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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

asked Jul 24, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
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...

9 Answers

2 votes

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

answered Jan 27, 2012 by Mewderator
Good moveset but i think you should change block and teach to bastiodon flash cannon or earthquake
and hit like a potaato
2 votes

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

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.

answered Jul 11, 2012 by Hex
2 votes

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.

answered Apr 29, 2013 by lolonoa
1 vote

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.

*Stealth Rock
*Iron Head

Multi-battle partner (Gen 5)-
*Wide Guard

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

answered Feb 24, 2011 by BanetteFan
edited Feb 27, 2011 by BanetteFan
1 vote

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
answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

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
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
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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

answered Aug 3, 2011 by Halcyonic Falcon
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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

answered Aug 13, 2013 by PikaPals
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Bastiodon (M) @ Quick Claw

Modest nature
Modest(+SP.Atk, -Atk)

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

answered Aug 28 by TRGrunt4