This Basculin was a water-type Pokémon owned by Cilan.
Basculin was caught temporarily by Cilan during a fake fishing competition which Team Rocket created so that they could steal as many water-type the participants could. Cilan battled it with his Pansage which had the type advantage a rough battle Cilan caught it and gave it to Team Rocket. When the Pokéballs fall into the water, a female Frillish released it to save all the Pokémon from Team Rocket.
|Water Gun||A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!|
|Bite||A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!|
|Aqua Tail||A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*|
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.
Basculin is the first Pokémon to be released in the Black and White saga.