White trades away a Blue-Striped Basculin with the ability [[Rock Head]].
 
*While most Pokémon can have up to 3 abilities legitimately (two primary abilities and a hidden ability), Basculin can legitimately have four, as an NPC in [[Driftveil City]] in Pokémon White trades away a Blue-Striped Basculin with the ability [[Rock Head]].
*Basculin & [[Zweilous]] are both Hostile Pokémon.
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*Basculin and [[Zweilous]] are both Hostile Pokémon.
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*Basculin is one of the few, if only, Pokémon in the game "proven" to be consumed by humans; the PokéDex refers to them as "remarkably tasty".
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===Origin===
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Basculin is most likely based on a bass and a piranha.
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===Etymology===
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Basculin's English name seems to be a combination of "bass" and "masculine".
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Basculin being released from the female Frillish.jpg
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Basculin using Bite on Pansage.jpg
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BW026Basculin.png
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</gallery>
   
 
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{{References|basculin|550}}
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Latest revision as of 20:54, August 12, 2014

Type(s)
Water  
Species Hostile Pokémon
Abilities Reckless
Adaptability
Mold Breaker (DW)
Pokédex
Lilligant ← 550 → Sandile
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 056/104 Mountain Kalos 060
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Basculin
550
バスラオ Basslao
550ABasculin
Generation V
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
39.7 lbs. 18.0 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green Water 2
Body Style Footprint
Body03
F550
Cry

Type(s)
Water  
Species Hostile Pokémon
Abilities Rock Head
Adaptability
Mold Breaker (DW)
Pokédex
Lilligant ← 550B → Sandile
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 056/104 Mountain Kalos 060
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Basculin
550B
バスラオ Basslao
550BBasculin
Generation V
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
39.7 lbs. 18.0 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green Water 2
Body Style Footprint
Body03
Cry

Basculin (Japanese: バスラオ Basslao) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

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 has a sleeker design, notably seen on its its fins and eyes.

BehaviorEdit

Basculin are aggressive, violent Pokémon. Blue and Red Basculin do not get along and often fight. However, on rare occasions, members of one school might mingle with the other's school.

EvolutionEdit

Basculin does not evolve.

Game InfoEdit

Game LocationsEdit

Basculin Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Route 1, Route 3, Route 6, Route 11, Route 14, Striaton City, Wellspring Cave, Pinwheel Forest, Dragonspiral Tower, Victory Road, Giant Chasm, Abundant Shrine, Lostlorn Forest Common
Black 2/White 2 Route 1, Route 3, Route 6, Route 11, Route 12, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, Route 22, Route 23, Aspertia City, Relic Passage, Striaton City, Wellspring Cave, Pinwheel Forest, Relic Passage, Lostlorn Forest, Clay Tunnel, Abundant Shrine, Village Bridge, Dragonspiral Tower, Undella Town, Humilau City, Giant Chasm, Victory Road, Nature Preserve Common


Pokédex EntriesEdit

Pokédex Entries
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.
X
Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
Y
Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other's school.


LearnsetEdit

LevelingEdit

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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.

SpritesEdit

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Basculin-Red-Striped BW BasculinRedBackBW
Basculin-Blue-Striped BW BasculinBlueBackBW
BasculinRedShinyBW BasculinRedBackShinyBW
BasculinBlueShinyBW BasculinBlueBackShinyBW
X Y Back
BasculinRedXY BasculinRedBackXY
BasculinBlueXY BasculinBlueBackXY
BasculinRedShinyXY BasculinRedBackShinyXY
BasculinBlueShinyXY BasculinBlueBackShinyXY


TriviaEdit

  • Basculin was first shown within footage from the Pokémon Searcher BW tour on August 7, 2010. It was used by Cheren in the demo. It was officially revealed on the October issue of Coro Coro on September 11, 2010.
  • While most Pokémon can have up to 3 abilities legitimately (two primary abilities and a hidden ability), Basculin can legitimately have four, as an NPC in Driftveil City in Pokémon White trades away a Blue-Striped Basculin with the ability Rock Head.
  • Basculin and Zweilous are both Hostile Pokémon.
  • Basculin is one of the few, if only, Pokémon in the game "proven" to be consumed by humans; the PokéDex refers to them as "remarkably tasty".

OriginEdit

Basculin is most likely based on a bass and a piranha.

EtymologyEdit

Basculin's English name seems to be a combination of "bass" and "masculine".

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit


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