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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 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

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


Pokédex Entries

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
White 2
X
Y


Learnset

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

4 Uproar 90 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

7 Headbutt 70 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

10 Bite 60 100% 25 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

13 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

16 Chip Away 70 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

20 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

24 Crunch 80 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

28 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

32 Soak - 100% 20 [[Water type|Water]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

36 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

41 Scary Face - 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

46 Flail - 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

51 Final Gambit - 100% 5 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical

]]

56 Thrash 120 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical 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

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back


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'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.
  • Basculin & Zweilous are both Hostile Pokémon.

Sources


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