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What is a good moveset for Bastiodon?

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Mine knows:

Toxic: Bastiodon is a Staller. Can't have a good Staller without Toxic.

Block: Stops the foe from switching to another Pokemon.

Rest: If Bastiodon ever gets too damaged, this move will just heal it while Toxic still does damage.

Avalanche: In case Bastiodon ever need to use an actual attack, this is a good choice. Low Speed helps this a lot, high accuracy, and deals with Ground types.

Bastiodon learnset

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a water type will find this weak
Kind of funny that 3 out of 8 answers have protect, especially when bastiodon can be an impenetrable force
Well, Bastiodon is a staller, so its good to have the damage on toxic increase... also, Bastiodon has two x4 weaknesses...

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This is the most annoying Bastiodon I've ever battled:

Bastiodon (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Metal Burst
- Protect
- Stealth Rock
- Roar

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Good moveset but i think you should change block and teach to bastiodon flash cannon or earthquake
and hit like a potaato
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Bastiodon the boss
Bastiodon @ Leftovers/Chesto Berry

Careful nature

Ability Sturdy

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

  • Toxic
  • Fire Blast
  • Protect/Rest
  • Metal Burst

LOL!
Toxic is stalling and works well with the nice bulk.
Fire Blast is to try to get steel types out of there, and actually does some damage to Ferroythorn and Forretress if you decide to use it in OU.
Protect helps stall, while Rest is nice with the bulk and this can really piss an opponent off.
Metal burst is good on Bastiodon generally, but it does good damage when the opponent attacks and works well because Bastiodon is slow.

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Here's a good gen IV moveset for the mighty Bastiodon:

  • Toxic (standard staller move)
  • Iron Head* (my particular Basty had impish nature so his attack was vastly 'better' than his sp attack, making me prioritise physical attacks)
  • Rest (nothing's more annoying than whittling a tank down, only to see it return to full health)
  • Sleep Talk (don't want to be sitting on your thumbs letting your opponent get 2 free shots in)

*Decent alternative attacking moves are Avalanche, Flash Cannon, Metal Burst, Earthquake, Flamethrower... basically it's all down to the individual Bastiodon/team as to which move you think will complement best.

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I like this set:

Toxic-self explanatory
Metal Burst-great for shooting damage back at the opposition
Taunt-great tanking move and works great with Metal Burst
Earthquake/Stone Edge/Iron Head-just an attack when/if you need it. I prefer EQ over the STAB moves personally, because Stone Edge has low PP and unreliable accuracy and Bastiodon is meant to last a long time (just keep it away from Fighting, Ground, and Water attacks) and Iron Head doesn't have good coverage.

Support-
Stealth Rock
Toxic
Protect
Iron Head

Multi-battle partner (Gen 5)-
Wide Guard
Toxic
Protect/Taunt
Earthquake

Annoyer-I recently thought of this set and plan to try it out myself. Theoretically it could work.
Toxic
Swagger
Protect/Metal Burst/Iron Defense
Iron Head

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Gen V Set for Shieldon

Shieldon (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Sturdy

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Metal Burst
  • Toxic
  • Magnet Rise
  • Stealth Rock
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Gen V

Bastiodon (M) @ Air Balloon

Trait: Sturdy

EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Toxic
  • Stealth Rock
  • Metal Burst
  • Sandstorm
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Gen V
Bastiodon @ Chesto Berry
Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Relaxed (+Def, -Spe)
EV: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
- Metal Burst
- Rest
- Taunt
- Stealth Rock

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Bastiodon:

Item: Zoom Lens (Boosts Accuracy)
Nature: Quiet or Brave
Ability: Sturdy

Move # 1 Stone Edge (Power & STAB)
Move # 2 Iron Head (Power, STAB and flinch)
Move # 3 Blizzard (Covers Ground and may freeze)
Move # 4 Thunder (Covers Water and may paralyze)

Optional Moves:
Earthquake, Fire Blast, Stealth Rock, Curse, Metal Burst and Outrage.

HMs: Strength & Rock Smash

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Bastiodon (M) @ Quick Claw

Modest nature
Modest(+SP.Atk, -Atk)
-Stonedge
-Earthquake
-Thunderbolt
-Avalanche

Bastiodon is thought of as a wall but
when you add coverage and stab moves to
him with a quick claw he can dish out some
damage and with his insane defence stats he
tanks hits as well

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Bastiodon (M) @ Leftovers
Ability:Sturdy
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -Sp. Atk)

  • Toxic
  • Metal Burst/Iron Head
  • Rock Slide/Stone Edge
  • Rest

This is an awesome moveset for Bastiodon I think.
Toxic. It's obvious. Put your enemy on a timer.
Metal Burst is just my preference, you can use Iron head but I like that Metal Burst deals double the damage you took. Just think of it as a superior version of Bide!
Rock Slide and Stone edge are both good STAB moves, I just like Rock Slide more.
Finally, if Bastiodon is taking too much damage, just use rest.
You can also use either Sleep Talk or Protect instead of Rock Slide/Stone Edge if you want more stalling moves.

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SteelDog (Bastiodon) (Shiny) @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Calm (+Sp.Def -Atk)
Ev's: Defense, Sp.Def and Hp
Role: Staller/Counter

  1. Toxic - Badly Poison your Foes and Stall them out till the very End.
  2. Protect - To not get Attacked or Faked Out. Free Toxic Damage on your Foes and Gain some Health from Leftovers.
  3. Metal Burst - Better than Counter and Mirror Coat. Can counter Physical and Special Attacks.
  4. Stealth Rock - Do some damage to Foes that are Switching in or do alot to Charizard and Talonflame.

Note: This moveset is best used in Single Battles

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Bastiodon with leftovers

Ability is sturdy

nature is impish

Ev spread 252 hp/ 252 special def./ and 4 in defence

Moveset:
Toxic
Stealth rock/protect
Rest
and double team

If you get a good first entry opponent free double teams, if I know my opponent has a fighting or ground move I switch to my dragonite which is also tanky build and moveset they synergize effectively.

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set up Pokemon
Bastiodon @ Air Balloon/leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Iron Head

I know it's gimicky but still

defensive
Bastiodon @ Air Balloon/leftovers/rocky helmet
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD/def
Careful Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Roar
- Toxic

I know it gets stealth rock,metal burst and such but I find those sets boring

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