Basculegion

Basculegion is a Water/Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Big Fish Pokémon.

Basculegion is a new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is an evolution of Basculin.

Basculin in the Hisui region evolve into Basculegion when they are possessed by the souls of other Basculin from their school that could not withstand the harsh journey upstream. Their propulsive power is bolstered by the souls possessing them, letting them swim without tiring.

Pokédex data

National № 902
Type Water Ghost
Species Big Fish Pokémon
Height 3.0 m (9′10″)
Weight 110.0 kg (242.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Adaptability
Mold Breaker (hidden ability)
Local № 167 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 3 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 265
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 120
350 444
Attack 112
206 355
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 78
144 280
Total 530 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Basculegion.

Pokédex data

National № 902
Type Water Ghost
Species Big Fish Pokémon
Height 3.0 m (9′10″)
Weight 110.0 kg (242.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
2. Adaptability
Mold Breaker (hidden ability)
Local № 167 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 3 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 265
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 0% male, 100% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 120
350 444
Attack 92
170 311
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 100
184 328
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 78
144 280
Total 530 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Basculegion.

Evolution chart

#550
Basculin
White-Striped Form
Water
(Male, receive 294 recoil damage in battle)
#902
Basculegion
Male
Water · Ghost
(Female, receive 294 recoil damage in battle)
#902
Basculegion
Female
Water · Ghost

Pokédex entries

Legends: Arceus Clads itself in the souls of comrades that perished before fulfilling their goals of journeying upstream. No other species throughout all Hisui’s rivers is Basculegion’s equal.

Moves learned by Basculegion

Moves learnt by level up

Basculegion learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Phantom ForceGhostPhysical 90 100
1Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
4TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
8FlailNormalPhysical 100
12Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
16BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
24HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
28SoakWaterStatus 100
32CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
36Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
40UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
44Wave CrashWaterPhysical 120 100
48ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
52Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
56Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80

Egg moves

Basculegion learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Basculegion gen 9 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Last RespectsGhostPhysical 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Basculegion is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Basculegion learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
11BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
11HexGhostSpecial 65 100
18Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
25CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
25Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
34Wave CrashWaterPhysical 120 100
43Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Basculegion can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Calm MindPsychicStatus
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Basculegion sprites

Type Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Basculegion  sprite from Legends: Arceus Basculegion  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
Shiny Basculegion Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Basculegion

Sword
Shield
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game
Legends: Arceus Evolve Basculin (Red-Striped Form)/Basculin (Blue-Striped Form)/Basculin (White-Striped Form)
Scarlet
Violet
Evolve Basculin (Red-Striped Form)/Basculin (Blue-Striped Form)/Basculin (White-Striped Form)

Name origin

bass
a species of fish
masculin
tough, bold
legion
great in number; an army