A moderate-sized giant slug found in the Sinnoh region. It is the same type as Whiscash, Quagsire, and Swampert, it shows allotropic specification (same species but different appearances). The one in the West is pink & brown, and the other in the East is green and blue. Gastrodon is sometimes good in battle for its high defenses and regenerative abilities although not valued for its speed considering it is a slug. It is a type Pokémon equivalent of the first gastropod Pokémon (Slugma and Magcargo).
Gastrodon evolves from Shellos starting at level 30.
|Diamond/Pearl|| West Sea: Routes 218 and 221, Fuego Ironworks|
East Sea: Routes 213, 222, 224, and 230
|Platinum|| West Sea: Routes 205 and 218, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks, Canalave City||Uncommon|
Side Game Locations
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness|| West Sea: Brine Cave (B1-B9), Lower Brine Cave (B1)|
East Sea: Craggy Coast (B6-B9)
|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia|| Marine Cave|
Side Game Data
- This Pokémon, along with Shellos were rumored to be the pre-evolutions of Lapras prior to Diamond and Pearl's release, but this rumor was later confirmed false.
- Its English name most likely comes from the Phylum: Gastropoda which, includes snails and slugs.
- Pokémon.com Pokédex
- Serebii.net Pokédex data
- Legendary Pokémon data
- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
- Psypokes Psydex data